Will Graves, Ap Sports Writer Published 9:15 pm CST, Tuesday, March 5, 2019 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jake Guentzel scored on a breakaway 2:44 into overtime to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins past the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Tuesday night. Guentzel took a lead pass from Sidney Crosby and slipped a backhand by Roberto Luongo for his second goal of the night and 33rd this season. Pittsburgh picked up two vital points as it tries to create some breathing room in its pursuit of a playoff berth. Crosby finished with a goal and two assists on the night he became the 48th player in NHL history to reach 1,200 points. Matt Murray had 32 saves for the Penguins. Matt Cullen played 12:36 in his 1,500th career game. Henrik Borgstrom and Vincent Trocheck scored for the Panthers but Florida dropped its fifth straight — four of them in overtime — when Guentzel found his way behind the defense and came in all alone on Luongo, who made 34 stops but couldn't reach out and get his … [Read more...] about Guentzel’s OT winner lifts Penguins over Panthers 3-2
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Phil Kessel scored a power-play goal on a one-timer from Evgeni Malkin at 3:59 of overtime Saturday as the host Pittsburgh Penguins beat the last-place Los Angeles Kings 4-3. Bryan Rust had a goal and an assist, and Matt Cullen and Tanner Pearson also scored for the Penguins, who won their second in a row and are 5-1-1 in their past seven games. Jake Muzzin and Alex Iafallo each had a goal and an assist, and Matt Luff added a goal for the Kings, who lost their fourth straight (0-3-1). Penguins goaltender Matt Murray, making his first start since Nov. 17 after recovering from a lower-body injury, stopped 38 of 41 Los Angeles shots. Jonathan Quick made 32 saves for the Kings. Cullen scored at 6:58 of the first, the Penguins’ second short-handed goal in as many games after not having one this season. Despite being covered by Luff, Cullen got off a wrist shot from the slot. Rust, who assisted on Cullen’s goal, made it seven points in eight games and gave Pittsburgh a 2-0 … [Read more...] about Penguins use power play to topple Kings in OT
Will Graves, Ap Sports Writer Published 9:17 pm CST, Friday, December 14, 2018 Boston Bruins' Brandon Carlo (25) celebrates as he returns to the bench after scoring during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. Boston Bruins' Brandon Carlo (25) celebrates as he returns to the bench after scoring during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. Photo: Gene J. Puskar, AP Photo: Gene J. Puskar, AP Image 1 of / 8 Caption Close Image 1 of 8 Boston Bruins' Brandon Carlo (25) celebrates as he returns to the bench after scoring during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. Boston … [Read more...] about DeSmith shines with 48 saves as Penguins slip by Bruins 5-3
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jake Guentzel tipped in Kris Letang’s shot midway through the third period to fend off a Boston rally, and Pittsburgh goaltender Casey DeSmith made it stand up as the Penguins beat the Bruins 5-3 on Friday night. Boston’s Chris Wagner and David Krejci scored in a 54-second span of the third to erase a two-goal deficit but Guentzel responded by redirecting Letang’s drive from the point by Jaroslav Halak with 9:13 left to put Pittsburgh ahead to stay. DeSmth did the rest, finishing with a career-high 48 saves as the Penguins ended Boston’s three-game winning streak. Zach Aston-Reese had a short-handed goal and an empty-netter. Derek Grant and Phil Kessel also scored for Pittsburgh. Brandon Carlo scored for the first time in 115 games for Boston and Halak stopped 24 shots but the Bruins had trouble with DeSmith, who has served as Pittsburgh’s No. 1 goalie while two-time Stanley Cup winner Matt Murray recovers from a lower-body injury … [Read more...] about Bruins fall to Penguins in Pittsburgh 5-3
Lyle Richardson Contributor @SpectorsHockey Updated at 12:46 p.m. ET Updated at 12:46 p.m. ET Can't get enough NHL rumors? Lyle Richardson's Rumor Roundup column serves as a one-stop guide to the latest rumblings around the league. Blues Considering Trade Options A recent coaching change did little to improve the struggling St. Louis Blues. In the three weeks since firing Mike Yeo and replacing him on an interim basis with Craig Berube, they've won just three of nine games entering Tuesday's tilt with the Florida Panthers. The Blues woes are generating conjecture over potential roster moves by general manager Doug Armstrong. In his Nov. 27, “31 Thoughts” column, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reported the Blues are “open for business,” claiming there were “few things they won't consider.” Recent trade chatter had Armstrong scouting … [Read more...] about NHL Rumor Roundup: Are the Penguins looking to move Phil Kessel?