Penguins Rumors & News

  • Penguins show prowess in one memorable shift

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "With 5:26 left in the first period of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals Sunday afternoon, Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta dumped a puck into the offensive zone at the right point. With 3:56 left in the period, a Nick Bonino shot from the right faceoff circle nicked Bryan Rust's leg and..." May 22

  • No update on Penguins’ Wilson after hit to the head from Senators’ Wingels

    Pro Hockey Talk "Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan didn’t have an update on forward Scott Wilson, after he was seen heading to the dressing room before the end of Sunday’s game. Wilson was on the receiving end of an elbow to the head from Ottawa forward Tommy Wingels." May 22

  • Penguins redefining defense by committee

    Pro Hockey Talk "When the Pittsburgh Penguins lost defenseman Kris Letang for the entire postseason it was thought be a crushing blow to their chances to repeat as Stanley Cup champions. Especially with a path that was likely to include two of the NHL’s best teams in the first two rounds of the playoffs. Not..." May 22

  • Crosby and Malkin’s excellence can’t be taken for granted

    Sportsnet "The stars had sparked the dismantling. A three-assist game from Evgeni Malkin, a second straight two-point performance by Sidney Crosby, and ho-hum, we’ve all seen this movie before. Mike Sullivan wasn’t even asked about either of the Pittsburgh Penguins bedrock centres in his post-game press..." May 22

  • No hearing scheduled for Wingels after Wilson headshot

    Pro Hockey Talk "Ottawa forward Tommy Wingels doesn’t have a disciplinary hearing scheduled for his late game headshot on Pittsburgh’s Scott Wilson, an NHL spokesman confirmed. The incident occurred with seconds remaining in the Penguins’ 7-0 Game 5 win on Sunday afternoon. Wingels wasn’t penalized on the play,..." May 22

  • The Penguins are back to being the Penguins, and the Sens are in trouble

    Ottawa Citizen "The weapon backfired. We regret to inform you the patient is now on life support and is not expected to survive the week. All that rest the Senators were able to get from days off between games didn’t help them track down the puck inside their blue line for a full 82 seconds before the..." May 22

  • 'Great guy' Kessel rescued Bonino after car trouble ahead of Game 5

    Sporting News "Phil Kessel's best assist Sunday came well before the Penguins scored any of their seven goals in a Game 5 rout of the Senators. On the way to PPG Paints Arena, Nick Bonino became stranded on the side of the highway when his truck abruptly broke down. Luckily, Kessel arrived to bail out his..." May 22

  • Sens' Boucher: Everyone 'on the planet' knows Pens are better team

    The Comeback "The Pittsburgh Penguins made a big statement on Sunday, crushing the Ottawa Senators by a lopsided 7-0 score to grab a big Game 5 win and a 3-2 series lead. There were plenty of talking points following the game, including why Senators coach Guy Boucher kept changing goalies during his team’s..." May 22

  • Schultz, Rust, Hornqvist game-time decisions for Game 5

    Sportsnet "Justin Schultz, Bryan Rust and Patric Hornqvist are all game-time decisions for the Pittsburgh Penguins for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Ottawa Senators on Sunday. Schultz and Rust have not played since Game 2 of their current series while Hornqvist only played in the..." May 21

  • Rust playing; Hornqvist, Schultz out for Game 5

    Sportsnet "Bryan Rust will play for the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Ottawa Senators on Sunday. Defenceman Justin Schultz and forward Patric Hornqvist remain out of the lineup due to injuries. Rust will be playing his first game since Game 2 of their series..." May 21

  • How Sidney Crosby built hockey's most lucrative brand

    Sportsnet "Sidney Crosby was only five years old when he posed for the photograph that would become Tim Hortons’ most powerful marketing tool. He was three-foot-11 and 54 pounds, and he wore big blue-and-red gloves, holding them close together as he gripped a wooden stick. The company’s name was written..." May 21

  • Penguins' Chad Ruhwedel: Leaves Game 4 with injury

    CBS Sports "Ruhwedel headed to the training room after taking an elbow to the face from Senators forward Bobby Ryan in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals Friday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. The controversial hit -- which surprisingly wasn't met with a penalty -- took place in the waning..." May 20

  • Penguins’ Sullivan considers Schultz Game 5 return ‘a possibility’

