Eakins done with Oilers

Dec 16, 2014

Eakins done with Oilers

Dallas Eakins was fired Monday as coach of the Edmonton Oilers, who have lost 15 of 16 games and are well on the way to missing the playoffs for the ninth consecutive season. General manager Craig MacTavish will coach the team until the job ...

Pens muscle past Devils

Dec 3, 2014

Pens muscle past Devils

Robert Bortuzzo’s main responsibility is to protect Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. The towering Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman is unapologetic in his aggressive approach, figuring if he does his job, then his team’s stars can do theirs. One board-rattling second-period collision with New Jersey’s Jaromir ...

Islanders beat rival Penguins

Nov 23, 2014

Islanders beat rival Penguins

The New York Islanders and Pittsburgh Penguins now have a rivalry as intense as many in the NHL. A pair of Islanders victories in two days only turned up the heat even more. Anders Lee scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period, ...

Rangers end Penguins' seven-game win streak

Nov 12, 2014

Rangers end Penguins' seven-game win streak

Henrik Lundqvist was still wary of the Pittsburgh Penguins even as he and the rest of the New York Rangers dismantled hockey’s hottest teams. A three-goal lead after one period was nice. A four-goal edge through two was even better. But a sure thing? ...

Crosby claims five assists as Penguins rout Sabres

Nov 9, 2014

Crosby claims five assists as Penguins rout Sabres

Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins didn’t need long to extend their mastery of the Buffalo Sabres. Crosby’s first of five assists came 1:21 into the first period, and Pittsburgh pushed its season-high winning streak to seven games with a 6-1 win over Buffalo ...

Fleury stands tall in victory

Nov 2, 2014

Fleury stands tall in victory

Marc-Andre Fleury capped a career week with another shutout for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Fleury made 18 saves for his second consecutive shutout, Chris Kunitz scored twice, and Pittsburgh earned its fourth win in a row with a 5-0 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on ...

Pens rally to crush Devils

Oct 29, 2014

Pens rally to crush Devils

A jolt from the league’s top-ranked power-play gave the Pittsburgh Penguins all they needed to overcome a slow start against the New Jersey Devils. Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby fueled a four-goal second-period outburst as the Penguins went on to score seven straight during ...

Red Wings down Pens in dramatic comeback

Oct 25, 2014

Red Wings down Pens in dramatic comeback

Facing a two-goal deficit with 2:55 remaining, the Detroit Red Wings pulled goalie Jimmy Howard for an extra skater — the last, desperate option for a team with nothing much left to lose. “We had enough time,” forward Henrik Zetterberg said. The Red Wings ...

Crosby leads Penguins past Leafs

Oct 12, 2014

Crosby leads Penguins past Leafs

Sidney Crosby and Pittsburgh Penguins made fast work of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Crosby had a goal and two assists, all on the power play, for his second straight three-point game and the Penguins beat the Maple Leafs 5-2 on Saturday night. “(We) had ...

Penguins captain Crosby named MVP

Jun 25, 2014

Penguins captain Crosby named MVP

Seven years after Sidney Crosby won his first Hart Trophy, the Pittsburgh captain has been recognized as the NHL’s best once again. Crosby won the NHL’s most valuable player award for the second time Tuesday night at the league’s postseason awards ceremony in Las ...

Jun 7, 2014

Penguins part ways with Bylsma

The Penguins fired the franchise’s all-time winningest coach on Friday while hiring Rutherford away from the Carolina Hurricanes to replace Ray Shero as general manager. Rutherford’s first decision was to end the three weeks of limbo for Dan Bylsma, whose star-laden teams had fallen ...

Rangers win tense Game 7

May 14, 2014

Rangers win tense Game 7

New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault had trouble finding the words to describe goaltender Henrik Lundqvist. “He’s OK,” Vigneault said finally with a small shake of his head. Except that is, in Game 7s. In Game 7s, Lundqvist is unbeatable. And so are the ...