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57 min ago | CBS Local

Penguins Feeling Pressure Of Lofty Playoff Expectations

You could see it in the early moments of Game 1 with the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Pens were tight and their play showed it.

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Related Topix: Sports, Pittsburgh Penguins, James Neal, Craig Adams, NHL Players

9 hrs ago | The Cannon

Experience Matters: Penguins Edge Blue Jackets 4-3

For only the second time in franchise history, the Blue Jackets are playing on ice with the Stanley Cup Playoffs logo emblazoned beneath.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby, NHL Players, Evgeni Malkin, Jussi Jokinen, Mark Letestu

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Newark Advocate

Jackets blow lead, fall to Penguins

Columbus defenseman Jack Johnson, left, reacts with center Brandon Dubinsky after Johnson scored during the first period of an Eastern Conference first-round game Wednesday at Pittsburgh.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Kevin Stevens, Mark Letestu, Brandon Sutter, Beau Bennett, NHL Players

Brandon Sun

Penguins rally after slow start, slip past Blue Jackets 4-3 in series opener

Columbus Blue Jackets' Ryan Murray shoots during the first period of a first-round NHL playoff hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Kevin Stevens, Brandon Sutter, Beau Bennett, Derek MacKenzie, NHL Players

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, Brooks Orpik, 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, Brooks Orpik, Mario Lemieux, Tomas Vokoun, Marc-Andre Fleury, NHL Players

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Post-gazette.com

Matchup: Penguins vs. Blue Jackets

Containing Sidney Crosby, who earned his second NHL scoring championship and has 105 points in 82 career playoff games, would be enough of a challenge for Columbus, but the Blue Jackets also will have to worry about doing damage-control against the likes of Chris Kunitz, James Neal and, from all indications, Evgeni Malkin.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, James Neal, Sidney Crosby, Paul Martin, Mark Letestu, NHL Players

Sen Shot

Pittsburgh Pengiuns Vs Columbus Blue Jackets Series Preview

Mar 28, 2014; Columbus, OH, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Taylor Pyatt battles for the puck with Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson and goalie Curtis McElhinney at Nationwide Arena.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Taylor Pyatt, Sidney Crosby, Tomas Vokoun, NHL Players, Evgeni Malkin

BleacherReport

5 Reasons for Pittsburgh Penguins Fans to Be Optimistic About the Playoffs

Last year, the Pens advanced all the way to the Eastern Conference Final only to be swept by the Boston Bruins , the first time the Pens were swept in the playoffs since the Bruins did it in 1979.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Paul Martin, NHL Players, James Neal, Pascal Dupuis, Evgeni Malkin

The Miami Herald

Stanley Cup Playoff Preview - Pittsburgh vs. Columbus

Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton continued his strong start with a double in the first inning and a 2-for-4 night against the Nationals.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, NHL Players, Evgeni Malkin, Ice Skating, Winter Sports, Chris Kunitz, Paul Martin

Mon Apr 14, 2014

WPXI

Penguins to rely on new guys during playoff run

Seven players to appear in a game last postseason are not part of this playoff puzzle for the Penguins.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby, NHL Players, Olli Maatta, Mario Lemieux, Olympic Hockey, Olympics, Olympic Winter Games, Sidney Crosby (2010 Vancouver Olympics), Winter Sports

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, Brooks Orpik, Olli Maatta, Paul Martin, Marc-Andre Fleury, NHL Players

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Same plot, different opponent for Penguins

That night, Detroit was in town. The Red Wings were a possible first-round playoff opponent for the Penguins and remained so after earning a point in a 4-3 Penguins shootout win.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Craig Adams, NHL Players, Jakub Voracek, Philadelphia Flyers, NHL Eastern Conference

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Sporting News

Kris Letang is ready; Penguins star to play after stroke

"After a lot of begging and asking me questions about when he can play, tonight's the night," Shero said.

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

MSNBC

'There's lots of hockey left in Brooks Orpik,' says Pens coach

What place, if any, he has in the Penguins' plans beyond this season is not clear, and both sides apparently are content to keep it that way.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Brooks Orpik, NHL Players, Olympic Hockey, Olympics, Brooks Orpik (2010 Vancouver Olympics), Olympic Winter Games, Winter Sports, Paul Martin, Scott Harrington

Mon Apr 07, 2014

Thunder Bay's Source

Playoff bound?

Thunder Bay's Robert Bortuzzo has a career-high 10 assists in 54 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season.

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

Fri Apr 04, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Penguins penalty-killers spot encouraging signs

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- There was much for the Penguins to celebrate after a 4-2 victory Thursday night in Winnipeg.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Chris Kunitz, Matt Cooke, Brandon Sutter, Jeff Zatkoff, NHL Players

Isportsweb.com

What Paul Martin's return means for the Pittsburgh Penguins' defense

Mercifully, Paul Martin made his return against the Winnipeg Jets last night after sitting out 18 games with a broken hand he sustained during the Olympic Games in Sochi.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Paul Martin, NHL Players, Simon Despres, Deryk Engelland, NHL Atlantic Division

Thu Apr 03, 2014

Thrasher Backer

Winnipeg Jets Return Home To Face Pittsburgh Penguins: Preview

It was a long five games for the Winnipeg Jets , but the challenges keep coming, even though they have returned: the Pittsburgh Penguins plan to crash the housewarming party.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Marc-Andre Fleury, NHL Players, Jeff Zatkoff, NHL Atlantic Division, NHL Pacific Division, Phoenix Coyotes

Thu Mar 27, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Penguins notebook: Martin, Letang on different paths

Neither defenseman dressed for the Penguins' game against Los Angeles Thursday night at Consol Energy Center -- Martin missed his 15th game in a row because of a broken hand and Letang sat out his 20th in a row because of a stroke -- and it's not known when either will rejoin the lineup.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby, Tomas Vokoun, Jeff Zatkoff, Beau Bennett, NHL Players

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