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Penguins look to buck shots, goals trend

By Jason Mackey 1:33 p.m.
DETROIT — Penguins coach Mike Johnston has said he wants to wait until at least 10 games have passed before taking a serious look at statistical trends. But if the first six games have taught Johnston anything, it should be …

Penguins notebook: Carcillo has no hard feelings after failing to make roster

By Josh Yohe
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Forward Daniel Carcillo had hoped the Penguins would offer him a contract. All he received was a tryout. The scrappy veteran, however, said he possesses no hard feelings toward the team that drafted him and reached out …

Red Wings rally, shock Penguins in overtime

By Jason Mackey
DETROIT — Who could have predicted falling to the Flyers at Consol Energy Center would be the more palatable of back-to-back losses for the Penguins? …

Predators winger Neal caught ‘blindsided’ by trade from Penguins

By Josh Yohe
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — James Neal seems happy in Nashville. The final chapter of his career with the Penguins, however, remains a sore spot. Neal told …

Penguins notebook: Malkin returns to center

By Tribune-Review
DETROIT — Coach Mike Johnston has seen enough of Evgeni Malkin — at wing. After Malkin missed the preseason with an undisclosed injury, Johnston wanted to ease him back into the lineup at wing through at least the first four …

Flyers continue mastery of Penguins at Consol

By Josh Yohe
New general manager, new coach, new system. Same thud. The Penguins can’t beat the Flyers at Consol Energy Center, and the numerous offseason changes didn’t …

Penguins notebook: Team pays tribute to Ottawa shooting victims

By Josh Yohe
The Penguins paid tribute to Ottawa on Wednesday at Consol Energy Center. In the aftermath of a shooting at the Parliament Building in Ottawa, the …

Metropolitan Division holding own in early part of season

By Josh Yohe
The Metropolitan Division was the NHL’s weakest last season and was widely expected to struggle again. So far, the division has acquitted itself well. Through …

Testing legs, giving backup goalie a chance are Penguins’ priorities

By Jason Mackey
Again, again, again. Three times in four days, actually. And Mike Johnston will be watching. The Penguins (3-1-0) have enjoyed a slow-and-steady start to their …

Rossi: Fleury is, and will remain, Penguins’ soul

By Rob Rossi
Some things just feel right. Take postseason baseball at PNC Park. Think of January football at Heinz Field. Look at the Penguins, wearing a yellow …

Penguins notebook: Newcomers get 1st taste of rivalry with Flyers

By Jason Mackey
• Wednesday will be the first installment for many in the rarely cordial Penguins-Flyers rivalry, including the team’s new coach. “You never want to go into a game and say, ‘We want to try and generate some emotion,’ ” Mike …

Bortuzzo could provide much-needed physical presence for Penguins

By Jason Mackey
The same day Robert Bortuzzo practiced with teammates for the first time since leaving a game early  Sept. 25, fellow defenseman Scott Harrington was reassigned …

Penguins notebook: Johnston blends music, practice for local students

By Jason Mackey
The music never stopped. Neither did the dancing or cheering. The Penguins hosted 7,500 elementary and middle school students at Consol Energy Center at practice Monday, and coach Mike Johnston used it as an opportunity to debut one of his …

Penguins forward Downie becoming a hit with teammates

By Josh Yohe
It took Steve Downie four games to endear himself to Penguins fans. His teammates required significantly less time to accept him. Downie, one of the …

Special teams shine for Penguins in win

By Jason Mackey
Logic took a breather Saturday night during the Penguins’ 3-1 win over the Islanders at Consol Energy Center, especially during the second period. The Penguins …

Penguins equipment manager attends to multitude of details

By Jason Mackey
Pouring coffee with Penguins head equipment manager Dana Heinze can be a revealing experience. First, grab a Styrofoam cup, black or gold with the Penguins …

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NHL

Bruins lose star Chara to knee injury

By Tribune-Review
The Boston Bruins will spend the next four to six weeks trying to fill the hole left by an injury to the tallest player in NHL history. Defenseman Zdeno Chara tore the posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee but …