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Penguins practice at full speed as part of ‘active recovery’

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — Aside from the beards on the faces of the players and the temperature outside the rink, the Penguins held a practice Saturday morning in Cranberry ...
  • New: 2 hr 13 min ago

Pens Plan Another ‘Gold Rush’ for Stanley Cup Final

NHL.com The Penguins announced that the popular playoff “Gold Rush” will return for all home games of the Stanley Cup Final against the San Jose Sharks. All fans in attendance will receive gold shirts and...
  • New: 5 hr 55 min ago

Penguins notebook: Phil Kessel nearly speechless as he heads for first trip to Stanley Cup final.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Jenn Menendez / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — Count Phil Kessel among the speechless after the Penguins’ Game 7 win Thursday night at Consol Energy Center.
  • 15 hr 46 min ago

Ron Cook: Chris Kunitz makes big impact after rocky first round against Rangers

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Ron Cook / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — His tape-to-tape pass was wonderful. It set up the first of Bryan Rust’s two goals, which sent the Penguins flying Thursday night, not just past the Tampa Bay Lighting in Game 7 of the Eastern...
  • 15 hr 52 min ago

Penguins' Stanley Cup final opponent finally has real bite

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Dave Molinari / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — Used to be that the San Jose Sharks were as reliable as an atomic clock.
  • 16 hr 4 min ago

Opponents struggle to find shots against Penguins, Sharks

Pittsburgh Tribune (Bill West) — Through the conference finals of the Stanley Cup playoffs, no teams averaged more goals per game than the Penguins and San Jose Sharks. Yet in ...
  • 18 hr 28 min ago

Rossi: Talbot happy for his ‘first love’

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Rossi) — You had better believe he was watching. And when Bryan Rust poked in that second goal to give the Penguins a sliver of breathing room ...
  • 18 hr 28 min ago

Rust emerges as right man for the moment in Game 7

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — Bryan Rust’s star turn in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals was an unlikely one. Even the coach who has been in the 24-year-old ...
  • 18 hr 28 min ago

Six Penguins Players, Coach Mike Sullivan to Represent Their Countries at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey

NHL.com For six Penguins players, plus head coach Mike Sullivan, the upcoming Stanley Cup Final against the San Jose Sharks is the first of two championships they’ll be competing for in the coming months....
  • 19 hr 59 min ago

Scouting report: Five things you should know about the San Jose Sharks

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Seth Rorabaugh / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — Here are five things you need to know about the San Jose Sharks, the Penguins’ opponent in the Stanley Cup final:
  • 22 hr 52 min ago

Paul Zeise: Penguins need to win Stanley Cup right here, right now

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Paul Zeise / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — The Penguins have advanced to the Stanley Cup final and if we have learned anything from sports — especially the NHL — they need to go win it.
  • 1 day 1 hr ago

Penguins’ Hornqvist, Hagelin to play for Team Sweden in World Cup of Hockey

Pittsburgh Tribune (Bill West) — Penguins wingers Patric Hornqvist and Carl Hagelin on Friday claimed two of Team Sweden’s final seven roster spots for the World Cup of Hockey, a ...
  • 1 day 3 hr ago

Penguins forwards Hornqvist, Hagelin named to Team Sweden for World Cup of Hockey tournament

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Dave Molinari / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — Penguins forwards Patric Hornqvist and Carl Hagelin have been named to Team Sweden for the World Cup of Hockey tournament in Toronto this fall.
  • 1 day 4 hr ago

Patric Hornqvist and Carl Hagelin Selected to Team Sweden’s World Cup Roster

NHL.com Pittsburgh Penguins forwards Patric Hornqvist and Carl Hagelin were named to the Team Sweden roster for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey to take place in Toronto this September. Both players have been...
  • 1 day 5 hr ago

Tickets For Stanley Cup Final Go On Sale Friday at 10 a.m.

NHL.com Tickets for the first two games of the Stanley Cup Final between the Penguins and San Jose Sharks at CONSOL Energy Center will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. Approximately 2,000 tickets are...
  • 1 day 7 hr ago

Pens ‘play the right way’ in Game 7 victory

Pittsburgh Tribune (Bill West) — The speech from coach Mike Sullivan to the Penguins that preceded their 2-1 win over Tampa Bay in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals ...
  • 1 day 14 hr ago

Rossi: Appreciate Penguins’ long-awaited return to Stanley Cup Final

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Rossi) — Matt Murray is so new to the Stanley Cup playoffs that he couldn’t possibly grasp how hard it is to get where he’s going. There ...
  • 1 day 14 hr ago

Gene Collier: At last, Penguins win a Game 7 at Consol

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Gene Collier / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — So after allowing the tension to do a rolling boil for most of 48 hours, filling the city with the sweet and hot and singular aroma only a Game 7 can emit, the Penguins and the Tampa Bay Lightning...
  • 1 day 15 hr ago

Return of Steven Stamkos gives Lightning lift, but not enough to win

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Megan Ryan / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — With less than four minutes left in the second period and the Tampa Bay Lightning trailing, 2-1, Steven Stamkos unleashed a vicious shot on a one-on-one against Penguins rookie goaltender Matt...
  • 1 day 15 hr ago

