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 New York Rangers used Carl Hagelin’s overtime goal and spectacular goaltending by Henrik Lundqvist for a 2-1 victory over Pittsburgh on Friday night to advance in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
Derick Brassard and Ryan McDonough scored in the first period and Henrik Lundqvist made the goals stand up as the New York Rangers won the opener of their playoff series with the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 Thursday night.
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.
Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist will be game-time decisions when the Penguins host the Arizona Coyotes Saturday at 1 p.m.
As the Pittsburgh Penguins currently sit in third place in their division with 81 points behind both the New York Rangers and New York Islanders, some of the individual performances that have gotten them to this place are beginning to get recognized.
Here’s the top five masks worn by goaltenders for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Marc-Andre Fleury got his NHL-leading eighth shutout of the season and Sidney Crosby contributed two goals and an assist as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Calgary Flames 4-0 Friday night.
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.
It was enough to give a goalie nightmares: A record 29 goals, 25 players with at least two points and eight with at least four.
Captain Nick Foligno, showing allegiance to a teammate, has selected Columbus Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen with the first pick in the NHL All-Star draft.
Following an undisclosed injury he suffered against the Philadelphia Flyers, Penguins center Evgeni Malkin has backed out of the upcoming All-Star game.
Having initially been snubbed from the All-Star game, Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury has been announced as a replacement after Pekka Rinne of the Predators and Jimmy Howard of the Red Wings had to skip the game due to injuries.
Nick Cotsonika of Yahoo Sports talked about the Pens with Bob Pompeani.