Capitals re-sign Carl Hagelin to $11M, 4-year deal
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The Washington Capitals have signed winger Carl Hagelin to an $11 million, four-year deal.
Hagelin counts $2.75 million against the salary cap through the 2022-23...
Connolly has 2 goals, assist as Capitals beat Flyers 5-2
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The addition of Carl Hagelin's speed and playmaking ability a little more than two weeks ago has created the best kind of problem for the Washington Capitals: On some nights,...
Penguins end Bruins’ 19-game point streak with 4-2 win
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jared McCann scored twice, Matt Murray finished with 39 saves and the Pittsburgh Penguins handed the Boston Bruins their first regulation loss since January with a 4-2 victory on...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Carl Hagelin watched helplessly from the penalty box as the short-handed unit he helped transform got to work.
Seconds after stepping out following another successful kill,...
Nick Jensen was just a Minnesota boy who played his first three seasons in Detroit.
Then he walked into the Washington Capitals' locker room and saw the likes of Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas...
NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored in the fourth round of a shootout without putting the puck in the net, and the Washington Capitals extended their win streak to four games with a 3-2 victory...
NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Ovechkin is so good he scored Sunday's winning shootout goal without putting the puck in the net.
Ovechkin finished Washington's fourth straight victory with one unusual...
Sabres star Jeff Skinner returns to game after hurting leg
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jeff Skinner has returned for the start of the third period against Washington after the Buffalo Sabres' leading scorer needed help getting off the ice in the second...
Hagelin’s playoff past makes him familiar with Capitals
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Forward Carl Hagelin has faced Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals so often in the playoffs, the speedy, defensive specialist didn't require an introduction upon practicing with...
Washington Capitals acquire forward Carl Hagelin from Kings
The defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals got faster ahead of the NHL trade deadline by acquiring speedy winger Carl Hagelin from the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday.
Pens’ GM Rutherford signs new deal, trades for Pearson
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jim Rutherford celebrated a new contract in the most expected of ways: by putting together a trade he hopes will jump-start his struggling team.
The Pittsburgh Penguins general manager signed a contract extension on Wednesday that will keep him with the club through the 2021-22 season. Moments later he dealt forward Carl Hagelin to the Los Angeles Kings for forward Tanner Pearson.
Penguins star Crosby skips practice with upper-body injury
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has skipped practice while being evaluated Wednesday for an upper-body injury.
Coach Mike Sullivan declined to get into specifics about Crosby's injury. Crosby did not miss a shift and played more than 21 minutes during Pittsburgh's 4-2 loss to New Jersey on Tuesday night.
The 31-year-old Crosby is off to an uneven start for the Penguins, with eight goals and 11 assists in 16 games.
Boeser’s OT winner lifts Canucks by Penguins 3-2
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The arrival of 19-year-old Elias Pettersson has provided Vancouver with a much needed jolt. Yet the Canucks believe they're far more than their fresh-faced rookie.
Going toe-to-toe with Pittsburgh near the end of a draining road trip offered proof they might be right.
Brock Boeser fired a wrist shot by Casey DeSmith's stick and into the net 34 seconds into overtime to lift Vancouver to a 3-2 victory over the Penguins on Tuesday night.
Kessel’s hat trick powers Penguins past Vegas 4-2
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Evgeni Malkin corralled the puck near his own goal-line and saw Phil Kessel sprinting out of the zone. He flipped a perfect pass to center ice, sending Kessel on a breakaway that resulted in a goal.
Carl Hagelin repeated a similar sequence with Kessel later in the second period that ended the same way.
The two goals completed a natural hat trick for Kessel and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Vegas Golden Knights 4-2 on Thursday night.
The Penguins never were more vulnerable than in Game 1 of this Stanley Cup second-round series.
Minus Evgeni Malkin and Carl Hagelin, they trailed the Capitals by two goals in the third period before scoring three in a span of 4:49 on their way to a 3-2 victory.
The Capitals had their chance, and they fanned.
Now, it's over.
