Penguins Rumors & News

  • McDavid, Crosby, Price and Kane lead All-Star voting through first week

    Pro Hockey Talk "Voting for the 2017 NHL All-Star game has been underway for more than a week now, and on Tuesday afternoon the league announced the early leaders from each division. The game, which will take place in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, will feature the same format as last year’s game with the four..." December 06

  • Rust's 3 goals help Penguins belt Senators 8-5

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH – Cue the partridge in a pear tree. The Pittsburgh Penguins' 8-5 win over the Ottawa Senators on Monday night at PPG Paints Arena had a little of everything and a lot of some things, namely goals. "That was a weird game," Ottawa coach Guy Boucher said. "Everything that could..." December 05

  • Penguins rally past Red Wings, 5-3

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- It wasn't so much that they solved rookie goaltender Jared Coreau, the Pittsburgh Penguins insisted. They simply did what they are good at doing. "You've just got to stick with it in games like this. We did, and got rewarded," winger Phil Kessel said. Kessel scored twice..." December 03

  • NHLPA expected to reject offer to extend CBA for Olympic participation

    The Hockey News "The NHL’s verbal offer of a three-year extension to the collective bargaining agreement in exchange for Olympic participation has been rejected by the NHLPA. If NHL players are going to participate in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, it’s not likely to come by way of extending the collective..." December 02

  • NHL Eyeing Exhibition Game In China; Continues History Of International Play

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to TSN’s NHL Insider Darren Dreger, the NHL is expected to play an exhibition game in China next season. While the NHL is easily the most nationally diverse of the “Big Four” North American sports leagues and has a history of playing international games, this would be their first foray..." December 02

  • Lee's goal with 26.6 seconds left lifts Islanders

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk grinned as he watched a throng of reporters enter the locker room Wednesday night. "You guys thought we were going to lose that game," Boychuk said. If so, the writers weren't alone. But New York stunningly flipped the third..." December 01

  • Crosby registers three points as Pens top Stars

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Set up behind the Dallas net in a tie game, Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby saw a tricky bank shot as his best recourse. That didn't work, but the rebound came floating back toward him. So he did what anybody -- or at least, anybody who is in the upper echelon of skilled..." December 01

  • Rangers remain NHL’s most valuable team, according to Forbes

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Rangers have widened the gap atop the annual list of the NHL’s most valuable teams. According to Forbes, the Rangers’ franchise value has risen four percent in the last year to $1.25 billion. Meanwhile, the NHL’s second-most valuable team, the Montreal Canadiens, fell five percent..." December 01

  • Penguins GM: Having two goalies ‘hasn’t worked as well as I thought’

    Sportsnet "With a .921 save percentage and 2.29 GAA last season, Marc-Andre Fleury was one of the Penguins’ most valuable players through the regular season. But as we know, if the Pens didn’t have Matt Murray as the backup, the team probably wouldn’t have gone on a Stanley Cup run after Fleury suffered a..." November 29

  • McDavid, Kucherov and Crosby only players on pace for 90 points so far

    Pro Hockey Talk "Let’s check in on the NHL scoring race and see where things are headed a quarter of the way through the 2016-17 season. At this point, the Art Ross Trophy still seems to be Connor McDavid‘s to lose as long as he stays in the lineup. Thanks to his 10th goal of the season on Friday night in..." November 27

  • Sidney Crosby is on one of the best goal scoring runs of his career

    Pro Hockey Talk "Sidney Crosby added to his league leading goal total on Saturday night when he scored in the final minute of regulation to send the Penguins and Devils to overtime, setting the stage for Pittsburgh’s 4-3 shootout win. For Crosby, it was already his 15th goal of the season and puts him three..." November 27

  • Crosby saves Penguins in shootout victory

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Matt Murray stopped 27 shots, but Sidney Crosby -- who else? -- made the save of the game for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Kris Letang got the only goal in the shootout after Crosby saved the Penguins by tying the game with 14 seconds left in regulation, and Pittsburgh escaped with..." November 26

