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Penguins avoid Niemi’s revenge for win

Source | 2 days ago.

Nights like these remind you why the Pittsburgh Penguins often pay a big price to add depth. Nights like these also help explain why the Penguins decided that they had to hand Patric Hornqvist a contract extension. Despite closing out a back-to-back set after allowing the Rangers to rally in OT last night, the Penguins played like the fresher team against the Montreal Canadiens, generating a 39-20 shots on goal advantage.

Hornqvist scores 2 as Penguins beat Canadiens, 5-3

Source | 2 days ago.

It was only a matter of time before the relentless Pittsburgh Penguins pulled away from the Montreal Canadiens and held them at bay. Patric Hornqvist's second goal of the game gave the Penguins the lead in the third period, and they went on to beat the Canadiens 5-3 Thursday night. Pittsburgh fell behind 2-0 early before scoring tying it late in the first period, and taking the lead in the second.

Haggerty: Get the duckboats ready for these Bruins

Source | 3 days ago.

SUNRISE, Fla. --The Boston Bruins are going to win the 2018 Stanley Cup. After all, there are a lot of heavy hitters out there: A Tampa Bay Lightning team that's led the league wire-to-wire with a veritable All-Star roster that also added Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh at the trade deadline. A Pittsburgh Penguins squad that still demands the highest respect as reigning back-to-back Stanley Cup champs.

Penguins goaltender Murray nearing return from concussion

Source | 4 days ago.

Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray is nearing a return from a concussion that's sidelined him for two weeks.

PHT Power Rankings: Making sense of the nonsensical Minnesota Wild

Source | 6 days ago.

Take a look at the NHL standings and look at the top-four teams in each conference. Do it right now. Here they are. Go look. Take a look at the teams you see in those groups. A lot of the ones you expect to see, right? A lot of the teams we have talked

Patrik Laine, Alex Ovechkin meet to kick off Rocket Richard stretch run

Source | 6 days ago.

From a team perspective, Monday’s matchup between the Washington Capitals and visiting Winnipeg Jets has its own set of storylines. A win for the Capitals would vault them back into first place in a volatile Metropolitan Division, a revolving throne that was last claimed on Sunday when the Pittsburgh Penguins leapfrogged the Caps with a 3-1 win against the Dallas Stars. For the Jets, a win accomplishes two things: First and foremost, it keeps a six-point gap between themselves and the Minnesota Wild for second place in the Central Division.

Pens jump back into first place in Metro with win over Stars

Source | 6 days ago.

After dropping a 5-2 decision to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night, the Pittsburgh Penguins got back to their winning ways on Sunday, as they took down the Dallas Stars, 3-1. Penguins forward Patric Hornqvist opened the scoring with a power play tally at the 12:57 mark of the first period. This is the eighth time in his career that he hits the 20-goal mark and the fourth time in four years he does it with Pittsburgh.

Malkin, Oleksiak's goals help Penguins defeat Stars

Source | 6 days ago.

Evgeni Malkin is in the midst of a scoring race, while the Pittsburgh Penguins compete for the top spot in the Metropolitan Division. Teammate Jamie Oleksiak helped the cause with a goal against his former team. Malkin and Oleksiak both scored to help the Penguins beat the Dallas Stars 3-1 on Sunday night.

Kadri scores 2 as Maple Leafs beat Penguins to snap skid

Source | 7 days ago.

After losing four straight on the road, the Toronto Maple Leafs got back on the winning track at home - where they haven't lost in nearly seven weeks. Nazem Kadri scored twice and the Maple Leafs beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 Saturday night for their franchise-record 10th straight home win. ''Well you want to be real good at home and obviously you want to be real good on the road,'' Toronto coach Mike Babcock said.

Kadri scores twice as Maple Leafs rout Penguins

Source | 7 days ago.

Nazem Kadri lit the lamp twice and Frederik Andersen made 38 saves as the Toronto Maple Leafs snapped a four-game losing streak with a 5-2 win over the defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night at Air Canada Centre in Toronto. Kadri now has 26 goals this season, tied with James van Riemsdyk for second-most on the team. Patrick Marleau (21 goals), Mitchell Marner (19) and Kasperi Kapanen (5) also scored for Toronto, which had been outscored 17-10 during its 0-2-2 skid.

Capitals aim to end California skid at Sharks

Source | 8 days ago.

The Washington Capitals' annual visits to California have ended in futility in recent years. The San Jose Sharks have been unkind hosts for much longer. The Sharks continue a lengthy homestand on Saturday night against the Capitals, who have one last chance this season to snap a long losing streak in the Golden State and notch a rare win in Silicon Valley.

NHL fines Brad Marchand, Nick Cousins for diving

Source | 9 days ago.

Brad Marchand is once again being forced to hand over a portion of his paycheck to the NHL. The league announced on Friday afternoon that the Bruins forward has been fined $2,000 for diving and embellishment, meaning it is the second time this season that he has been flagged for such an incident. The one that resulted in him getting the fine took place in the Bruins’ 8-4 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins last week. Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta was penalized for tripping on the play while Marchand was giving a matching minor for embellishment.

