Evgeni Malkin said the Penguins are playing poorly right now, and his return could be the spark they need.

Malkin says, 'We play so bad right now'

Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist are expected to return this weekend for Penguins.

about 12 hours ago

Penguins notebook: Former Penguins forward Joe Vitale will tunnel his focus today against his ex-teammates

.The playoffs are not within reach for Vitale and the Coyotes this season, but it may offer his team a chance to play a little looser.

about 11 hours ago

 Christian Ehrhoff is checked by Ottawa's Mark Borowiecki during a game last month at the Consol Energy Center.

Penguins notebook: Prognosis for Ehrhoff remains mystery

Penguins await prognosis from doctors on the condition of defenseman Christian Ehrhoff.

1 day ago

Penguins coach Johnston's mom dies

Shelia Margaret "Mickey" Johnston, the mother of Penguins coach Mike Johnston, died Friday in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. She was 81.

about 14 hours ago

 Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury watches the shot by Carolina Hurricanes forward Riley Nash  during the second period at PNC Arena.

Penguins' struggles continue with 5-2 loss vs. Hurricanes

The Penguins remain in third place in the Metropolitan Division, between the second-place New York Islanders and fourth-place Washington.

1 day ago

 Daniel Winnik during his Penguins debut Sunday, March 1, 2015 at Consol Energy Center.

Winnik latest Penguins winger to flank Crosby

Injuries have forced Sidney Crosby to play with a long line of forwards this season, and Daniel Winnik is new to that group.

2 days ago

 Red Wings goaltender Petr Mrazek stops a shot in front of the Penguins' Brandon Sutter in the third period March 15 at Consol Energy Center.

Gene Collier: More goals a must, and not just for Penguins

There are a number of ways to solve hockey’s growing boredom problem, starting with goalies armed as if they’re going into battle.

2 days ago

 Penguins head coach Mike Johnston watches his team take on the Dallas Stars during the third period at the American Airlines Center on March 19. The Stars defeated the Penguins 2-1.

Penguins notebook: Mike Johnston questions effort of some

Penguins coach Mike Johnston said there are “four or five” players whose effort has been lacking in recent games.

2 days ago

 St. Louis’ Paul Stastny falls into Marc-Andre Fleury in the first period Tuesday and is called for goaltender interference. The Penguins lost to the Blues, 3-2, in overtime at Consol Energy Center.

Gene Collier: Penguins display their March flaws

The biggest problems dogging the Penguins in this important month were on full display Tuesday night in an overtime loss to St. Louis.

3 days ago

 The Blues' Zbynek Michalek celebrates a second period goal by Marcel Goc to tie the game as Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury falls into the net last night at the Consol Energy Center.

Jerry Micco's sports chat transcript: 3.25.15

The Penguins problems, Steelers offseason and Pirates spring training dominate today’s discussion with the Post-Gazette sports editor.

2 days ago

 Ian Colecame to the Penguins from St. Louis in a trade earlier this month.

Penguins notebook: Traded players face former teammates

Several former Penguins return to town for first time since being traded to St. Louis, and it feels strange.

3 days ago

 Derrick Pouliot and the Penguins host the Blues tonight at Consol Energy Center.

Penguins recall defenseman Pouliot from Wilkes-Barre

Coach Mike Johnston said forwards Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist will not play tonight against the Blues.

4 days ago

 Penguins Sidney Crosby ready to take the face-off against the Blues in the third period at the Consol Energy Center.

Blues cap long trip with win over Penguins, 3-2

Former Penguins Robert Bortuzzo and Marcel Goc -- both traded -- score rare goals to spark a St. Louis victory in overtime.

3 days ago

 Penguins forward Beau Bennett gathers a loose puck against the Blackhawks during a January game at Consol Energy Center.

Penguins forward Beau Bennett copes with nightmarish season

Knee injuries. Mumps. Now, a 23-game scoring slump. But Bennett is hoping for a positive finish after a no-good, horrible season so far.

4 days ago

 Pascal Dupuis during a game early this season at the Consol Energy Center.

Penguins say Dupuis won't play again this season

Penguins notebook: Forward Pascal Dupuis won’t return to the Penguins lineup until next season as he continues recovery from blood cots.

4 days ago

 Ian Cole wasn’t on the ice for any goals-against in his first six games with the Penguins.

Cole getting up to speed with Penguins

The defenseman will face his old team Tuesday after being traded from St. Louis earlier this month.

5 days ago

 Dallas goalie Kari Lehtonen (32) covers the puck in front of Penguins left winger Chris Kunitz (14) in the third period Thursday night at American Airlines Center in Dallas.

Penguins prepare for important week

A league-mandated off day today forced the Penguins to hold a practice immediately after returning from Arizona.

5 days ago

 Marc-Andre Fleury is congratulated by Sidney Crosby after a 3-1 Penguins victory against the Arizona Coyotes Saturday in Glendale, Ariz.

