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Penguins

Unknown Penguins are stepping up

PITTSBURGH — Dominik Kahun and the Pittsburgh Penguins are stepping up in the absence of injured captain Sidney Crosby and several other key stars. Kahun scored two goals and the Penguins routed the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-1 on Saturday night. “It’s always tough when guys like (Crosby) ...

Sid to sit 6-8 weeks for surgery

PITTSBURGH — Penguins star Sidney Crosby will be out at least six weeks after what the team said was a successful core muscle injury repair Thursday. General manager Jim Rutherford says the procedure was performed by Dr. William Meyers in Philadelphia. The 32-year-old Crosby leads the ...

Rookie takes care of Penguins

By Vin A. Cherwoo The Associated Press NEW YORK — Kaapo Kakko likes the way his game is improving. The 18-year-old Finnish rookie scored his second goal of the night 2:36 into overtime to give the New York Rangers a 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday. “It’s ...

Pens rally to win shootout

PITTSBURGH — Jake Guentzel and Jared McCann scored in a shootout, and the Pittsburgh Penguins ended a 10-game losing streak against the Chicago Blackhawks by rallying for a 3-2 victory Saturday night. Pittsburgh beat the Blackhawks for the first time since March 30, 2014 by scrambling back ...

Pens put an end to Isles’ winning

By Scott Charles The Associated Press NEW YORK — After two terrific periods, the New York Islanders abandoned their strong fundamental play in the third. And in a flash, their 10-game winning streak was over. Bryan Rust scored his second goal of the game in overtime and the Pittsburgh ...

Penguins bring up Lafferty again

PITTSBURGH — According to a report published on nhl.com on Tuesday, Sam Lafferty has been called back up to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Lafferty, a Hollidaysburg native, was sent down to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Oct. 31 after making his National Hockey League debut back on Oct. 8 against the ...

Penguins’ comeback falls short

By Ken Powtak The Associated Press BOSTON — Brad Marchand batted one out of the air and into the net, and his game-winner deflected off the goaltender’s back. Certainly not your average two goals, but things are far from normal about the Boston Bruins’ start this season. Marchand ...

Penguins hurt by smaller stars

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Goaltender Mike Smith and forward Leon Draisaitl stole the spotlight for the Edmonton Oilers in a game that featured NHL superstars Sidney Crosby and Connor McDavid. Smith stopped 51 shots and Draisaitl scored in overtime to give the Edmonton Oilers a 2-1 ...

Olczyk’s book highlights his fight with colon cancer

The Associated Press Eddie Olczyk was ready to give up. The NHL player turned broadcaster was on his second round of chemotherapy for stage 3 colon cancer, and the effects were so severe that he told his wife, Diana, he couldn’t do it anymore. Diana told her husband to fight for her, ...

Healthier Penguins crush Flyers; Lafferty scratched

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins endured a brutal stretch in the opening days of the season in which high-profile players headed to injured reserve with alarming regularity. Yet rather than panic, head coach Mike Sullivan used it as an opportunity to make sure the good habits he ...

Lightning score late to top Pens

TAMPA, Fla. — Victor Hedman scored a power-play goal with 56.8 seconds remaining to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night. The defenseman scored from just inside the blue line off Steven Stamkos’ pass from the left circle. Alex ...

Seen that guy before: Vegas goalie Fleury shuts down Penguins

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury wasn’t happy with his performance in his return to Pittsburgh two seasons ago. He had a much better time Saturday night. Fleury stopped 29 shots against his former team, leading the Golden Knights to a ...

Letang, Pens rally past Stars to win fifth straight

PITTSBURGH — Kris Letang scored twice, including the go-ahead goal in the third period, and the undermanned Pittsburgh Penguins rallied to win their fifth straight, 4-2 over the Dallas Stars on Friday. Letang dangled his way past a sliding Tyler Seguin to skate in and beat Anton Khudobin ...

Pens’ short-handed goal gives Avalanche first loss

On the ice Tonight: Idle Next up: Dallas Stars at Pittsburgh Penguins, Friday, 7 p.m. TV: AT&T SportsNet The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan believes his undermanned Penguins can beat any team right now, despite missing five of their top nine ...

Lafferty scores twice in win

From Mirror, wire reports WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Zach Aston-Reese, Hollidaysburg’s Sam Lafferty and Jake Guentzel each had two goals to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 7-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday night. Dominik Simon also scored and Aston-Reese also had an assist for the ...

Lafferty scores first goal in Pens’ win

On the ice Tonight: Pittsburgh at Winnipeg, 7 p.m. TV: AT&T SportsNet The Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. — Sidney Crosby had a goal and assist, Adam Johnson and Sam Lafferty each scored his first career goal, and the short-handed Pittsburgh Penguins held on to beat the winless ...

The real thing: Lafferty debuts on same line as Crosby

PITTSBURGH — Hollidaysburg product Sam Lafferty spent the majority of his youth skating around local Blair County rinks, typically donning a Sidney Crosby jersey. Tuesday night as the Pittsburgh Penguins hosted the Winnipeg Jets, he found himself skating on the same line as his childhood ...

Early 1-0 lead no good for Penguins

On the ice Tonight: Idle Next up: Anaheim Ducks at Pittsburgh Penguins, Thursday, 7 p.m. TV: AT&T SportsNet The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The youngest member of an inexperienced Winnipeg Jets defensive unit led the way to a big win. Ville Heinola scored his first NHL goal ...

Call-up from Pens excites Lafferty

Sam Lafferty got the call Monday morning that he’s long dreamed about. The Hollidaysburg native was promoted to the Pittsburgh Penguins from the team’s top farm team in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. After being informed by WB/Scranton coach Mike Vellucci, Lafferty quickly packed some ...

Penguins break out vs. Jackets

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins rebounded from a season-opening dud. Jared McCann scored twice as the Penguins had five goals in the second period to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 7-2 on Saturday night. The offensive outburst helped Pittsburgh rediscover its confidence after making ...