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Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Casey DeSmith (1) celebrates a shootout win over the Washington Capitals with Jason Zucker following an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Guentzel's winner lifts Penguins by Capitals 4-3 in shootout

Jan. 17, 2021 4:15 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Casey DeSmith felt the puck at his feet, looked down to confirm it was indeed the case then exhaled as his Pittsburgh Penguins teammates poured over the bench in the middle of an empty arena to congratulate their backup goaltender, the one hardly playing like a backup. Starting in place...

FILE - Pittsburgh Penguins' Evgeni Malkin (71) and Sidney Crosby (87) watch a replay of a goal by Malkin during the first period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Minnesota Wild in Pittsburgh, in this Jan. 14, 2020, file photo. The faces around Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin change. The expectations around the Pittsburgh Penguins and their two longtime stars do not. After an offseason of retooling the coaching staff and tweaking the roster, the Penguins are hoping to rebound following a second straight early playoff exit. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar/File)

New faces, same expectations for Crosby, Penguins

Jan. 5, 2021 3:48 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The number of players who helped the Pittsburgh Penguins to consecutive Stanley Cup titles is dwindling. Matt Murray is in Ottawa. Patric Hornqvist is in Florida. Assistant coaches Jacques Martin, Sergei Gonchar and Mark Recchi are gone, too. All part of a mini-housecleaning following a...