Latest 2007–08 Pittsburgh Penguins season Stories

2009-10-02 22:17:54

Sidney Crosby put Pittsburgh in front in the second period Friday as the Penguins opened defense of their league title with a 3-2 win over the New York Rangers. Before the game, the Penguins raised the third Stanley Cup banner in the franchise's 41-year history. Pittsburgh overcame a 3-2 deficit in last year's Stanley Cup Finals to defeat Detroit. Crosby gave Pittsburgh a 2-1 lead with 7:35 remaining in the second period by putting a slap shot past Henrik Lundqvist. Tyler Kennedy scored what...

2009-09-30 20:20:26

The Boston Bruins and San Jose Sharks, both winners of 53 games last season, will highlight the action Thursday on the opening night of the NHL campaign. San Jose finished atop the Western Conference in the regular season, only to fall in the opening round of the playoffs. Boston led the Eastern Conference, then dropped out in the second round. Boston will open the season at home Thursday against Washington and San Jose will travel to Colorado, which finished last in the West a year ago. The...

2009-04-21 21:43:06

Marc-Andre Fleury had 45 saves Tuesday, backstopping Pittsburgh's 3-1 win over Philadelphia for a 3-1 lead in the Eastern quarterfinals. Sidney Crosby, Tyler Kennedy and Maxime Talbot each scored for the Penguins, who could win the series Thursday when they host the Flyers Thursday. Daniel Carcillo had the lone goal for Philadelphia. Martin Biron was charged with two goals on 25 shots in the loss for the Flyers, who were 0-for-8 on the power play in the contest.

2009-04-15 21:10:35

Sidney Crosby opened the scoring and Marc-Andre Fleury made 26 saves Wednesday, giving Pittsburgh a 4-1 win over Philadelphia in their playoff opener. Fleury took a shutout deep into the third period, by which time the Penguins had wrapped up a win in their bid for a second straight Eastern Conference title. Pittsburgh fell to Detroit in last year's Stanley Cup Finals and then got off to a poor start this season before putting together an excellent second half to the campaign and earning a...

2009-04-11 21:20:50

Maxime Talbot, Kris Letang and Evgeni Malkin scored goals and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 29 shots Saturday to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins past Montreal 3-1. The Penguins (45-28-9) won three straight to wrap up the regular season and will meet Philadelphia in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs -- although it was not yet certain which team will have the home-ice advantage. The Flyers will get the edge with a win or an overtime game Sunday in their season finale against the New...

2009-04-07 22:32:51

Sidney Crosby scored twice and Petr Sykora got the game-winner Tuesday, enabling Pittsburgh to post a 6-4 win over Tampa Bay. Jordan Staal had a goal and two assists, and Ruslan Fedotenko added a goal and assist for the Penguins, who clinched a playoff spot. Pittsburgh, with 95 points, is sixth in the Eastern Conference and three points ahead of Montreal. Both the Penguins and Canadiens have two games left, the second being a matchup against each other Saturday. Marc-Andre Fleury made 33...

2009-04-04 23:15:36

Anton Babchuk scored 71 seconds into overtime Saturday, lifting the Carolina Hurricanes to a 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins and into the playoffs. It was Carolina's eighth straight victory overall and a franchise-record 11th in a row on home ice. Babchuk's 13th goal this season was a laser past Pittsburgh goalie Marc-Andre Fleury and gave Carolina its first playoff berth since 2006, when it won the Stanley Cup. Eric Staal and Chad LaRose scored once each in regulations, while Cam Ward...

2009-04-01 21:44:23

Sidney Crosby produced his 30th goal of the season to go with an assist Wednesday, leading Pittsburgh to a 6-1 demolition of New Jersey. Pittsburgh moved into a tie with Philadelphia for fourth place in the Eastern Conference with 92 points. The Flyers, who fell to Toronto Wednesday, have a game in hand against the Penguins. Crosby extended his points streak to 16 games. His goal came 9:35 into the second period and gave the Penguins a 4-1 lead. Teammate Jordan Staal scored just 13 second...

2009-03-25 22:16:42

Marc-Andre Fleury made 31 saves Wednesday to record his fourth shutout of the season and carry Pittsburgh to a 2-0 victory over Calgary. The Penguins remained one point behind Carolina in the battle for the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference and they are two points behind No. 4 Philadelphia. It was the 15th shutout of Fleury's five-year NHL career, all of it spent with Pittsburgh. Kris Letang scored 8:20 into the first period on the power play and it remained a 1-0 game until Hal Gill put a...

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