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22 hrs ago | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Gene Collier: Dan Bylsma makes his own power play

That search for things the Penguins can improve on from Game 1 to Game 2 in this playoff series with the Columbus Blue Jackets did not exactly require assistance from trained special ops among the local authorities.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby, Beau Bennett, Mark Eaton, NHL Players, Evgeni Malkin

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Post-gazette.com

Nastiness missing from Penguins-Blue Jackets, at least for the moment

It likely would be different -- a lot different -- if the guy wearing No. 19 was, say, Scott Hartnell instead of Ryan Johansen.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Rob Scuderi, Sidney Crosby, Jussi Jokinen, Tanner Glass, NHL Players

The Times-Tribune

WBS Penguins: Division title still up for grabs

The Penguins and Binghamton Senators come into the game tied for first place in the East Division with 92 points.

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Related Topix: Sports, Zach Sill, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Guillaume Lefebvre, NHL Players

Thu Apr 17, 2014

NBC Chicago

First Round Matchups: Backes vs. Toews

MARCH 1: Jonathan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks in the third period against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series game at Soldier Field on March 1, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Chicago Blackhawks, NHL Central Division, Jonathan Toews, NHL Players, Brandon Saad, Pittsburgh Penguins

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Blackhhawk up

2014 NHL Playoff Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury makes a save on Columbus Blue Jackets center Artem Anisimov at Nationwide Arena.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, R.J. Umberger, NHL Players, Sidney Crosby, Marc-Andre Fleury, Columbus Blue Jackets, NHL Central Division

BC Interruption

NHL Playoffs 2014: Boston College Alumni in the Stanley Cup Playoffs

This is a pretty weak series for BC connections. Tommy Cross plays for the Providence Bruins, while rising sophomore Ryan Fitzgerald is a Bruins pick.

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Related Topix: Sports, Ryan Fitzgerald, NHL Players, Brian Gibbons, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Rob Scuderi, Chuck Kobasew

MSNBC

Pressing question: How much pressure is on the Pens?

The lack of wins over quality opponents - neither the Sens nor Isles are in the playoffs this year - speaks to a larger issue facing the entire Penguins organization, prior to what could be the most important postseason in franchise history: There was running into the Halak wall in 2010.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Rob Scuderi, Mario Lemieux, Tomas Vokoun, Marc-Andre Fleury, NHL Players

Tampa Bay Online

Fennelly: All eyes on Stamkos as another test awaits

In 2011, in his first shift in his first game in his first NHL playoff season, Lightning center Steven Stamkos found himself airborne, horizontal, as Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik crunched him into the boards.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Eastern Conference, NHL Hockey, Tampa Bay Lightning, Steven Stamkos, NHL Players, Pittsburgh Penguins, NHL Atlantic Division

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Sports Network

Stanley Cup Playoff Preview - Pittsburgh vs. Columbus

Pittsburgh cruised to a division title this season, taking the Metropolitan with 109 points -- 13 more than the second-place New York Rangers.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Rob Scuderi, Chris Kunitz, Olli Maatta, Paul Martin, NHL Players

Pensburgh

Get to Know a Blue Jacket: Ryan Johansen

For part of our preview of the Penguins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets series, we profile a couple of important but perhaps lesser known players that may be the difference between winning and losing.

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Related Topix: Sports, R.J. Umberger, NHL Players, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Paul Martin, Columbus Blue Jackets, NHL Central Division

BleacherReport

NHL Playoff Odds 2014: Handicapping Every Team's Championship Hopes

Spring means playoff hockey, and this year's battle for the Stanley Cup is going to be grueling, especially in the Western Conference, where six teams finished with 100 points or more.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, NHL Western Conference, NHL Eastern Conference, Chicago Blackhawks, Duncan Keith, NHL Players, Anaheim Ducks

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ron Cook: Orpik isn't ready for goodbyes

Although you will be paying close attention to Nos. 87, 29 and, hopefully, 71 when the Penguins start the postseason Wednesday night, make sure you find time to check out No.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby, Paul Martin, Deryk Engelland, NHL Players, Evgeni Malkin

Chicago Sun-Times

Jonathan Toews rested, ready for playoffs

Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews said he feels ''really good'' after missing the final six games of the regular season and said he was recharged and ready to go for the playoff opener Thursday against the Blues in St. Louis.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Chicago Blackhawks, Jonathan Toews, NHL Players, Pittsburgh Penguins

Pensburgh

Weekend roundup: Pens lose 2 in extra time to close the regular season

The Pittsburgh Penguins lose in overtime to Philadelphia on Saturday and then in a shootout to Ottawa on Sunday to close out the 2013-14 regular season.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Chris Kunitz, Sidney Crosby, Brandon Sutter, NHL Players, Evgeni Malkin

Post-gazette.com

Penguins notebook: Injured forwards still in question for Game 1

Injured forwards Evgeni Makin, Joe Vitale and Chris Conner joined some of their Penguins teammates Sunday for a game-day skate, but none played in the regular-season finale against the Ottawa Senators.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Olli Maatta, Sidney Crosby, Joe Vitale, Chris Conner, NHL Players

Sun Apr 13, 2014

ESPN

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

If all you looked at was the regular-season series between these two geographic rivals -- thrown together in the same division this season thanks to realignment -- then you'd presume the star-studded Pittsburgh Penguins will have their way with the underdog Columbus Blue Jackets after winning all five regular-season games.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Rob Scuderi, Olli Maatta, Paul Martin, Marc-Andre Fleury, NHL Players

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Post-gazette.com

Penguins notebook: Season finale will generate a purpose

Going into the past two games, the Penguins were facing what at the time were potential first-round opponents, Detroit and Philadelphia.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Harry Zolnierczyk, Taylor Pyatt, Sidney Crosby, Craig Adams, NHL Players

BleacherReport

Pittsburgh Penguins with the Most to Prove in the Postseason

As the 2013-14 regular season concludes, the Penguins and their fans can finally look ahead to what analysts like to call "the second season" - the Stanley Cup playoffs.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Olli Maatta, Sidney Crosby, NHL Players, Paul Martin, Beau Bennett

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Pensburgh

Penguins vs. Flyers preview

The Pittsburgh Penguins have been releasing these infographics with frequency lately and they have been really well received.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, NHL Players, NHL Atlantic Division

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Lifestyles

Letang shows Penguins glimpses of impact he could provide in return from stroke

It will take into next week and beyond for the Pittsburgh Penguins to know exactly what impact defenceman Kris Letang will be able to make two months after suffering a stroke.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Paul Martin, NHL Players, Jussi Jokinen, NHL Atlantic Division, Detroit Red Wings

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