Penguins GM pays no attention to media or fans, and that is a good thing.
The Boston Bruins and the Chicago Blackhawks, who are in the Stanley Cup finals, were two of the six teams in the NHL between 1942-67.
The honor goes to the most outstanding NHL player as voted by the players.
He beat out Marc Bergevin of Montreal and Bob Murray of Anaheim for the top general manager recognition.
Malkin will be the team's highest-paid player in terms of average salary. Sidney Crosby last summer signed for 12 years and $104.4 million.
Tuukka Rask did his part, but the Bruins fell 4-3 in triple overtime in a riveting Game 1 against the Blackhawks.
Shero assesses team and himself in detail "I am not getting rid of Marc-Andre Fleury".
The coach wins a vote of confidence and a contract extension from the team on the heels of an abrupt exit from the playoffs.
Hot topics in this week's chat: Penguins post-mortem, Cole's Pirates debut and Pitt re-ups Pederson.
In addition to announcing a 2-year extension for Dan Bylsma, GM Ray Shero said his faith in the Penguins' franchise goalie "hasn't waned."
In parts of five seasons with the Penguins, Dan Quinn was known to have the ear of superstar teammate Mario Lemieux.
Douglas Murray, Jarome Iginla and Brenden Morrow are unsure if their future is with the team.
The Post-Gazette's Dave Molinari breaks down the Stanley Cup final between Boston and Chicago.
For next season, coach Dan Bylsma projects Beau Bennett being a top-six forward and Simon Despres a top-four defenseman.
Extending -- not firing -- Penguins coach Dan Bylsma will be the right thing for general manager Ray Shero to do.
Some Penguins, especially Paul Martin, were banged up throughout the playoffs but most of the injuries were only "minor problems."
The PG's Dave Molinari says the Penguins can't keep making a habit of squandering great opportunities.
According to Penguins coach Dan Bylsma, there is no controversy surrounding the goalie position next year -- it is Marc-Andre Fleury's job.
Just how much blame does coach Dan Bylsma deserve for the Penguins' collapse, and will it cost him his job?
Boston capped the four-game sweep on defenseman Adam McQuaid's 3rd-period goal.
Crosby, Malkin offer no excuses for their lack of offense in series sweep.
Penguins, Flyers eyeing outdoor game at Beaver Stadium.
Gene Collier: As postseason meltdowns go, the one that ended inside TD Garden Friday night was slower, deeper and more mystifying.
The informal talks have been between Penguins CEO David Morehouse and Flyers president Peter Luukko.
Many fans spent Thursday trying to overcome the shock of their team falling behind, three games to none, in the Eastern Conference final.
Boston coach Claude Julien's career course might be worth scrutiny before Penguins decide whether to dump Dan Bylsma
Fake versions of sports merchandise proliferate during playoffs, creating headaches for law enforcement.
Absence of production from stars like Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin has undermined the Penguins' effort against Bruins.
Bruins awed by Campbell playing on broken leg
Penguins, Bruins have to recover quickly from the two overtimes in Game 3, because Game 4 is on tap for tonight.
Despite a much stronger performance, especially from goalie Tomas Vokoun, the Penguins still couldn't top the Bruins Wednesday night.
The Penguins were hoping for some recognizable emotion Wednesday night.
The Penguins have reached the brink of playoff elimination and will have to pull off an historic comeback to avoid having their season end.
Vokoun gets nod in goal, says it would be tough for Fleury to start after long stretch with starting
Already well-known as a Steelers bar in Italy, Giovanni Poggi's establishment welcomes Pens fans who want to watch the NHL playoffs.
Heavy Penguins discussion in anticipation of tonight's Eastern Conference Final game, plus some Pirates and Steelers.
Vokoun started the past nine playoff games, but was pulled for Marc-Andre Fleury Monday in Game 2 after giving up three first period goals.
They drag an 0-2 series record, slumping stars and 1-9 goal differential into the game in Boston, but unspecified changes are coming.
Penguins center and team captain Sidney Crosby couldn't wash off the stink of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final.
If something needed to be said in the locker room after the debacle Monday night, it has been uttered.
Dan Bylsma said Tuesday he knew which goaltender he planned to start tonight in Boston, but he had no interest in sharing that information.
About 6,000 fans set up chairs, coolers and even couches to watch the game outdoors on a big screen across the street from the arena.
The Penguins claim the later starts in the Boston series haven't disrupted their normal routine.
The Penguins now have a goaltender controversy after coach Dan Bylsma pulled Tomas Vokoun for Marc-Andre Fleury in the first period.
The first period Monday night belonged to Boston's "Little Ball of Hate" Brad Marchand in less than 30 seconds.
The "obscenely talented" Penguins -- like Crosby, Malkin and Letang -- have been thoroughly outplayed by the Bruins' stars, Ron Cook writes.
Boston got the first three goals of the game and kept rolling. The Penguins now are trailing, 2-0, in the Eastern Conference final.
Despite a tough outing against the Bruins in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals, Tomas Vokoun will start in net tonight.
Perhaps nobody knows better than Boston that its Game 1 win wasn't as easy as the 3-0 result indicated.
Tomas Vokoun isn't at fault, but after a Game 1 loss to the Bruins, the Penguins need to go back to Marc-Andre Fleury, Ron Cook writes.
