Penguins

Red-hot Hurricanes too much for Pens

RALEIGH, N.C. — A coaches’ challenge wiped away the Carolina Hurricanes’ first go-ahead goal. There was no doubting the second one. Sebastian Aho’s goal with 1:55 left in the second period helped the Hurricanes earn their season-best fourth straight win, a 2-1 victory over the ...

Penguins wear out Jackets

PITTSBURGH — Penguins coach Mike Sullivan called it the biggest character win of the season for his struggling team. Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin scored in the shootout, and Pittsburgh rallied past the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-4 on Wednesday night. “With all the challenges we faced, ...

Pens closer to last place

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — John Gibson grew up in Pittsburgh. He downplayed his annual homecoming Saturday night, but his teammates with the Anaheim Ducks understood this wasn’t just any game and it wasn’t just any arena for the 24-year-old who has helped keep them afloat during ...

Murray’s save on final shot lifts Penguins to victory

By Dan Scifo The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan doesn’t want to see Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang drop the gloves every game. But a frustrating first two periods led to a breakout third and a shootout victory. Letang scored the ...

Pens end 3-game slide

The Associated Press GLENDALE, Ariz. — Olli Maatta scored with 14 seconds left and the Pittsburgh Penguins ended a three-game losing streak with a 4-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night. Pittsburgh pressured Arizona early and took a 2-0 lead on second-period goals by ...

Fleury tough on Penguins

On the ice Tonight: Pittsburgh Penguins at Arizona Coyotes, 8 p.m. TV: AT&T SportsNet The Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Marc-Andre Fleury has been thinking about one game for quite a while. And Thursday night he rose to the challenge. Fleury stopped 24 shots against his former ...

Barberio’s goal sinks Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — Colorado defenseman Mark Barberio was a healthy scratch last week against Buffalo. He made a huge play Monday night against the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions. Barberio scored in the third period and Jonathan Bernier stopped 39 shots, helping the Avalanche to a 2-1 ...

Penguins dig too deep of a hole against Maple Leafs

PITTSBURGH — Tyler Bozak scored two goals, and the Toronto Maple Leafs got off to a fast start in a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night. Conner Brown and James van Riemsdyk scored in the first 1:42 of the game, and Bozak also scored in the first period. Mitch Marner ...

Defensive gamble pays off for Penguins

By Dan Scifo The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Matt Hunwick made a decision to gamble in overtime. Hunwick jumped up to join the play and created an odd-man situation for Pittsburgh that led to the winning goal. Hunwick scored 1:29 into overtime, lifting ...

Pens can’t convert opportunities

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Ondrej Pavelec didn’t know he was getting just his third start in the last six weeks until late Tuesday afternoon, when New York Rangers star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist came down with the flu. The short prep time against the two-time ...

Penguins make it four victories in a row

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The two-time defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins are starting to build momentum after an uneven start to the season. That hasn’t been the case for the Buffalo Sabres, who were nearly shut out for a fourth straight game. Evgeni Malkin and Sidney ...

Rookie shines in net for Penguins

By Jonah Bronstein The Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. — After keeping the puck out of the net for three periods, Tristan Jarry tucked it in his bag for a keepsake. The rookie made 34 saves for his first NHL shutout, Sidney Crosby extended his point streak to five games and the ...

Pens finding out it’s hard to keep winning

TORONTO — It has been more than 30 years since an NHL team has completed a Stanley Cup three-peat. Could the Pittsburgh Penguins end that drought this season? Captain Sidney Crosby says winning the NHL’s top prize gets harder every year. “The league is just so tight,” Crosby said ...

Pens put Murray on injured reserve

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP — The Pittsburgh Penguins will have to try to shake out of their early season funk without goaltender Matt Murray. The two-time defending Stanley Cup champions placed Murray on injured reserve Tuesday with a lower-body injury. Coach Mike Sullivan called Murray “week ...

Penguins rally despite loss of star goalie

On the ice Tonight: Idle Next up: Pittsburgh Penguins at Buffalo Sabres, Friday, 7 p.m. TV: AT&T SportsNet By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Their young franchise goaltender was in the trainer’s room dealing with a lower-body injury and their struggling ...

Penguins end losing streak, beat Tampa

PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby and Phil Kessel came through for the reeling Pittsburgh Penguins. Crosby and Kessel each scored twice and the Penguins beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2 on Saturday night to end a season-high three-game losing streak. “We needed that win tonight,” Kessel ...

Not enough comeback in Penguins this time

By Doug Alden On the ice Tonight: Tampa Bay Lightning at Pittsburgh Penguins, 7 p.m. TV: AT&T SportsNet The Associated Press BOSTON — After letting a pair of two-goal leads slip away in the second period, the Boston Bruins got the break they needed early in the third and put an ...

Panthers run into streaking Blackhawks

By Dan Scifo The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — It was an adventurous night for Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford. Crawford briefly left the game in the second period after a collision. He returned and was interfered with during an apparent tying goal that was waved off and ...

Penguins’ offense revs up late

The Associated Press OTTAWA, Ontario — Patric Hornqvist and Jake Guentzel each scored in the second period and the Pittsburgh Penguins held on for a 3-1 win over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night. Riley Sheahan scored into an empty net at 19:29 of the third for the Penguins. Matt ...

Preds edge Penguins in shootout

On the ice Tonight: Idle Next up: Buffalo Sabres at Pittsburgh Penguins, Tuesday, 7 p.m. TV: AT&T Sportsnet The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Filip Forsberg scored the shootout winner to give the Nashville Predators a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on ...