Murray stays unbeaten in NYC as Penguins top Rangers 5-2
NEW YORK (AP) — Teddy Blueger scored two goals, Matt Murray made 33 saves and the Pittsburgh Penguins surged to a 5-2 win over the New York Rangers on Monday night.
Penguins surge to 5-2 win over Rangers
NEW YORK (AP) — The surging Pittsburgh Penguins are closing in on the top spot in their division.
Teddy Blueger scored twice, Matt Murray made 33 saves and the Penguins rallied from an early...
Penguins activate D Justin Schultz off injured reserve
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins have activated defenseman Justin Schultz off injured reserve.
Pittsburgh made the move on Friday, clearing the way for Schultz to play for the first time since fracturing his left leg four months ago in Montreal. He's expected to be in the lineup on Saturday when Pittsburgh hosts Calgary.
Schultz hasn't played since he was injured in the first period of a shootout loss to the Canadiens on Oct. 13. The 28-year-old has four assists in four games this season.
Penguins G Murray ‘day to day’ with upper-body injury
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray missed practice Wednesday while being evaluated for an upper-body injury.
Murray, who played in a 4-0 loss to Carolina on Tuesday night, will travel with the team when it heads to Florida to start a three-game road trip on Thursday night against the Panthers. Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan described Murray as "day to day."
Penguins D Schultz out 4 months with fractured left leg
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Justin Schultz will miss the next four months because of a fractured left leg.
Schultz injured the leg in the first period of a shootout loss to Montreal on Saturday after getting tangled up with Canadiens forward Tomas Plekanec. The team announced Monday that Schultz underwent surgery Sunday and will be out until February.
The 28-year-old Schultz has four assists in four games this season for Pittsburgh.
Breakfast with Benz: Hyped up yet? Here’s what you need to get ready for Penguins-Flyers
It's the day we've been waiting for since Olli Maatta and Justin Schultz stopped pounding beers on the parade route.
Game 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs is tonight at PPG Paints Arena. It's Pittsburgh against Philadelphia. Read all about it in "What to Watch."
Sidney Crosby’s hat trick powers Penguins to Game 1 rout of Flyers
Call it a premonition. Call it learning from experience. Whatever it is, when Penguins defenseman Justin Schultz sees an airborne puck ricocheting around the net with Sidney Crosby anywhere near it, he knows what's going to happen next.
"He'll bat it out of the air and into the net," Schultz said. "Whenever the puck is near him, you know he's going to do something special."
Crosby did something special Wednesday night, all right. So did his teammates.
‘Basically a playoff game’ for Penguins, Blue Jackets
The calendar reads April, the stakes are high, the opponents familiar and the animosity between them high.
In other words, about the only thing that isn't "playoffs" about Thursday's Penguins-Blue Jackets game in Columbus will be the regular-season ticket prices.
"This game is going to have big implications," Penguins wing Bryan Rust said.
"It's definitely going to be, basically, a playoff game."
Schultz’s OT goal lifts Penguins past Flames 4-3
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Sullivan would love to point to a coaching tactic or some semblance of strategy that explains why the Pittsburgh Penguins are so good in overtime.
Only Sullivan can't. He's been coaching long enough to know that when there are six just men on the ice and his team happens to have one of the most gifted offensive groups in the NHL, it's best to just get out of the way.
Crosby scores in OT, Penguins slip by Islanders 3-2
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby let one chance to bury the New York Islanders slip away. The Pittsburgh Penguins star wasn't about to let it happen twice.
Crosby finished off a 2-on-1 by sneaking a wrist shot past Chris Gibson 3:48 into overtime to give the Penguins a 3-2 win Saturday. Pittsburgh's captain failed to convert on a rush moments earlier, but an outlet pass by Justin Schultz freed up Crosby once again.
Kings’ Brown fined $10,000, Penguins’ docked Malkin $5,000
NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Kings forward Dustin Brown has been fined $10,000 for cross-checking Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Justin Schultz.
The incident occurred at 6:36 of the third period of the Penguins' 3-1 win on Thursday night. Brown was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for boarding.
Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin was fined $5,000 for spearing Brown at 6:57 of the first period.
Penguins put D Justin Schultz on injured reserve
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins have placed defenseman Justin Schultz on injured reserve with a lower-body injury.
Coach Mike Sullivan said Thursday that Schultz will be out at least two weeks. Schultz left Tuesday night's loss to the New York Rangers in the first period following a collision with Rangers forward Rick Nash. Schultz returned briefly in the second before exiting for good.
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Hischier has goal, 2 assists in Devils’ 4-1 win over Caps
WASHINGTON (AP) — First overall pick Nico Hischier had a power-play goal and two assists in the first period to help the New Jersey Devils beat the Washington Capitals 4 -1 in an exhibition game Wednesday night.
Jimmy Hayes and Drew Stafford also had power-play goals and Will Butcher scored at even strength — all in the first 14:19.
Cory Schneider made 22 saves for the Devils. They finished the preseason 5-5-1.
Pens lose free agents Kunitz, Bonino, Daley, re-sign Schultz
After celebrating a Stanley Cup championship for a second consecutive season, general manager Jim Rutherford told the Penguins' pending free agents to test the market and report back if they want to return.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final (all times local):
Six different players scored and Sidney Crosby had three assists as the Pittsburgh Penguins chased Pekka Rinne and blew out the Nashville Predators 6-0 in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final on Thursday night to take a 3-2 lead in the series and move one win away from a second consecutive title.
