May 5, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) makes a save against New York Rangers right wing Mats Zuccarello (36) during the third period of game three of the second round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. The Penguins defeated the Rangers 2-0 and now lead the series 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Burgh Brew Podcast: Pittsburgh Penguins Take Series Lead, Pirates Blow Another One

City of Champions Radio host Matt Gajtka returns for another episode of Burgh Brew, a highly-caffeinated dose of Pittsburgh sports news and views.

The Penguins have rebounded to stymie the Rangers in back-to-back games, taking a 2-1 series lead in their second-round matchup. What have the Pens done right to take control? What do they need to do in Game 4 to keep it rolling?

Also, the Pirates’ bullpen squanders another lead, leading to perhaps the team’s worst loss of a disappointing season to date. Are there any answers to the Bucs’ issues?

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  • JBubs

    Go Penguins!
    As for the Pirates, it is gut-wrenching to see a pretty good baseball team continually find ways to beat itself. If this team simply reduced its tendency to take 3rd strikes, to kick the ball around in the infield, to make routine throws an adventure, to pitch up and in the middle of the plate when missing spots, and to walk and/or hit batters late in the game, this team would be well into the winning column. The Pirates need only to take care if these little things, these mental errors, and big things will soon follow.

    • Matt Gajtka

      Thanks for listening! It feels like the Pirates are close to breaking out, but as you say, they haven’t put it all together yet. Some basic plays being botched can undo a lot of good.