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The Penguins played their best game of the postseason tonight but will exit the playoffs after a 2-1 overtime loss to the Rangers.
In order to make that game necessary, the Penguins must defeat the Rangers in tonight's Game 5 in New York
The regular season ended with the Penguins in elimination mode, so Game 5 tonight against the Rangers shouldn’t feel any different.
Coach Mike Johnston described Pouliot as well as right winger Beau Bennett as “close to playing.”
The Penguins’ last best hope is the venue tonight, Madison Square Garden, where they’ve won three of their past five playoff appointments.
The move opens the door for a potential return by Derrick Pouliot, who was injured in the last week of the regular season.
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.
Gill had 36 goals, 148 assists and 962 penalty minutes for his career. His NHL debut came with the Bruins in 1997.
As defenseman Rob Scuderi put it: “We’re playing for our season now.”
Scott Wilson celebrates making it through his first playoff game
Center Derick Brassard has seven career postseason goals against the Penguins the past two seasons, including the tying score Wednesday.
New York Rangers forward Kevin Hayes scored on a rebound in overtime Wednesday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.
Stumble out of the gate again tonight, and they might be in peril of having their season end before the weekend does.
If the Penguins have a home ice advantage at the Consol Energy Center, it's not apparent, especially in the playoffs.
Trying to shake things up, Penguins coach Mike Johnston placed winger Chris Kunitz on the top power-play unit Tuesday at practice.
The Penguins believe center Evgeni Malkin is close to breaking out of prolonged scoring slump.
New York’s focus remains on making the Penguins go 200 feet to set up their offense.
Organizers estimated that at least 200 fans turned out to see the game on a 16-by-9-foot video screen under a surprisingly clear night sky.
Don’t be so quick to chalk up the Penguins’ series deficit to bad luck and worse calls; put the blame where it belongs — on the performance.
Though the team was vocal about cutting down stick penalties, the message hadn’t quite sunk in by Monday night — a 2-1 loss to New York.
Despite penalty-killer skill and success, Penguins striving to take fewer penalties.
One game after roughing up Sidney Crosby and drawing the ire of the Penguins, the 26-year-old Swede scored New York’s first goal.
"Our desperation level was much higher in the third," center Sidney Crosby said after the Pens’ Game 3 loss to New York.
The best move Jim Rutherford has made for the Penguins may have been before he was even the general manager here.
The Penguins come alive and tie Rangers at one game apiece; Seth takes your questions on whether they can keep momentum into game three.
A 2-1 series lead would go a long way for the Penguins, who seem to know where they must get better if they want to beat the Rangers.
Veteran winger Chris Kunitz hasn’t been his usual self this season for the Penguins, but got the job done Saturday night in Game 2.
Home-ice advantage shifted to the Penguins after their win Saturday night, but the Rangers are confident in their approach to away games.
Litigation continues in a lawsuit against the NHL brought about by former players who believed the league concealed dangers of concussions.
With that kind of scoring, the Penguins could make it an interesting firsr-round series against the New York Rangers.
Penguins locker room: Kunitz scored on the power play and assisted on two key goals to help the Penguins take Game 2 from the Rangers.
It might not be a full-blown war of words, but the Penguins and Rangers are having a verbal skirmish.
He scored the Penguins' second and third goals and was a force all over the ice, even logging a little time killing penalties.
Penguins hope to throw a lot of shots at Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, get a lot of traffic in front of him and score on some rebounds.
Penguins’ recently created fourth line comes up big in Game 1 of playoff series against Rangers.
In the opening game of what could be a short series, the Penguins were punchless once again as they lost to the Rangers, 2-1.
All season the Penguins racked up penalty minutes; it took one period for the trend to continue Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.
Defensemen Taylor Chorney and Brian Dumoulin are used to being partners, but not in the NHL playoffs.
It’s time to evaluate if it’s worth having Crosby, Fleury, Letang and Malking take up almost half of the team’s salary cap space.
The Penguins fell behind New York in the first minute of play and never caught up in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.
Large-screen TVs will be set up in Market Square for Game 3 Monday and at PPG Place for Game 4 Wednesday.
The scrutiny on Johnston and his team will reach new levels against the heavily favored New York Rangers, starting with tonight’s game.
Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin must be at the top of their games against top-seeded Rangers in tonight’s playoff game in New York.
The Penguins have star power, but it’s the supporting cast that might play the biggest role this postseason.
The Post-Gazette’s hockey writer scouts the Penguins-Rangers first-round series and picks a winner.
Seth Rorabaugh breaks down the reasons for and against a Penguins playoff run.
“He’s carried the team most of the year,” says former Pens goalie Gilles Meloche. “I see him doing that in the playoffs.”
The PG’s hockey writer predicts winners in the other (non-Penguins-Rangers) first-round playoff series, which start Wednesday.
Christian Ehrhoff goes through full practice, but coach Mike Johnston didn’t say if he will play Thursday against the New York Rangers.
The Pens face the New York Rangers in their first-round playoff series Thursday night.