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Pittsburgh at N.Y. Islanders: Pittsburgh Penguins (44-26-12, third in the Metropolitan Division during the regular season) vs. New York Islanders (48-27-7, second in the Metropolitan Division during the regular season) WHERE: Uniondale, New York; tonight, 7:30 p.m. EASTERN CONFERENCE FIRST ...

Penguins beaten in overtime in playoff opener

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Josh Bailey scored on a rebound at 4:39 of overtime and the New York Islanders beat the Pittsburgh Penguins, 4-3, on Wednesday night in the opener of their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series. Jordan Eberle had a goal and an assist, and Brock Nelson and Nick ...

Penguin stars set to challenge Isles’ system

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. — The Pittsburgh Penguins have the big-name players. The New York Islanders rely on their system for success. Perennial All-Stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin lead the high-scoring Penguins against Anders Lee, Mathew Barzal and the defensive-minded Islanders in the ...

Penguins getting healthy at the right time

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan spent a significant portion of his team’s choppy season in search of healthy bodies. Ten players — including stars Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang and goaltender Matt Murray — missed at least 10 games, a spate of injuries the Penguins ...

Crosby can compete defensively just as well

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Casey DeSmith has seen it at every stop of his hockey career. Practice comes, the focus shifts to defending and the guys paid lavishly to score goals take their foot off the gas. “I’ve had people on every single team I’ve ever ...

Pens fail to get needed point at home

By Dan Scifo The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Ryan Strome scored 2:09 into overtime and the New York Rangers beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 Saturday night in the regular-season finale. Brendan Smith, Brady Skjei and Vladislav Namestnikov also scored for New York, long eliminated from ...

Detroit keeps Penguins from clinching

By Paul Harris The Associated Press DETROIT — The Pittsburgh Penguins came up empty when they tried to clinch a playoff spot on Tuesday night. Tyler Bertuzzi led the way for the Detroit Red Wings once again. Bertuzzi had two goals and an assist, and Detroit beat Pittsburgh 4-1 for its ...

Penguins pick up victory, inch closer to playoff berth

PITTSBURGH — Matt Cullen is well-versed in the electricity that creeps into a locker room when the games dwindle down to a precious few and the playoffs loom. It’s one of the main reasons the veteran Pittsburgh Penguins center — at 42 the NHL’s oldest player — keeps coming back for ...

Rinne gets one over on the Pens

PITTSBURGH — Pekka Rinne’s difficulties against the Penguins, particularly in Pittsburgh, have been well documented. So, it felt good for the Nashville Predators’ star goaltender to put those questions to rest — at least for one night. Rinne stopped 42 shots to lead the Predators to ...

Surging Pens close in on top spot

NEW YORK — The surging Pittsburgh Penguins are closing in on the top spot in their division. Teddy Blueger scored twice, Matt Murray made 33 saves and the Penguins rallied from an early two-goal deficit for a 5-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Monday night. “I thought we didn’t ...

McCann scores twice for Pens victory

DALLAS — Jared McCann scored twice, including the go-ahead goal on a spinning short-handed play in the third period, and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 on Saturday night. McCann has 11 goals in 26 games since coming over in a trade with Florida, and now leads the Penguins ...

Penguins pick up victory in shootout

By Chip Cirillo The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Sidney Crosby’s goal in the shootout gave Pittsburgh a 2-1 victory over Nashville on Thursday night, ending the Penguins’ three-game losing streak. Bryan Rust scored in regulation for the Penguins, who moved into a second-place ...

Pens drop playoff-like game

By Joedy McCreary The Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. — The Carolina Hurricanes and Pittsburgh Penguins traded hits — and, occasionally, goals — during an intense game with a decided playoff feel. Because the Hurricanes found a way to rally for a victory, they moved closer to finally ...

Flyers rally to stun Pens

PITTSBURGH — Clock ticking down on both the game and in some ways their season, the Philadelphia Flyers summoned some more late magic to stun the Pittsburgh Penguins yet again. James van Riemsdyk scored with 18 seconds left in regulation to force overtime and Sean Couturier finished off a ...

Mirror columnist dies at 64

From Mirror reports John Mehno, who has covered Pittsburgh sports for the Mirror for more than 35 years, has passed away. He was 64. “All of us who worked with John loved his witty, informative and entertaining style,” Mirror Managing Editor Neil Rudel said. “His columns and his ...

Peaking Penguins pummel Sabres

By Mark Ludwiczak The Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. — With Sidney Crosby at the very top of his game, the Pittsburgh Penguins are peaking at the right time. Crosby contributed two assists and Phil Kessel had a goal and an assist to lead the Penguins to a 5-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres ...

Malkin is a star hiding in plain sight

PITTSBURGH — The cameras crowd around Sidney Crosby’s stall, parting only to let the Pittsburgh Penguins captain slip through and tug on a baseball cap before the lights flip on, the microphones close in and the questions come. Fifteen feet away, Evgeni Malkin goes about his business ...

Pens’ Malkin has historic night

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Evgeni Malkin isn’t one for nerves. And yet they came anyway as the weeks crept by and the Pittsburgh Penguins star inched closer to 1,000 career points. A pep talk from coach Mike Sullivan helped. So did the return to form of one of the NHL’s most ...

Trip to Pittsburgh cools off the Bruins

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — For the first time in nearly two months, the Boston Bruins ran out of time. It tends to happen when the Bruins play in Pittsburgh, no matter how hot they are. Jared McCann scored twice, Matt Murray finished with 39 saves and the Penguins ...

Atkinson scores twice in win over Penguins

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Columbus’ Boone Jenner was sent to the penalty box for slashing just 20 seconds into Saturday night’s game, giving Pittsburgh an early power-play chance and sucking some of the energy out of a sold-out Nationwide Arena. But the Blue Jackets killed the penalty, and ...