Penguins Searching for ‘Clear Identity’

After an 11-3-1 December, the Penguins kept rolling with a 3-1 start in January, including an impressive, 4-0 shutout over the Winnipeg Jets, one of the NHL’s best teams. Then they took off on a 1-3-1 road t...

New Year, New Penguins?

If their 11-3-1 December is any indication, the NHL should consider itself put on notice – here come the second-half Pittsburgh Penguins. The once-flightless birds enter 2019 on a six-game win streak, cappin...

Murray ‘Has a Blast’ in Return

The smile on Matt Murray’s face spoke volumes after the Penguins’ 4-3, overtime win over the Los Angeles Kings Saturday night. “Feels good,” said the two-time Stanley Cup-winning goaltender who, at age 24, h...

Rutherford Sends a Message to Slumping Penguins

Penguins GM Jim Rutherford is nothing if not transparent. So, when he went public with his disappointment in his team’s subpar start on the GMJR Show last week – and threatened changes if things didn’t improve ...

Malkin’s Consistency Shines for Penguins

It’s been an up and down season for the Penguins. After a perfectly average, 2-1-2 start, Pittsburgh headed to Canada and caught fire, starting with an impressively focused, 3-0 win over the red-hot Toronto ...

Four Games In, Penguins Looking for Consistency

Four games into the 2018-19 season, the Penguins are still trying to put it all together. Their 2-1-1 record seems about right for a team that’s turned in one run-and-gun performance (their 7-6 opening night...

Penguins Open with Old-Time Hockey

Maybe it was the springy boards. “You can just tell on the bounces, they’re a lot more lively and springy this year,” said Jake Guentzel, who scored two of the Penguins’ seven goals. “It’s something we’ve be...

‘I Sense a Lot of Purpose in Here’

A quick look at the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 2018-19 opening night roster, side by side with their opening night roster of a year ago, shows that GM Jim Rutherford has accomplished his primary goal. Depth. Th...