Penguins


 Mario Lemieux and the 1992 Penguins celebrate with the Stanley Cup after defeating the Chicago Blackhawks, four games to zero.

Chapter 3 -- The evolution of Mario Lemieux: The rise of 66

He wanted to be the best player in the world. To get there, Mario Lemieux had to pass Wayne Gretzky. The first step? Winning a Stanley Cup.

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Penguins notebook: Short-handed goals vexing

Penguins knack for allowing goals while on the power play continues to irk coach Mike Johnston.

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 Mario Lemieux in uniform for the Laval Voisins, April 1984. (special to the Post-Gazette from Le Soleil of  Quebec)

The evolution of Mario Lemieux, Chapter 2: Learning a new city

During his early days in Pittsburgh, Mario Lemieux infused life into the Penguins franchise while forming a tight circle of trusted friends.

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 Sidney Crosby is stopped in the crease by Carolina goalie Cam Ward in the first period Friday night at Consol Energy Center.

Feisty Hurricanes outplay Penguins in nearly every way

The Penguins were outshot, 35-22, struggled in transition through the neutral zone, and, ultimately, lost a "horrible game."

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 Center Sidney Crosby has helped lead the Penguins to a 15-4-2 record to start the season.

Penguins' positives outweigh negatives, but will it last?

First quarter of the Penguins season uncovers an abundance of positives and a few significant negatives that must be addressed.

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Penguins notebook: Rutherford low-keys Carolina reunion

Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford finally faces his former team, the Carolina Hurricanes, this weekend.

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 Mario Lemieux christens the ice at Consol Energy Center in 2010 with water from Mellon Arena.

A special report -- The evolution of Mario Lemieux: 30 years in Pittsburgh

He came here a hockey phenom. He became so much more. Over eight days, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette will tell the story of how it happened.

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Bennett out several weeks for Penguins

Hard-luck winger Beau Bennett is sidelined by yet another injury, this one to his lower body.

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 Penguins left winger Blake Comeau celebrates his goal in the first period against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Consol Energy Center.

Penguins' Comeau completes hat trick in overtime to beat Leafs

Blake Comeau drove a slap shot past Toronto goalie Jonathan Bernier in overtime to complete a hat trick and give the Penguins a victory.

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 Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury clears the puck away from Boston Bruins left wing Daniel Paille during the first period at TD Garden in Boston Monday night.

Penguins goalie quietly acknowledges career milestone

Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury hungers for more wins, but relishes No. 300, albeit in a restrained manner.

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 Penguins right wing Beau Bennett is dropped to the ice by Boston Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton (27) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. At right trying to dig out the puck is Bruins center Gregory Campbell.

Penguins notebook: Bad luck tracking young winger

Beau Bennett misses Tuesday skate after injuring his knee Monday against Boston; no word yet on the severity of the injury.

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 The  former Civic Arena sits next to its replacement, the Consol Energy Center, in September 2010.

Penguins eye entertainment venues for former Civic Arena site

Possibilities for the site include a movie theater, bowling alley, a fitness center, a music venue, restaurants, cafes and a food market.

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Mario Lemieux's 30 years of highlights: Jan. 24, 2006

Lemieux and Sidney Crosby played together for the beginning of the 2005-06 season. How many times did one assist on a goal for the other?

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Mario Lemieux's 30 years of highlights: Dec. 27, 2000

Three years after his first retirement, Mario Lemieux returned to the ice as a player-owner against Toronto. Who assisted on his first goal?

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 Penguins' former first-round draft pick Joe Morrow skates up the ice against the Chicago Blackhawks in a 2011 preseason game.

Penguins notebook: Morrow finds home, niche in Boston

It took Joe Morrow a couple changes of scenery and a bit longer than expected, but the former Penguins prospect has found a spot in the NHL.

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 Penguins center Evgeni Malkin, second from right, is congratulated by teammates after scoring the winning goal Monday against the Boston Bruins.

Penguins edge Bruins on Malkin's OT goal, 3-2

Evgeni Malkin scored 32 seconds into overtime to give the Penguins a 3-2 victory against Boston at TD Garden tonight.

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 Penguins goalie Thomas Greiss (1), center Marcel Goc (57), defenseman Paul Martin (7), defenseman Kris Letang (58) and center Evgeni Malkin (71) react as the New York Islanders celebrate Matt Martin's goal that tied the score, 1-1, in the second period Saturday at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y.

