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Penguins forwards struggle in loss to Avalanche

By Josh Yohe
DENVER — Penguins coach Mike Johnston expects more from his forwards. Playing against one of the NHL’s worst defensive teams, the Penguins received little impact from their offensive standouts in a 3-1 setback against the Avalanche on Wednesday at Pepsi Center. Center ...

Penguins notebook: Road trip increases in difficulty

By Josh Yohe 9:05 p.m.
DENVER — Now comes the hard part. The Penguins already started their western road trip with a bad performance and must now play on back-to-back nights in Anaheim and Los Angeles. Anaheim boasts the NHL’s best record, and the Kings …

Crosby, Malkin chase scoring title amid defense-minded league

By Josh Yohe
DENVER — The dead puck era is back. Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin will attempt to place their names atop the NHL scoring leaders, anyway. ...

Penguins notebook: Crosby says he would play goal if needed

By Josh Yohe
DENVER — The Florida Panthers were forced to dress goaltenders coach Robb Tallas on an emergency contract Tuesday following injuries to Roberto Luongo and Al Montoya. What would the Penguins do if both goaltenders were injured in the same ...

Penguins need trade-deadline acquisitions to bring toughness

By Jason Mackey
Coach Mike Johnston made a couple of phone calls. Derrick Pouliot chose a different route to learn about his new teammates — fellow defensemen Ian Cole ...

Penguins notebook: Team exercising caution with Ehrhoff’s return from concussion

By Jason Mackey
Penguins defenseman Christian Ehrhoff experienced a recurrence of concussion-like symptoms, and that’s what kept him out of Sunday’s 5-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Coach ...

Penguins acquire defensemen Lovejoy, Cole in deadline deals

By Jason Mackey
Ben Lovejoy is returning to Pittsburgh a changed man. On the ice, both he and general manager Jim Rutherford believe, his game has evolved in a ...

Starkey: Penguins not mortgaging future

By Joe Starkey
I had no idea this town was so deeply in love with Simon Despres, to the point where dealing him seemed to prompt a mass ...

Rangers up ante in Metropolitan Division with trade acquisitions

By Josh Yohe
The Stanley Cup playoffs are six weeks away. Emerging from the Metropolitan Division bracket already was a difficult proposition. The moves made at the NHL trade ...

Penguins GM Rutherford not counting on Dupuis’ return

By Jason Mackey
After acquiring Daniel Winnik, Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford did not acquire another forward before the NHL trade deadline on Monday. Rutherford did not avoid ...

Penguins notebook: ‘Skill practice’ part of optional workout

By Tribune-Review
The Penguins held an optional workout Monday. While some players opted to skate with the coaching staff, others took part in a “skill practice” with strength and conditioning coach Mike Kadar. Center Sidney Crosby, and defensemen Christian Ehrhoff and Derrick Pouliot ...

Power play shines in Penguins’ home victory over Blue Jackets

By Jason Mackey
With goals in four straight, the Penguins’ resurgence could be pegged to the power play. Or fear instilled after general manager Jim Rutherford skipped a road ...

Penguins notebook: Pouliot dazzles in victory over Blue Jackets

By Josh Yohe
Penguins rookie defenseman Derrick Pouliot hasn’t looked out of place at the NHL level. But he hadn’t looked in charge until Sunday. Pouliot had a game-high ...

Under Rutherford, it’s been a sizeable shakeup for Penguins

By Jason Mackey
The rosters are as different as the men managing them. Jim Rutherford, the current Penguins general manager, arrived at Southpointe on Thursday afternoon not sporting a ...

Baby Penguins notebook: Goalie Murray on historic run of success

By Jonathan Bombulie
WILKES-BARRE — A 20-year-old Marc-Andre Fleury started the 2005-06 season in Wilkes-Barre, went 10-2-0 and, by Thanksgiving, was an NHL goaltender for good. That bit of ...

Penguins’ Kunitz makes a dream come true

By Josh Yohe
Fox Chapel graduate Dan McCoy received quite a treat Saturday at Consol Energy Center. McCoy, a member of the U.S. national sled hockey team, thought he ...

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NHL

ESPN will air 2016 World Cup of Hockey

By The Associated Press
Professional pucks will be back on ESPN. The cable TV giant regained a foothold with the NHL on Wednesday when it was awarded the U.S. rights to broadcast the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. The NHL and NHL Players’ Association, …