Penguins Rumors & News

  • Sheary’s in for Penguins in Game 2; Kunitz is a game-time decision

    Pro Hockey Talk "Both the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals might look a little different in Game 2 on Saturday after that blistering Game 1. As the team down 1-0, it’s not too surprising that the Penguins boast the more significant lineup questions, although they lean toward health concerns rather..." April 30

  • Oshie scores OT winner as Caps edge Pens

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- It took half an overtime to settle the back-and-forth playoff series opener between the Washington Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night. Then it took a few minutes to more to confirm that it was settled. T.J. Oshie completed a hat trick when he scored..." April 29

  • Caps RW Wilson's hit on Sheary may be reviewed

    Yahoo! Sports "Washington Capitals blunt force object Tom Wilson was going to be a physical presence in their second-round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins, and didn’t waste any time in Game 1 making that presence known. And, as Tom Wilson is one to do, crossing the line of legality in doing so. As..." April 29

  • Bishop, Holtby and Quick Named 2015-16 Vezina Trophy Finalists

    Hockey Fights "Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals and Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings are the three finalists for the 2015-16 Vezina Trophy, which is awarded "to the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position," the National Hockey League announced..." April 28

  • Penguins Sign Defenseman Lukas Bengtsson to a Two-Year, Entry-Level Contract "The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed defenseman Lukas Bengtsson to a two-year, entry-level contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. The two-way contract will begin with the 2016-17 season and runs through the 2017-18 campaign. Bengtsson,..." April 27

  • Will Arnett to host 2016 NHL Awards on June 22 "The NHL Awards™ will return to Las Vegas this summer at the world-famous Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the National Hockey League announced today. The 2016 NHL Awards will be held on Wednesday, June 22, at The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's state-of-the-art concert and entertainment venue and..." April 27

  • Sidney Crosby admits that he doesn't score the way Alex Ovechkin does

    Puck Drunk Love "The Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals are going to face off in Round 2 of the NHL playoffs, which will set the stage of reigniting the longtime rivalry between Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin. While the rivalry has lost steam in recent years, both Crosby and Ovechkin are still..." April 26

  • Crosby: 'I definitely don't have (Ovechkin's) shot or score like he does'

    The Score "The second-round matchup between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals will once again pit two of the game's most polarizing players against one another. Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin will once again do battle, but early on Crosby is making it clear that he isn't out to replicate..." April 25

  • Penguins goalie Fleury says he's still experiencing symptoms from March 30 concussion

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, who is recovering from a concussion, is well enough to be facing shots from teammates, but still is not symptom-free. Fleury participated in an optional workout at the Penguins’ practice facility in Cranberry today with no apparent problem, but acknowledged he..." April 25

  • Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin are finally meeting in the playoffs again

    CBS Sports "Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin have been the two best players in the NHL for the past decade, but their teams have only met in the playoffs one time (2009) during their careers. Until now. Thanks to the Penguins' first round win over the New York Rangers, and the Capitalsknocking out the..." April 25

  • Alex Ovechkin sounds pretty excited to face the Penguins

    Pro Hockey Talk "Sure, there’s probably a Debbie Downer here or there who will complain about Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals. (This post is on the Internet, where you can find a person to complain about virtually anything.) Most hockey fans and..." April 24

  • Capitals eliminate Flyers, will face Penguins in 2nd round "Nicklas Backstrom scored, Braden Holtby had his second shutout of the series and the Washington Capitals defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 1-0 in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference First Round at Wells Fargo Center on Sunday. The Capitals won the best-of-7 series 4-2 and will play the Pittsburgh..." April 24

  • Penguins' Matt Murray blossoming in playoff spotlight

    The Score "Matt Murray isn't Marc-Andre Fleury, but he's doing a pretty spot-on impression. Murray made 38 saves in a series-clinching 6-3 victory over the New York Rangers on Saturday, becoming only the second goaltender in Pittsburgh Penguins history - and first since Les Binkley in 1970 - to win each..." April 24

  • Youthful Penguins complete sweep of Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- These aren't the Pittsburgh Penguins that the New York Rangers eliminated in the Stanley Cup playoffs the last two years. Not even close. They're not even the Penguins who began the regular season under a different coach, and that might be the biggest difference of all...." April 23

  • Gary Bettman Misses The Reality Of Pat Foley's Rant

    St. Louis Game Time "Last night, NBCSN picked up the CSN Chicago feed of game five between the Blackhawks and Blues. Game five, like games one, two, and four, began at 8:45 Central, or 9:45 Eastern. That is a late start time, and the late starts have been exacerbated by the fact that these are two teams who have..." April 23

  • IOC unwilling to pay operating costs to bring NHL players to Olympics, IIHF boss says

    The Score "The NHL's involvement at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang appears further dim. The International Olympic Committee is reportedly unwilling to cover transportation and insurance costs required to have NHL players participate in the event, International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene..." April 23

