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...

Rii-kola! Finnish D Raising Eyebrows in Camp

Nobody paid much attention when, just 10 days after they were eliminated in the Stanley Cup playoffs last May, the Pittsburgh Penguins signed defenseman Juuso Riikola to a one-year, entry-level contract. A w...

Capitals End Penguins’ Three-peat Bid

The Capitals had burned the Penguins on odd-man rushes early in their second-round series, but Pittsburgh had done a much better job of limiting those chances over the past two games. And now, 5:27 into over...

Defending Champs Face Elimination Monday

The Penguins might’ve played their most dominant game of the playoffs Saturday night in Washington, but they return home to Pittsburgh facing elimination. The Penguins blew two one-goal leads, including surr...

For Pens and Caps, It’s Now a Best-of-Three

With the Capitals holding a 2-1 lead in their second-round series, Game 4 was as close to a must-win for the Penguins as a non-elimination game can get. The result, too, couldn’t have been much closer. How c...

Poor Start, Bad Breaks Cost Penguins in Game 2 Loss

The Penguins had plenty of reasons to feel like nothing went their way in Sunday’s Game 2 at Washington. To name a few: Center Evgeni Malkin, a full participant in practice Saturday, nonetheless had to mis...

Penguins Score Three in 4:49; Take Game 1 Over Caps

The Washington Capitals struck fast, with Evgeny Kuznetsov scoring on the first shift of the game. On the first shift of the third period, they did it again. That second goal, a laser from Washington captain...