Pittsburgh Penguins News
6-15-16: On Sunday, the Penguins won the Stanley Cup for the fourth time in the franchise’s history. The Penguins played a very strong Game 6, as they allowed the San Jose Sharks to attempt just 19 shots. Although Sidney Crosby did not score in Game 6, he had two assists in the victory and was named the 2016 Conn Smythe winner.
6-8-16: The Penguins bounced back from Saturday’s Game 3 loss in overtime by winning Game 4. The victory that was led by Matt Murray’s 23 saves on 24 San Jose Shark shots gave Pittsburgh a 3-1 series. The Penguins’ only time trailing during the Stanley Cup Final was when they gave up Joonas Donskoi’s overtime goal in Game 3. The Penguins will look to win the Stanley Cup in front of their home crowd in Game 5 on Thursday.
5-31-16: On Monday, the Penguins open up their first Stanley Cup Final since their 2009 championship win. Bryan Rust, who knocked in one goal in Game 6’s 5-2 victory, also scored both of Pittsburgh’s goals in the team’s 2-1 Game 7 win. The Penguins’ defense, which allowed only 17 Lightning shots in Game 7, will look to continue to play well against the San Jose Sharks.
5-17-16: Sidney Crosby is just three goals away from 50 career playoff goals; his fourth of this postseason was an impressive one, as he knocked it in 40 seconds into the overtime period on Monday to give the Penguins the 3-2 victory and tie the series against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Pittsburgh has outshot Tampa Bay by a combined 35 shots in the first two games.
5-10-16: In Game 4, Patric Hornqvist scored the game-winning goal in overtime to give Pittsburgh a commanding 3-1 lead in the series. Then, the Penguins got forward Eric Fehr back on the ice for Saturday’s Game 5. He did not get a shot on goal in the contest and posted a plus/minus of -1. The Penguins totaled 31 shots, but Chris Kunitz scored the only goal for Pittsburgh in the loss.
5-3-16: Marc-Andre Fleury has yet to return from his concussion, but Matt Murray looked fantastic in net in Monday’s Game 3. After allowing just one goal on 24 Washington Capital shots in Game 2’s victory, he took on 49 shots on Monday. Patric Hornqvist, Tom Kuhnhackl and Carl Hagelin made the score, 3-0, in favor of Pittsburgh, and the Penguins went on to win, 3-2.
4-25-16: The New York Rangers were no match for the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first round of action, and the Pens were able to wrap the series up in just five games. Pittsburgh now advances to take on the Presidents' Trophy-winning Washington Capitals, who needed six games to expunge the Philadelphia Flyers in the opening round. The action kicks off this Thursday night at Verizon Center in D.C.
4-18-16; Phil Kessel scored two goals on Saturday. In addition, Evgeni Malkin returned to play his first game since March 11, and he assisted on one of Kessel’s goals, but the Marc-Andre Fleury-less Penguins fell to the Rangers, 4-2. The series is now even as it heads to Madison Square Garden for the next two contests.
4-4-16: On Saturday, Pittsburgh’s offense continued to play very well, as the Penguins won, 5-0, against the New York Islanders at Barclays Center and clinched their 10th straight playoff berth. Then, the Marc-Andre Fleury-less Penguins extended their winning streak with Sunday’s 6-2 victory over the visiting Philadelphia Flyers. Filling in for Fleury, goalie Matt Murray won his fifth straight start.
3-22-16: The piping hot Penguins have some time to rest after Sunday’s 6-2 victory over the league-best Washington Capitals. Although Pittsburgh scored on just one of its seven power-play opportunities in the contest, the power-play goal by Justin Schultz gave the team its first one in its last four contests. The Penguins look for their seventh straight win on Thursday against the Devils.
3-8-16: On Sunday, defenseman Justin Schultz, who the Penguins acquired from the Edmonton Oilers, made his Penguins debut on Sunday against the Devils in New Jersey. He had one assist and a +2 plus/minus in the Penguins’ 6-1 victory. In addition, winger Bryan Rust had a goal and two assists at the Prudential Center.
3-3-16: The Penguins will host the Rangers tonight in a pivotal Metropolitan division battle. With 72 points the Penguins are right in the mix of the playoff hunt and currently own a Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference. With nine games remaining at Consol Energy Center the average price for Penguins tickets is $123.76 on the secondary market.
2-23-16: On Sunday, the Penguins continued to alternate wins and losses, as they won their 30th game of the season. Marc-Andre Fleury allowed three goals in his second consecutive game, but the Penguins’ offense got him his second straight victory. Defenseman Kris Letang, who had an assist in each of his two games prior to Sunday, tallied a whopping three assists in the 4-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres.
2-17-16: The Penguins’ two-game road trip included games with the same score. Both contests also ended in shootouts, but the Penguins were only victorious in one contest. They won, 2-1, at Carolina, but lost to the Panthers in Florida. Marc-Andre Fleury looks to continue his success in net in the upcoming two-game homestands that bookend a two-game road trip in Buffalo and Boston.
2-10-16: Sidney Crosby’s two goals and two assists led Pittsburgh to a 6-2 victory over the visiting Anaheim Ducks on Monday, and it was his second four-point performance this month. He already has 12 points in the Penguins’ four games in February, and Pittsburgh has a 3-1 record in those contests. The Penguins have been looking good, especially with Evgeni Malkin still being out due to a lower-body injury.
2-1-16: In search of their first Stanley Cup Final appearance since going to back-to-back ones in 2008 and 2009, the Penguins are hanging on to a playoff spot, as they are tied with the New Jersey Devils, who they defeated on January 26, in their last game before the All-Star break.
1-21-16: The on-ice woes continue for the Penguins, who now have gone just 4-2-4 over their last 10 games. They remain in the bottom half of the Metropolitan division with 49 points, trailing the league-leading Capitals by a whopping 24 points. Over 19 games left at Consol Energy Center this season the average price for Pittsburgh Penguins tickets is $127.09 on the secondary market.
1-13-16: Going 5-2-3 in their last 10 games, the Pittsburgh Penguins have closed the gap between them and the New Jersey Devils, only trailing by one point. The Penguins have two games remaining this week, on the road against the Tampa Bay Lightning to close out a four-game road trip and a home game against the Carolina Hurricanes.
1-6-16: Still struggling to crack into the top four spots of the Metropolitan, the Pittsburgh Penguins have won two out of their last three games. They play the Chicago Blackhawks on the road to start a four-game road trip.