Penguins Rumors & News

  • Lightning take control with Game 5 win in Pittsburgh

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Marc-Andre Fleury's comeback was the story before Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals. The Tampa Bay Lightning's comeback might be the story of the series. Tyler Johnson deflected Jason Garrison's wrist shot from the left circle into the net only 53 seconds into overtime..." May 23

  • Evgeni Malkin says Penguins 'for sure' playing in a Game 7

    ESPN "Pittsburgh Penguins assistant captain Evgeni Malkin channeled his inner Mark Messier and all but guaranteed a victory in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday at Amalie Arena. The Lightning hold a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series. "I believe..." May 23

  • Penguins Sign Forward Jake Guentzel to a Three-Year, Entry-Level Contract "The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Jake Guentzel to a three-year, entry-level contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. The two-way contract will begin with the 2016-17 season and runs through the 2018-19 campaign. Guentzel, 21,..." May 23

  • Fleury: I should be better

    The Score "Marc-Andre Fleury was not thrilled with his Game 5 performance. The Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender allowed four goals in his club's 4-3 overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday and admits he wasn't quite himself. "It wasn't the best I've felt in a game, but still I've been..." May 23

  • Mike Sullivan's goalie gamble backfires for Penguins

    CBS Sports "As soon as Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury was cleared to play after recovering from his second concussion of the season, it seemed inevitable that he would eventually get back in the starting lineup one way or another. But every time it seemed as if coach Mike Sullivan had a..." May 23

  • Daley's availability for Game 5 'not encouraging'

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Watching defenseman Trevor Daley work his way out of Amalie Arena late Friday on crutches left Penguins coach Mike Sullivan with an uneasy feeling. “It's not encouraging,” Sullivan said Saturday before the Penguins boarded a plane to return home for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals..." May 22

  • Georges Laraque helps detain man in attempted child kidnapping at Jeanne-Mance Park

    CBC Sports "Former NHL enforcer Georges Laraque helped detain a man who allegedly attempted to kidnap a seven-year-old girl in a Montreal park on Saturday afternoon. A man allegedly spoke to the girl, who was with her parents in Jeanne-Mance Park, before grabbing her and walking away. Family members..." May 22

  • Penguins turning to Fleury in Game 5

    The Score "After 15 postseason games, Marc-Andre Fleury will finally get his first start. The veteran netminder was in the starter's net, and was the first goalie off the ice at the Pittsburgh Penguins' morning skate Sunday. Following the skate, head coach Mike Sullivan announced Fleury will start Game 5,..." May 22

  • Penguins' Daley out for remainder of playoffs "Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Trevor Daley will be sidelined for the rest of the season with a broken left ankle, coach Mike Sullivan said Sunday. Daley was injured in the second period of the 4-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final at Amalie Arena on..." May 22

  • Justin Schultz relishing change of scenery and expectations

    Sportsnet "To truly appreciate how far Justin Schultz has come in the last three months you have to reflect back on how uncomfortable his life became in Edmonton. Mistakes compounded as his confidence slipped. Fans began booing him mercilessly at Rexall Place as another Oilers season slid down the drain...." May 21

  • Penguins' Daley leaves game with apparent knee injury

    The Score "Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Trevor Daley left Game 4 after a collision with Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ryan Callahan. Daley appeared to be favoring his left knee while being helped to the Penguins' dressing room. " May 21

  • Lightning even series, hang on to defeat Penguins

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- What was an easy 4-0 Lightning lead in the third period quickly turned to 4-3, leading to a furious final 90 seconds after Pittsburgh pulled its goalie, but Tampa Bay held on for a 4-3 win Friday at Amalie Arena, evening up the Eastern Conference finals at 2-2. "I didn't think..." May 21

  • Sullivan: Letang can't be fazed by Lightning irritants

    The Score "nside the Pittsburgh Penguins room after Game 4, most would rue at least one decision, play, or moment after the club narrowly fell short in their crusade to erase a four-goal third-period deficit. Of course, this task wouldn't have been a challenge for Kris Letang. The premier defender, and..." May 21

