In what has already been a wild offseason for the Penguins involving Mike Babcock rumors and a potential sale of the team, news has now come out that one of the teams superstars may want out.
With the NHL Draft looming at the end of the month, Pittsburgh Penguins General Manager Jim Rutherford and his staff have been going over their agenda for the off-season.
The Penguins’ General Manager, coach and star players Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin are all staying, despite the team’s disappointing elimination from playoffs.
The Pittsburgh Penguins face an uphill battle in their opening round matchup wih the Rangers. With that in mind, here are six ways the Penguins can defy the odds and win this series.
Don’t tell me about the down-the-liners.
The Penguins have found themselves in injury trouble late in the season as that will continue Saturday in Columbus.
Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist will be game-time decisions when the Penguins host the Arizona Coyotes Saturday at 1 p.m.
Just when the Penguins were the healthiest they’ve been in quite a long time, two more players were injured this weekend.
A day after absorbing a hit from Boston’s Chris Kelly and ultimately being unable to finish the contest – a 2-0 loss – Evgeni Malkin will miss more time.
Tuukka Rask stopped 30 shots and the Boston Bruins won their fifth game in a row, 2-0 over a Pittsburgh Penguins team missing Sidney Crosby and minus Evgeni Malkin for most of the game Saturday.
Patric Hornqvist scored twice in the second period, and the Pittsburgh Penguins also got goals from Evgeni Malkin and Blake Comeau in a 5-2 victory over the league-leading Anaheim Ducks on Friday night.
Sidney Crosby scored his 20th goal of the season, Evgeni Malkin added three assists, and the Pittsburgh Penguins held on to beat the Washington Capitals 4-3 on Wednesday night, averting a sweep of the season series.
According to a tweet from the Penguins, this couple have named their newborn child Malkin Crosby Long.
Two games, nine goals – including a couple by the snakebit power play – and another steady performance by Marc-Andre Fleury provided a reminder: when focused and fed-up, the Penguins remain as potent as ever.
Marc-Andre Fleury had 22 saves for his seventh shutout of the season, leading the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 2-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night.