Nordstrom scores in OT, Bruins beat Penguins 2-1
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins were able to celebrate after overtime for just the second time this season.
Joakim Nordstrom tipped in a pass from Torey Krug 1:57 into overtime and the Bruins beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 on Friday night.
Jake DeBrusk also scored and Jaroslav Halak made 36 saves for the Bruins, who were coming off an overtime loss in Detroit on Wednesday and went to OT for the third time in four games.
Penguins put goalie Matt Murray on injured reserve
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins placed goaltender Matt Murray on injured reserve Thursday because of a lower-body injury.
Coach Mike Sullivan said Murray had been dealing with the injury "for a couple weeks." Team doctors decided rest was the best course of action for the 24-year-old Murray, who helped the Penguins to consecutive Stanley Cups in 2016 and 2017 but has struggled this season.
Red Wings use 2nd-period spree to beat Penguins 3-2
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Michael Rasmussen, Andreas Athanasiou and Trevor Daley scored in a 5:47 span in the second period, and Harri Sateri made 29 saves in the Detroit Red Wings' 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday.
Ryan Haggerty and Teddy Blueger scored for the Penguins.
Casey DeSmith started for Pittsburgh, and allowed all three goals on 10 shots in his half of the game. Tristan Jarry made 20 saves.
Penguins sign backup G Jarry to 2-year deal
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed goaltender Tristan Jarry to a two-year contract.
The deal Thursday is a two-way contract for this season and a one-way contract for 2019-2020. The average annual value at the NHL level is $675,000.
CHARLOTTE — Penguins coach Clark Donatelli said he prefers to watch 5-on-5 hockey. But Donatelli’s team skated short-handed frequently Friday night. That’s a big reason, the coach said, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton dropped a 3-2 overtime decision to Charlotte in the opener of the AHL Calder Cup playoffs. The teams meet again tonight in Charlotte, continuing their first-round best-of-5 series. “If we’re playing 5-on-5, I like our chances,” Donatelli said shortly after Lucas Wallmark shoved the puck past...
CHARLOTTE — Penguins coach Clark Donatelli says he prefers to watch five-on-five hockey.
But Donatelli’s team skated shorthanded frequently Friday night. That’s a big reason, the coach said, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton dropped a 3-2 overtime decision to the Charlotte Checkers in the opener of the Calder Cup Playoffs.
The teams meet again at tonight in Charlotte, continuing their first-round best-of-five series.
WILKES-BARRE — Since 2015, goaltender Tristan Jarry has made 94 regular-season starts in net for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. His playoff workload, however, has been the complete opposite. In 2015-16, he started 33 games as a rookie before Casey DeSmith overtook him as the No. 1 netminder right before the postseason began. A year ago, the 22-year-old was an all-star and helped the Penguins to the AHL’s best record, but missed the team’s first-round series as he backed up Marc-Andre Fleury...
WILKES-BARRE — Since 2015, goaltender Tristan Jarry has made 94 starts in net for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins during the regular season.
His playoff workload, however, has been the complete opposite.
NEW YORK – Matt Murray will make his first start in almost a month when the Penguins face the New York Islanders in Brooklyn on Tuesday night.
Murray has been out since Feb. 26 with a concussion suffered in practice.
"He's had a couple of strong practices," coach Mike Sullivan said. "He feels really good. Obviously our medical staff and Matt himself have a comfort level that he's ready to play. He's an important guy for us. We're excited to get him back in the net."
With Tristan Jarry sent to AHL, Matt Murray to return for Penguins’ Tuesday game
In a sign of Matt Murray's health after he practiced fully for the second time Monday in his return from a concussion, the Penguins re-assigned Tristan Jarry to their American Hockey League affiliate.
Before the roster move and after Murray made it through Monday's practice at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex unscathed, coach Mike Sullivan said Murray was "an option" to start Tuesday night's game in Brooklyn against the New York Islanders.
Fresh off standing in front of a firing squad for two-plus periods Thursday night in Boston, goalie Tristan Jarry will start in net when the Penguins host the New York Islanders on Saturday evening.
Tristan Jarry didn't know exactly what to expect as he made his way back to the bench during the first stoppage in play in Saturday's game.
Moments earlier, he had committed a goaltending gaffe for the ages, falling untouched onto his backside to gift the New York Islanders an early lead.
It was entirely possible he would be greeted by 18 skaters and three coaches scowling at him, rightfully blaming him for the hole the team now would have to climb out of.
Tuesday night’s game offered the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins a chance to test themselves against the league’s top overall team in the Toronto Marlies.
While they only came away with one point, the Penguins showed they were definitely up for the challenge.