Believe that, if you will. Believe that the Capitals are chokers or cursed, if not both.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Patric Hornqvist, Sidney Crosby and Jake Guentzel scored in a 4:49 span of the third period to help the Pittsburgh Penguins rally to for a 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night in Game 1 of the second-round series.
WASHINGTON (AP) — After the Capitals scored early, the Penguins scored often to stun their rivals with yet another comeback.
Patric Hornqvist, Sidney Crosby and Jake Guentzel scored in a 4:49 span to help Pittsburgh erase a two-goal deficit in the third period and the Penguins beat Washington 3-2 on Thursday night in Game 1 of the second-round series.
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The Washington Capitals might have an advantage over their second-round rivals in the health department.
The Pittsburgh Penguins announced Wednesday that center Evgeni Malkin and winger Carl Hagelin would not play in Game 1 of their Stanley Cup Playoff series against the Capitals. Hagelin did not travel with the team, most likely ruling him out for Game 2 on Sunday, as well.
CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins will be without center Evgeni Malkin and forward Carl Hagelin when the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions open their Eastern Conference semifinal series Thursday night in Washington.
Coach Mike Sullivan said Wednesday that Malkin and Hagelin will be scratched from the lineup because of injuries.
1Puck luck for Penguins: The Penguins took a 3-0 first-period lead in Game 1 of their first-round playoff game against the Philadelphia Flyers, thanks to several spectacular plays.
What shouldn't be lost in the first two goals by Bryan Rust and Carl Hagelin was how the puck went the Penguins way.
Speaking of the highlight-reel goals by superstars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin after the Penguins' 7-0 win in their playoff opener Wednesday, Mike Sullivan put it best.
"There aren't too many guys who can make those types of plays," he said.
But, luckily for the Penguins, there also aren't too many guys who can make the kind of far-less-conspicuous and under-the-radar plays many of their other forwards did during the Game 1 rout of the Philadelphia Flyers.
Penguins notebook: Injuries to linemates present challenge for Conor Sheary
The injuries to Derick Brassard and Phil Kessel have left Conor Sheary on a bit of an island, practicing to get ready for the playoffs while his likely linemates for the postseason opener remain sidelined.
While recognizing injuries are a fact of life in the NHL, Sheary acknowledged the current situation might retard the trio's chemistry building process a little bit.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins' quest for a three-peat is officially on.
Patric Hornqvist picked up his 200th career goal and the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions clinched their 12th straight playoff berth with a 5-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night.
Malkin, Kessel lead Penguins to 7-4 win over Capitals
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Evgeni Malkin had two goals and two assists, Phil Kessel added two goals and an assist, and the surging Pittsburgh Penguins rolled past the Washington Capitals 7-4 on Friday night.
Bryan Rust, Carl Hagelin and Patric Hornqvist also scored for the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions, who won their fourth straight to pull within four points of first-place Washington in the crowded Metropolitan Division.
Kessel, Malkin lead surging Penguins past Capitals, 7-4
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins spent the first three months of the regular season looking tired, lethargic, blah.
Then the calendar flipped to January and the urgency the Penguins lacked for long stretches as they slogged through their opening 40 games returned. So did the goals. Now they're coming bunches and so are the wins. And suddenly a legitimate shot at a three-peat doesn't seem quite so far-fetched after all.
Simon, Kessel lead Penguins to 5-2 win against Rangers
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dominik Simon admits he got a little wide-eyed as he closed in on his first NHL goal.
The only thing left for the Pittsburgh Penguins' rookie forward was to put the puck in a half-empty net.
Simon did just that as he and Phil Kessel scored milestone goals to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 5-2 victory against the New York Rangers on Sunday night. Kessel's 20th of the season was his 700th point that put the Penguins ahead for good.
Carl Hagelin, by his own admission, isn't a good golfer.
He has a pretty good excuse for that, though. His summers are so short, he doesn't have any time to work on his game.
Since Hagelin broke into the NHL with the New York Rangers as a rookie out of Michigan in 2011, he has appeared in 112 playoff games. That's tops in the league by a wide margin.
Mark Madden: Mike Sullivan likes balanced lines, but it might not work for these Penguins
Penguins coach Mike Sullivan won Stanley Cups in each of the past two seasons. It's clear which of his championship teams Sullivan prefers.
