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Letang gives details about his stroke

The Penguins defenseman continues his road to recovery from a stroke last month.

3 Hurdles the Pens Must Clear for a Deadline Deal

The Pittsburgh Penguins would probably like to make an upgrade to their team at the NHL's trading deadline next week, but three very formidable obstacles stand in their way. Find out what they are and we debate if GM Ray Shero can navigate them.

Tuesday Pens Points: The Return of Bylsma

News and notes around the Pittsburgh Penguins for Tuesday February 25th

Looking ahead at the Pittsburgh Penguins

After a two week focus on Sochi and the Olympics, the Pittsburgh Penguins season is about to resume in a very big way this week. First up a tuneup vs. Montreal and then an anticipated outdoor game in Chicago Saturday night.

Ranking individual performances of the Penguins

Now that the games are over, we take a look at how the members of the Pittsburgh Penguins faired.

The Coach vs. the Captain

Tomorrow is Canada vs. USA for almost all the marbles and the game could be decided with a very Penguins-tint with the matchup of the Coach (Dan Bylsma) versus the Captain (Sidney Crosby).

What's next for Evgeni Malkin?

Russia just lost one of their most anticipated tournaments ever, falling to Finland in the quarterfinals. For the Penguins, what can they expect from their super star Evgeni Malkin for the rest of the season?

For stars, the biggest moments are still to come

From Sidney Crosby to Patrick Kane to Alex Ovechkin to Evgeni Malkin...The biggest star forwards in the world didn't exactly light up the group round at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. A look at why that is, and why it doesn't matter.

Roundtable: Previewing the Hockey Olympics

Our writers weigh in about who will be the best Penguin in the Olympics, how Malkin will handle the pressure, if Bylsma's tactics will hold up on the bigger ice and more!

How the Pens are spending their Olympic breaks

The NHL schedule has taken the rare stop in the middle of the winter, so the Pittsburgh Penguins players are taking advantage of it by scattering far and wide around the world to enjoy their brief break.

Stat of the day: 33

33 is the stat of the day, find out why!

Update: Kris Letang suffered a stroke last week

Penguins defenseman Kris Letang had a stroke last week and will be out of action for at least the next six weeks. More on a very scary situation here.

Friday Pens Points: Letang's mystery continues

The mystery of Kris Letang's status hangs over the team...Some talk about value that Deryk Engelland and Jeff Zatkoff are providing, some of the Pens best trades and more about Sochi!

Pascal Dupuis and the strangest rehab ever

Usually the timetable for an injury in pro sports is simple- injury, surgery, rehab, return. So why is it all seeming backwards for Pens forward Pascal Dupuis?

Pens Points Thursday: Malkin's sick goal and more!

Evgeni Malkin and Marian Hossa score sweet goals, Jagr is ready to lead the Czechs and the rest of the league is ready to go on vacation...All this and more in today's Pens Points

Recap: Pens 5, Buffalo 1

The Pittsburgh Penguins have way too much for the lowly Buffalo Sabres and roll past them 5-1 to conclude a season sweep.

Wednesday Pens Points: A time it's OK to make TMZ

In today's Pens points: when it's OK to make TMZ, a look at Brooks Orpik, new names in the trade rumor mills, a look at the team to follow "The Team" and more!

Recap: Fleury, Neal push Pens past Sens

The Pittsburgh Penguins fought back to a 2-1 overtime win over the visiting Ottawa Senators, thanks to a big glove save from Marc-Andre Fleury and a game winning goal from James Neal.

Where do goals come from?

Visually plotting where the goals come from between Chris Kunitz and Sidney Crosby (on the first line) and the "second" line of Jussi Jokinen, Evgeni Malkin and James Neal.

Recap: Desert Dogs drop Pens 3-1

The Pittsburgh Penguins drop a 3-1 game to the Phoenix Coyotes.

Recap: 3 Quick Goals Boost Pens Over Kings 4-1

The Pittsburgh Penguins roar out for 3 first period goals and then work on to a 4-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings.

Stat of the Day: 78

James Neal eyes a spot in Sochi, potentially if Steven Stamkos has to bow out.

Pens Points Wednesday: LA-Bound

James Neal for Sochi? Kris Letang's name can't stay out of the rumors, Tanner Glass is hitting people and a lot more in today's Pens Points!

Wanted: Big winger with term to replace Dupuis

It's not unexpected, but a tidbit of news is intriguing. Elliotte Friedman's recent 30 Thoughts dropped some information about the Pittsburgh Penguins trying to find a winger, with size and with a few years of a contract to acquire to replace Dupuis.

Who's responsible most for the league's best PK?

The Pittsburgh Penguins currently have the best penalty kill in the NHL. Which players deserve the most credit for this?

Stat of the day: The Malkin 500

Evgeni Malkin joins a club of 14 other players who have pulled on a Pittsburgh Penguin jersey 500 times

Recap: Steady as she goes, Pens drop Sabres 3-0

The Pittsburgh Penguins cruise to a 3-0 shutout win for Marc-Andre Fleury over the Buffalo Sabres.

Stat of the day: Miller vs. the Pens

A new feature looking at the numbers hidden in hockey. Today, we look at how Ryan Miller has fared against the Pittsburgh Penguins in his career.

Recap: The Pen is Mightier.

The Pittsburgh Penguins successfully cap their season series against the last place New York Islanders with a 6-4 victory.

The brawl in Vancouver may have saved Pens season

Marc-Andre Fleury wanted to get into a fight last night, but little did he know the refs may have saved him from himself, and helped the Penguins avoid a very costly and totally senseless injury. Peter Budaj, the other would-be fighter, is trained.

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