Amber Oliver

I am a middle school teacher and hockey lover, born in Pittsburgh, PA and living in Denver, CO. I love all Pittsburgh and Denver sports, but especially admire hockey players for 'leaving it all out on the ice.'

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Ovechkin Tallies as Capitals blank the Penguins

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NHL Spotlight:  Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Washington Capitals Washington, D.C.:  It was a hockey night in the nation’s capital,  which marked the return of Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby from a lower body injury, the same injury that  kept him out of the line-up from the recent NHL All-Star Game in Columbus. The Wednesday Night Rivalry at Verizon center pitted captain versus captain, Alex Ovechkin and Crosby, for the 38th time in NHL history, a decade of rivalry. This Metropolitan Division game …

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NHL Spotlight: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Rangers

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New York, New York:  It was a hockey night honoring all Armed Services Veterans at Madison Square Garden as The Navy Band played the National Anthem.  This Metropolitan Division game paired the New York Rangers (7-6-2) versus the Pittsburgh Penguins (10-3-1), without Ryan McDonaugh, Rangers’ newly named Captain (separated shoulder). This was the first regular season, divisional matchup between the two teams since the Stanley Cup Playoffs last season where the Rangers routed the Penguins in an electrifying seven game …

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New Era for New Jersey, minus Brodeur as Penguins Thread Devils’ Defense

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Pittsburgh, PA:  It was a hockey night in Pittsburgh with a Metropolitan Division game pitting the New Jersey Devils (4-3-2) versus the Pittsburgh Penguins (5-2-1). This was the first regular season, divisional matchup between the two teams since the exit of longtime Devils’ netminder, Martin Brodeur. Brodeur had a storied career with New Jersey from 1990-2014, and is now a free agent, after decades with the Devils organization. Nine seconds from the start, the first goal of the game was notched …

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