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Joe Starkey: Yes, Penguins get good news after bad loss

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Joe Starkey / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — One word, one glorious word, completely dissolved all the bad things that happened at PPG Paints Arena Wednesday night.
  • New: 2 hr 48 min ago

Blackhawks send reeling Penguins to 4th straight loss

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — The Blackhawks' Tomas Junco hits the Penguins' Sidney Crosby in the first period Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at PPG Paints Arena." src =...
  • New: 3 hr 15 min ago

Sluggish loss to Blackhawks extends Penguins' winless streak to four

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Sam Werner / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — As the injuries have piled up over the past few weeks, the Penguins have largely been able to plug holes and avert disaster plugging other players into the lineup.
  • New: 3 hr 52 min ago

Gorman: Penguins must overcome NHL’s playoff format

Pittsburgh Tribune (Kevin Gorman) — The Penguins' Nick Bonino beats Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky in the third period Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 at PPG Paints Arena." src =...
  • New: 7 hr 44 min ago

Penguins notebook: Kessel gets shy about shooting again

Pittsburgh Tribune (Bill West) — The Penguins celebrate Phil Kessel's game tying goal against the Jets in the third period Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 at PPG Paints Arena." src =...
  • New: 8 hr 14 min ago

NHL expansion draft: You'll see Penguins' protected list, after all

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Sean Gentille / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — It was easy (and correct) to dump on the NHL earlier this month. There’s an expansion draft coming up in May, and general managers had, reportedly, convinced the league not to release each team’s...
  • New: 9 hr 3 min ago

Penguins now owners of NHL’s longest streak of playoff appearances

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — Bryan Rust was born 24 years and 10 months ago in Pontiac, Mich Every spring of his life, his hometown NHL team, the Detroit Red ...
  • New: 11 hr ago

Conor Sheary poised to return to Penguins lineup

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Jason Mackey / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — Conor Sheary watched the last game between the Penguins and Blackhawks on TV, the final one he missed before returning from an upper-body injury.
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Penguins playoff tickets on sale Thursday

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Sam Werner / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — Tickets to the Penguins' first two home playoff games will go on sale Thursday at 10 a.m., the team announced Wednesday.
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Sheary, Guentzel could soon be reunited with Crosby on Penguins' top line

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Sam Werner / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — For the first time in a week, Jake Guentzel, Sidney Crosby and Conor Sheary were all on the ice at the same time Tuesday morning for the Penguins.
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Ron Cook: Sidney Crosby should win the Hart Trophy

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Ron Cook / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — Sidney Crosby made one thing perfectly clear this week. He is not nearly as concerned about winning the Hart Memorial Trophy as NHL MVP as he is about beating the Chicago Blackhawks Wednesday...
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Penguins Sullivan teaching, preaching during final weeks of season

Pittsburgh Tribune (Bill West) — Penguinscoach Mike Sullivan talks to an official during the third period against the Sabres on Sunday, March 5, 2017. " src =...
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Jim Rutherford: 'Two-goalie system works well' this time of year

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Jason Mackey / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — With seven regular season games to go, Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford feels it’s actually a pretty good time to have two goalies.
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Penguins president and CEO David Morehouse to receive Art Rooney Award for leadership

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Sam Werner / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — Penguins president and CEO David Morehouse will receive the Art Rooney Award for leadership, the awards organizers announced Tuesday.
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The Penguins' shot-blocking strategy is risky business

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Adam Bittner / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — When asked Monday for justification of the Penguins’ aggressive shot-blocking regimen at this late point in the regular season, coach Mike Sullivan offered the same response a teenager might to...
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Penguins get positive news on injury front for a change

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Jason Mackey / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — I’ll let Sam Werner handle the heavy lifting in his mainbar for tomorrow’s paper – posted online at midnight – but wanted to provide a quick quick-hit updates from today’s practice.
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Penguins remain optimistic Evgeni Malkin will return soon

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Jason Mackey / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — When Evgeni Malkin missed a March 17 game against the Devils due to a shoulder injury he sustained four days prior while blocking a shot, the thought was that it wasn’t anything series.
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Sheary returns to practice for Penguins

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — Conor Sheary of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates in to score a goal on the Buffalo Sabres during the third period at the KeyBank Center on March 21, 2017 in Buffalo, New York. The Penguins beat the...
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Starkey’s Mailbag: Did Duquesne hit a home run by hiring LeBron's old coach?