  • Crosby: Kessel not fond of being in front of the camera "Before anyone can begin to understand Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Phil Kessel and all of his idiosyncrasies, one first has to realize the perception of him being a misunderstood star athlete is somewhat misguided. "He flourishes in not having to be the guy," former Toronto Maple Leafs coach..." May 20

  • Shawn Michaels is heading to Pittsburgh to attend Game 5 of Lightning-Penguins

    Fox Sports "Shawn Michaels, aka HBK, will be present Sunday to watch the HBK line and their Pittsburgh Penguins teammates play host to the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 5 of the NHL Eastern Conference final. Wrestling is a surreal world and sometimes its connections to other sports and pop culture create..." May 20

  • Penguins overwhelm Lightning to take 2-1 series lead

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- Two nights earlier, Pittsburgh was in overtime and a goal away from a 2-0 series deficit. On Wednesday night, the Penguins pulled away to a 4-2 road win in Game 3 over the Tampa Bay Lightning, taking a 2-1 series lead in the Eastern Conference final. "It's first to four. We..." May 19

  • Rutherford: Fleury absolutely not done with Penguins

    The Score "Two goalies have started playoff games for the Pittsburgh Penguins this year, none of whom are named Marc-Andre Fleury. Jeff Zatkoff was called upon early when he was the only healthy goalie on the roster, but Matt Murray has since taken over the starting gig - perhaps for good. But general..." May 19

  • Fleury a potential ‘transitional guy’ for Flames

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames are in search of some help between the pipes, this we know. General manager Brad Treliving has said as much, stating “goaltending is obviously a priority for us,” as the 2015-16 regular season came to a close. How the Flames go about filling that void in goal could become..." May 18

  • Crosby ends slump in OT as Pens even East finals

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan shortened his bench late in the game to get star Sidney Crosby going, and he might have lengthened the Eastern Conference finals because of it. Sidney Crosby ended an eight-game streak without a goal only 40 seconds into overtime, and the..." May 17

  • Roenick rips Crosby's work ethic before OT winner

    The Score "Again he's wrong in his analysis. Former NHL forward and current NBCSN analyst Jeremy Roenick provided a scalding hot take Monday night in the second intermission of Game 2 between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Tampa Bay Lightning. Roenick suggested Sidney Crosby - who hadn't scored in eight..." May 17

  • It ‘doesn’t look very good’ for NHL participation in 2018 Winter Olympics: IIHF president

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL appreciates the effort IIHF president Rene Fasel is making to get the best hockey players in the world to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. But that doesn’t mean the league is going to open its wallet to help him out. “Rene is a friend of hockey and a champion for the sport,”..." May 17

  • Tampa Bay Lightning dress code policy could curb Penguins jerseys in stands

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Planning to travel to Tampa, Fla., to see the Penguins in the Stanley Cup playoffs? Leave that Sidney Crosby jersey at home. At least if you have seats along the glass. The Tampa Bay Lightning has barred fans from wearing visiting team gear in select areas of Amalie Arena during the 2015-16..." May 16

  • Penguins reserve Schultz usually sits, but is always ready to step in

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Justin Schultz didn’t dress for the Penguins’ 3-1 loss to Tampa Bay in Game 1 Friday night of the Eastern Conference final. Nothing unusual about that. After all, Schultz has spent nine of the Penguins’ first 12 games in these playoffs in street clothes. But he understands how quickly..." May 15

  • Penguins sticking with rookie Matt Murray in net for Game 2

    Sportsnet "The Pittsburgh Penguins are sticking with rookie goaltender Matt Murray for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Murray has been strong in the Penguins’ crease so far this post-season, registering a .929 save percentage with a 2.15 GAA and one shutout in 10..." May 15

  • Is Olli Maatta in Mike Sullivan’s doghouse?

