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...

Game 6: Exiting Flyers Gave Pens a Fight

The Penguins gave the Flyers life in Game 5. And, for the better part of two periods, they continued to do the same in Game 6. Playing in front of their home crowd for a chance to tie the series, Philadelphi...

Game 5: Flyers Send Series Back to Philly

Maybe the Penguins needed more time to decide who really serves up the best Whiz with, or wanted another run up the Rocky Steps. Because, although they said all the right things about wanting to finish off t...

Game 4: Penguins Push Flyers to the Brink

Pittsburgh’s Evgeni Malkin had already gotten the all-important first goal just 4:33 into the contest, draining much of the energy out of the home crowd. But the Flyers weren’t about to roll over. Midway thr...

Game 3: Murray, Penguins Weather the Storm

Wells Fargo Center is an intimidating playoff venue for an opposing team. The crowd is loud. The music is loud. The sheer volume of orange in the seats makes it clear you’re facing not only the Flyers, but the ...