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 Sidney Crosby, entering his 11th season with the Penguins, is convinced his competitive nature is a gift from his mother and father.

Sidney Crosby's will to win is in his genes

about 8 hours ago

 Whomever gets to stake on a line with Sidney Crosby, left, and Phil Kessel, right, will be one lucky Penguins winger. In this practice last month, veteran Pascal Dupuis stood alongside the dangerous duo.

Five questions for the Penguins season

about 8 hours ago

 The Chicago Blackhawks were Stanley Cup champs last season in the NHL, but not so again this year, says Post-Gazette hockey blogger Seth Rorabaugh.

Seth Rorabaugh's 2015-16 NHL predictions

about 8 hours ago

 Daniel Sprong looks on after being selected 46th overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins during the 2015 NHL Draft at BB&T Center on June 27.

Penguins make roster moves ahead of deadline

about 20 hours ago

 Penguins Patric Hornqvist (left) and Sergei Plotnikov watch a shot in front of Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward.

Plotnikov adds more physicality and puck-control skills to second line for Penguins

1 day ago

 Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby: penalty killers?

Penguins look to add Crosby, Malkin to penalty-kill mix

2 days ago

 Pascal Dupuis had a chance to play on a line with newly acquired Phil Kessel Wednesday at Consol Energy Center.

Penguins notebook: Top-line winger could be a revolving door

2 days ago

Penguins finish preseason with 2-1 loss to Hurricanes

1 day ago

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 Penguins defenseman Steve Oleksy practices last month at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry.

Five Penguins make it through waivers unclaimed

Steve Oleksy, Reid McNeill, Will O'Neill, Dominik Uher and Kael Mouillierat can now be assigned to Wilkes-Barre.

2 days ago

 Goaltender Matt Murray was one of four players the Penguins cut after their 7-2 loss against the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night.

Penguins cut 18 players; 31 remain on roster, 23 likely to stay

After removing 14 players from their training camp roster during the day Wednesday, the Penguins cut four more after their loss to Detroit.

3 days ago

 In addition to sending eight players to Wilkes-Barre, Tom Sestito, right, was released from his professional tryout with the team.

Penguins assign eight players to Wilkes-Barre

The moves get the club’s training camp roster down to 35.

3 days ago

Penguins send 4 more players to minor league team

The team cut four players from their major-league roster after their preseason loss to Detroit at Consol Energy Center Wednesday evening.

3 days ago

 Red Wings goaltender Petr Mrazek can't stop a goal by Penguins' Daniel Sprong in the second period at Consol Energy Center.

Penguins notebook: Final home exhibition game ends with loss to Red Wings

The club lost 7-2 Wednesday night to Detroit to mark a second exhibition loss to the Red Wings this preseason, by a combined score of 13-3.

3 days ago

 The Penguins' Matt Cullen runs into Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky after trying to score during the first period of a preseason game Saturday at the Consol Energy Center.

New Penguins center Matt Cullen still learning a lot about a lot of teammates

Matt Cullen has most things figured out with the Penguins, but he has not had time to learn much about many of his new teammates.

4 days ago

 Paul Newman as Reggie Dunlop, player-coach of a third-rate hockey team, in 1977's "Slap Shot." The film elevated Johnstown into the popular culture, and Newman made minor league hockey cool.

Johnstown exhibition game stirs 'Slap Shot' memories for Penguins

Tonight’s game will be played where the 1977 film was shot. “It is the hockey movie that gets closest to reality,” says Penguin Kris Letang.

5 days ago

 The Penguins' Sergei Plotnikov (center) celebrates a first-period goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning Tuesday night in a preseason game at the Cambria County War Memorial in Johnstown, Pa.

Penguins notebook: Four score in win vs. Lightning in Johnstown

The Penguins defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning, 4-2, in a preseason game tonight at the Cambria County War Memorial.

4 days ago


Foligno, Saad each score twice, Blue Jackets beat Predators

Nick Foligno and Brandon Saad scored twice to help the Columbus Blue Jackets rout the visiting Nashville Predators 7-1 on

AP Source: Blackhawks place Bryan Bickell on waivers

The defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks placed veteran forward Bryan Bickell on waivers Friday in their latest move


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