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Penguins, Brian Dumoulin Agree To Six-Year, $24.6M Deal

Jul 25, 2017 2:00 AM

The Penguins have locked up one of their young defensemen, agreeing to a deal with Brian Dumoulin on a six-year, $24.6 million contract to avoid arbitration.

Dumoulin, 25, has played in all 49 of the Penguins' playoff games the past two seasons, helping Pittsburgh win back-to-back Stanley Cups.

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Rick Tocchet Named Coyotes' Head Coach

Jul 11, 2017 4:20 PM

Rick Tocchet, who played three seasons with the Coyotes during an 18-year NHL career, returns to the franchise as the team's new head coach.

"I'm extremely happy to be back with the Coyotes organization," Tocchet said in a statement released by the team Tuesday.

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Penguins Name Mark Recchi Assistant Coach

Jul 11, 2017 4:17 PM

The Penguins didn't look far for assistant coach Rick Tocchet's replacement after he left to take the head coaching job with the Coyotes.

The Stanley Cup champions hired newly elected Hockey Hall of Famer Mark Recchi to take over Tocchet's position on Tuesday, just moments after the Coyotes made Tocchet's hiring official.

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Marc-Andre Fleury Waives No-Movement Clause

Jun 13, 2017 1:15 AM

Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury has waived his no-movement clause for the expansion draft, according to multiple reports.

Every team has to expose one goalie to the Vegas Golden Knights, so now the Penguins can protect 23-year-old Matt Murray.

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Penguins Early Favorites To Win 2018 Stanley Cup

Jun 12, 2017 1:30 AM

The Pittsburgh Penguins finished off the Nashville Predators on Sunday to become the first repeat Stanley Cup champions in 19 seasons.

The Penguins are the favorites in Las Vegas to make it three in a row next year.

Pittsburgh heads into the offseason with 8-1 odds to win next year's Stanley Cup championship, according to the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas. The Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals and Edmonton Oilers are expected to be top-tier contenders and are each listed at 10-1, followed by the Chicago Blackhawks at 12-1.

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Penguins Capture Second Straight Stanley Cup Title

Jun 12, 2017 1:26 AM

Standing by the side of the net, Patric Hornqvist bounced the puck off Pekka Rinne's back and into the net following a missed point shot by Justin Schultz with 1 minute, 35 seconds remaining in the third period. That provided the winning goal, as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Nashville Predators 2-0 in a controversial Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final.

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Penguins Cruise By Predators To Win Game 5

Jun 9, 2017 1:40 AM

A fired-up Sidney Crosby led his dominant Penguins to a 6-0 steamrolling of the Predators in Game 5 to take a 3-2 series lead in the Stanley Cup Final on Thursday.

The victory continued the trend in this series of the home team winning. The winner of Game 5 in a series that was previously tied 2-2 has gone on to win the Cup 17 of 24 times.

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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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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.

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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.

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Penguins In Dominant Game 5 Win
The Penguins defeated the Senators by the score of 7-0, the second-largest playoff win in NHL history.

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Penguins To Start Matt Murray In Goal
The Penguins had started Marc-Andre Fleury for every playoff game after Matt Murray's injury in Game 1 of the first round.

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Pens Will Decide Starting Goalie On Friday
Penguins coach Mike Sullivan will announce the starting goalie on the morning of game day.

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Sabres Hire Jason Botterill As GM
Jason Botterill is leaving the Penguins as associate GM to build the Sabres into a contender.

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Crosby Returns, But Capitals Beat Penguins In Game 5
Sidney Crosby passed his concussion test and returned to the Penguins' line-up on Saturday night.

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Sidney Crosby Participates In Full Practice
Four days after suffering a concussion, Sidney Crosby was back on the ice with teammates on Friday.

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Alex Ovechkin Takes Blame For Game 4 Loss
The Capitals are now on the verge of elimination following their 3-2 loss to the Penguins on Wednesday night.

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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