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Penguins Open As Favorites To Win Stanley Cup

May 26, 2017 11:42 AM

The Pittsburgh Penguins open up as -150 favorites to win the Stanley Cup with the Nashville Predators listed as a +130 underdog.

Pittsburgh defeated the Ottawa Senators in a double-overtime Game 7.

Pittsburgh opened the playoffs tied with the Anaheim Ducks and the New York Rangers with the fourth-best odds to win the Stanley Cup at 10-1.

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Tags: Nashville Predators, Pittsburgh Penguins

Senators Win To Force Game 7

May 24, 2017 2:23 AM

Just when the Ottawa Senators look as if they're done, they find a way to keep going. 

Facing elimination, they did it once again in beating the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 to force a Game 7 in the Eastern Conference finals, this time wiping out an early deficit to push the Penguins to their second elimination game of the postseason.


Tags: Ottawa Senators, Pittsburgh Penguins, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

Predators Advance To Their First Stanley Cup Final

May 23, 2017 2:26 AM

Pekka Rinne stopped 38 of Anaheim's 41 shots Monday night in a 6-3 victory that sent the Predators to their first Stanley Cup Finals, which begins next Monday in Pittsburgh or Ottawa.


Tags: Nashville Predators, Pittsburgh Penguins, Ottawa Senators, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Team Achievement

Penguins In Dominant Game 5 Win

May 21, 2017 7:19 PM

The reigning NHL champion Penguins are now one win away from advancing to their second consecutive Stanley Cup finals. With the way they beat the Senators so convincingly 7-0 in Game 5 on Sunday, new evidence was provided that this banged-up group might have more than enough left in the reserves to pull off a repeat.


Tags: Pittsburgh Penguins, Ottawa Senators, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Team Achievement

Penguins To Start Matt Murray In Goal

May 19, 2017 1:14 PM

The Penguins will start Matt Murray in goal for Game 4 against the Senators on Friday, coach Mike Sullivan announced.

Marc-Andre Fleury had started every playoff game for the Penguins after Murray was injured in warmups prior to Game 1 of the first round against the Blue Jackets. For most of the Penguins' run, he's been one of their best players, compiling a .924 save percentage in 15 games.


Tags: Pittsburgh Penguins, Ottawa Senators, Misc Rumor

Pens Will Decide Starting Goalie On Friday

May 19, 2017 12:49 AM

After practice on Thursday, goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury said he didn't know yet if he was starting Friday's game. Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said he would stick to his usual routine of announcing the starting goalie on the morning of game day, leaving the mystery open for another day.


Tags: Pittsburgh Penguins, Ottawa Senators, Misc Rumor

Sabres Hire Jason Botterill As GM

May 11, 2017 1:29 PM

Jason Botterill is leaving the Pittsburgh Penguins' bid to defend their Stanley Cup title for an opportunity to build the Buffalo Sabres into a contender as general manager.

The Sabres hired the Penguins' associate GM on Thursday to lead a franchise that owner Terry Pegula criticized for lacking structure and discipline.

"We are very happy to welcome Jason Botterill to the Buffalo Sabres family," Pegula said in a news release. "Jason's hockey knowledge, experience drafting and developing players, and his approach to management stood out to us during our interview process. Jason has built a solid reputation as a leader that connects strongly with players and staff around him. We are confident he will have a positive impact within our organization and will help us get to our ultimate goal."


Tags: Buffalo Sabres, Pittsburgh Penguins, Misc Rumor, Signing

Crosby Returns, But Capitals Beat Penguins In Game 5

May 7, 2017 12:45 AM

Sidney Crosby returned to the Penguins' lineup on Saturday night after passing his concussion test, but it wasn't enough to help Pittsburgh eliminate the Capitals in Game 5 in Washington.

Crosby had an assist and three shots on goal in 19:10 of ice time, but the Penguins lost 4-2. Game 6 is Monday in Pittsburgh. The Penguins lead the series 3-2.


