Penguins blast Hurricanes

Jan 21, 2017

Penguins blast Hurricanes

The Pittsburgh Penguins have been beatable away from home this season. Good thing for them this felt nothing like a road game. Phil Kessel had a goal and an assist during Pittsburgh’s four-goal second period, and the Penguins routed the Carolina Hurricanes 7-1 on ...

Penguins outlast Caps in high-scoring duel

Jan 17, 2017

Penguins outlast Caps in high-scoring duel

The goals kept coming. One after another. A dizzying three periods of shots followed by baffled goaltenders fishing pucks out of the net wondering how things got out of hand so quickly. When Pittsburgh’s Conor Sheary ended it 34 seconds into overtime to give ...

Dec 27, 2016

Penguins give Sullivan a three-year contract extension

Mike Sullivan’s arrival in Pittsburgh last season provided the spark that turned the Penguins’ listless season around. The franchise rewarded its fiery head coach with a three-year contract extension on Monday that will keep Sullivan with the team through 2019-20. The 48-year-old Sullivan took ...

Blue Jackets rout Pens for 11th straight win

Dec 23, 2016

Blue Jackets rout Pens for 11th straight win

Some of the high energy seemed to be sucked out of Nationwide Arena when Sidney Crosby scored for Pittsburgh less than 3 minutes into the game against Columbus. But the Penguins wouldn’t find the net again for the rest of the night as the ...

Dec 13, 2016

Penguins demolish Coyotes

Sidney Crosby left briefly after taking a stick to the face then returned and picked up his NHL-leading 21st goal as the Pittsburgh Penguins crushed the Arizona Coyotes 7-0 on Monday night. Bryan Rust, Scott Wilson, Trevor Daley, Phil Kessel, Nick Bonino and Justin ...

Capitals come out strong in rout

Nov 17, 2016

Capitals come out strong in rout

Determined to get out of their recent funk and motivated to measure up to the defending Stanley Cup champions, the Washington Capitals took out their frustrations in a 7-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night. The score was indicative of just how ...

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 ...

Donskoi goal puts Sharks back into Stanley Cup hunt

Jun 5, 2016

Donskoi goal puts Sharks back into Stanley Cup hunt

Joonas Donskoi wasn’t even born when the San Jose Sharks started in 1991 and hadn’t taken part in any of a series of playoff disappointments that haunted the franchise over the years. On a team full of big-name stars, it was a Finnish rookie ...

Penguins edge Sharks in overtime, take 2-0 series lead

Jun 2, 2016

Penguins edge Sharks in overtime, take 2-0 series lead

Sidney Crosby enters the faceoff circle with a plan every time, well aware it will almost certainly evaporate once the puck smacks the ice. That doesn’t stop the Pittsburgh superstar from doing it, because every once in a while the idea in his head ...

Maturing Crosby again living up to expectations

Jun 1, 2016

Maturing Crosby again living up to expectations

Sidney Crosby does not have an off switch. If there was one, Patric Hornqvist believes he would have found it by now. Not once over the last two years while playing alongside one of the NHL’s most popular players has Hornqvist seen an exasperated ...