Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford.

Trade deadline chatter absent from Penguins locker room

Penguins have had no “serious” discussions lately about more trades before Monday’s deadline.

about 12 hours ago

 The Penguins acquired center Daniel Winnik in a trade with the Maple Leafs on Wednesday.

Winnik's arrival likely will bump a bottom-six forward for Penguins

Coach Mike Johnston has not said how the acquisition from the Toronto Maple Leafs will be used when he joins the lineup.

1 day ago

 Jakub Voracek of the Philadelphia Flyers gets upended by Penguins defenseman Rob Scuderi at the Wells Fargo Center on January 20, 2015 in Philadelphia.

Penguins Notebook: Rob Scuderi misses practice to rest sore foot

Veteran defenseman sat out practice Thursday after being hit by a shot Wednesday night in the win against Washington.

1 day ago

 Players from the Penguins and the Washington Capitals mix it up near the Pittsburgh bench area during the first period in Washington.

Penguins finally get first victory of season over Capitals

The Penguins’ 4-3 victory at the Verizon Center prevented the Capitals from sweeping it for just the second time in franchise history.

2 days ago

 The Penguins traded Zach Sill to the Maple Leafs.

Penguins acquire F Daniel Winnik from Toronto to beef up third line and penalty kill

Team still could deal before trade deadline Monday afternoon, but GM Jim Rutherford likes the way current roster is constructed.

2 days ago

 Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby stops a shot by Penguins' Blake Comeau in the third period of a game Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at Consol Energy Center.

Gene Collier: Play in division no plus for Penguins

Penguins coach Mike Johnston is wary of division rival Washington’s psychological edge.

3 days ago

 Chris Kunitz looks for pass against the Rangers during a game last month at the Consol Energy Center.

Chris Kunitz hopes line change will boost productivity for Penguins

Penguins left winger Chris Kuntiz realizes he needs to produce more.

3 days ago

 The Penguins will have limited practice time in March and took advantage of what coach Mike Johnston called "quality practice time" on Tuesday.

Penguins notebook: Team hopes power surge continues

Despite recent success, the Penguins emphasized their power play in practice Tuesday.

3 days ago

 The site of the old Civic Arena with the Consol Energy Center.

Pittsburgh City Council approves tax breaks for redevelopment of former Civic Arena site

The Pittsburgh Penguins expect to use $42.5 million in tax breaks to redevelop the site and fund Lower Hill District neighborhood projects.

3 days ago

 Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin scores on Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury in the first period Jan 28 at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.

Penguins try to remember how to beat Capitals

Washington has a rare opportunity to sweep a season series from the Penguins.

4 days ago

Peace on Ice: Israeli organization visits Pittsburgh to promote peace through hockey

An Israeli organization aimed at creating peace in the Middle East through hockey visited Pittsburgh this past week.

4 days ago

 Wind-swept flags at the Consol Energy Center in November frame the parking lot where the Civic Arena once stood.

City Council to vote on tax-exempt district for Penguins' Hill District project

The plan is to split the estimated $42.5 million in abated taxes into two funds, both administered by the Urban Redevelopment Authority.

4 days ago

 Sidney Crosby passes the puck in front of Panthers' Nick Bjugstad in the second period Sunday, February 22, 2015  at Consol Energy Center.

Seth Rorabaugh's Penguins chat transcript: 2.23.15

Seth takes your questions on the Penguins who head to Washington Wednesday for a no-love-lost matchup against the Capitals.

4 days ago

 Penguins' Sidney Crosby, left, and Kris Letang, right, congratulate Paul Martin after scoring against the Panthers in the third period Sunday at Consol Energy Center.

Ron Cook: Kris Letang stellar again in Penguins win

Veteran defenseman Kris Letang is having his best NHL season as he logs plenty of ice time for the Penguins, who beat Florida Sunday night.

5 days ago

 Sidney Crosby and Kris Letang congratulate Paul Martin after scoring against the Panthers in the third period Sunday at Consol Energy Center.

Penguins notebook: Ehrhoff's injury boosts Letang's ice time

Penguins notebook: The absence of Penguins defenseman Christian Ehrhoff has led to a boost in Kris Letang’s ice time.

5 days ago

 Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury stops a shot by Panthers winger Jimmy Hayes in the second period..

Fleury leads Penguins past Panthers, 5-1

Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury made 34 saves to lead the Penguins to a 5-1 win against the Florida Panthers tonight at Consol Energy Center.

5 days ago

GM wouldn’t mind a Staal trade again

Penguins notebook: General manager Jim Rutherford traded for Jordan Staal in 2012 at Carolina, and said he would do it again.