    Pro Hockey Talk "n a short period of time, Olli Maatta may find himself going from the injured list to the Pittsburgh Penguins’ doghouse. It sounds like Mike Sullivan wasn’t particularly happy with Maatta’s performance in Game 1 against the Tampa Bay Lightning, and that might prompt Maatta to be replaced by..." May 15

  • Why the Penguins will stick with Murray in Game 2

    The Score "After losing Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals, the biggest decision Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan faces is whether to stick with rookie netminder Matt Murray, or swap him out for well-rested Stanley Cup champion Marc-Andre Fleury. Though a healthy Fleury is certainly an..." May 15

  • Lightning ground Pens in Game 1

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- The Tampa Bay Lightning keep losing all their best players to injury, with star goalie Ben Bishop is the latest to go down. What they're not losing are playoff games. Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 24 shots after Bishop, the Vezina Trophy finalist, left with a possible serious..." May 14

  • Penguins coach to Crosby, Malkin: ‘Play the right way’

    Pro Hockey Talk "No doubt about it, Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin have been struggling to score lately. Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan recognizes that, although he also believes that the high-end scorers still make an impact on playoff contests, even when they’re not generating goals and..." May 14

  • Ryan Callahan won't be suspended for hit on Kris Letang

    ESPN "Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ryan Callahan will not be suspended for his dangerous hit on Kris Letang in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals Friday night, NHL officials confirmed Saturday. Callahan drove the star Pittsburgh defenseman head-first into the boards with a hit from behind just..." May 14

  • Pens GM Rutherford wouldn’t trade Letang for any other defenseman in the NHL "Comment Print E-mail This morning, general manager Jim Rutherford repeated a comment he made earlier in the year – that he wouldn’t trade Kris Letang for any other defenseman in the league. “That’s how much I think of him,” Rutherford said. “He’s really a special person and he loves the..." May 13

  • Former Penguins star Kevin Stevens faces drug charges

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Kevin Stevens, a core member of the Penguins' Stanley Cup-winning teams in 1991 and 1992, was charged in federal court Thursday in Massachusetts with conspiring to sell oxycodone, the Boston Globe reported. The Globe reported that court records say Stevens, who has a history of battling..." May 13

  • Penguins win crazy Game 6, eliminate Capitals

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Penguins' season is lasting far longer than was expected only a few months ago. The Washington Capitals' season is over far sooner than was expected only a few days ago. Nick Bonino scored 6:32 into overtime and the Penguins overcame Washington's frantic..." May 11

  • Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta could return for Game 6

    Washington Post "Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik will return from a three-game suspension Tuesday night when Washington faces the Penguins in Game 6 of their Eastern Conference semifinals series, and it appears increasingly likely the player he knocked out to earn that discipline could also be on the ice..." May 10

  • The Murray or Fleury call for Penguins in Game 6 should be obvious

    CBS Sports "With Marc-Andre Fleury cleared to return to game action and serving as the Pittsburgh Penguins' backup goalie for each of the past three games of their second round series against the Washington Capitals, there was going to come a point where there would be a desire to get him back on the ice...." May 09

  • NHL UFA Rumours: Latest on Stamkos, Lucic, Okposo

    Sportsnet "With the Stanley Cup Playoffs in full swing and the off-season already underway for some, we rank the 16 most compelling impending unrestricted free agents of Summer Sixteen. Sure, Stammergeddon has dominated all debate and speculation regarding this summer’s free agency class — and rightly so..." May 09

  • Murray to start for Penguins in Game 6 "Rookie Matt Murray will be the starting goalie for the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Second Round against the Washington Capitals at Consol Energy Center on Tuesday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports). Marc-Andre Fleury will remain as the backup. Penguins coach Mike..." May 09

  • Trotz: Never any doubt Capitals would respond in must-win Game 5 versus Penguins