Capitals sign GM Brian MacLellan to contract extension

Source | 9 days ago.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Washington Capitals have re-signed general manager Brian MacLellan to a contract extension. MacLellan is in the fourth year of his original four-year deal when he was promoted from assistant GM to replace McPhee. The team confirmed

Ron Francis out as GM of the Carolina Hurricanes

Source | 10 days ago.

In the thick of the playoff race, the Carolina Hurricanes have removed general manager Ron Francis from his post. Francis, according to The News & Observer, will become the team’s president of hockey operations. The Hurricanes were four points adrift of the second wildcard spot in the Eastern Conference as of Wednesday.

The Buzzer: Sheary leads Penguins to Metro summit; Monahan notches 30th

Source | 10 days ago.

Players of the Night: Conor Sheary, Pittsburgh Penguins: Sheary scored twice to help Penguins come from a 2-1 deficit to win 5-2 and move atop the Metropolitan Division. The Penguins have won three straight, Evgeni Malkin moved into a tie for second

NHLPA Player Poll shows respect, admiration for Crosby

Source | 11 days ago.

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby is the most admired and appreciated player in the NHL, judging from the 2017-18 NHLPA Player Poll. A survey of more than 500 players resulted in Crosby being voted the most difficult to play against, best role model, best team player, the player you'd want to win one game, and the player who would be a great coach upon retirement. Crosby finished second to Connor McDavid for which player to start a franchise with, and to Wayne Gretzky to the question of picking anyone all-time as a teammate.

Schultz's OT goal lifts Penguins past Flames 4-3

Source | 12 days ago.

Mike Sullivan would love to point to a coaching tactic or some semblance of strategy that explains why the Pittsburgh Penguins are so good in overtime. ''For the most part, it's really just about great players making great plays and when our guys have the puck, they're dynamic,'' Sullivan said. The latest proof came midway through the extra period on Monday, when Phil Kessel drew Calgary's Jon Gillies away from the net and slipped a cross-ice pass to Justin Schultz , who buried it to give the Penguins a 4-3 victory.

Backlund dances around Letang, notches nasty one

Source | 12 days ago.

Mikael Backlund celebrates his pretty goal in the first period against the Pittsburgh Penguins (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) While the Calgary Flames are in the midst of a heated battle for a playoff spot, Mikael Backlund is just out here dancing like nobody

NHL roundup: Penguins top Flames on Schultz's OT winner

Source | 12 days ago.

Justin Schultz was the hero and Evgeni Malkin netted one goal and two assists as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Calgary Flames 4-3 in overtime in NHL action Monday night at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. With the goalie slightly out of position anticipating him to shoot, Phil Kessel passed over to Schultz, and he buried the winner at 2:36 of overtime. Not only was it a tough ending, but it was a tough start for the Flames and rookie goalie Jon Gillies, who was victimized on two of the first three shots on goal.

Chara, Oleksiak square off in towering heavyweight tilt (video)

Source | 16 days ago.

Fighting in today’s NHL is becoming less and less. The tale of the tape included 6-foot-9, 255-pounder in Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara and a 6-foot-7, 255-pounder in Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Jamie Oleksiak. Many would say whoever is fighting Chara is a sucker for punishment, but Oleksiak is no slouch.

Krejci, Bruins maul Penguins in 8-4 win

Source | 16 days ago.

Where do you begin in a game that featured 12 goals, a goalie pulled in the first six minutes of the game, a man scoring a hat trick and two behemoths fighting each other? An 8-4 win for the Boston Bruins against the Pittsburgh Penguins produced a number of notable moments in New England on Thursday. Olli Maatta scored his first of two goals in the game 35 seconds into the first period.

NHL on NBCSN doubleheader: Penguins vs. Bruins; Blackhawks vs. Sharks

Source | 17 days ago.

NBCSN’s coverage of the 2017-18 NHL season continues with a doubleheader on Thursday night. In the early game, the Boston Bruins will host the Pittsburgh Penguins at 7:00 p.m. ET. Despite being one of the hottest teams in the NHL during the second half of the season, the Penguins are still under .500 away from home.

Penguins smash reset button on team’s offseason

Source | 18 days ago.

Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford is nothing if not aggressive. Since being hired by the team following the 2013-14 season, Rutherford has already orchestrated 28 trades as the Penguins’ general manager. Along with that he has overhauled the team — both in terms of the actual roster and the style of play — significantly on more than one occasion.

Patric Hornqvist avoids free agency, inks 5-year extension with Penguins

Source | 19 days ago.

Patric Hornqvist could have taken what’s likely to be a fifth-straight 20-goal season to the open market this season and cashed in as an unrestricted free agent. Instead, the Pittsburgh Penguins forward has signed a five-year, $26.5 million extension to stay with the back-to-back Stanley Cup champions. Since coming over from the Nashville Predators in a trade during the 2014 NHL draft, Hornqvist has scored 85 goals and recorded 178 points in 267 games.

Penguins G Murray diagnosed with concussion

Source | 19 days ago.

Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray has been diagnosed with a concussion after getting hit in the head by a puck in practice Monday, Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said. Tristan Jarry has been recalled from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American