Crosby's status clouds Rangers-Penguins as Game 6 looms
(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (Frank Franklin II)PITTSBURGH — (AP) — Sidney Crosby made his way down the tunnel and out of sight. Penguins coach Mike Sullivan offered scant details on Thursday other than to say Crosby would continue to be evaluated. Verhaeghe scored twice, including the overtime winner, in Game 4 at Washington and set a franchise record with five points in Florida's Game 5 comeback victory at home. “Certainly he’s doing damage in this series,” Capitals coach Peter Laviolette said Thursday. “The bottom line is, we have a lot of guys that haven't won a fourth game (of a series),” Calgary coach Darryl Sutter said.wftv.com
Crosby's status clouds Rangers-Penguins as Game 6 looms
Sidney Crosby made his way down the tunnel and out of sight. Any sense of security the Pittsburgh Penguins had in their first-round playoff series against the New York Rangers disappeared right along with their captain. The superstar's status for Friday night's Game 6 is uncertain after Crosby absorbed a high but — in the eyes of the officials — legal hit from Jacob Trouba late in the second period of Game 5 on Wednesday night.news.yahoo.com
Penguins goalie DeSmith out for playoffs after core surgery
Penguins Rangers Hockey Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Casey DeSmith makes a save against the New York Rangers in overtime of Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Tuesday, May 3, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger) (Adam Hunger)PITTSBURGH — (AP) — The rest of the Pittsburgh Penguins' playoff run won't include goaltender Casey DeSmith. Coach Mike Sullivan said DeSmith underwent core surgery on Friday morning and will miss the rest of the postseason. The surgery comes three days after DeSmith exited in the second overtime of Pittsburgh's 4-3 triple-overtime victory over the New York Rangers in Game 1 of their first-round series. DeSmith entered the playoffs as Pittsburgh's top goaltender with All-Star Tristan Jarry sidelined with a lower-body injury.wftv.com
Penguins' All-Star goalie Jarry to miss start of playoffs
The Pittsburgh Penguins will begin their first-round playoff matchup with the New York Rangers without Tristan Jarry, though they haven't ruled out the All-Star's return before the end of the series. Head coach Mike Sullivan characterized Jarry as “day to day” but indicated Jarry would not be available when the best-of-seven series opens in New York on Tuesday. Jarry hasn't played since being diagnosed with a lower-body injury following a victory over the New York Islanders on April 14.news.yahoo.com
Crosby gives Pens OT win over Preds, reaches 1,400 points
The Penguins were mired in a lengthy, late-season losing streak and Crosby sat on the precipice of another NHL milestone. It was his 158th career three-point game, tying Guy Lafleur and Joe Sakic for 11th in league history. “I think there’s a lot to like about our game,” Predators coach John Hynes said. CROSBY CLIMBS THE RANKSCrosby passed Jari Kurri for 22nd place on the NHL’s career points list with his assist on Zucker’s goal. At 1,400 points, Crosby is two behind Alex Ovechkin for 21st in league history.wftv.com
Crosby's late goal lifts Penguins over Blue Jackets 3-2
Sidney Crosby scored with 2:14 left to rally Pittsburgh over the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 Sunday night and bolster their hold on second place in the Metropolitan Division. Evgeni Malkin had a goal and an assist, Chad Ruhwedel also scored, and Bryan Rust added two assists in Pittsburgh’s second straight win. Casey DeSmith stopped 32 shots to improve to 3-0 against Columbus.news.yahoo.com
Sullivan wary even with red-hot Penguins surging
The message is more than six years old at this point. From the day he took the Pittsburgh Penguins head coaching job in December 2015, Mike Sullivan has known he's in charge of a uniquely talented group, one that can sometimes fall in love with its own considerable ability. The trick for Sullivan is to make sure Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and company can consistently decipher the difference between dazzling and dumb.news.yahoo.com
Crosby, Rodrigues rally Penguins to 5-3 win over Blues
Blues Penguins Hockey Pittsburgh Penguins' Evan Rodrigues (9) celebrates his goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) (Gene J. Puskar)PITTSBURGH — (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins have been the NHL’s hottest team for the better part of a month. Crosby and Evan Rodrigues scored 12 seconds apart in the third period, and the Penguins rallied for a 5-3 win over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night. Crosby scored his fifth, Rodrigues his 14th and McGinn his ninth, as Pittsburgh scored three in the third to erase a 3-2 deficit. Crosby has four goals and 19 points in his last 12 games played.wftv.com
Penguins Sidney Crosby makes return against Capitals
