Hooks Orpik

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Goal chart: Crosby and Kunitz hit 30


Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz both crossed the 30 goal plateau last night, so let's take a visual look at where on the ice all these goals are coming from.

Pensburgh welcomes The Confluence


A little housekeeping as we welcome a special new author

Lopsided rivalry: Crosby vs. Ovechkin


When playing head-to-head, Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins have gotten the better more often than not on Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals.

Recap: Thank you very much, Mr. Ducksworth quack


The Pittsburgh Penguins get outshot, but find a way to hang on in Anaheim and eventually take a 3-2 shootout win.

Sidney Crosby's defense: is it an issue?


Sidney Crosby is getting roasted on social media for his -5 night that culminated with a lackluster effort on a SHG against (after turning the puck over, no less). But is it deserved?

Recap: Once bitten, twice shy. Pens lose


The Pittsburgh Penguins twice blow third period leads to drop a game in San Jose to the Sharks. Sidney Crosby was a career worst -5 and the Pens were outshot 47-22 by the Sharks on an all around night to forget.

The Pens haven't won in San Jose in a long time


It's been 5,980 days since the Penguins won a game in San Jose. "I Know What You Did Last Summer" was the hottest movie at the box office and Olli Maatta was 3 years old.

Scouting report on Marcel Goc


We wanted a scouting report about new Pittsburgh Penguins forward Marcel Goc, so we went to the leader of our SB Nation Panthers blog to get the 4-1-1 about what to expect out of Goc.

Shero talks about the Pens trade deadline


GM Ray Shero talks after the 2014 NHL trade deadline which netted the Pittsburgh Penguins two depth forwards, but no impact players for their playoff run.

Trade! Pens add Marcel Goc for draft picks


Trade Deadline: Pens acquire Marcel Goc from Florida Panthers

Recap: Crosby, Niskanen power Pens past Preds


The Pittsburgh Penguins block shots and ride Sidney Crosby's three assists and Matt Niskanen's two goals to a 3-1 win over Shea Weber and the Nashville Predators.

Report: Pens interested in Vanek


A report states the Pittsburgh Penguins are interested in acquiring New York Islanders winger Thomas Vanek

The decline of Rob Scuderi


The decline of Rob Scuderi.

Are the Pens interested in Andrew MacDonald?


With Paul Martin and Kris Letang injured, the Pittsburgh Penguins may seek a defensive option so that they don't have to rely on Robert Bortuzzo or Simon Despres.

Potential trade target: Nikolai Kulemin


The Pittsburgh Penguins may be looking for a splashy, potential home-run in Ryan Kesler. But looking another route for a more affordable choice may help provide more depth for a playoff tun in 2014.

A Stadium Series soon forgotten


The Pittsburgh Penguins lose a 5-1 game outside at Soldier Field in Chicago to the Blackhawks. Playing against a team that was a step faster and better, and in a snowstorm, the Pens could never get on track and never had a chance.

Graphic: Crosby vs. Toews, the hardware


An image shows all the many trophies won in the relatively short careers so far of Sidney Crosby and Jonathan Toews. Canadian teammates will face each other outdoors.

Stadium Series Preview: Getting to know Chicago


We look at some questions around the Pittsburgh Penguins and Chicago Blackhawks prior to their Stadium Series game at Soldier Field tomorrow night.

Recap: The boys are back and lots of goals are too


The Pittsburgh Penguins and Montreal Canadiens skate to a sloppy 6-5 shootout game.

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.

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