81 Games In, Penguins Clinch Playoff Spot

Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby have never missed the playoffs since they’ve been on the Penguins’ roster together, and they’re not going to start now. After coming up short in their first attempt to clinch ...

Penguins Hope to Learn from Recent Blown-Lead Trend

The Philadelphia Flyers’ Jakub Voracek started it all with 19.7 seconds remaining in regulation, outdoors at Lincoln Financial Field on Feb. 23. The Sabres’ Brandon Montour was next, with 2:32 remaining Marc...

With Top D Pair Out, Penguins Add Depth at Deadline

If the Penguins’ Stadium Series appearance Saturday in Philadelphia had turned out differently, perhaps GM Jim Rutherford would have taken a different approach to Monday’s NHL trade deadline. As it was, in t...

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 ...