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Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) gets off a pass with Minnesota Wild's Zach Parise (11) and Mikko Koivu (9) defending during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. Crosby hadn't played since undergoing abdominal surgery on Nov. 14. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Crosby collects 4 points in return, Penguins rip Wild 7-3

Jan. 14, 2020 11:25 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby stressed he wouldn't try to get “too fancy” in his return from a two-month layoff following abdominal surgery. It happened anyway. The fact most of the flash cam e from Crosby's teammates during Pittsburgh's 7-3 domination of Minnesota on Tuesday night is...

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2019, file photo, Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby prepares to take a face-off during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Edmonton Oilers in Pittsburgh. The Penguins captain will be in the lineup on Tuesday night, Jan. 14, 2020, when Pittsburgh faces Minnesota. Crosby hasn't played since undergoing abdominal surgery on Nov. 14. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Penguins' Crosby to return from 2-month absence against Wild

Jan. 14, 2020 1:08 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby is back. The Pittsburgh Penguins captain will be in the lineup on Tuesday night when Pittsburgh faces Minnesota. Crosby hasn't played since undergoing abdominal surgery on Nov. 14. The Penguins have thrived in spite of the extended absence of the three-time Stanley Cup...

Pittsburgh Penguins' Brandon Tanev (13) scores on Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/L.E. Baskow)

Kahun, Jarry lead Penguins past Vegas 4-3

Jan. 8, 2020 2:14 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins had a season-low 16 shots on goal against the Vegas Golden Knights, and that was enough to get a victory. Dominik Kahun had a goal and an assist, Tristan Jarry made 32 saves and Pittsburgh opened a three-game road trip by beating the Golden Knights 4-3 Tuesday...

Florida Panthers' Frank Vatrano (77) puts a rebound behind Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Tristan Jarry (35) for a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Panthers top Penguins 4-1 for rare win in Pittsburgh

Jan. 5, 2020 8:27 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joel Quenneville insisted when he agreed to coach the Florida Panthers last spring the perpetually struggling club was close to figuring it out. Following a sluggish start, it looks as if Quenneville might be right. Mike Hoffman had a goal and an assist, rookie Chris Driedger stopped 31...

Pittsburgh Penguins' Brandon Tanev (13) celebrates with teammate Teddy Blueger after scoring during overtime in an NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 in Montreal. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)

Tanev’s OT goal lifts Penguins over Canadiens 3-2

Jan. 5, 2020 12:00 AM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — Teddy Blueger set up Brandon Tanev’s overtime goal for the Pittsburgh Penguins with a shot that turned into a juicy rebound. The Montreal Canadiens were stunned that officials let it stand. Tanev scored a disputed goal in overtime, lifting the Penguins over the Canadiens 3-2 Saturday...

San Jose Sharks' Tomas Hertl, right, celebrates with Brent Burns (88) after scoring against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Burns' OT winner gives Sharks 3-2 victory over Penguins

Jan. 2, 2020 11:06 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The San Jose Sharks entered 2020 searching for an identity and consistency following a sluggish start that cost longtime coach Peter DeBoer his job last month. The perennial Western Conference power hopes it found a little of both in a 3-2 overtime win against the Pittsburgh Penguins on...

Pittsburgh Penguins' Jake Guentzel (59) rolls on the ice after being injured after scoring a goal against the Ottawa Senators during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, in Pittsburgh. Guentzel left the ice and did not return to the game. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Shoulder injury sidelines Penguins' Guentzel for 4-6 months

Dec. 31, 2019 3:51 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jake Guentzel's play-making helped the Pittsburgh Penguins withstand the loss of captain Sidney Crosby, earning his first All-Star team in the process. The joy over Guentzel's selection proved short-lived. The talented forward will miss at least four months after injuring his right...

Pittsburgh Penguins' Bryan Rust (17) celebrates with Evgeni Malkin (71) after scoring against the Nashville Predators during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Pittsburgh. Nashville Predators' Ryan Johansen skates by at left.(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Guentzel's power-play goal lifts Penguins past Predators 6-4

Dec. 28, 2019 11:20 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — For the second straight night, the Pittsburgh Penguins scored three first-period goals against the Nashville Predators. This time, Pittsburgh had to gut it out after the Predators rallied to tie the score. Jake Guentzel’s power-play goal with 1:03 remaining put Pittsburgh ahead for...

Pittsburgh Penguins' Kris Letang (58) celebrates his goal with Evgeni Malkin (71) during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Edmonton Oilers on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Codie McLachlan/The Canadian Press via AP)

Jarry, McCann help Penguins get past Oilers 5-2

Dec. 21, 2019 12:52 AM EST

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Secondary scoring carried the Pittsburgh Penguins to a fourth straight win. Tristan Jarry made 26 saves, Jared McCann scored and the Penguins beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-2 on Friday night. Chad Ruhwedel, Joseph Blandisi, Kris Letang and Brandon Tanev also scored for the Penguins,...

Florida Panthers' Noel Acciari, center, celebrates with teammates MacKenzie Weegar, left, and Jonathan Huberdeau after scoring a goal during the second period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Dallas Stars, Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

Acciari records 2nd straight hat trick, Florida tops Stars

Dec. 21, 2019 12:08 AM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Noel Acciari completed his second straight hat trick with a penalty shot and added an assist in Florida’s five-goal second period in the Panthers’ 7-4 victory over the Dallas Stars on Friday night. Acciari had the natural hat trick in a Florida-record 3:59 span, pushing...