Penguins Rumors & News

  • Blue Jackets GM likes ‘relaxed-intense’ effort from Game 1

    Pro Hockey Talk "If the Columbus Blue Jackets were supposed to go into the playoffs and be scared of the Pittsburgh Penguins, they did a bad job of showing that. The Jackets hung tough in Game 1 and even held a 3-1 lead on the Penguins at one point before ultimately falling 4-3. Columbus GM Jarmo Kekalainen..." April 18

  • Penguins rally to escape with a victory in Game 1 against Columbus

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Evgeni Malkin dumped a puck early. A third-liner scored the go-ahead goal late. The Penguins held onto a lead. This was not a perfect opening to the Stanley Cup playoffs, but it provided a look at how things are different with these Penguins. Start, as veteran winger Craig Adams did, with..." April 17

  • Pro Sports Daily's 2014 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    This 1st round has the makings to be the best 1st round in the salary cap era, all 16 teams are strong, skilled and determined with no team having a huge edge over the other. If you enjoyed the regular season, let us remind you, you ain't seen nothing yet. April 16

  • Florida wins ’14 NHL draft lottery, will pick first overall

    Pro Hockey Talk "A year after losing out on the No. 1 pick, the Florida Panthers flipped the script. Florida won the 2014 NHL Draft Lottery on Tuesday night, edging out Buffalo for top spot despite the Sabres holding superior odds for the first overall pick. Last year, the Panthers were on the other end of this..." April 16

  • Evgeni Malkin practices, thinks he'll play Game 1 on Wednesday "It has been a few weeks since Evgeni Malkin played for the Pittsburgh Penguins thanks to a foot injury but from the look of things, he might return just in time for the real fun to begin. Malkin took to the ice with the Penguins on Tuesday and from his account, things went really well. So well..." April 15

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    Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins

    Sid on why to believe in Fleury: "I think the way he’s played speaks for itself. I think he’s done everything he’s had to do to bounce back"

  • Sabres, Panthers have best odds for 2014 NHL draft lottery

    Pro Hockey Talk "With their seasons now complete, non-playoff teams can start looking forward to one of the biggest dates on their offseason calendars — the annual draft lottery. This year’s lottery will take place tomorrow (Tuesday, Apr. 15), determining the order of the first 13 picks of the ’14 Draft, which..." April 15

  • Stanley Cup Playoffs Odds: Bruins favored to win Cup "With the Stanley Cup Playoffs set to begin Wednesday, Bovada revealed their odds for the postseason. The Boston Bruins, winner of the Presidents' Trophy as the NHL's regular-season champ and last year's Stanley Cup runner up, is the favorite to claim the top prize at the end of the..." April 14

  • Tomas Vokoun recalled by Penguins after AHL conditioning stint "On Monday the Pittsburgh Penguins made an addition to their roster before the playoffs get under way; the recalled Tomas Vokoun from the AHL. Vokoun has missed the entire season after a frightening situation unfolded in the preseason after blood clots were discovered in his leg, surgery..." April 14

  • Senators close out season with win over Pens

    Ottawa Sun "Three hundred and 11 days after coach Paul MacLean admitted they were “schooled” by the Penguins in the second round of the 2013 playoffs, another Senators season came to an end at Consol Energy Center. This time, of course, Ottawa didn’t even make it to the classes that are the NHL post-season..." April 14

  • Flyers top Penguins, will face Rangers in playoffs

    CSN Philly "It was wild. Emotion and tempers flared. The Flyers even lost their starting goalie. Yet something very good came from Saturday’s heart-pounding 4-3 overtime win (see Instant Replay) against the Penguins at CONSOL Energy Center. Craig Berube’s team clinched place in the Metropolitan Division..." April 13

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    Dave Molinari @MolinariPG

    Kunitz and Orpik won't play for the Penguins today. Bylsma says they are day-to-day. Both sat out game in Denver Sunday.

  • Penguins hope Scuderi's style helps them in postseason

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Rob Scuderi is back for what is about to happen. The Stanley Cup playoffs open next week, and the Penguins believe their missing piece will make an impact. “When he's playing his best, he settles down our entire (defense),” assistant coach Todd Reirden said Friday. “We brought him back with..." April 12

  • Penguins feel fortunate after win over Red Wings

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Jussi Jokinen had luck on his side Wednesday night. The Penguins felt fortunate, too. A 4-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings — earned in a shootout when goalie Marc-Andre Fleury's three saves made Jokinen's Round 3 score stand — provided the Penguins a 100th regular-season win at Consol Energy..." April 10

  • Kris Letang to play first game on Wednesday since suffering stroke "After suffering a stroke two months ago, Kris Letang is back with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Their top defenseman will play on Wednesday night against Detroit. Though many including Letang himself feared he wouldn't be able to return this season after his terrifying incident, Letang was..." April 09

  • Penguins' Crosby, Kunitz in after one-game absences "The Pittsburgh Penguins will welcome back several players to their lineup when they face the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday. In addition to the noted return of defenseman Kris Letang, forwards Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz returned to their normal positions on Pittsburgh's top line during the..." April 09

