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 Jayson Megna, shown skating in warm-ups last season at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., was recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Thursday to add depth for the next few games.

Penguins notebook: Megna called up to provide depth at forward

Penguins call up forward Jayson Megna to, at least, provide depth at forward for the next few games.

about 9 hours ago


Penguins recall forward Megna from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

Penguins coach Mike Johnston said he was recalled for depth over the course of the next few games.

about 21 hours ago


 Penguins' Chris Kunitz celebrates after assisting on goal by Kris Letang in the first period against the LA Kings at  Consol Energy Center.

Penguins power past Kings, 3-0

Two first-period power-play goals more than enough to knock of defending Stanley Cup champions.

about 10 hours ago


 Paul Martin celebrates his assist on a playoff goal against Columbus at the Consol Energy Center in April.

Veteran defenseman Paul Martin's future with Penguins unclear

Paul Martin remains one of the top and busiest defensemen for the Penguins, but big question is for how much longer.

1 day ago


 Penguins winger Beau Bennett, shown shooting against Minnesota Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper (35) in the preseason, returned to practice Wednesday.

Penguins notebook: Bennett returns to practice

Relieved Penguins winger Beau Bennett tested his knee in practice and netted positive results.

1 day ago


 Despite the fact Australia is headed into summer, Jonathan Northall remains devoted to his favorite ice hockey team.

New Penguins fan club rises in Australia

A diehard supporter moved from Great Britain, and now tries to find more team followers in his new country.

2 days ago


 The Penguins' Olli Maatta answers a question Monday at the Consol Energy Center. Maatta will undergo surgery on his thyroid gland next week.

Penguins notebook: Olli Maatta earns high praise from teammates, rivals

Defenseman Olli Maatta earns respect from Penguins teammates and others for the way he is handling his impending tumor surgery.

2 days ago


 Devils' Jacob Josefson scores on a break away on  goal Marc-Andre Fleury in the second period at the Consol Energy Center.

Penguins blow away Devils, 8-3

The Penguins mounted a colossal comeback Tuesday night on the way to 8-3 win against the New Jersey Devils at Consol Energy Center.

2 days ago


 Penguins defenseman Robert Bortuzzo fights with Nashville Predators forward Colin Wilson during a game in March in Nashville.

Penguins notebook: Views differ on stopping fights before they start

Coach Mike Johnston and Penguins players weigh in on the NHL’s modified stance on fights and how officials should attempt to handle them.

3 days ago


 Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta fights for the puck with Nashville Predators center Craig Smith on Saturday at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

Penguins defenseman will need surgery to remove tumor

Growth on thyroid gland likely cancerous, but young Olli Maatta takes it in stride.

3 days ago


 With a 62-72 mark on faceoffs, Sidney Crosby’s success rate of 46.3 percent is the worst on the team this season.

Faceoff struggles are a slight drawback to Crosby's game

Sidney Crosby has a sub-.500 success rate on faceoffs, a number he needs to and expects to improve as the season progresses.

4 days ago


 Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury makes a save against the Flyers at Consol Energy Center.

On the Penguins: Reading the signs on Marc-Andre Fleury

Some of the recent kind words from Penguins brass about goalie Marc-Andre Fleury might not hold much weight after further consideration.

5 days ago


 Predators defenseman Seth Jones (left) skates the puck away from Penguins center Nick Spaling Saturday night at Nashville.

Penguins notebook: Predators’ Seth Jones growing up

After a rocky rookie season, Nashville’s touted defenseman Seth Jones proves he can live up to his ceiling.

5 days ago


 Penguins' Pascal Dupuis celebrates with Sidney Crosby, Steve Downie  and Evgeni Malkin after Dupuis scored a goal against the Nashville Predators in the third period in Nashville, Tenn.

Penguins defeat Predators in Nashville, 3-0

The victory pulled the Penguins out of a 0-1-1 skid and raised their record to 4-2-1.

5 days ago


 Sidney Crosby celebrates a goal with Patric Hornqvist in the 2014 season opener against the Ducks.

New Penguins return home to face red-hot Predators

For the first time since Nashville’s summer overhaul, dispatched forwards Patric Hornqvist and Nick Spaling will face their old team.

6 days ago


 Nashville Predators left wing James Neal (18) celebrates with teammate Mattias Ekholm (14), of Sweden, after scoring his third goal in a game against the Chicago Blackhawks Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn.

Penguins notebook: James Neal off to good start in Nashville

Former Penguins forward had a natural hat trick Thursday night, adding to an impressive first season with undefeated Nashville.

