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Penguins

Penguins ready for a reboot

On the ice Tonight: Buffalo at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. TV: AT&T SportsNet Records: First game of season for both teams. The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins began the franchise’s longest offseason in more than a decade with general manager Jim Rutherford ...

Plenty of different blueprints for NHL title

Had the night of June 12 gone differently, maybe NHL rivals would be looking to the Boston Bruins as the model to follow to win the Stanley Cup. “We were one game away to change the narrative of how teams should be structured,” Bruins defenseman Torey Krug said. The Bruins lost Game 7 ...

Sports at a glance

Pens win it in third period PITTSBURGH — For two periods in Pittsburgh, the Detroit Red Wings hung with the Pittsburgh Penguins. They couldn’t keep it up in the third, however, as the Penguins won, 4-2, on Wednesday night. Pittsburgh’s Brandon Tanev opend the scoring just over three ...

Malkin aims for rebound

PITTSBURGH — Evgeni Malkin was talking about himself. The longtime Pittsburgh Penguins center might as well have been talking about his team. “I want to show to everyone I’m not done,” Malkin said. “(I want to show) everything — power skating, stickhandling, scoring, play in the D ...

Lafferty sent down

Lafferty sent down Hollidaysburg graduate Sam Lafferty was one of eight players the Pittsburgh Penguins sent down to Wilkes Barre/Scranton on Monday. The team cut its roster to 27 players following Sunday’s preseason game against Detroit, in which Lafferty played and took four shots on goal.

Pens struggle in exhibition defeat

COLUMBUS — The Pittsburgh Penguins fell to 1-1-1 in the NHL preseason Saturday afternoon, thanks to a 3-1 loss at Columbus. Pittsburgh scored in the first period and was shut out the rest of the way. On a pass from Andrew Agozzino, with an extra assist from defenseman John Marino, the ...

Pens, Aston-Reese sign deal

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins and forward Zach Aston-Reese avoided arbitration on Monday, agreeing to a two-year deal that runs through the 2020-21 season. The deal is worth $1 million annually. The two sides came together minutes before heading to ...

Pens give Sullivan 4-year extension

PITTSBURGH — Mike Sullivan is sticking around to see if he can get the Pittsburgh Penguins back to the Stanley Cup. The coach whose arrival in the winter of 2015 helped propel the Penguins to championships in 2016 and 2017 agreed to a four-contract extension on Friday that runs through the ...

Penguins sign versatile Tanev

PITTSBURGH — Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford began his team’s longer-than-expected offseason by talking about the need for a culture change. Two months later, the process is finally underway. The Penguins opened free agency Monday by signing versatile forward Brandon Tanev to a ...

Penguins deal Kessel for Galchenyuk, more

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Arizona Coyotes were one of the NHL’s best defensive teams last season while just missing their first playoff appearance in six years. The biggest reason they came up short: Lack of scoring. The Coyotes took a step toward shoring up their long-standing scoring woes ...

Hollidaysburg’s Lafferty making strides

One team swept in the first round of the playoffs, the other two eliminated in the regular season. That’s not the standard for one of the premier organizations in professional hockey. Pittsburgh Penguins assistant general manager Bill Guerin, the architect of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton ...

Capitals, Penguins star Orpik calls it a career

Brooks Orpik called it a career Tuesday after 15 bruising NHL seasons in which he established himself as a big-hitting, shutdown defenseman and won the Stanley Cup twice. The 38-year-old played 1,171 regular-season and playoff games for the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals. He won ...

Pens pick offense from Quebec juniors

VANCOUVER, British Columbia —- The Pittsburgh Penguins added some offensive firepower when the team drafted left winger Sam Poulin with the 21st overall pick of the 2019 NHL draft Friday night. Poulin was selected from the Sherbrook Phoenix of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League in ...

Sports at a glance

Pens’ Maatta part of trade CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired defenseman Olli Maatta in a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins for forward Dominik Kahun and a fifth-round pick in this year’s draft. The Blackhawks had been looking to upgrade their blue line after missing the ...

Pens resign Ruhwedel for 2 years

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins are holding on to defenseman Chad Ruhwedel. The Penguins re-signed Ruhwedel to a two-year deal on Thursday that carries an average value of $700,000 a season. The 29-year-old Ruhwedel played in 18 games for the Penguins in ...

Lafferty already turning heads in minors

WILKES-BARRE — Getting to the Calder Cup playoffs is always a goal for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, and they came up a little bit short despite their best efforts. But focusing too much on standings, points and potential tiebreakers diverted from the more important takeaway from ...

Isles send Pens packing

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Barry Trotz had questions when he took over the New York Islanders last summer. About the defense. About the goaltending. About where the scoring would come from if star John Tavares bailed in free agency. One by one over the last 10 months, the Islanders ...

Backs to the wall for Pens, Lightning

By Will Graves The Associated Press The Tampa Bay Lightning carved out their own slice of NHL history during a dominant regular season in which they tied the league record for most victories. A fourth straight loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight, and the Lightning will have a ...

Penguins lose at home to fall into 3-0 hole

PITTSBURGH — The New York Islanders don’t play a particularly sexy brandy of hockey. They forecheck. They backcheck. They block shots and take few risks, more focused on fundamentals than flash. It’s a style designed to frustrate opponents regardless of pedigree, one that has them on ...

What to do down 2?

The Associated Press UNIONDALE, N.Y. — After falling behind in the second period, the New York Islanders didn’t get discouraged. They maintained their focus, tied it minutes later and then pulled away in the third period. Jordan Eberle and Josh Bailey scored less than four minutes apart ...