Penguins

Pens still having a Devil of a time

The Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. — Taylor Hall gave the New Jersey Devils just what they needed after a dismal seven-game trip — an MVP-type performance. Hall scored the game-winning goal on a breakaway at 8:07 of the third period added an empty-net tally to cap a four-point night and ...

Pens get much-needed win

By Dan Scifo The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby had a goal and an assist, Casey DeSmith stopped 39 shots and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Arizona Coyotes 4-0 on Saturday night to snap a five-game losing streak. The losing streak was Pittsburgh’s longest since it lost ...

Physical Penguins defeated again

By Stephen Whyno The Associated Press WASHINGTON — T.J. Oshie watched the clock in the training room hoping he’d get back on the ice. Oshie was back there for a second time Wednesday night after he took a shoulder to the head from Evgeni Malkin that made an earlier stick to the face ...

Devils dominate Penguins

PITTSBURGH — New Jersey Devils forward Brian Boyle wants to serve as a role model in the fight against cancer. He certainly was inspiring on Monday night. The cancer survivor scored three times for his first career hat trick, leading the Devils to a 5-1 victory over the slumping ...

Andersen shuts down Penguins

PITTSBURGH — Frederik Andersen made 31 saves for his first shutout of the season and 16th overall and the Toronto Maple Leafs routed the high-scoring Pittsburgh Penguins 5-0 on Saturday night. Morgan Rielly scored twice and John Tavares had a goal and an assist to help Toronto improve to ...

Pens battle back, fall in shootout

NEW YORK — After setting a career high for points last season, Josh Bailey has picked up right where he left off. Bailey scored a short-handed goal in the second period and then the only goal in a shootout to lift the New York Islanders over the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 on Thursday ...

Islanders double up Pittsburgh

By Dan Scifo The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Following an emotional pregame ceremony for their mourning city, Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins channeled their emotions into a flurry of a first period. The Islanders spoiled their efforts for an uplifting finish, though, with ...

Backup goalie gets his revenge

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Casey DeSmith wanted another crack at the Vancouver Canucks, and he didn’t waste it. The backup goalie stopped 29 shots for his second career shutout, and the Pittsburgh Penguins got two goals apiece from Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin in beating the Canucks ...

Crosby still in NHL elite player debate

TORONTO — Connor McDavid or Auston Matthews? Auston Matthews or Connor McDavid? With debate ramping up about which player sits atop hockey’s throne — after some remarkable early performances — Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock’s goes in a different direction — Sidney ...

Canucks waste no time in OT in win over Pens

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The arrival of 19-year-old Elias Pettersson has provided Vancouver with a much needed jolt. Yet the Canucks believe they’re far more than their fresh-faced rookie. Going toe-to-toe with Pittsburgh near the end of a draining road trip ...

Penguins unable to hold on to early lead

The Associated Press MONTREAL — Paul Byron and Jonathan Drouin scored in the shootout as the Montreal Canadiens beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Saturday night. Tomas Tatar had two goals and an assist, and Brendan Gallagher had a goal and an assist for the Canadiens. Antti Niemi ...

Concussion will keep Murray out indefinitely

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray is out indefinitely with a concussion. Coach Mike Sullivan said Murray suffered the concussion during practice Monday and reported potential symptoms to the training staff immediately afterward. Sullivan did not ...

Penguins topped by Montreal

PITTSBURGH — The Montreal Canadiens used a systematic approach to frustrate and shut down the Pittsburgh Penguins’ star-studded attack. Paul Byron scored two goals and added an assist, leading the Canadiens to a 5-1 victory over the Penguins on Saturday night. “Our plan was just to ...

Letang’s second goal matters the most

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins gained a measure of revenge against a rival that ended their season last spring. Kris Letang scored his second goal 1:20 into overtime and the Penguins opened theseason with a 7-6 victory over the Stanley Cup champion Washington ...

Penguins newcomer happy to fit in

PITTSBURGH — Jack Johnson has spent nearly half his life tangling with Evgeni Malkin in front of the net in rinks all over the world. Bruising affairs that often left one or the other — and occasionally both — skating away in aggravation. The truce finally came this summer when Johnson ...

Rested Pens like their chances

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby can admit it now: The Pittsburgh Penguins were tired last season, a natural byproduct of becoming the first franchise in two decades to win consecutive Stanley Cups. And though the Penguins came as close as any team in the ...

Lafferty sent to Wilkes-Barre

From Mirror reports Sam Lafferty fulfilled part of his dream Sunday afternoon at the Consol Arena. The Hollidaysburg native played in his second exhibition game, and first in Pittsburgh, in a 3-2 loss to Detroit. Nearly a couple hundred fans from Blair County were on hand, and Lafferty ...

Lafferty eager for Penguins’ exhibition

When Pittsburgh hosts Detroit this afternoon in an NHL exhibition game at Consol Arena, Hollidaysburg native Sam Lafferty will be continuing his bid to earn a roster spot with the Penguins. And he can hardly contain his enthusiasm. “I’m so excited,” Lafferty texted to the Mirror. ...

Crosby, Penguins return from long summer break

CRANBERRY — Sidney Crosby has been back in Pittsburgh for a few weeks, participating in several informal practices while his Penguins teammates returned from an unusually long offseason. Still, the first day of training camp felt different Friday. “It’s always an exciting time. You’re ...

Goalie signed for two years

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed goaltender Tristan Jarry to a two-year contract. The deal Thursday is a two-way contract for this season and a one-way contract for 2019-2020. The average annual value at the NHL level is $675,000. The 23-year-old ...