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Regular Season 2018-2019 Edit

October Edit

Day Date Home Team Away Team Score Notable Events #
Thu 4th Penguins Capitals 7-6* The Pens and Caps played another wild one, trading goals back and forth in an exciting first game of the season. Pens won it in overtime. Tom Hanks attended the game.

Read a full recap here.

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Sat 6th Penguins Canadiens 1-5 The Pens played a truly terrible game. There was a noticeable lack of effort all around, and full credit to the Habs for taking advantage of it. The one high point was Kris Letang getting his 441st-career point, surpassing Paul Coffey as the Penguin d-man with the most points.

Read a full recap here.

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Thu 11th Penguins Golden Knights 4-2 Juuso Riikola played his first NHL game as Olli Maatta was a healthy scratch. Phil Kessel scored a natural hat trick, his first hat trick since 2014, and his 6th overall.

Read a full recap here.

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Sat 13th Canadiens Penguins 4-3** The Pens were up 2-0 before the Habs evened the score and eventually took the lead. Phil Kessel made it 3-3 to force a shootout, which the Pens lost. Justin Shultz took a bad fall, fracturing his leg and was helped off the ice and forcing the Pens to play with only 5 d-men for the rest of the game. Matt Murray was back as a backup.

Read a full recap here.

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Tue 16th Penguins Canucks 2-3* Jake Guentzel score on the Penguins first shot of the game, but the Canucks would soon tie the game and then claim the lead as the Pens allowed their first shorthanded goal of the season. Carl Hagelin tied the game late in the third to force overtime.

Read a full recap here.

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Thu 18th Maple Leafs Penguins 0-3 The Pens played an exciting game against the Maple Leafs, who at that point enjoyed a 6-1 record. Matt Murray was outstanding for the Pens in his first starting game since his concussion. Evgeni Malkin had a 3-point night, including an incredible power-play goal 6 seconds into the PP. The Pens and Matt Murray had their first shutout of the season.

Read a full recap here.

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Tue 23rd Oilers Penguins 5-6* The Pens played another exciting one against the Oilers, trading goals back and forth. Sidney Crosby scored his first two goals of the season, including what might possibly be the best goal of his career in OT. It was the first time in his career he scored the first and last goals of a regular-season OT game. Patric Hornqvist also scored his first two of the season, one of them a goal that went off his skate but was deemed a good goal with no distinctive kicking motion. Jamie Oleksiak also scored twice.

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Thu 25th Flames Penguins 1-9 The Penguins played a near perfect game as they erupted for a 9-goal game. Jack Johnson scored his first goal for the Penguins, and Bryan Rust scored his first of the season. Sidney Crosby had another ridiculous backhand goal.

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Sat 27th Canucks Penguins 0-5 The Penguins got off to a slow start, but picked it up in the second and third periods. Evgeni Malkin was dominant all game, extending his point streak to 7 games. Casey DeSmith got a shutout, as the Pens made a full sweep of their Canada trip.

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Tue 30th Penguins Islanders 3-6 Read a full recap here. 10

November Edit

Day Date Home Team Away Team Score Notable Event #
Thu 1st Islanders Penguins 3-2** Read a full recap here. 11
Sat 3rd Penguins Maple Leafs 0-5 Read a full recap here. 12
Mon 5th Penguins Devils 1-5 Read a full recap here. 13
Wed 7th Capitals Penguins 2-1 Read a full recap here. 14
Sat 10th Penguins Coyotes 4-0 Read a full recap here. 15
Tue 13th Devils Penguins 4-2 Read a full recap here. 16
Thu 15th Penguins Lightning 3-4 Read a full recap here. 17
Sat 17th Senators Penguins 6-4 Read a full recap here. 18
Mon 19th Penguins Sabres 4-5 Read a full recap here. 19
Wed 21st Penguins Stars 5-1 Read a full recap here. 20
Fri 23rd Bruins Penguins 2-1* Read a full recap here. 21
Sat 24th Penguins Blue Jackets 4-2 Read a full recap here. 22
Tue 27th Jets Penguins 3-4 Read a full recap here. 23
Wed 28th Avalanche Penguins 6-3 Read a full recap here. 24

December Edit

Day Date Home Team Away Team Score Notable Event #
Sat 1st Penguins Flyers 2-4 Read a full recap here. 25
Tue 4th Penguins Avalanche 6-3 Read a full recap here. 26
Thu 6th Penguins Islanders 6-2 Read a full recap here. 27
Sat 8th Senators Penguins 2-1* Read a full recap here. 28
Mon 10th Islanders Penguins 1-2** Read a full recap here. 29
Wed 12th Blackhawks Penguins 6-3 Read a full recap here. 30
Fri 14th Penguins Bruins 5-3 Read a full recap here. 31
Sat 15th Penguins Kings 4-3* Read a full recap here. 32
Mon 17th Penguins Ducks 2-4 Read a full recap here. 33
Wed 19th Capitals Penguins 1-2 Read a full recap here. 34 !!
Thu 20th Penguins Wild 2-1 Read a full recap here. 35
Sat 22nd Hurricanes Penguins 0-3 Read a full recap here. 36 !!
Thu 27th Penguins Red Wings 5-2 Read a full recap here. 37
Sat 29th Blues Penguins 1-6 Read a full recap here. 38 !!
Mon 31th Wild Penguins 2-3 Read a full recap here. 39

January Edit

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Post Season 2017-2018 Edit

Round 1 Edit

Day Date Home Team Away Team Score Notable Event #
Wed 11 April Penguins Flyers 7-0 The Penguins absolutely dominated this game. Matt Murray was back to being his excellent playoff self, and Sidney Crosby had himself a natural hat trick.

Read a full recap here.

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Fri 13 April Penguins Flyers 1-5 The Penguins' power play dried up in this game and the Flyers took over, recovering from their previous embarrassing 7-0 loss.

Read a full recap here.

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Sat 15 April Flyers Penguins 5-1 Evgeni Malkin recorded his 100th playoff assist, while Sidney Crosby had himself a 4-point game. The Flyers dominated the game early, but the Pens managed to score 4 goals on 12 shots, 2 of which were only 5 seconds apart - tying a playoff record for fastest goals scored.

Matt Murray was stellar.

Read a full recap here.

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Wed 18 April Flyers Penguins 5-0 An opportunistic Penguins team dominated for much of the game as Sidney Crosby surpassed Mario Lemiuex for playoff points (173). Matt Murray was amazing in net.

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Fri 20 April Penguins Flyers 2-4 The Flyers largely dominated this game even though the score was tight to the end.

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Sun 22 April Flyers Penguins 5-8 It was a wild one in Philadelphia as the Penguins advanced to round 2 of the playoffs. Jake Guentzel had a 4-goal night (5 points total), the Flyers' Sean Courturier played with a torn MCL, Conor Sheary got into a fight, and Kris Letang made some truly ill-advised moves.

Read a full recap here.

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Round 2 Edit

Day Date Home Team Away Team Score Notable Event #
Thu 26 April Capitals Penguins 2-3 The Capitals controlled early play, creating a number of odd-man rushes, while the Pens missed a number of chances the other way. Both goalies were very good. The Caps were up 2-0 until the third period when the Pens scored 3 unanswered in less than 5 minutes, all goals coming from the three players on the Crosby line.

Read a full recap here.

