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Lingering questions for all 32 NHL teams heading into training camp: Goaltending, lineup, injuries, more

But now that fall is officially set to begin on Thursday, it’s also time for training camps around the NHL to open, as we look ahead to opening night of the season on Oct. 11. To help get you ready for the next few weeks — as teams decide on which players make the roster, […]

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Artemi Panarin’s OT power-play goal sends New York Rangers into second round

NEW YORK CITY — New York Rangers coach Gerard Gallant had a feeling heading into overtime of Game 7: If his team was going to eliminate the Pittsburgh Penguins and advance to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, star winger Artemi Panarin would be the player to do it. “He’s the guy, when […]

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Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby, ‘the best player in the world,’ being evaluated for injury after leaving Game 5 loss

The Pittsburgh Penguins failed to close out the New York Rangers in their Game 5 loss on Wednesday night, but their attention afterward was on the loss of captain Sidney Crosby. The Rangers won 5-3 to narrow the Penguins’ series lead to 3-2. Game 6 is Friday night in Pittsburgh. The question now is whether […]

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Pittsburgh Penguins stand by ‘solid’ Louis Domingue, focusing on playing ‘better’ in Game 3 vs. New York Rangers

NEW YORK — Goalie Louis Domingue was the hero of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Game 1 win, stopping all 17 shots he faced after entering the game during the second overtime. But Thursday night in Game 2, there were no storybook endings — just a 5-2 loss to the New York Rangers to even their Eastern […]

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With bigger plans ahead, Boston Bruins secure playoff berth in East, feat that ‘is not an automatic’

BOSTON — Jeremy Swayman rebounded from a rough stretch with 23 saves and the Boston Bruins clinched a playoff spot by holding off the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 on Saturday to halt a season-high three-game losing streak. Trent Frederic and Erik Haula scored first-period goals for Boston, which went on the skid after winning 17 of […]

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Pittsburgh Penguins lose leading scorer Jake Guentzel to upper-body injury

The team said Wednesday that the star forward is “week to week” with an upper-body injury. Coach Mike Sullivan did not go into detail about how or when Guentzel was hurt. Guentzel left the ice briefly in the first period of a victory over Seattle on Monday night, though he returned and finished with two […]

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Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby returns from COVID-19 list in loss to Capitals

Coach Mike Sullivan also rejoined the Penguins on Sunday after exiting COVID-19 protocol. The Penguins activated Crosby, as well as defensemen Brian Dumoulin, Marcus Pettersson and Chad Ruhwedel. Pettersson and Ruhwedel actually exited COVID-19 protocol earlier this week and played in a game against Florida on Thursday, but they were unable to join the Penguins […]

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Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby, Brian Dumoulin, coach Mike Sullivan exit COVID-19 protocol

Crosby and Dumoulin went into the protocol on Nov. 3. Sullivan joined them a day later as part of an outbreak that has seen eight Penguins and their longtime coach miss time. Acting head coach Todd Reirden said before Saturday’s game in Ottawa that he expects Sullivan to be back on the job when the […]

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Getting healthier amid COVID-19 outbreak, Pittsburgh Penguins ‘headed in the right direction’

Defensemen Chad Ruhwedel and Marcus Pettersson practiced Wednesday, and assistant coach Todd Reirden — who is filling in while Sullivan is in the protocol — said both will be game-time decisions Thursday night when Pittsburgh welcomes the Florida Panthers. The two defensemen went into the COVID-19 protocol Oct. 31 after testing positive. Both players said […]

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Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan latest to test positive for COVID-19

The team made the announcement a few hours before the Penguins took on the Flyers. Assistant coach Todd Reirden filled in for Sullivan in the 3-2 overtime win. Reirden said Sullivan is symptomatic, which would indicate he will be out several days under the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol. “Wish nothing but the best for him and […]

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