Penguins defeat Panthers 3-2 (22-Nov-2010)
The Penguins get a third period goal from Chris Conner to defeat the Panthers 3-2 in front of 16,543 at BankAtlantic Center. Pittsburgh built a 2-0 lead in the first with power play goals from Kris Letang and Sidney Crosby. Florida got a late first period goal from Cory Stillman and then the tying goal from Bryan McCabe in the second. Chris Conner got his first of the season and the game-winner at 12:56 of the third.
Penguins defeat Hurricanes 5-4 in shootout (19-Nov-2010)
The Penguins defeat Carolina 5-4 after a shootout in front of 18,264 at CONSOL Energy Center. Pittsburgh again gave up a game-tying late goal but got shootout goals from Kris Letang and Sidney Crosby to earn the win. Chris Kunitz (2), Tyler Kennedy and Sidney Crosby scored in regulation for the Pens. Crosby added three assists for a four-point night.
Penguins defeat Canucks 3-1 (17-Nov-2010)
The Penguins beat the Canucks 3-1 in front of 18,252 at CONSOL Energy Center for their first win over Vancouver in Pittsburgh since November of 2000. Sidney Crosby opened the scoring late in the first with a breakaway goal after exiting the penalty box. Max Talbot added a shorthander and Arron Asham got his second of the year both in the second period before Vancouver responded with their lone goal. Marc-Andre Fleury was the game's number one star stopping 29 of 30 shots.
Penguins lose 3-2 to Rangers in overtime (15-Nov-2010)
The Penguins lose 3-2 in overtime to the Rangers in front of 18,125 at CONSOL Energy Center. Ex-Pen Erik Christensen scored midway through the game and with Henrik Lundqvist's strong play in goal for the Rangers in seemed as though that would be the final. The Penguins finally beat Lundqvist with a Chris Kunitz rebound goal with 2:31 to go in the game and then followed that up with a Matt Cooke goal 38 seconds later. Lundqvist smashed his goalie stick and threw it after the Cooke goal giving Pittsburgh a power-play for the rest of regulation and the game appeared over. New York netted a short-hander at the 18:34 mark of the third and then got the game-winner from Ryan Callahan at 3:38 of overtime.
Penguins win pair of games over the weekend (13-Nov-2010)
The Penguins get back on the winning track with a pair of victories over the weekend. On Friday, Marc-Andre Fleury earned his 150th career win with a 5-1 win over the Lightning. On Saturday, Evgeni Malkin notched his sixth regular-season hat trick in a 4-2 win over the Thrashers.
Penguins allow five goals in the third and lose 7-4 to Boston (10-Nov-2010)
The Penguins blow a two-goal third period lead, give up five goals in the third and lose 7-4 to the Bruins in front of 18,113 at CONSOL Energy Center. Pittsburgh played an up-tempo game in the first two periods and enjoyed a 4-2 advantage on goals from Arron Asham, Brooks Orpik, Chris Kunitz and Sidney Crosby. The third was a defensive collapse as numerous bad decisions and sloppy play led to Boston scoring five times on 13 shots.
Telling quote from Brooks Orpik post-game, "Part of the problem is we're not playing to the situation. I mean, why are defensemen playing like forwards when we've got a 4-2 lead - this is the problem to me."
Penguins recall Conner (10-Nov-2010)
The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Chris Conner from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.
Penguins split pair of games over the weekend (6-Nov-2010)
The Penguins split their games over the weekend against Anaheim and Phoenix. On Friday, Pittsburgh dug themselves a 3-0 deficit before Sidney Crosby scored a pair of goals but the Pens were unable to tie the game. On Saturday, the Penguins allowed two goals on the first five shots which got Marc-Andre Fleury pulled. Pittsburgh rebounded and eventual won the game with Marc Letestu's shootout goal.
Penguins beaten 5-2 by Stars (3-Nov-2010)
The Penguins get outworked in a 5-2 loss to Dallas in front of 15,637 at American Airlines Center. Dallas frustrated the Pens throughout which led to four fights including Sidney Crosby taking on Matt Niskanen. The power play again struggled going 0-4 and Brent Johnson had his first regulation loss. Tyler Kennedy and Matt Cooke scored for Pittsburgh.