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Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin (71) celebrates with defenseman Marcus Pettersson (28) after scoring the second of his two goals during the third period of the team's NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils, Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Malkin leads slumping Penguins to 5-2 win over Devils

Mar. 10, 2020 11:00 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Evgeni Malkin scored two goals and set up another to lead the slumping Pittsburgh Penguins to a 5-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night. Evan Rodrigues and defensemen Justin Schultz and Kris Letang also scored as the Penguins won for only the third time in 11 games. Matt...

Washington Capitals' Nic Dowd, left, celebrates with teammates after scoring on Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray (30) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Capitals strike early, thrash Penguins 5-2

Mar. 7, 2020 4:59 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The playoffs are still a month away. It just feels like they've already started for the Washington Capitals. Dominant at the start and disciplined at the finish, the Capitals pushed the Pittsburgh Penguins around 5-2 on Saturday to give them a little breathing room over their longtime...

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Patric Hornqvist (72) is congratulated for his goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Hornqvist scored 2 in Penguins' 4-2 win over slumping Sabres

Mar. 5, 2020 11:44 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins are getting healthier, and it's showing up on the scoresheet and in the standings. Two nights after welcoming back defensemen Brian Dumoulin and John Marino from lengthy injuries in a 7-3 win over Ottawa, it was center Nick Bjugstad's turn to make an immediate...

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) looks to pass as Ottawa Senators' Connor Brown defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Crosby collects 800th assist, Penguins top Senators 7-3

Mar. 3, 2020 10:42 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby's march to 800 career assists slowed to a crawl in recent weeks. So did his team's momentum after a stirring — if brief — sprint to the top of the Metropolitan Division. So forgive the Penguins captain if he was more relieved than elated after reaching the...

Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson blocks a shot by Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Gibson makes 28 saves as Anaheim defeats Pittsburgh 3-2

Feb. 29, 2020 1:46 AM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — John Gibson made 28 saves, Brendan Guhle scored the winning goal in the second period and the Anaheim Ducks defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 on Friday night. Danton Heinen and Ryan Getzlaf also scored for the Ducks, who have won two straight for the first time in over three...

Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) and Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin (71) battle for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Washington. Also seen is Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov (9). (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Capitals snap skid, beat Penguins to vault into first place

Feb. 23, 2020 3:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing another deficit and the prospect of their losing streak dragging on, Capitals players returned to the locker room at the second intermission with some things to say. “We were just saying we've got to show some character,” veteran Carl Hagelin said. “Things...

Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) battles for the puck as Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen (31) and defenseman Jake Muzzin, center, watch during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Muzzin helps Maple Leafs blank Penguins 4-0

Feb. 20, 2020 11:48 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — After two listless performances, Toronto coach Sheldon Keefe wanted to see his team step up. It was only one game, but the Maple Leafs delivered. Jake Muzzin had a goal and two assists, Frederik Andersen made 24 saves and Toronto beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-0 on Thursday night. The Maple...

CORRECTS TO SECOND GOAL NOT THIRD GOAL AS A SCORING CHANGE TOOK AWAY HORNQVIST’S FIRST-PERIOD GOAL AND THAT SCORE WAS LATER CREDITED TO SAM LAFFERTY - Pittsburgh Penguins' Patric Hornqvist, center, celebrates his second goal of the team's NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings during the second period in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Hornqvist has 2 goals, assist and Pens top Red Wings 5-1

Feb. 16, 2020 5:05 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Patric Hornqvist and the fourth line set the tone in another big win for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Hornqvist had two goals and an assist and the Penguins defeated the Detroit Red Wings 5-1 on Sunday. “Sometimes you get lucky out there and you keep shooting and keep finding the back...

Pittsburgh Penguins' Evgeni Malkin (71) celebrates his goal with Bryan Rust (17) and Patric Hornqvist (72) during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Gourde lifts Lightning over Pens 2-1 in OT for 8th straight

Feb. 11, 2020 11:21 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The puck ended up on Yanni Gourde's stick and for a split second, the only thing the Tampa Bay Lightning forward felt was a sense of panic. It passed. It always does these days for the NHL's hottest team. Gourde collected Brayden Point's cross-ice feed and ripped a shot to the short side...

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) makes a save on a shot attempt by Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin (71) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Stamkos, Kucherov, Vasilevskiy lift Lightning over Pens

Feb. 6, 2020 11:13 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov scored, Andre Vasilevskiy made 29 saves and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2 Thursday night. Vasilevskiy improved to 15-0-2 in his past 17 starts to set a franchise record for consecutive games without a regulation loss. ...