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Sun 29 April Capitals Penguins 4-1 Read a full recap here. 2
Tue 1 May Penguins Capitals 3-4 Read a full recap here. 3
Thu 3 May Penguins Capitals 3-1 Read a full recap here. 4
Sat 5 May Capitals Penguins 6-3 Read a full recap here. 5
Mon 7 May Penguins Capitals 1-2 Read a full recap here. 6

Regular Season 2017-2018 Edit

October Edit

Day Date Home Team Away Team Score Notable Events #
Wed 4th Penguins Blues 4-5* The Pens hosted the 2017 Championship Banner ceremony. Sidney Crosby had a goal and an assist and 2 penalties. The Pens had a 5on3 power-play at one point after Brayden Schenn closed his hand around the puck and threw it down the ice. Pens lost in OT.

Read a full recap here.

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Thu 5th Blackhawks Penguins 10-1 The Pens let in 4 goals in 2:55 min. Matt Murray replaced Antti Niemi halfway through the first period. Phil Kessel had the lone Pens goal.

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Sat 7th Penguins Predators 4-0 Matt Murray bounced back with a shutout and Ryan Reaves got his first goal and first fight (2 total) as a Penguin. Sidney Crosby continued to spend time in the penalty box. The Pens played 2 period with only 5 d-men as Ian Cole was hit in the face with a puck and had to leave the game.

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Wed 11th Capitals Penguins 2-3 The Pens' penalty kill was stellar, having now killed off every penalty since the 10-1 Blackhawks loss. As was the power play, and all three Penguins goals were scored on the PP. The Capital's Tom Wilson, who was serving his second suspension since the pre-season began, did not play. Kris Letang scored a goal, his first point since returning from a herniated desk in his neck that kept him out for a significant portion of the previous season. Patric Hornqvist returned to the lineup.

Read a full recp here.

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Thu 12th Lightning Penguins 5-4 The Pens played a wild one in Tampa, trading chances in a high-scoring game. Jake Guentzel scored an incredible deflection goal, and Conor Sheary had a beautiful breakaway goal. The Pens did not have a good night for their special teams, playing poorly on both the penalty kill and power play. Victor Hedman scored for Tampa with just 0.01 seconds left in the first. Tampa also managed to score while just coming out of the box after the Pens botched a power play. Antti Niemi played well despite the 5 goals against.

Read a full recap here.

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Sat 14th Penguins Panthers 4-3 The Pens played a fast-paced game against the Panthers. The special teams were up and down; PK was stellar but allowed a goal; PP was erratic but scored a goal. Greg McKegg also scored a short-handed goal, his first goal with the Penguins.

Sidney Crosby scored two truly ridiculous deflection goals. Both teams used their coach's challenge for goalie interference and lost.

Read a full recap here.

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Tue 17th Rangers Penguins 4-5* The Pens played a wild one in New York. After scoring the first 2 goals, including one by Carl Hagelin who scored his first in 23 games, the Rangers responded with three unanswered. 2 of those came on a 4-min Sidney Crosby penalty. The Pens continued to take a large number of penalties, and had to kill off a 5on3 at one point. With 56 secs left in regulation, Crosby managed to tie the game, and Evgeni Malkin won it in overtime. Malkin also got in a fight with Shattenkirk, and had a 4-point night. Ian Cole returned to the lineup wearing a face cage.

Read a full recap here.

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Fri 20th Panthers Penguins 3-4 The Pens came back from a 2-0 deficit to win 4-3. Evgeni Malkin and Carter Rowney scored 30 secs apart. The special-team units were great; power play was terrific, and penalty killers killed off every penalty.

Read a full recap here.

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Sat 21st Lightning Penguins 7-1 The Pens played an awful game. They got into penalty trouble early, including a stick infraction by Sidney Crosby, who talked himself into a 10-min misconduct as well. The Pens had to play parts of the game with one man down as Carter Rowney got hurt and left the game.

Read a full recap here.

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Tue 24th Penguins Oilers 2-1* The Pens played a solid game in recovering from an awful outing in Tampa. Much of the game was played with only 5 d-men as Justin Schultz took an accidental elbow to the face and left the game in the first period with a concussion. Ryan Reaves got into another fight and dropped the gloves with Darnell Nurse. Matt Murray played fantastic, and made several incredible saves, including an outrageous diving, stick save. Ian Cole scored his first goal of the season. Riley Sheahan recorded his first point of the season and as a Penguin. Phil Kessel won it in overtime.

Read a full recap here.

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Thu 26th Penguins Jets 2-1* The Pens played a tight game against the Jets. Matt Murray was fantastic in goal, and Phil Kessel scored his 300th goal to win it in overtime for his second OT GWG in a row.

Read a full recap here.

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Sat 28th Wild Penguins 2-1 Matt Murray was run over several timesbut stayed in the game in an otherwise uneventful game in Minnesota.

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Sun 29th Jets Penguins 7-1 Pens ended October on a sour note as Murray allowed 4 goals in the first period of a back to back after taking two hits to the head in the previous game. The Pens scored one power-play goal; they've struggled to score 5v5 the last few games. Casey DeSmith played his first NHL game after stepping in for Murray. He allowed three goals, including one on the first shot he faced.

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November Edit

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Wed 1st Oilers Penguins 2-3 A largely improved effort from the Pens after a lacklustre loss in Winnipeg. Tom Kuhnhackl played on Malkin's wing, and Josh Archibald stepped in for Carl Hagelin, who was a healthy scratch. Jake Guentzel had 6 penalty minutes.

Read a full recap here.

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Thu 2nd Flames Penguins 2-1* Tristan Jarry played his second NHL game. The Pens lost in overtime.

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Sat 4th Canucks Penguins 4-2 The Pens struggles with converting on their chances continued as they ended their 5-game western trip 1-3-1. Several players were hit awkwardly and had to momentarily leave the game, including Letang who crashed into the boards, and Kessel who was upended and smashed his head against the ice (he appeared fine, after).

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Tue 7th Penguins Coyotes 3-1 Justin Shultz returned to the lineup and scored a goal less than one minute into the game. Former assistant coach Rich Tocchet was in Pittsburgh, now as the head coach for the Coyotes. Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel both had themselves a night, featuring in on all three goals.

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Fri 10th Capitals Penguins 4-1 Sidney Crosby played his 800th game. The Pens got into penalty trouble while failing to convert on their own power-play chances. Ryan Reaves got into a fight with the Caps' #87. The Pens played with only 5 d-men for a while as Brian Dumoulin left the bench after a hit before coming back.

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Sat 11th Predators Penguins 5-4** The Pens played a fast-paced, emotional game in their first return to Nashville since winning the Cup. Bryan Rust started the scoring with his first NHL career shorthanded goal, but the Pens found themselves trailing 3-1, before tying the game twice to force OT. They ultimately lost in a shootout.

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Tue 14th Penguins Sabres 5-4* Sidney Crosby scored his first in 12 games, and the Pens fought to come back after a 2-goal deficit twice. The Pens won in overtime.

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Thu 16th Senators Penguins 1-3 The Pens played a solid game all around. Riley Sheahan scored his first as a Penguin, and Matt Murray was outstanding.

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Sat 18th Penguins Blackhawks 1-2 The Pens got into penalty troubles and it lost them the game. They also had an overturned goal because of goalie interference. Matt Hunwick returned to the lineup.

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Wed 22nd Penguins Canucks 2-5 The Pens recent problems with their penalty kill continued. Jake Guentzel played centre in the absence of Evgeni Malkin, who was out with an upper-body injury.

