Pirates resign Sean Rodriguez

The Pittsburgh Pirates have resigned utility player Sean Rodriguez. It was first reported by Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.

 

Beau Bennett out 4-6 weeks

Penguins winger Beau Bennett will be sidelined for at least a month with a right shoulder injury.

Penguins coach Mike Sullivan announced a 4-6 week timetable today after practice.

 

Penguins lose in Sullivan’s debut

Capitals 4 – Penguins 1

T.J. Oshie scored two goals and Braden Holtby made 44 saves for his 19th win of the season, leading the Washington Capitals to a 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday night. The Capitals spoiled Mike Sullivan’s debut, jumping out to a 2-0 lead in the first period.

Evgeni Malkin scored his 14th goal of the season at 13:59 of the first period, the Penguins lone goal of the night. Pittsburgh outshot Washington 45-34 in the loss.

 

Patrick Kane extends points streak to 26 games

Patrick Kane extended his point streak to 26 games tonight with an assist on Duncan Keith’s power-play goal at 11:51 of the first period against the Vancouver Canucks.

Kane surpasses Sidney Crosby’s 25 game points streak from the 2010-2011 season and Kane’s current streak is the longest in the NHL since Mats Sundin had a 30 game points streak in 1992-93.

Kane leads the NHL with 46 points (19 goals – 27 Assists).

 

Steelers go to 8-5 with 33-20 win over Bengals

Steelers 33 – Bengals 20

Andy Dalton injured his thumb on a first quarter interception in the redzone and it was all Steelers in a 33-20 win over the Dalton-Less Bengals on Sunday afternoon.

Bengals backup QB A.J. McCarron threw two interceptions in relief of Dalton and was picked off for a score by William Gay in the third quarter that put the Steelers up 23-7.

Ben Roethlisberger was 30/39 for 282 yards with no touchdowns and 1 interception in the win. Pittsburgh’s offense left some plays on the field but moved the ball at will throughout.

The Steelers scored 30 points for the fifth straight game.

Pittsburgh improving to 8-5, remain the No. 7 seed in the AFC as the Chiefs (8-5) and Jets (8-5) each won on Sunday. The Steelers trail the 10-3 Bengals by two games in the AFC North. Almost all tiebreakers favor the Bengals if the two teams both finish 11-5.