Penguins G Matt Murray close to return from concussion
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Penguins goaltender Matt Murray looks ready to return from a concussion that's kept him out for the past three weeks.
Murray practiced with his teammates on Monday and could be available on Tuesday night when the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions visit the New York Islanders.
Coach Mike Sullivan said Murray looked strong during Pittsburgh's workout. Murray hasn't played since taking a shot off his mask in practice late last month.
Penguins notebook: Goalie Matt Murray ‘being evaluated’ after taking puck to helmet
Penguins goaltender Matt Murray, who has started or played in each of the past nine games, left practice early Monday morning after he was hit in the helmet with a puck.
His status for the game Tuesday at PPG Paints Arena against the New Jersey Devils is uncertain.
"He was evaluated by the doctors," general manager Jim Rutherford said. "I believe he's going to be evaluated again in the morning, and then we'll have a better idea of whether he's going to be able to play."
Rutherford shows faith in Penguins roster; deal with Patric Hornqvist nears
Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford didn't make any major deals at Monday's NHL trade deadline.
Instead, he handed out votes of confidence.
To winger Patric Hornqvist, who is close to agreeing to a long-term contract extension.
To the defensemen at the bottom of the NHL depth chart, Matt Hunwick and Chad Ruhwedel, whose spots weren't taken by last-minute additions.
To prospect Daniel Sprong, who wasn't traded away in any deals for short-term rentals.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Riding a career-long regulation unbeaten streak, the only thing that can stop Matt Murray at this point is the schedule.
With the Penguins playing on back-to-back days and at the tail end of a stretch of three games in four days, coach Mike Sullivan will start rookie Tristan Jarry on Sunday night in Columbus.
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Riley Sheahan scores twice to lead Penguins over Columbus, into first in Metro Division
COLUMBUS, Ohio — After spending the first four years of his NHL career on some good-but-not-great Detroit teams, the idea obviously tickled Riley Sheahan.
So, Riley, how does it feel to be in first place?
"Obviously it's nice," he said with a chuckle.
Sheahan scored twice, Tristan Jarry won his first NHL start in more than a month and the Penguins took a 5-2 victory from the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday night.
Penguins notebook: Busy schedule means night off for streaking Matt Murray
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Riding a career-long regulation unbeaten streak, the only thing that can stop Matt Murray at this point is the schedule.
With the Penguins playing on back-to-back days, coach Mike Sullivan started rookie Tristan Jarry on Sunday night in Columbus.
It couldn't have been easy to give Murray the night off. In his last nine appearances, he's 8-0-1 with a 2.47 goals-against average and .924 save percentage.
Sheahan scores twice, Penguins beat Blue Jackets 5-2
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins won without goals from Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin or the other three top scorers. Instead, they created opportunities for some guys who are usually in the background.
Third-line center Riley Sheahan scored twice in the first period and Pittsburgh went on to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2 on Sunday night. Their fifth straight victory moved the Penguins past Washington into first place in the Metropolitan Division.
Lehigh Valley 0 0 1 — 1 Penguins 2 0 0 — 2 First period: Scoring - 1. WBS, Dea (Wilson, Summers), 0:26; 2. WBS, Sprong (Prow, McKegg), 12:53 (PP). Penalties - LV, Read, tripping 11:14; WBS, Burton, holding 15:19; LV, Myers, holding 18:59.
Second period: Scoring - None. Penalties - LV, Sanheim, roughing 0:45; WBS, DiPauli, roughing and slashing 0:45; LV, Brennan, high-sticking 1:49; LV, Brennan, cross-checking 16:01; WBS, Prow, high-sticking 18:13.
Lehigh Valley 0 0 1 — 1 Penguins 2 0 0 — 2 First period: Scoring - 1. WBS, Dea (Wilson, Summers), 0:26; 2. WBS, Sprong (Prow, McKegg), 12:53 (PP). Penalties - LV, Read, tripping 11:14; WBS, Burton, holding 15:19; LV, Myers, holding 18:59. Second period: Scoring - None. Penalties - LV, Sanheim, roughing 0:45; WBS, DiPauli, roughing and slashing 0:45; LV, Brennan, high-sticking 1:49; LV, Brennan, cross-checking 16:01; WBS, Prow, high-sticking 18:13. Third period: Scoring - 1. LV, Conner (Lindblom,...
WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Zach Aston-Reese scored at 3:28 of overtime to give the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins a spirited 4-3 victory over the Binghamton Devils on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun Arena.
Aston-Reese picked up the puck behind the Devils net and skated out in front. He waited out Binghamton goalie Mackenzie Blackwood, who went down, and lifted the puck over him for the game-winner.
It was Aston-Reese’s ninth goal of the season. Teddy Blueger picked up the lone assist.
WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Zach Aston-Reese sent the Penguins into the AHL all-star break on a winning note. Aston-Reese scored at 3:28 of overtime Saturday night to give the Penguins a spirited 4-3 victory over the Binghamton Devils at Mohegan Sun Arena. Aston-Reese took a pass from Teddy Blueger behind the Devils net and skated out in front. He waited out Binghamton goalie Mackenzie Blackwood, who went down, and lifted the puck over him for the game-winner. “There was a turnover in the neutral zone...
Back With Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Jarry Set To Start Vs. Lehigh Valley
WILKES-BARRE — By all statistical measures, Tristan Jarry’s first legitimate stint as an NHL goaltender has been a huge success.
But after Casey DeSmith’s stellar run over the last week, something had to give with three goaltenders fighting for the same crease.
WILKES-BARRE — By statistical measures, Tristan Jarry’s first legitimate stint as an NHL goaltender is a huge success. But after Casey DeSmith’s stellar run over the last week, something had to give with three goaltenders fighting for the same crease. Enter Thursday, when the reassigned Jarry practiced with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins for the first time since late October. He went 9-4-2 with Pittsburgh and posted a stellar 2.44 goals-against average, but found himself the odd man out with...
Penguins send down Tristan Jarry, leaving Casey DeSmith as backup goalie
Goalie Casey DeSmith's hot streak has earned him an extended NHL stay.
The Penguins assigned Tristan Jarry to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Wednesday, leaving DeSmith to form the team's goaltending tandem with Matt Murray.
DeSmith, an undrafted 26-year-old in his third pro season, has started the team's last three games, winning two of them, stopping 96 of 100 shots in the process.
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.
Penguins notebook: Tristan Jarry gets start as Matt Murray remains out
Late last season, Tristan Jarry played on a Friday in Syracuse, bused 220 miles overnight to Allentown and pitched a 35-save shutout to lead Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to victory on a Saturday.
That's part of the reason Penguins coach Mike Sullivan had no misgivings starting the 22-year-old goalie for back-to-back home games this weekend.
Malkin powers Penguins past Red Wings 4-1
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Evgeni Malkin and the Pittsburgh Penguins returned from their bye week and picked up right where they left off.
Malkin had two goals and two assists, and the Penguins beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 on Saturday for their third consecutive victory.
"It's always fun when you win and have more confidence," Malkin said. "Your game is better, the mood is better, and now we're feeling so much better."
Penguins goaltender Murray out tending to personal matter
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray is in Canada with his family to tend to a personal matter and will be away from the team indefinitely.
The two-time defending Stanley Cup champions recalled Casey DeSmith from their American Hockey League affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to serve behind Tristan Jarry. The Penguins host Detroit on Saturday and the New York Rangers on Sunday.
Crosby, Jarry lead Penguins to 4-0 win over Islanders
NEW YORK (AP) — Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins bounced back quickly from a disappointing defeat at home.
Crosby had a goal and three assists, Tristan Jarry stopped 31 shots for his second shutout of the season and Pittsburgh beat the New York Islanders 4-0 Friday night.
Daniel Sprong had two goals and an assist, Evgeni Malkin also scored and Dominik Simon added two assists for the Penguins, who had dropped four of six and were coming off a 4-0 loss to Carolina on Thursday night.
Golden Knights edge Blackhawks 5-4 for 9th win in 10 games
CHICAGO (AP) — Reilly Smith had a goal and two assists, and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 on Friday night for their ninth win in 10 games.
Jonathan Marchessault and William Karlsson each had a goal and an assist as expansion Vegas won in its first trip to Chicago. Alex Tuch and Cody Eakin also scored, and Malcolm Subban made 28 saves.
The game was tied at 4 when Smith stole a pass and beat Jeff Glass on a breakaway for his 11th of the season 13:53 into the third.
Penguins center Carter Rowney is out for "a minimum of four weeks" because of an upper-body injury and defenseman Brian Dumoulin has been diagnosed with a concussion and is "day-to-day,' coach Mike Sullivan said Thursday morning.
Rowney did not play after the first period of Tuesday night's win at Philadelphia; Dumoulin was stuck in the head by a puck off a Claude Giroux shot in the second period of that game.
The Kids Are All Right: Penguins lead goalie youth movement
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jim Rutherford knows what it's like to be a young goaltender trying to find his way in the NHL. Rutherford went through it with the Detroit Red Wings in the early 1970s, thrust into action at 21 years old with a franchise in the middle of a bumpy transition.
Bernier makes 39 stops as Avalanche top Penguins 2-1
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Colorado defenseman Mark Barberio was a healthy scratch last week against Buffalo. He made a huge play Monday night against the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions.
