Mario Lemieux, left, and Sidney Crosby attend an NHL Winter Classic press conference at Heinz FIeld in July 2010.

Penguins notebook: Lemieux denies reported falling out with Crosby

Team owner Mario Lemieux says a report of rift between he and superstar center Sidney Crosby is ‘silly.’

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 Sidney Crosby is congratulated by teammates after he scores his second goal of the game against the Blues in the second period at the Consol Energy Center.

Crosby, Malkin lead Penguins over Blues, 4-3 in OT

The victory was the Penguins’ third in their past four games and raised their record to 13-8.

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 Ian Cole blocks the puck against the Toronto Maple Leafs during a game at Consol Energy Center on Oct. 17.

Cole learned his lessons well with Blues, gets more chances to use them with Penguins

Defenseman Ian Cole can still hear the voice of his former coach with the Blues, a little reminder to do things the right way.

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 Penguins winger Daniel Sprong sakes up ice against the Maple Leafs in the third period of a game last month at the Consol Energy Center.

Penguins notebook: Skills of rotating wingers force adjustments

Fourth-line center Matt Cullen adjusts quickly and often to rotating wingers Sergei Plotnikov and Daniel Sprong.

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 Penguins owner Mario Lemieux takes in a September exhibition game at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena in Johnstown. He and co-owner Ron Burkle announced in June they were exploring a sale of the franchise.

Forbes answers the question: How valuable are the Penguins?

Forbes released its annual list of NHL franchise valuations, and the Penguins depreciated from 2014, according to the magazine.

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 Evgeni Malkin is congratulated by his bench after scoring a goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the game at Consol Energy Center on November 19, 2015 in Pittsburgh. To Malkin's left is linemate Phil Kessel.

Kessel says when Malkin is rolling, rest of his line feeds off his high energy

Phil Kessel explains how Malkin’s linemates can feed of the superstar center’s energy when he is rolling like his is now.

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 The Penguins David Perron mixes it up with Minnesota's Nate Prosser in the third period of a game last week at the Consol Energy Center.

Seth Rorabaugh's Penguins hockey chat transcript: 11.23.15

Seth takes your questions on the Penguins who take the ice Wednesday at home against St. Louis.

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 Penguins defenseman Brian Dumoulin has played in all 20 games this season after getting thrown into the lineup during the playoffs last season.

Penguins defenseman Dumoulin earns power play role

Brian Dumoulin has become a regular fixture in the Penguins lineup this season, earning a spot with the power play unit.

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 Penguins Sidney Crosby is stopped by San Jose Sharks goalie Martin Jones in the first period of their loss at the Consol Energy Center on Saturday, prompting the star center to ditch his short lived helmet-less warm-up routine.

Penguins notebook: Crosby's newest superstition is short-lived

A player with quite a few superstitions, Sidney Crosby’s helmet-less warm-up routine ended after just two games.

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 Paul Martin, now with the San Jose Sharks, has no complaints about his Penguins career as he looks back.

Ron Cook: Sharks' Paul Martin remembers Pittsburgh and Penguins with great fondness

San Jose defenseman Paul Martin loved his time in Pittsburgh and with the Penguins and his teammates.

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 As always, Sidney Crosby is a major story line through the first quarter of this Penguins season.

On the Penguins: Some two-bit thoughts

Observations from the Post-Gazette’s Dave Molinari as the Penguins reach the quarter pole of the 2015-16 season.

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 Penguins defenseman Kris Letang checks San Jose's Joonas Donskoi off the puck in the third period Saturday night at Consol Energy Center.

Penguins notebook: One-goal games no problem for now

The key at this point, said some Penguins players, is to learn how to finish teams off without allowing them to rally in the late stages.

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 Penguins' Sidney Crosby is stopped by San Jose Sharks goalie Martin Jones in the first period at Consol Energy Center. The Penguins fell to the Sharks, 3-1.

Penguins fall to Sharks, 3-1

The Penguins will close out a four-game homestand Wednesday against St. Louis.

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Penguins notebook: One off week for each NHL team might be in offing for next season

Players like the idea of a possible off week next season for each NHL team, including some from the Penguins.

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Penguins defenseman Adam Clendening finally gets chance to show his skills in a game

With Olli Maatta out with an injury, defenseman Adam Clendening gets an opportunity to prove his mettle in NHL games.

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 Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta is helped off the ice by a team trainer, right, and Sidney Crosby after being injured in the second period Tuesday night against Minnesota.

Penguins notebook: Johnston now OK with hit on defenseman Olli Maatta

Mike Johnston says freakish circumstances led to Olli Maatta’s injury more than original hit from Minnesota’s Nino Niederreiter.

