Penguins winger Beau Bennett celebrates his goal Wednesday night with Brandon Sutter, left, and Matt Niskanen, right.

Nastiness missing from Penguins-Blue Jackets, at least for the moment

The Penguins know familiarity breeds many hacks and slashes in the NHL playoffs, even if that was not obvious in Game 1 against Columbus.

about 12 hours ago

 The Penguins' Kris Letang (58) and fellow defenseman Matt Niskanen seem to be moving in opposite directions after Game 1 against Columbus.

Gene Collier: Dan Bylsma makes his own power play

Kris Letang was criticized by coach Dan Bylsma for his play Wednesday night, and the defenseman acknowledged he made a lot of mistakes.

about 12 hours ago

 Sidney Crosby reaches for the puck against the Blue Jackets' Fedor Tyutin in the first period of Game 1 Wednesday night at Consol Energy Center.

Dubinsky, Johnson try to stop Penguins' Sidney Crosby

Sidney Crosby shrugs off Columbus' tactic of using Brandon Dubinsky and Jack Johnson to try to shut him down in their first-round series.

about 12 hours ago

 Penguins winger Jussi Jokinen is congratulated by Olli Maatta after scoring against the Blue Jackets in the first period Wednesday night at Consol Energy Center.

Penguins notebook: Olli Maatta gets lesson on playoffs' intensity

Young defenseman Olli Maatta finds that after a slow, nervous start, his first playoff game was pretty much what he expected.

about 12 hours ago

 Penguins winger Beau Bennett, left, celebrates his goal in the second period Wednesday night against the Blue Jackets.

Third-line dance likely to continue for Penguins

Game situations likely will determine the left winger on the third line for the Penguins throughout the Stanley Cup playoffs.

1 day ago

 Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury weathered the storm after a shaky start Wednesday night, and he must continue to stay poised the rest of the way.

Ron Cook: All eyes on Marc-Andre Fleury once again

Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury handled the spotlight Wednesday night, but the pressure isn't not going away anytime soon.

1 day ago

 Penguins center Evgeni Malkin and Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen fight for the puck Wednesday night at Consol Energy Center.

Ryan Johansen's skills keep Penguins on full alert

Columbus center Ryan Johansen was quiet in the opener, but the Penguins will be wary of him as their first-round series continues.

1 day ago

 The Penguins' Brandon Sutter watches a shot by Beau Bennett go in the net against Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky in the second period of Wednesday night at Consol Energy Center.

Penguins notebook: Playoff series could trigger rivalry at last

A fierce postseason series could help develop a rivalry between the Penguins and their 'neighbors,' the Columbus Blue Jackets.

1 day ago

 Penguins winger Beau Bennett.

Shift in line suits Penguins winger Bennett just fine

Beau Bennett's mid-game switch from first line to third line, right wing to left wing, pays instant dividends.

2 days ago

 Penguins winger Brandon Sutter scores the go-ahead goal on Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky in the third period of Game 1 of this first round series Wednesday night of the Stanley Cup Playoffs at Consol Energy Center.

Columbus comes apart late in Game 1 defeat

For 21 minutes, the Columbus Blue Jackets had Game 1 of the opening-round playoff series against the Penguins exactly where they wanted it.

2 days ago

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