Penguins look for pick-me-up after two losses

After back-to-back losses this weekend against the Islanders, the Penguins look for their equilibrium starting tonight in Boston.

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 Penguins' Steve Downie fights with Travis Hamoni of the New York Islanders in the first period Saturday at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York.

Penguins notebook: Downie’s aggression has downside

Steve Downie is miles ahead on the leader board for penalty minutes. But his antics late in a loss Saturday were more harm than help.

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Mario Lemieux's 30 years of highlights: March 2, 1993

After returning from treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma, how many points did Mario Lemieux make up on Pat Lafontaine to win the scoring title?

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 The Penguins lost more than just a top-six winger when Pascal Dupuis was diagnosed with a blood clot in his lung.

On the Penguins: After the loss of Pascal Dupuis, what happens next?

Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford will be shopping, but for now there is no pressure to buy.

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 Jayson Megna

Penguins notebook: Megna called up for depth

Bringing up Jayson Megna also is a reward for his strong play with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in the AHL.

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Mario Lemieux's 30 years of highlights: May 25, 1991

How many more points did Mario Lemieux score during the 1991 regular season than in the postseason?

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 The Penguins' Jayson Megna moves the puck up ice against the Wild's Mikko Koivu in September.

Penguins recall forward Megna from Wilkes-Barre

Jayson Megna has nine goals and five assists in 17 games with the Baby Penguins this season.

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 Steve Downie fights the Islanders’ Travis Hamonic in the first period Saturday night in Uniondale, N.Y.

Penguins joined in first by Islanders

Islanders beat the Penguins, 4-1, Saturday night to complete the sweep of a home-and-home series and raise their record to 14-6.

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Penguins notebook: Schedule takes some unusual twists

Home-and-home games with Islanders and Hurricanes a playoff-like atmosphere for Penguins.

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 The Penguins' Zach Sill levels New York Islander Frans Nielsen in the first period Friday night at Consol Energy Center.

Penguins fight back but fall to Islanders in shootout

The two squads will square off again tonight in New York.

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 Simon Despres skates up ice in a game earlier this season at the Consol Energy Center.

Penguins' Despres alters game, wins confidence of new coaches

Defenseman Simon Despres adheres to a more defensive style of play and earns confidence and playing time from new coaches.

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 Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis listens to a reporter's question during the press conference where his diagnosis of a blood clot in his lung was made. He will be out of the lineup for a least six months while undergoing treatment with blood thinners. At right is Penguins coach Mike Johnson.

Penguins Notebook: Idled Dupuis might get new role and title

Coach Mike Johnston says a new role for idled forward Pascal Dupuis is in the works.

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 Mario Lemieux archive page For publication 11/22/14

Mario Lemieux's 30 years of highlights: Sept. 15, 1997

In 1988, Mario Lemieux won his first Hart and Ross Trophies. What international event in the summer of 1987 preceded his rise to the top?

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 Post-Gazette Sports front page from Oct. 12, 1984.

30 years of Lemieux: PG package on Penguins legend to come out on Thanksgiving Day

Question: What Hall of Fame defenseman did Mario Lemieux beat to score his first NHL goal?

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 Pascal Dupuis, along with Penguins Associate General Manager Jason Botterill (left) and Dr. Dharmesh Vyas, the team's physician.

Ron Cook: Another jolt of bad news for Penguins

Unfortunately, Pascal Dupuis is just the latest Penguins player, coach or GM to have his career threatened or life ended prematurely.

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 Penguins forward Evegeni Malkin, goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, defenseman Kris Letang, forward Sidney Crosby, and forward Chris Kunitz listen to forward Pascal Dupuis commenting on his diagnosis of a blood clot in his lung, and being out of the lineup for a least six months while undergoing treatment with blood thinners.

Teammates: Pascal Dupuis’ absence will hurt Penguins off ice

His current and former teammates talk about how much they'll miss Penguins veteran Pascal Dupuis not just on the ice but away from it, too.

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 The Penguins' Pascal Dupuis will miss at least six months due to a blood clot in his lung. At right are Penguins coach Mike Johnson, forward Evegeni Malkin, goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, defenseman Kris Letang and forward Sidney Crosby.

Penguins' Pascal Dupuis has blood clot in his lung

Dupuis, 35, will be on blood thinners for the next six months and will not be permitted to play hockey because of the risk of bleeding.

