A general view as the Tampa Bay Lightning work out during media day, Jun 2, 2015, the day before the 2015 Stanley Cup Final at Amalie Arena.

Gene Collier: Long and short of hockey season is that it is extremely long

Hockey season remains longest of the long seasons, but some unique measurements reveal just how long it really is.

about 5 hours ago

 Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville stands behind players Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews and Marcus Kruger in the third period of game seven of the Western Conference Final of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Anaheim Ducks Saturday at Honda Center.

2015 Stanley Cup final preview

Cup showdown shapes up as a classic matchup between the team of decade (Blackhawks) and a team on the rise (Lightning) with a bright future.

about 5 hours ago

 Penguins head coach Mike Johnston conducts a training session at Consol Energy Center in April.

Penguins preseason slate features home games vs. Detroit, Columbus, Carolina

The Penguins will open the preseason Sept. 21 at the Blue Jackets.

about 15 hours ago

 “The biggest thing is that he’s a good teacher, that he can help to develop players,” Penguins GM Jim Rutherford said of the next Wilkes-Barre/Scranton coach.

Penguins don't expect more departures for New Jersey

As former AHL coach John Hynes leaves to be New Jersey’s head coach, the Penguins will start the search for a new coach in Wilkes-Barre.

about 20 hours ago

 Kris Letang lies motionless on the ice after a hit by the Coyotes' Shane Doan on March 28.

Letang resumes workouts; Dupuis future uncertain

Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford updated the status of right winger Pascal Dupuis and defenseman Kris Letang Monday.

1 day ago

 Lightning right winger Nikita Kucherov and left winger Ondrej Palat celebrate Palat's third period goal against the Rangers Friday in New York.

Bishop checks King; Lightning gains final

The Tampa Bay Lightning will play for the Stanley Cup, winning their third consecutive game at Madison Square Garden, 2-0, Friday night.

4 days ago

 Philadelphia Flyers senior vice president Bob Clarke threw some shade at the Penguins and other NHL organizations on Tuesday in an interview with The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Adam Bittner: The Flyers’ moral indignation toward Penguins is pitiful

Bob Clarke’s comments on Tuesday aimed at the Penguins for “tanking” are wildly disingenuous in so many ways.

4 days ago

 Penguins coach Dan Bylsma argues with linesman Scott Driscoll in the second period of a playoff game against the Rangers in 2014. Bylsma was fired after the season.

Buffalo hires ex-Penguins coach Bylsma

In parts of six seasons with the Penguins, Dan Bylsma had a 252-117-32 record, including a Stanley Cup victory in 2009.

5 days ago

 The Penguins' Christian Ehrhoff tries to maintain control of the puck as Anaheim's Jakob Silfverberg defends during a game on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 in Pittsburgh.

Agent: Penguins Ehrhoff has 'clean bill of health'

Potential free-agent Ehrhoff gets clean bill of health after concussions, says his agent.

6 days ago

 Penguins' Scott Harrington is one of the Pens' young defensemen who manager Jim Rutherford believes is capable of making the transition into the NHL.

Roster situation a tricky one for Rutherford, Penguins

Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford says it’s possible to upgrade the current roster without hurting its future, but it won’t be easy.

1 week ago

 Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford weighed in on some hot offseason topics.

Penguins pursuing a first-round draft pick

General manager Jim Rutherford also spoke about the ongoing situation with former coach Dan Bylsma, who’s likely to land with another team.

1 week ago

 New Flyers head coach Dave Hakstol spent the last 11 seasons as coach of the University of North Dakota.

Philadelphia Flyers name Hakstol as head coach

Hakstol, 46, takes over from Craig Berube, who was fired after the Flyers failed to reach the Stanley Cup playoffs.

2 weeks ago

 Anaheim Ducks left wing Matt Beleskey and Ryan Kesler celebrate Hampus Lindholm's goal during the first period of Game 1 of the Western Conference finals Sunday in Anaheim, Calif.

Adam Bittner: NHL’s elite teams benefit from youth movement

The best teams in the NHL are a testament to building from within and acquiring talent in its formative stages.

2 weeks ago

 In this April 25, 2015, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews, left, celebrates with right wing Patrick Kane after scoring a goal during the first period in Game 6 of an NHL Western Conference hockey playoff series against the Nashville Predators in Chicago.

2015 NHL Conference Finals Preview

Dave Molinari breaks down the matchups between the final four teams vying for Lord Stanley’s Cup.

2 weeks ago

 Egg on the face, with a side of crow to eat, please: Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals is the latest in a long line of athletes to make premature guarantees of victory.

Gene Collier: Make predictions at your own risk

Making predictions is a slippery slope as Washington’s Alex Ovechkin learned this week.

2 weeks ago

Lemieux's son drafted into United States Hockey League

Austin Lemieux, 19, was taken in the ninth round by the Omaha Lancers.

4 weeks ago

 A view of the Lower Hill and former site of the Civic Area near Consol Energy Center from the 60th floor of the U.S. Steel Tower.

Penguins seek minority-owned developer for housing at former Civic Arena site

The developer would be responsible for building at least 250 units on the 10 acres of land closest to Crawford Square in the Hill District.

4 weeks ago

 Ray Shero spent eight seasons as Penguins GM.

Devils hire former Penguins GM Shero

Ray Shero’s hiring in New Jersey could lead to the departure of some in the Penguins’ front office.

4 weeks ago

 The Penguins announced plans to participate in a prospects tournament in September.

Penguins notebook: Team plans to participate in prospects tournament

The September tournament will allow the Penguins to play young players with little or no professional experience.

4 weeks ago