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Penguins

Jarry has first bad showing

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — So much for Tristan Jarry’s brilliant play. Maybe the talk about Jarry pushing Matt Murray as Pittsburgh’s top goaltender, too. At least for now. Jarry’s three-week surge that peaked with a franchise-record scoreless streak came to ...

Malkin helps Pens to 3rd straight

The Associated Press DETROIT — Evgeni Malkin is picking up the slack with Sidney Crosby out, making dazzling plays on offense and getting back on defense. Malkin and Jake Guentzel each had a goal and two assists to help the Pittsburgh Penguins build a two-goal lead midway through the ...

Jarry is scary good for Penguins

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Phil Kessel drank in the moment in the most Phil Kessel way. He tried to avoid it. Yet as the standing ovation the Arizona Coyotes forward received in his return to Pittsburgh wore on Friday night, the mercurial forward who helped the ...

Wounded Pens find a way to win

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Stefan Noesen celebrated his return to the NHL with his first goal of the season and the banged up Pittsburgh Penguins handed the St. Louis Blues their first regulation road loss since before Halloween with a 3-0 victory on Wednesday night. Noesen, a ...

Penguins sign F Noesen for one year

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed former New Jersey and Anaheim forward Stefan Noesen to a two-way contract. Noesen previously agreed to a minor league deal with the Penguins but earned a promotion to the NHL after collecting 14 goals and eight assists in 22 games with ...

Penguins stumble in third period

By Joe Harris The Associated Press ST. LOUIS — Justin Faulk and Nathan Walker each scored for the first time with the Blues, and St. Louis beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 on Saturday night. Jaden Schwartz had a goal and an assist and Ivan Barbashev and Mackenzie MacEachern also scored ...

Penguins win offensive shootout with Canucks

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang didn’t even see the puck go in. He just heard the roar of the crowd. That was all he needed on a night when his team was in dreadful shape earlier in the third period. Letang capped a wild comeback, scoring the deciding goal with ...

Penguins triumph in overtime

PITTSBURGH — Penguins coach Mike Sullivan thought Alex Galchenyuk was working hard, even during a 14-game goal drought to start his tenure in Pittsburgh. It finally paid off Monday night. Galchenyuk scored his first goal with the Penguins and Jake Guentzel beat David Rittich on a rush ...

Pens get bounce-back win

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Jake Guentzel tried to corral the puck, but it wasn’t quite cooperating. So as the Pittsburgh Penguins’ forward raced in on New Jersey goalie Mackenzie Blackwood in the middle of the second period on Friday night, Guentzel kept his ...

Pens the latest foe to falter

By Allan Kreda The Associated Press NEW YORK — Brock Nelson scored his second goal of the game at 4:16 of overtime, lifting the New York Islanders to a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night to extend their point streak to a franchise-record 16 games. Nelson, who also ...

Nelson OT goal downs Pens

PITTSBURGH — New York Islanders coach Barry Trotz insists his team isn’t keeping track of its torrid start, even as the weeks pass and the victories pile up. Probably time to start. Brock Nelson’s second goal of the game 2:55 into overtime capped another frantic comeback to lift the ...

Unknown Penguins are stepping up

PITTSBURGH — Dominik Kahun and the Pittsburgh Penguins are stepping up in the absence of injured captain Sidney Crosby and several other key stars. Kahun scored two goals and the Penguins routed the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-1 on Saturday night. “It’s always tough when guys like (Crosby) ...

Sid to sit 6-8 weeks for surgery

PITTSBURGH — Penguins star Sidney Crosby will be out at least six weeks after what the team said was a successful core muscle injury repair Thursday. General manager Jim Rutherford says the procedure was performed by Dr. William Meyers in Philadelphia. The 32-year-old Crosby leads the ...

Rookie takes care of Penguins

By Vin A. Cherwoo The Associated Press NEW YORK — Kaapo Kakko likes the way his game is improving. The 18-year-old Finnish rookie scored his second goal of the night 2:36 into overtime to give the New York Rangers a 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday. “It’s ...

Pens rally to win shootout

PITTSBURGH — Jake Guentzel and Jared McCann scored in a shootout, and the Pittsburgh Penguins ended a 10-game losing streak against the Chicago Blackhawks by rallying for a 3-2 victory Saturday night. Pittsburgh beat the Blackhawks for the first time since March 30, 2014 by scrambling back ...

Pens put an end to Isles’ winning

By Scott Charles The Associated Press NEW YORK — After two terrific periods, the New York Islanders abandoned their strong fundamental play in the third. And in a flash, their 10-game winning streak was over. Bryan Rust scored his second goal of the game in overtime and the Pittsburgh ...

Penguins bring up Lafferty again

PITTSBURGH — According to a report published on nhl.com on Tuesday, Sam Lafferty has been called back up to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Lafferty, a Hollidaysburg native, was sent down to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Oct. 31 after making his National Hockey League debut back on Oct. 8 against the ...

Penguins’ comeback falls short

By Ken Powtak The Associated Press BOSTON — Brad Marchand batted one out of the air and into the net, and his game-winner deflected off the goaltender’s back. Certainly not your average two goals, but things are far from normal about the Boston Bruins’ start this season. Marchand ...

Penguins hurt by smaller stars

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Goaltender Mike Smith and forward Leon Draisaitl stole the spotlight for the Edmonton Oilers in a game that featured NHL superstars Sidney Crosby and Connor McDavid. Smith stopped 51 shots and Draisaitl scored in overtime to give the Edmonton Oilers a 2-1 ...

Olczyk’s book highlights his fight with colon cancer

The Associated Press Eddie Olczyk was ready to give up. The NHL player turned broadcaster was on his second round of chemotherapy for stage 3 colon cancer, and the effects were so severe that he told his wife, Diana, he couldn’t do it anymore. Diana told her husband to fight for her, ...