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Timing drives former KHL star Plotnikov

By Jonathan Bombulie
Sergei Plotnikov is keenly in tune with the ticking of the clock, perhaps more than most hockey players. Every element of his transition from emerging star in Russia’s KHL over the past half-decade to rookie winger with the Penguins this season ...

Penguins notebook: Crosby most excited by Kessel’s footspeed

By Jonathan Bombulie
As Phil Kessel has scored an average of 31 goals per season over the last seven years, he has gained acclaim for his world-class shot. It has earned him praise from teammates and tips of the cap from opponents, not to ...

Sestito ready to fight for job on Penguins

By Jonathan Bombulie
The Penguins haven’t decided if they’re going to carry a traditional enforcer this season, but if they do, there’s a good chance it will be ...

Penguins’ Johnston: Kessel, Crosby likely to open season together

By Jonathan Bombulie
Phil Kessel has the fourth-most goals in the NHL during the past five seasons. Sidney Crosby leads the league in assists per game during the ...

Cheswick native Liberati to try out with Penguins

By Jerin Steele
Cheswick native Miles Liberati is a step closer to playing hockey for his hometown team. The Penguins signed Liberati for an amateur tryout. Liberati will be on the Penguins’ roster for the rookie tournament Sept. 10-13 in London, Ontario. ...

Crosby’s off-ice life hardly reflects that of a superstar

By Jason Mackey
Sidney Crosby parks his Chevy Tahoe outside of the Hilton Garden Inn and jumps out. While talking about how dynamic he thinks the Steelers offense ...

Penguins defenseman Oleksy brings nasty streak, toughness

By Jonathan Bombulie
Ten Penguins and a handful of other high-end players have been gathering for informal preseason workouts at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex for almost a week. ...

Pens GM: Sundqvist did not have surgery

By Jason Mackey
Center Oskar Sundqvist has been rehabbing a hamstring injury but did not have a pair of surgeries in July, Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford told ...

Crosby, teammates have some input on ice at Penguins’ new facility

By Jonathan Bombulie
Truck drivers know which roads give the smoothest rides. Landscapers know which kind of grass is the most plush. And Sidney Crosby knows ice. So ...

For Penguins’ Dupuis, resuming career a risky business

By Jason Mackey
Pascal Dupuis insisted he doesn’t think about his health anymore. There are plenty of others, including his wife, to do that. After missing almost the ...

Ex-Penguin Kennedy skates with former teammates, hopes to catch on with a team

By Jonathan Bombulie
As an unrestricted free agent, winger Tyler Kennedy could have skated in plenty of places to make sure he’s ready for the season. He’s from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and played junior hockey there. He started last season with the San ...

Penguins break in new Cranberry training facility

By Jason Mackey  and Jonathan Bombulie
Perhaps it’s appropriate some of the Penguins’ veterans, those with children of their own, were among the first group of NHL players to skate at ...

Amid changes, Penguins’ Crosby excited for upcoming season

By Jason Mackey
BEDFORD, Nova Scotia — Chill, Phil. We got this. That’s the message Penguins captain Sidney Crosby had for newly acquired winger Phil Kessel while discussing the ...

Penguins’ ‘new practice rink’ a multi-faceted sight to see

By Jonathan Bombulie
Penguins players will commonly refer to the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry as “the new practice rink.” That’s technically correct. It’s state-of-the-art at that — ...

Gonchar signs tryout contract with Penguins

By Jonathan Bombulie
In one month, in a city he has grown to hold dear, 20-year NHL veteran Sergei Gonchar makes his final stand. Gonchar signed a tryout contract ...

New Lemieux complex’s amenities will benefit young players

By Jonathan Bombulie
A few sections of clear boards in front of the team benches. An extra set of boards tucked in a corner. They’re not the most eye-catching features at the new UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry, which is playing host to ...

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Al Arbour, who coached Islanders to 4 Cup titles, dies at 82

By The Associated Press
Al Arbour, the bespectacled gentleman of a coach who molded a young and talented New York Islanders franchise into an NHL dynasty that won four straight Stanley Cups in the …