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Fri 24th Bruins Penguins 4-3 The Pens almost mounted a full comeback, tying the game in the second from 3-1 to 3-3 before ultimately losing.

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Sat 25th Penguins Lightning 5-2 After three straight losses, the Penguins finally played a solid game, scoring a shorthanded goal, on the power play, and 5v5. Tristan Jarry got his first win with the Penguins, as well as recording his first NHL point on an assist on Bryan Rust's goal.

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Mon 27th Penguins Flyers 5-4* The Pen played another wild one against the Flyers, coming back from a 3-1 deficit to tie the game with 1 min and 4 seconds on the clock before winning it in overtime. Tristan Jarry had to come in for Matt Murray as Murray was injured after Jocob Voracek crashed into him; Murray had to be helped off the ice.

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December Edit

Day Date Home Team Away Team Score Notable Event #
Fri 1st Sabres Penguins 4-0 Evgeni Malkin returned to the lineup as the Pens played a complete game from the start of the game. Tristan Jarry played excellent and got his first NHL shutout.

Tom Kuhnhackl scored on a penalty shot, and Bryan Rust scored a shorthanded goal.

Read a full recap here.

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Sat 2nd Penguins Sabres 5-1 The Pens finished their home and home series with the Sabres, and won their first back to back set of the season. Tristan Jarry played another stellar game.

Read a full recap here.

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Tue 5th Penguins Rangers 3-4 The Pens' four-game winning streak came to an end as the Rangers beat them at home 3-4 despite the Penguins taking the lead twice. Justin Schultz was injured on a play and left the game twice, failing to return the second time.

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Thu 7th Penguins Islanders 4-3* The Pens hosted a Star Wars night at the PPG Paints Arena as they beat the Islanders 4-3 in overtime. Tom Kuhnhackl sustained an injury. Phil Kessel's goal and point streak continued.

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Sat 9th Penguins Maples Leafs 3-4 The Pens allowed 2 goals in 19 seconds and then a third 11 min later, which cost them the game.

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Mon 11th Penguins Avalanche 1-2 The Pens played a markedly better game than their previous contest but still fell short even though the outshot the Avs 40-28.

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Thu 14th Golden Knights Penguins 2-1 Marc-André Fleury was stellar as he played the Pens for the first time as a Golden Knight.

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Sat 16th Coyotes Penguins 2-4 The Pens snapped a 3-game losing streak with a win over the Coyotes. Carter Rowney scored a shorthanded goal, and while the Pens failed to score on any of their power play chances, they outshot the Coyotes 33-17, and Antti Raanta kept the Yotes in it down to the very last minute of the game when Olli Maatta scored the GWG with 15 secs left in the third.

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Mon 18th Avalanche Penguins 4-2 Matt Murray kept the Penguins in it, but they eventually fell short.

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Thu 21st Penguins Blue Jackets 3-2** Things got heated in Pittsburgh as the Pens met CBJ, with Malkin, Crosby and Reaves all getting into it with Blue Jackets players. The Penguins continued their trend of outshooting and out-chancing their opponent but struggling to find goals. The Pens won it in a shootout.

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Sat 23rd Penguins Ducks 0-4 The Pens were shutout as they played a largely uninspired game against the Ducks. Matt Murray was pulled after allowing three goals.

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Wed 27th Penguins Blue Jackets 5-4** The Pens showed off their resiliency as they came back from several deficits to force overtime, and then won it in the shootout after a Crosby goal was overturned in OT. Chad Ruhwedel left the game and did not return, and the Pens had to play with only five D-men for the rest of the game.

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Fri 29th Hurricanes Penguins 2-1 The Pens scored first, but lost 2-1.

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Sun 31st Red Wings Penguins 4-1 Daniel Sprong played his first game of the season with the Penguins. The Pens outshot their opponent, and while they managed to score one goal where a Evgeni Malkin shot forced the glove of Howard to cross the redline, it wasn't enough as the Pens lost 4-1.

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January Edit

Day Date Home Team Away Team Score Notable Event #
Tue 2nd Flyers Penguins 1-5 The Pens bounced back from a recent streak of bad games with a fantastic outing against the Flyers. Three players were injured in the process, and Matt Murray had to step in for Tristan Jarry, but the Pens dominated most of the play, at one point scoring 2 goals in 40 secs and 3 goals on 6 shots.

Read a full recap here.

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Thu 4th Penguins Hurricanes 0-4 The Penguins were shutout for the second time this season, as they failed to convert on any of their chances.

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Fri 5th Islanders Penguins 0-4 The Pens bounced back after a 4-0 loss against the Hurricanes with a fantastic showing against the Islanders, getting a 4-0 shutout of their own. Tristan Jarry was stellar in goal, and Sidney Crosby had himself a four-point night. Daniel Sprong scored his first two goals of the season.

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Sun 7th Penguins Bruins 6-5* The Pens and Bruins traded goals and leads as the Pens edged them out in overtime. Matt Murray came in for Tristan Jarry in the second and made 6 saves to get the win.

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Sat 13th Penguins Red Wings 4-1 The Pens came off a 4-day break with a fantastic showing against Detroit. Evgeni Malkin was incredible, and had himself a 4-point night. Phil Kessel and Sidney Crosby also made their presence known. The teams combined for 12 penalties (7 for PIT/5 for DET).

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Sun 14th Penguins Rangers 5-2 The winning streak continued as the Pens played another great game against the Rangers, outshooting NYR 47-28 in shots, and winning the game with a solid 5-2. Carl Hagelin got his 200th point, Phil Kessel his 700th (and reached the 20+ goal milestone for the 10th consecutive season, becoming only the 3rd US-born player to do so), while Dominik Simon scored his 1st NHL goal. Jarry, who played back to back, was outstanding.

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Wed 17th Ducks Penguins 5-3 The Pens' winning streak ended at 4 as the Pens fell to the ducks. They gave up four breakaways and a number of penalties.

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Thu 18th Kings Penguins 3-1 The Pens weathered a first period where the Kings largely controlled play despite Patric Hornqvist scoring only 17 secs into the game. Dustin Brown was given a 5min major and game misconduct after a terrible hit on Justin Shultz. Casey DeSmith got his first NHL win.

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Sat 20th Sharks Penguins 2-1 The Pens started out well, but fell to the Sharks 2-1. Sidney Crosby's point streak continued to six games.

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Tue 23rd Penguins Hurricanes 3-1 Pens got a rare face-off violation penalty, while Casey DeSmith got his 3rd consecutive start. Jean-Sebastien Dea scored his first ever NHL goal. Sidney Crosby's point streak reached 8 games.

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Thu 25th Penguins Wild 6-3 Matt Cullen returned to Pittsburgh with the Wild. The Pens played an amazing game, scoring 6 goals in a row before letting it fall apart a little in the third, but still held on for a solid 6-3 win.

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Tue 30th Penguins Sharks 5-2 Matt Murray was stellar in his first game since returning from personal leave. Evgeni Malkin had a hat trick, and Sidney Crosby's point streak extended to 10 games. Bryan Rust and Tom Kuhnhackl combined for a filthy goal. Crosby also took exception to being on the receiving end of a nasty slewfoot.

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February Edit

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Fri 2nd Penguins Capitals 7-4 The Penguins played a phenomenal game against the caps. Evgeni Malkin had another 4-point night. TJ Oshie cross checked Kris Letang in the neck.

