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 ...

Rask's fine play helps Bruins past Penguins

Dec 17, 2015

Rask's fine play helps Bruins past Penguins

New coach or old, it didn’t matter for Pittsburgh Penguins the way Boston goaltender Tuukka Rask is playing. Rask stopped 34 shots for his fourth shutout, Jimmy Hayes ended a 15-game goal-scoring drought and the Bruins beat Pittsburgh 3-0 Wednesday night, keeping new Penguins ...

Penguins rally to force OT, beat Canadiens in shootout

Nov 12, 2015

Penguins rally to force OT, beat Canadiens in shootout

The star-laden Pittsburgh Penguins realize they haven’t played their best hockey through the first 15 games of the season. They hope a rare comeback against the NHL’s top team will get their offense going. Sidney Crosby and David Perron scored in the shootout to ...

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 ...

Aug 26, 2015

Penguins to start camp with Kessel next to Crosby

The Pittsburgh Penguins aren’t wasting any time with Phil Kessel. General manager Jim Rutherford said Tuesday the team plans to place the high-powered forward alongside star center Sidney Crosby when the Penguins open training camp next month. The Penguins acquired the three-time All-Star from ...