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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 and Ben Lovejoy — acquired Monday in deadline deals. “Yeah, Google pretty much,” Pouliot said. “I ...

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 ...

Winnik impresses Penguins in first workout

By Josh Yohe
Daniel Winnik might be primed to catch on quickly. Winnik will make his Penguins debut Sunday against Columbus, and his new center sees plenty of promise after one practice. Center Brandon Sutter will play on the third line with Winnik and right ...

Penguins notebook: Shootouts becoming a concern

By Josh Yohe
The Penguins’ 3-5 record in shootouts ordinarily wouldn’t be concerning, but their history suggests they are capable of more. Coach Mike Johnston, who has voiced his disdain for shootouts, has his players practicing them more. “Those are important points,” he said. ...

Finding perfect pairing for Ehrhoff key for Penguins

By Jason Mackey
With forward Daniel Winnik now a Penguin and expected to practice Saturday at Consol Energy Center, general manager Jim Rutherford’s shopping list at the trade ...

Trade for Winnik gives Penguins competition among bottom six

By Josh Yohe
The Penguins are delighted to call Daniel Winnik a teammate. His presence, however, will knock someone out of the lineup. Now in possession of 13 regular NHL ...

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NHL notebook: Pair of Avalanche players pick up fines

By Wire Reports
NEW YORK — Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog and forward Cody McLeod were fined by the league for their actions in the waning seconds of a 3-1 loss to Minnesota on Saturday. Landeskog was fined $5,000 for a punch he threw …