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Sat 3rd Devils Penguins 3-1 Sidney Crosby's point streak ended at 11 games after having his 400th goal overturned.

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Tue 6th Penguins Golden Knights 5-4 The Pens played an emotional game in Marc-Andre Fleury's return to Pittsburgh.

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Fri 9th Stars Penguins 4-3** The Pens started out well before the Stars came back and took over the lead. Pens managed to tie for force OT but lost in the SO.

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Sun 11th Blues Penguins 1-4 Pens played an outstanding game in St. Louis, and even had a Blues goal come back for a high-stick infraction. Sidney Crosby scored his 400th goal.

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Tue 13th Penguins Senators 6-3 Zach Aston-Reese scored his first (and 2nd) NHL goal. Senator d-man Dion Phaneuf was traded during the game and had to leave the bench.

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Thu 15th Penguins Kings 3-1 Pens played a good game against the Kings. Matt Murray was stellar.

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Sat 17th Penguins Maple Leafs 5-3 The Pens beat the Maple Leafs to win their 11 straight game on home ice. Evgeni Malkin recorded his 900th point.

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Sun 18th Blue Jackets Penguins 2-5 The Pens played a solid game against Columbus. Tristan Jarry was stellar after not having played an NHL game for a month.

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Fri 23rd Hurricanes Penguins 1-6 The Pens had a scoring outburst of 6 goals (and 1 that was taken away for kicking motion). Matt Murray was incredible, and kept the Canes to one goal through several scoring chances. Ryan Reaves and Ian Cole, both of whom did not play, were traded to Vegas and Ottawa, respectively, while the Pens acquired Derick Brassard.

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Sat 24th Panthers Penguins 6-5 The Pens came back from a 4-1 deficit, but ultimately lost for the first time in six games.

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Tue 27th Penguins Devils 2-3 Pens and Devils played a tight game before the Devils clinched it in the third.

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March Edit

Day Date Home Team Away Team Score Notable Event #
Thu 1st Bruins Penguins 8-4 The Pens had a terrible outing against Boston, where 8 goals were exhancged in the first period alone (5 for BOS, 3 for PIT). The absence of Matt Murray (concussion) is costing them dearly.

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Sat 3rd Penguins Islanders 3-2* The Pens allowed the first goal of the game after a bizarre Tristan Jarry stumble, but made some lineup changes that saw them ending a three-game skid and had Derick Brassard scoring his first goal. Phil Kessel recorded his 400th assist.

Read a full recap here.

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Mon 5th Penguins Flames 4-3* Justin Shultz scored in overtime to win it for the Pens. 3 of the 4 Pens goals were scored by defensemen.

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Wed 7th Flyers Penguins 2-5 Sidney Crosby did his usual damage against the Flyers in the Pens' decisive win in a loud Flyers' home arena. Bryan Rust was pushed into the boards by a Flyers player and injured on the play.

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Sat 10th Maple Leafs Penguins 5-2 The Pens had a 'anything that can go wrong went wrong' game in Toronto. Brian Dumoulin had a goal that was called goalie interference and given a penalty, a truly horrendous call.

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Sun 11th Penguins Stars 3-1 The Pens played a solid game against the Stars, recovering nicely from the outing in Toronto. Evgeni Malkin had an especially good game.

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Wed 14th Rangers Penguins 4-3* The Pens scored two goal in 55 seconds, but had a terrible 3rd period and lost in overtime.

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Thu 15th Canadiens Penguins 3-5 The Pens got back in the Win column after a solid recovery from the lacklustre effort the day before. Patric Hornqvist recorded his 400th point.

Read a full recap here.

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Tue 20th Islanders Penguins 4-1 Matt Murray returned to the lineup after another concussion as the Penguins lost to the Islanders.

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Wed 21st Penguins Canadiens 5-3 The Pens played a solid game, coming off a loss to the Islanders the day before. Sidney Crosby scored an amazing goal. Each team ended up with a penalty shot.

Read a full recap here.

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Fri 23rd Penguins Devils 3-4* The Pens came back from a 2-goal deficit to tie the game in the third, but ultimately lost in OT. Evgeni Malkin did not have a good game.

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Sun 25th Penguins Flyers 5-4* The Pens and Flyers played a great game in Pittsburgh, trading leads and going to overtime when the Flyers tied the game with 43 seconds left on the clock. The Pens swept the series, and scored at least 5 goals in every game.

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Tue 27th Red Wings Penguins 5-2 The Pens had a goal come back on an inconclusive call that changed the momentum of the game in the Red Wings favour and the Pens just couldn't recover. Derick Brassard got injured.

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Thu 29th Devils Penguins 3-4* The Pens kept the Devils from a series sweep by winning it in OT after having played a fun one in New Jersey. Sidney Crosby's game-winning goal was an outrageous goal.

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Sat 31st Penguins Canadiens 5-2 Patric Hornqvist scored his 200th goal and the Pens clinched a playoff spot with an entertaining win over the Habs. Matt Murray was stellar in net, and the Pens power play was excellent. Sidney Crosby had his own cheering section with 25 of his friends from Cole Harbour in attendance.

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April Edit

Day Date Home Team Away Team Score Notable Event #
Sun 1st Penguins Capitals 1-3 The Pens played a lacklustre game against the Caps and failed to convert on any of their power-play opportunities.

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Thu 5th Blue Jackets Penguins Pens and CBJ met for a playoff-style game in Columbus where things got loud and messy. The teams kept trading goals until Pens won it in OT.

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Fri 6th Penguins Senators The Pens played a solid game for their fan appreciation game in Pittsburgh. The game marked the first time in Sidney Crosby's 13-year career that he ever played all 82 games in a season. With their win over the Sens, the Penguins clinched home-ice advantage for the first round of the playoffs.

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Post Season 2016-2017 Edit

Round 1 Edit

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Round 2 Edit

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Round 3 - Eastern Conference Final Edit

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Round 4 - Stanley Cup Final Edit

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Regular Season 2016-2017 Edit

October Edit

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Thu 13th Penguins Capitals 3-2** Penguins hosted their banner ceremony to commemorate the 2016 Cup win. Sidney Crosby took part in the ceremony wearing his uniform despite his concussion.

Justin Williams grabbed Evgeni Malkin around the neck and threw him to the ice. It was a dangerous move, but Williams only got a 2 min penalty for roughing.

Phil Kessel scored the SO winner in a 4-round shootout.

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Sat 15th Penguins Ducks 3-2 Penguins celebrated their 50-year anniversary with a special opening ceremony. Chris Kunitz got his 200th assist in his 500th game.

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Mon 17th Penguins Avalanche 3-4* Evgeni Malkin took a stick to the face and injured his lip. Chris Kunitz and Jerome Iginla almost fought. Penguins lost in OT.

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Tue 18th Canadiens Penguins 4-0 The Habs scored 23 secs into the game. Habs and Pens took a combined 14 penalties (half and half.) 5 penalties were assessed in a span of 1:54 min early in the 3rd period. Pens took a 5-on-3 penalty for the 3rd game in a row.

Kris Letang and Conor Sheary left the game with injuries (upper body and eye injury, respectively).

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Thu 20th Penguins Sharks 3-2 The Penguins took their 21st penalty of the season to become the most penalised team in the NHL. Hornqvist had a disallowed goal for punching the puck into the net.

