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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' Brian Dumoulin, left, skates to the bench as Carolina Hurricanes' Jake Gardiner (51) is greeted by teammates after giving his team the lead with a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Hurricanes hammer listless Penguins 6-2

Mar. 9, 2020 2:24 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Morgan Geekie didn't have time to think. On Saturday he was in the minors. By Sunday afternoon the newest Carolina Hurricanes forward found himself thrust in the middle of the playoff race. The 21-year-old rookie hardly looked overwhelmed by the moment. Neither did his team. Geekie...

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...

San Jose Sharks right wing Barclay Goodrow (23) controls the puck ahead of New York Rangers right wing Kaapo Kakko (24) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

First-round picks not for rent on NHL trade deadline day

Feb. 24, 2020 8:13 PM EST

Not many first-round picks were in play at the NHL trade deadline Monday, except for contenders picking up players for now and the future. The New York Islanders traded a conditional first-round pick to Ottawa as part of their trade for center Jean-Gabriel Pageau. The Tampa Bay Lightning also parted with a...

FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2019, file photo, Carolina Hurricanes' Lucas Wallmark plays against the Boston Bruins during an NHL hockey game in Boston. The Florida Panthers traded Vincent Trocheck to the Carolina Hurricanes for Erik Haula, Lucas Wallmark and prospects Chase Priskie and Eetu Luostarinen, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020.  (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

NHL trade winds blow Hurricanes' way in completing 3 deals

Feb. 24, 2020 7:43 PM EST

Hurricanes president Don Waddell resisted the urge to sign Zamboni driver David Ayres — or acquire anyone else, for that matter — to address Carolina's injury-depleted goaltending ranks before the NHL trade deadline struck Monday. Waddell, however, did manage to upgrade the rest of his roster to...

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2020, file photo, San Jose Sharks left wing Patrick Marleau (12) looks to pass during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders in Uniondale, NY. Marleau will get another shot at winning a Stanley Cup after being traded by the San Jose Sharks to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday. Feb. 24, 2020, for a conditional draft pick. The struggling Sharks will get a 2021 third-round pick from the Penguins for Marleau that becomes a second-rounder if Pittsburgh wins the title this year.(AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Penguins acquire veteran Patrick Marleau from Sharks

Feb. 24, 2020 5:12 PM EST

Patrick Marleau has been chasing the Stanley Cup for 22 seasons. The veteran winger hopes a move to Pittsburgh will finally let him catch it. San Jose dealt the 40-year-old Marleau to the Penguins during Monday's trade deadline. The struggling Sharks will get a 2021 third-round pick from the Penguins that becomes...

Chicago Blackhawks' Erik Gustafsson (56) skates away from Winnipeg Jets' Jacob Cederholm (78) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Fred Greenslade/The Canadian Press via AP)

Flames answer Oilers' trades by acquiring two defensemen

Feb. 24, 2020 5:07 PM EST

The latest on the NHL trade deadline (all times Eastern): 4:35 p.m. The Calgary Flames have acquired defensemen Erik Gustafsson from Chicago and Derek Forbort from Los Angeles. The Flames sent a 2020 third-round pick to the Blackhawks for Gustafsson and a conditional 2021 fourth-rounder to the Kings for Forbort....

Buffalo Sabres' Sam Reinhart (23) celebrates his goal with Jack Eichel (9) during the first period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Eichel scores twice, Sabres races past sluggish Penguins 5-2

Feb. 22, 2020 4:35 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Plenty of work remains for the Buffalo Sabres as they try to claw their way into the playoff picture. Streaking past the suddenly listless Pittsburgh Penguins is a pretty good way to start. Jack Eichel scored twice and Sabres jumped on the Penguins early in a 5-2 victory on Saturday,...

Buffalo Sabres forward Jack Eichel (9) and Columbus Blue Jackets forward Gustav Nyquist (14) skate to the corner during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Olofsson scores 2 in Sabres' 4-3 OT win over Blue Jackets

Feb. 13, 2020 11:53 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Look out NHL, Victor “"Goal-ofsson" is back. Taking two periods to shake off the rust after missing six weeks with a sprained left ankle, Buffalo forward Victor Olofsson quickly rediscovered his scoring touch in the Sabres' 4-3 overtime win over the depleted Columbus Blue...

Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader (8) and goalie Jonathan Bernier (45) celebrate a victory over the Buffalo Sabres following a shootout of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Red Wings snap 9-game skid with 4-3 shootout win over Sabres

Feb. 6, 2020 11:10 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Dylan Larkin scored twice and converted one of Detroit’s two shootout goals, and the Red Wings snapped a nine-game skid with a 4-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night. Andreas Athanasiou sealed the victory by scoring on Detroit’s second shootout opportunity...