Penguins

Pens fall 4-3 in overtime

From Mirror, wire reports UNIVERSITY PARK — The Pittsburgh Penguins opened up the 2017-2018 preseason Tuesday night with a 4-3 overtime loss to the Buffalo Sabres Tuesday night at Penn State’s Pegula Ice Arena. Jack Eichel scored the winner for the Sabres at the :25 mark of overtime. ...

Doctors: Letang healthy enough to get back at it

Did you know? The Penguins open up camp this Friday. The regular season starts on Oct. 4 against the St. Louis Blues. The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang has been cleared for contact before training camp opens Friday. Letang, who underwent ...

Pens ink Dumoulin for six years

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brian Dumoulin has turned his steady play for the Stanley Cup champions into a new contract. Dumoulin and the team agreed to a six-year deal on Monday that will run through the 2022-23 season and will pay him an average of $4.1 million per ...

Pens ink Dumoulin for six years

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brian Dumoulin has turned his steady play for the Stanley Cup champions into a new contract. Dumoulin and the team agreed to a six-year deal on Monday that will run through the 2022-23 season and will pay him an average of $4.1 million per ...

Crosby bringing Cup back to Nova Scotia

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — Sidney Crosby will mark his 30th birthday by once again parading the Stanley Cup in his province. In tweets sent out by the Sidney Crosby Hockey School, Crosby said he would hoist the trophy in the streets of Halifax and Dartmouth as part of an annual civic ...

Focus for Crosby remained on Cup

The Associated Press COLE HARBOR, Nova Scotia — Sidney Crosby said Wednesday he did not pay attention to those questioning whether he should continue playing hockey after suffering another concussion during the playoffs. Crosby was too focused on capturing another Stanley Cup for his ...

Pens’ moves may even out

Several big winners in the first hours of the NHL’s free-agent signing period didn’t even have to move. From Carey Price to Cam Fowler, a bunch of hockey veterans got paid by their current teams when the free-agent floodgates opened during the weekend. Several clubs moved quickly to lock ...

Expect many moves

As New York Rangers players cleaned out their lockers after a second-round playoff exit, all the talk was about impending change. That’s just getting started — for the Rangers and the rest of the NHL. Big moves leading up to and at the draft by the Rangers, rival New York Islanders, ...

It was time for Fleury, Pens to part ways

PITTSBURGH — That’s it. Marc-Andre Fleury plays for another team now. He was a wonderful guy, a very good goalie and a universally-liked teammate. He served the Penguins well through 13 seasons and leaves town as the busiest and winningest goalie in franchise history. He departs as a ...

Fleury taken by Vegas in expansion draft

LAS VEGAS — Marc-Andre Fleury took the stage at T-Mobile Arena in a brand-new Vegas Golden Knights jersey, and his new fans welcomed him to town with raucous cheers. After an up-and-down career in Pittsburgh, the three-time Stanley Cup champion goalie is among 30 NHL veterans who could get ...

Pens will play exhibition at Pegula

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State and the Pegula Ice Arena will host their second National Hockey League preseason game, with the Buffalo Sabres and the reigning two-time Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins slated to clash on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. “The opportunity to once again host ...

Vegas holds all ­cards with draft list

Vegas Golden Knights general manager George McPhee had difficulty containing his excitement in anticipation of the NHL’s expansion draft list being released. “The most fun I’ve ever had in hockey,” McPhee said in a video posted of him driving to the team’s headquarters on ...

Penguins fans celebrate Stanley Cup

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins’ Stanley Cup championship, the first an NHL team has won back to back in almost 20 years, spawned by far the biggest victory parade of any of the franchise’s five titles. An estimated 650,000 people turned out along a downtown parade route that ended ...

Pirates opt to carry 3 catchers

PITTSBURGH — The Pirates added a catcher to the roster on Wednesday without subtracting one. Francisco Cervelli came off the seven-day concussion disabled list and started Wednesday’s game against the Colorado Rockies. For the moment, the Pirates have kept both backups, Elias Diaz and ...

They’ve done it again

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Sidney Crosby is bringing the Stanley Cup back home to Pittsburgh for a second consecutive year. Patric Hornqvist scored with 1:35 left and Matt Murray made 27 saves for his second straight shutout as the Penguins became the first team in nearly two decades to repeat as ...

Hainsey leading revamped defense

Ron Hainsey avoiding a big hit and carrying the puck from end to end isn’t what the Pittsburgh Penguins ask of him or any other defenseman not named Kris Letang. Out long term after neck surgery, Letang isn’t a part of this run, but a key adjustment by Hainsey and the other defensemen in ...

Angry Rinne set for game

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Pekka Rinne is a friendly, polite man off the ice. Slipping the puck past the Nashville Predators goaltender is one of the few ways to anger the 6-foot-5 Finn. Pucks bouncing past him on the NHL’s biggest stage infuriate him. Rinne chopped his stick against a goalpost ...

Crosby doing it all again as Pens close in on Cup

PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby’s teammates keep saying nothing ever changes with the Pittsburgh Penguins captain. That the secret to his greatness is really no secret at all. The Penguins believe he remains the same player and the same person every shift, every night. In theory, yes. But not ...

Preds know they face tough task

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nashville Predators have shut down the likes of Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane, Vladimir Tarasenko and Ryan Getzlaf this postseason. They have slowed down Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. Stopping them completely? Even Nashville defenders Roman Josi, Ryan Ellis, ...

Star power links ’91, ’92 Pens with current team, Loney says

CRESSON — The Pittsburgh Penguins are on the cusp of winning the organization’s fifth Stanley Cup in club history and their second in as many years. Troy Loney, a left winger on the back-to-back Cup champion teams of 1991 and 1992 that kick-started the Penguins’ title run, sees ...