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Islanders outwork Penguins to sweep back-to-back meetings

By Jason Mackey 8:17 a.m.
UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Many things in hockey are subjective and left open to interpretation. Here’s one that’s not: You won’t score if you don’t shoot. The Penguins are aware of this, but in case they forgot, they got a refresher course during ...

Penguins minor league notebook: Pouliot impresses early in season

By Tribune-Review
WILKES-BARRE — In the first 15 seasons after the Penguins planted their AHL farm club in Wilkes-Barre in 1999, 18 defensemen hit double digits in ...

New assistant Agnew has Pens’ PK, defense among league’s best

By Josh Yohe
New Penguins coach Mike Johnston is receiving plenty of attention these days for leading the team to a 13-3-1 record. Rick Tocchet, a high-profile assistant ...

Mears savors success, credits legendary Lange for guidance, inspiration

By Jason Mackey 8:17 a.m.
Walking along Park Avenue in New York City, Steve Mears spots a restaurant he wanted to try. It’s called Hillstone. He heard Rangers goaltender Henrik ...

Penguins notebook: Penguins getting fewer power-play opportunities

By Jason Mackey 8:17 a.m.
UNIONDALE, N.Y. — The antidote for the Penguins’ power play hasn’t been opposing teams’ work on the penalty kill. It’s been the officials. After enjoying 56 power plays over their first 13 games for an average of 4.3 per contest, the Penguins ...

Fleury denied 300th win as Penguins lose to Islanders in shootout

By Josh Yohe
Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury failed to record his 300th career win Friday. It would have required a superhuman effort. The Penguins, so sound defensively through the ...

Penguins notebook: Dupuis’ absence will alter roles on penalty kill

By Josh Yohe
The Penguins badly missed Pascal Dupuis on the penalty kill last season following his season-ending knee injury Dec. 23. In the first half of last season, with Dupuis in the lineup, the Penguins killed 87.5 percent of their penalties, which had ...

Starkey: Pens move on with, without Dupuis

By Joe Starkey
There is a cold reality to professional sports. The Penguins felt the full chill Thursday morning at Consol Energy Center. They officially began life without ...

Penguins notebook: Fleury awaits word on when he’ll vie for 300th victory

By Jason Mackey
• Would Penguins coach Mike Johnston really pass on a chance to get goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury win No. 300 and instead play him on the road on the second leg of back-to-back games? It’s highly doubtful, but when presented with ...

Penguins’ Dupuis diagnosed with blood clot in lung

By Jason Mackey
Pascal Dupuis felt pain in his chest and knew what it was, but he didn’t want to admit it. Not another blood clot, Dupuis told ...

Replacing versatile Dupuis could prove difficult for Penguins

By Jason Mackey
Pairing players has been a preference of Penguins coach Mike Johnston. Think Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz. Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist. Brandon Sutter and ...

Rossi: For Penguins’ Dupuis, family must come first

By Rob Rossi
Pascal Dupuis is always the first Penguin I look for at Consol Energy Center. Normally he finds me. Usually he cracks a joke that tickles ...

Bennett, Fleury lead Penguins to a complete victory over Canadiens

By Josh Yohe
MONTREAL — Sidney Crosby ended his goal drought, and Marc-Andre Fleury earned yet another shutout. Before Crosby and Fleury left their mark, though, left wing Beau ...

Penguins notebook: Dupuis misses 1st game of the season

By Josh Yohe
e_SBlt The Penguins remained mum about right wing Pascal Dupuis on Tuesday. Coach Mike Johnston said following the morning skate that the team still was awaiting a report on Dupuis, who did not make the trip to his home province ...

Penguins defenseman Maatta makes his return in win over Canadiens

By Josh Yohe
MONTREAL — Defenseman Olli Maatta played well during the Penguins’ 4-0 win in Montreal on Tuesday, two weeks after having a cancerous lump surgically removed ...

Penguins’ Maatta impresses with how he’s handled tumor adversity

By Jason Mackey
Lee Stempniak wasn’t in Pittsburgh long — about two months — but he didn’t need much time to form an opinion about defenseman Olli Maatta. “He’s ...

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NHL notebook: Stars’ Spezza signs 4-year extension

By Wire Reports
The Stars signed center Jason Spezza to a four-year contract extension Friday. Terms were not disclosed, but TSN reported the deal is worth $30 million. • The Kings received salary cap relief from the NHL to help them through the …