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Penguins’ ice cracking under pressure

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.

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.

4 predictions for the NHL playoffs

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)

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 attempts at predicting the madness in an intense playoff format that teaches us to expect the u...

GALLERY: Penguins Stanley Cup Victory Parade 2017

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

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 of 2-0 against the Nashville Predators on Sunday night. ...

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...

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

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)

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 Penguins open the defense of their 2016 Stanley Cup title at home with a Metropolitan Division m...

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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