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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 ...

Pens having their own ‘Groundhog Day’ with Columbus

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Mike Sullivan isn’t looking for an explanation. The Pittsburgh Penguins coach isn’t sure there is one that can adequately describe why his team dominates the Columbus Blue Jackets. “All I can tell you is, every game we play them is a hard-fought ...

The Pens can win, but will they win?

PITTSBURGH — It looks like the Penguins are going down to the wire, which is not what management had in mind. They’re in a fight for a playoff spot, but they can take an important stride this week with back-to-back games against the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Penguins seem to have the ...

Special night ends with special victory

On the ice Tonight: Idle Next up: Columbus Blue Jackets at Pittsburgh Penguins, Thursday, 7 p.m. TV: AT&T SportsNet The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The night began with a tribute to Matt Cullen’s longevity. It ended with another sparkling play that highlighted Pittsburgh ...

Pens fall in overtime

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Conor Sheary and the Buffalo Sabres aren’t ready to be counted out of the Eastern Conference playoff race just yet. With Buffalo in jeopardy of fading further down the standings, Sheary assisted on Brandon Montour’s tying goal with 2:32 left in regulation and scored his ...

Penguins’ injuries piling up

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The injuries keep piling up for the Pittsburgh Penguins, who hope the arrival of defenseman Erik Gudbranson will help them deal with the loss of forward Bryan Rust and defenseman Chad Ruhwedel, both of whom are out indefinitely after getting hurt in a ...

Penguins blow lead at Lincoln Financial

PHILADELPHIA — Claude Giroux scored 1:59 into overtime and the Philadelphia Flyers scored three straight goals in the rain to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins, 4-3, on a soggy Saturday night at Lincoln Financial Field. The Flyers and Penguins took one of the NHL’s more heated rivalries ...

Penguins outscore Rangers

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins survived a four-minute penalty kill and went on the hunt against the New York Rangers. Kris Letang scored his second of the game and Evgeni Malkin scored twice in a span of six minutes, helping the Penguins beat the Rangers 6-5 on Sunday. Defensemen ...

Pens collapse in 2nd period

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — A big second period ended up being just enough for the Calgary Flames. Michael Frolik had the first of four second-period goals for Calgary, and the Flames held on to snap a season-long four-game skid with a 5-4 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on ...

Murray clutch in goal for Penguins

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The NHL’s most electric playmaker swooping in on him and his team’s one-goal lead very much in doubt, Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray did something that’s kind of tough when Edmonton’s Connor McDavid has the puck dangling ...

Malkin suspended; Maatta to miss time

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin has been suspended one game for high-sticking Philadelphia’s Michael Raffl late in Pittsburgh’s 4-1 win over the Flyers on Monday night. The league announced the suspension on Tuesday following a hearing ...

Murray has busy night in Pens’ victory

By Aaron Bracy The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Matt Murray guzzled a sports drink through part of his postgame interview. It’s not surprising the Pittsburgh Penguins goalie needed to rehydrate after such an intense outing. Murray made a career-high 50 saves and Sidney Crosby had a ...

Lightning fight their way to win

TAMPA, Fla. — Tyler Johnson had a key goal and a tussle with Sidney Crosby, too. Johnson and J.T. Miller scored third-period goals as the Tampa Bay Lightning stopped a rare two-game skid with a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night. After Johnson got his first goal in ...

Penguins’ struggles continue in Florida

The Associated Press SUNRISE, Fla. — The Florida Panthers didn’t lose their composure after giving up the lead late in the game. Mike Matheson scored 4:14 into overtime to lift the Panthers over the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 on Thursday night. Matheson tipped in a pass from Jonathan ...

Leafs edge out Penguins

TORONTO — Zach Hyman snapped a tie late in the second period, Garret Sparks made 28 saves and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 on Saturday night. Auston Matthews also scored for Toronto, and Travis Dermott had a goal and an assist. Jake Gardiner added two ...

Pens hold on in third

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Kris Letang tied Hall of Famer Paul Coffey’s franchise record for career goals by a defenseman, Matt Murray stopped 33 shots and the Pittsburgh Penguins held off the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2 on Wednesday night. Letang’s shot from the right circle in ...

Crosby nets MVP honors

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Sidney Crosby had two goals and three assists, and Henriq Lundqvist pitched a first-half shutout to lead the Metropolitan Division to a 10-5 victory over the Central Division in the championship round of the NHL All-Star game Saturday night. Selected the MVP, Crosby ...

Pens’ trip ends unsuccessfully

LAS VEGAS — Jonathan Marchessault and William Karlsson have struggled to find the back of the net since Dec. 22, scoring a combined three goals over 12 games. Vegas’ dynamic top-line forwards topped that Saturday night. Marchessault scored three goals for his second career hat trick and ...