Penguins, Predators overcame big injuries to reach Cup Final
No one is totally healthy this late in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, certainly not the last two teams standing.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins will be without forwards Bryan Rust and Patric Hornqvist and defenseman Justin Schultz for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals in Ottawa on Wednesday night.
Coach Mike Sullivan says all three have upper-body injuries and won't play against the Senators until at least Game 4.
PITTSBURGH — Seeing a top-line forward and your most indispensable defenseman walking slowly down the tunnel and out of sight during a game would be startling if the Pittsburgh Penguins haven’t grown so used to it.
At least Bryan Rust and Justin Schultz felt well enough yesterday to join the team as the defending Stanley Cup champions hopped a plane and headed to Ottawa for Games 3 and 4 of their Eastern Conference final tied at 1-1.
Banged-up Penguins march on vs Senators as injuries mount
Seeing a top-line forward and your most indispensable defenseman walking slowly down the tunnel and out of sight during a game would be startling if the Pittsburgh Penguins haven't grown so used to it.
At least Bryan Rust and Justin Schultz felt well enough on Tuesday to join the rest of the team as the defending Stanley Cup champions hopped a plane and headed to Ottawa for Games 3 and 4 of their Eastern Conference final tied at 1-1.
NHL playoffs: 10 Wisconsin alums to follow in chase for Stanley Cup
If you want to follow former University of Wisconsin men’s hockey players in the chase for the NHL’s Stanley Cup, they won’t be difficult to find.
At least one ex-Badgers player will be in each of eight first-round Stanley Cup playoff series, including seven skaters who will be in action as the postseason begins tonight.
UW and Boston University are the only college programs that have an alum in every series.
Penguins acquire D Ron Hainsey from Carolina
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford turned to an old friend to give his team's injury ravaged defense a needed boost.
The Penguins acquired defenseman Ron Hainsey from Carolina on Thursday. Pittsburgh sent minor-league forward Danny Kristo and a draft pick to the Hurricanes in exchange for the 35-year-old Hainsey, whose long wait to play in the postseason may finally be over.
Penguins Olli Maatta out 6 weeks with hand injury
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta is out six weeks after undergoing surgery on his left hand.
The team announced Maatta had surgery on Friday. He injured the hand in the second period of Thursday night's 4-3 overtime victory against the Winnipeg Jets. Maatta didn't play in the third period.
Crosby, Fleury lead Penguins to 4-1 win over Blues
ST. LOUIS (AP) — After going four consecutive games without a goal, Sidney Crosby came up big against the St. Louis Blues.
Crosby scored twice and added an assist as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Blues 4-1 Saturday night.
"He's been fantastic for us," defenseman Ian Cole said. "He's a world class player, the best player in the world. This year for us he's been our heartbeat. He's been the guy that kind of paces us all year and he showed tonight how great he can be."
Crosby’s goal, 2 assists, Malkin’s goal, assist lead Pens
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins are not only getting goals and big plays from Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. Defenseman Justin Schultz is creating a stir in a torrid December.
Crosby scores NHL-high 22nd goal, Penguins drop Rangers 7-2
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The standings say the New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins are tied atop the hyper competitive Metropolitan Division. On the ice at the moment, there appears to be plenty of separation.
Sidney Crosby picked up his NHL-leading 22nd goal, Evgeni Malkin added a goal and two assists and the Penguins overwhelmed the Rangers late in a 7-2 romp on Tuesday night that gave the defending Stanley Cup champions a share of the division lead.
Rust lifts Penguins past Bruins, 4-3 in overtime
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bryan Rust darted in on Tuukka Rask, saw a fluttering puck coming his way and flicked at it. Like just about everything else that's going on with the streaking Pittsburgh Penguins at the moment, it went exactly where Rust wanted it to go.
The speedy forward's well-timed swipe sailed over Rask's blocker and into the net 1:24 into overtime Wednesday night to give the Penguins a 4-3 victory and extend their winning streak to seven.
Crosby picks up 21st, Penguins throttle Coyotes 7-0
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby left briefly after taking a stick to the face then returned and picked up his NHL-leading 21st goal as the Pittsburgh Penguins crushed the Arizona Coyotes 7-0 on Monday night.
Rust’s hat trick rallies Penguins past Senators, 8-5
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan keeps insisting there isn't a switch his team can flip that makes two-goal deficits vanish within a matter of minutes.
It just seems that way.
Bryan Rust had his first career hat trick, Sidney Crosby added his NHL-leading 17th goal and the Penguins raced past the Ottawa Senators 8-5 on Monday night. Pittsburgh poured in six goals over the final 32 minutes after spotting the Senators a 4-2 lead.
Kessel helps Penguins rally past Red Wings 5-3
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A two-goal deficit was no big deal for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Phil Kessel and company responded with one big finish.
Kessel scored twice, including one of Pittsburgh's four goals in the third, and the Penguins rallied to beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-3 on Saturday night.
"You just have to stick with it in games like this," Kessel said. "We did and we got rewarded."
Letang leads Penguins over Ducks 5-1
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan ranks Kris Letang as one of the top three defensemen in the NHL.
Letang justified that lofty praise in his return after missing five games with an upper-body injury, scoring a power-play goal and adding an assist as the Penguins defeated the Anaheim Ducks 5-1 on Wednesday night.