  • Penguins' Fleury works out in full equipment

    The Score "Marc-Andre Fleury took a step in his recovery Saturday. The Pittsburgh Penguins No. 1 goaltender, out since the end of March with a concussion, wore full equipment and took shots in a workout prior to Game 5. " April 23

  • Penguins take commanding series lead vs. Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The Pittsburgh Penguins are in a familiar position against the New York Rangers. After a 5-0 drubbing in Game 4 of their first-round series at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night, the Penguins hold a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. They can eliminate Rangers with a win..." April 21

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    SiriusXM NHL Network @SiriusXMNHL

    Matt Murray will start in goal tonight for the Pittsburgh #Penguins #nhlplayoffs

  • Matt Murray starts again for Penguins in Game 4

    The Score "Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray will look to build on his successful debut start in the Stanley Cup Playoffs in Thursday's Game 4 versus the New York Rangers." April 21

  • No hearing for Letang after Stalberg slash

    Pro Hockey Talk "Pens d-man Kris Letang has avoided supplemental discipline for his high stick on Rangers forward Viktor Stalberg on Tuesday night, per TVA’s Renaud Lavoie. Update: It’s official, there won’t be a hearing. An NHL spokesman has confirmed as much to PHT. The incident occurred during the third..." April 20

  • Cullen goal lifts Penguins past Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- For years, the Pittsburgh Penguins have been vexed by a lack of depth in the postseason. Their stars were always reliable but they rarely received contributions from anyone outside that core as they failed to go deep in the playoffs. In Game 3 of their first-round series against..." April 19

  • Playoff TV ratings down a ‘shocking’ 61 percent in Canada

    The Hockey News "Having no Canadian teams in the Stanley Cup playoffs was expected to have an adverse effect on TV ratings, but even people in the industry are taken aback at how viewers north of the 49th parallel have tuned out this year’s tournament in CBC and Sportsnet. Through the first five nights of..." April 19

  • Evgeni Malkin confident game is coming back after 'so-so' return

    Yahoo! Sports "The extra day of rest between Games 2 and 3 has served Evgeni Malkin well. Deeming his Game 2 performance as “so-so” after a rewatch of the tape, Malkin said on Tuesday that he feels his game is coming back to 100 percent following his return to the Pittsburgh Penguins lineup after missing a..." April 19

  • NHL offside coach’s challenges must die

    Yahoo! Sports "Those NHL coach’s challenges for blown offside calls on scoring plays? Kill them. End them. As soon as possible. Sometimes it takes a while before one sees the error of their ways, and such is the case with NHL rules changes. It took the Brett Hull incident in 1999 … um, we mean “a..." April 18

  • Penguins send Tom Sestito back to the AHL

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Pittsburgh Penguins re-assigned tough guy Tom Sestito back to the AHL on Sunday. While the Penguins and New York Rangers are engaging in the typical rough stuff you’d expect from a first-round series between two familiar adversaries, it’s not as if Sestito was a factor. He last suited up..." April 17

  • Sullivan could put Crosby and Malkin on same line, but won't commit "Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan held a conference call with the media. Here is a transcript of that conversation. On balancing desire with reinserting Evgeni Malkin into the lineup and the desire for continuity: That’s going to be one of the challenges moving forward. We did a little more..." April 17

  • Malkin's return creates Pens lineup conundrum

    TSN "Mike Sullivan chuckled. His Penguins have lost just twice in the 16 games since Evgeni Malkin went down on March 11th. It’s actually one loss if you’re counting games in which Sullivan iced a full lineup. Yet, there is a narrative floating around this town that the Penguins are somehow..." April 16

  • Penguins' Marc-Andre Fleury: Unavailable for Game 2 on Saturday

    CBS Sports "Fleury (concussion) won't dress for Game 2 against the Rangers on Saturday, TSN's Frank Seravalli reports. Fleury has participated in practice three times since Wednesday, which is a promising sign as the No. 1 goalie hasn't hit game ice since March 31." April 16

  • Crosby signs stick for Sestito's son: 'I felt a foot taller with your dad in the lineup'

    The Score "Sidney Crosby will remember Tom Sestito as a Penguin - even though Sestito played only four games with Pittsburgh. Crosby signed a stick for Sestito's newborn son, leaving him an awesome message." April 15

  • Malkin and Fleury practice, hope to play in Game 2

    CBS Sports "After their 5-2 win over the New York Rangers in Game 1, the Pittsburgh Penguins could be getting closer to full strength for Game 2. After both participated in practice, Evgeni Malkin and Marc-Andre Fleury sounded more optimistic about their chances of playing Saturday. Malkin was a full..." April 15

  • Crosby climbs to 6th in playoff per-game scoring after stellar Game 1

    The Score "With a goal and two assists in Game 1 of the Pittsburgh Penguins' first-round series against the New York Rangers, Sidney Crosby now sits sixth on the NHL's all-time playoff points per game list (minimum 50 games played):" April 14

  • Zatkoff, Hornqvist lead Pens over Rangers in Game 1

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Jeff Zatkoff barely played for the Pittsburgh Penguins down the stretch, even when the games meant nothing. In a game that meant everything, he was better than anyone could have expected -- especially the New York Rangers. Zatkoff stopped 35 shots in an unexpected and brilliant..." April 14