6 days ago


Penguins assign Ebbett, Harrington to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

Neither player has seen action in an NHL game this season

6 days ago


 Then Penguin Maxime Talbot is congratulated by teammates Chris Kunitz and Tyler Kennedy after scoring against the Red Wings in the second period of game 7 of the Stanley Cup final Friday, June 12, 2009.

Penguins notebook: Red Wings rivalry lost some intensity

A budding rivalry seemed certain when the teams met in consecutive Stanley Cup Finals; its since lost some luster but has potential again.

1 week ago


 Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury stands in front of his goal during the playing of the Canadian national anthem before Wednesday's game against the Flyers.

From prime minister and beyond, Canadians thank Penguins for show of support

Prime Minister Stephen Harper called it a “wonderful gesture” for the team to include the Canadian national anthem before Wednesday’s game.

1 week ago


 Sidney Crosby shoots against the Detroit Red Wings in the first period of Thursday night's game in Detroit, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014.

Penguins blow late lead, fall to Detroit in OT

The Penguins gave up two goals in the final 2 ½ minutes of regulation before losing to the Red Wings, 4-3, at Joe Louis Arena tonight.

1 week ago


 Penguins center Nick Spaling celebrates his goal in the first period Wednesday against the Flyers at Consol Energy Center.

Penguins notebook: Spaling’s versatility is promoted

Nick Spaling’s versatility earns him a promotion to center on the third line, bigger role in all facets of the game.

1 week ago


 Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury makes a save on the Flyers' Jakub Voracek in the second period Wednesday.

Flyers call the late shots to beat Penguins, 5-3

Three third-period goals continue Philadelphia’s trend at Consol Energy Center.

1 week ago


 Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury stands in front of his goal during the playing of the Canadian national anthem before the game against the Philadelphia Flyers in Pittsburgh.

Canada paid tribute at Penguins game

The Penguins paid tribute to Canada in light of Wednesday’s shootings in Ottawa with a moving version of the Canadian national anthem.

1 week ago


 Steve Downie, shown here as a member of the Philadelphia Flyers, will face his old team tonight in Pittsburgh.

Penguins renew rivalry with Flyers tonight

Steve Downie, a former Flyer, is happy to be on the other side of one of the NHL's most intense rivalries.

1 week ago


 Thomas Greiss of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Penguins notebook: Backup Greiss to debut on the road

With three games in four days, goaltender Marc Andre-Fleury will give way to Thomas Greiss for the first time this season.

1 week ago


NHL roundup: Rangers win in overtime

New York surged back late to top New Jersey Tuesday night.

1 week ago


 Christian Ehrhoff tries to maintain control of the puck as the Anaheim Ducks' Jakob Silfverberg defends in the first period of the Penguins season opener on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 in Pittsburgh.

New Penguins defenseman happy where he landed

Christian Ehrhoff has had success elsewhere, but since signing with the Penguins this summer, he is more comfortable than ever.

1 week ago


 The Penguins' Robert Bortuzzo, left, fights the Devils' Ryan Carter on the opening faceoff of a game in February.

Penguins notebook: Physical defenseman back at practice

Defenseman Robert Bortuzzo participated in most of practice Monday and “looked pretty good” doing so, according to coach Mike Johnston.

1 week ago


Penguins assign two to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

Center Andrew Ebbett and defenseman Scott Harrington will report to the team’s American Hockey League affiliate.

1 week ago


 Penguins center Andrew Ebbett congratulates Chris Conner after scoring against Toronto last season at Consol Energy Center.

Andrew Ebbett patiently awaits chance to play a game for Penguins

NHL veteran Andrew Ebbett is still itching for the opportunity to prove his worth to the Penguins and the new coaching staff.

1 week ago


 With Marc-Andre Fleury trying to get back, Anaheim's Corey Perry scores into an open net on opening night.

On the Penguins: Things that go bump in the net

Does Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury have the tendency to resemble a horror movie when he's in - or, more accurately, out of - the net?

1 week ago


Dupuis makes quick return to Penguins

Penguins notebook  Dupuis rejoined the lineup Saturday night after being struck by a slap shot in the back of the neck Thursday.

1 week ago


 Penguins coach Mike Johnston has switched up the penalty-kill a bit, and it's helping so far.

Penguins notebook: New looks aid penalty-killing

Different looks gave the Penguins special-teams unit a shot in arm after struggling in the first three games.

1 week ago


 Evgeni Malkin celebrates after scoring in the second period against the Islanders at the Consol Energy Center PIttsburgh Pa.

Malkin a force in Penguins victory

Evgeni Malkin powered the Penguins to a 3-1 win Saturday night, as the club handed the New York Islanders a first loss of the season.