The Penguins bench was down to 11 players in the 2nd period, missing 2 d-men and 1 forward. Pittsburgh played with only 4 d-men in the 3rd to come back from a 0-2 deficit and win 3-2.

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Sat 22nd Predators Penguins 5-1 The Penguins allowed 4 goals in the 2nd period - the most goals in a single period they've allowed under Mike Sullivan. Matt Cullen got an assist in the Penguins' lone goal. It was his 1300th game.

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Tue 25th Penguins Panthers 3-2 1st period: Sidney Crosby played his first game of the season. Penguins continued to take bad penalties and the Panthers scored on the 3rd straight PP. Brian Dumoulin, who played his 100th career game, was struck in the mouth by a puck and left for the dressing room before returning. Trevor Daley took a stick to the face and fell hard to the ice. He too left the ice for the dressing room before returning.

2nd period: Crosby scored his 1st goal of the season on a PPG assisted by Evgeni Malkin. It was the 87th time Malkin assisted on a Crosby goal.

Penguins come back from a 0-2 deficit to win the game 3-2.

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Thu 27th Penguins Islanders 4-2 Penguins got a PP 28 secs into the game and scored soon after. Penguins have scored a PPG in every home game (6) so far this season. It was Patric Hornqvist's 3rd goal of the season (all his goals had been PPGs). Pens took their 38th penalty of the season and 6 in this game alone. Marc-André Fleury absolutely stole the game. He was sensational with 27 saves before allowing the 1st NYI goal. Sidney Crosby scored the GWG.

Carl Hagelin took a hit right in the numbers in the 3rd and left the bench for the dressing room. He did not return.

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Sat 29th Flyers Penguins 4-5 1st. The Flyers made it 2-0 in the first before Sidney Crosby started the comeback with an even-strength goal and then a PPG, scoring from his knee. Just seconds later, Matt Cullen made it 3-2. The Penguins scored all 3 goals within 55 seconds.

2nd. Ian Cole took his second holding penalty of the game. Carl Hagelin also took a penalty during Cole’s 2nd, and Claude Giroux scored for the Flyers to make it 4-3 Penguins. Pittsburgh challenged the goal on an offside, but after a lengthy review, the play was ruled inconclusive. As such the ruling on the ice stands and it was deemed a good goal. Jakub Voracek was given a penalty shot after a breakaway, and scored to make it 4-4. Justin Shultz got stuck on the ice for an extended shift plus an icing before managing to complete a change.

3rd. Evgeni Malkin scored his second of the game and his 300th career goal. Penguins won 5-4.

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November Edit

Day Date Home Team Away Team Score Notable Event #
Wed 2nd Ducks Penguins 1-5 Matt Cullen scored the GWG on his 40th birthday. 13 Penguins players recorded a point in the 5-1 win. Matt Murray played his first game since returning from a broken hand.

Kris Letang returned to the ice for the 1st time since his upper-body injury. He had a goal and an assist in his return, and was the only Penguin with multiple points on the night.

The Penguins allowed a power PPG for the 5th game in a row. Evgeni Malkin, the Pens leader in points and PIM, took another bad penalty.

Tom Kuhnhackl was scratched for Tom Sestito.

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Thu 3rd Kings Penguins 3-2* Sidney Crosby had a 2-goal game. The Pens struggled with putting shots on net, and failed to score on their PP opportunities. Tom Kuhnhackl was scratched in favour of Tom Sestito for the 2nd game in a row. The Penguins lost in OT.

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Sat 5th Sharks Penguins 0-5 Chris Kunitz scored his 1st goal in 12 games. Conor Sheary played his first game since an eye injury forced a 7-game absence; he had to wear a face-shield. Sidney Crosby scored a beautiful goal, his 2nd career goal vs San Jose. Penguins up 2-0 in the 1st despite being outshot 12-5.

Crosby scored 13 secs into the 2nd period, and Martin Jones was pulled from the Sharks net. Eric Fehr scored a short time after that to put the Penguins up 4-0. Nick Bonino scored a SHG. Matt Murray got his 1st shutout of the season in only his 2nd start so far.

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Tue 8th Penguins Oilers 4-3 First matchup between Crosby and McDavid. McDavid had a 3-point night. Crosby's point streak ended at 6 games. Conor Sheary scored 2 goals. Evgeni Malkin scored a one-handed goal. The Pens won 4-3.

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Thu 10th Penguins Wild 2-4 The Pens scored 2 PPGs including a beautiful Crosby re-direct but came up short against the Wild, not helped by a few uncalled plays by the referees. The Pens successfully killed off a 5-on-3 penalty.

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Sat 12th Penguins Leafs 4-1 Matt Murray got his 4th straight win. Malkin and Crosby both scored, and the Pens got some much needed scoring contribution with both Kunitz and Rust scoring. Geno took a truly bad penalty in the dying minute of the third when he high-sticked Mitch Marner. Pens gave up 3 shorthanded chances on a PP.

At one point in the 1st, Kris Letang fell into the bench.

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Wed 16th Capitals Penguins 7-1 This was a shit game. I know, I was there. Let's move on.

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Fri 18th Islanders Penguins 2-3* Penguins got on the board first before the Islanders scored two quick ones in the beginning of the 2nd.

Kris Letang scored the GWG in OT. Phil Kessel, who was not on the ice for the win, got an assist on the goal.

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Sat 19th Sabres Penguins 2-1** The Penguins largely outshot the Sabres but still lost in the shootout.

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Mon 21st Penguins Rangers 2-5 Jake Guentzel scored his first NHL goal on his first shot of his first shift. He scored his second in the same game.

Sidney Crosby was a minus 4. Marc-André Fleury lost his 5th game in a row.

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Wed 23rd Rangers Penguins 1-6 The Rangers scored first, but the Pens exploded for 5 unanswered goals in the 2nd to win 6-1.

Conor Sheary was on the receiving end of a questionable McDonough hit, and Sidney Crosby dropped the gloves to defend him. Crosby got 2 PIM for roughing, while McDonough got 5 PIM for boarding.

Crosby had 2 goals in the game, now leading the league in goals despite having missed 6 games.

The Rangers' first shot of the 3rd period came past the 20 min mark, and Matt Murray made 16 saves for his 6th straight win of the season.

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Fri 25th Wild Penguins 6-2 Phil Kessel scored his 600th point. This was not a good game. The Penguins left Marc-André Fleury out to dry, again.

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Sat 26th Penguins Devils 4-3** The Pens just barely avoided losing back to back games to keep their record of not losing back to back in regulation going back 35 games to the last season. Sidney Crosby scored the tying goal with 14 secs left in regulation, and Kris Letang scored the SO winner while Matt Murray blanked the Devils shooters. Evgeni Malkin had a 3-point night.

Every Pens player recorded a shot on goal. They generated 49 shots on goal.

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Wed 30th Islanders Penguins 5-3 The Penguins fell behind 3-0 in the first two periods of the game before managing to tie it 3-3 in the 3rd. With less than a minute left in the game, the Islanders made it 4-3, and then 5-3 three seconds later with a fast play off the faceoff with an open net.

Patric Hornqvist played for the first time in 6 games, returning from a concussion.

Matt Murray lost his first game in 9 starts (not counting the Caps game he only played the 1st period of).