WASHINGTON — (AP) — Penguins star Sidney Crosby returned for Pittsburgh's game at Washington on Sunday night after he and three teammates were activated from the NHL's COVID-19 protocol list. Coach Mike Sullivan also rejoined the Penguins on Sunday after exiting COVID-19 protocol. The Penguins activated Crosby and defensemen Brian Dumoulin, Marcus Pettersson and Chad Ruhwedel. Sullivan joined them soon after that, part of an outbreak in which eight Penguins and their coach missed time. Sullivan said Dumoulin was able to do more than Crosby while out.wftv.com
Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby, Brian Dumoulin test positive for COVID-19, miss practice
COVID-19 protocols FILE PHOTO: Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates against the New Jersey Devils at PPG PAINTS Arena on October 30, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Joe Sargent/NHLI via Getty Images)The Pittsburgh Penguins are missing two of their players after their COVID-19 tests came back positive. >> Read more trending newsStar center and team captain Sidney Crosby and defenseman Brian Dumoulin missed practice Wednesday and are under COVID protocols, team officials said on Twitter. Coach Sullivan confirms that Sidney Crosby and Brian Dumoulin missed practice after testing positive for COVID-19. — Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) November 3, 2021Coach Mike Sullivan said previously that having players test positive for the coronavirus is bad luck more than anything, WPXI reported.wftv.com
Penguins star Crosby, defenseman Dumoulin on COVID-19 list
Devils Penguins Hockey Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) skates during the second period of the team's NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) (Gene J. Puskar)PITTSBURGH — (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins placed star center Sidney Crosby and defenseman Brian Dumoulin in the COVID-19 protocol on Wednesday after both tested positive. Coach Mike Sullivan said Crosby is dealing with mild symptoms while Dumoulin remains asymptomatic. Though the overwhelming majority of Penguins have been vaccinated, they've spent the early portion of the season wrangling with COVID-19. Crosby and Dumoulin are the seventh and eighth Penguins to go into the COVID-19 protocol since training camp opened in September.wftv.com
Penguins star Crosby to make season debut against Devils
Blackhawks Penguins Hockey Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby, left, and Evgeni Malkin stand in the bench area as the team is introduced for their home opener against the Chicago Blackhawks in an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) (Keith Srakocic)PITTSBURGH — (AP) — Sidney Crosby is back. The Pittsburgh Penguins star will make his season debut Saturday night when the Penguins host New Jersey. Crosby, 34, underwent left wrist surgery on Sept. 8 and estimated he would miss “at least” six weeks. "We’re just a much better hockey team when they’re in our lineup.wftv.com
'A lot of work to come' after NHL reaches Olympic agreement
National Hockey League players are set to return to the Olympics in Beijing this winter after reaching an agreement with international officials. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File) (Matt Slocum)Rene Fasel barely had time for a sigh of relief about the agreement to send NHL players to Beijing before his mind wandered to what's next for hockey at the Olympics. “There is a lot of work to come,” the president of the International Ice Hockey Federation said. “It's not over yet.”Most of the work is a waiting game with the hope that the NHL returns to the Olympics for the first time since 2014. Not long after that, USA Hockey, Hockey Canada and 10 other national federations must submit the “long list” of players under consideration.wftv.com
Officials: 2 killed in gas line explosion in Texas
FARMERSVILLE, Texas — (AP) — Two people were killed and three injured in an explosion Monday in an unincorporated area of Collin County, Texas, near Farmersville, officials said. The deadly blast happened around 4 p.m. at Atmos Energy, a natural gas facility off Highway 78, according to WFAA-TV. The Collin County Sheriff’s Office said Monday night the contractors were employees of Bobcat Contracting and Fesco Petroleum Engineering. They were servicing a gas line in the area when the explosion happened, Farmersville police Chief Mike Sullivan told the station. “Our prayers are with those who were affected by the events in Farmersville, Texas, today," Atmos Energy said in statement.wftv.com
The Latest: NHL's COVID-19 list at season-low three players
(Sarah Stier/Pool Photo via AP)The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The list of players in the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol dropped to a season-low three, despite the additions of Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby and Nashville’s Ryan Johansen. San Jose’s Tomas Hertl is the only other player on the list after entering his seventh day in the protocol. ___Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby will miss Tuesday night’s game against Philadelphia after being placed on the COVID-19 protocol list. The news comes a day after the NHL had a season-low four players in the COVID-19 protocol. AdTuesday night’s game will be the first game with fans in attendance at PPG Paints Arena since last March.
