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Penguins

League working on playoff possibilities

The Associated Press Shorts and skates don’t usually mix. Maintaining NHL-quality ice in August or holding a Stanley Cup Final in September? Those are far from the norm, too. With the NHL playoffs, which were to begin Wednesday, on indefinite hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, ...

Crosby, McDavid favorites again in NHLPA annual poll

The Associated Press Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid is still regarded as the NHL’s top forward, while peers consider Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby the game’s most complete player. When it comes to game-day dress code, hockey players overwhelming favor relaxing the rule requiring ...

Injured Penguin on schedule for possible return to ice

When it all stopped When the NHL shut down because of the coronavirus outbreak, the Pittsburgh Penguins were 40-23-6 in the Metropolitan Division, good for third place behind the Philadelphia Flyers (41-21-7) and the Washington Capitals (41-20-8). The Associated Press PITTSBURGH ...

NHL operations put on hold

The Associated Press The NHL has placed its season on ice — for now. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said Thursday the league will “pause” its season, effective immediately, because of the coronavirus pandemic. The move came one day after the NBA suspended its season after a player ...

Cup shot means more to vets

PITTSBURGH — The evidence of Patrick Marleau’s near miss is everywhere. In the rafters at PPG Paints Arena. In the lobby on the way to the Pittsburgh Penguins dressing room, where a replica of the Stanley Cup the franchise won in 2016 at the expense of Marleau and the San Jose Sharks sits. ...

Malkin lifts slumping Pens

NEWARK, N.J. — Evgeni Malkin scored two goals and set up another to lead the slumping Pittsburgh Penguins to a 5-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night. Evan Rodrigues and defensemen Justin Schultz and Kris Letang also scored as the Penguins won for only the third time in 11 ...

Home invasion: Penguins drop second straight at PPG Paints Arena

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Morgan Geekie didn’t have time to think. On Saturday he was in the minors. By Sunday afternoon the newest Carolina Hurricanes forward found himself thrust in the middle of the playoff race. The 21-year-old rookie hardly looked ...

Pens slow start costly against Caps

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The playoffs are still a month away. It just feels like they’ve already started for the Washington Capitals. Dominant at the start and disciplined at the finish, the Capitals pushed the Pittsburgh Penguins around 5-2 on Saturday to give ...

NHL game will feature all-female crew today

By Joe Reedy The Associated Press Kaitlin Urka’s goal of having an all-female crew work an NHL game will become a reality today. The St. Louis Blues-Chicago Blackhawks telecast on NBCSN will be the first time a pro hockey game is led solely by women in the United States. It also ...

Hornqvist helps get Penguins another ‘W’

On the ice Tonight: Idle Next up: Washington Capitals at Pittsburgh Penguins, Saturday, 1 p.m. TV: AT&T SportsNet By John Wawrow The Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. — Patric Hornqvist scored twice in leading the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-2 win over Buffalo on Thursday ...

Crosby gets 800th; Penguins snap skid

PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby’s march to 800 career assists slowed to a crawl in recent weeks. So did his team’s momentum after a stirring — if brief — sprint to the top of the Metropolitan Division. So forgive the Penguins captain if he was more relieved than elated after reaching the ...

Steel City native hurts Penguins

On the ice Saturday night: The Pittsburgh Penguins trailed the San Jose Sharks, 1-0, in the 2nd period at press time. Tonight: Idle Next up: Ottawa Senators at Pittsburgh Penguins, Tuesday, 7 p.m. TV: AT&T Sports Net By Joe Reedy The Associated Press ANAHEIM, Calif. — John ...

Pens mired in losing streak

On the ice Pittsburgh Penguins (37-19-6, second in the Metropolitan Division) at Anaheim Ducks (25-30-8, sixth in the Pacific Division) When: Tonight, 10 p.m. TV: AT&T SportsNet BOTTOM LINE: Pittsburgh aims to break its four-game losing streak when the Penguins take on Anaheim. ... ...

Penguins pick up veteran in deal

The Associated Press Patrick Marleau has been chasing the Stanley Cup for 22 seasons. The veteran winger hopes a move to Pittsburgh will finally let him catch it. San Jose dealt the 40-year-old Marleau to the Penguins during Monday’s trade deadline. The struggling Sharks will get a 2021 ...

Second-period miscues spell doom for Penguins

On the ice Tonight: Idle Next up: Buffalo Sabres at Pittsburgh Penguins,Saturday, 1 p.m. TV: AT&T SportsNet The Associated Press TORONTO — Jake Muzzin had a goal and two assists, Frederik Andersen made 24 saves and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-0 on ...

Victory has Pens ahead of Capitals

By Dan Scifo The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby had a goal and three assists to help the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2 on Tuesday night. “I think this is his favorite time of year,” Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said. “He tends to play his best ...

For Pat’s sake: Hornqvist’s goals key to victory

By Dan Scifo The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Patric Hornqvist and the fourth line set the tone in another big win for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Hornqvist had two goals and an assist and the Penguins defeated the Detroit Red Wings 5-1 on Sunday. “Sometimes you get lucky out there and ...

Zucker’s 2 goals lift Pens

By Dan Scifo The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Penguins forward Jason Zucker is settling in nicely after two games with his new team. Zucker scored his first two goals with the Penguins during a 4-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Friday night. “To me, it was about the win,” ...

Gourde keeping Tampa on hot streak

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The puck ended up on Yanni Gourde’s stick and for a split second, the only thing the Tampa Bay Lightning forward felt was a sense of panic. It passed. It always does these days for the NHL’s hottest team. Gourde collected Brayden Point’s cross-ice ...

Pens send Galchenyuk to Wild for F Zucker

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired veteran forward Jason Zucker from Minnesota, giving the Penguins’ top-six forward group a jolt as they prepare for a postseason push. Pittsburgh sent forward Alex Galchenyuk, defenseman prospect Calen Addison and a conditional 2020 ...