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December Edit

Day Date Home Team Away Team Score Notable Event #
Thu 1st Penguins Stars 6-2 This was perhaps the most Penguins-like game this season. Marc-André Fleury got his first win in 7 games, Sidney Crosby continued to score ridiculous goals (this time getting the rebound of his own bank shot while it was still in the air), and Patric Hornqvist got his first goal since returning from a concussion. The Pens successfully scored on a 5 on 3 power play.

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Sat 3rd Penguins Wings 5-3 Chris Kunitz returned to the lineup. 11 Penguins collected a point this game, including Matt Cullen who got an automatic goal on an EN, without actually recording a shot on goal.

The Pens scored 4 unanswered goals in the 3rd (plus one that was overturned) to come back from a 3-1 deficit. This was the Penguins first 2-game win since 8 Nov.

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Mon 5th Penguins Senators 8-5 The Pens and the Senators combined for 13 goals, the highest scoring game in the NHL so far this season. Sidney Crosby retakook the goal-scoring lead with his 17th marker, and continued the trend of not going more than a game without a goal this season. The goal was his only point of the night.

Marc-Andre Fleury was pulled in the 2nd after letting in 4 goals. Matt Murray finished the game. Bryan Rust, who opened the scoring, scored a beautiful goal on a penalty shot, and got a hat trick on an empty net. Matt Cullen scored a short-handed goal.

Both Phil Kessel and Evgeni Malkin had 3-point nights with a goal and 2 assists each.

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Thu 8th Panthers Penguins 1-5 The Pens scored 3 goals in the first 7 minutes of the game. Jaromir Jagr had the lone goal for the Panthers.

Matt Murray played a solid game, and had an assist on Carl Hagelin's empty net goal when he flipped the puck down the ice from his own net.

Justin Shultz's point streak extended, while Kessel and Malkin's ended.

The Pens continued to take penalties.

Eric Fehr was a healthy scratch.

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Sat 10th Lightning Penguins 3-4 The Penguins played an excellent game in Tampa, coming back from a 3-1 deficit to win 4-3. Sidney Crosby had the first goal of the game, an incredible individual effort where he ended up scoring from his stomach. His second and game-tying goal, was also incredible; scored from one knee on the PP where he first removed a d-man's stick and shot the puck all in one fluid motion. Crosby also took a hit into the boards and left the game in the 1st before coming back for the 2nd period.

The Pens, having struggled with their PP, had 3 power play goals. 2 of them were scored by Evgeni Malkin. Matt Murray made an unbelievable save in the 3rd to keep the score 4-3 by throwing his stick in a desperation move and catching the puck in his glove on a shot towards a wide-open net. Ian Cole got in a fight, and Kris Letang and Phil Kessel both had 3 assists.

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Mon 12th Penguins Coyotes 7-0 The Pens won 7-0 over the Coyotes, with 7 different players scoring a goal each, including a PPG from Sidney Crosby where the puck went up into the air and he patiently waited for it to drop below the crossbar before batting it, mid-air, into the net.

2 of the goals were scored by defensemen Daley and Shultz.

The Coyotes’ Hanzal made three questionable plays against the Pens, including a high stick to Crosby’s face, for which Crosby needed stitches on his upper lip, and a cheap cross check sending Evgeni Malkin into the boards.

Matt Murray made 34 saves for his 2nd shutout of the season. It was the 1-year anniversary of Mike Sullivan's hiring.

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Wed 14th Penguins Bruins 4-3* The Pens, whose power play have been struggling, scored 2 power play goals, and won the game in overtime.

Matt Murray had an off day, letting in 3 goals, one of which was a soft one and another he was indirectly the cause of when he went to play the puck behind the net and turned it over.

Kris Letang finished the game but was injured on a play.

Sidney Crosby quietly continued his point-streak, now at 9 games.

The Pens won their 7th straight and became the 1st franchise in NHL history to string together a 7-game win streak for 10 consecutive seasons.

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Fri 16th Penguins Kings 0-1* The Pens outshot the Kings 39-26 in regulation, but ended up being shutout as they fell short in OT. At one point, the Pens were playing with only 4 d-men, losing first Trevor Daley and then Brian Dumoulin who took a puck to the face but managed to return to the game.

This loss marked the end of the Pens 7-game win streak and Sidney Crosby's 9-game point streak.

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Sat 17th Leafs Penguins 2-1* The Pens lost in OT for the second night in a row, allowing 46 shots on goal in regulation. Trevor Daley, who was hurt in the game against the Kings, did not play.

Marc-André Fleury left the game for a time after taking a skate to the neck. He needed 5 stitches.

Evgeni Malkin had the lone Pittsburgh goal, a power play tally.

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Tue 20th Penguins Rangers 7-2 The Pens played a phenomenal game, with 7 different players scoring a goal. Olli Maatta and Justin Shultz had really strong games, and the 3-headed monster (Crosby, Malkin, Kessel) scored a goal each. Patric Hornqvist scored a goal for the first time in 9 games. The Pens converted on 3/5 power plays.

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Thu 22nd Blue Jackets Penguins 7-1 This was just a horrible game by the Pens. Only Carl Hagelin and Patric Hornqvist managed not to become a minus rating. Derrick Pouliot played terrible. Sidney Crosby's goal (batting in his own rebound from the air) was the only good thing about this game.

The Pens penalty-kill streak ended at 16. Steve Olesky and Boone Jenner fought.

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Fri 23rd Penguins Devils 4-1 The Pens came out strong in response to the terrible loss in Columbus the previous night. Sidney Crosby started off the scoring, and leads the league (8) in first goals scored. Evgeni Malkin had 2 assists and is 2nd in points in the league (Crosby is 3rd).

Marc-André Fleury had a strong game.

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Tue 27th Devils Penguins 2-5 Evgeni Malkin recorded his 800th point on a PPG assisted by Sidney Crosby. Crosby had a 3-point night to tie with Malkin for 2nd in the league with 41 points. Marc-André Fleury made a diving play with his stick to keep the puck out of the net. Carl Hagelin scored a goal for the first time in 9 games. Justin Shultz became the 3rd highest point getter (16) in the NHL in the month of December, trailing only Sid and Geno (19). Brian Dumoulin broke his jaw after taking a puck to the face and left the game in the third. Crosby also briefly left the game in the 2nd, but came back. The Pens continued taking penalties, including a 5 on 3.

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Wed 28th Penguins Hurricanes 3-2 Sidney Crosby scored his 26th goal of the season 26 secs into the 2nd period. It was his 100th regular point in the calendar year 2016. Ian Cole blocked a shot and briefly left the bench before returning. Matt Murray was replaced by Marc-André Fleury in net after the 2nd period due to injury. Chris Kunitz scored for the first time in 15 games. The Pens won despite being outshot by the Hurricanes. The Pens won back to back games for the 1st time this season. Astonishingly, not a single penalty was called this game.

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Sat 31st Penguins Canadiens 4-3* Evgeni Malkin scored the OT-winner and got an assist to claim the NHL scoring lead. Kris Letang returned to the lineup. The Pens came back from a 1-goal deficit twice, with Conor Sheary scoring the tying goal with less than a minute left in regulation.

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January Edit

Day Date Home Team Away Team Score Notable Event #
Sun 8th Penguins Lightning 6-2

The Penguins commemorated their 2009 Cup team.

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Wed 11th Capitals Penguins 5-2 Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals recorded his 1000th point less than one minute into the game.