Stamkos provides boost but no goals in return for Lightning

Pittsburgh Tribune (Chris Harlan) — Steven Stamkos’ comeback created an emotional lift, just not the offensive boost the Tampa Bay Lightning needed most. A blood clot forced Stamkos to miss ...
  • 1 day 15 hr ago
Blog Articles

Quotes, Sharks and the Missing Link

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — Some odds and ends from today’s practice in Cranberry. — Bryan Rust on his newfound celebrity: “Definitely more people are noticing me, that’s for sure. It’s obviously a really...
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Empty Netter Assists - Penguins and Sharks similar - 05-28-16

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — Playoff Stuff Penguins - Sharks -“ It’s a team that’s very well-balanced, similar to us. And I think it’s a team that’s very dangerous. Similar to us .” - Defenseman Ian Cole on the...
  • 15 hr 52 min ago

San Jose's Jones is 'really composed' - 05-27-16

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — The San Jose Sharks have reached the Stanley Cup final for the first time in franchise history. They did it ...
  • 1 day 3 hr ago

Empty Netter Assists - Recapping Penguins-Lightning - 05-27-16

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — Playoff Stuff Penguins - Lightning -The Post-Gazette's recap from last night's game . The Penguins return to the Stanley Cup final. -The Associated Press' ...
  • 1 day 5 hr ago

ECF Game 7 GIF-cap

Pittsburgh Tribune (Bill West) — It’s pretty late, so I’m going to slack off and just deliver the GIFs. Enjoy! Meet two of the smarter coaches in the NHL. It was a pleasure to watch them over the course of seven...
  • 1 day 14 hr ago

Game 7 as Sullivan saw it

Pittsburgh Tribune (Bill West) — Friday's cover: #Pens earn the right to play for the #StanleyCup; @BombulieTrib's story >> https://t.co/tRlg0TMkDu pic.twitter.com/eg77a8MLaz — PittsburghTribSports...
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Postgame thoughts - Penguins 2, Lightning 1 - 05-26-16

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) —   Observations from the Penguins' 2-1 win against the Lightning: Right winger Phil Kessel is a pretty low-key personality in his dealings ...
  • 1 day 22 hr ago

Jersey hunt - Lightning at Penguins - 05-26-16

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — The best jerseys at tonight's Penguins-Lightning game: -Denis Herron: -Matt Niskanen: -Alex Goligoski: -No. 6 is popular. Trevor Dal ey: -And Ben Lovejoy: -Matt C<span ...
  • 1 day 23 hr ago

Pregame thoughts - Lightning at Penguins - Game 7 - 05-26-16

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — Every playoff game is overly intense right? So what makes Game 7 different from any other game in playoff series? Five ...
  • 2 days ago

Game 7 Tampa Bay pregame

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — The beauty of a Game 7 is its randomness. Just ask Max Talbot. A cottage industry has sprung up analyzing hockey stats and trends, and a lot of those concepts have been discussed here at length...
  • 2 days ago

About the Lightning - Game 7 - 05-26-16

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — A preview of the Lightning. When and where:  8:10 p.m., EDT.  Consol Energy Center. TV:  NBC Sports, CBC. Leading postseason scorer:  Right winger Nikita Kucherov, 19 ...
  • 2 days ago

Empty Netter Assists - 'There’s no feeling like playing in a Game 7' - 05-26-16

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — Playoff Stuff Penguins - Lightning -“ There’s just no fun, there’s no atmosphere, there’s no feeling like playing in a Game 7. It is the ultimate ." - Center Matt Cullen . -Three wins....
  • 2 days ago

Rest as a Weapon

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — The Penguins have had a good bit of success in recent days using rest as a weapon. Olli Maatta sat out three games after a string of poor play. Since returning, he has three assists and is a...
  • 2 days ago

Seven defensemen a normal look for the Lightning - 05-25-16

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — For five of the six games in the Eastern Conference final, the Lightning has dressed 11 forwards and seven defensemen. Most ...
  • 3 days ago

Empty Netter Assists - Recapping Penguins-Lightning - 05-25-16

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — Playoff Stuff Penguins - Lightning -The Post-Gazette's recap from last night's game . “ They made a push. We bent, but we didn’t break .” - Right ...
  • 3 days ago

ECF Game 6 GIF-cap

Pittsburgh Tribune (Bill West) — These last few games between the Penguins and Lightning have provided almost too many moments to sufficiently cover with a GIF recap. But here’s a modest effort on my part to revisit the...
  • 3 days ago

Game 6 Tampa Bay postgame

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — When analyzing the numbers from the first six games of the Eastern Conference finals, colleague Bill West came to a conclusion. For the Penguins to win, just having an edge in possession...
  • 3 days ago

Postgame thoughts - Penguins 5, Lightning 2 - 05-24-16

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — Observations from the Penguins' 5-2 win against the Lightning: The Penguins have three wins in this series. Center Sidney Crosby has all ...
  • 3 days ago

Jersey hunt - Penguins at Lightning - 05-24-16

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — The best jerseys at tonight's Penguins-Lightning game: -Radko Gudas:   -Boyles are popular. Brian: -And Dan:   -Brett Connolly: -Martin St. Louis is popular: -Fredrik...
  • 3 days ago

Game 6 Tampa Bay postgame

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — Have you wondered what captain Sidney Crosby’s words to his teammates will be before Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals tonight? I think his comments after morning skate provided a...
  • 4 days ago