Penguins center Nick Spaling celebrates his goal in the first period Wednesday against the Flyers at Consol Energy Center.

Penguins notebook: Spaling’s versatility is promoted

Nick Spaling’s versatility earns him a promotion to center on the third line, bigger role in all facets of the game.

about 14 hours ago

 Pitt's James Conner is congratulated by the student section after defeating Virginia Tech at Heinz Field Thursday night, October 16, 2014.

Clear favorite yet to emerge in ACC's Coastal Division

With no clear favorite, Pitt is looking to capitalize against its next two opponents, Georgia Tech and Duke.

about 14 hours ago

 Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury makes a save on the Flyers' Jakub Voracek in the second period Wednesday.

Flyers call the late shots to beat Penguins, 5-3

Three third-period goals continue Philadelphia’s trend at Consol Energy Center.

about 13 hours ago

 Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury stands in front of his goal during the playing of the Canadian national anthem before the game against the Philadelphia Flyers in Pittsburgh.

Canada paid tribute at Penguins game

The Penguins paid tribute to Canada in light of Wednesday’s shootings in Ottawa with a moving version of the Canadian national anthem.

about 16 hours ago

 Steve Downie, shown here as a member of the Philadelphia Flyers, will face his old team tonight in Pittsburgh.

Penguins renew rivalry with Flyers tonight

Steve Downie, a former Flyer, is happy to be on the other side of one of the NHL's most intense rivalries.

1 day ago

 Thomas Greiss of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Penguins notebook: Backup Greiss to debut on the road

With three games in four days, goaltender Marc Andre-Fleury will give way to Thomas Greiss for the first time this season.

1 day ago

NHL roundup: Rangers win in overtime

New York surged back late to top New Jersey Tuesday night.

1 day ago

 Christian Ehrhoff tries to maintain control of the puck as the Anaheim Ducks' Jakob Silfverberg defends in the first period of the Penguins season opener on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 in Pittsburgh.

New Penguins defenseman happy where he landed

Christian Ehrhoff has had success elsewhere, but since signing with the Penguins this summer, he is more comfortable than ever.

2 days ago

 The Penguins' Robert Bortuzzo, left, fights the Devils' Ryan Carter on the opening faceoff of a game in February.

Penguins notebook: Physical defenseman back at practice

Defenseman Robert Bortuzzo participated in most of practice Monday and “looked pretty good” doing so, according to coach Mike Johnston.

2 days ago

Penguins assign two to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

Center Andrew Ebbett and defenseman Scott Harrington will report to the team’s American Hockey League affiliate.

2 days ago

 Penguins center Andrew Ebbett congratulates Chris Conner after scoring against Toronto last season at Consol Energy Center.

Andrew Ebbett patiently awaits chance to play a game for Penguins

NHL veteran Andrew Ebbett is still itching for the opportunity to prove his worth to the Penguins and the new coaching staff.

3 days ago

 With Marc-Andre Fleury trying to get back, Anaheim's Corey Perry scores into an open net on opening night.

On the Penguins: Things that go bump in the net

Does Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury have the tendency to resemble a horror movie when he's in - or, more accurately, out of - the net?

4 days ago

Dupuis makes quick return to Penguins

Penguins notebook  Dupuis rejoined the lineup Saturday night after being struck by a slap shot in the back of the neck Thursday.

4 days ago

 Penguins coach Mike Johnston has switched up the penalty-kill a bit, and it's helping so far.

Penguins notebook: New looks aid penalty-killing

Different looks gave the Penguins special-teams unit a shot in arm after struggling in the first three games.

3 days ago

 Evgeni Malkin celebrates after scoring in the second period against the Islanders at the Consol Energy Center PIttsburgh Pa.

Malkin a force in Penguins victory

Evgeni Malkin powered the Penguins to a 3-1 win Saturday night, as the club handed the New York Islanders a first loss of the season.

4 days ago

 New York Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo, right,  celebrates with Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak, of Slovakia, after they defeated the San Jose Sharks 4-3 after a shootout in overtime play in an NHL hockey game in Uniondale, N.Y., Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. Islanders center John Tavares scored the winning shot in the shootout.

5-0 start would be a first for Islanders

John Tavares has been the catalyst for New York Islanders’ fast start.

5 days ago

  Pascal Dupuis gives the thumbs up as he is carried off by Pittsburgh Paramedics after being hit with a puck in the second period Thursday night against the Dallas Stars at the Consol Energy Center.