  • Orpik’s future remains up in the air

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Brooks Orpik has pulled on a Penguins sweater for 701 regular-season games since breaking into the NHL in 2002. Only four men — Mario Lemieux, Jaromir Jagr, Jean Pronovost and Rick Kehoe — have done that more. All rank among the most-celebrated figures in franchise history, even though Lemieux..." April 08

  • Penguins beat Avalanche in shootout, 3-2

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "There have been quite a few times lately when the Penguins really haven’t looked like themselves. Sunday night, they had a pretty good excuse for it. And they didn’t even need to use it. So never mind that the two points the Penguins earned in a 3-2 shootout victory against Colorado at..." April 07

  • Penguins' Maatta sidelined by upper-body injury "Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta is day-to-day with an upper-body injury, according to Penguins coach Dan Bylsma. He was a late scratch for the Penguins' 4-0 loss to the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night. Maatta is second among Penguins defensemen in goals (nine) and points (29). He..." April 06

  • With plenty left to play for, Wild blanks Pittsburgh

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "It’s not often the Pittsburgh Penguins are ripe for the picking. They’re a bona fide Stanley Cup contender, but after the Boston Bruins clinched first place in the Eastern Conference earlier Saturday, the Penguins, locked in second, officially had nothing to play for anymore. The Wild? It..." April 06

  • Bortuzzo makes push to be on Penguins' playoff blue line

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Two mysteries exist on the Penguins blue line: Will Kris Letang play again this season, and who replaces him during the playoffs should he not be available? Robert Bortuzzo has made a case to be that man. The physical Thunder Bay, Ontario, native was used as the Penguins' No. 6 defenseman..." April 05

  • Penguins clinch first in Metropolitan Division with 4-2 win at Winnipeg

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Paul Martin probably could have had a bigger impact on the outcome of this game. It’s just hard to imagine how. He led the Penguins in ice time, logging 23 minutes and 46 seconds. Skated a regular shift alongside Brooks Orpik. Killed penalties. Played the point on a power play that..." April 04

  • Paul Martin recovered from Sochi injury, will play Thursday for Pens "No team has been hit harder this season in the injury department than the Pittsburgh Penguins. One of those big injuries was the broken hand that Paul Martin suffered playing for Team USA in Sochi. When the Penguins set out to clinch the Metropolitan Division title on Thursday in Winnipeg,..." April 03

  • Sidney Crosby gets 100th point on pseudo-throwback night

    Sporting News "It only felt like throwback night at Consol Energy Center on Tuesday: Sidney Crosby reached the 100-point mark for the first time since 2009-10, he made it there on a secondary assist and he lost his temper at the end of the game, as evidenced by a "Rock Bottom"-esque move that put him in the..." April 02

  • Hurricanes dominate Penguins 4-1

    Raleigh News & Observer "The Pittsburgh Penguins are heading to the playoffs for an eighth straight year. Barring an epic collapse, a Metropolitan Division title is all but clinched. What happens after that, however, is anybody's guess. Dominant in the beginning but dismal at the end, the Penguins let a chance to..." April 02

  • Penguins sign 2010 pick Rust to two-year contract "Bryan Rust signed a two-year entry-level contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday that will begin with the 2014-15 season. Rust, a third-round selection (No. 80) in the 2010 NHL Draft by the Penguins, recently completed his senior season at the University of Notre Dame. " April 01

  • Penguins beat Blackhawks, 4-1

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Losing Jonathan Toews gave Chicago energy. It gave the Blackhawks motivation. It gave them focus. Gave them almost everything, it seemed, except a victory. Mostly because Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury wouldn't allow it. Fleury stopped 25 shots in the Penguins' 4-1 victory..." March 31

  • Bylsma wants replay expanded to review goalie interference

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Coach Dan Bylsma most assuredly would have liked center Brandon Sutter's goal to count Thursday at Consol Energy Center. After some reflection, however, Bylsma refused to blame the officials for the ruling. Rather, he wouldn't mind seeing certain decisions taken out of their hands. “I..." March 30

  • Unheralded winger has shot to make it big

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "If there's one player who has a chance to emerge from the largely uninspiring collection of forward prospects in the Penguins organization and become an impact player in the NHL, it's winger Josh Archibald. A sixth-round pick in the 2011 draft, Archibald is turning pro off a breakout junior..." March 30

  • Blackhawks have what Penguins want

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "As anyone from the early 1990s Penguins will tell you, dynasties are hard to come by. Hold your thumb and index finger an inch apart. Those Penguins missed one by that much. When the NHL instituted a salary cap in 2005, the “dynasty” concept figured to go the way of the open-ice hip check. But..." March 30

  • Penguins clinch spot in playoffs with win over Blue Jackets

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Fifty-one games had gone by since the last time Beau Bennett had scored a goal, and that's quite a drought for a top-six forward. Bennett had a pretty good excuse, though: He hadn't dressed for 50 of those games while recovering from a hand/wrist injury that had to be surgically..." March 29

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    Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins

    #Pens Marcel Goc out 3 weeks with foot injury. Beau Bennett will play tonight vs CBJ. Olli Maatta will be healthy scratch.