Seth Rorabaugh's Penguins chat transcript: 3.23.15

Seth takes your questions on the Penguins who are down to their final 10 games of the regular season.

4 days ago

 The Penguins' Steve Downie, left, hasn't exactly been a model of disciplined play this season.

Ron Cook: Penguins would be smart to clean up their act

The Penguins may very well be earning a dubious reputation as some of the NHL’s worst complainers, which isn’t good entering the playoffs.

5 days ago

 Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury looks to pass the puck in the first period Saturday against the Coyotes in Glendale, Ariz.

Penguins end four-game losing streak

It’s possible that their 3-1 win against Arizona Saturday night will go among their most significant this season.

6 days ago

Penguins notebook: No definite word on when Malkin, Hornqvist will return from injuries

When Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist, who sat out the three-game trip, will to practice or lineup isn’t clear.

6 days ago

 Dallas defenseman Jyrki Jokipakka Sidney Crosby fight for the puck during the first period Thursday night at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.

Losers of four in a row, Penguins head to Arizona looking for an identity

The Penguins hope a game against the Coyotes, who have just one win their past 17 games, can help them end a slump of their own.

1 week ago

 Penguins left wing David Perron jumps over Dallas's defenseman Alex Goligoski to get the puck during the third period Thursday at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. The Stars defeated the Penguins 2-1.

Penguins notebook: Perron sticks to routine, even if that means changing it

When offense eludes him, Penguins winger David Perron will change his routine — and maybe even his stick.

1 week ago

 Kris Letang upends Boston's Brad Marchand in the second period Saturday, March 14, 2015 at the Consol Energy Center.

Penguins notebook: Defenseman Kris Letang is nominee for Masterton Trophy

Defenseman Kris Letang is the Penguins’ nominee for the award given to a player for various intangibles on and off the ice.

1 week ago

 Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen covers the puck in front of Penguins left winger Chris Kunitz  during the third period at the American Airlines Center.

Dallas Stars hold on for 2-1 win over Penguins

“I thought we competed better for half the game. But it has to be the full game,” said Pens coach Mike Johnston.

1 week ago

 David Perron and Sidney Crosby congratulate Patric Hornqvist on his goal against the Oilers in the third period Thursday, March 12, at Consol Energy Center.

Favorable late schedule could boost Penguins heading into postseason

Of the final 14 teams the Penguins will play the rest of the regular season, only two are projected to make the playoffs.

1 week ago

Penguins power-play woes return as offense goes silent

Penguins notebook: Focus on special teams as a way to break out of an offensive slump.

1 week ago

 Evgeni Malkin skates off the ice with a team trainer during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins in Pittsburgh Saturday, March 14, 2015. Malkin returned to action briefly in the first period, then did not play in second or third periods. The Bruins won 2-0. Malkin did not travel to the team's game Tuesday in New Jersey.

Penguins notebook: Timetable for Evgeni Malkin's return from latest injury not certain

The short-term outlook for Evgeni Malkin being back on the ice with the Penguins gets a bit more pessimistic.

1 week ago

 Penguins center Sidney Crosby skates against New Jersey Devils defenseman Adam Larsson during the first period.

Scoring touch goes absent again for Penguins

The Devils shut out the Penguins, 2-0, Tuesday night after failing to manufacture a goal for the second time in their past three games.

1 week ago

 Penguins defenseman Kris Letang reacts after being called for a 10-minute unsportsmanlike conduct penalty Sunday against the Red Wings at Consol Energy Center. Letang was ejected halfway through the second period for something he said to referees.

Penguins aren't hesitating to comment on referee's calls

Sunday was more backing to the claim that the Penguins are a team that loves to chirp at referees, but coach Mike Johnston wants it to stop.

1 week ago

 Evgeni Malkin will not travel with the Penguins to New Jersey after suffering an injury Saturday against the Bruins.

Penguins notebook: Malkin, Hornqvist injured, but not expected to miss much time

The pair of top-six forwards won’t travel to New Jersey after having undisclosed injuries this weekend but could return within a week.

1 week ago

 Kris Letang reacts after getting a game misconduct Sunday against the Red Wings at Consol Energy Center.

Ron Cook: Embarrassing display all around for Penguins

The Penguins didn’t just play poorly Sunday in another loss, they also played foolishly against the Red Wings at Consol Energy Center.

1 week ago

 The Penguins' Steve Downie reaches back to throw a right in a fight with the Panthers' Erik Gudbranson earlier this season.

Penguins notebook: Downie's undisciplined play a growing concern

Downie was assessed two 10-minute misconducts and a minor for cross-checking to eclipse 200 penalty minutes this season.

1 week ago

 Penguins goaltender Thomas Greiss stops a shot in front of the Red Wings' Justin Abdelkader, as Ben Lovejoy defends in the third period Sunday at Consol Energy Center.

