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Penguins fall at Calgary in OT CALGARY, Alberta — Mark Giordano scored 2:19 into overtime, Mike Smith made 43 saves and the Calgary Flames beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 on Thursday night. Giordano fired a perfect shot over Tristan Jarry’s glove off a pass by Matthew Tkachuk. Sean ...

Power play wins it for Pittsburgh

The Associated Press EDMONTON, Alberta — Evgeni Malkin’s tiebreaking power-play goal in the third period lifted the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night. Patric Hornqvist and Conor Sheary also scored for the defending Stanley Cup champion ...

Jets hammer Penguins, 7-1

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Blake Wheeler scored three of Winnipeg’s five goals in the first period and the Jets routed the Pittsburgh Penguins 7-1 on Sunday night. Brendan Lemieux scored his first career goal for Winnipeg on a slap shot from the point at 12:20 of the third. The son of Claude ...

Penguins begin five-game road trip with tough setback

On the ice Tonight: Pittsburgh Penguins at Winnipeg Jets, 7 p.m. TV: AT&T SportsNet The Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. — Mikko Koivu scored midway through the third period to lift the Minnesota Wild over the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 on Saturday night. Daniel Winnik also scored ...

Kessel’s OT goal lifts Pens to win

PITTSBURGH — Phil Kessel had just one thought on his mind as he raced in on an overtime breakaway against Winnipeg goalie Connor Hellebuyck. “Hopefully, I score,” the Pittsburgh star said with a laugh after scoring his 300th career goal at 1:07 of overtime to lift the Pittsburgh ...

Veteran shines for Pens on youthful night

On the ice Tonight: Idle Next up: Winnipeg Jets at Pittsburgh Penguins, Thursday, 7 p.m. TV: A&T SportsNet The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Connor McDavid keeps getting the better of Sidney Crosby. Statistically, anyway. Considering the end result, it’s a trade-off Crosby ...

Tampa duo dominate Pens

By Mark Didtler The Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. — Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov are making it look easy and the Tampa Bay Lightning are reaping the benefits. The Tampa Bay stars both extended their season-opening points streaks to nine games and the Lightning routed the two-time ...

Crosby, Malkin do their job

The Associated Press NEW YORK — Sidney Crosby scored the tying goal with less than a minute remaining in regulation, Evgeni Malkin put in the winner 58 seconds into overtime and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the struggling New York Rangers 5-4 on Tuesday night. Patric Hornqvist, Phil ...

Crosby’s two sparks Pens wins

On the ice Tonight: Idle Next up: Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Rangers, Tuesday, 7 p.m. TV: AT&T SportsNet The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby scored two goals, including a bad-angle deflection in the third period to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins past the Florida ...

Stamkos leads Lightning past Penguins

The Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. — Steven Stamkos’ 11-month wait for a goal is over. Stamkos scored his first goal since having right knee surgery last November and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-4 on Thursday night. “I knew it was a matter of time, so I ...

Penguins edge Caps

WASHINGTON — Patric Hornqvist went right back to the net where he feels most comfortable and was in his element once again. Hornqvist scored a power-play goal and assisted on another in his season debut to help the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Washington Capitals 3-2 on Wednesday night in ...

Pens: Trip to White House not political

On the ice Tonight: Idle Next up: Pittsburgh Penguins at Washington Capitals, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. TV: NBC Sports Network The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby and the rest of the Pittsburgh Penguins view their trip to the White House today as the final moment of ...

Penguins win Stanley Cup rematch

PITTSBURGH — After a rocky start to their Stanley Cup title defense, the Pittsburgh Penguins are just happy to be back on track. They rebounded against the team they beat for the championship in June as Evgeni Malkin scored, Matt Murray stopped 26 shots and the Penguins beat the Nashville ...

Opening night Blues

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins insist they’re well aware of the bumpy road ahead as the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions chase history. Just in case, they needed a reminder, Alex Pietrangelo and the St. Louis Blues provided one. Pietrangelo’s wrist shot from just inside ...

Pens taken to the woodshed

The Associated Press CHICAGO — Brandon Saad scored three times in his return to Chicago and Ryan Hartman had a goal and four assists, helping the Blackhawks pound the Pittsburgh Penguins 10-1 on Thursday night. Nick Schmaltz added two goals and an assist as Chicago kicked off its season ...

Confident, quiet Murray ready to take mantle from departed Fleury

On the ice Tonight: St. Louis Blues at Pittsburgh Penguins, 8 p.m. TV: NBC Sports Network By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Matt Murray jokes he can’t help but do a double take whenever he sees a No. 30 Pittsburgh Penguins jersey in public. “I still think ...

No more Olympic dreams for players

The Associated Press The NHL became entwined with the Olympics before young stars like Connor McDavid, Jack Eichel or Auston Matthews even pulled on a pair of skates. Nagano in 1998 started a string of five consecutive Olympics featuring NHL players, a tradition that became so routine that ...

Pens are setting sights on history

On the ice Tonight: Idle Next up: St. Louis at Pitts-burgh, Wednes-day, 8 p.m. TV: NBC Sports Network The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The parade celebrating the Pittsburgh Penguins’ second straight Stanley Cup was still raging on that hot afternoon in mid-June when Mike ...

Pens eyeing history

PITTSBURGH — The chance to make history doesn’t come up in the Pittsburgh Penguins dressing room. It doesn’t have to. Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and company understand the stakes: that no team since the New York Islanders of the early 1980s has won three straight Stanley Cups, ...

Pens defend planned White House visit

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan insists the franchise’s decision to visit the White House does not mean the team is wading into the increasingly charged intersection of sports and politics. Sullivan defended the decision Wednesday, stressing it did not serve as a ...