Penguins


Penguins notebook: Gibbons’ status is ‘day to day’

Gibbons, who left Saturday’s game after getting Penguins’ first two goals, is considered day to day, Bylsma says.

about 14 hours ago


 Penguins fans cheer Saturday night as Paul Martin celebrates his assist on a power-play goal by Matt Niskanen in the first period against the Blue Jackets.

Even with the shift to Nationwide Arena, Penguins fans still could have an impact

Local fans usually have a strong presence in Columbus because of the proximity of the two cities. Faceoff for Game 3 is at 7:08 p.m.

about 13 hours ago


Ron Cook: Highly paid stars somewhat absent

Ron Cook: Highly paid stars need to show up soon

about 15 hours ago


 The Blue Jackets' David Savard pushes Peguins forward Joe Vitale out of the way as goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky makes a save in the second period of Game 2 Saturday night at Consol Energy Center.

Hits quit coming for Penguins against Blue Jackets

Columbus has been aggressive and physical against the Penguins, piling up a 99-55 differential in hits through two games.

about 14 hours ago


Penguins work overtime -- for a loss

With all the added intensity of playoff hockey, so, too, can come a long, long night, as it was Saturday for the Penguins and Blue Jackets.

1 day ago


Blue Jackets rise up with special teams

The Penguins owned the top power play and one of the top penalty-killing units, but the Blue Jackets earned a 1-1 split with special teams.

1 day ago


 Dan Bylsma tries to drive a point home during a timeout in the second period Saturday night.

Ron Cook: This one loss about as bad as they come for Penguins

Sure it's only one setback in a seven-game series, but the Penguins looked far from a great team Saturday night against the Blue Jackets.

1 day ago


 Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury makes a save on Columbus' R.J. Umberger, a Plum native.

Penguins notebook: R.J. Umberger back in lineup for Columbus

Plum native R. J. Umberger returns to Columbus lineup after missing series opener against Penguins with undisclosed injury.

1 day ago


 Penguins' Brian Gibbons scores his second goal in the first period against the Blue Jackets at the Consol Energy Center.

Blue Jackets beat Penguins in double OT, 4-3

It took Columbus 14 years to win a Stanley Cup playoff game. Today, it probably seems worth the wait.

1 day ago


 Sidney Crosby reaches for the puck against the Blue Jackets' Fedor Tyutin in the first period of Game 1 Wednesday night at Consol Energy Center.

Dubinsky, Johnson try to stop Penguins' Crosby

Sidney Crosby shrugs off Columbus' tactic of using Brandon Dubinsky and Jack Johnson to try to shut him down in their first-round series.

2 days ago


 Penguins winger Jussi Jokinen is congratulated by Olli Maatta after scoring against the Blue Jackets in the first period Wednesday night at Consol Energy Center.

Penguins notebook: Olli Maatta gets lesson on playoffs' intensity

Young defenseman Olli Maatta finds that after a slow, nervous start, his first playoff game was pretty much what he expected.

2 days ago


 Penguins winger Beau Bennett celebrates his goal Wednesday night with Brandon Sutter, left, and Matt Niskanen, right.

Nastiness missing from Penguins-Blue Jackets, at least for the moment

The Penguins know familiarity breeds many hacks and slashes in the NHL playoffs, even if that was not obvious in Game 1 against Columbus.

2 days ago


 The Penguins' Kris Letang (58) and fellow defenseman Matt Niskanen seem to be moving in opposite directions after Game 1 against Columbus.

Gene Collier: Dan Bylsma makes his own power play

Kris Letang was criticized by coach Dan Bylsma for his play Wednesday night, and the defenseman acknowledged he made a lot of mistakes.

2 days ago


 Penguins center Evgeni Malkin and Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen fight for the puck Wednesday night at Consol Energy Center.

Ryan Johansen's skills keep Penguins on full alert

Columbus center Ryan Johansen was quiet in the opener, but the Penguins will be wary of him as their first-round series continues.

3 days ago


 The Penguins' Brandon Sutter watches a shot by Beau Bennett go in the net against Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky in the second period of Wednesday night at Consol Energy Center.

Penguins notebook: Playoff series could trigger rivalry at last

A fierce postseason series could help develop a rivalry between the Penguins and their 'neighbors,' the Columbus Blue Jackets.

3 days ago


 Penguins winger Beau Bennett, left, celebrates his goal in the second period Wednesday night against the Blue Jackets.

