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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 season — four games in the first 13 days — but they open a stretch …

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 …

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 …

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 notebook: Dupuis returns to lineup

By Jason Mackey
Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis was wheeled off the ice on a stretcher Thursday and played a hockey game less than 48 hours later —  #PascalDupuisFact. …

Beefed-up Islanders could pose threat to Penguins

By Josh Yohe
They don’t draw the ire of the local fan base like the Flyers, Capitals or Rangers. They aren’t a natural geographic rival like the Blue …

Penguins’ Dupuis takes ice after leaving Thursday’s game on stretcher

By Jason Mackey
Scary was a word many Penguins used to describe forward Pascal Dupuis taking a puck to the back of the neck Thursday and leaving on …

Pens lose Dupuis in last-second loss to Stars

By Jason Mackey
The Penguins suffered their first loss of the Mike Johnston Era. They’re hoping that’s the only loss they’ll have to address. Dallas Stars forward Tyler …

Penguins star center Crosby erasing playoff letdown with hot start

By Jason Mackey
Kris Letang didn’t need to be reminded Sidney Crosby tends to appear fairly competent around a hockey rink. That’s not to say, of course, Letang …

Penguins notebook: Goligoski emerges as top-four defenseman in Dallas

By Josh Yohe
It’s difficult to deny that former Penguins general manager Ray Shero got the best of the Dallas Stars when he traded defenseman Alex Goligoski for …

Penguins notebook: Malkin to remain on wing, for now

By Jason Mackey
Evgeni Malkin will play wing on a line with center Brandon Sutter and winger Pascal Dupuis for two more games. Beyond that? Penguins coach Mike Johnston isn’t ready to say, especially not after that line has 10 points and four …

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NHL

NHL notebook: Kings support suspension of defenseman Voynov

By Wire Reports
The Kings are expressing support for the NHL’s decision to suspend Slava Voynov after the defenseman’s arrest on suspicion of domestic violence. The Kings went back to practice Tuesday for the first time since Voynov was arrested early Monday morning …