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Tampa duo dominate Pens

By Mark Didtler The Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. — Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov are making it look easy and the Tampa Bay Lightning are reaping the benefits. The Tampa Bay stars both extended their season-opening points streaks to nine games and the Lightning routed the two-time ...

Crosby, Malkin do their job

The Associated Press NEW YORK — Sidney Crosby scored the tying goal with less than a minute remaining in regulation, Evgeni Malkin put in the winner 58 seconds into overtime and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the struggling New York Rangers 5-4 on Tuesday night. Patric Hornqvist, Phil ...

Crosby’s two sparks Pens wins

On the ice Tonight: Idle Next up: Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Rangers, Tuesday, 7 p.m. TV: AT&T SportsNet The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby scored two goals, including a bad-angle deflection in the third period to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins past the Florida ...

Stamkos leads Lightning past Penguins

The Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. — Steven Stamkos’ 11-month wait for a goal is over. Stamkos scored his first goal since having right knee surgery last November and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-4 on Thursday night. “I knew it was a matter of time, so I ...

Penguins edge Caps

WASHINGTON — Patric Hornqvist went right back to the net where he feels most comfortable and was in his element once again. Hornqvist scored a power-play goal and assisted on another in his season debut to help the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Washington Capitals 3-2 on Wednesday night in ...

Pens: Trip to White House not political

On the ice Tonight: Idle Next up: Pittsburgh Penguins at Washington Capitals, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. TV: NBC Sports Network The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby and the rest of the Pittsburgh Penguins view their trip to the White House today as the final moment of ...

Penguins win Stanley Cup rematch

PITTSBURGH — After a rocky start to their Stanley Cup title defense, the Pittsburgh Penguins are just happy to be back on track. They rebounded against the team they beat for the championship in June as Evgeni Malkin scored, Matt Murray stopped 26 shots and the Penguins beat the Nashville ...

Opening night Blues

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins insist they’re well aware of the bumpy road ahead as the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions chase history. Just in case, they needed a reminder, Alex Pietrangelo and the St. Louis Blues provided one. Pietrangelo’s wrist shot from just inside ...

Pens taken to the woodshed

The Associated Press CHICAGO — Brandon Saad scored three times in his return to Chicago and Ryan Hartman had a goal and four assists, helping the Blackhawks pound the Pittsburgh Penguins 10-1 on Thursday night. Nick Schmaltz added two goals and an assist as Chicago kicked off its season ...

Confident, quiet Murray ready to take mantle from departed Fleury

On the ice Tonight: St. Louis Blues at Pittsburgh Penguins, 8 p.m. TV: NBC Sports Network By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Matt Murray jokes he can’t help but do a double take whenever he sees a No. 30 Pittsburgh Penguins jersey in public. “I still think ...

No more Olympic dreams for players

The Associated Press The NHL became entwined with the Olympics before young stars like Connor McDavid, Jack Eichel or Auston Matthews even pulled on a pair of skates. Nagano in 1998 started a string of five consecutive Olympics featuring NHL players, a tradition that became so routine that ...

Pens are setting sights on history

On the ice Tonight: Idle Next up: St. Louis at Pitts-burgh, Wednes-day, 8 p.m. TV: NBC Sports Network The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The parade celebrating the Pittsburgh Penguins’ second straight Stanley Cup was still raging on that hot afternoon in mid-June when Mike ...

Pens eyeing history

PITTSBURGH — The chance to make history doesn’t come up in the Pittsburgh Penguins dressing room. It doesn’t have to. Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and company understand the stakes: that no team since the New York Islanders of the early 1980s has won three straight Stanley Cups, ...

Pens defend planned White House visit

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan insists the franchise’s decision to visit the White House does not mean the team is wading into the increasingly charged intersection of sports and politics. Sullivan defended the decision Wednesday, stressing it did not serve as a ...

New-look Pens ready to face East

A handful of Pittsburgh Penguins players whose names are on the Stanley Cup, some of them twice or even three times, are gone. The same goes for core players from the back-to-back Presidents’ Trophy winning Washington Capitals. The goliaths of the East haven’t fallen apart, but maybe ...

Pens fall 4-3 in overtime

From Mirror, wire reports UNIVERSITY PARK — The Pittsburgh Penguins opened up the 2017-2018 preseason Tuesday night with a 4-3 overtime loss to the Buffalo Sabres Tuesday night at Penn State’s Pegula Ice Arena. Jack Eichel scored the winner for the Sabres at the :25 mark of overtime. ...

Doctors: Letang healthy enough to get back at it

Did you know? The Penguins open up camp this Friday. The regular season starts on Oct. 4 against the St. Louis Blues. The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang has been cleared for contact before training camp opens Friday. Letang, who underwent ...

Pens ink Dumoulin for six years

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brian Dumoulin has turned his steady play for the Stanley Cup champions into a new contract. Dumoulin and the team agreed to a six-year deal on Monday that will run through the 2022-23 season and will pay him an average of $4.1 million per ...

Pens ink Dumoulin for six years

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brian Dumoulin has turned his steady play for the Stanley Cup champions into a new contract. Dumoulin and the team agreed to a six-year deal on Monday that will run through the 2022-23 season and will pay him an average of $4.1 million per ...

Crosby bringing Cup back to Nova Scotia

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — Sidney Crosby will mark his 30th birthday by once again parading the Stanley Cup in his province. In tweets sent out by the Sidney Crosby Hockey School, Crosby said he would hoist the trophy in the streets of Halifax and Dartmouth as part of an annual civic ...