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    Wes Crosby @OtherNHLCrosby

    Malkin said he thinks he'll be ready to play sometime during this series, but doesn't know when. #Pens

  • A bandwagon fan’s guide to the 16 Stanley Cup Playoff teams

    Sportsnet "Let’s be honest: Playoff bandwagon-hopping is a contentious subject. For some fans, it’s a total non-starter – you get one team and one team only, with no backup plans allowed. If your favourite team didn’t make the playoffs, then you’re just out of luck. You settle in for the playoffs and enjoy..." April 13

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    Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins

    Coach Sullivan: "We will make a game-time decision on tonight's goaltender."

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    Dave Molinari @MolinariPG

    Fleury says his game still isn't 100 percent and was noncommittal about playing in Game 1, but comes across as cautiously optimistic.

  • NHL refutes report that it’s banning fan-created GIFs

    Yahoo! Sports "Is the NHL about to ruin fans’ Playoff GIF Parties? Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reported on Tuesday that the “NHL is now not allowing anyone to post gifs. Huge news given playoffs are about to start.” Well, yes, it would be. This news was fueled by the ever-present concern about how..." April 12

  • Simmonds scores two goals as Flyers clinch playoff spot

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA - During the Christmas holidays, the Flyers were floundering near the bottom of the Eastern Conference. During a trip to the West Coast, they paid a visit to owner Ed Snider, who has been battling illness. Snider told the team then that he wanted them to make the playoffs...." April 09

  • Flyers catch a break: Penguins scratch Crosby, Letang

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Pittsburgh Penguins have been red hot lately, but they might be more manageable for the Philadelphia Flyers this afternoon. Pittsburgh has announced that Sidney Crosby is out with “bumps and bruises” while Kris Letang will be a healthy scratch. That’s in addition to the players that the..." April 09

  • Pens top Caps, clinch home ice in first round

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The Washington Capitals will finish the regular season as the NHL points leader. The most dangerous team as the playoffs approach though might be the Pittsburgh Penguins. Sidney Crosby scored the game-winner with 1:00 left in overtime and the Penguins defeated the..." April 07

  • Wayne Gretzky Laments Decline of Scoring (and Creativity) in N.H.L.

    New York Times "With 102 points in 80 games, Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks is poised to win the Art Ross Trophy as the N.H.L.’s top point scorer. His superlative season has evoked achievements from an earlier era. He is the first American-born player with a 100-point season in 20 years. His 26-game point..." April 06

  • Hagelin sparks Penguins' rally in win vs. Senators

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- When things are going good, even passes are finding the way to the back of the net. That's what happened for Pittsburgh Penguins winger Carl Hagelin on the deciding goal in a 5-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators Tuesday night at Canadian Tire Centre. "The plan was to pass it..." April 05

  • Concussion case will get worse before better

    Sportsnet "A few of you have wondered (via Twitter) why I haven’t commented on the NHL email dump. It’s pretty simple: some of mine are included. I don’t have access to my old CBC correspondence. Tough to comment when you don’t know what’s there. The fight to unseal the documents is Lawyering 101, an..." April 05

  • Panarin, Burns and Murray named stars of week "Chicago Blackhawks left wing Artemi Panarin, San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns and Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Apr.3. FIRST STAR - ARTEMI PANARIN, LW, CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS Panarin led the League with 3-5-8 in three..." April 04

  • Penguins win sixth straight game

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Early playoff exits are common for the Pittsburgh Penguins since they last won the Stanley Cup in 2009. This team is showing signs it won't be an easy out this April -- or maybe even later. Rookie backup goalie Matt Murray made 28 saves to win for the second day in a row,..." April 03

  • The case for why Kris Letang deserves Norris Trophy consideration

    Sportsnet "Although we’re in an era that’s blessed with breathtaking talent on the blueline, the reality is this year’s Norris Trophy race has been over for some time now. Erik Karlsson’s transcendent individual output has not only eclipsed his peers, but has put his name among the all-time great..." April 03

  • Rookies lead Penguins to shutout victory

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The last player to greet goalie Matthew Murray in the postgame handshake line for the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday afternoon was center Oskar Sundqvist. It was an appropriate meeting of the two rookies whose milestone firsts helped send the Pittsburgh Penguins to a familiar..." April 02

  • Sidney Crosby becomes 3rd Penguin to record 600 assists

    The Score "By setting up a Justin Schultz point shot that Patric Hornqvist would deflect into the net, Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby joined an exclusive club Saturday with the 600th assist of his NHL career." April 02

  • Maple Leafs officially get 2016 first-round pick from Penguins

    Sportsnet "It took nine full months but we now know the final details of the trade that sent Phil Kessel from the Toronto Maple Leafs to the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Penguins blanked the New York Islanders 5-0 Saturday afternoon and clinched a playoff berth in the process. This also means the Maple Leafs..." April 02