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Thu 12th Senators Penguins 4-1 The Pens struggled massively with their power play, as well as their penalty kill. Coach Sully was ejected from the game near the end of the 3rd period. The Pens lost consecutive games in regulation for the first time since December 2015.

This was not a good game.

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Sat 14th Wings Penguins 6-3 The Pens had a goal called back for goalie interference and got into penalty trouble that eventually cost them the game. Kris Letang left in the 1st period and did not return.

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Mon 16th Penguins Capitals 8-7* This game had all of the goals. All of them. The Pens and Caps made a new season record with 15 goals scored, and the Pens came back from a 3-0 deficit to win in OT, scoring 6 goals in the 2nd period alone. Evgeni Malkin had a hat trick, and Sidney Crosby had a goal and 3 assists. The Penguins chased Braden Holtby from the net, while Matt Murray finished the game with 7 GA. The Pens even had a goaltending-interference challenge go their way for once.

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Wed 18th Canadiens Penguins 1-4 The Pens played their best game in a while, dominating for long stretches of time. Pens also played a disciplined game and took only one penalty. Defenseman Cameron Gaunce got his 1st NHL point, and Olli Maatta scored his first goal of the season. Matt Murray had a bounce back game from the Capitals game and had a solid performance. In a game where the top guys were largely quiet, this was a solid team effort. The 4th line, especially, played a good game.

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Fri 20th Hurricanes Penguins 1-7 The Pens scored 6 goals before allowing a shorthanded goal in the 3rd period of the game. All four lines continued to play well, and Matt Murray, who played his third game in a row, had a strong performance. The Pens had a goal called back for incidental goaltending interference. At one point, Cam Ward punched Patric Hornqvist with his blocker and was given a roughing penalty. Eric Fehr got his 200th NHL point.

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Sun 22nd Penguins Bruins 5-1 The Pens played a weird one against the Bruins at home. The first period was halted with just over 6 minutes left to play because of ice problems, and the minutes were added to the second period. 3 players lost their helmet throughout the game, Boston had a goalie change in the 2nd period for unknown reasons, and Jake Guenztel got in trouble with a few Bruins players when he levelled a hit on Torey Krug.

Matt Murray played phenomenal in net.

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Tue 24th Penguins Blues 0-3 The Pens were shutout and ended a 5-game winning streak in what was a boring hockey game. The Blues played unnecessarily rough, and several Penguins players took a beating, including Evgeni Malkin, Patric Hornqvist, and Scott Wilson.

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Thu 26th Bruins Penguins 4-3 The Pens started well with a 2-0 lead but eventually get in trouble when they allowed a SHG by Brad Marchand. A lot of scrums and fights throughout the game; Phil Kessel got into it with David Backes. It was Bryan Rust's 100th game.

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Tue 31st Penguins Predators 4-2 The Pens played a solid game after returning from the 2017 All Star break. Patric Hornqvist had two goals against his former team, and Kris Letang returned to the lineup, wearing an A in Evgeni Malkin's absence. Trevor Daley played really well.

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February Edit

Day Date Home Team Away Team Score Notable Event #
Fri 3rd Penguins Blue Jackets 4-3* Phil Kessel played his 800th game. Kessel scored the first of the game off a beautiful shot after the Pens kept the puck in the zone for over a minute. In his first game back after missing six, Matt Cullen gets a breakaway and somehow, with help from Patric Hornqvist, managed to get the puck across the goal line while being dragged down and sliding into the goalie before the net went off its moorings.

Dubinsky, to the surprise of no one, crosschecked Sidney Crosby while he was down, after having “tangled” his stick between Crosby’s legs (groin area). The Pens won in OT on a power-play goal by Phil Kessel.

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Sat 4th Blues Penguins 1-4 Marc-André Fleury played his first game since Jan 8 and played a solid game. Sidney Crosby had a 3-point night, Kris Letang scored on a breakaway coming out of the penalty box, and Carl Hagelin left early in the 1st period after a hit by Alexander Steen and did not return.

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Tue 7th Penguins Flames 2-3** Pens came back from a 2-0 deficit to force overtime.

The Flames had a goal in OT waved off because Matt Murray’s mask was off. The Penguins ultimately lost in a shootout.

Sidney Crosby got his 998th point.

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Thu 9th Avalance Penguins 1-4 This was a game of hard hits, including one that sent Bryan Rust flying into the Colorado goalie. He immediately left the ice and did not return. Tom Kuhnhackl also took a heavy hit earlier in the game and left for some time before returning. Chris Kunitz got an empty-net goal, and Sidney Crosby, just two points away from 1000, went pointless. It was the annual Dad trip.

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Sat 11th Coyotes Penguins 4-3* Josh Archibald scored his first NHL goal, and followed it up with his second both shorthanded and unassisted. Penguins lost in overtime.

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Tue 14th Penguins Canucks 4-0 The Penguins dominated all game and at one point had a 2-min offensive shift before the Canucks managed to clear the zone. Evgeni Malkin scored in his return to the lineup, and Sidney Crosby got his 999th point on an assist to Jake Guentzel’s goal.

Matt Murray got his third shutout of the season.

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Thu 16th Penguins Jets 4-3* The Penguins played another wild one against the Winnipeg Jets. Marc-Andre Fleury was outstanding with 44 saves while the Pens played large parts of the game with only 4 d-men as Olli Maatta and Justin Shultz both left the game and didn't return. Sidney Crosby finally reached point 1000 (and 1001 + 1002). Point 1000 was scored by Chris Kunitz, assisted by Kris Letang, with Fleury in net and Evgeni Malkin in the lineup (all of the Pens' core). Crosby scored in OT with ca 20 secs left, assisted by Malkin. The game was a rough one, with Jets playing hard and some questionable non-calls by the refs. Kris Letang played 31 minutes. Evgeni Malkin had a bad hit on Blake Wheeler.

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Fri 17th Blue Jackets Penguins 2-1* Evgeni Malkin recorded his 500th career assist. The Penguins lost in overtime.

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Sun 19th Penguins Wings 2-5 The Penguins started well, but ended up playing one of their worst games in a while. The power play was terrible. Mrazek for the Red Wings was amazing.

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Tue 21st Hurricanes Penguins 1-3 The Penguins were outplayed by the Hurricanes for large parts of the game, but Matt Murray played a phenomenal game in net. Sidney Crosby (2) and Evgeni Malkin (3) combined for 10 minutes of penalty, and scored the game-winning goal and the assurance goal, respectively. Crosby's goal came on a 5-on-3 power play. The Pens were once again forced to play with only 5 d-men when Trevor Daley left during the 2nd period and did not return.

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Sat 25th Penguins Flyers 4-2 Penguins and Flyers met for the 2017 Stadium Series game. Sidney Crosby scored his first outdoor game goal. Wind conditions affected the game, and the third period was divided into two parts so the teams could switch sides on the rink.

Matt Murray played a stellar game. Ron Hainsey played his first game with the Penguins since being traded from the Carolina Hurricanes.

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Tue 28th Stars Penguins 3-2 The Penguins played well before giving up a 2-0 lead, and ultimately lost the game 2-3. Prior to this loss, the Pens were 64-0-0 when leading after two periods.

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March Edit

Day Date Home Team Away Team Score Notable Event #
Wed 1st Blackhawks Penguins 4-1 The Pens generated several chances but couldn’t put them past Scott Darling. Scott Wilson had the lone Penguin goal. Marc-André Fluery played well. Derrick Pouliot was in the lineup.

