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Patric Hornqvist, Tom Kuhnhackl and Carl Hagelin scored for the Penguins, who survived a ferocious late Capitals surge to down Washington 3-2 in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference playoff series,

PITTSBURGH - The Washington Capitals dominated the stat sheet, but, in the end, the Pittsburgh Penguins held the only statistical advantage that really mattered.

05/02/2016 - 23:12
Kurt Hackimer
Eric Fehr scored the tiebreaking goal against his former team with about 4 1/2 minutes remaining Saturday night, giving the Pittsburgh Penguins a 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals that tied the Eastern Conference second-round playoff series at a game apiece.

After a scoreless first period, the Pens got on the board first on a 12-foot wrist shot by Carl Hagelin assisted by Nick Bonino.

05/01/2016 - 00:15
Brandon Walker
Bryan Rust scored twice as the Penguins withstood an early Rangers surge to dominate the final 50 minutes and down the Blue Shirts 6-3, advancing to the second round of the NHL playoffs.

Rookie forward Rust led the way, scoring twice during a four-goal second period as the Penguins rallied from 1-0 and 2-1 deficits to cruise to the five-game series win.

04/23/2016 - 22:10
Tony DeFazio
For almost a year, there was some skepticism that the Pittsburgh Penguins could sign their 2012 NHL Draft second-round pick, Teddy Blueger, before June 1 of this year.

Had Blueger not signed with the Pens, he would enter unrestricted free agency with the ability to sign with any team, following June 1.

04/22/2016 - 16:42
Zach Laufer
Evgeni Malkin had two goals and two assists, Matt Murray made 31 saves and the Penguins dominated the Rangers from start to finish, winning 5-0 to take a 3-1 series lead at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night.

Malkin and the Penguins only needed one minute and nine seconds to take control of Game 4 of their first round playoff series against the New York Rangers on Thursday night.

04/21/2016 - 22:58
Brandon Walker
Sidney Crosby, Matt Cullen and Kris Letang scored and Matt Murray made 16 saves as the Penguins beat the Rangers 3-1 at Madison Square Garden to take a 2-1 series lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series.

Matt Cullen’s third period tally gave the Penguins a late lead that the visitors held onto.

04/19/2016 - 22:25
Brandon Walker
Following a rousing victory to open the series, the Pittsburgh Penguins were unable to carry that success into their second game. The New York Rangers scored four consecutive goals and steamrolled the Penguins 4-2 on Saturday afternoon at CONSOL Energy Center.

After Phil Kessel opened the scoring with a power play goal in the second period, the Rangers responded with three unanswered goals.

04/16/2016 - 18:39
Kurt Hackimer
Hats flew for Patric Hornqvist and third-string goaltender Jeff Zatkoff stood on his head as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the New York Rangers 4-2 on Wednesday night at CONSOL Energy Center to take an early one-game lead in the first round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs.

PITTSBURGH - Hornqvist scored three goals, one on the power play and one into an empty net, and provided a beautiful outlet pass to set up a Sidney Crosby breakaway top shelf goal...

04/13/2016 - 23:25
Kurt Hackimer
Wayne Simmonds scored two goals to lead Philadelphia over Pittsburgh 3-1 in a meaningless regular season finale for the second-place Penguins.

Having already clinched second place in the Eastern Conference, Pittsburgh Penguins’ head coach Mike Sullivan opted to sit stars Sidney Crosby and Kris Letang in the Penguins’ regular season...

04/09/2016 - 19:34
Zach Laufer
Sidney Crosby's backhander in overtime lifted the ‪Penguins‬ to a 4-3 win over the Caps, clinching second place in the Eastern Conference.

The Pittsburgh Penguins (48-25-8) extended their winning streak to eight games after an overtime victory over the Washington Capitals (55-17-8).

04/07/2016 - 22:25
Zach Laufer
It's not very often that a Steelers season ends with a last-second playoff loss and most fans are satisfied.
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Spring has arrived. The long cold winter is behind us, and so too are the grueling mid-season months that set up the NHL for its stretch run. Here are the teams that have emerged from the marathon and are well-positioned to make their bids for Lord Stanley.
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The NHL Playoffs are quickly approaching, and the Penguins are battling a spot at the Eastern Conference table. Here are three reasons why they will make a playoff run, and three reasons why they won’t.
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Whenever a hockey team changes coaches mid-season, it’s fair to look at the season in two parts. The beginning of the 2015-16 Pittsburgh Penguins campaign was the end of the Mike Johnston era and the remainder marked the beginning of Mike Sullivan’s tenure as head coach.
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Sure, making the playoffs would be nice, but is it really in the Penguins’ best interests?
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