Barberio scored in the third period and Jonathan Bernier stopped 39 shots, helping the Avalanche to a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Minus ill Lundqvist, Rangers find way to edge Penguins 4-3
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ondrej Pavelec stopped 41 shots while filling in for late scratch Henrik Lundqvist to help the New York Rangers to a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night.
Boo Nieves, Jesper Fast, Mats Zuccarello and Pavel Buchnevich scored in support of Pavelec, who drew the spot start because Lundqvist had the flu. Buchnevich provided the game-winner when his centering pass deflected off Pittsburgh's Kris Letang and by Tristan Jarry 11:12 into the third period.
After the Penguins' 5-1 victory against the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night, coach Mike Sullivan — often stoic and serious when he's talking hockey — allowed himself the luxury of a smile.
After all, his team had just stretched its winning streak to four games, longest of the season.
He is surviving without his regular goaltender, with rookie Tristan Jarry ably replacing Matt Murray by allowing only one goal in two games over 24 hours.
Jarry makes 34 saves for 1st shutout, Pens beat Sabres 4-0
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — After keeping the puck out of the net for three periods, Tristan Jarry tucked it in his bag for a keepsake.
The rookie made 34 saves for his first NHL shutout, Sidney Crosby extended his point streak to five games and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-0 on Friday night.
"He earned it," said Crosby, who had a goal and an assist. "It was a great game by him. He made big saves all the way through."
Evgeni Malkin on track to return to Penguins lineup tonight vs. Sabres
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Evgeni Malkin is on track to make his return to the Penguins lineup Friday night against the Buffalo Sabres.
Malkin was a full participant in morning skate after missing the four previous games with an upper-body injury.
"He'll be a game-time decision, but he looks pretty strong right now," coach Mike Sullivan said.
Malkin is off to a fairly strong start to the season, recording seven goals and 21 points in 22 games.
Penguins goalie Matt Murray placed on injured reserve
CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins will have to try to shake out of their early season funk without goaltender Matt Murray.
The two-time defending Stanley Cup champions placed Murray on injured reserve Tuesday with a lower-body injury.
Coach Mike Sullivan called Murray "week to week" after the 23-year-old left Monday night's 5-4 overtime win over Philadelphia in the second period following a collision with Flyers forward Jakub Voracek.
Crosby, Kessel carry Penguins past Lightning, 5-2
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby and Phil Kessel came through for the reeling Pittsburgh Penguins.
Crosby and Kessel each scored twice and the Penguins beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2 on Saturday night to end a season-high three-game losing streak.
"We needed that win tonight," Kessel said. "We needed to find our footing and get a couple wins going. Tonight was a good start."
Smith makes 43 saves, Giordano scores in OT, Flames top Pens
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — It was another strong performance from Mike Smith on Thursday night.
Smith made 43 saves, Mark Giordano scored 2:19 into overtime and the Calgary Flames beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1.
"It was one of the best goalie performances I've seen in a long time," Flames coach Glen Gulutzan said.
Giordano fired a perfect shot over Tristan Jarry's glove off a pass by Matthew Tkachuk.
Sean Monahan also scored for Calgary, which is 2-1-0 during a seven-game homestand.
WILKES-BARRE — When the Pittsburgh Penguins placed goaltender Antti Niemi on waivers Monday, Colin Stevens knew there was a chance he might get a promotion to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
With circumstances sending Casey DeSmith to Pittsburgh and Niemi to the Florida Panthers, that slight chance became reality.
WILKES-BARRE — When the Pittsburgh Penguins placed goaltender Antti Niemi on waivers on Monday, Colin Stevens knew there was a slight chance he might get a promotion to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
And with circumstances sending Casey DeSmith to Pittsburgh and Niemi to the Florida Panthers, that slight chance became reality.
WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Forward Daniel Sprong got the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to overtime with his raw shooting power.
But Teddy Blueger won the game in the extra session with sheer power of will.
Blueger picked up a blocked shot and backhanded a puck on net that eluded Laval goalkeeper Charlie Lindgren 2:44 into the overtime period, making Sprong’s hat trick all the more important and giving the Penguins a 6-5 victory over the Rocket on Friday at Mohegan Sun Arena.
WILKES-BARRE TWP. —Forward Daniel Sprong got the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to overtime with his raw shooting power. But Teddy Blueger won the game in the extra session with sheer power of will. Blueger picked up a blocked shot and backhanded a puck on net that eluded Laval goalkeeper Charlie Lindgren 2:44 into the overtime period, making Sprong’s hat trick all the more important and giving the Penguins a 6-5 victory over the Rocket on Friday at Mohegan Sun Arena. After both Lindgren and...