Penguins nearly blanked for second day in a row

David Perron’s goal in the third period avoids franchise mark in 5-1 loss Sunday to the Detroit Red Wings.

1 week ago

 Boston’s Milan Lucic gives the Bruins a 1-0 lead with a goal against Thomas Greiss in the first period Saturday at Consol Energy Center.

Ron Cook: Fallen Penguins stars leave behind shell of a team

Playing without Crosby, Malkin and Fleury shows the importance of all three to the Penguins’ success.

1 week ago

 Evgeni Malkin left the game Saturday in the first period after a hit by Boston's Chris Kelly.

Penguins notebook: Loophole lets Penguins' Craig Adams sub into game

With Sidney Crosby suddenly out, Craig Adams was allowed to take his place Saturday in the lineup.

1 week ago

 Marc-Andre Fleury looks to the rafters after losing to Chicago in a shootout in January.

On the Penguins: In an effort to reduce shootouts, NHL will discuss three-on-three OT format

The NHL will discuss a three-on-three format for overtime, an idea several Penguins would like to see.

1 week ago

 Penguins goaltender Thomas Greiss stops a shot by Boston's Loui Eriksson in the second period today at Consol Energy Center.

Bruins' Rask shuts out Penguins, 2-0

The club played without center Sidney Crosby, who was a late scratch, and mostly without center Evgeni Malkin, who left the game.

1 week ago

 The NHL has said Sidney Crosby "determined that he could not play in the Bruins/Penguins game."

Penguins center Crosby late scratch for Bruins game

Crosby skated in the team’s pre-game warmups and appeared to be fine before being conspicuously absent from the bench when the puck dropped.

1 week ago

Penguins' Christian Ehrhoff ready to return

Dealing with concussion-like symptoms for so long has been a frustrating experience for defenseman who has out since injury Jan. 28.

2 weeks ago

Penguins notebook: Team looking for winger to get edge back in his game

David Perron broke a scoring drought with a goal in the win Thursday night, and the Penguins hope that is sign of good things to come.

2 weeks ago

 Ben Lovejoy played his first game in his return to the Penguins on Thursday.

Penguins notebook: Hardly deja vu for Ben Lovejoy

The return of defenseman Ben Lovejoy to the Penguins didn’t exactly go as planned Thusrday morning, but he hopes to fit in again quickly.

2 weeks ago

 Penguins winger Steve Downie scores the go-ahead goal on Oilers goaltender Richard Bachman in the third period.

Disaster averted for Pens: Team prevails over Edmonton, 6-4

The Penguins salvaged Thursday night’s game against the Edmonton Oilers at Consol Energy Center, raising their record to 39-18-10.

2 weeks ago

 Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, right, deflects a shot next to Los Angeles Kings right wing Marian Gaborik, of Slovakia, during the third period of a game, Saturday, March 7, 2015, in Los Angeles. The Penguins won 1-0.

Led by Fleury, Penguins trending upward defensively

For the season, the Penguins rank fourth in the NHL with 2.36 goals allowed per game.

2 weeks ago

 Center Sidney Crosby said it takes “usually two or three days” for him to get back on a normal schedule after an extended stay in the West.

Penguins battle fatigue of long journey home from West

Jet lag might be a tougher opponent for the road-weary Penguins than Edmonton Thursday at Consol Energy Center.

2 weeks ago

 This morning's fog peels away, revealing the Downtown Pittsburgh skyline beyond Bill Mazeroski's statue on the North Shore at PNC Park.

PNC Park gets metal detectors

Major League Baseball announced in January 2014 that the detectors would be required at all stadiums for the start of the 2015 season.

2 weeks ago

 Penguins center Sidney Crosby  controls the puck against San Jose Sharks defenseman Justin Braun during the second period in San Jose.

Sharks sneak past Penguins in shootout

“I thought we carried the play in overtime, put them on their heels there in the third,” Penguins’ captain Sidney Crosby said.

2 weeks ago

 Anaheim's Josh Manson moves the puck under pressure from Beau Bennett during a game, Friday, March 6, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif.

Penguins notebook: Bennett battling since return

Coach Mike Johnston likes what he’s seeing from Beau Bennett in recent games.

2 weeks ago

 Penguins right wing Patric Hornqvist, left, celebrates after scoring the game-wining goal on Kings goalie Jonathan Quick on Saturday night in Los Angeles.

It wasn't pretty, but Penguins happy to grind out road wins

Patric Hornqvist is willingness to do some dirty work has paid off with three goals in the last two games

2 weeks ago

 Ben Lovejoy puts a hit on Colorado's Gabriel Landeskog at the Pepsi Center on March 4, 2015 in Denver, Colorado.

Seth Rorabaugh's Penguins chat transcript: 3.9.15

Seth takes your questions on the Penguins as they head to the home stretch of the regular season.

2 weeks ago


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