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Penguins’ Pouliot learns from rookie season

By Josh Yohe 12:06 a.m.
The education of Derrick Pouliot is far from complete. But this was a good start. Pouliot, the most prized Penguins’ prospect since Jordan Staal, dealt with inconsistency and bad luck with injuries in his rookie season. The positives, however, far outweighed the ...

Injured Penguins optimistic about returning next season

By Josh Yohe
Defenseman Kris Letang said he will be back, and he wasn’t alone. Right wing Pascal Dupuis and defenseman Olli Maatta, key players who have faced ailments ...

Coach Johnston trying to figure out why Penguins ‘fell off a cliff’

By Jason Mackey
Mike Johnston was unaware of speculation that he may not coach the Penguins next season. Primarily because he was busy, as he put it, trying to ...

Crosby, Malkin want to remain in Pittsburgh

By Jason Mackey
They’re only words. But coming from Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, the Penguins’ franchise centers who between them make more than $18 million, they should carry some weight. Though they both have full no-trade clauses, Crosby and Malkin reiterated their desire ...

Penguins notebook: Crosby to play in worlds for 1st time since 2006

By Jason Mackey
Sidney Crosby will represent Team Canada at the IIHF World Championships, the first time since 2006 Crosby has played in the tournament. That year, an 18-year-old ...

From injuries to front office, Penguins’ season didn’t lack drama

By Jason Mackey
The ending was hardly conventional — five consecutive one-goal games — but perhaps it was fitting given the wacky nature of the 2014-15 Penguins season. ...

Young defensemen make case for future with Penguins

By Josh Yohe
NEW YORK — The Penguins protected inexperienced defensemen Brian Dumoulin and Taylor Chorney to some extent during the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs ...

Penguins president: General manager, coach won’t be fired

By Jason Mackey
Penguins CEO and president David Morehouse on Saturday promised a thorough offseason evaluation of the team after another early exit from the postseason. However, it won’t ...

Rossi: Penguins’ best bet is on Martin

By Rob Rossi
Let’s talk hockey. You might have heard of it. Played on ice. The athletes wear skates and use sticks. Frozen, vulcanized rubber pucks, blue and red lines, dashers. Hockey. It’s what the Penguins want the talk to be about. So while we might ...

Penguins’ Malkin: ‘We’re not a championship team’

By Josh Yohe
NEW YORK — Center Evgeni Malkin suggested changes might be necessary for the Penguins after their series-ending, 2-1 overtime loss to the New York Rangers ...

Rossi: Crosby, Malkin didn’t sign on for this

By Rob Rossi
NEW YORK — Promises get broken. So do hockey franchises. When those happenings coincide, something has to change. So even though the Penguins don’t want to end ...

Fleury valiant in defeat

By Josh Yohe
NEW YORK — Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury sat in his locker, head buried between his knees, unable to look up. His teammates felt his pain because they ...

Penguins eliminated with Game 5 overtime loss to Rangers

By Jason Mackey
NEW YORK — Scoring goals and overcoming injuries proved too difficult for the Penguins. Their season ended with a 2-1 overtime loss to the New York ...

Rangers’ defensive plan against Penguins was unwavering

By Denis Gorman
NEW YORK — It was hard to find anything aesthetically pleasing about the Penguins-Rangers Eastern Conference first-round series. “Not a lot of room,” was coach Alain ...

Penguins notebook: Lovejoy says individual play is problematic

By Josh Yohe  and Jason Mackey
NEW YORK — The Penguins appeared to shut down their offensive attack in Game 4, using an ultra-conservative game plan after taking the lead. Not so, ...

Penguins believe they can shift momentum with win in Game 5

By Jason Mackey
Three wins are necessary for the Penguins to top the Rangers in their Eastern Conference first-round series. They won’t all come at once, however, defenseman Rob ...

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NHL notebook: Rangers’ Zuccarello sidelined with upper body injury

By Wire Reports
Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello is out indefinitely with what the team calls an upper body injury. Zuccarello is a versatile wing who sees time on power plays and as a penalty killer. He was hit in the head with a …