Gaudreau leaving Flames, joins deep NHL free agent class
Johnny Hockey is testing the free agent market, following Evgeni Malkin 's lead. MVP candidate Johnny Gaudreau informed the Calgary Flames he's leaving in free agency Wednesday, joining an NHL free agent class that features the most high-end talent available in several years. “It is my strong belief that this was a family decision, and I respect that fully,” disappointed Flames general manager Brad Treliving said Tuesday night.news.yahoo.com
Penguins re-sign Letang; Avalanche acquire goalie Georgiev
Moves are already happening around the NHL several hours before the draft begins, with the reigning Stanley Cup winners making a move to shore up their goaltending situation and a recent back-to-back champion ensuring a long-time defenseman was sticking around. The Cup-winning Colorado Avalanche on Thursday acquired goaltender Alexandar Georgiev from the New York Rangers for three draft picks, and the Pittsburgh Penguins also signed veteran defenseman Kris Letang to a $36.6 million, six-year contract that carries a $6.1 million annual salary cap hit. Colorado gave up third- and fifth-round picks this year and a third-rounder next year for Georgiev.news.yahoo.com
End of an era? Penguins at crossroads after playoff exit
For the better part of two decades, Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang have served as the foundation upon which the Pittsburgh Penguins built three Stanley Cup champions. Not after a gut-wrenching playoff loss to the New York Rangers, when a 3-1 series lead ended with the Penguins being on the wrong end of the handshake line at raucous Madison Square Garden after the Rangers pulled off one staggering comeback after another. The last was a 4-3 overtime victory in Game 7 that marked Pittsburgh's fourth straight one-and-done during a time of year Crosby, Malkin and Letang have helped define.news.yahoo.com
Pens chase Shesterkin again, topple Rangers 7-2 for 3-1 lead
Sidney Crosby had a goal and three assists to become the sixth player in NHL history to reach 200 career playoff points and the Pittsburgh Penguins throttled the New York Rangers 7-2 to take a 3-1 lead in their Eastern Conference first-round series.
Red Wings fall to Penguins 7-2 in home finale
DETROIT – The Pittsburgh Penguins scored three unanswered goals in the second period Saturday to snap a tie and defeated the Detroit Red Wings 7-2 at Little Caesars Arena. It was the home finale for the Red Wings, who fell to 30-39-10. The Red Wings had battled back from a two-goal deficit and were gaining momentum before the Penguins broke it open. It was his 13th goal in 23 games this season and 21st goal in 34 games with the Red Wings. The Penguins scored twice on backdoor plays in a span of 1:34 in the first period to jump ahead 2-0.mlive.com
Malkin's hat trick powers Penguins to 11-2 romp over Detroit
Evgeni Malkin had his 15th career hat trick and added an assist as the Pittsburgh Penguins drilled the reeling Detroit Red Wings 11-2 on Sunday night. Sidney Crosby, Kasperi Kapanen, Jeff Carter, Teddy Blueger, Danton Heinen, Brian Boyle and recently acquired Rickard Rakell also scored for the Penguins, who needed less than 30 minutes to take a 6-0 lead on their way to their first 11-goal game in nearly 30 years.news.yahoo.com
Red Wings allow most goals since 1988 in blowout loss to Penguins
Opponents continue filling the Detroit Red Wings’ net with pucks. It is the most goals the Red Wings have allowed since Feb. 23, 1988, in an 11-6 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers. This is the ninth time the Red Wings have allowed seven or more goals in a game. The Red Wings, coming off a hard-fought 2-1 overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning, fell to 26-32-8. Malkin scored his second goal at 7:53 by skating around a couple of Red Wings and firing in a shot.mlive.com
Crosby's late goal lifts Penguins over Blue Jackets 3-2
Sidney Crosby scored with 2:14 left to rally Pittsburgh over the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 Sunday night and bolster their hold on second place in the Metropolitan Division. Evgeni Malkin had a goal and an assist, Chad Ruhwedel also scored, and Bryan Rust added two assists in Pittsburgh’s second straight win. Casey DeSmith stopped 32 shots to improve to 3-0 against Columbus.news.yahoo.com
Sullivan wary even with red-hot Penguins surging
The message is more than six years old at this point. From the day he took the Pittsburgh Penguins head coaching job in December 2015, Mike Sullivan has known he's in charge of a uniquely talented group, one that can sometimes fall in love with its own considerable ability. The trick for Sullivan is to make sure Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and company can consistently decipher the difference between dazzling and dumb.news.yahoo.com
How to Watch the NY Islanders vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (5/16/21) -- Stanley Cup Playoffs (Game 1) | Channel, Stream, Time
The Stanley Cup Playoffs are here, and after the Washington Capitals and Boston Bruins kickstarted the MassMutal East Division playoffs on Saturday, it is time for the Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Islanders to begin their best-of-seven series. Since the trade deadline on April 12, the Islanders have one of the worst records in hockey, going 5-6-3. Watch the Stanley Cup Playoffs on FuboTV (7-day free trial)The Penguins have written a complete opposite story. Through their first 11 games of the season, Pittsburgh was 20th in the league. What: NHL PlayoffsWho: (4) New York Islanders vs. (1) Pittsburgh PenguinsWhen: Sunday, May 16Time: 12:00 PM ETWhere: PPG Paints Arena (Pittsburgh, Penn.)mlive.com
Kapanen scores twice; Pens welcome back fans with 5-2 win
Kapanen scored two goals and the Penguins defeated the Flyers 5-2 on Tuesday night. Penguins’ players raised their sticks and saluted the fans in attendance following the win. Following a scoreless first period, Farabee and Kapanen scored 1:07 apart to open the second period. The Flyers will welcome fans back to the Wells Fargo Center on Sunday against Washington. The Penguins scored three goals and outshot the Flyers 13-3 to start the second period.
Crosby plays 1,000th game as Penguins top Islanders 3-2
Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby, center, poses with Evgeni Malkin, left, and Kris Letang during a ceremony honoring his 1000th NHL hockey game with the team before an NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)PITTSBURGH – Sidney Crosby had two assists in his 1,000th NHL game, and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the New York Islanders 3-2 on Saturday night. Crosby became the 25th active skater to play in his 1,000th game. Crosby entered his 1,000th game with the eighth-most points in NHL history through 1,000 games. 87 jersey to recognize their captain before his 1,000th NHL game.