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 Penguins center Brandon Sutter, left, becomes entangled with a Colorado Avalanche left winger as he tries to control the puck in the first period in Denver.

Penguins open road trip with 3-1 loss to Colorado

With the exception of a brief flurry following an Evgeni Malkin goal, the Avalanche carried play for most of the night.

about 20 hours ago


2 new Penguins defensemen aim to fit in quickly and smoothly

New additions Ian Cole and Ben Lovejoy join Penguins’ lineup for game Wednesday against Colorado.

about 22 hours ago


  Penguins' defenseman Ben Lovejoy (6) reaches for the puck during the first period of a game in San Jose, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011.

Ian Cole, Ben Lovejoy must find a partner and role with Penguins

It isn’t clear how the Penguins will use new defensemen Ben Lovejoy and Ian Cole.

1 day ago


 Christian Ehrhoff is checked by Senators Mark Borowiecki in the third period of a December game  at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Penguins notebook: Christian Ehrhoff's concussion-like symptoms return

Penguins defenseman Chrisitan Ehrhoff has had a relapse in concussion-like symptoms.

1 day ago


 The Penguins reacquired Ben Lovejoy Monday in a trade that sent Simon Despres to the Anaheim Ducks.

Penguins GM adds considerable experience to corps of defensemen

Ian Cole and Ben Lovejoy will join the blue line, but the deals cost the Penguins their biggest hitters – Simon Despres and Robert Bortuzzo.

3 days ago


 St. Louis Blues' Ian Cole checks Edmonton Oilers' Derek Roy during a game in Edmonton, Alberta, on Saturday Feb. 28, 2015. Cole was acquired today by the Penguins in a trade.

Seth Rorabaugh's Penguins chat transcript: 3.2.15

Seth discusses the moves the Penguins made today at the trading deadline.

3 days ago


 Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury makes a save in front of the Blue Jackets' Ryan Johansen in the second period Sunday at Consol Energy Center.

Ron Cook: Of all Penguins stars, Marc-Andre Fleury has shined brightest

With another sterling effort in a 5-3 win Sunday against Columbus, Marc-Andre Fleury keeps proving his rank among the NHL’s top goaltenders.

3 days ago


 Christian Ehrhoff

Penguins notebook: Christian Ehrhoff scratched again

Defenseman Christian Ehrhoff was scratched before Sunday’s 5-3 home win against the Blue Jackets as the Penguins followed team protocol.

3 days ago


 Penguins Evgeni Malkin is congratulated by Kris Letang after scoring against the Blue Jackets in the first period Sunday at Consol Energy Center.

Power plays, Evgeni Malkin push Penguins past Blue Jackets, 5-3

Penguins center Evgeni Malkin finished with two goals and an assist, giving him six points in his last two games.

3 days ago


 Not much to celebrate for Sidney Crosby and the Penguins in shootouts this season.

Shootouts not netting many points for Penguins

The Penguins have struggled in shootouts with a 3-5 record this season. That’s a stark contrast to their 7-3 mark in 2013-14.

4 days ago


 Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford.

Ron Cook: Rutherford can rest easy at deadline

General manager Jim Rutherford's work is done, but that of the Penguins' biggest stars is now just beginning.

4 days ago


 The Penguins' Beau Bennett.

Dave Molinari On the Penguins

A weekly look at the Penguins and the issues surrounding the team from Post-Gazette reporter Dave Molinari: Stretch-run thoughts.

4 days ago


Winnik put on Penguins' third line

Penguins notebook: Recently acquired Daniel Winnik made his Penguins practice debut Saturday, working with Steve Downie and Brandon Sutter.

4 days ago


 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.

5 days 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.

6 days 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.

6 days 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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).

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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



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