6 days ago

 Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Patric Hornqvist, right, is congratulated by Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz after scoring a goal against the St. Louis Blues during the second period at Scottrade Center.

Penguins get important win in St. Louis to stop skid

For a team that had been staggering for weeks, it was a victory whose benefits could go beyond two points.

6 days ago

 Penguins left wing David Perron scores at close range on Ottawa Senators goalie Robin Lehner during the shootout of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 in Ottawa, Ontario.

Penguins hope ugly goals can help break scoring funk

As the regular season winds down and teams pack in tighter in their own zone, the Penguins realize they need to crash the net for goals.

1 week ago

 Maxim Lapierre dives for a loose puck during a game against Nashville earlier this month at the Consol Energy Center.

Penguins Notebook: Lapierre faces former Blues teammates for first time tonight

Center Maxim Lapierre returns to St. Louis for the first time since a Jan. 27 trade that sent him to the Penguins.

1 week ago

 Christian Ehrhoff is checked by Ottawa's Mark Borowiecki in the third period of a game on Feb. 6 at the Consol Energy Center.

Penguins notebook: Christian Ehrhoff's return date still uncertain

Penguins defenseman Christian Ehrhoff is taking contact in practice, but there is no definite date for his return to the lineup.

1 week ago

 Penguins' Sidney Crosby grabs the puck in front of the Blue Jackets' Marko Dano in the third period of Thursday's game at Consol Energy Center.

Penguins power play punchless again in 2-1 loss to Columbus

The Penguins' struggles on the power play continued Thursday night against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Consol.

1 week ago

 “We don’t shoot the puck enough,” Penguins GM Jim Rutherford said recently.

Trade deadline shopping will be difficult for Penguins GM

Jim Rutherford is in the market for a forward who can fill a top-six role for the Penguins -- or at least a top-nine one.

1 week ago

 Sidney Crosby dives for the puck against former teammate Brooks Orpik in the second period versus Washington on Tuesday at Consol Energy Center.

Penguins notebook: Wins within Metropolitan Division becoming a priority

The Pens’ seeding in the playoffs likely will hinge on whether they’re able to improve on their intra-division record.

1 week ago

 Penguins' Kris Letang remains down on the ice after taking a slash from Capitals' Alex Ovechkin in the third period Tuesday at Consol Energy Center.

Gene Collier: Penguins' Metropolitan horror show continues

The Penguins once again faltered against division rival Washington, again with a largely silent Sidney Crosby.

1 week ago

 Penguins defenseman Christian Ehrhoff remains sidelined, but could be back soon.

Penguins notebook: Christian Ehrhoff moving 'in the right direction'

Penguins defenseman Christian Ehrhoff, still out with concussion-like symptoms, participated in Tuesday’s morning skate.

1 week ago

 Penguins defenseman Robert Bortuzzo fights Capitals centerman Michael Latta in the second period.

Capitals sting Penguins again, 3-1

The loss Tuesday night at Consol Energy Center was the Penguins’ third in as many games against Washington.

1 week ago

 Sidney Crosby goes to the corner for a loose puck against the Red Wings last week at the Consol Energy Center.

Penguins' power play finds ignition switch but remains grounded

The Penguins hope recent lineup changes that dropped Evgeni Malkin to the second unit can spark a stagnant power play.

1 week ago

 Sidney Crosby (in white) of Team Canada leaps between two players from Team Sweden during the World Jr. Hockey tournament on December 27, 2004 at the Ralph Englestad Arena in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Pittsburgh mulling bid for 2018 World Junior Hockey games

The Penguins are “very interested” in bring the the world junior tournament to Consol Energy Center.

1 week ago

 Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury makes a save against the Chicago Blackhawks Sunday at United Center in Chicago.

Blackhawks edge Penguins in shootout

Marc-Andre Fleury plays solid in regulation but gives up goals to all three Chicago players in shootout.

1 week ago

 Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews is checked by Penguins left wing Blake Comeau during the second period yesterday at the United Center.

Seth Rorabaugh's Penguins chat transcript: 2.16.15

Seth takes your questions on the Penguins who lost in a shootout yesterday but are coming off of an otherwise successful week.

1 week ago

 Chicago Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw (65) skates with the puck as  Penguins right winerg Steve Downie (23) defends in the first period at United Center in Chicago.

Penguins notebook: Penguins power-play units are altered

The team made some adjustments to their power play Sunday, most notably splitting up Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin.

1 week ago

 Marc-Andre Fleury  makes a save against the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center on Sunday afternoon.

Penguins fall to Blackhawks in shootout, 2-1

Today’s loss breaks a two-game winning streak for the Penguins (32-15-9).

