Penguins

Subban says Nashville will win

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A good night’s sleep has P.K. Subban more confident than ever about what the Nashville Predators will do on their own ice trailing the Pittsburgh Penguins 0-2 in the Stanley Cup Final. He delivered an All-Star guarantee for Saturday night. “There’s no question,” ...

Pens explode in third period for 2-0 lead

On the ice Tonight: Idle Next up: Pittsburgh Penguins at Nashville Predators, Saturday, 8 p.m. Best-of-7 series: Pen-guins lead 2-0 TV: NBC Sports Network By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins kept Pekka Rinne plenty busy this time. Too ...

Pens survive weird opener for lead

On the ice Tonight: Nashville Predators at Pittsburgh Penguins Time: 8 p.m. Best-of-7: Penguins lead 1-0 TV: NBC Sports Network By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The winning team went nearly two full periods without a shot. The hottest goaltender in the playoffs ...

Pens blow 3-0 lead, catch fire late for win

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins rarely tested the hottest goaltender in the playoffs in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final against Nashville. They beat Pekka Rinne anyway. Rookie Jake Guentzel fired the puck past Rinne with 3:17 left in regulation ...

Pittsburgh striving for dynasty

PITTSBURGH — The dynasty that once appeared so certain is again in the offing for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Four victories against the Nashville Predators in the Stanley Cup Final would make Pittsburgh the first franchise to win back-to-back championships in nearly 20 years and the first in ...

Road to the finals littered with injuries

No one is totally healthy this late in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, certainly not the last two teams standing. The Pittsburgh Penguins knew they’d be without top defenseman Kris Letang for the entire playoffs because of neck surgery and winger Chris Kunitz for the start, and they lost starting ...

Sullivan pleased with state of Pens

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins kept getting by even as their star players kept skating off the ice in pain. Even as the targets on their back as Stanley Cup champions kept getting bigger. Even as Columbus and Washington and Ottawa kept pushing and prodding, poking and ...

Kunitz’s 2nd goal in 2nd OT puts Pens in Finals

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins are heading back to the Stanley Cup Final. Chris Kunitz beat Craig Anderson 5:09 into the second overtime to give the defending champions a 3-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference ...

Trip to the finals on the line

PITTSBURGH — Craig Anderson is a realist, the byproduct of 15 years playing the most demanding position in the NHL. The Ottawa goaltender would like to chalk his 45-save masterpiece in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals against Pittsburgh up to his own brilliance. He knows that’s not ...

Pens, Sens get one more game

The Associated Press OTTAWA, Ontario — Mike Hoffman scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period to give the Ottawa Senators a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night and force a decisive Game 7 in the Eastern Conference Finals. Hoffman fired a slap shot through ...

Predators about more than just being there

The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nashville Predators, the final team into the NHL playoffs, are headed to the first Stanley Cup Final in franchise history. Coach Peter Laviolette insists they won’t just be happy to be there either. “Our guys know the big picture,” ...

Ottawa starting over after blowout

OTTAWA, Ontario — Guy Boucher has typically kept his team off the ice on off-days during the postseason. Not Monday. The Ottawa coach opted for a half-hour practice ahead of Game 6 tonight to help his team “refresh” and “reload” after a 7-0 beating by Pittsburgh, one of the worst ...

Pens pound Sens

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan calls it “getting to our game.” It means he wants his team to attack opponents with speed, aggression and a dash of responsibility. Physically translated, it looks like the 60 minutes the defending Stanley Cup champions put together ...

Resilient Penguins have ‘mo’

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The situation looked dire. On the road. Down a game. Starting a goalie that hadn’t been on the ice for an opening faceoff in nearly six weeks. Yet the Pittsburgh Penguins responded the way they’ve always responded since Mike ...

Crosby, Murray help Pens even series

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Matt Murray was back — and so was Sidney Crosby. Crosby had a goal and an assist, Murray made 22 saves in his first start of the playoffs and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Friday night to even the Eastern Conference finals at 2-2. Crosby ...

Fleury or Murray? Pens’ coach not in any hurry

The Associated Press OTTAWA, Ontario — Mike Sullivan isn’t in any hurry to announce who will start in goal for the Pittsburgh Penguins in tonight’s critical Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals against Ottawa. The defending Stanley Cup champions have relied heavily on Marc-Andre ...

Pens get pummeled early in Game 3

The Associated Press OTTAWA, Ontario — Marc Methot, Derick Brassard and Zack Smith scored in a 2:18 span midway through the first period to chase goalie Marc-Andre Fleury and the Ottawa Senators beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-1 on Wednesday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference ...

Penguins’ goalie Fleury stops everything in Game 2

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 23 shots for his second shutout of the playoffs and the Pittsburgh Penguins evened their Eastern Conference final against Ottawa with a 1-0 victory in Game 2 on Monday night. Phil Kessel beat Craig Anderson with ...

Sens proving they belong among finalists

PITTSBURGH — The Ottawa Senators heard the naysayers. The chorus has grown so loud over the last month, tuning it out simply wasn’t an option no matter how many one-goal victories they pulled off in the playoffs. “A lot of people were doubting us and almost made us start doubting ...

Sens proving they belong among finalists

PITTSBURGH — The Ottawa Senators heard the naysayers. The chorus has grown so loud over the last month, tuning it out simply wasn’t an option no matter how many one-goal victories they pulled off in the playoffs. “A lot of people were doubting us and almost made us start doubting ...