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Lapierre eager to make mark with Penguins

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WASHINGTON — Maxim Lapierre was sitting at dinner Tuesday night when he fielded a phone call and got some unexpected news: He had been traded from the St. Louis Blues to the Penguins. “From then it went so fast,” Lapierre ...

For Penguins coach Johnston, it’s a matter of substance over style

By Jason Mackey
WASHINGTON — Penguins coach Mike Johnston called it not “playing the score.” To him, that means not trying to score three goals at once. Or becoming ...

Capitals dominate overmatched Penguins in win at Verizon Center

By Jason Mackey
WASHINGTON — Coach Mike Johnston said he and his coaching staff checked between periods to see why the Penguins weren’t generating many scoring chances Wednesday ...

Starkey: What are Penguins, Pirates up to?

By Joe Starkey
The worst time to judge a trade is the immediate aftermath as reaction normally runs hard in one of two directions: 1. Greatest thing that ...

Penguins notebook: Johnston pleased with Downie’s all-around play

By Jason Mackey
• Entering Wednesday’s game at Washington, Penguins forward Steve Downie had scored in back-to-back games, the first time since Feb. 24-25, 2012, that has happened. He also had a season-high seven hits Tuesday while drawing a penalty on Jets forward ...

Penguins get physical, trade Goc for Blues’ Lapierre

By Josh Yohe
Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford wants a tougher team. He traded forward Marcel Goc to St. Louis late Tuesday for forward Maxim Lapierre. One of the league’s ...

Letang produces 5 assists in return as Penguins defeat Jets, 5-3

By Josh Yohe
The Penguins were without two of their stars Tuesday. They have a third, of course. Defenseman Kris Letang carried the load without injured centers Sidney Crosby and ...

No cross-checking here: Penguins misspell ‘Sidney’

By Josh Yohe
Things certainly did not go according to plan for the Penguins on Tuesday night. The team misspelled the name of captain Sidney Crosby — the ...

Penguins notebook: Crosby understands NHL’s reasoning for ban

By Josh Yohe
Center Sidney Crosby understands why the NHL prohibited him from playing Tuesday. He also wants everyone to understand that he is injured. Crosby said he probably ...

Crosby banned from Jets game because he missed All-Star Game

By Josh Yohe
Coach Mike Johnston didn’t even know about the policy. Neither did right wing Craig Adams, the Penguins’ NHLPA representative. Sidney Crosby, who should be able to ...

Flyers’ Rinaldo suspended 8 games for hit on Letang

By Josh Yohe
Philadelphia Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo has been suspended eight games for a hit on Penguins defenseman Kris Letang last week. The NHL will release its ...

Penguins notebook: Letang’s status vs. Jets uncertain

By Josh Yohe
Defenseman Kris Letang is a candidate to play Tuesday against the Winnipeg Jets. Although there was initial concern that Letang had received a concussion following a ...

Penguins recall 4 players

By Josh Yohe
With Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin ineligible to play against Winnipeg on Tuesday – and many other injured players expected to remain out of the lineup – the Penguins have recalled four players from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Forwards Bryan Rust, Andrew Ebbett …

Rossi: Crosby’s debt to NHL paid in full

By Rob Rossi
COLUMBUS, Ohio Sidney Crosby’s first decade in the NHL is almost over. And here is what he needs to know: Being Sidney Crosby isn’t ...

Penguins’ Fleury surrenders 7 goals in 1 period of NHL All-Star Game loss

By Jason Mackey
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Whether it was the seven goals he allowed or the boos cascading down from Blue Jackets fans inside Nationwide Arena, Penguins goaltender ...

All-Stars consider it a privilege to take part in game

By Jason Mackey
COLUMBUS, Ohio — St. Louis Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk grew up a New York Rangers fan in Greenwich, Conn. He idolized players such as Brian Leetch and Mike Richter, and remembered watching them play in  13 NHL All-Star Games. So don’t ...

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NHL notebook: Bruins place veteran forward Gagne on waivers

By Wire Reports
A person familiar with the decision told the Associated Press that the Bruins placed veteran forward Simon Gagne on waivers for the purpose of releasing him. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the team has not announced …