    Pro Hockey Talk "It might not be wise to get your hopes up on this, but Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan said that a Justin Schultz return is “a possibility” for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Ottawa Senators. Now, Sullivan didn’t give an indication about how strong that..." May 20

  • Marc-Andre Fleury: ‘I don’t want to make this about me’

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Marc-Andre Fleury watched Matt Murray reclaim his starting job by stopping 24 of 26 shots in a 3-2 Penguins win Friday in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference final at Canadian Tire Centre. The decision that put Murray back between the pipes affected nobody more than Fleury, the Penguins’ best..." May 20

  • Crosby showing why a 2017 championship would be his greatest victory

    Sportsnet "In a quiet moment after Friday’s critical series-knotting victory, as the cameras and notepads trudged out of the Pittsburgh Penguins dressing room, Mike Sullivan walked in and approached Sidney Crosby’s stall. “Good job,” the head coach whispered to the sweaty superstar. A quick,..." May 20

  • NHL announces Stanley Cup Final dates

    Sportsnet "The NHL has released the dates for the Stanley Cup Final with Game 1 officially set for May 29. Home-ice advantage will be determined by which team recorded the most regular season points. If the Pittsburgh Penguins (111) make it to the final they are guaranteed to host Game 1. The only..." May 20

  • How superstar Sidney Crosby is being shut down by the Senators

    ESPN "On some level, Sidney Crosby understood the challenges that come with trying to captain a team to a second consecutive Stanley Cup. Having already gone through it once, he grasped that his team would need luck. The Pittsburgh Penguins would need bounces. They'd have to have a singular..." May 19

  • Morning skate indicates Matt Murray could start Game 4 for Penguins

    Sportsnet "As the Pittsburgh Penguins hit the ice Friday morning for a skate ahead of a crucial Game 4 against the Ottawa Senators, there were indications the team will turn to Matt Murray as its starter. As reported by Renaud Lavoie, Murray was the first goalie on the ice and had a net to himself for..." May 19

  • No reinforcements coming for Penguins

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Pittsburgh Penguins will have a new starting goalie between the pipes, but it doesn’t sound like they’ll have any new skaters tonight in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final against Ottawa. Defenseman Justin Schultz, along with forwards Bryan Rust and Patric Hornqvist, are not ready to..." May 19

  • Penguins fans name newborn son after Phil Kessel

    Pittsburgh's Action News 4 "Kessel Ryan Hillman was born on Mother's Day at Butler Memorial Hospital. His parents, Nicole and Adam Hillman, said they didn't know they were having a boy, but decided that if they did, he would be named after Pittsburgh Penguins right winger Phil Kessel. "The perfect name for our son," Adam..." May 19

  • Fleury, Murray and Sullivan all mum on Game 4 starter

    Pro Hockey Talk "Pens head coach Mike Sullivan said he needed to sleep on his decision for a starting goalie in Friday’s Game 4 versus Ottawa. So he did. But the night of rest didn’t change his stance on divulging information. Sullivan wouldn’t say if Marc-Andre Fleury or Matt Murray would get the call..." May 18

  • Penguins could turn to Murray for Game 4

    TSN "Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan made no promises to keep Marc-Andre Fleury in the net for Game 4 after the starter was pulled after allowing four goals on nine shots Wednesday night. Fleury was pulled just under 13 minutes into Game 3 after allowing a wraparound goal to Zack Smith...." May 18

  • Penguins will be without Schultz, Hornqvist, Rust in Game 3

    Sportsnet "The depth of the Pittsburgh Penguins will be tested again, as the club will be without key players for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night. Defenceman Justin Schultz and forwards Patric Hornqvist and Bryan Rust will all be..." May 17

  • Penguins even series with 1-0 win on Kessel's goal

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Phil Kessel, sniper by reputation, had gone three games with no points, and he had just one point, a goal, in his previous five games. So after the Pittsburgh right winger scored the lone goal at 13:05 of the third period Monday to give the Penguins a 1-0 victory over the..." May 16

  • Marc Savard Details Post-Concussion Anxiety, Depression In The Players’ Tribune

    NESN "For Marc Savard, it’s not the Matt Cooke hit that haunts him; it’s the hit that ended his career. The former Boston Bruins center last touched NHL ice on January 22, 2011, when he took a hit from then-Colorado Avalanche defenseman Matt Hunwick that caused his head to hit off the glass — his..." May 16