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 Sidney Crosby scores late in the third period against the Avalanche  Wednesday at the Consol Energy Center.

Flurry of goals helps Penguins hold off Avalanche, 4-3

Sidney Crosby scored the eventual game winner in the third period, his first goal since Nov. 4, and third of the season.

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Penguins recall defenseman Warsofsky from Wilkes-Barre

David Warsofsky was promoted because of the unspecified injury that is expected to sideline defenseman Olli Maatta for three to four weeks.

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 Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford said of the job coach Mike Johnston is doing this season: "I would say overall, Mike has done a good job, but there are some things that need to be addressed, need to be better."

Penguins GM Jim Rutherford says team must improve

While he hasn’t considered replacing head coach Mike Johnston, the general manager says some things need to be addressed.

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 Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta.

Penguins' Olli Maatta likely to miss three to four weeks

Defenseman’s latest undisclosed injury likely will sideline him for a month, but it could have been much worse.

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 The Penguins' Olli Maatta lies on the ice after taking a hit Tuesday against the Wild.

Penguins' Maatta released from hospital, will miss 3-4 weeks

A league source said today that the NHL will not fine or suspend Minnesota winger Nino Niederreiter for his hit on the Penguins defenseman.

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 "I feel comfortable with the team we have," the Penguins' Kris Letang said.

Penguins players see no need for major changes

Citing the team’s winning record, several Penguins think the team will be best served by staying the course.

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Defenseman Adam Clendening finally makes another regular-season appearance

Defenseman Adam Clendening back in Penguins lineup after lengthy break.

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 Evgeni Malkin celebrates his second goal against the Wild in the second period Tuesday at the Consol Energy Center.

Malkin's big game leads Penguins over Wild, 4-3

Malkin scored two goals and assisted on two others as the Penguins (11-7) snapped a two game losing streak.

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 Penguins star Sidney Crosby skates up the ice last week against Montreal.

Penguins coach Johnston: 'I'm glad players were upset'

The Penguins will try to find their footing tonight against the Minnesota Wild amid some unflattering comments lately from star players.

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 Penguins coach Mike Johnston doesn't feel as if he's on the hot seat.

Penguins notebook: Johnston not worried about job security

Though recent performances has put Mike Johnston under fire, the Penguins coach is more concerned about the team than his job security.

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 Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta doesn't feel quite like his old self yet, but he's getting there.

Arrow pointing up for Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta

After missing almost all of last year after shoulder surgery, Maatta wants to regain his previous form.

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 New Jersey's Sergey Kalinin attempts to deflect a shot on Penguins goalie Jeff Zatkoff in the first period Saturday night in Newark, N.J.

Penguins notebook: Recent comments suggest attitude issues

Something might be off in the Penguins locker room, and the players haven’t been too shy to speak about it.

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 Phil Kessel is checked by Adam Henrique Saturday night.

Seth Rorabaugh's Penguins chat transcript: 11.16.15

Empty Netters blogger Seth Rorabaugh answers questions from the Penguins faithful.

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 Former Penguins general manager Ray Shero is now in his first year as a GM for the New Jersey Devils.

Former Penguins GM Shero settles into new role with Devils

The Penguins faced New Jersey Saturday, but Ray Shero, their former general manager now in New Jersey, has no animosity toward the team.

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 Is that a moustache outlining Sidney Crosby’s lip? It sure looks like one — finally.

On the Penguins: Lip service

“Movember” intentions from Penguins players and their moustache-growing attempts are worthy, if not always the results.

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 Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Jeff Zatkoff reacts after giving up a goal to New Jersey Devils left wing Mike Cammalleri during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, in Newark, N.J. The Devils beat the Penguins 4-0.

Another trip to New Jersey, another loss for Penguins

The Devils employ a familiar script to beat Pittsburgh 4-0.

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 Blue Jackets winger Brandon Saad celebrates in front of Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury after scoring in the second period Friday at the Consol Energy Center.

Penguins notebook: Local product Saad settling into role with Columbus

Brandon Saad faced his hometown Penguins Friday night, and before the game Blue Jackets coach talked about his young star winger.

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 Shoulder surgery in January ended Olli Maatta's 2014-15 season.

Letang-Maatta pairing might see more action for Penguins

Penguins coach Mike Johnston was somewhat coy about putting his top two defenseman together on a regular basis, but it could happen.

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 Penguins winger Patric Hornqvist celebrates with Pascal Dupuis after scoring the a goal in the third period against the Canadiens Wednesday at the Consol Energy Center.

Penguins notebook: Hornqvist sparked into action

Mike Johnston’s line changes may have ignited a fire in at least one player, as Penguins winger Patric Hornqvist scored Wednesday night.

