The fast and furious: MacKinnon has Avs buzzing in playoffs

Hockey 05/03/19, 14:17

Nathan MacKinnon received a text message from a good buddy just before the start of the playoffs. The basic point: Attack and dictate the pace. The speedy Colorado Avalanche forward has taken Sidney Crosby's advice to heart. Credit Crosby with an assist. San ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Penguins surge to 5-2 win over Rangers

Hockey 03/25/19, 20:50

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.Justin Schultz, Nick Bjugstad and Matt Cullen also scored for Pittsburgh. Phil Kessel and ...

Crosby, Penguins beat Predators 2-1 in shootout

Hockey 03/21/19, 22:07

Sidney Crosby's goal in the shootout gave Pittsburgh a 2-1 victory over Nashville on Thursday night, ending the Penguins' three-game losing streak.Bryan Rust scored in regulation for the Penguins, who moved into a second-place tie with the New York Islanders ...

Flyers rally late to stun Penguins 2-1 in overtime

Hockey 03/17/19, 21:56

Sean Couturier beat Matt Murray with 3 seconds remaining in overtime and the Philadelphia Flyers put together an improbable rally to edge the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 on Sunday night.James van Riemsdyk tied the score with 18 seconds left in regulation ...

Kessel, Crosby help surging Penguins blank Sabres 5-0

Hockey 03/14/19, 21:29

Phil Kessel had a goal and an assist, Sidney Crosby added two assists and the surging Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-0 on Thursday night.Nick Bjugstad and Jake Guentzel each had a goal and an assist for Pittsburgh, which ...

Malkin at 1,000; a star hiding in plain sight

Sports 03/13/19, 01:53

The cameras crowd around Sidney Crosby's stall, parting only to let the Pittsburgh Penguins captain slip through and tug on a baseball cap before the lights flip on, the microphones close in and the questions come.Fifteen feet away, Evgeni Malkin ...

Gaudreau powers Flames past Devils 9-4

Hockey 03/12/19, 23:52

Johnny Gaudreau had three goals and three assists, and the Calgary Flames scored six times in the third period on their way to a 9-4 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night.Derek Ryan added two goals for Calgary. ...

Malkin picks up 1,000th point, Pens rally by Caps 5-3

Sports 03/12/19, 21:01

Sidney Crosby scored twice during a furious second-period rally and Evgeni Malkin picked up two assists to reach 1,000 career points as the Pittsburgh Penguins edged the Washington Capitals 5-3 on Tuesday night.Crosby picked up his 32nd and 33rd goals ...

Penguins continue mastery of Blue Jackets in 2-0 win

Hockey 03/07/19, 22:04

Matt Murray stopped 25 shots for his 10th career shutout and the Pittsburgh Penguins opened a pivotal home-and-home with the Columbus Blue Jackets by rolling to a 3-0 victory on Thursday night.Phil Kessel scored for the first time in 17 ...

Guentzel’s OT winner lifts Penguins over Panthers 3-2

Hockey 03/05/19, 22:12

Jake Guentzel scored on a breakaway 2:44 into overtime to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins past the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Tuesday night.Guentzel took a lead pass from Sidney Crosby and slipped a backhand by Roberto Luongo for his second goal ...

Guentzel, Crosby power Penguins past Canadiens 5-1

Hockey 03/02/19, 22:29

Jake Guentzel scored two goals and had two assists and Sidney Crosby had a goal and three assists to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 5-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night.Evgeni Malkin and Jared McCann — into ...

McCann scores twice, Penguins beat Blue Jackets 5-2

Hockey 02/26/19, 21:56

Jared McCann scored twice, Matt Murray made 21 saves and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2 on Tuesday night.Jake Guentzel, Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby also scored for Pittsburgh, which snapped a two-game skid and beat its ...

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