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Joe Starkey / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — Welcome to Joe Starkey’s weekly mailbag, where the Post-Gazette columnist and 93.7 The Fan radio host answers your questions about sports, life, Buffalo, Bob Dylan and everything in between. If...
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Despite injuries, blocking shots will remain in vogue for Penguins

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Sam Werner / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — Penguins coach Mike Sullivan was emphatic in his insistence after the Penguins’ 6-2 loss against Philadelphia Sunday night that Conor Sheary — the most recent Penguins player to fall victim to an...
  • 2 days ago
Blog Articles

AFTERMATH: Pens stubborn about their circumstances

Pittsburgh Tribune (Bill West) — Little in the way of an on-ice pushback came from the Penguins in their 5-1 loss to Chicago on Wednesday night at PPG Paints Arena, but players and their coach refused to cave during interviews...
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MORNING SKATE MEMO: Pens vs. Blackhawks

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — Just running down a list of injury-related comings and goings can go on and on for hundreds of words these days, so let’s not waste any. Penguins held an optional morning skate today. Sidney...
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AFTERMATH: Flyers beat Penguins

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — “Is it catching up to us? I don’t know, but we can’t let it either way.” That was Matt Murray speaking after the Penguins lost 6-2 to the Flyers tonight. He was talking about the injuries the team...
  • 3 days ago
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MORNING SKATE MEMO: Pens vs. Flyers

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — Scott Wilson, who missed last game with a nagging lower-body injury, participated in Penguins morning skate today, so it looks like the team’s injured list is down to seven players. Five of...
  • 3 days ago
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AFTERMATH: Islanders beat Pens in shootout

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — I’m a little bit conflicted about the idea of whether a classic race for the top spot in the Metropolitan Division is going to be decided by the stinking shootout. I mean, that would totally...
  • 5 days ago

AFTERMATH: Pens get OT point vs Sens, tread water in relentless Metro race

Pittsburgh Tribune (Bill West) — Exactly when the Penguins found out about Thursday’s shootout result between Washington and Columbus was not clear, but as they left Ottawa’s Canadian Tire Centre, they undoubtedly gave some...
  • 6 days ago

Morning Skate Memo: Pens prep for Sens with new No. 1 line

Pittsburgh Tribune (Bill West) — Judging by his decisions at Thursday’s morning skate at the Canadian Tire Centre, Penguins coach Mike Sullivan still believes in Scott Wilson’s abilities to serve as a top-six forward. Without...
  • 6 days ago
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AFTERMATH: Pens beat Sabres

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — A really good moment and a really bad moment in the first period of tonight’s game, a 3-1 Penguins win in Buffalo. Let’s start with the bad. Another couple looks at Ristolainen’s...
  • 8 days ago
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MORNING SKATE MEMO: Pens vs. Sabres

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — The Penguins made a personnel swap on defense before tonight’s game in Buffalo, sending down Derrick Pouliot and calling up Frankie Corrado in his place. After morning skate, I asked coach...
  • 8 days ago

AFTERMATH: Pens beat Panthers

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — When discussing the line of Jake Guentzel, Sidney Crosby and Conor Sheary, coach Mike Sullivan almost ran out of words after a 4-0 win over Florida today. “They’ve been a dynamic line for...
  • 10 days ago
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MORNING SKATE MEMO: Pens vs Florida

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — No morning skate for a 1 p.m. start, obviously, but there were a couple of notes I wanted to share pregame. — Marc-Andre Fleury gets the start in goal. Coach Mike Sullivan on that:...
  • 10 days ago
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AFTERMATH: Even with injuries, ‘desperate’ Pens too much for Devils

Pittsburgh Tribune (Bill West) — Sidney Crosby used one of his favorite words after the Penguins’ 6-4 win over New Jersey on Friday at PPG Paints Arena. “Desperate.” Crosby mentioned it regularly when the Penguins evolved into a...
  • 12 days ago
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Morning Skate Memo: No Malkin, Hainsey for Pens against Devils

Pittsburgh Tribune (Bill West) — I wonder how Penguins coach Mike Sullivan performs in games of Jenga. That’s essentially the task Sullivan has faced for a few weeks now: He must keep the Penguins upright as injuries slowly pull...
  • 12 days ago
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AFTERMATH: Flyers beat Pens

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — Matt Cullen has been around the NHL game for the better part of the last two decades, so it should never come as a surprise when he offers some insight into why a game went the way it did. That...
  • 14 days ago
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MORNING SKATE MEMO: Pens vs. Flyers

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — There are plenty of storylines surrounding tonight’s installment in the Penguins-Flyers rivalry. Due to weather, the Penguins flew into Philadelphia this morning. Day-of-game travel is...
  • 14 days ago
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Q-and-A with Zach Aston-Reese

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — Despite the success the Penguins had with young, homegrown players in last season’s playoffs, they still don’t tend to do very well in those NHL prospect rankings. They were dead last...
  • 15 days ago
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AFTERMATH: Pens lose to Flames in shootout

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — The Penguins lost in a shootout tonight in Calgary and the point they gained for doing so brought them into a tie with Washington for first place in the Metropolitan Division (and the entire...
  • 16 days ago
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Unlocking Justin Schultz’s confidence

Pittsburgh Tribune (Bill West) — Arguably no storyline in the Penguins’ 2016-17 season continues to move in an uplifting direction more than the establishment of Justin Schultz as a key piece of the defensive corps....
  • 17 days ago
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AFTERMATH: Pens beat Canucks

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — In addition to running their winning streak to five games and moving within a point of Washington in the race for the best record in the league, the Penguins got bad news Saturday. Coach Mike...
  • 17 days ago
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AFTERMATH: Pens beat Oilers in shootout

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — Marc-Andre Fleury has done a lot in his last three appearances to bust up some narratives that were forming about him. When he didn’t get traded at the deadline, I think there was a...
  • 19 days ago
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