'Insatiable' Crosby hungry as ever as 1,000th game arrives
On the eve of his franchise-record 1000th regular season game, the superstar looks just as dangerous as ever, with no end in sight. Crosby will cross another milestone Saturday night when he becomes the first Penguin to play in 1,000 regular-season games. Ad“He’s not ready to relinquish the best player in the game attribute or that he’s carried here for a decade-plus,” Sullivan said. The idea of Crosby playing with regularity again — let alone getting to 1,000 games — seemed improbable at best. AdStill, despite the constant setbacks, Crosby remained committed to both the short game and the long one.
Penguins warily carry on after GM Rutherford's abrupt exit
Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) gets a shot past Washington Capitals goaltender Vitek Vanecek (41) for an overtime goal in an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. More than 15 years in the NHL has taught the Pittsburgh Penguins longtime captain that it's simply part of the business. Having the architect who put together a roster that led the Penguins to consecutive Stanley Cups resign without warning is another. Ad“I think there’s some great people here that will continue to do good work,” Crosby said. Crosby arrived with the top pick in the 2005 draft, and Allvin joined the Penguins as a scout in 2006.
Guentzel's winner lifts Penguins by Capitals 4-3 in shootout
DeSmith figured Ovechkin would try to fire one past him rather than deke his way to the net. DeSmith stayed upright as Ovechkin closed in and felt the familiar smack of rubber hitting him and not the net. “I thought our guys played hard in the second and third against a really good team,” Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said. While Sullivan remains confident Jarry will be fine, he turned to DeSmith to help get Pittsburgh going. Washington went 1 for 4 on the power play, a tap-in goal by Backstrom in the second that gave the Capitals a 3-2 lead.
NHL training camps open with sense of urgency
It was the first day of training camp for Laviolette and the Washington Capitals and most of the NHL. Camps are now open for the league's 31 teams and they will last just 10 days. “You get a fresh start,” said Jeff Skinner of the Buffalo Sabres, who haven't played a game since March. “Most players would argue that camps are a little bit long anyway," Winnipeg Jets captain Blake Wheeler said. “I’ve been told from our team and from the league, when a player is not on the ice during training camp, we’re supposed to say he’s not available today,” Philadelphia coach Alain Vigneault said.
Sharks retain Bob Boughner as coach, removing interim tag
Sharks general manager Doug Wilson formally retained Boughner as San Jose's coach Tuesday, removing the interim tag to make him the ninth full-time head coach in franchise history. He’s very open-minded in looking to find solutions.”Boughner also hired Rocky Thompson as his associate coach and John Madden as an assistant coach. Mike Ricci, the former Sharks forward who became an assistant under Boughner, will be an NHL development coach. Thompson succeeded Boughner as the head coach at Windsor in 2015, and he won the Memorial Cup in 2017. He spent the past three seasons as head coach of the AHL's Cleveland Monsters, Columbus' top affiliate.
Penguins star Crosby misses practice with undisclosed issue
PITTSBURGH Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby did not practice on Sunday, a day after leaving a team scrimmage with an undisclosed health issue. The team captain and two-time NHL MVP scored during an organized scrimmage on Saturday. Youre trying the wrong guy, Recchi said. Sorry about that.Crosby, playing alongside Jake Guentzel and Conor Sheary, scored a goal for the black team during a 7-0 romp over the white team. The Penguins are about two weeks out from facing Montreal in the qualifying round of the 24-team NHL postseason.