  • Minnesota goes wild in 6-2 win over Pittsburgh

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A November slip in the standings for the Minnesota Wild was largely the result of a varied and efficient offense suddenly unable to score with consistency. Minnesota's league-leading defense was at least keeping it in tight games. Surprisingly, two games against the..." November 25

  • Official NHL expansion draft exempt list contains surprises

    Sportsnet "The Vegas Golden Knights officially have a name and they’re starting to get a better sense of who will be off limits when the expansion draft is conducted in June. Sportsnet has obtained a memo distributed from the NHL to its 30 teams on Tuesday night, which outlines the 66 players currently..." November 24

  • Crosby, Penguins rout Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "By Dave Lozo, The Sports Xchange NEW YORK -- After letting a first-period lead slip away at home against the New York Rangers on Monday night, the Pittsburgh Penguins talked about the importance of responding to the blowout loss when the teams faced off again Wednesday night at Madison..." November 23

  • Vegas Golden Knights introduced as NHL's 31st franchise

    TSN "These Knights will be Golden. As gold confetti blasted into Sin City’s neon-drenched night sky, owner Bill Foley dubbed the NHL’s 31st franchise the Golden Knights, finally giving the first major professional sports team to call Las Vegas home a name and identity. The Vegas Golden Knights..." November 23

  • The Post-Burns Free Agent Market

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Unlike the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Steven Stamkos saga of this past summer, the San Jose Sharks have spared hockey fans the drama and re-signed the top free agent on the market well before the trade rumors or free agency speculation could begin. Brent Burns inked an eight-year, $64MM extension..." November 22

  • Vegas NHL team finally unveils name tonight

    TSN "The NHL’s 31st franchise will unveil its name tonight with all the glitz and glitter you’d expect in Sin City. Owner Bill Foley will pull back the curtain on a tightly-kept secret with help from Cirque Du Soleil performers in a posh party outside T-Mobile Arena, just steps off the famous Las..." November 22

  • NHL team nicknames explained "Five months after being awarded an expansion franchise, Las Vegas owner Bill Foley will announce the name of his team Tuesday. There has been plenty of speculation around what the team will be called, but that will end Tuesday when Foley not only reveals the team name, but likely explains what..." November 22

  • Rangers beat Penguins despite Guentzel's impressive debut

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- J.T. Miller was mindful that he was on the ice as a penalty-killer, so he was turning away from the play, ready to head back to his own end. Then he figured out that the puck glanced off of him and into the Pittsburgh net for what was eventually the New York Rangers' deciding..." November 21

  • Letang scores winner in OT as Pens edge Isles

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- At 29 years old, the "Sid the Kid" moniker might not fit Sidney Crosby anymore. But Crosby proved yet again Friday night he's still got the skills of his youth. A highlight-reel worthy fake by Crosby set up Kris Letang's game-winning goal 1:24 into overtime as the Pittsburgh..." November 19

  • Sabres halt six-game skid with shootout win

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Sabres finally found a way to beat Sidney Crosby. Cal O'Reilly scored in a shootout to lead the Sabres to a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night at KeyBank Center. Buffalo had lost nine in a row against Pittsburgh and 15 straight when..." November 19

  • McKenzie outlines critical issues in NHL-NHLPA escrow battle

    Fanrag Sports "Escrow. CBA. Lawyers. Ugh. No thanks. Anybody want to talk about politics instead? There may not be a more mind-numbingly awful subject to discuss for hockey fans than escrow. Truly. We’d generally rather devour a tasty dessert of trade rumors, but escrow and the CBA are the vegetables..." November 19

  • Hornqvist ‘day-to-day’ with concussion suffered against Washington

    Pro Hockey Talk "Pittsburgh lost badly in Washington last night — 7-1 — but that lopsided scoreline might not be the biggest concern. On Thursday, the Pens announced that forward Patric Hornqvist suffered a concussion against the Caps, and is out day-to-day. Veteran winger Chris Kunitz was also injured..." November 18

  • Caps pummel Pens, 7-1

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Though the Washington Capitals offense was due for an outburst, the timing was still a surprise. Nicklas Backstrom had two goals and three assists, linemate T.J. Oshie added two goals and two assists, and the Capitals routed the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh..." November 16

