Penguins

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 ...

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 ...