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 Penguins center Sidney Crosby skates on the ice prior to the game against the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center.

Crosby-Kessel partnership makes steady progress for Penguins

about 18 hours ago

 Sidney Crosby and the Penguins open the season in Dallas.

NHL writers survey: Penguins most likely to disappoint; Ducks most likely to win Stanley Cup

1 day ago

 Penguins' Evgeni Malkin, attempts to gain control of the puck against Dallas Stars' Jason Demers as Penguins' Sergei Plotnikov watches in the second period.

Penguins lose season opener, 3-0, to Dallas

about 18 hours ago

Penguins recall Maatta, Porter for tonight's game

1 day ago

 The Penguins' Sidney Crosby, Patric Hornqvist, Ben Lovejoy and Evgeni Malkin talk during a break in practice at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry in September.

Penguins face tough challenge this year in Metropolitan Division

1 day ago

 Penguins Sidney Crosby, Pascal Dupuis and Phil Kessel during practice at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry Township on September 10, 2015.

2015-16 Pittsburgh Penguins roster breakdown

1 day ago

 Olli Maatta skates up ice against the Hurricanes during a preseason game last month at the Consol Energy Center.

Penguins notebook: Penguins send Maatta to minor league team in salary-cap move

2 days ago

 Penguins' Olli Maatta.

Penguins assign Maatta to Wilkes-Barre, but not for long

3 days ago

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 Pascal Dupuis returned to the ice for the Pittsburgh Penguins first practice last month at the team's new facility in Cranberry.

Penguins: Dupuis' latest injury to keep him out 4-5 weeks

The team said the injury, though unspecified, is not related to previous health issues he has had but will temporarily derail his  comeback

3 days ago

 New York Rangers fans cheer as Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury and defensemen Ben Lovejoy and Rob Scuderi react to a goal by the New York Rangers' Derek Stepan during the first period of Game 5 in the first round of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Friday, April 24, 2015, in New York.

Penguins defense still in flux heading into season opener

Ian Cole likes the way Penguins defense is coming together and sees further improvement coming soon.

3 days ago

 Dave Molinari predicts Sidney Crosby and the Penguins to finish third in the Eastern Conference Metropolitan Division this season.

NHL Preview: Team-by-team analysis of the 2015-16 season

Penguins beat writer Dave Molinari previews the upcoming NHL season, with what to expect for every team.

3 days ago

 Red Wings goaltender Petr Mrazek can't stop a goal by the Penguins' Daniel Sprong in a preseason game last month at Consol Energy Center.

Ten games will determine Sprong's place with Penguins

Talented Penguins rookie Daniel Sprong will get his entry-level contract if he remains with the major league club.

4 days ago

 Penguins defenseman Tim Erixon eyes the puck at a practice last month.

Penguins notebook: Erixon quietly earns roster spot

Defenseman Tim Erixon didn’t hear much feedback in training camp but heard all he needed to when he made the season-opening Penguins lineup.

4 days ago

 Pascal Dupuis will not play Thursday in Dallas.

Dupuis will miss Penguins season opener

GM Jim Rutherford says winger Pascal Dupuis will miss the opener Thursday with an unspecified injury unrelated to blood clot.

3 days ago

 Sidney Crosby, entering his 11th season with the Penguins, is convinced his competitive nature is a gift from his mother and father.

Sidney Crosby's will to win is in his genes

The Penguins star’s competitiveness is as intrinsic to who he is as anything else. Entering his 11th season, we ask: where did it come from?

5 days ago

 Whomever gets to stake on a line with Sidney Crosby, left, and Phil Kessel, right, will be one lucky Penguins winger. In this practice last month, veteran Pascal Dupuis stood alongside the dangerous duo.

Five questions for the Penguins season

Penguins beat writer Jenn Menendez poses five questions facing the Penguins as they prepare to start the new season.

5 days ago


NHL teams must adapt to 'novelty' of 3-on-3 OT this season

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -- Count Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen among those around the NHL taking a wait-and-see

Parise has hat trick as Wild rally for 5-4 win over Avs

DENVER (AP) -- All the hats thrown onto the ice weren't a big surprise. Zach Parise did have a hat trick....


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