  • NHL’s top 17 UFAs of 2017: Latest rumours

    Sportsnet "As hotly anticipated as the Kevin Shattenkirk Sweepstakes are for Kevin and the Shattenkirks, 2017’s NHL free agency class is shaping up to be one of the weakest in years. Potential summer of ’17 UFA bank-breakers Jamie Benn, Victor Hedman, Brent Burns and Brad Marchand all inked maximum-term..." May 15

  • Fourth line shows signs of life for Penguins

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "When the fourth-line forward combination of Scott Wilson, Matt Cullen and Carter Rowney returned to the Penguins locker room after Saturday night's game, they had little to show for their efforts. They were down 1-0 in the Eastern Conference finals, with Ottawa's Bobby Ryan having scored the..." May 14

  • Evgeni Malkin is basking in Alex Ovechkin’s misery

    Yardbarker "The Washington Capitals may have won the Presidents’ Trophy for the second consecutive year, but that meant nothing earlier this week when they were ousted in yet another Game 7. For Alex Ovechkin, it was just another bitter moment in a long history of bitter moments. He has never advanced past..." May 14

  • Trevor Daley could return to Penguins lineup for Game 3

    Pro Hockey Talk "A reinforcement could be on the way for the Penguins’ blue line during the Eastern Conference Final. According to a report from Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet during Game 1 of the series between the Penguins and Ottawa Senators, Pittsburgh defenseman Trevor Daley could potentially return by Game..." May 14

  • It looks like Carl Hagelin could miss another game for Penguins

    Pro Hockey Talk "After sitting out the Penguins’ Game 7 win over the Washington Capitals, it seems likely that forward Carl Hagelin will remain out of the lineup on Saturday night when they open the Eastern Conference Finals against the Ottawa Senators. Even though Hagelin took part in the team’s optional..." May 13

  • Penguins’ Guentzel shares awesome story of meeting Kessel as a kid

    Sportsnet "He may be putting up veteran-like numbers, but Jake Guentzel is still just a kid in awe of his NHL surroundings. The 22-year-old Pittsburgh Penguins rookie shared a first-hand account of his journey in the pros so far in an article published in The Players Tribune on Friday. “I definitely..." May 13

  • Ryan, Senators shock Penguins in Game 1 of East final

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- The regular season was a bundle of frustration for Ottawa winger Bobby Ryan. He was snakebitten. He was hurt. He's exorcizing all of that in the playoffs. "It felt great obviously to come through in an important and crucial moment," Ryan said Saturday night after he..." May 13

  • 2017 NHL Conference Finals are the league’s weakest playoff slate in years

    The Comeback "The NHL Conference Finals start Friday, which is usually a pretty exciting time for hockey fans. The Nashville Predators and Anaheim Ducks face off in the west, while in the east, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators are matched up. This year may be no different for most, but I can’t quite..." May 13

  • Western Conference finals tickets more than twice cost of East

    CBS Sports "The Eastern Conference finals tout the NHL's defending Stanley Cup champions in the Pittsburgh Penguins, but it's the Western Conference showdown that figures to be reeling in the dough at the gate. Tickets for the Nashville Predators-Anaheim Ducks series, according to TickPick, average nearly..." May 13

  • Carl Hagelin questionable for Game 1 of conference final against Senators "The Pittsburgh Penguins could be without forward Carl Hagelin and defenseman Trevor Daley when they play the Ottawa Senators in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, SN, TVA Sports). Hagelin practiced Friday, but coach Mike..." May 12

  • Penguins sticking with Fleury in net "Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford sported a considerable grin Friday morning. Rutherford opened his press conference with a lighthearted joke, which got a few laughs. He made a few more throughout the next 11 minutes. That scene wouldn't have taken place without goaltender..." May 12

  • Capitals owner after loss to Penguins: ‘I’m sorry we didn’t deliver’

    Sportsnet "As the Washington Capitals pack their bags and head into another summer without a Stanley Cup, team owner Ted Leonsis would like to apologize to fans. “Sports teams impact the psyche of a city, and I feel terrible that we have let you down,” Leonsis wrote on his blog, Ted’s Take. “I’m sorry we..." May 12

  • Penguins captain Crosby recalls rivalry with Senators

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "What are the greatest rivalries of Sidney Crosby's career? The intrastate blood feud with the Philadelphia Flyers? The perennial showdown with Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals? The Stanley Cup Final matchups with the Detroit Red Wings? Yes, yes and yes, of course, but ask Crosby, and..." May 12

