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Gibbons, who left Saturday’s game after getting Penguins’ first two goals, is considered day to day, Bylsma says.
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.
Ron Cook: Highly paid stars need to show up soon
Columbus has been aggressive and physical against the Penguins, piling up a 99-55 differential in hits through two games.
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.
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.
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.
Plum native R. J. Umberger returns to Columbus lineup after missing series opener against Penguins with undisclosed injury.
It took Columbus 14 years to win a Stanley Cup playoff game. Today, it probably seems worth the wait.
Sidney Crosby shrugs off Columbus' tactic of using Brandon Dubinsky and Jack Johnson to try to shut him down in their first-round series.
Young defenseman Olli Maatta finds that after a slow, nervous start, his first playoff game was pretty much what he expected.
The Penguins know familiarity breeds many hacks and slashes in the NHL playoffs, even if that was not obvious in Game 1 against Columbus.
Kris Letang was criticized by coach Dan Bylsma for his play Wednesday night, and the defenseman acknowledged he made a lot of mistakes.
Columbus center Ryan Johansen was quiet in the opener, but the Penguins will be wary of him as their first-round series continues.
A fierce postseason series could help develop a rivalry between the Penguins and their 'neighbors,' the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Game situations likely will determine the left winger on the third line for the Penguins throughout the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury handled the spotlight Wednesday night, but the pressure isn't not going away anytime soon.
For 21 minutes, the Columbus Blue Jackets had Game 1 of the opening-round playoff series against the Penguins exactly where they wanted it.
Beau Bennett's mid-game switch from first line to third line, right wing to left wing, pays instant dividends.
Penguins coach Dan Bylsma and Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards face off in the playoffs for the first time.
Compared to recent playoffs, first-round opener looked and felt very different from its immediate predecessors.
Columbus was making just the second playoff appearance in franchise history, but it was the Penguins who seemed out of sorts early.
Three reasons the Penguins will win their first-round matchup with the Columbus Blue Jackets, and three reasons why they won't.
Post-Gazette Penguins reporter Dave Molinari breaks down the first-round matchup between the Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets.
The Penguins have considerably more playoff experience than Columbus, but they aren't counting on an easy first-round series.
Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury wipes the slate clean and is ready to dive into the playoffs after a strong regular season.
The Penguins need to play more like the Penguins in the playoffs than play like the Flyers.
Defenseman Simon Despres is sent down, along with forwards Harry Zolnierczyk and Chuck Kobasew.
After being a perennial Stanley Cup favorite, the team is in a different position heading into the playoffs this year.
Penguins eager to play 'meaningful' games after spending a lot of time honing things in preparation for the playoffs.
Defenseman Brooks Orpik knows that this might be his last chance to win a second Stanley Cup as a Penguin.
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.
Fans will be able to gather at the corner of Centre Avenue and Mario Lemieux Place to watch the games.
It's possible that Vokoun could be the No. 3 goalie behind Fleury and Zatkoff.
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.
Another early postseason exit from the Penguins likely will not be tolerated, and seats will get hotter for players and coach alike.
With conference realignment and other changes, the NHL postseason system is a bit different -- and more confusing -- than in years past.
The Penguins finished the 2013-14 regular season 27 games over .500. They accumulated 109 points, second most in franchise history.
The Penguins and Columbus will open the best-of-seven series at 7:38 p.m. Wednesday in Pittsburgh.
In 32 games with the team, Kobasew had two goals. The Pens play their regular-season finale tonight at Consol Center.
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.
A weekly look at the team, the issues and the questions by Post-Gazette Penguins reporter Dave Molinari.
The Penguins will find ways to make meaning out of their season-ending game tonight against Ottawa.
The Flyers' overtime win means the two teams won’t meet in the first round of the playoffs. The Penguins will face Columbus.
The Penguins will face Columbus in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
The Penguins again face a possible first-round playoff opponent as the regular season winds down, and this time it's archrival Philadelphia.
Evgeni Malkin is skating, but might not return to the Penguins lineup before the playoffs start next week.
Jussi Jokinen says Penguins fans had a hand -- or at least a voice -- in his third-period goal Wednesday night against the Detroit Red
With the playoffs fast approaching, the Penguins still haven't gotten their third, fourth lines established, mostly because of injuries.