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Crosby and Penguins Bring NHL Excitement to Cole Harbour

Sidney Crosby has skated at Cole Harbour Place many times over the years, and it's a place that played a formative role in his hockey career. It meant a lot to his teammates being there with him, knowing just how special it was for Crosby to have his worlds - the two places he calls… ... Continue Reading

Crosby embracing Nova Scotia homecoming with Penguins for preseason game

“I think this is a great trip for the Penguins organization,” Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan said. Make the 10-minute drive from Halifax to Cole Harbour and you are greeted by the iconic welcome sign that has been photographed countless times over the years. ... Continue Reading

Penguins Head Coach Has Something to Prove

With preseason underway, the Pittsburgh Penguins new and improved roster will soon be on display for the world to see. The Penguins will begin their regular season on October 10 against the Chicago Blackhawks. Kyle Dubas, president of hockey operations and general manager, has spent the summer bringing in plenty of talent on both sides… ... Continue Reading

CCM makes Sabres' Tage Thompson the face of its newest hockey equipment line

As a young hockey player with NHL dreams, Tage Thompson always wanted to know what the stars were wearing on the ice. CCM Hockey, a Canadian equipment manufacturer worn by stars across the league, announced Friday that it has partnered with Thompson for the 2023-24 season. ... Continue Reading

Young hockey fan breaks into tears of joy after Crosby throws him a puck

Although his “Sid the Kid” nickname may not apply anymore, Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has not forgotten how to connect with his young fans. That was made evident when at the end of a preseason game at PPG Paints arena, as Crosby and his teammates were walking down the tunnel towards the dressing room after a win, the 36-year-old paused to look up at the stands. Making eye contact with a family, Crosby waved at a young fan and proceeded to toss him the game puck. The heartwarming moment, which has since been shared on the team's Instagram page in a post captioned “BEST. DAY. EVER,” did not end there, though. Upon receiving the memento, the youngster in the Kris Letang T-shirt held

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Must see: Sidney Crosby makes young fan's day with one simple gesture

He's won Stanley Cups, scoring titles, Olympic gold medals, and has a resume longer than most of the three rivers, but even with all of that, Penguins' captain Sidney Crosby is still finding ways to make dreams come true. During the team's preseason bout with the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night, as the team was exiting the ice for intermission, with a puck in hand, Crosby saw one young fan standing above the Penguins' tunnel and took the chance to make a memory. Crosby flipped the puck up to the boy and his reaction went through all the ranges of emotion. For Sidney Crosby, giving back to the youth of Pittsburgh is nothing new.

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Pittsburgh Penguins Options for Fantasy Hockey in 2023-24

With the 2023-24 NHL regular season fast approaching, it means, among other things, that fantasy hockey is as well. It is of course important to know which players to select, when to select them, and how many categories they can help your fantasy team. The Pittsburgh Penguins have several options in varying areas to provide… ... Continue Reading

Pens Points: Drew Steals the Show

For the first time this preseason, the Pittsburgh Penguins had their stars on the ice for a meeting with the Buffalo Sabres at PPG Paints Arena. Despite all the star power on display for the Penguins, it was Drew O'Connor who stole the show with a pair of tallies in a 3-1 victory over the… ... Continue Reading

Thompson scores highlight-reel goal, Comrie makes 27 saves in preseason game vs. Penguins

Tage Thompson scored in highlight-reel fashion for his first goal of the preseason, but the Buffalo Sabres fell 3-1 to the Pittsburgh Penguins inside PPG Paints Arena on Thursday. Thompson was among a handful of NHL veterans who dressed for the Sabres, who were playing for the third consecutive night. Eric Comrie played the full game in net for Buffalo and made 27 saves, including a trio of breakaway stops, on 29 shots faced. Pittsburgh iced a lineup resembling the roster it will use in the regular season, complete with household names like Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang, plus offseason acquisition Erik Karlsson. Rickard Rakell opened the scoring for Pittsburgh. Drew O'Connor scored

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Penguins/Sabres: Pre-season takeaways from a Pittsburgh win

The big boys were all getting back into the swing of things for the Penguins tonight for a pre-season home game. While this may not be THE exact starting lineup for the regular season, I'd betcha it's going to be mighty close to it (especially in the key places). After no scoring in the first… ... Continue Reading

