New Castle News



Ozzy Velez, center, is recovering after being hit by a truck on Nov. 25, but faces surgery later this month at Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh. He, his mother, Nataly, at left, and grandmother, Barbara Brown, are appreciative for his recovery and for the prayers, concern and gifts of the community during his recuperation. Ozzy’s 7-year-old friend, Octavius Stone, died from injuries he sustained in the same accident.

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Beginning tonight, the Pittsburgh Penguins will take on the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first round of the NHL playoffs. So, who ya got? And in how many games?

Penguins, in five games or fewer. Too much firepower for the Blue Jackets, especially if Evgeni Malkin is ready to go.
Penguins, in six or seven games. It’s a pretty even matchup on defense, but Pittsburgh will grind it out.
Blue Jackets, in five games or fewer. Sergei Bobrovsky in goal for the Blue Jackets spells trouble for the Pens.
Blue Jackets, in six or seven games. Bobrovsky gives Columbus the edge, but it won’t be easy.
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