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.

4 days 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.

4 days 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.

1 week 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.

1 week ago

Lemieux's son drafted into United States Hockey League

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

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 weeks ago

Johnstown named first 'Kraft Hockeyville, USA'

Its payoff is $150,000 worth of upgrades to the Cambria County War Memorial Arena and a preseason game between the Penguins and Tampa Bay.

2 weeks ago

 Penguins defenseman Kris Letang.

Penguins defenseman Kris Letang a finalist for award

The Masterton Trophy is awarded to the player for  “sportsmanship, perseverance and dedication to hockey.”

3 weeks ago

2015 NHL playoff capsules: Second round

PG hockey writer Dave Molinari breaks down the two remaining playoff series.

3 weeks ago

 Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford conducts his end of the year news conference at CONSOL Energy Center on Tuesday, April 28, 2015.

Penguins notebook: GM content with staff as it stands

But general manager Jim Rutherford is considering making changes within the organization.

3 weeks ago

2015: NHL playoff capsules -- second round

The PG’s Dave Molinari previews the second round of the Stanley Cup playoff series that begin Thursday night.

3 weeks ago

 Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford conducts his end of the year news conference at CONSOL Energy Center on Tuesday, April 28, 2015.

Rutherford: Penguins were serious Stanley Cup contenders before March injuries

Penguins GM Jim Rutherford thinks their bad run of injuries in late March sabotaged his team’s chances for a long playoff run.

3 weeks ago

 Derrick Pouliot battles Ottawa's Zack Smith in front of Marc-Andre Fleury during a game on April 7, 2015, in Ottawa, Ontario.

Penguins notebook: Prospects could see more action next year

General manager Jim Rutherford hopes to avoid blocking prospects’ futures by loading Penguins NHL roster with too many veterans.

3 weeks ago

 Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford speaks earlier today at Consol Energy Center.

Penguins GM says Malkin, Hornqvist played injured against Rangers

Jim Rutherford said the superstar center played on a sprained ankle, while the winger suited up with a broken rib against the Rangers.

3 weeks ago

 Maple Leafs forward Mikhail Grabovski battles for the puck with Penguins defenseman Kris Letang and forward Pascal Dupuis during a game at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.

Cook: Penguins Letang, Dupuis hope to play again but understand risks

Kris Letang and Pascal Dupuis hope to play again next season, but they know that doctors might make final call on that decision.

3 weeks ago

 Sidney Crosby looks at the scoreboard after the New York Rangers scored in overtime to win Game 5 in the first round of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Friday, April 24, 2015, in New York. The Rangers advanced to the second round after winning 2-1.

Seth Rorabaugh's Penguins chat transcript: 4.27.15

Seth takes your questions on the Penguins and what must happen in the offseason after a disappointing end to the 2014-15 campaign.

3 weeks ago

 The Penguins cleared out their locker room Sunday; some will be back, some won't.

Personnel changes inevitable for Penguins

Even if all the stars stay, there will certainly be some turnover for the Penguins after a season that “fell off a cliff,” so to speak.

3 weeks ago

 Penguins star Evgeni Malkin was missing in action against the Rangers, but what if he finds his game again with Russia in the World Championships?

Ron Cook: Playing for Russia would be a bad look for Malkin

Given how poorly Evgeni Malkin just played for the Penguins in their biggest games of the season, maybe he should rest up for next year.

3 weeks ago

 With stars like Sidney Crosby and Marc-Andre Fleury, Penguins coach Mike Johnston said he believes the team will be back in good shape next season.

Penguins notebook: Johnston confident he has 'the core pieces'

Coach Mike Johnston knows the Penguins limped to the end of the regular season, but he said he believes they can contend again next year.

3 weeks ago

 Is it time for the Penguins to part ways with Kris Letang?

Adam Bittner: Trading Penguins' Kris Letang might be a move all sides can support

Should the right opportunity to deal Letang arises, the front office should seriously consider making the move.

3 weeks ago

 Marc-Andre Fleury and the Penguins went down in the playoffs again Saturday night with a 2-1 overtime loss to the Rangers.

