| Apr 10, 2012
| 4:24 AM
It’s here, hockey fans, the greatest time of the year for puck heads: The NHL playoffs. Nothing is more exciting or less predictable, and if you want even more drama, start with the intrastate Pittsburgh Penguins-Philadelphia Flyers series. It...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 9:27 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins admit they have a tendency to get so enamored with their own firepower they forget to do the little things.
Like, say, play defense.
Sometimes they can get away with it. Tuesday night wasn't one of those...
| Mar 25, 2012
| 8:15 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby scored in his second straight game and added an assist to help the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the New Jersey Devils 5-2 on Sunday night.
Crosby, who snapped out of a career-long 12-game goal drought Saturday, gave...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 8:53 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Evgeni Malkin scored twice, James Neal had four assists and the Pittsburgh Penguins clinched a playoff spot with a 5-1 victory over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night.
Chris Kunitz, Matt Cooke and Pascal Dupuis also...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 8:25 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — James Neal recorded his second NHL hat trick, and Sidney Crosby had four assists in his first home game in more than three months as the Pittsburgh Penguins ripped the Winnipeg Jets 8-4 on Tuesday night.
Evgeni Malkin added two...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 8:54 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dan Bylsma promised to keep Sidney Crosby's minutes under control as his star center eased his way back into the lineup following a three-month layoff.
It might be time to take the shackles off.
Crosby collected five assists...
| Mar 18, 2012
| 3:22 PM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Scott Hartnell needed every last tick of the clock to score the timeliest of goals for the Flyers.
Hartnell scored his second goal of the game with less than 1 second left in overtime to lift the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 9:14 PM
Sidney Crosby was on the ice for three of Pittsburgh's five goals, and defenseman Kris Letang was out there for all of them.
The Penguins are suddenly the picture of health, and the NHL's hottest team is making the Eastern Conference playoff race a fight...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 8:48 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Sidney Crosby's return after three months of inactivity didn't hurt the chemistry of the Pittsburgh Penguins one bit as they surged closer to the Eastern Conference-leading New York Rangers.
Crosby played for the first time since...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 12:09 PM
Jonathan Toews is feeling a combination of excitement and frustration.
The Chicago Blackhawks captain is back on the ice while recovering from a concussion but does not have a timeframe for a return to game action. Toews skated with teammates for the...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 3:34 PM
"Sid the Kid" is back on the ice. The Penguins captain participated in his first full practice but that doesn't mean he is going to suit up right away. Crosby's hour-long workout was his first full practice since concussion-like symptoms returned in early...