Opportunistic Sens Grab 1-0 Series Lead

The Senators’ 1-3-1 system didn’t come as a surprise to the Penguins. And, while Ottawa executed it nearly to perfection in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference Final series, Pittsburgh still managed to get their...

Caps Suffocate Pens to Force Game 7

Late in the first period of a potential elimination game in which they had generated three shots – and none of them particularly threatening – the Penguins’ home-ice advantage had turned to boos. By a second...

Opportunistic Penguins Take 2-0 Series Lead

For the second straight game, the Penguins didn’t have the chances the Washington Capitals did. They were outshot, 36-24, including a 16-5 first period, and had to block 33 more on their way to the net. They di...

Penguins’ Skill Rises to the Top in Game 2 Win

You couldn’t blame the Blue Jackets if Sid and the Kids are in their heads. Columbus came out for Game 2 of their first-round series in Pittsburgh with another strong start, firing the first nine shots at go...

Penguins Hope Adversity Makes Them Stronger

They’re called the Penguins, but the defending Stanley Cup champions have come into March more like a lion. After opening the month with a 4-1 loss at Chicago, Pittsburgh has gone on a five-game tear at what...

All-Star Crosby Prepares for Second-Half Sprint

January has been streaky for the Pittsburgh Penguins, with a three-game losing streak followed by a four-game winning streak, then another two-game downturn heading into the All-Star break. Much like the Wor...

Murray Taking Reins as Penguins’ No. 1 Netminder

Last Monday, the Penguins, losers of three straight, limped into their matchup with the Washington Capitals, owners of a nine-game winning streak. Pittsburgh was playing uninspired hockey, relying on bursts ...

Penguins Shaking Off Bye-week Rust

Evgeni Malkin ended the Penguins’ 2016 in fitting fashion, as the NHL’s leaders in third-period comebacks did it again. When Conor Sheary brought them back from a 3-2 deficit to tie the game with 55 seconds rem...

No Lead, No Problem for Third-Period Penguins

For the 13th time this season, the Pittsburgh Penguins were down heading into the third period Saturday. For the seventh time this season, it didn’t matter. The Penguins once again came from behind, overc...