Next step for Penguins won’t be to their liking

Tough realities now face the entire Penguins organization after another early postseason exit.

3 weeks ago

 Rangers fans cheer as their team sent the Penguins to the end of another disappointing season.

Ron Cook: Status quo remains the theme for Penguins

It might be delusional, but Penguins still have a good starting point.

3 weeks ago

 From left: Assistant coach Rick Tocchet, Coach Mike Johnston and general manager Jim Rutherford at Consol Energy Center.

Penguins CEO says Rutherford, Johnston, Crosby and Malkin will all return next season

Team CEO/president David Morehouse acknowledges "disappointment" in the Penguins' early exit from the playoffs at the hands of the Rangers.

3 weeks ago

 Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury stops a shot on the goal during the overtime period of Game 5 against the Rangers Friday night in New York.

Fleury deserved better for strong effort

The Penguins spent a significant portion of the regular season touting goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury as their undisputed MVP.

4 weeks ago

Crosby makes memorable off-ice assist to help ailing 14-year-old boy in Ottawa

Penguins notebook: Crosby makes a kind and memorable off-ice assist.

4 weeks ago

 Brandon Sutter, David Perron and Sidney Crosby console goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury after the New York Rangers scored in overtime to win Game 5 and eliminate the Penguins from the Stanley Cup playoffs in the first round Friday night at Madison Square Garden.

OT loss ends series, season, perhaps an era for Penguins

There's no indication of how ownership will respond to the Penguins lasting only five games in the postseason for the first time since 2007.

4 weeks ago

 Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury and Maxim Lapierre hit the ice as they lose in overtime to the Rangers in game 4 of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, April 22, 2015, at the Consol Energy Center.

Penguins have been on the edge for a few weeks

The regular season ended with the Penguins in elimination mode, so Game 5 tonight against the Rangers shouldn’t feel any different.

4 weeks ago

 Penguins defenseman Derrick Pouliot, right, could return and boost the lineup tonight for Game 5 against the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.

Pouliot's possible return would be boost for Penguins

Coach Mike Johnston described Pouliot as well as right winger Beau Bennett as “close to playing.”

4 weeks ago

 New York's Carl Hagelin carries the puck up ice against the Penguins' Chris Kunitz in the second period Wednesday at the Consol Energy Center.

Gene Collier: Facing elimination, Penguins embrace one-step-at-a-time mantra

The Penguins’ last best hope is the venue tonight, Madison Square Garden, where they’ve won three of their past five playoff appointments.

4 weeks ago

NHL announces start time for Penguins' potential Game 6

In order to make that game necessary, the Penguins must defeat the Rangers in tonight's Game 5 in New York

4 weeks ago

 Penguins defenseman Scott Harrington has been re-assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

Penguins re-assign defenseman Harrington to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

The move opens the door for a potential return by Derrick Pouliot, who was injured in the last week of the regular season.

4 weeks ago

 Paul Martin skates off the ice as the Rangers celebrate their overtime goal in Game 4, giving them a 3-1 edge in the first-round series and a chance to clinch Friday night at Madison Square Garden.

Gene Collier: Penguins solve some problems, but find another way to lose to Rangers

After scoring first, holding a lead through the first period, all at home, the Pens still find themselves at the edge of the playoff cliff.

1 month ago

 Penguins' Maxim Lapierre is hit into the Rangers bench in the first period of Game 4 of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs at Consol Energy Center.

Penguins must play desperate vs. Rangers to stay alive in playoffs

As defenseman Rob Scuderi put it: “We’re playing for our season now.”

1 month ago

Penguins notebook: Wilson makes it through an NHL game without injury

Scott Wilson celebrates making it through his first playoff game

1 month ago

 Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury makes a save on Rangers center Derick Brassard in the third period of Game 4 of the first-round playoff series Wednesday night at Consol Energy Center. Brassard scored the tying goal in the second period, and the Rangers won, 2-1, to take a 3-1 lead in the series.

Rangers' Brassard proves again to be thorn in Penguins’ side

Center Derick Brassard has seven career postseason goals against the Penguins the past two seasons, including the tying score Wednesday.

1 month ago


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