Carolina VS. Pittsburgh 1-4-18

It was a freezing night in Pittsburgh and the Penguins started sluggish and finished frozen. The Penguins never pushed the tempo of play, although they did have chances to score, it never happened. Carolina outscored Pittsburgh 4-0, and all goals scored were during five-on-five play. The Penguins had only 21 shots tonight, the fewest throughout the season. The Pens travel to Brooklyn, New York tomorrow to take on the Islanders for a 7:00 p.m. start.

Pens 5-1 over Flyers!!! Could be a costly win

Tuesday could have been a rough game for  the Pittsburgh Penguins. The game itself went the Penguins’ way, in a big way. Riding a frenetic second period, the Penguins pummeled their cross-state rivals, beating the Flyers 5-1.

Neither of tonight’s starting goalies made it through all of the game. Brian Elliott made way for Michal Neuvirth due to poor play, while Tristan Jarry  was injured during a scramble around the net and Matt Murray didn’t allow a goal in relief of Jarry.

Ryan Reaves scored a nice goal to make it 2-1, while assisting on a Tom Kuhnhackl goal as well. Jamie Oleksiak was a looming presence in more ways than one, handling Brandon Manning in a fight and scoring a power-play goal. The game really spiraled out of control for the Flyers when Reaves and Conor Sheary scored goals just 40 seconds apart.

here’s who got hurt:

• Carter Rowney never came out to start the second period, reason unknown.

• Brian Dumoulin took a shot to the head in the middle period. He returned to the dressing room, presumably to pass concussion protocol, only to return and leave again.

• Tristan Jarry left following a net-front scramble, also in the second period. It’s believed to have involved his right wrist.

• Jamie Oleksiak left with an undisclosed injury, in the second period, although he returned for the third and fought Brandon Manning early on.

The Pens are next in action Thursday night as they host the Carolina Hurricanes. Tune into AM Beaver County with Matt Drzik tomorrow morning from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. for more on tonight’s game.


Pittsburgh Steelers Opponents for the 2018 season released Monday !!!

The Pittsburgh Steelers schedule for the 2018 season was released by the NFL Monday January 1, 2018. The Steelers opponents and home and away games were released. The only thing still to do is put times and dates to the games.   Below is the list:

Home: Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, New England Patriots
Away: Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, Jacksonville Jaguars, New Orleans Saints, Oakland Raiders, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Arizona Cardinals Head Coach Bruce Arians Retires!!!!

The Arizona Cardinals  head coach Bruce Arians  announced his retirement from coaching during a tearful, emotional news conference Monday. “The tears you see are really tears of joy, peace,” Arians said. “I’ll miss the players. I’ll miss coming out of the locker room, hearing the national anthem because it still gets me …

Arians said that he truly didn’t know that he was going to retire until the outcome of Sundays game.   Arians leaves the team with a 49-30-1 mark after a five-year run that included a pair of playoff appearances. Beginning his coaching career as a graduate assistant with Virginia Tech in 1975, the 65-year-old Arians steadily evolved into one of pro football’s finest play-callers during coordinator stints with the Browns (2001-2003), Steelers (2004-2011) and Colts(2012). Arians is credited with molding Pittsburgh Steelers  quaterback Ben Roethlisberger into a future hall of famer.   Arians battled health issues over the past two seasons, a factor that clearly played into his decision to walk away.

NFL Playoff’s Schedule thru Conference Championships released by the NFL!!!

The NFL has released the 2018 NFL Playoff schedule below :

Wild Card Weekend is set … and it will feature a marquee match-up in Los Angeles in prime time Saturday night. The NFC West champion Los Angeles Rams will host the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday at 8:15 p.m. ET on NBC, the league announced Sunday night.

Here is the complete playoff schedule along with which network will broadcast the games. All of the Pittsburgh Steelers Playoff action can be heard on Beaver County Radio 1230 WBVP and 1460 WMBA:

Wild Card Weekend

Saturday, Jan. 6

No. 5 Tennessee Titans at No. 4 Kansas City Chiefs, 4:35 p.m. ET (ESPN/ABC)

No. 6 Atlanta Falcons at No. 3 Los Angeles Rams, 8:15 p.m. ET (NBC)

Sunday, Jan. 7

No. 6 Buffalo Bills at No. 3 Jacksonville Jaguars, 1:05 p.m. ET (CBS)

No. 5 Carolina Panthers at No. 4 New Orleans Saints, 4:40 p.m. ET (FOX)

Divisional Round

Saturday, Jan. 13

New Orleans/Carolina/Atlanta at Philadelphia Eagles, 4:35 p.m. ET (NBC)

Kansas City/Tennessee/Buffalo at New England, 8:15 p.m. (CBS)

Sunday, Jan. 14

Jacksonville/Kansas City/Tennessee at Pittsburgh Steelers, 1:05 p.m. ET (CBS)

Los Angeles Rams/New Orleans/Carolina at Minnesota Vikings, 4:40 p.m. ET (FOX)

Championship Sunday

Sunday, Jan. 21

AFC Championship Game, 3 p.m. ET (CBS)

NFC Championship Game, 6:30 p.m. ET (FOX)

Winds of Change in the NFL!!!! The hammer has fallen on big name coaches

The NFL will have a plentiful amount of new head coaches next season as the hammer has dropped and a handful of coaches have already been handed their walking papers. Mostly recently John Fox of the  Chicago Bears being given a New Years day present of a pink slip. The regular season ended yesterday and so did the tenure of coaches such a Jack Del Rio from the Oakland Raiders,  Jim Caldwell from the Detroit Lions,  and what has to be one of the biggest surprises the Indianapolis Colts firing of Chuck Pagano.  Who will be the next to be handed walking papers in the coming days?

Stay tuned to Beaver County radio for more and tune into the sports report every morning during  A.M. Beaver County with Matt Drzik from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. . You can also hear Matt’s daily sports report on the noon day report with Pat Septak.