  • Hockey shot-protection gear struggles to secure acceptance among NHL players

    Edmonton Journal "Matt Hendricks pointed to the interior of his right foot, where he had once been struck by a puck that left him with a broken bone, and declared: “two screws.” There have been other cracks caused by unyielding pucks, continued the Edmonton Oilers gritty winger during a discussion about exterior..." March 28

  • Kings finish trip to East with 3-2 win over Penguins

    Los Angeles Times "As much as the Kings' 3-2 victory over the Penguins was about numbers -- highlighted by their seven-for-seven penalty-killing effort as they tied a franchise record with their eighth straight road win -- their success was equally about their attitude and being at their best when the situation..." March 28

  • Coyotes defeat Penguins, extend wild card lead

    Five For Howling "The Phoenix Coyotes needed this game. One night after blowing two leads and falling in overtime to the New York Rangers, the Coyotes held on to their late lead and defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2. Not only did the Coyotes need this game, they needed to win it the way..." March 26

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    Pens Inside Scoop @PensInsideScoop

    #Pens Malkin out 2-3 weeks with foot injury. So it goes... -SK

  • Elliott shines again in rare appearance for Blues

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues made a move at the trade deadline to improve their goaltending, and although the numbers of recently added netminder Ryan Miller have been solid, backup Brian Elliott continued Sunday creating the most buzz. Elliott’s 33-save shutout in a 1-0 win over Pittsburgh lowered his..." March 24

  • James Neal ends drought in Penguins OT win over Lightning

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "They were, the Penguins insisted, never worried. Probably shouldn't have been, either. Not even when their power play repeatedly betrayed them last weekend in a home-and-home series against Philadelphia. Not even when it let them down again in overtime Thursday, in what became a loss in..." March 23

  • Penguins’ Bennett heads to AHL on conditioning stint

    Pro Hockey Talk "Beau Bennett has recovered from a hand/wrist injury that’s sidelined him since late November, but the road back to the Pittsburgh Penguins will go through AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Bennett will spend “a few games” with the minor-league squad after he was sent down on a conditioning..." March 22

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    NHL Player Safety @NHLPlayerSafety

    Penguins forward James Neal fined $5,000 for cross checking Red Wings forward Luke Glendening.

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    Rob Rossi @RobRossi_Trib

    No Player Safety hearing scheduled on Friday for Neal regarding hit Thursday at Detroit. #pens play Saturday

  • Will foolish voters deny Sidney Crosby’s MVP season?

    Yahoo! Sports "At this point in the season we've basically got things figured out. This team is good, that one's bad. This guy is having a great season, that guy's underperforming. As a consequence of this certainty about how things are shaking out, one of the things toward which the hockey world turns its..." March 21

  • Last-second score earns Red Wings win over Penguins, 2 points in standings

    Detroit News "The Red Wings earned an amazing two points Thursday at Joe Louis Arena, two points that could be extremely valuable when the playoff picture is finally sorted out. Daniel Alfredsson scored with 0.4 seconds left in overtime, as Pittsburgh defenseman Rob Scuderi banked the puck past his goalie,..." March 21

  • Penguins reassign Megna to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Penguins have reassigned forward Jayson Megna to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League. Megna was recalled Friday and played in two games over the weekend, recording a goal, but was a healthy scratch Tuesday night against Dallas because the Penguins got back a couple of..." March 19

  • Crosby's line propels Penguins over Dallas, 5-1

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The line, Lee Stempniak suggested, remains very much a work in progress. Hard to disagree, considering its time together still is being measured in minutes, not months. But perhaps that's what should concern teams that will have to face the Penguins from now until the end of their playoff..." March 19

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    Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins

    Neal: As long as I'm good all day today (and) if I feel good in the morning, there's no reason why I can't (play Tuesday vs. Dallas). #Pens

  • Flyers dominate home half of back-to-back with Penguins

    Courier-Post "Anything appears possible with 16 games left in the regular season for the playoff-hopeful Flyers. One scenario is that they face the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round of the playoffs, and if Saturday was any indication, that’s just fine with the Flyers. A 4-0 drubbing of the Penguins..." March 17

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    Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins

    Both Bennett and Letang have been cleared for full practice participation #Pens

  • Kunitz will miss today’s game vs. Flyers

    Pro Hockey Talk "Although there was some hope that Pittsburgh forward Chris Kunitz (lower body) would return on Sunday, that won’t be the case. Penguins coach Dan Bylsma reported that Kunitz is “feeling well, but not well enough to be in today’s lineup,” according to This is his second straight game on..." March 16

  • Kunitz (lower-body) could play Sunday for Penguins

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Pittsburgh Penguins could have Chris Kunitz in their lineup Sunday in a rematch against the Philadelphia Flyers. The Penguins were outmatched on Saturday, as they were shutout 4-0 by their Pennsylvania rivals, the Flyers. Kunitz was a late scratch for this game with a lower-body..." March 16