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Sure, making the playoffs would be nice, but is it really in the Penguins’ best interests?

How this must keep Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford awake at night.

02/28/2016 - 17:56
Matt Jacobs
Carl Hagelin scored a pair of goals, Ian Cole and Derrick Pouliot each had two assists and Evgeni Malkin returned to the ice as the Penguins beat Winnipeg 4-1 on Saturday afternoon.

Hagelin welcomed linemate Evgeni Malkin back to the lineup by scoring his sixth and seventh goals of the season. Malkin had missed the previous 10 games with a lower-body injury.

02/27/2016 - 21:06
Tony DeFazio
David Pastrnak had two goals and the Bruins scored three times in the third period to rout the Penguins 5-1 on Wednesday in Boston.

Pastrnak’s two goals included a rare penalty shot—a 27-foot wrister after a penalty to Derrick Pouliot for hooking—that opened the scoring in the second period.

02/25/2016 - 00:09
Brandon Walker
Matt Cullen’s breakaway shorthanded goal proved to be the difference maker in the Penguins' 4-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres at First Niagara Center on Sunday afternoon.

Four different Penguins scored in the win while Marc Andre-Fleury made 24 of 27 saves in his return to action after missing Saturday’s game with an illness.

02/21/2016 - 23:28
Daniel Priore
Chris Kunitz's late score forced overtime but Jussi Jokinen's shootout goal lifted the Florida Panthers over the ‪‎Penguins‬ 2-1.

Florida goalie Al Montoya – saving 31 of 32 shots – stifled 31 Penguins scoring attempts in regulation and three more in the shootout.

02/16/2016 - 00:29
Daniel Priore
Kris Letang scored the game-winner in the shootout and Marc-Andre Fleury made 29 saves to lead the Penguins over the Hurricanes 2-1 Friday night in Raleigh.

Penguins’ captain Sidney Crosby has been on fire since the beginning of the New Year.

02/12/2016 - 22:43
Zach Laufer
He’s a 5-foot-11 shifty forward with quick hands and even faster legs beneath him and has exceeded expectations at every level of hockey in his young career, but Dominik Simon was still that of an unknown commodity when the Penguins drafted him in the fifth round of last year’s draft out of the top Czech Republic league.

A potential “steal” of the 2015 NHL Draft, Simon is quickly becoming more of a household name – not only throughout the Penguins’ organization, but throughout the entire league.

02/11/2016 - 16:13
Zach Laufer
Henrik Lundqvist stopped all 34 shots he faced as the New York Rangers blanked the Penguins 3-0 at Consol Energy Center Wednesday night.

With musician Andrew W.K. in attendance, the Pittsburgh Penguins hoped to "Party Hard" and fill the net in their first game of the season against the rival New York Rangers.

02/10/2016 - 23:49
Kurt Hackimer
Sidney Crosby continued his mid-season onslaught with two goals and two assists as the Penguins skated past the Anaheim Ducks 6-2 on Monday night in Pittsburgh.

PITTSBURGH - There could have been several stories written about the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 6-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night at CONSOL Energy Center.

02/08/2016 - 22:43
Kurt Hackimer
Kris Letang scored two goals, including a power play goal in overtime to complete the comeback from a 2-0 deficit in the third period to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to an important victory over the Atlantic division leading Florida Panthers 3-2 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida Saturday night.

Letang scored on a 27 ft. slap shot assisted by Sidney Crosby and Trevor Daley at 1:27 into the overtime period.

02/08/2016 - 00:11
Brandon Walker
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