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NHL's Divisional Playoff Format Criticized

Mar 23, 2017 1:24 AM

In a cruel twist of the NHL's divisional playoff format, get ready to say goodbye to one of the three best teams in the league in the first round.

"I don't think it was designed for this," Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen said. "I don't think it was intended for this to happen."

The Blue Jackets, Capitals and Penguins could finish 1-2-3 in points, but because they all play in the Metropolitan Division, the second- and third-place teams will face off in the first round. 

"It's stupid. It's the stupidest thing ever," Capitals forward Daniel Winnik said. "It doesn't work. It doesn't make sense."

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Tags: Columbus Blue Jackets, Washington Capitals, Pittsburgh Penguins, Misc Rumor

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Pens Beat Sabres To Clinch 11th Straight Playoff Berth

Mar 22, 2017 1:49 AM

After losing a pair of front teeth, Sidney Crosby wasn't available to discuss the highlight-reel, one-handed goal he scored in helping the Penguins clinch their 11th consecutive playoff berth.

Crosby's teammates had plenty to say about it following the defending Stanley Cup champions' 3-1 win over the Sabres on Tuesday night.

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Leafs Acquire Fehr, Olesky, Draft Pick From Pens For Corrado

Mar 2, 2017 2:21 PM

The Maple Leafs announced on Wednesday that the club has acquired forward Eric Fehr, defenceman Steven Oleksy and a fourth-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft from the Penguins in exchange for defenceman Frank Corrado.

Fehr, 31, has appeared in 52 games with the Penguins in 2016-17, registering 11 points (six goals, five assists) and 14 penalty minutes. Fehr captured the Stanley Cup in 2016 as a member of the Penguins.

Oleksy, 31, has appeared in 11 games with the Penguins this season, recording one assist and 24 penalty minutes. Oleksy has appeared in 73 career NHL games between Washington and Pittsburgh, registering 20 points (three goals, 17 assists).

Corrado, 23, appeared in two games with the Maple Leafs this season. The Toronto native has also skated in 18 games for the Toronto Marlies (AHL), registering 12 points (1 goal, 11 assists) in 18 games.

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Pens Acquire Ron Hainsey From Canes; Lose Trevor Daley For Six-Weeks

Feb 24, 2017 1:28 AM

The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired veteran defenseman Ron Hainsey from the Carolina Hurricanes on the same day they announced that defenseman Trevor Daley will miss six weeks after undergoing knee surgery.

Pittsburgh sent a second-round pick this year and prospect Danny Kristo to Carolina in the trade.

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Olli Maatta Out Six Weeks After Hand Surgery

Feb 17, 2017 5:08 PM

Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta is out six weeks after undergoing surgery on his left hand.

The team announced that Maatta had surgery on Friday. He injured the hand in the second period of Thursday night's 4-3 overtime victory against the Jets. 

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Sidney Crosby Joins NHL's 1,000-Point Club

Feb 17, 2017 1:22 AM

Sidney Crosby is the newest member of the NHL's 1,000-point club.

The Pittsburgh Penguins star became the 86th player in league history to reach 1,000 career points when he assisted on Chris Kunitz's goal 6:28 into the first period of Thursday night's 4-3 overtime win over the Jets.

In addition to that point, Crosby added another assist and scored the game-winner.

Crosby's points total stand at 633 assists to go with 369 goals in 757 games, making him the 12th fastest to the mark.

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Tags: Pittsburgh Penguins, Winnipeg Jets, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

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Evgeni Malkin Out Thursday, Will Miss All-Star Game

Jan 25, 2017 4:20 PM

Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin, whose 54 points is tied for the team lead with Sidney Crosby, will miss the NHL All-Star Game with a lower-body injury, coach Mike Sullivan said Wednesday.

Malkin, who has 22 goals, also will miss Thursday's game against the Boston Bruins and will be re-evaluated after the All-Star break.

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Alex Ovechkin Reaches 1,000 Career Point Milestone

Jan 12, 2017 1:14 AM

Alex Ovechkin scored 35 seconds into the Washington Capitals' 5-2 victory over Sidney Crosby and the rival Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night to become the 84th player in NHL history to record 1,000 career points.

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Pens Extend Coach Mike Sullivan Through 2019-20 Season

Dec 26, 2016 3:41 PM

The Pittsburgh Penguins and coach Mike Sullivan have agreed on a three-year contract extension through the 2019-20 season, the team announced Monday.

Sullivan, 48, took over the job after Mike Johnston was fired on Dec. 15, 2015. Under Sullivan, the Penguins posted a 33-16-5 record last season and won the 2016 Stanley Cup.

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Penguins' Kris Letang To Miss Two Weeks

Dec 16, 2016 2:37 AM

Penguins defenseman Kris Letang will miss a couple of weeks due to a lower-body injury.

Coach Mike Sullivan announced the injury on Thursday, less than 24 hours after Letang played 26 minutes in a 4-3 overtime win over the Bruins. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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John Tortorella Disappointed With Criticism
Team USA coach John Tortorella said potshots directed at the team were a little "self-serving."

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Agent: Jimmy Vesey Meets With Seven Teams
NHL prospect Jimmy Vesey is the reigning winner of the Hobey Baker Award, given to the top men's college hockey player.

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Pens Re-Sign Matt Cullen To One-Year, $1M Deal
Matt Cullen scored 16 goals and had16 assists in 82 games with the Penguins last season.

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Sidney Crosby Wins First Conn Smythe Trophy
Sidney Crosby had two assists on Sunday night to help lead the Penguins to a 3-1 win over the Sharks.

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Penguins Finish Off Sharks To Win Stanley Cup
The Penguins defeated the Sharks by the score of 3-1 on Sunday night to win their fourth championship.

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Sharks Extend Finals Behind Martin Jones
Sharks goalie Martin Jones had 44 saves on Thursday night as San Jose beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2 in Game 5.

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Pens One Win From Stanley Cup Championship
The Penguins beat the Sharks 3-1 on Monday night to take a commanding 3-1 series lead.

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Sharks Win First-Ever Stanley Cup Game
The Sharks defeated the Penguins by the score of 3-2 in overtime on Saturday night in San Jose.

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Sheary's OT Goal Gives Pens Win, 2-0 Series Lead
The Penguins earned a hard-fought 2-1 overtime win over the Sharks in Game 2 on Wednesday night.

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Pens Edge Sharks To Take Game 1
Both the Penguins and Sharks tried to impose their wills and each took turns in dictating long stretches of play.

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Penguins Edge Lightning, Advance To Cup Finals
The Penguins beat the Lightning 2-1 on Thursday night to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals to face-off with the Sharks.

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Sharks Advance To First Stanley Cup Finals
The Sharks beat the Blues 5-2 on Wednesday night to advance to the Stanley Cup finals for the first time in franchise history.

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Pens Beat Lightning To Force Game 7
The Penguins and Lightning will play one more Eastern Conference finals game on Thursday.

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