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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 ...

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 ...