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Penguins Sunday Spotlight: It's early, but there's some thinking to do for the expansion draft

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Dave Molinari / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — General manager Jim Rutherford is well aware that the NHL will conduct an expansion draft in June to stock its new franchise in Las Vegas, and that the Penguins will lose a player to the Golden...
  • New: 5 hr 14 min ago

Shooting (and battling) trigger Kessel's two-goal night

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Jason Mackey / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — The previous time this season that Phil Kessel played on a line with Evgeni Malkin, things did not go terribly well. There were some decent results, sure, but the relationship wound up...
  • New: 6 hr 23 min ago

Penguins rally to defeat Red Wings

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — The Penguins' Phil Kessel one-times the puck past Red Wings goaltender Jared Coreau in the second period Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 at PPG Paints Arena." src =...
  • New: 7 hr 31 min ago

Penguins battle back, defeat Red Wings 5-3

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Dave Molinari / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — This Penguins team has proven capable of many things, and it did something noteworthy tonight.
  • New: 7 hr 36 min ago

Penguins notebook: Players from ’90s champs relate to current champs

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — When Jim Paek played his first Stanley Cup playoff game in 1991, he was a 24-year-old defenseman with three games of NHL experience. He was ...
  • New: 8 hr 13 min ago

Three periods: Crosby happy to see Fleury’s strong effort

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie and Bill West) — First kindred spirits About this time a year ago, the fan and media scrutiny of Sidney Crosby approached a fever pitch. The Penguins captain’s struggles ...
  • New: 10 hr 10 min ago

Sullivan seeks advice on repeating from legendary coach Scotty Bowman

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette No NHL team has won back-to-back Stanley Cups since Scotty Bowman’s Detroit Red Wings of the mid-1990s.
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Badger Bob's widow recalls special bond between Pittsburgh and Johnson family

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Jason Mackey / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — These seats were much better than Martha Johnson’s old ones.
  • 15 hr 19 min ago

Penguins notebook: Team negotiating to sell minority interest in franchise

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Dave Molinari/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — The Penguins appear to be close to adding a minority owner.
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Penguins defenseman Schultz developing into a reliable option

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Dave Molinari / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — Justin Schultz’s defensive work received mixed reviews during his three-plus seasons in Edmonton.
  • 1 day 4 hr ago

Penguins notebook: Guentzel sits for first time

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — It was nowhere near as exciting as his first NHL goal on his first NHL shot or his first NHL game in his home state ...
  • 1 day 7 hr ago

Penguins offense offers Murray more support than Fleury

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — Penguins goaltender Matt Murray seals the deal as he makes a save on the Devils' Travis Zajac in the shoot out Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 at PPG Paints Arena." src =...
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Crosby thinking, scoring unlike pretty much anyone else

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Jason Mackey / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — It’s one thing to do it once. To bat your own rebound out of mid-air and off the goalie’s back? Yeah, pretty ridiculous.
  • 2 days ago

Penguins goaltender Fleury shines in 'fun' performance

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Jason Mackey / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — Midway through the third period of Thursday’s game against the Dallas Stars, Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury stopped Brett Ritchie and froze the puck after a scramble. As the “Fleury!...
  • 2 days ago

Paul Zeise: Marc-Andre Fleury's time as the Penguins goaltender is numbered

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Paul Zeise / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — Andrew McCutchen isn't the only popular superstar whose days in a Pittsburgh uniform may be numbered as we are witnessing the end of Marc-Andre Fleury's time as the Penguins goaltender as...
  • 2 days ago

Penguins score 6-2 victory over Dallas Stars

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Jason Mackey / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — No comeback was necessary this time. Not even close, actually, as the Penguins avoided a second consecutive regulation loss with a 6-2 victory over the Dallas Stars tonight at PPG Paints Arena.
  • 2 days ago

Penguins follow Crosby’s lead to victory

Pittsburgh Tribune (Bill West) — The Penguins' Sidney Crosby celebrates his goal against the Stars in the second period Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, at PPG Paints Arena." src =...
  • 2 days ago

Penguins notebook: Western Pa. native Johns suits up, gets assist for Stars

Pittsburgh Tribune (Bill West) — A wave of anxiety rushed over Dallas Stars defenseman Stephen Johns when he left Detroit on Tuesday with a broken nose and an aching head. ...
  • 2 days ago

Could the Stars be a model for the Penguins' two-goalie experiment?

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Jason Mackey / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — When the Dallas Stars decided to employ a two-goalie system before the 2015-16 season, some people thought coach Lindy Ruff had lost his mind.
  • 2 days ago

Report: Pittsburgh way nicer than New York

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Megan Ryan / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — The musical Hamilton might have fooled Broadway-goers into thinking New York is the greatest city in the world, but the people of Pittsburgh do have a one-up on NYC.
  • 2 days ago
Blog Articles

AFTERMATH: Pens rally past Red Wings

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — I know you come to AFTERMATH looking for hard-analyzing analytical analysis, but I’m going to start tonight with something more fun. It’s a paragraph that is unbelievable but true. You...
  • New: 6 hr 15 min ago

