Sep 23, 2016

Russia whips Finland to reach World Cup semifinals

Vladimir Tarasenko and Ivan Telegin scored 1:19 apart in the second period and Russia beat Finland 3-0 on Thursday to set up a World Cup of Hockey semifinal against Canada — and knock out Team North America. Evgeni Malkin scored in the third period ...

Jones keeps Sharks alive in Game 5

Jun 10, 2016

Jones keeps Sharks alive in Game 5

There’s very little flash to Martin Jones. The San Jose Sharks goaltender speaks in a polite monotone, only too eager to deflect attention elsewhere. Call it a reflex action honed from years spent wearing a mask while intentionally standing in the way of a ...

Penguins on brink of clinching Stanley Cup title

Jun 7, 2016

Penguins on brink of clinching Stanley Cup title

The Pittsburgh Penguins were confident that three straight games without a point for Evgeni Malkin and a rare off night by Matt Murray were an aberration more than a concern. Bounce-back performances from those two key players moved the Penguins to the brink of ...

Penguins force decisive Game 7

May 25, 2016

Penguins force decisive Game 7

The Pittsburgh Penguins made good on Evgeni Malkin’s pledge to force Game 7 in the Eastern Conference finals. Sidney Crosby had a goal and an assist, and Phil Kessel, Kris Letang, Bryan Rust and Nick Bonino also scored Tuesday night in a 5-2 victory ...

Penguins beat Rangers, win series

Apr 24, 2016

Penguins beat Rangers, win series

The end of two springs’ worth of playoff angst for the Pittsburgh Penguins came suddenly, crammed into 14 minutes of pure exhilaration, one highlight-reel sequence piled atop another. And perhaps it’s fitting that Pittsburgh’s relentless five-game demolition of the New York Rangers — completed ...

Panarin stars again as Blackhawks win fifth straight game

Jan 7, 2016

Panarin stars again as Blackhawks win fifth straight game

Once Artemi Panarin stopped thinking about scoring, he started scoring again. The Russian rookie had two goals for the second straight night, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat Pittsburgh 3-1 on Wednesday for their second win against the Penguins in two days. “If (I) don’t ...

Penguins end drought in San Jose

Dec 2, 2015

Penguins end drought in San Jose

All it took for the Pittsburgh Penguins to end an 18-year drought in San Jose was a couple of fortuitous bounces. Evgeni Malkin had a goal and two assists and Phil Kessel scored twice to help the Penguins get their first win in San ...

Improving Penguins find way past Sabres

Oct 30, 2015

Improving Penguins find way past Sabres

The Pittsburgh Penguins may be starting to find their stride. Evgeni Malkin scored his fourth of the season on the power play, Jeff Zatkoff made 50 saves in his season debut and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 on Thursday night. “We ...

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 ...

Malkin, Pens clinch series

Apr 29, 2014

Malkin, Pens clinch series

Evgeni Malkin and the Pittsburgh Penguins finally flexed their offensive muscles. And they needed every bit of scoring they could muster. Malkin had a hat trick and the Penguins almost blew a four-goal lead before holding off the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 on Monday ...

Russia does just enough to win hockey opener

Feb 14, 2014

Russia does just enough to win hockey opener

Alex Ovechkin and the Russians got off to a breathtaking start against Slovenia, then relaxed. The result was a closer-than-expected win over a country playing hockey in the Olympics for the first time. The Russians’ jaw-dropping skills, though, were still enough to beat Slovenia ...