Third-line dance likely to continue for Penguins

Game situations likely will determine the left winger on the third line for the Penguins throughout the Stanley Cup playoffs.

3 days ago


 Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury weathered the storm after a shaky start Wednesday night, and he must continue to stay poised the rest of the way.

Ron Cook: All eyes on Marc-Andre Fleury once again

Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury handled the spotlight Wednesday night, but the pressure isn't not going away anytime soon.

3 days ago


 Penguins winger Brandon Sutter scores the go-ahead goal on Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky in the third period of Game 1 of this first round series Wednesday night of the Stanley Cup Playoffs at Consol Energy Center.

Columbus comes apart late in Game 1 defeat

For 21 minutes, the Columbus Blue Jackets had Game 1 of the opening-round playoff series against the Penguins exactly where they wanted it.

4 days ago


 Penguins winger Beau Bennett.

Shift in line suits Penguins winger Bennett just fine

Beau Bennett's mid-game switch from first line to third line, right wing to left wing, pays instant dividends.

4 days ago


Penguins notebook: Richards, Bylsma go back as colleagues and friends

Penguins coach Dan Bylsma and Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards face off in the playoffs for the first time.

4 days ago


 The Penguins' Beau Bennett is congratulated by Jussi Jokinen, Brandon Sutter and Matt Niskanen after scoring against the Blue Jackets in the second period Wednesday night of Game 1 of this first-round series of the Stanley Cup Playoffs at Consol Energy Center.

Gene Collier: Game 1 looked very different

Compared to recent playoffs, first-round opener looked and felt very different from its immediate predecessors.

4 days ago


 The Penguins' Evgeni Malkin kicks the puck away from the Blue Jackets' Ryan Murray in the third period.

Penguins overcome Blue Jackets to grab 4-3 victory in Game 1

Columbus was making just the second playoff appearance in franchise history, but it was the Penguins who seemed out of sorts early.

4 days ago


 Chris Kunitz celebrates scoring a redirection off Paul Martin's shot in the first period of a November 2013 game against the Blue Jackets. The Penguins won that game, 4-2.

Penguins playoffs outlook: Why they will (or won't) beat Columbus

Three reasons the Penguins will win their first-round matchup with the Columbus Blue Jackets, and three reasons why they won't.

5 days ago


 Columbus' Nathan Horton knocks down Beau Bennett while battling for the puck in a game against the Penguins late last month.

Matchup: Penguins vs. Blue Jackets

Post-Gazette Penguins reporter Dave Molinari breaks down the first-round matchup between the Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets.

5 days ago


 Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta and winger Chris Kunitz pressure each other in front of the goal Tuesday at practice.

Monstrous edge in experience provides Penguins with no guarantee for success

The Penguins have considerably more playoff experience than Columbus, but they aren't counting on an easy first-round series.

5 days ago


 Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury makes a save last month against Phoenix.

Penguins notebook: Marc-Andre Fleury tries to keep on winning in playoffs

Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury wipes the slate clean and is ready to dive into the playoffs after a strong regular season.

5 days ago


 Brandon Sutter and the Penguins better hope they don't see too many goal celebrations from the Blue Jackets in their first-round playoff series.

Gene Collier: Time for Penguins to play like ... uh ... Penguins

The Penguins need to play more like the Penguins in the playoffs than play like the Flyers.

5 days ago


Pens assign three players to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

Defenseman Simon Despres is sent down, along with forwards Harry Zolnierczyk and Chuck Kobasew.

6 days ago


 Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury: "Maybe people don't see us as much as the favorite. I think that's fine. No problem."

Penguins not favored to win for a change

After being a perennial Stanley Cup favorite, the team is in a different position heading into the playoffs this year.

6 days ago


Penguins notebook: Playoff's arrival suits team just fine

Penguins eager to play 'meaningful' games after spending a lot of time honing things in preparation for the playoffs.

6 days ago


Dave Molinari scouts the NHL playoffs

EASTERN CONFERENCE

6 days ago


 This postseason could be the last for Brooks Orpik, center. The defenseman has been a fixture in the lineup since the 2003-04 season.

Ron Cook: Orpik isn't ready for goodbyes

Defenseman Brooks Orpik knows that this might be his last chance to win a second Stanley Cup as a Penguin.

