Penguins

Pens emerge from recent funk

On the ice Tonight: Idle Next up: Pittsburgh Penguins at Columbus Blue Jackets,Thursday, 7 TV: AT&T SportsNet Records: Penguins (45-29-6); Blue Jackets (44-29-6) By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Evgeni Malkin made the proclamation more than two months ago, ...

Capitals clinch division

PITTSBURGH — There was no dogpile in the dressing room. No champagne celebration. Not even a beer. Nothing. The Washington Capitals have been here before. Many times, actually. It’s not that they don’t appreciate winning Metropolitan Division title after Metropolitan Division title like ...

Mehno: MLB teams at mercy of nature

PITTSBURGH — It’s a cruel April Fool joke that’s being played on the Pirates. They get extra time in Detroit. Two of their first three scheduled games had to be postponed because of weather, including the Thursday opener and Saturday’s matinee. So at 6:10 p.m. this evening — about ...

Pens clinch playoff spot with win

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Mike Sullivan knew the Stanley Cup hangover was coming. Even if the Pittsburgh Penguins coach danced around the phrase whenever the subject came up during the opening three months of the season as the two-time defending champions alternated between sizzling ...

Crosby ends OT quickly

NEWARK, N.J. — On the opening day of the baseball season, Sidney Crosby swung and connected for the Pittsburgh Penguins, preventing the New Jersey Devils from sweeping their four-game season series with the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion. Crosby batted his own rebound out of the ...

Pens can’t capitalize on fast start

DETROIT — The Detroit Red Wings are a team in transition, and that was evident Tuesday night. Veteran defenseman Niklas Kronwall scored a goal for his 400th point, while rookie defenseman Joe Hicketts, playing his second NHL game, grabbed a pair of assists for his first career points as the ...

Rust’s ricochet lifts Penguins

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby crystallized the Pittsburgh Penguins’ hot run against the Philadelphia Flyers with the kind of goal that he and few others on the planet can create. The Pittsburgh captain then sealed his team’s first season sweep of its ...

Pens settle for one point

PITTSBURGH — The New Jersey Devils and their roster stuffed with speed and youth haven’t made the playoffs in six years. The drought for Taylor Hall is even longer. Eight years after being taken with the top pick in the draft, the Devils forward is still waiting for his first taste of the ...

Highlight reel play by Crosby keys ‘W’

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby doesn’t really have an explanation for how he does what he does. He just does it. So if you’re looking for clarity on how the Pittsburgh Penguins star managed to knock a pass from Jake Guentzel out of the air, deflect it ...

Pens fall in Murray’s return

NEW YORK — Mathew Barzal and Adam Pelech scored in the first period and the New York Islanders went on to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins, 4-1, on Tuesday night. Anders Lee had a goal in the third period and Jordan Eberle added an empty-netter to help the Islanders snap a three-game skid with ...

Hornqvist helps Pens pull away from Canadians

The Associated Press MONTREAL — Patric Hornqvist’s second goal of the game gave Pittsburgh the lead in the third period, and the Penguins went on to beat the Montreal Canadiens 5-3 Thursday night. Phil Kessel, Evgeni Malkin and Bryan Rust also scored for Pittsburgh, which remain tied ...

Murray close to returning

On the ice Tonight: Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Rangers, 8 p.m. TV: NBC Sports Network Records: Penguins (40-26-4); Rangers (31-32-7) Note: Pens are in 2nd place, a point behind Washington. The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray is ...

Penguins return to winning ways

PITTSBURGH — Jamie Oleksiak scored a goal against his former team to help the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Dallas Stars, 3-1, on Sunday night. Oleksiak scored his fifth of the season, while Evgeni Malkin got his 39th and added an assist. Patric Hornqvist scored a power-play goal, his 20th, ...

Penguins can’t stop Kadri, Maple Leafs

TORONTO — Nazem Kadri scored twice and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 Saturday night to snap a four-game losing streak. Kasperi Kapanen, Mitch Marner and Patrick Marleau also scored to help the Maple Leafs get their franchise-record 10th straight home win. Frederik ...

Kessel, Schultz team up to lead Pens over Flames

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Mike Sullivan would love to point to a coaching tactic or some semblance of strategy that explains why the Pittsburgh Penguins are so good in overtime. Only Sullivan can’t. He’s been coaching long enough to know that when there are ...

Lafferty signs pro contract

From Mirror reports Hollidaysburg’s Sam Lafferty is ready to take the next step in his hockey journey. Lafferty, a 2014 Pittsburgh Penguins fourth-round draft pick who has spent the last four years at Brown University, signed an entry-level professional contract with the NHL Penguins on ...

Crosby saves the day for Pens

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby let one chance to bury the New York Islanders slip away. The Pittsburgh Penguins star wasn’t about to let it happen twice. Crosby finished off a 2-on-1 by sneaking a wrist shot past Chris Gibson 3:48 into overtime to give ...

Penguins unable to find way to stop Krejci, Bruins

BOSTON — David Krejci and his new linemate have taken no time at all to find a rhythm. The Bruins center capitalized on his pairing with trade deadline acquisition Rick Nash to record his first hat trick in four years, and Boston tallied its biggest offensive output since 2012 with an 8-4 ...

Pens’ trade might not be enough

PITTSBURGH — The NHL trading deadline has passed, so now we know what the Penguins will look like in the playoffs. What we don’t know is whether they can win the playoffs for a third straight season. General manager Jim Rutherford made his big deal well in advance of the deadline, ...

Pens add forward

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired forward Josh Jooris from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for center Greg McKegg. The Penguins Monday also sent Jooris to their AHL affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton while the Hurricanes sent McKegg to their minor-league affiliate in ...