Penguins

Blackhawks snap steak on Penguins

CHICAGO — Jonathan Toews had a goal and two assists, and the Chicago Blackhawks snapped an eight-game losing streak by topping the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-3 on Wednesday night. Marcus Kruger, Brent Seabrook, Andreas Martinsen, Brandon Saad each had a goal and an assist for Chicago, which ...

Backup provides relief for Pens

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Casey DeSmith is providing a lift for the Pittsburgh Penguins while Matt Murray is sidelined by a lower-body injury. DeSmith made 25 saves to lead the Penguins to a 2-1 shootout win against the New York Islanders on Monday night. “He was really good all night. He was ...

Pens lose on power play

The Associated Press OTTAWA, Ontario — Ryan Dzingel scored on a power play at 1:20 of overtime to give the Ottawa Senators a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night. The Penguins were called for too many men on the ice, setting up the winning power play. Thomas Chabot ...

Hat trick history made as Pens win

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — There isn’t a lot of finesse in Patric Hornqvist’s game. The Pittsburgh Penguins forward understands his job is to get to the places on the ice that not everyone wants to go, set up camp there and make something happen. His team in serious need of a ...

Defeat for Pens is 7th in last 10

By Dan Scifo The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Dale Weise scored in the first minute of the third period and the Philadelphia Flyers held on for a 4-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night. Claude Giroux, Travis Konecny and Jakub Voracek also scored for the Flyers, who ...

Crosby’s natural hat trick wasted

DENVER — Sidney Crosby and Nathan MacKinnon put on a show that made Cole Harbour proud, and it was MacKinnon who walked away with bragging rights for the Nova Scotia town. MacKinnon had a goal and three assists, including one on Gabe Landeskog’s tiebreaking score midway through the third ...

Two goals in third lift Pens

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Zach Aston-Reese scored the tiebreaking goal with 5:12 remaining off a perfect pass from Phil Kessel, and the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied past the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 on Tuesday night. Derek Grant’s first of the season pulled the Penguins even 5:08 into the third period. ...

Guentzel clutch for Penguins

By Dan Scifo The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh forward Jake Guentzel couldn’t find the back of the net for several games during the Penguins’ recent slump. Now that the Penguins are starting to hit stride, Guentzel is starting to fill the net. Guentzel scored his ...

Crosby makes Pens fans happy with his return

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby’s been around long enough to realize the issues currently plaguing the Pittsburgh Penguins can’t be solved in one shift, one period or even one game. That sure didn’t stop the Pittsburgh captain from trying. Crosby scored a spectacular ...

Pens trying to survive bumpy start

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Mike Sullivan’s regular film sessions with the Pittsburgh Penguins don’t lack for clues on why one of the NHL’s marquee franchises is in the midst of its bumpiest stretch in more than a decade. The defense can morph into a disjointed mess under ...

Last-place Penguins falter in overtime

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Buffalo Sabres might be for real. The Pittsburgh Penguins might be in real trouble. The proof came over the final 30 minutes of Buffalo’s rousing 5-4 overtime victory on Monday night. The Sabres reeled off the final four goals, the last on a shot ...

Penguins stuck in losing skid

OTTAWA, Ontario — Mark Stone and Matt Duchene each scored twice and the Ottawa Senators beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-4 on Saturday night. Duchene also had an assist for a three-point night, Brady Tkachuk and Cody Ceci added goals, and Craig Anderson made 31 saves. The Senators have won ...

Pens still having a Devil of a time

The Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. — Taylor Hall gave the New Jersey Devils just what they needed after a dismal seven-game trip — an MVP-type performance. Hall scored the game-winning goal on a breakaway at 8:07 of the third period added an empty-net tally to cap a four-point night and ...

Pens get much-needed win

By Dan Scifo The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby had a goal and an assist, Casey DeSmith stopped 39 shots and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Arizona Coyotes 4-0 on Saturday night to snap a five-game losing streak. The losing streak was Pittsburgh’s longest since it lost ...

Physical Penguins defeated again

By Stephen Whyno The Associated Press WASHINGTON — T.J. Oshie watched the clock in the training room hoping he’d get back on the ice. Oshie was back there for a second time Wednesday night after he took a shoulder to the head from Evgeni Malkin that made an earlier stick to the face ...

Devils dominate Penguins

PITTSBURGH — New Jersey Devils forward Brian Boyle wants to serve as a role model in the fight against cancer. He certainly was inspiring on Monday night. The cancer survivor scored three times for his first career hat trick, leading the Devils to a 5-1 victory over the slumping ...

Andersen shuts down Penguins

PITTSBURGH — Frederik Andersen made 31 saves for his first shutout of the season and 16th overall and the Toronto Maple Leafs routed the high-scoring Pittsburgh Penguins 5-0 on Saturday night. Morgan Rielly scored twice and John Tavares had a goal and an assist to help Toronto improve to ...

Pens battle back, fall in shootout

NEW YORK — After setting a career high for points last season, Josh Bailey has picked up right where he left off. Bailey scored a short-handed goal in the second period and then the only goal in a shootout to lift the New York Islanders over the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 on Thursday ...

Islanders double up Pittsburgh

By Dan Scifo The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Following an emotional pregame ceremony for their mourning city, Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins channeled their emotions into a flurry of a first period. The Islanders spoiled their efforts for an uplifting finish, though, with ...

Backup goalie gets his revenge

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Casey DeSmith wanted another crack at the Vancouver Canucks, and he didn’t waste it. The backup goalie stopped 29 shots for his second career shutout, and the Pittsburgh Penguins got two goals apiece from Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin in beating the Canucks ...