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Orpik: Penguins must keep their cool

By Josh Yohe
Brooks Orpik made a visit down memory lane Friday. He thinks his teammates should, too. Orpik spoke candidly about the Penguins’ continual problem with maintaining composure and said a lesson learned six years ago could come in handy when the …

Penguins’ Bylsma wants Cup version of Letang

By Rob Rossi
Coach Dan Bylsma wants Kris Letang to resurrect his form from five years ago. “When I think about Kris at his best — and it’s something we reference very often — it’s his play in the ’09 playoffs with Mark …

Blue Jackets goalie Bobrovsky turns page, focuses on Game 2

By Craig Merz
Why would Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky take to the ice for an optional practice Thursday, some 14 hours after losing Game 1 of …

Rossi: Pens sticking to power-play plan

By Rob Rossi
Kris Letang expects to play better in Game 2, but that might not mean much when it comes to how the Penguins work their power …

Pens insider: Penalty killing a concern in Stanley Cup playoffs

By Josh Yohe
The Penguins have a problem. They are heavily reliant on their special teams — they’re statistically average, hardly Stanley Cup-caliber, in five-on-five play this season …

Penguins notebook: Third line has right mix

By Jason Mackey
Whether this current iteration of the Penguins third line has the right chemistry remains to be seen. What Lee Stempniak, Brandon Sutter and Beau Bennett …

Penguins’ Bylsma and Blue Jackets’ Richards know each other well

By Josh Yohe
Penguins coach Dan Bylsma and Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards possess an extra 24 hours to find an edge. The additional day probably won’t be …

Plum native Umberger inching closer to making return for Blue Jackets

By Craig Merz
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Hockey fans in Columbus consider Blue Jackets forward R.J. Umberger one of their own. He played three seasons in the city at …

Undersized rookie Gibbons is blur on ice for Penguins

By Chris Adamski
Pure, elite-level straight-line speed can do a lot of things for a hockey player. It can allow him to create turnovers and pressure anxious defensemen. …

Penguins rally to escape with a victory in Game 1 against Columbus

By Rob Rossi
Evgeni Malkin dumped a puck early. A third-liner scored the go-ahead goal late. The Penguins held onto a lead. This was not a perfect opening …

Physical Columbus team is a hit in playoff opener against Penguins

By Jason Mackey
Part of the reason the Blue Jackets tied for the NHL lead in hits during the regular season was a habit of getting the puck …

Q&A with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman

By Rob Rossi
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman takes in a Stanley Cup playoff game in every city. He started this postseason tour in Pittsburgh with Game 1 of an opening-round series between the Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday night. He made …

Kovacevic: Bylsma’s moves — yes, moves — pay off

By Dejan Kovacevic
Just imagine the field day the Philly headline writers would have had with it … PENGUINS WIN ON CROSBY DIVE Am I right? Would have …

Play of the game: Sutter’s goal completes rally

By Chris Adamski
Six weeks ago, Brandon Sutter woke up on trade deadline day not knowing if he’d be with the Penguins for much longer. Sutter was tied …

Penguins notebook: Goc skates, tests ailing ankle

By Chris Adamski  and Jason Mackey
Center Marcel Goc took a step toward recovering from an ankle injury. Actually, he took several strides. Goc skated before the Penguins’ morning skate in …

Peduto says Penguins playoff series will be economic boon

By Bob Bauder
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto gave his tickets to Wednesday night’s Penguins playoff game to a lucky fan outside the Consol Energy Center. The mayor initially …

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NHL roundup: Flyers goalie Mason eyes Game 2 start

By Tribune-Review
Flyers goalie Steve Mason, who missed the playoff opener Thursday in New York because of an upper-body injury, looked sharp and called it a “good step” after a one-hour practice …


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