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April 22, 2019 - 10:13 am
Hockey players are conditioned to think that winning the Stanley Cup means going through the best teams to be the best team.
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Pittsburgh Penguins center Matt Cullen (7) takes the ice against the Carolina Hurricanes during the first period at PPG PAINTS Arena.
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Josh Rowntree
April 19, 2019 - 5:30 pm
It may be the end of the line for veteran Penguins forward Matt Cullen. If this is the finish to Cullen’s 21-year career, it seems he is going out in an unpleasant way following Pittsburgh’s first-round sweep at the hands of the New York Islanders. “It’s disappointing,” Cullen said Thursday. “I...
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Penguins GM Jim Rutherford at a press conference in 2019
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Josh Rowntree
April 18, 2019 - 1:25 pm
Jim Rutherford is not going to stand for what he saw from his team this season.
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Pittsburgh Penguins defensemen Kris Letang (58) argues a penalty during the third period against the Detroit Red Wings at PPG PAINTS Arena.
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Josh Rowntree
April 18, 2019 - 12:30 pm
Kris Letang has no intentions of changing his game.
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Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin (71) warms up before playing the Calgary Flames at PPG PAINTS Arena.
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Josh Rowntree
April 16, 2019 - 11:24 pm
Evgeni Malkin feels the Penguins just did not have it. But identifying what ‘it’ might be seems like it may be a struggle. Malkin spoke for nearly six minutes following the Penguins 3-1 loss to the Islanders Tuesday night, capping a 4-0 New York sweep and the Penguins’ earliest exit from the...
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Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) handles the puck against New York Islanders center Brock Nelson (29) during the third period in game three of the first round of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs
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Josh Rowntree
April 15, 2019 - 2:28 pm
There has been no celebrating for the Islanders… yet. New York leads the Penguins 3-0 in the best-of-seven series, but Islanders players on Monday were focused singularly on Tuesday night’s Game 4 at PPG Paints Arena. “Our job here is to prepare ourselves for tomorrow, for a big game,” defenseman...
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Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) looks on against the New York Islanders during the third period in game three of the first round of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs at PPG PAINTS Arena. New...
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Josh Rowntree
April 14, 2019 - 4:20 pm
Unable to generate offensive chances and having production from its star players disappear, Pittsburgh is now facing a 3-0 hole to the surprising New York Islanders following Sunday’s 4-1 Islanders victory at PPG Paint Arena. “At this point, we just have to take a step back, we’ve got to look at it...
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Pittsburgh Penguins forward Phil Kessel (81), left, celebrates with forward Evgeni Malkin (71) after scoring a goal during the second period against the Detroit Red Wings at PPG PAINTS Arena.
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Josh Rowntree
April 04, 2019 - 10:55 pm
The Penguins are heading back to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Pittsburgh extended its NHL best streak of playoff berths to 13 years with Thursday’s 4-1 win over Detroit at PPG Paints Arena. “The fact that this organization has had the longstanding success that they’ve had is a reflection of their...
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Philadelphia Flyers' Ivan Provorov (9) of Russia and Philippe Myers (61) battle Carolina Hurricanes' Andrei Svechnikov (37) of Russia for the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C. on Saturday, March 30, 2019.
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March 30, 2019 - 6:37 pm
Carolina beat Philadelphia 5-2 on Saturday, officially eliminating the Flyers from playoff contention.
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Penguins coach Mike Sullivan instructs team at practice in 2019
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Josh Rowntree
March 28, 2019 - 2:21 pm
The Penguins are playing their best hockey. And it’s coming at the perfect time.
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