Matt Cooke remembers vividly his controversial hit against Adam McQuaid, and says he doesn't agree with the penalties imposed.
Despite the frustration and physical altercations, Penguins coach Dan Bylsma isn't thinking back to last season's Flyers series.
The players feel far from defeated after the Game 1 loss, but they say they know what they need to do to win Game 2.
We ask you to hop into the Jerry Trupiano Wayback Machine for some history of this rivalry and these old-timey sports cities.
Boston coach Claude Julien sang the praises of his goaltender, Tuukka Rask, for bailing out the Bruins defense a few times Saturday night.
Evgeni Malkin wasn't the only Penguin who was clearly frustrated in the Game 1 loss.
The Penguins' midseason addition Jussi Jokinen figured out that tips on Boston's goalie Tuukka Rask are hard to come by.
Scoring leader David Krejci and goalie Tuukka Rask sparked Boston's 3-0 win vs. the Penguins in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.
The Bruins were led by goaltender Tuukka Rask. Game 2 of the best-of-seven series is Monday night at Consol Energy Center.
Ryan Mill, the voice of Consol Energy Center who took over for legend John Barbero, had growing pains but he appears entrenched now.
The advance focus for the Penguins-Bruins playoff series remains on the Bruins' towering defenseman, Zdeno Chara.
After a long layoff, the talented, unrelenting Bruins clearly pose the sternest test for the Penguins so far in the playoffs.
With Boston on tap, general manager Ray Shero likes the position his Penguins are in right now.
Ray Shero concedes this is the deepest team he has fielded since becoming Penguins GM, but he won't commit on the level of talent.
Penguins star Evgeni Malkin is full of confidence going into the Eastern Conference final against Boston.
Dave Molinari analyzes the Penguins-Bruins series.
No bold prediction this time, but former Penguins star Kevin Stevens likes the team this year and its Stanley Cup chances.
Penguins winger Matt Cooke won't let Boston fans bait him into another alleged dirty play controversy.
Dave Molinari analyzes the Blackhawks-Kings series.
Penguins coach Dan Bylsma and his players are comfortable with each other, but still striving to be even better.
Crosby scored his first NHL goal against Boston, and fought his first NHL fight with the Bruins' Andrew Ference.
Television, the league and the lockout shaped an eight-day layoff for the Penguins before the Eastern Conference finals begin.
This week in the chat: the Penguins in the Eastern Conference Finals, the Steelers in OTAs and the Pirates on a roll.
The Penguins will open the NHL Eastern Conference final at 8 p.m. Saturday against Boston at Consol Energy Center.
Like the rest of the hockey world, defenseman Matt Bartkowski was tethered to the web March 27.
The Penguins are watching the NHL's Western series mostly as fans.
Sidney Crosby braces for battles with Bruins center Patrice Bergeron and 6-foot-9, 255-pound defenseman Zdeno Chara.
Perhaps the key to stopping Boston's Milan Lucic is not making him unhappy
The Penguins have given Jarome Iginla what he wanted -- a serious shot at the Stanley Cup; he has fulfilled his part of the bargain, too.
Pascal Dupuis has been better than good for the Penguins, and he should earn big bucks wherever he plays next season, Ron Cook writes.
Depth has been crucial for the Penguins and Bruins thus far in the playoffs, and it will be a big factor again in the Eastern final.
Penguins center Sidney Crosby plans to start playing without the face guard he has worn since breaking his jaw in the regular season.
Boston beat New York, 3-1, in Game 5 Saturday at TD Garden and advanced to the Eastern Conference final.
The Penguins' offense has been dominant lately, but players are attributing much of that to a greater focus on the defensive end.
A deep, talented Penguins team is halfway to its ultimate goal of a Stanley Cup, and that's nothing to scoff at.
Tomas Vokoun knows he is not "The Man." But for 17 days, he has been the Penguins' go-to goalie on the game's biggest stage, not bad at 36.
The Boston Bruins beat the Rangers Saturday to advance to the Eastern Conference final and take on the Penguins.
Despite the blame game outside of the locker room after the loss in Game 3, it might have been just the jolt the Penguins needed.
The schedule for the series was not immediately available, but the Penguins are assured of holding the first two games at home.
The feisty Penguins, not the Senators, had the look of a team on the brink of elimination in Game 5.
Daniel Alfredsson's controversial comment about the Senators' slim chances to win the series came true after all.
Known more for some controversial plays, Matt Cooke is playing perhaps the best hockey of his career for the Penguins this postseason.
His unexpected heavy work load in the postseason doesn't bother Penguins goalie Tomas Vokoun.
The Penguins will play Boston or the New York Rangers for the right to go to the Stanley Cup final.
With a 3-1 series lead, the Penguins have the opportunity to finish a playoff series at home for the first time since 2008.
Alfredsson's comments don't have Penguins resting easy
Coach Dan Bylsma served his team well when it needed him most in the first two rounds of the playoffs
They can secure a spot in the Eastern Conference final with a victory in Game 5 at 7:38 p.m. tomorrow at Consol Energy Center.
Penguins notebook: Sutter hopes to rediscover his knack for winning faceoffs on a consistent basis sooner than later.
The Penguins are too strong and too loaded for the Ottawa Senators, and proved it with a 7-3 victory in Game 4, Cook writes.