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Penguins

GM promising to return core group of players next year

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Ron Hextall doesn’t sound like someone who’s ready to hit the reset button. The Pittsburgh Penguins general manager said Wednesday he believes in the team’s core of Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang and is in no hurry to move on to the ...

Pens goalie Jarry intent on learning from playoff woes

PITTSBURGH — Tristan Jarry doesn’t plan to spend his summer moping about his rocky playoff performance. The Pittsburgh Penguins goalie said Friday he’s going to treat the offseason like every other, meaning he will take a few days off and then get back into training hoping to be “the ...

Penguins left with that what-now feeling

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins felt so confident in Tristan Jarry’s ascendancy during the offseason they traded two-time Stanley Cup-winning goaltender Matt Murray and awarded Jarry with a new contract. So much for that. The steady play ...

Pens season ends early again

The Associated Press UNIONDALE, N.Y. — The New York Islanders didn’t get discouraged when they kept falling behind. They just kept their focus, got a big surge in the second period and ran past the Pittsburgh Penguins into the second round of the playoffs. Brock Nelson scored twice in ...

Pens on brink of ousting

PITTSBURGH — The New York Islanders spent the better part of four periods hanging on thanks largely to the sheer brilliance of rookie goaltender Ilya Sorokin. They needed just 51 seconds of the fifth to stun the Penguins, with a major assist from Pittsburgh netminder Tristan ...

Penguins, Isles tied

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — After two tough losses, the New York Islanders turned back to Ilya Sorokin in a game they needed to win, and the rookie goalie came through. Sorokin stopped 29 shots, Oliver Wahlstrom and Ryan Pulock each had a goal and an assist and the Islanders beat the Pittsburgh ...