Pittsburgh Penguins

Kessel Traded to Arizona

The much maligned and enagmatic Phil Kessel that existed in Toronto had seemingly evaporated when the star scorer exchanged the blue and white for black and yellow. The club made the deal in hopes of a spark in...

Metro Division in Free Agency Part I: The Quiet Ones

Not only did the St. Louis Blues title help end the franchise's 52-year Cup drought, it also returned the Stanley Cup to the Central division, regular keepers of it during Chicago's three in six modern day dyna...

Game 4: Isles Sweep Pens Out of Playoffs

For the first 35 seconds – the first 2:08, really – things were going the Penguins’ way in Game 4. The Penguins’ top-line pair of Sidney Crosby and Jake Guentzel, held off the scoresheet throughout this seri...

Game 2: Pens Look to Rally from 0-2 Deficit

Sidney Crosby was back in his practice stall Saturday in the Pittsburgh suburb of Cranberry, away from the hostile environs of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The Islanders had sent Crosby’s Penguins pack...

Game 1: Isles Beat Pens, 4-3, in OT

On paper, the challenge for the Penguins seemed clear as they entered their first-round playoff series against the New York Islanders. How would the NHL’s sixth highest-scoring team crack a system that, under f...

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...