  • NHL, Stakeholders Discuss Possible Change To Draft Age

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Could the NHL change the draft age from 18 to 19? TSN’s Bob McKenzie spoke about the possibility on Tuesday night’s edition of Insider Trading. Former third-overall-pick Pat LaFontaine is leading a group of stakeholders that includes the NHL, NHLPA, CHL, USHL, Hockey Canada, USA Hockey, and..." November 16

  • NHL has new meetings to discuss participation in 2018 Olympics

    Chicago Tribune "NHL meetings are set for this week to discuss whether the league will participate in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea. League officials will meet with the International Ice Hockey Federation in New York on Wednesday. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly said the NHL hopes to learn if any traction has..." November 16

  • NHL Will Not Market Individual Rivalries or Players Because It's a Team Sport

    The Comeback "The NHL is done marketing individual rivalries. Speaking to Chris Johnston of, NHL Deputy Commissioner said the league is not marketing individual rivalries among players because “our sport is the ultimate team sport.” That’s a crock of BS for multiple reasons. First of all,..." November 15

  • Is NHL participation in 2018 Olympics really what’s best for hockey?

    Sportsnet "Wednesday’s meeting in New York City involving the NHL, its players and the IIHF to discuss involvement in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games will resolve nothing. There will be no grandiose statements, fireworks and the singing of “We are the World”. What we will hear is that the nearly 20 million..." November 15

  • Coyotes, Penguins ‘kicking tires’ on Flames defenceman Dougie Hamilton

    Sportsnet "With a 5-9-1 record, the start of the season hasn’t gone according to plan for the Calgary Flames. And though they may not be prepared to make a move yet to try and get back on course, Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos said on Hockey Night in Canada’s Headlines segment that there are at least two teams out..." November 13

  • Penguins' Sullivan concerned about shots against

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "At first it was a statistical anomaly, a quirk, and maybe that’s what it will remain. The Penguins afforded their opponents plenty of shots on goal in the early portion of the season, with games of 41, 36, 34, 37 and 42 allowed within the first 10 contests. Yet with some timely offense and..." November 11

  • Wild hand Pens first regulation loss at home

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- New team and city for Eric Staal. The same old results against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Staal scored early in the third period, Devan Dubnyk turned aside 39 shots and the Minnesota Wild dealt the Penguins their first loss at home in regulation this season, winning 4-2 Thursday..." November 10

  • NHL, PA among groups meeting about Olympics

    TSN "The NHL and NHLPA are just two of the groups set to meet next week to discuss the NHL's involvement at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger. THe IIHF as well as USA Hockey and Hockey Canada will also meet in New York City next week. The..." November 10

  • Sheary leads Penguins' rally vs. Oilers

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Connor McDavid got all the points in his first head-to-head matchup with Sidney Crosby. Thanks to Conor Sheary, the Pittsburgh Penguins got the all-important two points. Sheary scored his second goal of the game with 1:42 remaining, and the Penguins overcame the Edmonton..." November 08

  • Connor McDavid excited, but focused facing Sidney Crosby

    ESPN "Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid is relishing his first opportunity to play against boyhood idol Sidney Crosby but he's not going to let that get in the way of doing his job. "Tonight is going to be cool for me to play against Crosby, against someone I grew up idolizing and kind of..." November 08

  • Crosby still king as McDavid arrives for first on-ice matchup

    Sportsnet "We are occasionally guilty of getting ahead of ourselves. For in the rush to identify and embrace the next best thing it is easy to overlook that which you have known for so long. Yes, even amongst a sea-changing youth movement the NHL remains Sidney Crosby’s domain. The Pittsburgh Penguins..." November 08

  • Problem isn't with NHL DoPS, it's the rulebook

    TSN "The tin foil hats are on in Vancouver, chin straps done up nice and tight. Canuck fans are thoroughly convinced the NHL Department of Player Safety has it in for Daniel Sedin and the Canucks; that Nazem Kadri and the Toronto Maple Leafs are, as usual, benefitting from the league's Eastern bias..." November 07