MORNING SKATE MEMO: Pens vs. Detroit

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — When discussing his goaltending rotation, Mike Sullivan always says he and the coaching staff mapped out a schedule, but they did it in pencil so they can make changes based on performance or...
  • 15 hr 53 min ago

AFTERMATH: A Pens’ win through the lens of “Anchorman”

Pittsburgh Tribune (Bill West) — Perhaps I date myself by admitting the amount of lines and scenes I remember from “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,” but as I left the Penguins’ dressing room after the 6-2 win over Dallas...
  • 2 days ago

Morning Skate Memo: It’s Ruff to speak like Sully

Pittsburgh Tribune (Bill West) — The Penguins’ second game in as many nights led the team to forego a morning skate, so there’s again little observational insight to share ahead of Thursday’s 7 p.m. start against Dallas at PPG...
  • 2 days ago

AFTERMATH: Islanders top Pens

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — I think Game No. 23, a 5-3 loss to the Islanders tonight, was a pretty good metaphor for how the first 22 games of the season have gone for the Penguins for two reasons. They were inconsistent. In...
  • 3 days ago

MORNING SKATE MEMO: Pens at Islanders

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — Patric Hornqvist took part in morning skate, hanging around at the net front like he always does, and afterwards said he was feeling good. He’s technically a game-time decision tonight, but...
  • 3 days ago

AFTERMATH: Too much to digest in Pens win over Devils

Pittsburgh Tribune (Bill West) — It might take a few days to unpack all of the subplots that proceeded during the Penguins’ 4-3 shootout win over New Jersey on Saturday at PPG Paints Arena.  Even before the puck dropped,...
  • 7 days ago

Morning Skate Memo: Beau and Ben, together again

Pittsburgh Tribune (Bill West) — Neither the Penguins nor New Jersey  held a morning skate on Saturday, so tackling all of the off-ice storylines in this game had to wait until about two hours before the opening puck drop. The...
  • 7 days ago

AFTERMATH: Wild routs Pens

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — Coach Mike Sullivan has said all along that one of the factors in his goaltending decisions this season will be performance. For goalies, that’s a hard thing to isolate, of course. Look at...
  • 8 days ago

MORNING (SKATE) MEMO: Pens vs. Wild

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — With a 4 p.m. Eastern start, neither the Penguins nor the Wild had a morning skate today, but there was a topic I wanted to explore before faceoff anyway. I’m having a hard time figuring...
  • 8 days ago

AFTERMATH: Pens rediscover their playoff form at the Garden

Pittsburgh Tribune (Bill West) — Other Penguins performances this season included elements of what made the team so strong during its Stanley Cup run. But the combination of dominant play, Madison Square Garden and a disheartened...
  • 10 days ago

Morning Skate Memo: Dumo-Letang breakup bound to happen

Pittsburgh Tribune (Bill West) — The Penguins cancelled their morning skate in New York on Wednesday, so we’ll wait until 5 p.m. to find out about injury updates and lineup revelations. Judging by Tuesday’s defensive pairings at...
  • 10 days ago

AFTERMATH: Rangers beat Pens

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — If you’re like me, you looked at the Rangers’ 14-5-1 start and wondered how they were pulling it off. Their D corps looked like it was on its last legs in the playoffs against the...
  • 12 days ago
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Morning Skate Memo: At last, there’s more to Pens-Rangers than Lundqvist

Pittsburgh Tribune (Bill West) — On Monday, for perhaps the first time in years, the questions asked at the morning skate ahead of a Penguins game against the New York Rangers did not involve Henrik Lundqvist. That’s not to say...
  • 12 days ago
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AFTERMATH: Bad luck bites Pens, Fleury in loss to Sabres

Pittsburgh Tribune (Bill West) — BUFFALO, N.Y. — Marc-Andre Fleury left KeyBank Center on Saturday night with a few new saves to add to his career’s already extensive collection of sprawling, scrambling or otherwise superb stops....
  • 14 days ago
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AFTERMATH: Pens beat Islanders in OT

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — From the Captain Obvious files, the Penguins played better tonight than they did in their previous outing. They probably could have played blindfolded on roller skates and looked better than they...
  • 15 days ago
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MORNING SKATE MEMO: Pens vs. Islanders

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — Streaks always come to an end, so I’m not telling you to go out and bet the mortgage on a Penguins win tonight. (The Islanders are a plus-130, near as I can tell. My work computer blocks...
  • 15 days ago
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Murray, Fleury on their zen master, goalie coach Mike Bales

Pittsburgh Tribune (Bill West) — After the Penguins’ 7-1 loss in Washington on Wednesday night, more questions than usual involved Matt Murray and Marc-Andre Fleury. Did Murray suffer any serious injury from taking a stick...
  • 16 days ago
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AFTERMATH: Caps rout Pens

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — I think it’s worthwhile to break tonight’s 7-1 Capitals blowout win over the Penguins into two parts, the first period and the rest of the game. It’s easy to analyze the rest of...
  • 17 days ago
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MORNING SKATE MEMO: Pens vs. Caps

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — The Penguins are facing the Washington Capitals tonight. They’ve scored a grand total of five goals in their last four games combined. Alex Ovechkin has gone four games without a point. His...
  • 17 days ago
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