With the Steelers forgetting to finish business with the Jacksonville Jaguars, losing badly 45 42 to abruptly end their season, let s look to what s ahead on the Pittsburgh sports landscape the Penguins are fighting for a playoffs spot, the Pirates are trying to piece together something resembling a major league team, and the Winter Olympics are happening soon.
MARC ANDRE FLEURY S RETURN TO PITTSBURGH
In one of the biggest return of Pittsburgh sports hero, fan favorite and three time Stanley Cup champion goalie Marc Andre Fleury comes back to Pittsburgh on Feb. 6 to face his old team.
He ll lead the Las Vegas Golden Knights into town in a rematch of a December game in Vegas that sent the Pens packing with a 2 1 loss , where Fleury made 24 saves. The Golden Knights are leading the Pacific Division in the West and are eyeing the playoffs in their first season.
STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS
Speaking of the playoffs Brian Dumoulin Jersey, the chase for Lord Stanley s Cup starts on April 12.
The Penguins are on a four game winning streak , which is helping right the team which has had a roller coaster season. Sitting in the middle of the Metro Division, the Pens are on the bubble for the playoffs. But a few more wins and they could punch their way into the post season where they get a clean slate to make a run at a three peat.
NHL ALL STAR GAME
But before the playoffs start https://www.penguinspitfans.com/conor-sheary-jersey-c-12.html, the NHL All Star Game is happening on Jan. 28 at at Amalie Arena in Tampa.
Next month the Winter Olympics will take place in Pyeongchang https://www.penguinspitfans.com/scott-wilson-jersey-c-11.html, South Korea, from Feb. 9 thru 25. NHL players will not be taking part, but the men s and women s hockey tournaments should be good viewing as both have medal aspirations. NBC is broadcasting the games live and on tape delay across their network of channels.
PIRATES SPRING TRAINING
The Buccos sent Gerrit Cole to the Houston Astros in exchange for four players https://www.penguinspitfans.com/tom-sestito-jersey-c-13.html, so spring training should be filled with questions about the starting rotation and what type of year it will be for the team. The Pirates finished fourth in the NL Central last year in another lackluster season.
Pitchers and catchers report to Pirate City in Bradenton, Florida, on Feb. 12, while the rest of the team reports on Feb. 18, with their first game later that week. The Pirates open the regular season campaign in Detroit against the Tigers on Thursday, March 29. The home opener is Monday, April 2 against the Minnesota Twins.
This warm weather the last few days has us thinking about spring. ☀️ ⚾️Spring Training tickets go on sale next week! See you in Florida.
And if you still need a football fix the Super Bowl — if you are going to watch — is Feb. 4, while the Pro Bowl is a week earlier on Jan. 28 in Orlando. The NFL Scouting Combine starts on Feb. 27 in Indianapolis at Lucas Oil Stadium.
The NFL Draft begins on April 26 — the Steelers have the 28th pick in the first round.
And the Steelers OTA s organized team activity and minicamp will likely happen in May and June with training camp opening in late July.