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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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The Pitt News

Pittsburgh Penguins Jeff Carter, left, carries the puck behind the net as Columbus Blue Jackets Emil Bemstrom defends during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 13, 2023, in Columbus, Ohio.

Column | Keep the Penguins’ disappointing season in context

By Zack Gibney, Senior Staff Writer April 18, 2023
The Penguins' reign of dominance is finally over, as the team missed the playoffs for the first time in 16 years. But Senior Staff Writer Zack Gibney argues that Penguins fans should not take the team’s dominance for granted.
Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) hugs goaltender Matt Murray (30) following the NHL game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena Feb. 26, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio.

Penguins’ ice cracking under pressure

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer April 15, 2019
For the second year in a row Barry Trotz is showing he has what it takes to crack the Penguins’ ice. First with the Washington Capitals and now with the New York Islanders.
The Florida Panthers Frank Vatrano (72) is knocked to the ice by the Nashville Predators Matt Irwin (52) in the first period on Tuesday, April 3. (Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald/TNS)

4 predictions for the NHL playoffs

By Max Sirianni | Staff Writer April 12, 2018

After 82 games, the NHL regular season has officially ended, and the 16 teams that made the playoffs are ready to face off for the Stanley Cup. Playoff hockey is always full of surprises, so here are some...

Sidney Crosby rides through the parade in a pick up truck with the Stanley Cup next to him. (Photo by Matt Hawley | Staff Photographer)

GALLERY: Penguins Stanley Cup Victory Parade 2017

By Matt Hawley June 14, 2017

An estimated crowd of 650,000 people gathered downtown on Wednesday morning to celebrate the Pittsburgh Penguins Stanley Cup victory for the second year in a row. The Penguins secured the cup with a score...

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

Column: Crosby and Malkin: from disappointment to dynasty

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,...

22-year-old goalie Matt Murray has proven hes 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)

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

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...

Penguins captain Sidney Crosby lifts the Cup after winning 3-1 against the San Jose Sharks in Game 6 of the 2016 Stanley Cup Finals. (TNS)

Pens 2016-17 season preview: The quest for ‘One for the Thumb’

By Alex Butelli | For The Pitt News October 12, 2016

As they raise their fourth championship banner at the newly renamed PPG Paints Arena Thursday night, the Pittsburgh Penguins will begin their quest for another title — their “One for the Thumb.” The...

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...

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

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

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...

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