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 ...

Okposo scores four goals to lead Isles past Penguins

Jan 17, 2015

Okposo scores four goals to lead Isles past Penguins

Kyle Okposo called former Islanders star Bryan Trottier a mentor. He made his teacher proud on a night New York’s career-leading scorer was honored on Long Island. Okposo scored three of his career-high four goals in a wild third period, and the Islanders rallied ...

Crosby one-timer sinks Habs in OT

Jan 11, 2015

Crosby one-timer sinks Habs in OT

Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins needed just one mistake by the Montreal Canadiens to come away with a victory. Crosby scored a power-play goal 3:41 into overtime, lifting the Penguins over the Canadiens 2-1 on Saturday night. Evgeni Malkin also scored for the ...

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 ...