‘First Step Out of the Way’ for Letang

"Finally back in this sweater!!" Letang posted on his Instagram (@kletang_58) after his first preseason game action. The Penguins lost a handful of key players from their back-to-back Stanley Cup runs this ...

‘Galvanized’ Penguins Knot ECF with 1-0 Win

It had been a while since the Pittsburgh Penguins had outshot an opponent. Since April 16, to be exact, when they outshot the Columbus Blue Jackets, 47-37 – and had 94 shot attempts – in the third game of their...

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...

Penguins ‘Win One for Sid’ in Game 4

As the Pittsburgh Penguins headed into Game 4 against the Washington Capitals without Sidney Crosby, there was only one kind of retaliation on their minds for the play that sidelined their captain with a concus...

Penguins Lose Crosby as Caps Get Back into Series

The Pittsburgh Penguins already knew they’d have to defend the Stanley Cup without their best defenseman. Now they might also have to face the postseason without their best player. Just 5:24 into Game 3, wit...

Surprise Starter Fleury Leads Penguins to Game 1 Win

From the time their first-round playoff opponent started coming into focus, the Penguins knew what they were getting from the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Blue Jackets, as always, would try to establish a phys...

Penguins Down Letang, But Not Out

The calvary isn’t coming. But if you’re writing off the Pittsburgh Penguins’ chance of defending their Stanley Cup without their most important defenseman, they plan to do their best to prove you wrong. “We’...

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...

Bolstered Blueline Paying Off for Penguins

Time will tell if Jim Rutherford’s trade-deadline additions of Ron Hainsey and Mark Streit to the Penguins’ blueline will help Pittsburgh defend the Stanley Cup. But the acquisitions are already paying dividend...

Crosby Reaches 1K Milestone in Costly Game

It hardly stood out as a marquee matchup on the schedule, other than the first Pittsburgh appearance of one of the NHL’s most exciting rookies. But, when Patrik Laine and the Winnipeg Jets came to town on an or...