Penguins’ Depth Rises to Injury Challenge

The Penguins have been without captain Sidney Crosby, still arguably the game’s best player, since Nov. 9. Brian Dumoulin, their best defensive defenseman, has been lost since Nov. 30. A week before Christma...

Dumoulin Loss May Be Penguins’ Toughest Yet

The Penguins are already without their captain and arguably the game’s best player in Sidney Crosby, out six to eight weeks after core muscle surgery, but that might not be the worst of their problems. Brian...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

It’s Time to Figure Out Goalie Interference

Brian Dumoulin is not an offensive defenseman. The reliable, 26-year-old blueliner averages about 15 points a season and has six goals in his NHL career – four of them this year. Saturday night in Toronto, t...