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Mike Sielski: Sidney Crosby: An appreciation

The Flyers' long and thus-far-futile chase after Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins dates to a stunning and sobering afternoon in Pittsburgh nine years ago, to the sight of a team president bitter over the past and a general manager pondering the future. The Penguins had just embarrassed the Flyers, 6-0, in Game 5 of the 2008 Eastern Conference Finals, finishing them off to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals, and in the bowels of the building then called Mellon Arena, Peter Luukko and Paul Holmgren were coming to terms with what the Flyers had to do to catch up to Crosby & Co., and how difficult that pursuit would be.

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Where's the Penguin's Stanley Cup been? Obama reveals some details

2016 Stanley Cup champions The Pittsburgh Penguins were honored at the White House. While honored the NHL team, President Obama revealed how team members have shared the trophy, including how it ended up as part of a family meal.
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Where's the Penguin's Stanley Cup been? Obama reveals some details 7:29

Where's the Penguin's Stanley Cup been? Obama reveals some details

Students make paintings for Haven of Hope project 0:43

Students make paintings for Haven of Hope project

State police block off road into Wallaceton 0:29

State police block off road into Wallaceton

How one family in rural Pa. is fighting Sunoco pipeline construction 3:21

How one family in rural Pa. is fighting Sunoco pipeline construction