Penguins defeat Rangers 5-2 (30-Nov-2009)
The Penguins complete the home-and-home domination of the Rangers as they beat the Rangers 5-2 in front of 18,200 at Madison Square Garden. Mike Rupp notched his first career hat trick including the game-winner and an empty-netter both after he was injured on a hit from behind.
Penguins go 2-1 over Thanksgiving weekend (28-Nov-2009)
The Penguins win two and lose once over the Thanksgiving weekend. The Pens defeated Montreal 3-1 on November 25th as Sidney Crosby had a goal and an assist. The Islanders scored twice in the third for a comeback 3-2 win over Pittsburgh on November 27th. The Penguins got a hat trick and five point night from Sidney Crosby on November 28th to crush the Rangers 8-3.
December Practice Schedule Released (25-Nov-2009)
The Penguins have released their December Practice Schedule. The team has six open practices, including a rare evening practice the day after Christmas, at Southpointe.
Penguins defeat Panthers 3-2 in overtime (23-Nov-2009)
The Penguins battled back from being two goals down after two periods to defeat Florida 3-2 in overtime in front of 17,024 at BankAtlantic Center. Pittsburgh outshot the Panthers 16-3 in the third period and got goals from Pascal Dupuis and Mike Rupp to send the game into extra time. Nathan Horton picked up a double minor high-sticking call in overtime and Sidney Crosby picked up an Evgeni Malkin rebound and finished off the game.
Penguins defeat Thrashers 3-2 (21-Nov-2009)
The Penguins get two goals from Martin Skoula and defeat the Thrashers 3-2 in front of an announced crowd of 17,588 at Philips Arena. Pittsburgh held a 3-0 lead after two periods on goals from Skoula and Evgeni Malkin. Atlanta scored twice in the third.
Pens send Guenin back down (21-Nov-2009)
The Penguins have sent D Nate Guenin back to WBS.
Chris Lee sent back down (20-Nov-2009)
Chris Lee has been sent back to WBS.
Pens beaten 6-2 by Sens (19-Nov-2009)
The Penguins scored early and late but gave up six in between and lose 6-2 to the Senators in front of 17,039 at Scotiabank Place. Jordan Staal, off a nice Pascal Dupuis feed, gave the Pens a 1-0 1:09 into the game but Ottawa got the game's next six goals, chasing Marc-Andre Fleury from the net, before Pittsburgh got a late Evgeni Malkin power play goal in the third period. Max Talbot, playing his first game of the season, and Sergei Gonchar, out for 12 games, both returned to action.
Pens call up D Chris Lee (19-Nov-2009)
The Penguins have called up defenseman Chris Lee from WBS. Lee, 29, leads all WBS defensemen with seven points (1G-6A) through 15 games, and is third overall on the club with 41 shots.
The call-up was necessary since Mark Eaton, the last man standing of the original six starting defensmen, is a game-time decision with back spasms. On a positive note, Max Talbot and Sergei Gonchar are expected to play tonight.
McKee out 2-4 weeks with infected finger... (18-Nov-2009)
The injury bug continues as the official site is reporting that Jay McKee will be out 2-4 weeks with an infected finger.
On the positive front, Brooks Orpik and Sergei Gonchar were cleared for contact in today's practice. Kris Letang practiced with a red "no-contact" jersey.
Pens send Letestu back to WBS (17-Nov-2009)
The Penguins have reassigned Mark Letestu back to WBS. Max Talbot appears set to return on Thursday versus Ottawa.
Penguins beat Ducks 5-2 (16-Nov-2009)
The injury-depleted Penguins get goals from some unlikely sources and defeat the struggling Ducks 5-2 in front of 17,052 at Mellon Arena. Pittsburgh got the game's opening and closing goals from Matt Cooke and tallies from Bill Guerin, Jordan Staal shorthanded and Martin Skoula's first for the team. The WBS trio of defensemen (Guenin, Lovejoy and Engelland) played solidly and Engelland was named the game's number three star.
Penguins call up Pittsburgh-native Nate Guenin (16-Nov-2009)
The Penguins have recalled defenseman Nate Guenin from WBS. Alex Goligoski's status is questionable for tonight's game versus the Ducks.
Pens win thriller 6-5 against Boston in OT (14-Nov-2009)
Evgeni Malkin returns with a three assist night as the Penguins win a thriller 6-5 in overtime against the Bruins in front of 17,132 at Mellon Arena. Things looked bleak for Pittsburgh as Boston took their first lead of the game with two and a half minutes to go in the third period but Evgeni Malkin set up Bill Guerin for a goal with .4 seconds to go to send it to overtime. Pascal Dupuis got the game-winner after Bruin goaltender, Tim Thomas, misplayed the puck behind his net leading and Jordan Staal fed Dupuis who was alone out front and banged it home.
Penguins lose 4-1 to Devils (12-Nov-2009)
The Pens lose their fourth straight game in a 4-1 loss to the Devils in front of 17,005 at Mellon Arena. Pittsburgh broke their goal-less drought near the mid-point of the first period with a Ruslan Fedotenko goal. The Devils scored twice in the second and third period including an empty-netter.
Penguins lose 3-0 to Bruins (10-Nov-2009)
The Penguins are held scoreless for the second straight game and lose 3-0 to the Bruins in front of 17,565 at TD Garden. The injury woes continued for the Pens as Brooks Orpik left the game in the first period and did not return. He joins Kris Letang, Tyler Kennedy, Evgeni Malkin, Sergei Gonchar and Max Talbot on the sidelines.
Penguins release November Practice Schedule (9-Nov-2009)
The Penguins have released their November Practice Schedule. The team has one open practice at Southpointe this month.
Penguins blanked 5-0 by Sharks (8-Nov-2009)
The Penguins get crushed by the Sharks 5-0 in front of 17,562 at HP Pavilion. Pittsburgh trailed 2-0 and were outshot 13-3 in the first period. Marc-Andre Fleury failed to stop the first shot he faced in the second and was pulled in favor of Brent Johnson. The Sharks scored once more in the second and capped it off with a goal in the third.
Penguins lose 5-2 to Kings (6-Nov-2009)
The Penguins give up four goals in the third period and lose 5-2 to the Kings in front of 18,118 at Staples Center. Pittsburgh found themselves up 2-1 after goals from Jordan Staal and Chris Kunitz but the wheels fell off and Los Angeles poured in four in the third to give the Pens their first road loss.
Penguins down Ducks 4-3 (4-Nov-2009)
The Penguins boost their road record to a perfect 7-0-0 with a 4-3 win over the Ducks in front of 16,128 at Honda Center. The game was tied at two after two periods with Mike Rupp and Kris Letang both scoring in the second period. A 1:18 span of the third saw the Pens take the lead with an Alex Goligoski goal only to have Saku Koivu tie it up 19 seconds later. Pascal Dupuis responded with the game-winner 59 seconds later.