Penguins blow Game Four 4-3 in Columbus (23-Apr-2014)
The Penguins blow a three-goal first-period lead and lose 4-3 in overtime to Columbus in front of 18,970 at Nationwide Arena. Pittsburgh appeared to be on their way to a destruction of the Blue Jackets after scoring three times in the first 11:10 of the first period but Columbus chipped away with goals in each period including a horrific Marc-Andre Fleury misplay of the puck with under 30 seconds to go that led to the game-tying goal by Brandon Dubinsky. Fleury then gave up a long-range, unscreened shot at 2:49 of overtime to take the loss. He ended with a 42 save effort.
Penguins win Game Three 4-3 in Columbus (21-Apr-2014)
The Penguins overcome a third-period 3-1 deficit to defeat Columbus 4-3 in Game 3 in front of 19,148 at Nationwide Arena. Pittsburgh found themselves out-played and out-scored 2-0 near the end of the second period when Brooks Orpik scored with under two seconds to go in the period. The Blue Jackets restored their two-goal cushion at the 1:04 mark of the third but the Pens then scored three times in a 2:13 span on consecutive shots. Marc-Andre Fleury, after a shaky start, stopped 17 of 20 shots. All three games have been 4-3 finals with the winners coming back from two-goal deficits.
Penguins open playoffs with a 4-3 win over Columbus (16-Apr-2014)
The Penguins overcome a 3-1 deficit to defeat Columbus 4-3 in the opening game of the playoffs in front of 18,646 at CONSOL Energy Center. Jussi Jokinen, Beau Bennett, Matt Niskanen and Brent Sutter scored for Pittsburgh. Marc-Andre Fleury made 31 saves on 34 shots for the win.
Round 1 Playoff Schedule (14-Apr-2014)
GAME 1: Columbus at Pittsburgh, Wed April 16, 7:30pm ET, TV: NBCSN, ROOT
GAME 2: Columbus at Pittsburgh, Sat April 19, 7:00pm ET, TV: NBCSN, ROOT
GAME 3: Pittsburgh at Columbus, Mon April 21, 7:00pm ET, TV: NBCSN, ROOT
GAME 4: Pittsburgh at Columbus, Wed April 23, 7:00pm ET, TV: NBCSN, ROOT
GAME 5: Columbus at Pittsburgh, Sat April 26, TBD, TV: ROOT *
GAME 6: Pittsburgh at Columbus, Mon April 28, TBD, TV: ROOT *
GAME 7: Columbus at Pittsburgh, Wed April 30, TBD, TV: ROOT *
* If necessary
Penguins blank Caps 2-0 (12-Mar-2014)
The Penguins beat the Caps 2-0 to complete the season series sweep in front of 18,646 at CONSOL Energy Center. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped all 32 shots he faced for his fifth shutout of the season. Pittsburgh got goals from Jussi Jokinen and Sidney Crosby. The Pens have now won eight straight against Washington.
Pittsburgh Penguins March Practice Schedule (10-Mar-2014)
The Pittsburgh Penguins March 2014 Practice Schedule has been released at http://www.letsgopens.com/practice.php. The Penguins have four open practices at Southpointe in March.
Penguins beat Senators 2-1 in overtime (3-Feb-2014)
The Penguins get an overtime goal from James Neal and defeat Ottawa 2-1 in front of 18,579 at CONSOL Energy Center. The teams traded goals in the first period with Brian Gibbons tipping home a power play goal, his third goal of the season, at the 16:23 mark of the first period.
Pittsburgh Penguins February/Early March Practice Schedule (3-Feb-2014)
The Pittsburgh Penguins February / Early March 2014 Practice Schedule has been released at http://www.letsgopens.com/practice.php. The Penguins have no open practices at Southpointe in February and one in early March.
Pittsburgh Penguins January Practice Schedule (29-Dec-2013)
The Pittsburgh Penguins January 2014 Practice Schedule has been released at http://www.letsgopens.com/practice.php. The Penguins have three open practices at Southpointe in January.
Penguins tame Wild 5-2 for sixth straight win (19-Dec-2013)
The Penguins win their sixth straight and ninth straight at home after beating the Wild 5-2 in front of 18,623 at CONSOL Energy Center. Pittsburgh got goals from Chris Kunitz (2), Brandon Sutter, Matt Niskanen and Olli Maatta (penalty shot). Jeff Zatkoff won his sixth straight start and made 24 saves on 26 shots.
Penguins beat Rangers 4-3 on Sutter shootout goal (18-Dec-2013)
The depleted Penguins keep rolling on with a 4-3 shootout win over the Rangers in front of 18,006 at Madison Square Garden. The Penguins got regulation goals from Chris Kunitz, Pascal Dupuis and Brandon Sutter. Sutter, in the fifth round, scored the lone goal of the shootout to earn the win. Marc-Andre Fleury made 29 saves on 32 shots.
Penguins defeat Maple Leafs 3-1 (16-Dec-2013)
An injury-riddled Penguins defeat the Maple Leafs 3-1 in front of 18,522 at CONSOL Energy Center. The Pens played without ten regulars including five of their top defensemen but found a way to win. Pittsburgh got goals from Chris Conner in the first period and Sidney Crosby and Brandon Sutter (EN) in the third.
Penguins beat Sharks 5-1 (5-Dec-2013)
The Penguins score four in the second period and defeat the Sharks 5-1 in front of 18,522 at CONSOL Energy Center. Marc-Andre Fleury turned aside 44 of 45 San Jose shots. Pascal Dupuis (who left the game early in the second), Jayson Megna, Chris Kunitz and Kris Letang scored for Pittsburgh. Sidney Crosby had three assists in his 500th career NHL game.
Pittsburgh Penguins December Practice Schedule (4-Dec-2013)
The Pittsburgh Penguins December 2013 Practice Schedule has been released at http://www.letsgopens.com/practice.php. The Penguins have two open practices at Southpointe in December.
Penguins down Islanders 3-2 in overtime (3-Dec-2013)
The Penguins rebound from a 2-0 deficit first-period deficit to defeat the Islanders 3-2 in overtime. Pittsburgh got a late second-period power-play goal from James Neal and then a game-tying power-play goal from Sidney Crosby in the third. Crosby, on a nice individual effort, stole the puck in overtime and notched his fifteenth goal of the season in overtime.