Penguins put away Lightning to reach Stanley Cup Final

May 27, 2016

Penguins put away Lightning to reach Stanley Cup Final

The hours before the biggest game of Bryan Rust’s life were restless. The nap he tried to sneak in never materialized. The Pittsburgh Penguins forward’s mind was simply too busy. “I was just sitting up there looking at the ceiling,” Rust said. Yet even ...

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 sink Lightning in Game 3

May 19, 2016

Penguins sink Lightning in Game 3

Sidney Crosby and Co. kept pressing and shooting until the Pittsburgh Penguins finally imposed their will. Crosby, Phil Kessel and Chris Kunitz scored third-period goals to help the Penguins beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday ...

Penguins rebound with overtime victory over Lightning

May 17, 2016

Penguins rebound with overtime victory over Lightning

Sidney Crosby wasn’t sure Bryan Rust saw him, so the Pittsburgh Penguins captain gave his impromptu linemate a quick yell just to make sure. “I tried to let him know I was there,” Crosby said. A deft drop pass from Rust and a flick ...

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 ...

Surging Penguins ready for playoffs

Apr 12, 2016

Surging Penguins ready for playoffs

Matt Cullen can’t quite find the right words to describe it. Maybe because the seemingly ageless Pittsburgh Penguins center has never experienced a season quite like this in a career that spans eight cities and nearly two decades. Lifeless and listless in December, the ...

Penguins edge Capitals

Apr 8, 2016

Penguins edge Capitals

After the Penguins blew a three-goal lead, Sidney Crosby scored to lift Pittsburgh to a 4-3 overtime victory over the Washington Capitals Thursday night that clinched home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs. The Penguins are 33-15-5 since Mike Sullivan replaced Mike ...

Crosby stars as Penguins rally past 'Canes

Mar 18, 2016

Crosby stars as Penguins rally past 'Canes

Matt Murray’s steadiness in the face of adversity is one of the reasons the Pittsburgh Penguins made the precocious 21-year-old the primary backup goaltender behind Marc-Andre Fleury. Surrendering two goals to Carolina in the opening five minutes Thursday night, Murray could have panicked. He ...

Crosby scores in seventh straight as Penguins rout Ducks

Feb 9, 2016

Crosby scores in seventh straight as Penguins rout Ducks

Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby felt Cam Fowler’s stick desperately tugging at his jersey and kept right on skating. Breaking in all alone against Anaheim goaltender John Gibson, Crosby kept Fowler at bay long enough to rip a wrist shot over Gibson’s glove and ...

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 ...

Crosby, Fleury shine for Penguins

| Jan 3, 2016

Crosby, Fleury shine for Penguins

Sidney Crosby is looking like himself again, Marc-Andre Fleury is back from injury and the Pittsburgh Penguins are gaining momentum after a lackluster start. The resurgent Crosby scored two power-play goals, Fleury returned from a concussion and made 38 saves and the Penguins beat ...