1 week ago


 New York Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo, right,  celebrates with Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak, of Slovakia, after they defeated the San Jose Sharks 4-3 after a shootout in overtime play in an NHL hockey game in Uniondale, N.Y., Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. Islanders center John Tavares scored the winning shot in the shootout.

5-0 start would be a first for Islanders

John Tavares has been the catalyst for New York Islanders’ fast start.

1 week ago


  Pascal Dupuis gives the thumbs up as he is carried off by Pittsburgh Paramedics after being hit with a puck in the second period Thursday night against the Dallas Stars at the Consol Energy Center.

Penguins Notebook: Dupuis looks fine, might play

Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis skates but does not practice in regular workout Friday after being struck in neck Thursday by a puck in 3-2

1 week ago


 The Penguins' Pascal Dupuis gives a thumbs up as he is carried off the ice Thursday after being hit with a puck in the second period against the Dallas Stars.

Penguins winger Dupuis back on the ice after Thursday scare

Wearing a warmup suit, he skated and shot pucks with no apparent difficulty before the Penguins' regular practice was scheduled to begin.

1 week ago


 Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin is greeted at the bench after scoring the game winner in the final seconds of the third period against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Consol Energy Center.

Penguins notebook: Key to coping with long layoff is pacing

Coach Mike Johnston found a way to cope with a long gap between games for the Penguins.

2 weeks ago


 Pascal Dupuis is carried off the ice by paramedics after being hit with a puck in the second period Thursday at Consol Energy Center.

Penguins squander lead, fall to Dallas Stars, 3-2

Stars center Tyler Seguin scored with 2.9 seconds left in regulation to lead his club to a win against the Penguins.

2 weeks ago


 Penguins head coach Mike Johnston is concerned about his team's penalty killing.

Fixing penalty-kill most glaring need for Penguins

Penalty-killing among the things that are a work in progress as the Penguins prepare for Dallas Stars.

2 weeks ago


Penguins notebook: Benn’s skill earns Crosby’s praise

Dallas forward Jamie Benn’s high level of play has not been lost on Sidney Crosby.

2 weeks ago


Penguins, Aramark partner on mobile concession payments at Consol

The pilot program will allow fans to use Softcard and Apple Pay at Consol Energy Center.

2 weeks ago


 Sidney Crosby celebrates a goal with Patric Hornqvist in the season opener last week against the Ducks.

Playing on Crosby’s line a new perk for Penguins winger Patric Hornqvist

Penguins newcomer Patric Hornqvist is learning the joy of playing with Sidney Crosby.

2 weeks ago


 Penguins coach Mike Johnston looks on during last week's season opener against the Ducks at the Consol Energy Center.

Penguins notebook: Coach Mike Johnston shortening shifts

Most Penguins are seeing less time on the ice than last year, a strategy coach Mike Johnston employs to keep players fresh.

2 weeks ago


 The Penguins are introduced and wave to the fans before the start of the season against the Ducks at the Consol Energy Center last week.

Penguins get an early break

After a 2-0 start to the season, the Penguins have slowed down — not by choice. A long break isn’t as valuable now, but there are benefits.

2 weeks ago


 Sidney Crosby leads the NHL in scoring with six points.

Crosby named NHL's third star of the week

The team’s captain leads the NHL in scoring with six points (three goals, three assists) in two games.

2 weeks ago


 Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz celebrate a goal against the Rangers in the 2014 playoffs. Kunitz has made a career out of proving people wrong after going undrafted in 1997. Since then, he has two Stanley Cup rings and a gold medal.

Success, longevity define career of Penguins veteran Chris Kunitz

Chris Kunitz’s unlikely career continues, and at 35 the Penguins winger is still all about substance over style.

2 weeks ago


 Anaheim's Corey Perry scores against the Penguins and Marc-Andre Fleury in the season opener Thursday night.

Penguins notebook: Penalty-kill woes nothing to tinker with yet

Offense has been far from a problem to this point for the Penguins and new coach Mike Johnston, but power-play goals, on the other hand...

2 weeks ago


 A bloodied Jody Shelly of the Flyers takes on Deryk Engelland of the Penguins in a fight in 2010.

On the Penguins

The Flyers are one of many teams across the league moving from an old practice of having at least one enforcer on the team.

2 weeks ago


 Maple Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf (3) hits Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Blake Comeau (17) at Air Canada Centre in Toronto.

Penguins notebook: Team will stay in Toronto

The Penguins will do things a bit differently than normal this weekend in Canada.

2 weeks ago



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