Game 7 OT loss could mark end of historic era for Penguins

NEW YORK – The Pittsburgh Penguins may never be the same after blowing a 3-1 series lead and losing Game 7 of the Eastern Conference First Round to the New York Rangers in overtime at Madison Square Garden on Sunday. “I mean, it’s a possibility,” Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby said after the 4-3 season-ending loss. … Read more

Game Preview: Round 1, Game 6 vs. NYR

GAME PREVIEW The Penguins and New York Rangers play Game 6 of Round One of the Stanley Cup Playoffs at PPG Paints Arena. To purchase tickets to game 6, click here. Pittsburgh has a 19-14 all-time series record in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Penguins won four of their last five … Read more

Igor Shesterkin learning that NHL playoffs are different beast

Remember that Feb. 26 goaltending duel in Pittsburgh between Igor Shesterkin and Tristan Jarry that went the Penguins’ way, 1-0, on a third-period power-play goal by Evgeni Malkin? Or maybe the one at the Garden on April 7 that turned contentious, with Shesterkin waving goodbye to the Penguins as they left the ice after a … Read more

Rangers no strangers to 3-1 series deficit

The Rangers are no strangers to coming back from a 3-1 series deficit. Here’s how they pulled off the feat in back-to-back years not so long ago. 2014: Second round vs. Penguins The set up: The Rangers won the opener 2-1 in Pittsburgh on Derick Brassard’s OT goal but did not score again until the … Read more

Marleau retires from NHL after 23 seasons, all-time games played leader

The 42-year-old forward last played in 2020-21, scoring nine points (four goals, five assists) in 56 games with the San Jose Sharks. Marleau played 21 seasons for the Sharks. He is their leader in games played (1,607), goals (522) and points (1,111), and second in assists (589) behind Joe Thornton (804). He said Tuesday he … Read more

3 Keys: Rangers at Penguins, Game 4 of Eastern First Round

(2M) Rangers at (3M) Penguins 7 pm ET; ESPN, CBC, SN, TVAS, ATTSN-PT, MSG Pittsburgh leads best-of-7 series 2-1 The Pittsburgh Penguins will try to build on a wild win in Game 3 on Saturday when they play Game 4 of the Eastern Conference First Round against the New York Rangers at PPG Paints Arena … Read more

NHL not doing enough to protect goalies

It plays across your screens from September through February, week after week, as the NFL goes overboard protecting its quarterbacks from being in harm’s way. It might offend the sensibilities of some old-timers who grew up with Lawrence Taylor, or maybe Ben Davidson before that, but it represents good business. The NFL is protecting its … Read more

3 Keys: Rangers at Penguins, Game 3 of Eastern First Round

(2M) Rangers at (3M) Penguins 7 pm ET; TNT, CBC, SN, TVAS, ATTSN-PT, MSG Best-of-7 series tied 1-1 The New York Rangers will try to win back home-ice advantage from the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference First Round when they play Game 3 at PPG Paints Arena on Saturday. The Penguins won Game 1 … Read more

NHL picks, bets today: Latest lines for Rangers at Penguins, Panthers at Capitals and more

After losing series openers at home, the Florida Panthers and New York Rangers bounced back with convincing wins and five-goal performances. Now, those two teams hit the road on Saturday. Elsewhere, Dallas got a road win in Calgary in what has been an incredibly low-scoring series so far. Through two games the two teams have … Read more

DeSmith out rest of playoffs for Penguins after core muscle surgery

PITTSBURGH – Casey DeSmith will be out for the remainder of the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the Pittsburgh Penguins after having core muscle surgery Friday. The goalie left at 9:18 of the second overtime in a 4-3 triple-overtime win against the New York Rangers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference First Round on Tuesday. … Read more