6 days ago


Shelly Anderson's Penguins chat transcript: 04.14.14

The Post-Gazette's Shelly Anderson answers questions about who's in and who's out as the Penguins prepare to  open the NHL playoffs.

6 days ago


 Fans react to the big screen outside Consol Energy Center prior to a Penguins game.

Penguins' playoff games to be on outdoor screen

Fans will be able to gather at the corner of Centre Avenue and Mario Lemieux Place to watch the games.

1 week ago


 The Penguins today recalled goaltender Tomas Vokoun.

Pens recall goaltender Vokoun

It's possible that Vokoun could be the No. 3 goalie behind Fleury and Zatkoff.

1 week ago


 Penguins coach Dan Bylsma had no update on whether center Evgeni Malkin will return for Game 1 of the playoffs.

Penguins notebook: Injured forwards still in question for Game 1

Dan Bylsma said he doesn't have "an expectation" or a "definitive answer" on which players will suit up for the first game of the playoffs.

1 week ago


 Kris Letang, his teammates and Penguins coach Dan Bylsma will be under plenty of scrutiny as their playoff run begins.

Ron Cook: Playoffs mean it's gut-check time for all Penguins

Another early postseason exit from the Penguins likely will not be tolerated, and seats will get hotter for players and coach alike.

1 week ago


 The Eastern Conference playoff bracket for the 2014 NHL postseason.

Changes to NHL postseason have their advantages

With conference realignment and other changes, the NHL postseason system is a bit different -- and more confusing -- than in years past.

1 week ago


 The Senators' Mark Stone celebrates a first period goal in front of Penguins' goalie Jeff Zatkoff at Consol Energy Center.

Penguins close regular season with 3-2 shootout loss to Senators

The Penguins finished the 2013-14 regular season 27 games over .500. They accumulated 109 points, second most in franchise history.

1 week ago


 The Blue Jackets' Ryan Johansen, right, collides with the Penguins' Tanner Glass during a game on March 28. The Penguins face Columbus in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

NHL releases schedule for Penguins' first-round playoff series against Blue Jackets

The Penguins and Columbus will open the best-of-seven series at 7:38 p.m. Wednesday in Pittsburgh.

1 week ago


Pens recall winger Kobasew

In 32 games with the team, Kobasew had two goals. The Pens play their regular-season finale tonight at Consol Center.

1 week ago


 Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury makes a save on Philadelphia's Tye McGinn in the second period Saturday at Consol Energy Center.

Gene Collier: Cheers to this loss for Penguins

Avoiding the Flyers in the first round of the playoffs is likely a good thing for the Penguins, who rarely respond well to their archrivals.

1 week ago


 Sidney Crosby

On the Penguins: Before we move on ...

A weekly look at the team, the issues and the questions by Post-Gazette Penguins reporter Dave Molinari.

1 week ago


 Jussi Jokinen celebrates after scoring the Penguins' first goal Saturday against the Flyers at Consol Energy Center.

Penguins notebook: Season finale will generate a purpose

The Penguins will find ways to make meaning out of their season-ending game tonight against Ottawa.

1 week ago


 Marc-Andre Fleury reacts as the Flyers' Jakub Voracek celebrates his game-winning goal in overtime at the Consol Energy Center.

Penguins fall to Flyers, 4-3, in OT

The Flyers' overtime win means the two teams won’t meet in the first round of the playoffs. The Penguins will face Columbus.

1 week ago


Penguins face Blue Jackets in first round

The Penguins will face Columbus in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

1 week ago


 Penguins center Evgeni Malkin takes a hit on the chin from the Flyers' Wayne Simmonds earlier this season.

Same plot, different opponent for Penguins

The Penguins again face a possible first-round playoff opponent as the regular season winds down, and this time it's archrival Philadelphia.

1 week ago


To play or not is tricky question for injured players

Evgeni Malkin is skating, but might not return to the Penguins lineup before the playoffs start next week.

1 week ago


 Jussi Jokinen

Penguins notebook: Jokinen lauds home crowd

Jussi Jokinen says Penguins fans had a hand -- or at least a voice -- in his third-period goal Wednesday night against the Detroit Red

1 week ago


 The Penguins have been searching all season for wingers to complement third-line center Brandon Sutter.

Mission not accomplished: Penguins' hunt continues for set 3rd, 4th lines

With the playoffs fast approaching, the Penguins still haven't gotten their third, fourth lines established, mostly because of injuries.

1 week ago



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