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In Pittsburgh, Game 7 on the ice is about as routine as James Caan playing the tough guy role. “Go back home and win. Win the last one,” said Evgeni Malkin, one of the Penguins’ tough guys.

Just two weeks removed from knocking off the Washington Capitals in Game 7, the Pens will look to tackle their next winner-take-all fracas, when they host Ottawa later tonight...

05/25/2017 - 02:09
Anthony Jaskulski
Bobby Ryan and Mike Hoffman each scored, while goalie Craig Anderson stopped 45 shots, helping Ottawa to a 2-1 victory in Game 6, forcing the series to go to a winner-take-all in Pittsburgh Thursday.

OTTAWA, Ontario — Mike Hoffman scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period to give the Ottawa Senators a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night and...

05/24/2017 - 01:05
A.P.
Unless they score a goal, most won’t say much about them.

There’s no primetime, household name here.  No award winners, headline grabbers or prima donnas.

05/22/2017 - 03:58
Anthony Jaskulski
Sidney Crosby had a goal and an assist, Matt Murray made 26 saves and Pittsburgh evened the Eastern Conference Finals with a 3-2 win over the Senators in Game 4.

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- Matt Murray was back -- and so was Sidney Crosby.

05/19/2017 - 23:00
A.P.
These last two games for Ottawa could be the result of a four-week magician's training camp, or the brash attempt to surgically rope-a-dope the Penguins.

Either way, their bend and please don’t break strategy was flowing perfectly until Phil Kessel knocked in his own rebound off a one-timer with 6:55 left in the third period of...

05/16/2017 - 03:37
Anthony Jaskulski
Phil Kessel scored with 6:55 remaining, Marc-Andre Fleury recorded 23 saves for his second shutout in three games and the undermanned Penguins evened the Eastern Conference Finals with a 1-0 win over Ottawa on Monday.

With 6:55 left in the third period, Phil Kessel found what everybody was looking for.

The final piece of the puzzle.

05/15/2017 - 22:52
Anthony Jaskulski
The Ottawa Senators opened the Eastern Conference Finals with a 2-1 in overtime in Pittsburgh on Saturday night.

The ebbs and flows of postseason hockey are uncanny.

05/13/2017 - 21:37
Anthony Jaskulski
Just for a minute, allow the Washington Capitals to introduce themselves.

A team that has held the title of regular season division champs in five of the last eight years.  A squad that boasts three Eastern Conference regular-season titles,...

05/11/2017 - 02:51
Anthony Jaskulski
Andre Burakovsky scored twice, Nicklas Backstrom got his sixth of the playoffs and the Washington Capitals beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 on Monday night to force a Game 7 in their taut Eastern Conference semifinal.

There are good nights, there are bad nights.

The Pittsburgh Penguins had themselves a bad night.

05/08/2017 - 23:08
Anthony Jaskulski
Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 36 shots, Justin Schultz scored the game-winner and the defending Stanley Cup champions held off the Washington Capitals 3-2 on Wednesday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Revenge is a puck best served blocked.

05/03/2017 - 23:07
Anthony Jaskulski
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