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 Marc-Andre Fleury makes save on Blue Jackets' Brandon Saad Friday night at the Consol Energy Center.

Penguins fall to Blue Jackets, 2-1

Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky made 28 saves and led the Blue Jackets to a 2-1 defeat of the Penguins tonight at Consol Energy Center.

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 Pascal Dupuis celebrates his goal in the first period with Sidney Crosby against the Canadiens Wednesday night at the Consol Energy Center.

Penguins notebook: Pascal Dupuis returns to lineup after final check-up

Veteran ready to bring, without hesitation, whatever he can do to help team succeed.

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 The Penguins' Pascal Dupuis, left, celebrates his goal in the first period with Sidney Crosby against the Canadiens at the Consol Energy Center on Wednesday.

Ron Cook: It's the thrill that keeps Pascal Dupuis going

The winger returned to the starting lineup Wednesday night in the Penguins’ win against Montreal, scoring 13 seconds into the contest.

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 Pascal Dupuis has been cleared to play tonight.

Penguins' Pascal Dupuis cleared to play tonight against Canadiens

Pascal Dupuis was hospitalized as a precaution because of his blood clot history.

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 Penguins center Sidney Crosby, right, tries to get a shot past Canucks goalie Ryan Miller during the second period of a game last week in Vancouver.

Winning record trumps ugly stats for Penguins

The Penguins don’t have many impressive individual stat lines, but a 9-5 record has prevented fans from freaking out.

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 Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban, right, and center Tomas Plekanec congratulate goalie Mike Condon as the Canadiens defeat the Ottawa Senators in an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015 in Ottawa, Ontario.

Penguins notebook: Canadiens hardly miss a beat with backup goalie

Mike Condon isn’t Carey Price, but he is who the Penguins will face tonight, and they know scoring on him will be no easy task.

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 The Penguins' Patric Hornqvist celebrates scoring a goal to tie the game in the third period against the Canadiens on Wednesday at Consol Energy Center.

Penguins defeat Canadiens in shootout, 4-3

The Penguins had a second crack at the Montreal Canadiens tonight after losing their home opener to the Habs just over month ago.

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 Red Wings' Tyler Bertuzzi hits Penguins' Beau Bennett along the boards during a September preseason game at Consol Energy Center.

Penguins notebook: Bennett's play might lead to promotion

Winger Beau Bennett played on the top line Monday at practice, a sign of his improvement this season.

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 Penguins' Pascal Dupuis hurdles over the top of the Sabres' Sam Reinhart in the first period at the Consol Energy Center Oct. 29.

Dupuis practices with Penguins after health issue

Pascal Dupuis returned to Sidney Crosby’s left wing at practice Monday after getting cleared following medical scare in Western Canada.

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 Sidney Crosby battles with Edmonton's Griffin Reinhart during the first period of a game Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, in Edmonton, Alberta.

Seth Rorabaugh's Penguins chat transcript: 11.9.15

After a successful road trip, the Penguins return home to face Montreal Wednesday night. Seth takes your questions on the Boys of Winter.

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 Penguins center Nick Bonino, part of their "core four" on the penalty-kill, battles Flames defenseman Mark Giordano for the puck Saturday night at Calgary.

Newcomers do part to help Penguins kill penalties

Being short-handed is never good, and it often results in allowing goals, but the Penguins have veterans who are adept at penalty-killing.

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 Kris Letang of the Penguins tries to block the pass of T.J. Brodie of the Calgary Flames Saturday at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta. The Penguins lost, 5-2.

Penguins fall to Flames, 5-2

The Penguins end their road trip on a loss after having won their previous six games and nine of the previous 10.

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 Penguins defenseman Ben Lovejoy and goalie Jeff Zatkoff congratulate each other after beating Buffalo late last month at Consol Energy Center.

Lovejoy's play on the upswing for Penguins

Penguins defenseman Ben Lovejoy isn’t always a fan favorite, but he has done his job lately to help free up stars like Kris Letang.

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 DANGER ZONE: Sergei Plotnikov was fortunate not to have been injured when the skate of Edmonton’s Brandon Davidson caught him high Friday night in Edmonton, Alberta.

On the Penguins: Spray what?

Goalies endure many things,
 but one is so rarely discussed: Ice chips to the face.

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 Pascal Dupuis returned to the ice for the Penguins this year after blood-clot issues forced him to sit out most of last season.

Penguins notebook: 'No status update' on Dupuis until returning home

The Penguins player was sent to a hospital Friday night after experiencing undisclosed symptoms prior to the game against Edmonton.

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