Penguins

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 ...

Pens, Bucs GMs help their teams

PITTSBURGH — The Pirates and Penguins both made trades to plug significant holes in their lineups. Jim Rutherford mercifully ended six months of talk show blather by landing a third center, while Neal Huntington called an end to open auditions for the Pirates’ left field vacancy. The ...

Pens can’t finish rally

SUNRISE, Fla. — The Florida Panthers cut it close — again. Evgenii Dadonov scored with 1:53 to play to complete a hat trick and give the Panthers a 6-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night. Dadonov beat goalie Matt Murray on a one-timer off Aleksander Barkov’s pass ...

Kessel, Malkin key victory

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Pittsburgh Penguins made plenty of moves Friday night — on the ice, with the roster and in the standings. Phil Kessel and Evgeni Malkin each had two goals and an assist and the Penguins moved into first place in the Metropolitan Division by routing the Carolina ...

Victory moves Penguins into first place

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Pittsburgh Penguins won without goals from Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin or the other three top scorers. Instead, they created opportunities for some guys who are usually in the background. Third-line center Riley Sheahan scored twice in the first period and Pittsburgh ...

Maatta’s third-period goal lifts Pens to win

PITTSBURGH — Olli Maatta scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 5-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night. Evgeni Malkin had a goal and two assists to top 900 points for his career, becoming the sixth Russian-born and the fourth ...

Pens continue to play well at home

By Dan Scifo The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins’ rookie forward Zach Aston-Reese didn’t know he scored the eventual game-winning goal until he was on the bench. Aston-Reese broke a third-period tie with a power-play goal and the Penguins beat the Los Angeles Kings ...

Crosby scores 400th goal in win

ST. LOUIS — Sidney Crosby got another milestone goal on Sunday. The puck went right to his dad. Crosby scored twice, including his 400th career goal, and the Pittsburgh Penguins pulled away from the St. Louis Blues for a 4-1 victory. Bryan Rust snapped a tie with a third-period tally and ...

Pens stymied in shootout

The Associated Press DALLAS — Tyler Seguin scored the deciding shootout goal and Kari Lehtonen stopped all three Pittsburgh shooters in the tiebreaker in the Dallas Stars’ 4-3 victory over the Penguins on Friday night. Evgeni Malkin, Sidney Crosby and Phil Kessel, with 71 goals among ...

Zajac helps New Jersey cool off Pittsburgh

NEWARK, N.J. — Just when it looked like the New Jersey Devils were coming back to the pack in the Eastern Conference after a surprising start, they have surprised everyone again. This time it was the NHL’s hottest team. Travis Zajac scored two goals and set up another as the Devils ...

Score one for Penguins’ youth movement

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Not much more than a month ago, Dominik Simon, Jean-Sebastien Dea and Casey DeSmith were playing minor league hockey in Wilkes-Barre for the AHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Fast forward to Tuesday night, when that unlikely trio carried Sidney ...

DeSmith earns first victory for Penguins

LOS ANGELES — Until Pittsburgh goalie Casey DeSmith got the start at Staples Center on Thursday night, his entire NHL experience consisted of two relief appearances in Penguins losses. DeSmith seized the chance to grab his first career victory — with plenty of help from the Penguins’ ...

Penguins goalie takes leave of absence

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray is taking a leave of absence from the team following the death of his father. The Penguins announced Wednesday that James Murray, Matt’s father, died on Tuesday in Ontario, Canada. Matt Murray, who backstopped ...

Penguins dispatch Red Wings, 4-1

PITTSBURGH — Evgeni Malkin and the Pittsburgh Penguins returned from their bye week and picked up right where they left off. Malkin had two goals and two assists, and the Penguins beat the Detroit Red Wings, 4-1, on Saturday for their third consecutive victory. “It’s always fun when ...

New, former Penguins selected for all-star contest

On the ice Tonight: Idle Next up: Detroit Red Wings at Pittsburgh Penguins, Saturday, 1 p.m. TV: AT&T SportsNet The Associated Press The league-leading Tampa Bay Lightning’s top performers will be on full display when the city hosts NHL All-Star Weekend later this month. Top ...

Aho forces Pens to shout ‘Oh no’

By Dan Scifo The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Sebastian Aho and the Hurricanes helped Cam Ward have a fairly comfortable night in goal against the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins. Aho scored twice, Ward stopped 21 shots and Carolina beat the struggling ...

Reaves sparks Pens over Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — Ryan Reaves can be quick to drop his gloves and start a timely fight to spark his team. With his gloves on, Reaves instead found another way to lift Pittsburgh with an opportune goal. Reaves had a rare goal and an assist, and the Penguins scored four times in the second ...

Penguins end 2017 on a downer

DETROIT — When Gustav Nyquist scored a career-low 12 goals for the Red Wings last season, coach Jeff Blashill downplayed his concern, insisting that Nyquist was a playmaker who’d been miscast early in his career as a potent goal scorer. This season, Nyquist is casting doubt on his ...

Year of the championship

More than perhaps any other year in recent memory, the calendar year 2017 brought something special for just about every sports fan in the Altoona Mirrorás readership area. Name the sport, and there was a corresponding honor or accolade for an athletic team or individual. Penn State ...