Lamoriello, Trotz orchestrate Islanders’ big turnaround

Sports 04/21/19, 09:18

Lou Lamoriello and Barry Trotz say they didn't know exactly what to expect from the New York Islanders this season.There were plenty of questions after the Islanders gave up 293 goals — the most in the NHL since 2006-07 — while missing the playoffs for the eighth time in 11 ...

Penguins and Lightning exits show playoff hockey differences

Sports 04/18/19, 16:57

Scotty Bowman had already coached six teams to the Stanley Cup championship when his high-powered Detroit Red Wings that won 12 of their first 14 playoff games couldn't get the puck away from the New Jersey Devils and got swept in the 1995 final."They just shut us right down," Bowman ...

What now? Penguins face crucial offseason after flameout

Sports 04/18/19, 13:52

Jim Rutherford's question was rhetorical. The answer — whenever the architect the Pittsburgh Penguins general manager arrives at it — will determine how the franchise emerges from the rubble of a first-round playoff sweep at the hands of the New York Islanders. "Are guys too content with where they're at in ...

Islanders prove they’re for real in sweep of Penguins

Sports 04/17/19, 01:52

The expectations were modest at first. The New York Islanders simply wanted to be better than the team that allowed the most goals in the NHL in 2017-18. Tougher to play against. Smarter on both ends of the ice.Momentum built slowly. A midseason surge under new head coach Barry Trotz ...

Islanders finish off Penguins 3-1 for stunning playoff sweep

Sports 04/16/19, 21:32

The New York Islanders' turnaround season is heading to the second round of the playoffs.Jordan Eberle scored for the fourth straight game, Robin Lehner stopped 32 shots and the Islanders finished off Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins with a clinical 3-1 win in Game 4 on Tuesday night to ...

Lightning, Penguins look to avoid surprising sweeps

Sports 04/15/19, 16:54

The Tampa Bay Lightning carved out their own slice of NHL history during a dominant regular season in which they tied the league record for most victories.A fourth straight loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday, and the Lightning will have a chapter of NHL lore all to themselves. ...

Islanders top Penguins 4-1 to take 3-0 series lead

Sports 04/14/19, 14:09

The New York Islanders are on the cusp of just their second playoff series win in more than a quarter-century.Jordan Eberle scored for the third straight game, Robin Lehner stopped 25 shots and the Islanders rolled to a 4-1 victory over the stunned Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday to take a ...

Blue Jackets surge sets tone for unpredictable NHL playoffs

Sports 04/13/19, 13:58

The Tampa Bay Lightning, the NHL's best team, lost their first two playoff games at home to the Columbus Blue Jackets and are vulnerable without their top scorer for Game 3.Winnipeg lost its first two at home, leaving the Jets fighting for their postseason relevance as that series shifts to ...

Eberle, Bailey help Islanders beat Penguins 3-1 in Game 2

Sports 04/12/19, 21:35

Jordan Eberle and Josh Bailey scored in the third period and the New York Islanders beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1 Friday night for a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series.Anthony Beauvillier also scored and Robin Lehner stopped 32 shots to help New York open a postseason series with two ...

Bailey lifts Islanders past Penguins 4-3 in OT in Game 1

Sports 04/10/19, 22:05

Josh Bailey scored on a rebound at 4:39 of overtime and the New York Islanders beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Wednesday night in the opener of their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series.Jordan Eberle had a goal and an assist, and Brock Nelson and Nick Leddy also scored for New ...

Star-laden Penguins open playoffs against stingy Islanders

Hockey 04/09/19, 17:43

The Pittsburgh Penguins have the big-name players. The New York Islanders rely on their system for success.Perennial All-Stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin lead the high-scoring Penguins against Anders Lee, Mathew Barzal and the defensive-minded Islanders in the first round of the playoffs in the teams' first postseason meeting since ...

Penguins nearly at full strength as Islanders loom

Hockey 04/08/19, 16:05

Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan spent a significant portion of his team's choppy season in search of healthy bodies. Ten players — including stars Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang and goaltender Matt Murray — missed at least 10 games, a spate of injuries the Penguins survived to reach the playoffs ...

‘Best time of year:’ NHL playoff matchups set

Sports 04/07/19, 15:12

The team expected to win it all faces an opponent that loaded up for the same thing, the defending champions go up against a playoff newcomer and the wild West is wide open in the quest for the Stanley Cup.The NHL playoffs open Wednesday when the Presidents' Trophy-winning Tampa Bay ...

Sid for Selke? Crosby’s versatile game expanding for Pens

Sports 04/07/19, 14:22

Casey DeSmith has seen it at every stop of his hockey career. Practice comes, the focus shifts to defending and the guys paid lavishly to score goals take their foot off the gas."I've had people on every single team I've ever played on like that, obviously," the Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender ...

Strome scores in OT to lift Rangers past Penguins 4-3

Sports 04/06/19, 21:15

Ryan Strome scored 2:09 into overtime and the New York Rangers beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 Saturday night in the regular-season finale.Brendan Smith, Brady Skjei and Vladislav Namestnikov also scored for New York, long eliminated from playoff contention for the second straight year. Alexandar Georgiev stopped 36 shots while starting ...

Lucky 13: Penguins survive rocky path to playoff spot

Sports 04/05/19, 18:38

Erik Gudbranson didn't want to be "that guy," the one who whooped it up after the Pittsburgh Penguins locked down a playoff spot for the 13th straight year with a win over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night.The veteran defenseman knows seasons in Pittsburgh are judged solely on whether ...

Penguins lock up playoff berth with 4-1 win over Red Wings

Hockey 04/04/19, 20:51

The NHL's longest active playoff streak is still alive.Phil Kessell scored twice, Sidney Crosby added a goal and two assists and Matt Murray stopped 33 shots as the Pittsburgh Penguins clinched a postseason berth for the 13th straight year with a 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday ...

Malkin closer to return as Penguins vie for playoffs

Sports 04/03/19, 16:23

Evgeni Malkin might be ready to get back to work. The Pittsburgh Penguins certainly need him.The veteran center practiced with his teammates on Wednesday and could be back in the lineup on Thursday night against Detroit. Malkin has missed eight games with an upper-body injury and watched from afar as ...

Penguins inch closer to playoff spot, top Hurricanes 3-1

Hockey 03/31/19, 19:04

Matt Murray stopped 37 shots and the Pittsburgh Penguins inched closer to a playoff berth with a 3-1 win over Carolina on Sunday night.Matt Cullen, at 42 the NHL's oldest player, had a goal and an assist for Pittsburgh. Garrett Wilson collected his first goal in nearly two months and ...

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