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 The Penguins' Sidney Crosby celebrates his goal past Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price with teammate Patric Hornqvist during second period Tuesday in Montreal.

Penguins' Fleury shuts down Montreal

Marc-Andre Fleury rejected 27 shots in the Penguins' 4-0 victory against Montreal Tuesday night at Bell Centre.

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 Penguins' Blake Comeau (center) celebrates his goal in the first period against the New York Rangers at the Consol Energy Center earlier this month.

Penguins notebook: Comeau moves to top line with Dupuis out

Comeau's steady play earns promotion

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 Pascal Dupuis celebrates his goal at 17:18 of the second period against Jonathan Bernier of the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre on November 14, 2014 in Toronto, Canada.

Penguins shifting lines again

Undisclosed medical issue takes winger Pascal Dupuis out of the Penguins lineup, forces more line-juggling.

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 Penguins forward Marcel Goc in a game earlier this season.

Goc's execution solid on Penguins fourth line

He has spent more time on the ice while the Penguins are short-handed than any NHL forward except Florida's David Bolland.

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 Penguins defenseman Kris Letang leads the play  against the New York Rangers Saturday at the Consol Energy Center.

Early record pace puts several marks in sight

Penguins notebook: If the they can maintain this march, they have chance to etch more than a few new entries into the franchise record book.

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Penguins notebook: Coach, player recall new Hall of Famer

Penguins coach Mike Johnston. defenseman Paul Martin share memories of the late coach Pat Burns.

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 Penguins center Evgeni Malkin's penalties are not a concern, according to coach Mike Johnston.

Penguins notebook: Coach Mike Johnston defends Evgeni Malkin

Coach Mike Johnston doesn’t question Penguins center Evgeni Malkin’s late-game reaction in a narrow victory Friday against Toronto.

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On the Penguins: This space for sale

Advertisements on jerseys aren't a fixture in the NHL just yet, but they could be soon as the debate rages on.

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 Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury makes a save on the New York Rangers Rick Nash at the Consol Energy Center.

Penguins stop Rangers in shootout

The Penguins got help from a video review, which overturned a shootout goal by New York.

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 Penguins goaltender Thomas Greiss goes to cover up a loose puck against the Maple Leafs during the second period at the Air Canada Centre.

Penguins Notebook: Johnston aims to keep goalies fresh during tough stretch

Thomas Greiss gets call in goal Friday night as coach Mike Johnston tries to avoid wearing out his two goalies in taxing stretch of games

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 Penguins winger Pascal Dupuis is introduced last month before the season opener against Anaheim, his first game back from last year's knee injury.

Sidney Crosby, Chris Kunitz get 'new' partner with Dupuis

Penguins first-liners Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz will have Pascal Dupuis back for the first time this season against Toronto tonight.

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 Pascal Dupuis celebrtaes his goal at 17:18 of the second period against Jonathan Bernier of the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre on November 14, 2014 in Toronto, Canada.

Dupuis scores twice in Penguins 2-1 victory over Toronto

Pascal Dupuis was the only offense the Penguins got and the only offense they needed in a win over the Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre.

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 Olli Maatta skates up ice earlier this month at the Consol Energy Center.

Penguins notebook: Maatta says he's fine, ready to return within a week

Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta returns to practice after removal of cancerous tumor on his thyroid.

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 Blake Comeau falls over the New York Rangers' John Moore during the first period of Tuesday's game in New York.

Penguins stray from successful formula on the road

The lopsided loss on road Tuesday night against New York Rangers was rare thing, and the Penguins would like to keep it that way.

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 The Rangers' Martin St. Louis shoots the puck past Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury  for a goal during the first period in New York.

Rangers end Penguins' winning streak with 5-0 rout

The loss – the Penguins’ first since a 4-3 overtime defeat in Detroit Oct. 23 – dropped their record to 10-3-1.

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 Olli Maatta competes against the Rangers' Benoit Pouliot during the second round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Maatta is not quite ready to return to the lineup, coach Mike Johnston said.

Penguins notebook: One week after having tumor removed, Olli Maatta skates at Madison Square Garden

The next step will be to get Maatta involved in regular practices, although it’s not clear when that will happen.

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 Simon Despres and Brandon Sutter celebrate Despres' goal against the Winnipeg Jets during the first period of a game on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Center of Penguins' third line doesn't mind giving more

Brandon Sutter is meeting his Coach Mike Johston's challenge to supply more offense and still play his outstanding brand of defense.

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