Observations: Ryan Johnson continues strong preseason in Sabres' loss

Facebook Twitter WhatsApp SMS Email Print Copy article link Save Lance Lysowski PITTSBURGH – Ryan Johnson didn't seem to have anywhere to go with the puck. Yet, as Pittsburgh Penguins winger Matt Nieto closed in on the Buffalo Sabres' defenseman, Johnson spun to his right to avoid a hit, then carried the puck toward the… ... Continue Reading

Flames Need to Consider Claiming Penguins' Ty Smith Off Waivers

Dennis Gilbert also remains under contract but will likely only be called upon in the case of injury. With that said, that gives the Flames six reliable NHL defencemen on the books, though Oesterle is not much more than a six or seventh on many teams. ... Continue Reading

Gameday: Sabres @ Penguins; rosters, start time, how to watch

Who: Buffalo Sabres @ Pittsburgh Penguins (exhibition) When: 7pm How to watch: KDKA+ in Pittsburgh (the former CW channel) locally in Pittsburgh...The Pens say it will stream on their website and app , but I haven't seen if that is geo-restricted or not. The radio feed will be available everywhere online and on 105.9 The… ... Continue Reading

Column: Five things I'm looking forward to this hockey season

Sep. 28—I'm going to be completely honest, after I spent a year out in Las Vegas covering the Vegas Golden Knights day in and day out, I am a little hockeyd-out. Maybe that's why I'm finding myself watching football so much... (Fire Matt Canada). But hockey is still the greatest sport on Earth and we're… ... Continue Reading

Austin Lemieux, son of Mario, wins 38th annual WPGA Mid-Amateur Championship at Nemacolin

Golf Austin Lemieux, son of Mario, wins 38th annual WPGA Mid-Amateur Championship at Nemacolin By Patrick Damp September 28, 2023 / 5:55 AM / CBS Pittsburgh Ireland Contracting Nightly Sports Call: Sept. 27, 2023 (Pt. 1) Ireland Contracting Nightly Sports Call: Sept. 27, 2023 (Pt. 1) 05:41 FARMINGTON, Pa. (KDKA) - Mario Lemieux was known for his brilliance on the ice during his tenure as captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins, but he was also well-known for his love of the sport of golf when he wasn't on the ice. He has apparently passed that love of golf onto his son Austin, who just won the 38th Annual WPGA Mid-Amateur Championship this week at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort.  And just like that...

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Pittsburgh Penguins Season Preview: Defense and Goaltending

NHL training camps opened a week ago, teams are sussing out their rosters and lineups, and preseason games are a go. With the front office turnover and the additions of new players, the Penguins are, for the most part, re-energized. As with the previous article in this two-part series, when Mike Cranwell walked us through… ... Continue Reading

Blue Jackets' Mark Recchi Brings Experience to New Staff

The Columbus Blue Jackets finalized their coaching staff by bringing in Hockey Hall of Famer Mark Recchi as an assistant coach. For those unfamiliar with him, he spent 22 seasons in the NHL as a player and has more recently been an assistant coach for the Pittsburgh Penguins and New Jersey Devils. Recchi was a… ... Continue Reading

Karlsson gives Penguins 'different look' on power play

Kris Letang was at the point on the power play throughout most of his first 17 seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Entering his 18th NHL season, Letang said he wasn't bothered by the change but doesn't feel at home just yet. “I'm trying to get comfortable to a different position,” Letang said. It was the… ... Continue Reading

Mailbag: Carlsson's role with Ducks, impact of Penguins moves

Do you think Leo Carlsson sticks with Anaheim through the whole year? The No. 2 pick in the 2023 NHL Draft will be given a chance by the Anaheim Ducks, though. Ducks coach Greg Cronin said he thought Carlsson was "terrific" in his first preseason game Sunday, a 3-2 win against the Los Angeles Kings at Honda Center.

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Detroit Red Wings' draft pick Nate Danielson scores in 4-3 exhibition win over Penguins

2023 first-round pick Nate Danielson was among the scorers in the Detroit Red Wings' first exhibition game, a 4-3 win over Pittsburgh at LCA. ... Continue Reading