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  1. January Game Thread
  • NHL announces details of the 2017 All-Star Skills Competition

    Sportsnet "The NHL All-Star skills competition is coming up in Los Angeles on Jan. 28 at 7:00 p.m. ET and on Thursday, the league announced details of the event. The following events will be part of this year’s skills competition: · Gatorade NHL Skills Challenge Relay™ · Honda NHL Four Line..." January 19

  • Penguins cruise past Canadiens

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- After a wild night in their last outing against the Washington Capitals, the Pittsburgh Penguins kept the puck out of their net while keeping the offense going in a 4-1 win against the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night at the Bell Centre. "It's been one of the more controlled..." January 18

  • A statistical look at the 2016-17 Selke candidates

    Fanrag Sports "Halfway through the NHL season, it’s pretty obvious who some of the awards favorites are. Unless Auston Matthews falls off the face of the earth, he’s likely to be taking home the Calder Trophy in June. The same can be said of Brent Burns and the Norris Trophy, as he’s on pace to top Erik..." January 18

  • Penguins' Cullen out 3-4 weeks with foot injury

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Eric Fehr has never had a problem playing center as opposed to either wing. Said he actually prefers it, too. But definitely not under these circumstances. Matt Cullen will miss 3-4 weeks after injuring his right foot while blocking a shot Monday against the Capitals. The injury robs the..." January 17

  • Capitals, Penguins Combine For Nine Goals In Absolutely Insane Period

    NESN "The Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins played the most entertaining NHL game in a while Monday night at PPG Paints Arena. And we’re just talking about the second period. The Capitals took a 2-0 lead into the first intermission, then scored the opening goal of the second period to take..." January 17

  • Malkin logs hat trick as Penguins top Caps in OT

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- The entertainment factor in a 15-goal overtime game can be considerably high, depending on your perspective. "It was maybe a little bit of a fun game -- fun for forwards, but not the goalies," Pittsburgh center Evgeni Malkin said with a wry smile Monday after he recorded a hat..." January 16

  • Penguins place Kris Letang on injured reserve

    NHL.com "Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang was placed on injured reserve Monday. Letang appeared to injure his left knee three minutes into the Penguins' 6-3 loss to the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena on Saturday. Letang got tangled up with Red Wings forward Thomas Vanek, spun around and..." January 16

  • Wings ride Athanasiou's solo goal to win over Pens

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Not every player can go end-to-end and score in the NHL, and it is even more special when it turns out to be the game-winning goal. Andreas Athanasiou took the puck in his own end and kept it all the way until he fired a shot over the glove of Marc-Andre Fleury. The..." January 14

  • Penguins will buy out Fleury if not traded

    Pro Hockey Talk "Hockey insider Bob McKenzie appeared on NBCSN on Wednesday, dishing on some very interesting subjects. Fans will probably be most interested to hear his takes on the trade market. In the first video (see above), some fascinating stuff on the Pittsburgh Penguins, Marc-Andre Fleury and Matt..." January 13

  • Ovechkin passes 1,000 points as Caps top Pens

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- With family, friends and fans on hand to see if he would make history on Wednesday night, Alex Ovechkin didn't keep anyone waiting long. Ovechkin scored a goal 35 seconds into the game for his 1,000th NHL point, then added another goal in the second period as the Washington..." January 12

  • Condon, Sens earn convincing win vs. Penguins

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- Mike Condon sure has a funny way of saying thanks. The Senators goalie has two reasons to be grateful to the Pittsburgh Penguins: They claimed him when the Montreal Canadiens put him on waivers in early October, and then they traded him to Ottawa for a late draft pick in early..." January 12

  • NHL unveils jerseys for All-Star Game

    NHL.com "The National Hockey League's Centennial, the Los Angeles Kings' 50th anniversary, previous NHL All-Star Games and the Hollywood setting all influenced the design of the jerseys that will be worn during the 2017 Honda NHL® All-Star Game at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 29. All..." January 11

  • NHL announces 2017 All-Star rosters

    Sportsnet "The NHL released its 2017 All-Star Game rosters on Tuesday. A fan vote determined each division’s team captain, the results of which were released last week. The four head coaches for all-star weekend will be Michel Therrien of the Montreal Canadiens (Atlantic), Bruce Boudreau of the..." January 10

