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Penguins’ Sutter is determined to keep scoring pressure on

By Jason Mackey
DETROIT — Patric Hornqvist wasn’t a hockey player during the 2014 NHL playoffs. He was a first-time dad, staying up late with his daughter, Isabella, the TV on in the background. “Usually I never watch the playoffs,” said Hornqvist, whose …

Penguins notebook: Crosby ‘confident’ despite limited preseason time

By Jason Mackey
DETROIT — The preseason has provided Penguins coach Mike Johnston with a chance to implement his system, try different forward combinations and defensive pairings and …

Despres is relishing his regular role on Penguins’ blue line

By Jason Mackey
DETROIT — Simon Despres doesn’t understand what all the fuss is about. Whether the coach is Dan Bylsma or Mike Johnston, his job is to …

Penguins notebook: Malkin picture muddy

By Jason Mackey
DETROIT — The injury keeping Evgeni Malkin out this preseason is one the franchise center suffered in the United States — not Russia — Penguins coach Mike Johnston said. And with four scheduled practices left before the Penguins’ first regular-season …

Healthy again, Penguins’ Dupuis eager for game action

By Jason Mackey
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Pascal Dupuis donned his familiar No. 9 Penguins sweater Monday night, surrounded by the same teammates he had been skating with …

Penguins notebook: Wild beat Pens behind Pominville’s hat trick

By Josh Yohe and Jason Mackey
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Forward Jason Pominville’s natural hat trick in the third period carried the Minnesota Wild to a 4-1 preseason win over the Penguins on Monday at XCel Energy Center. The Penguins (2-3) have allowed six goals in …

Penguins notebook: Scuderi OK with new defensive system

By Josh Yohe
Defensemen often complained about the complexity of former coach Dan Bylsma’s system. The early reviews of new coach Mike Johnston’s system have been favorable, and …

With analytics, NHL is whole new game

By Jason Mackey
You might have heard this past offseason brought a flurry of change around the Penguins, from a new front-office structure to a new coach to …

Penguins’ Kapanen bolsters chance to make team in exhibition win

By Josh Yohe
Kasperi Kapanen has an opportunity to make the Penguins’ opening night roster, coach Mike Johnston said. The 19-year-old rookie, the Penguins’ first-round draft pick this year, scored a goal in Saturday’s 2-1 exhibition victory against the Columbus Blue Jackets at …

Penguins notebook: Injury to sideline Bennett 6 weeks

By Jason Mackey
Forward Beau Bennett will miss six weeks with a lower-body injury that will not require surgery, Penguins coach Mike Johnston said prior to Saturday’s home exhibition game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Kasperi Kapanen’s skate clipped Bennett’s heel during practice …

Ex-assistant Granato: No animosity toward Penguins

By Josh Yohe
Former Penguins assistant coach Tony Granato, now a Detroit Red Wings assistant, spoke with the Tribune-Review about his time with the Penguins and the team’s …

Apparent knee injury leaves Penguins’ Bennett in limbo

By Jason Mackey
Skill and creativity are two things the Penguins know they can count on with forward Beau Bennett. The same goes for some bad luck and …

Penguins notebook: Consol ice still a matter of concern

By Josh Yohe
Consol Energy Center is regarded as one of hockey’s finest facilities. But it still has a wart, one that never has been cured. The ice …

Veteran right winger Adams fighting for roster spot with Penguins

By Josh Yohe
Right wing Craig Adams has played in 881 NHL regular-season games and another 106 Stanley Cup playoff games. He never has taken one of those …

Penguins’ Sutter scores twice in preseason win

By Jason Mackey
Brandon Sutter flipped in the rebound from a Simon Despres shot in overtime to give the Penguins their first win of the preseason as they beat the Minnesota Wild, 3-2, on Thursday at Consol Energy Center. The goal was the …

Penguins notebook: Ex-teammate Cooke says ‘I feel for’ Shero, Bylsma

By Jason Mackey
Matt Cooke arrived early Thursday at Consol Energy Center and watched part of the Penguins’ morning skate. “I still have great friends on the team,” …

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NHL notebook: Wild’s Vanek helping feds with investigation

By Tribune-Review
• Wild left wing Thomas Vanek said he’s cooperating with federal authorities conducting an investigation in New York. Local media reported Vanek was at the federal courthouse in Rochester, N.Y., to speak with officials. In a statement released by his …