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Washington Capitals aren’t out of the woods yet. Not even close. Sure, they were able to stave off elimination in a must-win Game 5 on home ice Saturday, led by two great performances from Alex Ovechkin, who was able to solve rookie puck stopper Matt Murray early on, and goalie Braden..." May 08

  • People are already calling for Fleury to replace Murray

    Pro Hockey Talk "If you needed a reminder about the “What have you done for me lately?” nature of sports, check some of the takes about the Pittsburgh Penguins’ goaltending situation. By just about any measure, Matt Murray‘s been a revelation in his first playoff experiences. He’s stolen a game or two against..." May 08

  • Maatta's recovery begins

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Olli Maatta returned to practice Friday in a no-contact jersey, but the injured Penguins defenseman isn't ready yet to rejoin the team's playoff series with the Washington Capitals. “Olli's making progress, but we don't envision him playing in Game 5,” coach Mike Sullivan after the team's..." May 07

  • Benn, Crosby, Kane finalists for Hart Trophy "Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby will have a chance to win the Hart Trophy for a third time. Crosby, Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn and Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane were named Saturday as finalists for the Hart, which is awarded "to the player adjudged to be the most..." May 07

  • Pens want Cullen to return next season

    Sportsnet "When Jim Rutherford was looking at value buys for his Pittsburgh Penguins last summer, he placed an emphasis on “character guys with leadership.” He had one particular name in mind. Except Matt Cullen wasn’t entirely sure he had enough gas left in the tank after 18 punishing years of..." May 06

  • Hornqvist's OT winner gives Pens command of series vs. Caps

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Overtime finally was the Pittsburgh Penguins' time. Now, the weary, disappointed Washington Capitals' time might be up unless they can stage a remarkable turnaround. Patric Hornqvist scored 2:34 into overtime and the Penguins seized a 3-1 series lead over the NHL regular season..." May 05

  • Ted Kulfan's top NHL free agents

    Detroit News "When LeBron James hit NBA free agency in summer 2010, it set off one of the most frenzied and speculated-about periods in league history. The NHL might get a taste of that kind of hysteria this year. Steven Stamkos, who scored 36 goals for the Lightning this season, becomes an unrestricted..." May 05

  • If there’s an expansion draft, which goalie should Pittsburgh protect?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Marc-Andre Fleury could have started in Game 3 on Monday, but didn’t. Instead the Penguins went with Matt Murray, who rewarded their trust by stopping 47 shots in a 3-2 victory over Washington. What’s remarkable is that no part of that story is surprising at this point. Under different..." May 05

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    Jonas Siegel @jonassiegel

    Kris Letang says he respects decision of one-game suspension, but adds of Johansson hit: "There's no malicious intention there."

  • Fleury plans to 'stay ready' in backup role

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury finally was cleared to play Monday after an agonizing month on the shelf dealing with symptoms related to a concussion. Instead of returning to the crease for Game 3 of the Penguins’ Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Washington Capitals, Fleury..." May 04

  • Penguins take 2-1 series lead with win over Capitals

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Penguins don't have a goal yet in the series from Sidney Crosby. Or a power-play goal. What they do have is a 2-1 lead over the Washington Capitals. And a player who barely played in the first five months of the season is the reason. Rookie goalie Matt..." May 03

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    NHL Player Safety @NHLPlayerSafety

    Pittsburgh’s Kris Letang suspended 1 game for interference on Washington’s Marcus Johansson. Video:

  • Penguins’ Matt Murray isn’t your average 21-year-old goalie

    USA Today "Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray’s ability to perform like a veteran at age 21 centers on his ability to hide his inexperience behind an unshakable wall of confidence. “He does not get affected by the ebbs and flows of the game,” Penguins coach Mike Sullivan says. “If he lets one go in..." May 03

  • Penguins' Letang to have Player Safety hearing "Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Tuesday for interference on Washington Capitals forward Marcus Johansson. The incident occurred 15:41 into the first period of Game 3 of their Eastern Conference Second Round series in..." May 03