  • Friedman points out which NHL teams are hungry to make trades

    Fanrag Sports "Somebody. Anybody. Make some trades. Hockey fans are anxiously waiting for even a trickle of trade activity in the National Hockey League, but it’s been gravely disappointing on that front for awhile. “I have to tell you, I think there’s teams that really want to do something,” explained..." January 10

  • Four consecutive goals propel Pens past Lightning

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- When the Pittsburgh Penguins last convened, it was New Year's Eve, so it didn't surprise them that they were a little rusty Sunday. It probably shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone else that the rust fell away pretty quickly. "As the game went along, I think we all felt..." January 08

  • Crosby, McDavid, Price, Subban voted NHL All-Star captains

    Sportsnet "The NHL has released it’s captains for the 2017 NHL All-Star Game, and, no, John Scott did not take home the honours this year. The four captains for their respective divisions are Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins (Metropolitan Division), Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers (Pacific..." January 03

  • Are the NHL outdoor games still must-see TV?

    Yardbarker "The plan here for New Year’s Day was about the same as it has been for the last couple of years: Curl up into a ball and watch the first of the NHL outdoor games until the NYE-induced champagne headache finally faded. A couple years ago, there was a sizable amount of people that did the exact..." January 03

  • Auston Matthews, Chris Kreider, Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury earn honors

    NHL.com "Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews , New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider and Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Jan. 1. FIRST STAR - AUSTON MATTHEWS, C, TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS Matthews led the NHL with..." January 02

  • Penguins cap their best December in history with OT win

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- The Montreal Canadiens did everything they could to shut down the NHL's hottest scorer, Sidney Crosby. But they weren't as successful in controlling the league's leading scorer, Evgeni Malkin. Malkin scored on a power play 1:54 into overtime after Conor Sheary tied it in the..." December 31

  • Pens G Murray out with lower-body injury

    TSN "Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray is out indefinitely with a lower-body injury. Coach Mike Sullivan said Thursday that Murray is "week to week." Murray left Wednesday night's comeback victory over Carolina after the second period. Marc-Andre Fleury came on in relief as the Penguins..." December 29

  • Darren Dreger wonders if Blues might become possible fit for Fleury

    Fanrag Sports "The future of Marc-Andre Fleury with the Pittsburgh Penguins seems to be limited thanks to that pesky expansion draft that’ll be taking place this summer with the Las Vegas Golden Knights. The question, though, has been whether or not general manager Jim Rutherford will get Fleury to waive his..." December 29

  • Hagelin's late winner pushes Penguins past Hurricanes

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- After two periods against Carolina, Pittsburgh wasn't in the lead and goalie Marc-Andre Fleury wasn't in the game. All that changed quickly during yet another successful Penguins comeback. Carl Hagelin scored the go-ahead goal with 4:15 remaining to finish another Pittsburgh..." December 28

  • Dumoulin to miss 4-6 weeks after surgery for broken jaw

    Pro Hockey Talk "Already without key defensemen Kris Letang and Trevor Daley, the Pittsburgh Penguins have lost another big part of their blue line. The team announced today that Brian Dumoulin will miss 4-to-6 weeks after undergoing surgery for a broken jaw. “Dumoulin was injured in the third period of..." December 28

  • Crosby, Malkin power Penguins past Devils

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- The New Jersey Devils got off to a strong start, but the Penguins had the better finish Tuesday night at the Prudential Center, as Pittsburgh rallied for a 5-2 victory. The Penguins (23-8-5) erased a pair of one-goal deficits behind big nights from their big guns. Sidney..." December 27

  • Penguins ink Sullivan to three-year extension

    TSN "Winning a Stanley Cup comes with its rewards. The Pittsburgh Penguins announced on Monday that the team has signed head coach Mike Sullivan to a three-year contract extension that takes him through the 2019-20 season. A native of Marshfield, Massachusetts, Sullivan took over as bench boss on..." December 26

  • Penguins bounce back, beat Devils

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- The mark of a very good team is the ability to bounce back from a very bad game. Mark this down as evidence the Pittsburgh Penguins are a very good team. Sidney Crosby got Pittsburgh going with his NHL-leading 24th goal, Marc-Andre Fleury led a tightened-up defense with 23..." December 23

