Penguins

Expect many moves

As New York Rangers players cleaned out their lockers after a second-round playoff exit, all the talk was about impending change. That’s just getting started — for the Rangers and the rest of the NHL. Big moves leading up to and at the draft by the Rangers, rival New York Islanders, ...

It was time for Fleury, Pens to part ways

PITTSBURGH — That’s it. Marc-Andre Fleury plays for another team now. He was a wonderful guy, a very good goalie and a universally-liked teammate. He served the Penguins well through 13 seasons and leaves town as the busiest and winningest goalie in franchise history. He departs as a ...

Fleury taken by Vegas in expansion draft

LAS VEGAS — Marc-Andre Fleury took the stage at T-Mobile Arena in a brand-new Vegas Golden Knights jersey, and his new fans welcomed him to town with raucous cheers. After an up-and-down career in Pittsburgh, the three-time Stanley Cup champion goalie is among 30 NHL veterans who could get ...

Pens will play exhibition at Pegula

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State and the Pegula Ice Arena will host their second National Hockey League preseason game, with the Buffalo Sabres and the reigning two-time Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins slated to clash on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. “The opportunity to once again host ...

Vegas holds all ­cards with draft list

Vegas Golden Knights general manager George McPhee had difficulty containing his excitement in anticipation of the NHL’s expansion draft list being released. “The most fun I’ve ever had in hockey,” McPhee said in a video posted of him driving to the team’s headquarters on ...

Penguins fans celebrate Stanley Cup

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins’ Stanley Cup championship, the first an NHL team has won back to back in almost 20 years, spawned by far the biggest victory parade of any of the franchise’s five titles. An estimated 650,000 people turned out along a downtown parade route that ended ...

Pirates opt to carry 3 catchers

PITTSBURGH — The Pirates added a catcher to the roster on Wednesday without subtracting one. Francisco Cervelli came off the seven-day concussion disabled list and started Wednesday’s game against the Colorado Rockies. For the moment, the Pirates have kept both backups, Elias Diaz and ...

They’ve done it again

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Sidney Crosby is bringing the Stanley Cup back home to Pittsburgh for a second consecutive year. Patric Hornqvist scored with 1:35 left and Matt Murray made 27 saves for his second straight shutout as the Penguins became the first team in nearly two decades to repeat as ...

Hainsey leading revamped defense

Ron Hainsey avoiding a big hit and carrying the puck from end to end isn’t what the Pittsburgh Penguins ask of him or any other defenseman not named Kris Letang. Out long term after neck surgery, Letang isn’t a part of this run, but a key adjustment by Hainsey and the other defensemen in ...

Angry Rinne set for game

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Pekka Rinne is a friendly, polite man off the ice. Slipping the puck past the Nashville Predators goaltender is one of the few ways to anger the 6-foot-5 Finn. Pucks bouncing past him on the NHL’s biggest stage infuriate him. Rinne chopped his stick against a goalpost ...

Crosby doing it all again as Pens close in on Cup

PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby’s teammates keep saying nothing ever changes with the Pittsburgh Penguins captain. That the secret to his greatness is really no secret at all. The Penguins believe he remains the same player and the same person every shift, every night. In theory, yes. But not ...

Preds know they face tough task

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nashville Predators have shut down the likes of Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane, Vladimir Tarasenko and Ryan Getzlaf this postseason. They have slowed down Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. Stopping them completely? Even Nashville defenders Roman Josi, Ryan Ellis, ...

Star power links ’91, ’92 Pens with current team, Loney says

CRESSON — The Pittsburgh Penguins are on the cusp of winning the organization’s fifth Stanley Cup in club history and their second in as many years. Troy Loney, a left winger on the back-to-back Cup champion teams of 1991 and 1992 that kick-started the Penguins’ title run, sees ...

Penguins’ season coming down to short series

PITTSBURGH — Somewhere between the catfish lobbing, A-list national anthem singers, Carrie Underwood’s forgetfulness, Charles Barkley’s surprise cameo and P.K. Subban’s breath, there’s been another notable development during the Stanley Cup Final: A series has broken out. Perhaps ...

Predators tie up Penguins

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Frederick Gaudreau sure is doing his best to earn his own locker with the Nashville Predators with a Stanley Cup Final debut for the ages. An undrafted free agent playing just his sixth postseason game, Gaudreau scored the go-ahead goal 3:45 into the second period and ...

Crosby has no time for Subban’s games

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — P.K. Subban says ask the Pittsburgh Penguins if he’s getting under their skin. The All-Star defenseman only knows he apparently needs to work on his breath on the ice and loves the challenge of helping shut down Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. And he loves ...

The one that got away

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Pekka Rinne and the Nashville Predators are very hard to beat on their own ice this postseason, and now they have added their biggest piece of franchise history yet. A victory in the Stanley Cup Final. The embattled Rinne not only started, he made 27 saves. Roman Josi ...

Catfish highlight party

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The town known as Music City sure knows how to throw a party and thousands of people turned out to mark a bit of history Saturday night as Nashville hosted the first Stanley Cup Final game ever played in Tennessee. Fans started pouring into downtown hours before face-off ...

Pens don’t mind spacing of games

The Associated Press Time is on the Pittsburgh Penguins’ side, with or without momentum. Up 2-0 on the Nashville Predators in the Stanley Cup Final, the defending champions have no problem with the schedule that would require 17 days to complete the series if it goes seven games. That’s ...

Rookie sensation

PITTSBURGH — The fresh-faced, 22-year-old rookie who leads the NHL in playoff goals — a hot streak that has him in the middle of the Conn Smythe Trophy conversation given to the postseason MVP — was once too embarrassed to shoot the puck. So Jake Guentzel didn’t. Not in any sort of ...