  • Crosby scores twice in Penguins' 5-0 victory over Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Sidney Crosby is off to the fastest start to a season during his illustrious career as he helped the Penguins continue their dominance over San Jose with a 5-0 victory Saturday night at SAP Center. "Sid has been unbelievable," Pittsburgh's Carl Hagelin said. "He's the..." November 06

  • Dowd, Kings snap skid with OT win over Pens

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- It's either feast or famine for the Los Angeles Kings. Nic Dowd scored the game-winning goal at 2:37 of overtime, and the Kings ended their three-game skid with a 3-2 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night at Staples Center...." November 04

  • Penguins easily dispatch Ducks, 5-1

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- After just 10 games, the Pittsburgh Penguins appear to be hitting their stride. Kris Letang had a goal and an assist in his first game in two weeks as the Penguins routed the Anaheim Ducks 5-1 on Wednesday night in front of 15,543 at Honda Center. Evgeni Malkin..." November 03

  • Mike Condon traded to Senators for draft pick

    Sportsnet "The Ottawa Senators have acquired goaltender Mike Condon from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for a fifth-round draft pick. Condon has appeared in one game with the Penguins this season and stopped each of the seven shots he faced in relief of Marc-Andre Fleury in Pittsburgh’s 5-1 loss at..." November 02

  • Report: NHL may restrict All-Star Game to only ‘bona fide players

    The Hockey News "It looks as though the NHL is going to restrict the likes of John Scott from the All-Star Game by placing parameters around the definition of NHL player. Even though the NHL plans to continue to have populist voting for the All-Star Game, it’s still unclear whether or not the John Scott..." November 02

  • Bankruptcy may end Bauer endorsements for top NHL stars

    TSN "Alex Ovechkin, Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and other high-profile NHL players may find their endorsement contacts with Bauer hockey cancelled as early as Monday because the equipment manufacturer’s parent company is preparing to file for bankruptcy protection, a person familiar with the matter..." October 31

  • Entry-level contract decisions looming for a number of NHL teams

    TSN "Now that Connor McDavid has played nine games this season, the Edmonton Oilers will have to decide whether he plays No. 10 and burns a year on his entry-level contract. Uh, never mind on that one. This admittedly lame attempt at humour does underline two things, though. One, McDavid,..." October 31

  • Letang isn’t quite ready to return for Penguins vs. Flyers

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Pittsburgh Penguins have been flourishing with the return of one key player in Sidney Crosby, but they won’t get another one back tonight. Kris Letang can’t go against the Philadelphia Flyers. Letang hasn’t played since Oct. 18 thanks to an upper-body injury. It’s a disappointment that..." October 30

  • Evgeni Malkin scores 300th NHL goal "Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin scored twice against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday to reach 300 NHL goals. Malkin scored No. 300 at 8:33 of the third period to break a 4-4 tie. Pittsburgh won 5-4. "It feels good. It's a good number," Malkin said. "Against [Philadelphia], it's..." October 30

  • Penguins' Malkin, Crosby continue mastery of Flyers

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- In their NHL careers, Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby scored more goals against the Philadelphia Flyers than any team in the NHL. On Saturday night, they added to their totals in a 5-4 victory at the Wells Fargo Center. Malkin and Crosby each scored a pair of goals, including..." October 29

  • Penguins' Kris Letang: Saturday status still unknown

    CBS Sports "Pens coach Mike Sullivan gave no hint regarding Letang's (upper body) status for Saturday's game during his media conference Friday. "We're hopeful, he's getting closer for sure," Sullivan said. "He's a big part of our team and we're a better team when he's in the lineup."" October 28

  • Johnny Boychuk says Sidney Crosby got away with illegal hit

    Sportsnet "It wasn’t just that New York Islanders adversary Sidney Crosby scored Thursday’s game-winning goal with a mere 2:25 left on the clock. It was how the Pittsburgh Penguins got the puck that led to their 4-2 victory that angered the visiting team. As the two players chase a loose puck, watch as..." October 28

  • Pens big guns come through in win vs. Isles

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Sidney Crosby isn't shying away from contact despite his latest concussion scare, creating a game-winning goal with a big hit that left the New York Islanders frustrated and unhappy. Crosby's physicality led to his second goal in as many games since returning from a concussion,..." October 27

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