Penguins Notebook: Dupuis looks fine, might play

Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis skates but does not practice in regular workout Friday after being struck in neck Thursday by a puck in 3-2

5 days ago

 The Penguins' Pascal Dupuis gives a thumbs up as he is carried off the ice Thursday after being hit with a puck in the second period against the Dallas Stars.

Penguins winger Dupuis back on the ice after Thursday scare

Wearing a warmup suit, he skated and shot pucks with no apparent difficulty before the Penguins' regular practice was scheduled to begin.

6 days ago

 Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin is greeted at the bench after scoring the game winner in the final seconds of the third period against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Consol Energy Center.

Penguins notebook: Key to coping with long layoff is pacing

Coach Mike Johnston found a way to cope with a long gap between games for the Penguins.

6 days ago

 Pascal Dupuis is carried off the ice by paramedics after being hit with a puck in the second period Thursday at Consol Energy Center.

Penguins squander lead, fall to Dallas Stars, 3-2

Stars center Tyler Seguin scored with 2.9 seconds left in regulation to lead his club to a win against the Penguins.

6 days ago

 Penguins head coach Mike Johnston is concerned about his team's penalty killing.

Fixing penalty-kill most glaring need for Penguins

Penalty-killing among the things that are a work in progress as the Penguins prepare for Dallas Stars.

1 week ago

Penguins notebook: Benn’s skill earns Crosby’s praise

Dallas forward Jamie Benn’s high level of play has not been lost on Sidney Crosby.

1 week ago

Penguins, Aramark partner on mobile concession payments at Consol

The pilot program will allow fans to use Softcard and Apple Pay at Consol Energy Center.

6 days ago

 Sidney Crosby celebrates a goal with Patric Hornqvist in the season opener last week against the Ducks.

Playing on Crosby’s line a new perk for Penguins winger Patric Hornqvist

Penguins newcomer Patric Hornqvist is learning the joy of playing with Sidney Crosby.

1 week ago

 Penguins coach Mike Johnston looks on during last week's season opener against the Ducks at the Consol Energy Center.

Penguins notebook: Coach Mike Johnston shortening shifts

Most Penguins are seeing less time on the ice than last year, a strategy coach Mike Johnston employs to keep players fresh.

1 week ago

 The Penguins are introduced and wave to the fans before the start of the season against the Ducks at the Consol Energy Center last week.

Penguins get an early break

After a 2-0 start to the season, the Penguins have slowed down — not by choice. A long break isn’t as valuable now, but there are benefits.

1 week ago

 Sidney Crosby leads the NHL in scoring with six points.

Crosby named NHL's third star of the week

The team’s captain leads the NHL in scoring with six points (three goals, three assists) in two games.

1 week ago

 Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz celebrate a goal against the Rangers in the 2014 playoffs. Kunitz has made a career out of proving people wrong after going undrafted in 1997. Since then, he has two Stanley Cup rings and a gold medal.

Success, longevity define career of Penguins veteran Chris Kunitz

Chris Kunitz’s unlikely career continues, and at 35 the Penguins winger is still all about substance over style.

1 week ago

 Anaheim's Corey Perry scores against the Penguins and Marc-Andre Fleury in the season opener Thursday night.

Penguins notebook: Penalty-kill woes nothing to tinker with yet

Offense has been far from a problem to this point for the Penguins and new coach Mike Johnston, but power-play goals, on the other hand...

1 week ago

 A bloodied Jody Shelly of the Flyers takes on Deryk Engelland of the Penguins in a fight in 2010.

On the Penguins

The Flyers are one of many teams across the league moving from an old practice of having at least one enforcer on the team.

1 week ago

 Maple Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf (3) hits Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Blake Comeau (17) at Air Canada Centre in Toronto.

Penguins notebook: Team will stay in Toronto

The Penguins will do things a bit differently than normal this weekend in Canada.

1 week ago

 Penguins center Sidney Crosby, right, is congratulated by teammate Patric Hornqvist after scoring against the Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday night.

Penguins burn Maple Leafs, win 5-2

Sidney Crosby, widely regarded as the finest player in the world, apparently has another level or two to which he intends to take his game.

1 week ago

 Defenseman Olli Maatta during a Penguins practice at the Consol Energy Center in last season's playoffs.

Young defenseman pleasant surprise in Penguins opener

Olli Maatta achieved his goal by playing in the season opener and chipping three assists in a victory against Anaheim.

