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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...

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...

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby, bottom, works against Los Angeles Kings' Kurtis MacDermid during the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Panic time? Penguins staying patient during unexpected slide

Mar. 2, 2020 6:18 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Sullivan's voice was calm as he urged patience and understanding, qualities that tend to be in short supply around the NHL when the calendar flips to March and the number of regular-season games dwindles. They're traits the Pittsburgh Penguins coach hasn't had to rely on much during...

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...

Pittsburgh Penguins' Patrick Marleau (12) is defended by Los Angeles Kings' Trevor Moore, left, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Lizotte, Kings send Penguins to 4th straight loss, 2-1

Feb. 27, 2020 1:56 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blake Lizotte had a power-play goal and an assist, Cal Petersen made 36 saves and the Los Angeles Kings spoiled the Penguins debuts of Patrick Marleau and two more deadline acquisitions with a 2-1 victory over Pittsburgh on Wednesday night. Lizotte posted his second career multi-point...

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) passes to Jason Zucker (16) who put a shot behind Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen (31) for a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Crosby has goal, 3 assists as Penguins beat Maple Leafs 5-2

Feb. 18, 2020 11:16 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby had a goal and three assists to help the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2 on Tuesday night. “I think this is his favorite time of year,” Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said. “He tends to play his best when the stakes get high. He has...

Pittsburgh Penguins' Jared McCann (19) waits for a rebound as Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Brian Elliott (37) stops a shot by Penguins' John Marino during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Crosby's OT winner lifts Penguins over Flyers 4-3

Jan. 31, 2020 10:36 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby is well versed in what happens during the second half of an NHL season. How the intensity ramps up. The speed and the stakes, too. No wonder the Pittsburgh Penguins captain looks so comfortable. Crosby's wrist shot beat Brian Elliott 55 seconds into overtime to give the...