Penguins


 Derrick Pouliot skates up ice during a late December game against the Capitals at the Consol Energy Center.

Pouliot taking advantage of Penguins' manpower issues

Rookie Derrick Pouliot is seeing much more ice time as the Penguins are down to five defensemen.

37 minutes ago


 Marc-Andre Fleury breathes a sigh of relief after making a save on the Sharks' Logan Couture in the shootout for the win Sunday at the Consol Energy Center.

Gene Collier: Facing playoff-bound teams rarity for Penguins of late

Penguins aren’t warming up for playoffs against playoff-bound teams, and that might turn out to be a problem.

37 minutes ago


 Penguins right winger Kasperi Kapanen skates up ice during the the first day of the Penguins development camp in July at the Consol Energy Center.

Penguins notebook: Kapanen to join Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

The Penguins will keep an eye on young Finnish winger as they plan their playoff roster.

37 minutes ago


 Sidney Crosby is helped to his feet after scoring the game winner in the third period Saturday against the Coyotes at the Consol Energy Center.

Home-ice wins have been hard to find for Penguins in 2015

Wins this weekend against Arizona and San Jose were two of just nine at Consol Energy Center since the start of the new year.

1 day ago


 Kris Letang is helped off the ice after receiving a hit from Arizona's Shane Doan during the second period Saturday at the Consol Energy Center.

Ron Cook: Penguins wouldn't win Stanley Cup without Kris Letang

Even with veterans Paul Martin and Rob Scuderi, a Penguins defense corps minus star Kris Letang likely isn’t capable of winning it all.

1 day ago


Penguins notebook: With few alternatives, team poised to stick with five defensemen

With little cap space, and little time remaining in the season, the Penguins likely will play with only five defensemen for the time being.

1 day ago


 Marc-Andre Fleury breathes a sigh of relief after making a save on the Sharks Logan Couture in the shootout for the win at the last night at the Consol Energy Center.

Seth Rorabaugh's Penguins chat transcript: 3.30.15

Seth takes your questions on the Penguins, who have less than 2 weeks remaining in the regular season.

1 day ago


 Marc-Andre Fleury is congratulated after helping the Penguins pull out a shootout victory Sunday night.

Ron Cook: Chris Kunitz shows signs of shaking slump for Penguins

Veteran winger Chris Kunitz could be snapping out of his funk at just the right time for the Penguins.

2 days ago


 Bill Kreiger and daughter Tara Sweeney made the trip from Maryland to take in the Penguins vs. Arizona Coyotes game Saturday at Consol Energy Center.

Gene Collier: Long-time Penguins fan reaches her destination

Tara Kreiger finally was able to see her Penguins play up close Saturday at Consol Energy Center.

3 days ago


 Penguins defenseman Kris Letang is out indefinitely after taking a hit from Arizona Shane Doan Saturday.

Penguins notebook: Kris Letang out with concussion

Coach Mike Johnston did not put a timetable on his return today, saying that, “We'll see how he feels over the next few days.”

2 days ago


 Sidney Crosby and Daniel Winnik celebrate a goal by Patric Hornqvist (center) in the first period at the Consol Energy Center.

Penguins outlast Sharks in shootout, 3-2

The Penguins nearly let one slip away Sunday night, but prevailed, 3-2, with a shootout win against the San Jose Sharks.

2 days ago


 Derrick Pouliot is meeting expectations.

On the Penguins: 4-5 not pretty for nine home playoff series

Regardless of a sub-.500 mark in the past nine playoff series, the Penguins are aiming for home ice this year.

3 days ago


Penguins notebook: Thomas Greiss steps up in important spot

Backup goalie Thomas Greiss played well again Saturday, and this time his Penguins teammates even helped him earn a victory.

3 days ago


 The Penguins' Steve Downie scores in the third period against the Coyotes at  Consol Energy Center.

Penguins beat Coyotes, 3-2

The Penguins were scoreless for more than 47 minutes on Saturday afternoon, stymied by Arizona Coyotes goalie Mike Smith.

3 days ago


 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.

4 days 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.

3 days 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.

5 days 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.

4 days 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.

5 days 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.

6 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.

6 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.

6 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.

1 week 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.

6 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks ago



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