Tags: Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals, Game Recap, Injury, Misc Rumor

Sidney Crosby Participates In Full Practice

May 5, 2017 12:37 PM

Four days after suffering a concussion in Monday's Game 3 against the Washington Capitals, Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby was back on the ice with teammates participating in a full practice Friday.


Tags: Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals, Injury, Misc Rumor

Alex Ovechkin Takes Blame For Game 4 Loss

May 4, 2017 12:44 AM

In a game the Capitals desperately needed, Alex Ovechkin managed just two shots on goal. He took two penalties. He was held off the scoreboard for the fourth time in five playoff games.

Now, his Capitals are on the verge of elimination following their 3-2 loss in Game 4 of their series against the Penguins and he's putting it on his shoulders.

"I didn't play my game tonight. Me personally, I have to play much better," Ovechkin said. "I didn't control the puck well. I make stupid decisions. Unfortunately, it happened."


Tags: Washington Capitals, Pittsburgh Penguins, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

Sidney Crosby To Miss Game 4 With Concussion
Penguins star captain Sidney Crosby has a history of concussions and missed the first six games of this season because of a concussion.


Kris Letang Out Four To Six Months
Penguins star defenseman Kris Letang will have surgery for a herniated disc in his neck.


Sens Owner Blasts Sidney Crosby
Eugene Melnyk feels Sidney Crosby should be suspended for a long time for injuring Marc Methot.


NHL's Divisional Playoff Format Criticized
The Blue Jackets, Capitals, and Penguins could finish 1-2-3 in points in the Metropolitan Division.


Pens Beat Sabres To Clinch 11th Straight Playoff Berth
Sidney Crosby helped the Penguins beat the Sabres by the score of 3-1 on Tuesday night.


Leafs Acquire Fehr, Olesky, Draft Pick From Pens For Corrado
Eric Fehr has played in 52 games for the Penguins this season, scoring six goals.

Press Release

Pens Acquire Ron Hainsey From Canes; Lose Trevor Daley For Six-Weeks
The Penguins traded a 2017 draft pick and prospect Danny Kristo to the Hurricanes.


Olli Maatta Out Six Weeks After Hand Surgery
Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta had hand surgery on Friday.


Sidney Crosby Joins NHL's 1,000-Point Club
Penguins star Sidney Crosby scored the game-winner in Thursday night's 4-3 overtime victory over the Jets.


Evgeni Malkin Out Thursday, Will Miss All-Star Game
Penguins star Evgeni Malkin has a lower-body injury, and will be re-evaluated after the All-Star break.


Alex Ovechkin Reaches 1,000 Career Point Milestone
Capitals star Alex Ovechkin becomes the 84th NHL player to record 1,000 career points.


Pens Extend Coach Mike Sullivan Through 2019-20 Season
Under head coach Mike Sullivan the Penguins won the 2016 Stanley Cup.


Penguins' Kris Letang To Miss Two Weeks
A lower-body injury will keep defenseman Kris Letang sidelined for a couple of weeks.


Subban, Crosby, Price, McDavid Among Top All-Star Vote Leaders
Hockey fans will determine the four All-Star captains for the 2017 Honda NHL® All-Star Game in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 29.


Wayne Gretzky Views Sidney Crosby The NHL's Best
The impressive second season that Connor McDavid is having has started a debate among hockey fans as who is the game's best player.


Pens Trade Mike Condon To Senators For Draft Pick
Penguins goalie Matt Murray is returning to the ice after missing the start of the season.


Sidney Crosby Makes 16-17 Debut With Goal In Penguins' Win
Sidney Crosby returned from a concussion for the first time this season.

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Pens Sign Matt Murray To Three-Year Extension
Penguins goaltender Matt Murray will earn $3.75 million per season.


Co-Owners Plan To Keep Penguins
The Penguins are no longer for sale, but could possibly add minority investors.


Sidney Crosby Suffers Another Concussion
Penguins star Sidney Crosby suffered the injury last Friday at practice.