Nick Bonino - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Nick Bonino Penguins strike early, rout Senators 7-0 to take 3-2 lead PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan calls it "getting to our game." It means he wants his team to attack opponents with speed, aggression and a dash of responsibility. Physically translated, it looks like the 60 minutes the defending Stanley Cup champions put together Sunday in a 7-0 demolition of the Ottawa Senators in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference ... Mon, 22 May 2017 01:10:00 GMT 2017-05-22T01:10:00Z Pens, Sens, Preds, Ducks traded their way to NHL's final 4 Draft and develop is the most common way to win in the salary-cap NHL, and with eight of the past 11 playoff MVPs being homegrown, that hasn't changed. But the four teams left vying for the Stanley Cup this spring — the Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators in the East and Nashville Predators and Anaheim Ducks in the West — all made a handful of significant trades to get t... Mon, 15 May 2017 06:23:00 GMT 2017-05-15T06:23:00Z Capitals overwhelm Penguins 5-2 to force Game 7 PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Washington Capitals are well aware of their franchise's inglorious past, one filled with unmet expectations and gut-wrenching collapses. And they don't care. It's not 1992. It's not 1996, 2009 or 2016 for that matter. The Capitals have spent the better part of the season insisting this time, things will be differen... Tue, 09 May 2017 03:42:00 GMT 2017-05-09T03:42:00Z Life of a goalie in Eastern playoff series is complicated WASHINGTON (AP) — When the difference between winning and losing is a puck shot from behind the goal line that goes in off his helmet, all Henrik Lundqvist can do is shake his head. Among the hundreds of decisions and 41 saves he made against the Ottawa Senators, the New York Rangers goaltender knew all anyone wanted to know was how that one crazy goal went in. ... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 21:48:00 GMT 2017-04-28T21:48:00Z Crosby scores twice, Bonino has winner as Pens beat Caps WASHINGTON (AP) — Sidney Crosby outdueled Alex Ovechkin in a vintage goal-for-goal showdown between the NHL's top teams, and Nick Bonino and Marc-Andre Fleury put the finishing touches on a playoff classic. Crosby scored two goals in 52 seconds, Bonino had the winner in the third period and Fleury made dazzling saves with and without his stick, helping th... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 03:41:00 GMT 2017-04-28T03:41:00Z Caps, Pens arrive at showdown with key differences from '16 ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins arrive at their latest showdown looking very much like they did a year ago. It's the little things that might matter most this time around. The Capitals added center Lars Eller and defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk as a direct response to losing their second-round series l... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:43:00 GMT 2017-04-26T20:43:00Z Penguins beat Blue Jackets 5-4 in OT to take 3-0 series lead COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — With help from Sidney Crosby, Jake Guentzel and the defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins are on the verge of sweeping their opening playoff series against Columbus. Crosby played keep-away with three Blue Jackets players behind the net before passing the puck to a perfectly positioned Guentzel in front during overtime on Sunday night. ... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 03:37:00 GMT 2017-04-17T03:37:00Z Fleury makes late start, Penguins rush by Blue Jackets 3-1 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury spent the regular season saying all the right things — and just as importantly, doing all the right things — while watching Matt Murray take his job. It wasn't easy. Yet the goalie with more wins than any other in the history of the Pittsburgh Penguins handled the demotion with grace. Never complaining about playing time and doing his best... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 03:30:00 GMT 2017-04-13T03:30:00Z Crosby loses teeth, Penguins clinch playoff berth vs Sabres BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — After losing a pair of front teeth, Sidney Crosby wasn't available to discuss the highlight-reel, one-handed goal he scored in helping the Pittsburgh Penguins clinch their 11th consecutive playoff berth. Crosby's teammates had plenty to say about it following the defending Stanley Cup champions' 3-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Tues... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 03:24:00 GMT 2017-03-22T03:24:00Z Flames edge Pens in SO, tie team mark with 10th straight win CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Kris Versteeg and the Calgary Flames tied a team record Monday night that was set long before any of their current players were born. Versteeg had two assists and scored the shootout winner as the Flames beat the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 to match the club record with their 10th straight victory. ... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 06:20:00 GMT 2017-03-14T06:20:00Z Crosby scores 34th, Penguins top Flyers 4-2 at Heinz Field PITTSBURGH (AP) — The pomp. The circumstance. The spectacle. Sidney Crosby's used to all of it. So the message the Pittsburgh Penguins captain and the rest of the veterans sent to their teammates making their first appearances in an NHL Stadium Series game was pretty simple. Yeah, this is pretty cool. Just don't forget to do your job. "You need to underst... Sun, 26 Feb 2017 05:02:00 GMT 2017-02-26T05:02:00Z Tatar, Vanek lead Red Wings past Penguins PITTSBURGH (AP) — Admittedly not where they want to be in the standings, the Detroit Red Wings still have plenty of fight left. That much was evident this weekend with back-to-back wins against two of the NHL's best teams. Tomas Tatar and Thomas Vanek scored early third-period goals to lead the Red Wings to a 5-2 victory against the Pit... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:16:00 GMT 2017-02-20T00:16:00Z Penguins halt Capitals' win streak at 9 in wild 8-7 victory PITTSBURGH (AP) — The goals kept coming. One after another. A dizzying three periods of shots followed by baffled goaltenders fishing pucks out of the net wondering how things got out of hand so quickly. When Pittsburgh's Conor Sheary ended it 34 seconds into overtime to give the Penguins a chaotic 8-7 victory over the Washington Capitals, Sheary's teamma... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 04:10:00 GMT 2017-01-17T04:10:00Z Crosby scores NHL-high 22nd goal, Penguins drop Rangers 7-2 PITTSBURGH (AP) — The standings say the New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins are tied atop the hyper competitive Metropolitan Division. On the ice at the moment, there appears to be plenty of separation. Sidney Crosby picked up his NHL-leading 22nd goal, Evgeni Malkin added a goal and two assists and the Penguins overwhelmed the Rangers late in a 7-2 ... Wed, 21 Dec 2016 04:43:00 GMT 2016-12-21T04:43:00Z Crosby picks up 21st, Penguins throttle Coyotes 7-0 PITTSBURGH (AP) — A year into the job, Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan's daily message to his team has not changed. Just as he did when he took over an underachieving group last December, Sullivan wants the Penguins to "play the right way." Play smart defensively. Push it up the ice. Don't get caught up trying to make the fancy play. Just take the... Tue, 13 Dec 2016 03:45:00 GMT 2016-12-13T03:45:00Z