Penguins

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 ...

Penguins rally past Hurricanes

PITTSBURGH — Penguins forward Carl Hagelin hopes a recent uptick in offensive production can lead to a surge in the second half of the season. Hagelin scored with 4:15 remaining and Pittsburgh rallied to beat the Carolina Hurricanes, 3-2, on Wednesday night. “It’s good to see ...

Pens’ defenseman Schultz impressing on ice

NEWARK, N.J. — The Pittsburgh Penguins are not only getting goals and big plays from Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. Defenseman Justin Schultz is creating a stir in a torrid December. Crosby scored a goal for the fourth straight game and added two assists, Malkin had a goal and an assist ...

Pens sign Sullivan to 3-year extension

PITTSBURGH — Mike Sullivan’s arrival in Pittsburgh last season provided the spark that turned the Penguins’ listless season around. The franchise rewarded its fiery head coach with a three-year contract extension on Monday that will keep Sullivan with the team through 2019-20. The ...

Pens’ coach knows it’s a good thing to have Crosby around

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins haven’t lost consecutive games in regulation for more than a year. Coach Mike Sullivan has a pretty good theory about one of the reasons why: He happens to have the best player on the planet at his disposal in star ...

Blue Jackets take Metropolitan lead

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Some of the high energy seemed to be sucked out of Nationwide Arena when Sidney Crosby scored for Pittsburgh less than 3 minutes into the game against Columbus. But the Penguins wouldn’t find the net again for the rest of the night as the surging Blue Jackets rallied for a ...

Penguins move into first-place tie after thrashing

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH  — The standings say the New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins are tied atop the hyper competitive Metropolitan Division. On the ice at the moment, there appears to be plenty of separation. Sidney Crosby picked up his NHL-leading 22nd goal, Evgeni ...

Penguins fall in overtime again

TORONTO — Jake Gardiner scored 2 minutes into overtime and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 on Saturday night to end a three-game skid. Gardiner was set up by Mitch Marner, whose shot just shuffled past defenseman Derrick Pouliot in front. Nikita Zaitsev also scored ...

Kings knock off Penguins

PITTSBURGH — Since stumbling to start this lengthy road trip, the Los Angeles Kings have rebounded with consecutive victories, including a win against one of the NHL’s hottest teams. Tyler Toffoli scored a minute into overtime, helping the Kings end the Pittsburgh Penguins’ seven-game ...

Pens hike win streak to seven

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Bryan Rust darted in on Tuukka Rask, saw a fluttering puck coming his way and flicked at it. Like just about everything else that’s going on with the streaking Pittsburgh Penguins at the moment, it went exactly where Rust wanted it to go. The speedy ...

Sullivan has Penguins in a good place

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — A year into the job, Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan’s daily message to his team has not changed. Just as he did when he took over an underachieving group last December, Sullivan wants the Penguins to “play the right ...

Pens get big game from duo

The Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. — Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby both scored their second goals on third-period power plays, helping the Pittsburgh Penguins rally to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 on Saturday night. It was the first meeting between the teams since the Stanley Cup ...

Crosby, Penguins rise to the top

SUNRISE, Fla. — Sidney Crosby is tied for the NHL goal-scoring lead, and the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins are tied atop the division. They certainly impressed the struggling Florida Panthers and their new coach. Sidney Crosby got his 18th goal and added an assist to ...