Penguins

Penguins’ offense revs up late

The Associated Press OTTAWA, Ontario — Patric Hornqvist and Jake Guentzel each scored in the second period and the Pittsburgh Penguins held on for a 3-1 win over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night. Riley Sheahan scored into an empty net at 19:29 of the third for the Penguins. Matt ...

Preds edge Penguins in shootout

On the ice Tonight: Idle Next up: Buffalo Sabres at Pittsburgh Penguins, Tuesday, 7 p.m. TV: AT&T Sportsnet The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Filip Forsberg scored the shootout winner to give the Nashville Predators a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on ...

Defenders in new territory at faceoff

On the ice Tonight: Pittsburgh Penguins at Washington Capitals, 7 p.m. TV: AT&T SportsNet The Associated Press Jake Gardiner and the other Toronto Maple Leafs defensemen like to think they can hold their own in the faceoff circle. “Sometimes in practice we’ll just joke around ...

Malkin, Kessel pay big dividends for Penguins

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan understands the risk/reward when he pairs Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel. When fully engaged and focused on the finer points of the game, they are as dynamic as any second-line duo in the NHL. When they’re not, ...

Tocchet returns to the ’Burg

By Stephen Whyno The Associated Press When Rick Tocchet returns to Pittsburgh, he will see another Stanley Cup banner in the rafters and be celebrated for his part in earning it. Tocchet doesn’t plan on reminiscing too much about the Penguins’ back-to-back titles, except perhaps for ...

Pens feeling ‘snake-bitten’ during trip

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Brock Boeser made all the right plays for Jacob Markstrom and the Vancouver Canucks, except for one. Boeser had three goals and an assist, leading the Canucks to a 4-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins late Saturday night. It was Boeser’s first career ...

Sports at a glance

Penguins fall at Calgary in OT CALGARY, Alberta — Mark Giordano scored 2:19 into overtime, Mike Smith made 43 saves and the Calgary Flames beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 on Thursday night. Giordano fired a perfect shot over Tristan Jarry’s glove off a pass by Matthew Tkachuk. Sean ...

Power play wins it for Pittsburgh

The Associated Press EDMONTON, Alberta — Evgeni Malkin’s tiebreaking power-play goal in the third period lifted the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night. Patric Hornqvist and Conor Sheary also scored for the defending Stanley Cup champion ...

Jets hammer Penguins, 7-1

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Blake Wheeler scored three of Winnipeg’s five goals in the first period and the Jets routed the Pittsburgh Penguins 7-1 on Sunday night. Brendan Lemieux scored his first career goal for Winnipeg on a slap shot from the point at 12:20 of the third. The son of Claude ...

Penguins begin five-game road trip with tough setback

On the ice Tonight: Pittsburgh Penguins at Winnipeg Jets, 7 p.m. TV: AT&T SportsNet The Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. — Mikko Koivu scored midway through the third period to lift the Minnesota Wild over the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 on Saturday night. Daniel Winnik also scored ...

Kessel’s OT goal lifts Pens to win

PITTSBURGH — Phil Kessel had just one thought on his mind as he raced in on an overtime breakaway against Winnipeg goalie Connor Hellebuyck. “Hopefully, I score,” the Pittsburgh star said with a laugh after scoring his 300th career goal at 1:07 of overtime to lift the Pittsburgh ...

Veteran shines for Pens on youthful night

On the ice Tonight: Idle Next up: Winnipeg Jets at Pittsburgh Penguins, Thursday, 7 p.m. TV: A&T SportsNet The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Connor McDavid keeps getting the better of Sidney Crosby. Statistically, anyway. Considering the end result, it’s a trade-off Crosby ...

Tampa duo dominate Pens

By Mark Didtler The Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. — Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov are making it look easy and the Tampa Bay Lightning are reaping the benefits. The Tampa Bay stars both extended their season-opening points streaks to nine games and the Lightning routed the two-time ...

Crosby, Malkin do their job

The Associated Press NEW YORK — Sidney Crosby scored the tying goal with less than a minute remaining in regulation, Evgeni Malkin put in the winner 58 seconds into overtime and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the struggling New York Rangers 5-4 on Tuesday night. Patric Hornqvist, Phil ...

Crosby’s two sparks Pens wins

On the ice Tonight: Idle Next up: Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Rangers, Tuesday, 7 p.m. TV: AT&T SportsNet The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby scored two goals, including a bad-angle deflection in the third period to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins past the Florida ...

Stamkos leads Lightning past Penguins

The Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. — Steven Stamkos’ 11-month wait for a goal is over. Stamkos scored his first goal since having right knee surgery last November and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-4 on Thursday night. “I knew it was a matter of time, so I ...

Penguins edge Caps

WASHINGTON — Patric Hornqvist went right back to the net where he feels most comfortable and was in his element once again. Hornqvist scored a power-play goal and assisted on another in his season debut to help the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Washington Capitals 3-2 on Wednesday night in ...

Pens: Trip to White House not political

On the ice Tonight: Idle Next up: Pittsburgh Penguins at Washington Capitals, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. TV: NBC Sports Network The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby and the rest of the Pittsburgh Penguins view their trip to the White House today as the final moment of ...

Penguins win Stanley Cup rematch

PITTSBURGH — After a rocky start to their Stanley Cup title defense, the Pittsburgh Penguins are just happy to be back on track. They rebounded against the team they beat for the championship in June as Evgeni Malkin scored, Matt Murray stopped 26 shots and the Penguins beat the Nashville ...

Opening night Blues

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins insist they’re well aware of the bumpy road ahead as the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions chase history. Just in case, they needed a reminder, Alex Pietrangelo and the St. Louis Blues provided one. Pietrangelo’s wrist shot from just inside ...