Penguins

Penalties don’t hurt Pens

The Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. — Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin spent more time in the penalty box than usual for the Pittsburgh Penguins. They made up for it by scoring a couple of important goals. Crosby got the go-ahead goal on a deflection in the second period, Malkin added an ...

Pittsburgh runs into some red-hot Red Wings

By Dan Scifo The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Admittedly not where they want to be in the standings, the Detroit Red Wings still have plenty of fight left. That much was evident this weekend with back-to-back wins against two of the NHL’s best teams. Tomas Tatar and Thomas Vanek ...

Pens only one ahead of Columbus after OT loss

The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Pittsburgh Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets provided a sellout crowd at Nationwide Arena with a captivating look at what the first round of the playoffs might look like. The high-energy Friday night game between the Metropolitan Division rivals ...

Malkin makes it tough on visiting Canucks

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The quality Mike Sullivan appreciates the most in Evgeni Malkin is the one that separates the Pittsburgh Penguins star from just about everyone else who happens to do what Malkin does for a living. “He’s such a threat when he’s on the ice,” ...

Hornqvist, Murray lead Pens to victory

DENVER — Patric Hornqvist scored twice Thursday night while Sidney Crosby was held in check, and Matthew Murray made 27 saves as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-1. Crosby remained stuck on 998 career points. The Penguins captain needs two more to become the 86th player ...

Goalie, posts tough on Pens

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby’s pursuit for 1,000 career points hit a speed bump — not to mention a couple of posts — against Calgary’s Chad Johnson. The Pittsburgh Penguins captain picked up point No. 998 with a third-period assist, but Johnson and the Flames ...

Pens love it when Crosby scores

By David Solomon The Associated Press ST. LOUIS — Sidney Crosby had two goals and an assist, Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 22 shots and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the St. Louis Blues 4-1 Saturday night. Kris Letang and Justin Schultz also scored for the Penguins who are 20-2-2 when Crosby ...

Kessel takes the right shot in OT

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Phil Kessel wasn’t even aware he was playing in the 800th game of his career until the Pittsburgh Penguins forward glanced up at the scoreboard at some point on Friday night against Columbus. “I guess it’s a lot of games,” Kessel ...

Revamped format allows big stars to shine for fans

By Greg Beacham The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Wayne Simmonds’ first All-Star weekend after a nine-year NHL career was strange enough. Having Wayne Gretzky for a coach made it even more surreal. And after he scored the tiebreaking goal to become the All-Star Game MVP in his former ...

Injury costs Malkin All-Star trip

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin is dealing with a lower-body injury that will keep the Russian star out of Sunday’s All-Star game. Coach Mike Sullivan announced the injury on Wednesday, a day after Malkin played 18:27 in a 3-0 home loss to St. ...

Hutton adds Pens to his shutout list

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Carter Hutton stopped 34 shots for his sixth career shutout to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 3-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night. Colton Parayko, Ryan Reaves and Scottie Upshall scored to help the Blues end a three-game skid.. Hutton ...

Pens rout Bruins for 4th straight win

PITTSBURGH — Conor Sheary is in the midst of a career-best stretch — and he enjoyed another big game against his hometown team. The Pittsburgh forward scored two goals, Sidney Crosby added his league-leading 28th and the Penguins won their fourth straight game, 5-1 over the Boston Bruins ...

Murray makes Pens happy

The Associated Press MONTREAL — Matt Murray got back into form, and that’s good news for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Murray made 19 saves, and Eric Fehr and Jake Guentzel scored in the second period to lead the Penguins past the Montreal Canadiens 4-1 on Wednesday night. Defensemen Ian ...

Penguins outlast Caps

PITTSBURGH — 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 the Penguins a ...

Pens struggle for 2nd straight night

The Associated Press OTTAWA, Ontario  — Ottawa forward Mike Hoffman was asked to shut down Sidney Crosby. Outscoring Pittsburgh’s captain was a bonus. Hoffman scored the winner, and Mike Condon made 29 saves to help the Senators beat the Penguins 4-1 on Thursday night. “The whole ...

Pens watch Ovechkin make history

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Alex Ovechkin scored twice to reach and exceed the 1,000-point plateau, leading the Washington Capitals to a 5-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night. Becoming the 84th player in NHL history to hit the milestone, Ovechkin put the team ...

Plenty of rest a big deal for Penguins

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins were rested after a week off since their last game, while the Tampa Bay Lightning were playing for the third time in four days. It showed. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 28 shots in his fifth straight win, leading the Penguins to a ...

NHL enforcers have faded into memory

The Associated Press TORONTO — Tie Domi is no different than any proud hockey father when it comes to worrying about his son. Having spent 16 seasons establishing a reputation for being one of the NHL’s fiercest enforcers, Domi fully appreciates the importance of protecting a ...

1992-93 Penguins’ players voice admiration for streak

WASHINGTON — When Ulf Samuelsson watched the Columbus Blue Jackets pick up their 14th win in a row in Winnipeg last week, he could see the confidence oozing off their bench and out of their locker room. It felt familiar. “There’s certainly something that was going on in our locker ...

Penguins goalie Murray injured, out indefinitely

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray is out indefinitely with a lower-body injury. Coach Mike Sullivan said Thursday that Murray is “week to week.” Murray left Wednesday night’s comeback victory over Carolina after the second period. Marc-Andre Fleury came on in ...