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Column: Crosby and Malkin: from disappointment to dynasty

A Penguins fan celebrates after the team's Stanley Cup repeat Sunday. (Photo by Matt Hawley/Senior Staff Photographer)

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

June 13, 2017

Early in the 2015-16 season, the Crosby-Malkin era was considered a disappointment. Now, it’s the best in Penguins history. When Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin came to Pittsburgh in 2005 and 2006, respectively, it marked a turnaround for an organization which had missed the playoffs every season since 2...

COLUMN: Pens’ goalie selection backed by Fleury’s inconsistency

22-year-old goalie Matt Murray has proven he's the better of the Penguins netminders this season, allowing .61 less goals per game than former starter Marc-Andre Fleury. (Kyle Robertson/Columbus Dispatch/TNS)

By David Leftwich | Staff Writer

May 23, 2017

After losing two of the first three games of the Eastern Conference Final, the Pittsburgh Penguins are back in the series thanks to a controversial decision by head coach Mike Sullivan. Through the first two rounds of the NHL playoffs, 32-year-old goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury seemingly solidified his star...

Fans pack Downtown for Penguins victory parade

Fans pack Downtown for Penguins victory parade

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

June 15, 2016

A record-breaking crowd descended upon Downtown Pittsburgh on Wednesday to see the Pittsburgh Penguins parade through the streets with their fourth Stanley Cup. City officials expected a crowd of 375,000 people, which is about how many turned out in 2009, the last time the Penguins won the Cup. T...

‘Sully’ knows best: Coach rewarded for giving Murray second chance

Rookie goaltender Matt Murray (30) has the Pittsburgh Penguins in position to clinch the Stanley Cup on Thursday. (TNS)

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

June 7, 2016

Pittsburgh Penguins rookie goaltender Matt Murray has been far from perfect in the Stanley Cup Finals, but he still has his team one win away from lifting a fourth Stanley Cup trophy. With one more standout performance, Murray could be hoisting the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP along with it. ...

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