His 2015-16 squad had amazing balance up front thanks to the phenomenon of the "HBK" line: Carl Hagelin, Nick Bonino and Phil Kessel. Ostensibly the Penguins' third line, its members combined for 20 goals in 24 playoff games. Sold a lot of T-shirts, too.
The Penguins have long been aware of Jake Guentzel's ability to play center, and coach Mike Sullivan has repeatedly answered questions about whether the 23-year-old might be moved there for a more longer-term basis.
His hand forced by an injury to third-line center Carter Rowney, Sullivan finally appears to be giving Guentzel that shot in the middle.
Crosby, Malkin lift Pens over struggling Rangers 5-4 in OT
NEW YORK (AP) — Timely goals by Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin extended the New York Rangers' slow start to the season.
Crosby tied the score with less than a minute remaining in regulation, Evgeni Malkin put in the winner 58 seconds into overtime and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the struggling Rangers 5-4 on Tuesday night.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final (all times local):
Sid the Kid is now a two-time Stanley Cup MVP.
Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy for a second consecutive year following a 2-0 win over Nashville in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Penguins and Predators could have the same lineups for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final, two nights after a bizarre start to the series that few could have expected.
Forward Colin Wilson did not take part in Nashville's morning skate Wednesday at PPG Paints Arena after missing Game 1 on Monday night because of a lower-body injury. Likewise, winger Carl Hagelin is expected to be a healthy scratch again for Pittsburgh.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators are set to each get an important player back for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.
Penguins coach Mike Sullivan says winger Patric Hornqvist will be back after missing the past six games with an undisclosed injury. Predators captain Mike Fisher says he's "ready to rock" after missing two games with his own undisclosed injury.
No one is totally healthy this late in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, certainly not the last two teams standing.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Carl Hagelin could be bringing his trademark speed back to the Pittsburgh Penguins' lineup.
Coach Mike Sullivan said Hagelin will be a game-time decision to return for Game 2 against the Washington Capitals on Saturday night after being out since March 10 with a lower-body injury. The lightning-quick wing took part in a full-contact practice Friday and has progressed far enough in his recovery to be an option to play.
Big 2nd period helps Penguins beat Hurricanes 7-1
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins have been beatable away from home this season. Good thing for them this felt nothing like a road game.
Phil Kessel had a goal and an assist during Pittsburgh's four-goal second period, and the Penguins routed the Carolina Hurricanes 7-1 on Friday night.
Conor Sheary scored twice, and Evgeni Malkin had a late goal and an assist. Carl Hagelin and Chris Kunitz joined Sheary in scoring during the second for Pittsburgh.
Hagelin helps Penguins rally past Hurricanes
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Penguins forward Carl Hagelin hopes a recent uptick in offensive production can lead to a surge in the second half of the season.
Hagelin scored with 4:15 remaining and Pittsburgh rallied to beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 on Wednesday night.
Canes’ Staal returns after being kicked in face by skate
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Carolina Hurricanes forward Jordan Staal briefly left a game Wednesday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins after being accidentally kicked in the face by a skate.
Penguins forward Carl Hagelin caught Staal around the mouth with his skate during a collision late in the first period. Staal received stiches during the intermission and returned for the start of the second period.
Crosby paces Penguins to 5-1 win over Panthers
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Sidney Crosby is tied for the NHL goal-scoring lead, and the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins are tied atop the division.
They certainly impressed the struggling Florida Panthers and their new coach.
Sidney Crosby got his 18th goal and added an assist to lead the Penguins over the Panthers 5-1 on Thursday night.
Conor Sheary, Tom Kuhnhackl, Matt Cullen and Carl Hagelin also scored for Pittsburgh. Matt Murray made 28 saves.
Crosby returns, leads Penguins past Panthers 3-2
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby is just happy to be back playing hockey again.
His teammates feel the same way, as a goal from Crosby in his first appearance of the season was all the Penguins needed to overcome a slow start
Crosby jump-started a comeback as the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied from an early two-goal deficit to beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Tuesday night.