1 week ago

 Robert Bortuzzo lost his helmet in this skirmish with Vancouver's Zack Kassian on the team's recent trip through western Canada.

On the Penguins: Zach Sill pretty handy off the ice, too

Several of the Penguins used to work odd jobs before hockey, but perhaps none of them are defined by that quite like Zach Sill.

1 week ago

 Penguins forward Blake Comeau: “We don’t want to be a team that once we have the lead, we sit back. Teams are too good in this league and teams might push us throughout the game.”

Next goal for Penguins is to be better closers

Finishing games is one of the areas the Penguins still need to clean up as the season moves along.

1 week ago

 Christian Ehrhoff remains out with concussion-like symptoms.

Penguins notebook: Christian Ehrhoff skates, but remains sidelined

Concussion-like symptoms keep Penguins defenseman Christian Ehrhoff in a holding pattern.

1 week ago

Rookie defenseman Pouliot's top asset: Feel for the game

Penguins rookie defenseman Derrick Pouliot's biggest asset is his feel for the game, but describing and measuring that is difficult.

2 weeks ago

 Penguins defenseman Christian Ehrhoff seems to be on track to return soon from a likely concussion.

Penguins notebook: Christian Ehrhoff unexpectedly makes road trip

Defenseman Christian Ehrhoff (concussion) makes trip with Penguins, a sign that he is getting close to returning to the lineup.

2 weeks ago

 Penguins left winger David Perron scores the winner on Senators goalie Robin Lehner in the shootout Thusrday night at Ottawa.

Penguins win in shootout after blowing lead

David Perron scored during the shootout to give the Penguins a 5-4 victory against Ottawa at the Canadian Tire Centre Thursday night.

2 weeks ago

 Penguins winger Blake Comeau made his return to the lineup Wednesday night against the Detroit Red Wings at Consol Energy Center.

Comeau back, but as left winger

Penguins notebook: Blake Comeau returns to the Penguins lineup after a lengthy absence because of a wrist injury.

2 weeks ago

Penguins lose Arcobello through waivers

The Arizona Coyotes claimed left winger Mark Arcobello off waivers from the Penguins.

2 weeks ago

 Detroit Red Wings center Stephen Weiss slides the puck past Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury in the second period at the Consol Energy Center.

Penguins breeze by Red Wings, 4-1

The Penguins scored less than two minutes in and cruised to a 4-1 win against Detroit, making the most of their one game at home.

2 weeks ago

 Nick Spaling handles the puck in the offensive zone for the Penguins in a home game last month against Montreal.

Versatility pays off for many Penguins forwards

“Any time you can get two-position players there’s a great advantage to it,” Pens general manager Jim Rutherford says.

2 weeks ago

 Nashville's Roman Josi scores through the five hole on Marc-Andre Fleury during a game earlier this month at the Consol Energy Center.

Gene Collier: Ruminations on an endless NHL season

Pirates will have been to spring training and back before the hockey postseason gets underway.

2 weeks ago

 Christian Ehrhoff is checked by Senators Mark Borowiecki during a December game at the Consol Energy Center.

Penguins notebook: Injuries impacting team in a lot of ways

Christian Ehrhoff’s health could influence the Penguins’ moves heading into the March 2 trade deadline.

2 weeks ago

 Patric Hornqvist skates up ice against Winnipeg during a game last month at the Consol Energy Center.

Hornqvist slowly steps back into mix for Penguins

After returning from a foot injury, right winger Patric Hornqvist is struggling to find his game.

2 weeks ago

 Blake Comeau gathers loose puck in front of Colorado goalie Calvin Pickard during a December game at the Consol Energy Center.

Penguins notebook: Comeau nearly ready to rejoin lineup

Blake Comeau returns to practice after an apparent wrist injury he sustained in December.

2 weeks ago

 The Penguins’ Sidney Crosby, right, moves the puck as the Canucks’ Yannick Weber watches in the first period of their game Saturday night in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Canucks won the game, 5-0.

Great trip loses some luster for Penguins

Saturday’s loss stung and reminded the Pens what can happen when they stray from some of the good habits they had been developing of late.

2 weeks ago

 Penguins goalie Thomas Greiss allows a goal to Vancouver's Daniel Sedin as Robert Bortuzzo looks on during the third period of a game Saturday in Vancouver.

Seth Rorabaugh's Penguins chat transcript: 2.9.15

Seth takes your questions on the Penguins who are off for a few days after a road swing to Western Canada.

2 weeks ago

Penguins assign Harrington to Wilkes-Barre

In 10 NHL games this season, Harrington, 21, has no points.

2 weeks ago


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