  • Blue Jackets make statement by thumping Penguins

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Columbus Blue Jackets are simply too hot for any team to handle right now. Not even the Pittsburgh Penguins, who came into Nationwide Arena with an 8-0-2 record in their previous 10 games, could cool off the surging Blue Jackets on Thursday night. Columbus..." December 22

  • Penguins pull away from Rangers for 7-2 win

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- The New York Rangers had been stingy, allowing six goals over seven games, with two shutouts. Here's the catch: None of those opponents were the Pittsburgh Penguins. Although the Penguins were coming off two quiet games offensively, overtime losses with one goal total, they..." December 20

  • Penguins recall Chad Ruhwedel from AHL, Letang on IR

    Sportsnet "The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled defenceman Chad Ruhwedel from their AHL affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, the team announced Saturday. Ruhwedel is second among defenceman in scoring on Pittsburgh’s farm team, with three goals and 10 assists in 26 games. The 26-year-old was an..." December 17

  • Penguins' Daley week to week with injury suffered Friday

    Sportsnet "Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman Trevor Daley will not be in the lineup Saturday night and is considered week-to-week with an upper-body injury. Daley was hurt in Friday’s win over Los Angeles. The 33-year-old has 11 points (three goals, eight assists) in 31 games this season." December 17

  • Gardiner's goal lifts Maple Leafs over Penguins in OT

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- It took three attempts, but the Toronto Maple Leafs finally figured out how to win in overtime this week. After 3-2 losses in shootouts to the San Jose Sharks and the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday and Thursday, the Maple Leafs defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 on Saturday night..." December 17

  • Toffoli OT goal the difference as Kings blank Pens

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- The Los Angeles Kings did something no team had done in a while -- stifle the Pittsburgh Penguins. Tyler Toffoli scored 1:00 into overtime and Peter Buda made 39 saves for his third shutout of the season in a 1-0 win over Pittsburgh Friday at PPG Paints Arena, halting the..." December 16

  • Kris Letang missing a few weeks for Penguins

    Fanrag Sports "The Pittsburgh Penguins rely heavily on top pairing defenseman Kris Letang. The blue liner, who already has two goals and 19 points in just 25 games so far this year, is one of the most integral parts of Pittsburgh’s lineup. Unfortunately, the 2016 Stanley Cup Champions will have to figure out..." December 15

  • Wayne Gretzky Says Sidney Crosby Is NHL's Best Player over Connor McDavid

    Bleacher Report "Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid has taken the NHL by storm early in his career, but his team's partner and vice chairman doesn't think he has surpassed Sidney Crosby as the league's best player. Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky compared the two Thursday, giving the nod to Crosby, per Craig..." December 15

  • Pens edge Bruins in OT for 7th straight win

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- The third period typically is magic for the Pittsburgh Penguins this season. But overtime will do, too. Bryan Rust provided the theatrics Wednesday with his first career overtime goal as the Penguins won their season-high seventh game in a row, 4-3 over the Boston Bruins at PPG..." December 14

  • Murray, Penguins shut out Coyotes 7-0

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Sidney Crosby ended the night with some stitches, and Matt Murray had to stop a couple of breakaways. Other than that, the Pittsburgh Penguins were mostly unscathed. That is the way it goes when a team wins a season-high six games in a row, scores 35 goals doing it, and faces a..." December 12

  • Penguins' power display sinks Lightning

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- Sidney Crosby says he knew the Pittsburgh Penguins' power play would come around eventually, and it certainly did Saturday night, as Pittsburgh turned a 3-1 deficit against the Tampa Bay Lightning into a 4-3 win with three power-play goals at Amalie Arena. "We definitely..." December 10

  • Wayne Gretzky says Sidney Crosby best in league now

    ESPN "The start to Connor McDavid's season has been so impressive for the Edmonton Oilers that he's ignited a debate among hockey fans as to whether or not he's emerged as the game's best player. In just his second season, McDavid leads the league in points with 36. He has the Oilers in first place..." December 09

  • Penguins play like champions in victory over Panthers

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- Play like champions. With apologies to the Notre Dame and Oklahoma football programs, that's what the Pittsburgh Penguins are doing as the reigning Stanley Cup champions. And that's what Penguins center and future Hall of Famer Sidney Cosby is doing, too. Crosby..." December 08

  • 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

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