  • New Sabres GM Jason Botterill will use Penguins’ blueprint to build Buffalo

    Sporting News "New Buffalo Sabres general manager Jason Botterill made a clear impression during his opening news conference that he has a fresh plan for the organization: instilling principles he learned from one the NHL’s top teams to lift up one of the league’s doormats. The Sabres hired Botterill on..." May 12

  • Sabres hire Penguins' Botterill as general manager

    Buffalo News "The wait is over. The Sabres have their third general manager in 20 years. Buffalo announced the hiring of Jason Botterill on Thursday, exactly three weeks after the team fired GM Tim Murray. Botterill emerged from a pack of seven candidates to earn the job. “We are very happy to welcome..." May 11

  • Fleury, Penguins eliminate Capitals in Game 7

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Pushed to the brink by the Washington Capitals, the Pittsburgh Penguins responded like the defending Stanley Cup champions. Bryan Rust and Patric Hornqvist scored goals, Marc-Andre Fleury made 29 saves, and the Penguins defeated the Capitals 2-0 in Game 7 of their Eastern..." May 10

  • Matt Murray returns to ice, will back up Marc-Andre Fleury in Game 7

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Penguins goalie Matt Murray returned to the ice for the team’s morning skate Wednesday. Tristan Jarry was not on the ice, and coach Mike Sullivan confirmed after practice that Murray will serve as Marc-Andre Fleury’s backup against the Capitals in Game 7. Murray has not been on the ice with..." May 10

  • The Penguins, NHL can’t get story straight on Sidney Crosby

    New York Post "After missing a single game following yet another concussion, Sidney Crosby went headfirst into the boards and was slow to rise on Monday. What happened next depends on whom you talk to. The NHL’s questionable concussion protocol is competing with the playoffs as the biggest hockey story..." May 09

  • Crosby's collision didn't warrant 'mandatory removal' because he hit boards, NHL says

    USA Today "Concussion spotters didn't have the authority to pull Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby from Game 6 on Monday because his head-first collision with the boards is not a "mechanism of injury" that allows that under their guidelines. Crosby was slow to get off the ice after he became..." May 09

  • Sidney Crosby’s post-concussion return is only getting more uncomfortable

    Fox Sports "Whether or not Sidney Crosby suffered another head injury during Monday night’s Game 6 in Pittsburgh remains up in the air. What’s maybe more mysterious, though, is the way that the situation was handled. During the first period, Crosby took a brutal headfirst spill into the boards and was..." May 09

  • Sidney Crosby downplays scary hit despite earlier concussion

    USA Today "Sidney Crosby, diagnosed with a concussion earlier in the series, slammed head-first into the boards after becoming tangled up with Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby and defenseman John Carlson late in the first period of Game 6. Social media immediately lit up about why the league’s..." May 09

  • Malkin needs to hold on to puck; HBK Line back together

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s hard to criticize the guy who leads the NHL’s postseason scoring race with 17 points in 10 games. Still, it’s fair to say that Evgeni Malkin didn’t have his best game Saturday in Washington. And if the Penguins are going to eliminate the Capitals tonight (or, if necessary, Wednesday), it..." May 08

  • Penguins won’t have Daley, who was run over by Wilson on Saturday

    Pro Hockey Talk "Trevor Daley, after getting run over by Tom Wilson on Saturday, will not be in the Penguins’ lineup tonight in Pittsburgh against the Capitals. Pens coach Mike Sullivan said this morning that Daley has a “lower-body injury.” Sullivan did not say how the injury occurred, but Daley was leveled..." May 08

  • Capitals win, force Game 7 against Penguins

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Down but not out, the Washington Capitals pushed anxiety aside. They not only won their second game in a row in their Eastern Conference semifinal, but they dominated the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 in Game 6 on Monday night at PPG Paints Arena to avoid elimination. "Since Game 3,..." May 08

  • How the Capitals can force Game 7 against Penguins

    USA Today "The Washington Capitals, owner of the NHL’s best regular-season record, face elimination for the second time Monday when they face the Penguins in Pittsburgh. The Capitals stayed alive Saturday by posting a 4-2 win at home in Game 5. Can they do it again on the road? Here is what the Capitals,..." May 08

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