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Penguins' Malkin out indefinitely after right knee surgery

Jun. 04, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin has had surgery on his right knee and will not be available when the team reports for training camp in September. The team made the announcement Friday but did not provide specifics on when Malkin underwent the...

Marchand scores in OT, Bruins beat Islanders 2-1 in Game 3

Jun. 03, 2021 23:33 PM EDT

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Brad Marchand knew he didn't have a great angle on his shot in overtime. He just fired the puck at the net and it got past Islanders goalie Semyon Varlamov. Marchand scored 3:36 into overtime and the Boston Bruins beat New York 2-1 Thursday night...

Penguins GM Hextall committed to keeping core together

Jun. 02, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ron Hextall doesn't sound like someone who's ready to hit the reset button. The Pittsburgh Penguins general manager said Wednesday he believes in the team's core of Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang and is in no hurry to move on to the...

What now? Penguins dealing with another early playoff exit

May. 27, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins felt so confident in Tristan Jarry's ascendancy during the offseason they traded two-time Stanley Cup-winning goaltender Matt Murray and awarded Jarry with a new contract. So much for that. The steady play...

Nelson helps Islanders beat Penguins 5-3 to reach 2nd round

May. 26, 2021 22:53 PM EDT

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders didn't get discouraged when they kept falling behind. They just kept their focus, got a big surge in the second period and ran past the Pittsburgh Penguins into the second round of the playoffs. Brock Nelson scored twice in...

Sorokin, Islanders beat Penguins 4-1 in Game 4 to tie series

May. 23, 2021 01:24 AM EDT

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — After two tough losses, the New York Islanders turned back to Ilya Sorokin in a game they needed to win, and the rookie goalie came through. Sorokin stopped 29 shots, Oliver Wahlstrom and Ryan Pulock each had a goal and an assist and the Islanders...

Tanev scores late, Penguins beat Islanders 5-4 in Game 3

May. 20, 2021 23:03 PM EDT

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Each time the New York Islanders tried to get some momentum, the Pittsburgh Penguins had an answer. And now they have the lead in their first-round playoff series. Brandon Tanev scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:36 left and the Penguins beat the...

Fast-finishing Penguins open playoffs against Islanders

May. 15, 2021 13:25 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kris Letang has never missed the playoffs during his 15-year career. Still, the Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman knows not all postseason opportunities are equal. “Sometimes you have that feeling inside you like ‘This year is a good year,’ like you...

Chemistry 101: COVID-19 protocols helped Pens bond quickly

May. 12, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Nearly three dozen players made their way through the Pittsburgh Penguins locker room during the regular season, a byproduct of an injury list that seemed to remain in a constant state of flux. Some, such as captain Sidney Crosby, have been around...

Carter scores career-high 4 goals, Penguins blast Sabres 8-4

May. 06, 2021 22:32 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — In the final days of a 16th season that came in the form of a 56-game sprint and included a cross-country trade, Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jeff Carter acknowledges his legs aren't exactly in top form. Funny, they sure looked fresh Thursday night...