Penguins

Penguins outscore Rangers

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins survived a four-minute penalty kill and went on the hunt against the New York Rangers. Kris Letang scored his second of the game and Evgeni Malkin scored twice in a span of six minutes, helping the Penguins beat the Rangers 6-5 on Sunday. Defensemen ...

Pens collapse in 2nd period

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — A big second period ended up being just enough for the Calgary Flames. Michael Frolik had the first of four second-period goals for Calgary, and the Flames held on to snap a season-long four-game skid with a 5-4 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on ...

Murray clutch in goal for Penguins

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The NHL’s most electric playmaker swooping in on him and his team’s one-goal lead very much in doubt, Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray did something that’s kind of tough when Edmonton’s Connor McDavid has the puck dangling ...

Malkin suspended; Maatta to miss time

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin has been suspended one game for high-sticking Philadelphia’s Michael Raffl late in Pittsburgh’s 4-1 win over the Flyers on Monday night. The league announced the suspension on Tuesday following a hearing ...

Murray has busy night in Pens’ victory

By Aaron Bracy The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Matt Murray guzzled a sports drink through part of his postgame interview. It’s not surprising the Pittsburgh Penguins goalie needed to rehydrate after such an intense outing. Murray made a career-high 50 saves and Sidney Crosby had a ...

Lightning fight their way to win

TAMPA, Fla. — Tyler Johnson had a key goal and a tussle with Sidney Crosby, too. Johnson and J.T. Miller scored third-period goals as the Tampa Bay Lightning stopped a rare two-game skid with a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night. After Johnson got his first goal in ...

Penguins’ struggles continue in Florida

The Associated Press SUNRISE, Fla. — The Florida Panthers didn’t lose their composure after giving up the lead late in the game. Mike Matheson scored 4:14 into overtime to lift the Panthers over the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 on Thursday night. Matheson tipped in a pass from Jonathan ...

Leafs edge out Penguins

TORONTO — Zach Hyman snapped a tie late in the second period, Garret Sparks made 28 saves and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 on Saturday night. Auston Matthews also scored for Toronto, and Travis Dermott had a goal and an assist. Jake Gardiner added two ...

Pens hold on in third

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Kris Letang tied Hall of Famer Paul Coffey’s franchise record for career goals by a defenseman, Matt Murray stopped 33 shots and the Pittsburgh Penguins held off the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2 on Wednesday night. Letang’s shot from the right circle in ...

Crosby nets MVP honors

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Sidney Crosby had two goals and three assists, and Henriq Lundqvist pitched a first-half shutout to lead the Metropolitan Division to a 10-5 victory over the Central Division in the championship round of the NHL All-Star game Saturday night. Selected the MVP, Crosby ...

Pens’ trip ends unsuccessfully

LAS VEGAS — Jonathan Marchessault and William Karlsson have struggled to find the back of the net since Dec. 22, scoring a combined three goals over 12 games. Vegas’ dynamic top-line forwards topped that Saturday night. Marchessault scored three goals for his second career hat trick and ...

Sullivan less than thrilled with Pens’ effort

The Associated Press SAN JOSE, Calif. — Tomas Hertl needed just three games to get his first NHL hat trick. It was more than a five-year wait for the second one, which came while he’s playing perhaps the best hockey of his career. Hertl knocked down Evgeni Malkin with his backside to ...

Penguins are hoping to start new win streak

By Dan Greenspan The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Jonathan Quick got another memento to add to the plastic tub in his attic filled with pucks commemorating important achievements. Quick stopped 38 shots to get his 301st win, leading the Kings to a 5-2 win over Pittsburgh on Saturday ...

Guentzel starts trip right way

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Ever since the Ducks won 4-2 in Pittsburgh on Dec. 17, the Penguins have been almost unbeatable and Anaheim hasn’t been able to win again anywhere. When the Penguins got a rematch in Orange County on Friday night, Jake Guentzel and Phil Kessel made sure both teams ...

Penguins’ win streak snapped

PITTSBURGH — Dylan Strome broke a tie 1:48 into the third period and the Chicago Blackhawks beat Pittsburgh 5-3 on Sunday night to end the Penguins’ winning streak at eight games. Strome scored seconds after a power-play expired, beating fallen goalie Casey DeSmith off a pass from Patrick ...

Pens’ win streak up to eight

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The puck fluttered into the air and Matt Cullen turned away so he wouldn’t get smacked in the face. Too bad. The Pittsburgh Penguins forward missed his fourth — and unlikeliest — goal of the season, one that helped propel Cullen’s ...

Penguins staying on a roll

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Sidney Crosby and Phil Kessel are doing their part, continuing to pile up points for the Pittsburgh Penguins, but the team’s goaltenders might have been the headlining act in a big December. Phil Kessel had a goal and two assists, and Sidney Crosby added a goal and ...

Kessel’s 2 power-play goals propel Penguins

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins weren’t happy with their lackluster play in the first period after a three-day holiday break. Then, Phil Kessel and the power play changed everything. Kessel scored two power-play goals, Derick Brassard added two goals and the Penguins defeated the ...

Crosby, Murray spark Pens

The Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. — The Pittsburgh Penguins are going one way in the Eastern Conference and the Carolina Hurricanes are going the other. Sidney Crosby set up three goals and Matt Murray made 38 saves as the Penguins defeated the Hurricanes 3-0 Saturday night. Jake ...

Pens end Caps’ streak at five wins

WASHINGTON — The calendar said December. The intensity felt like late spring. The third meeting this season between longtime rivals Pittsburgh and Washington featured tight checking, strong goaltending and more than a few punches. The Penguins won 2-1 on Wednesday night, yet the Capitals ...