Red Wings clear air, rout Penguins

Mar 16, 2015

Red Wings clear air, rout Penguins

A mid-March malaise threatening to become something far more ominous, the Detroit Red Wings figured it was time to clear the air before facing Pittsburgh on Sunday. The Red Wings wouldn’t call the players-only meeting a big deal, just a necessary one. “We just ...

Bruins blank Crosby-less Penguins

Mar 15, 2015

Bruins blank Crosby-less Penguins

Being oblivious probably wasn’t the worst thing for Tuukka Rask. It took the Boston goalie a while to notice that the opposing Pittsburgh Penguins were playing without Sidney Crosby. “I didn’t know Crosby wasn’t playing until 5 minutes left in the first,” Rask said ...

Pens' Hornqvist strikes twice in second period

Mar 7, 2015

Pens' Hornqvist strikes twice in second period

Ben Lovejoy’s emotion-filled week ended with a satisfying victory by his new team against the club that traded him back to his old stomping grounds four days earlier. Patric Hornqvist scored twice in the second period, and the Pittsburgh Penguins also got goals from ...

Crosby, Malkin steer Pens past Caps

Feb 26, 2015

Crosby, Malkin steer Pens past Caps

After losing their first three matchups with the Washington Capitals this season, the Pittsburgh Penguins regained some balance against their division rival. Sidney Crosby scored his 20th goal of the season, Evgeni Malkin added three assists, and the Penguins held on to beat the ...

Capitals put hurt on Pens

Feb 18, 2015

Capitals put hurt on Pens

Alexander Ovechkin insists he saw the puck, put his hands together and tried to give it a whack, only to see Kris Letang’s right foot get in the way at the last second. The fallout may have reignited the once-heated rivalry between the Pittsburgh ...

Blackhawks take down Penguins in shootout

Feb 16, 2015

Blackhawks take down Penguins in shootout

Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane kicked it off for Chicago, and Patrick Sharp finished the job. The star-studded shootout turned into quite a show for the Blackhawks. Sharp scored the decisive goal in the tiebreaker, lifting the Blackhawks to a 2-1 victory over Sidney ...

Fleury stymies Oilers in shutout

Feb 5, 2015

Fleury stymies Oilers in shutout

Though he wasn’t sorely tested for most of the game, Marc-Andre Fleury stepped up when the Pittsburgh Penguins needed him most. Fleury made 22 saves to get his seventh shutout of the season as Pittsburgh opened a three-game trip to western Canada with a ...

Penguins defeat Devils in overtime

Jan 31, 2015

Penguins defeat Devils in overtime

The struggling Pittsburgh Penguins could have given up against the New Jersey Devils. They trailed by a goal in the third period, and goalie Cory Schneider was stopping everything and getting bailed out by some pings off the posts. But the Penguins hung in ...

Jan 29, 2015

Ovechkin strikes twice as Capitals blank Pens

Alex Ovechkin scored goals. Sidney Crosby lost faceoffs. Lots and lots of faceoffs. The latest Ovi-Sid showdown was a no-contest. Ovechkin netted twice to take the NHL lead in goals, and Crosby struggled mightily in his return from his latest injury as the Washington ...

Toews, Kane lift Blackhawks to win

Jan 22, 2015

Toews, Kane lift Blackhawks to win

With a couple of flicks of the wrist, the Chicago Blackhawks headed into the NHL All-Star break with momentum. Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane beat Marc-Andre Fleury in a shootout to propel the Blackhawks to a 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday ...

Flyers win feisty game against Pens

Jan 21, 2015

Flyers win feisty game against Pens

Heated rivals for years, the Flyers and Penguins scrapped through the kind of game that should have been settled on pay-per-view. Claude Giroux delivered the biggest blow of all, scoring 3:57 into overtime to lift Philadelphia over Pittsburgh 3-2 in a fight-filled game Tuesday ...

Nash carries Rangers by Penguins

Jan 19, 2015

Nash carries Rangers by Penguins

A pair of shutout losses last week briefly cooled off the streaking New York Rangers. A productive 48-hour span buoyed by the return of Rick Nash’s shooting touch made sure the dip didn’t turn into a slump. Nash scored 26 seconds into the game ...