1 week ago

Penguins notebook: Changes already on defense

Rookie defenseman Scott Harrington called up by the Penguins; defenseman Taylor Chorney sent to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

1 week ago

 Penguins defenseman Scott Harrington skates up ice during the first day of the Penguins development camp at the Consol Energy Center in July.

Penguins recall Harrington, send Chorney to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

Defenseman Scott Harrington, 21, was among the team’s final roster cuts of preseason after registering a plus-1 in five exhibition games.

1 week ago

 Penguins' Pascal Dupuis is introduced Thursday, playing his first game since an ACL tear in December.

Ron Cook: Rousing return for Penguins' Pascal Dupuis

He scored a goal on his first shot and added three assists to complete an amazing comeback for the Penguins in Thursday’s opener.

1 week ago

 Pascal Dupuis celebrates his fourth point of the night with Brandon Sutter against the Ducks Thursday night at Consol Energy Center.

Penguins notebook: Dupuis anxious to prove he still can play

Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis plays in his first NHL regular-season game since December knee injury and scores a goal.

1 week ago

 Penguins forward Zach Sill, along with forward Andrew Ebbett and defenseman Taylor Chorney, has been recalled from Wheeling of the ECHL.

Penguins' Sill, Ebbett, and Chorney recalled for tonight's opener

Forwards Zach Sill and Andrew Ebbett and defenseman Taylor Chorney were recalled from Wheeling of the ECHL.

2 weeks ago

 Penguins right winger Pascal Dupuis and teammates celebrate Dupuis' fourth point of Thursday's game against the Ducks at the Consol Energy Center.

Crosby, Dupuis take the lead in Penguins' season-opening win over Ducks

Crosby scored twice, and Pascal Dupuis registered a goal and three assists as the revamped Penguins downed their western foe.

1 week ago

 “It flies by. It is hard to believe,” Sidney Crosby said of his 10th season in the NHL.

Sidney Crosby: The 'Kid' heads into his 10th season with Penguins

The Penguins open their 2014-15 season against Anaheim tonight at Consol Energy Center.

2 weeks ago

 Evgeni Malkin works with the puck during a game last November against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Consol Energy Center.

Penguins notebook: Evgeni Malkin embraces shift to right wing

Evgeni Malkin is likely to play in the regular-season opener tonight against Anaheim, but it will be at right wing not center.

2 weeks ago

 Evgeni Malkin skates up ice against the Islanders in a 2013 playoff game at the Consol Energy Center.

Malkin, Maatta in lineup for Penguins opener

Coach Mike Johnston said that Evgeni Malkin is "99 percent" likely to play against the Ducks and that Olli Maatta is "ready to go.”

2 weeks ago

Dave Molinari's 2014-15 NHL preview

The Post-Gazette’s Penguins beat writer breaks down all 30 NHL teams as the season begins today.

2 weeks ago

 Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury takes on the Blue Jackets at the Consol Energy Center last month.

Analysis: 2014-15 Penguins player capsules

A player-by-player breakdown of the Penguins roster.

2 weeks ago

 Penguins defenseman Kris Letang.

More mature Letang eyes normalcy for Penguins

Kris Letang's maturity could help him return to his perch as one of NHL's top defensemen less than a year after a stroke.

2 weeks ago

 Penguins defenseman Robert Bortuzzo.

Without Bortuzzo, defense might have to toughen up

Penguins notebook: With Bortuzzo out for several more weeks because of injury, the other defensemen need to provide some grit.

2 weeks ago

 The Penguins sent center Oskar Sundqvist to Skelleftea of the Swedish Hockey League.

Penguins trim roster to 23

The Penguins have gotten down to the NHL’s regular-season roster limit of 23 players, but their personnel maneuvering isn’t over.

2 weeks ago

 Evgeni Malkin skates up ice against the Rangers at Madison Square Garden in New York in May.

Penguins notebook: Evgeni Malkin says 50-50 odds he'll play in opener against Ducks

Evgeni Malkin rejoined the team for his first full practice of preseason today.

2 weeks ago

 The Blue Jackets' Sergei Bobrovsky makes a save on the Penguins' Taylor Chorney in the first period Sept. 27 at the Consol Energy Center

Penguins' Chorney: On the edge of his blades

Defenseman Taylor Chorney awaits his fate to make the Penguins' opening-day roster.

2 weeks ago

 The Penguins' Evgeni Malkin skates up ice against the Rangers at Madison Square Garden New York.

Penguins notebook: Malkin creeps closer to return from an injury

The center participated in what was described as a "skills session" with several of the team's defensemen.

2 weeks ago


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