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Fri 3rd Penguins Lightning 5-2 Conor Sheary returned to the lineup after missing 13 games. It was a fast-paced game with high scoring chances and several instances of the puck hitting the post. Evgeni Malkin scored twice in his 700th NHL game. Mark Streit got his first goal in his first game with the Penguins. The Pens were down two defensemen as both Ian Cole and Brian Dumoulin left the ice in the third. Both eventually returned. The Pens scored two power-play goals, and once on a delayed penalty. Sidney Crosby gave up an empty net goal trying to get Malkin a hat trick, and Tom Kuhnhackl who did get the EN also had two penalties.

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Sun 5th Penguins Sabres 4-3 Penguins trailed 3-0 after the first period. Matt Murray’s mask was clipped by a skate. Murray was replaced by Marc-André Fleury after the 1st. It was the first time Murray was pulled when not injured. The Pens had a video review determine a no-goal when it looked like the puck didn’t fully cross the line. Another review determined that what might have been a high stick was a good goal, and the Pens tied the game 3-3 with 3:37 to go in the 3rd. They wen’t on to win it 4-3.

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Wed 8th Jets Penguins 4-7 This was the craziest game. Evgeni Malkin got his first Gordie Howe hat trick by fighting Blake Wheeler in the first minute of the game, scoring a goal (two total) and adding an assist. Tom Sestito also fought, and was ejected from the game with a game misconduct after boarding a Jets player on an ugly hit. Jets and Pens scored 5 goals in the first period alone, and 4 in the 2nd, 3 of which came in the span of 57 seconds. The Pens were down 2-3 going into the second, and up 6-3 going into the third. Nick Bonino had a hat trick. The Pens scored on several power plays, including a 5-on-3, and had a successful coach's challenge where a Jets' goal came back because of goalie interference.

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Fri 10th Oilers Penguins 2-3** The first 20 minutes of this game was one of the most entertaining periods this season in terms of pace and scoring opportunities. The Pens came out of it up 2-0, including an own goal by Cam Talbot and Connor McDavid where Mcdavid kicked the puck into talbot and into the net. The rest of the game was a grind. Pens's power play was bad. Marc-André Fleury kept them in it. The Penguins won 3-2 in a shootout with goals from Sidney Crosby and Phil Kessel.

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Sat 11th Canucks Penguins 0-3 The Pens were forced to play with only 11 forwards and 7 defensemen with 7 regulars out of the lineup. The Penguins successfully challenged a goal that was overturned for goalie interference. Sidney Crosby had 9 shots on goal. His line of Conor Sheary and Jake Guentzel was by far the best. Sherry got an empty-net goal. Matt Murray got a shutout. The Pens won back to back games.

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Mon 13th Flames Penguins 4-3** The Pens got on the board first but ultimately lost 3-4 in a shootout. Sidney Crosby scored his 35th goal to end a seven-game goal drought. It was his 32nd shot on net since his previous goal. Nick Bonino made an own goal when he tried to glove down a puck that eventually floated past Fleury and into the net. Evgeni Malkin made several great shot blocks in succession, one where he laid his body down on the ice and took a hard shot straight to the shoulder/upper arm area. He was clutching his arm afterwards. Mark Streit did not return for the third period.

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Wed 15th Flyers Penguins 4-0 An obviously exhausted and injured Penguins team were shutout in Philadelphia. They got some reinforcement in Matt Cullen, who returned to the lineup after a 3-game absence, and Mark Streit who left the bench before the end of the last game because of injury. Matt Murray took a hit to the head and looked shook up for a moment. Ron Hainsey left the game and did not return for the third period, and the Pens were once again forced to play one man down.

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Fri 17th Penguins Devils 6-4 Patric Hornqvist, who returned to the lineup after a concussion, took several hits to the head by Devils d-man John Moore. Phil Kessel scored his first goal in 14 games. Sidney Crosby scored a power-play goal on a 5-on-3 man-advantage. Dalton Prout made an ugly crosscheck on Jake Guentzel that had Guentzel falling to the ice dangerously close to the goal posts. Conor Sheary was hit by the puck while still on the bench. He left to get stitches before returning. Nick Bonino scored a beautiful goal off a pretty passing play. In the last minute of play of the 2nd period, Phil Kessel got a breakaway and a penalty shot, the devils got a breakaway and a power play, and then a minor bench penalty for misconduct when the Devils coach got upset that the Devils didn’t receive a penalty shot like the Pens in what was essentially the same situation. Carter Rowney, in his 15th game, got his first NHL goal. The Pens challenged the Devils’ 4th goal for goalie interference but it was deemed a good goal (a contested decision). Crosby scored an empty-net goal. Matt Murray gave up 4 goals, but was outstanding.

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Sun 19th Penguins Panthers 4-0 Patric Hornqvist scored his 1st in 13 games, an incredible shot that was batted into the net. Sidney Crosby had a natural hat trick. It was his tenth career hat trick. Nick Bonino and Brian Dumoulin briefly left the bench before returning. A referee also had to leave the ice because of injury.

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Tue 21st Sabres Penguins 1-3 Jake Guentzel was the recipient of an ugly hit that cost the Sabres a game misconduct and gave the Pens a 5-min penalty. Guenztel had to leave the game. Sidney Crosby did what Sidney Crosby does and scored a truly ridiculous goal on another power play. Crosby took a high stick to the face that caused him to miss an EN and lost a tooth/teeth

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Thu 23rd Senators Penguins 2-1** Sidney Crosby straight up slashed off parts of another player's finger. The Penguins lost in a shootout.

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Fri 24th Penguins Islanders 3-4** The Penguins had a successful coaches challenge for goalie interference. Cameron Gaunce scored his first NHL goal with the Penguins. It was the second NHL goal of his career (the first, incidentally, was against the Penguins while he was playing for the Avalanche. Sidney Crosby scored a patented Sidney Crosby one-knee goal. Matt Cullen scored his first goal in 10 games. Pens lost in SO.

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Sun 26th Penguins Flyers 2-6 Matt Cullen scored on a power play. Conor Sheary blocked a shot that may have caught him in a sensitive area and left the bench in the first period. He did not return. Brian Dumoulin was the recipient of an elbow to the head by Wayne Simmonds.

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Wed 29th Penguins Blackhawks 1-5 The Penguins let in 4 goals in the first period to lose their 4th straight. The Pens had an unsuccessful coach's challenge.

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Fri 31st Rangers Penguins 3-4** Jake Guentzel scored in his first game back from a concussion, and Sidney Crosby recorded his 641th career assist to overtake sole possession of 2nd all-time of Penguins assists. Crosby scored a truly ridiculous goal from below the goal line. The Pens were leading while going into the 3rd when the Rangers tied it with 11 seconds left on the clock. The Pens and Matt Murray won it in a SO, ending their 4-game skid.

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Sun 2nd Penguins Hurricanes 3-2 The Penguins had a goal trickle in behind Lack and over the goal line, but the play was whistled dead and ruled no goal. The Pens scored twice on the power play. The Canes scored on a flukey goal where the puck hit the boards behind Murray, redirected into Murray's back and into the net. The Pens won 3-2. Sidney Crosby was struck by a puck that went off the crossbar and smacked into his chest, cutting him just below his throat area.

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Tue 4th Penguins Blue Jackets 4-1 Brian Dumoulin got his 1st goal in 151 games. Scott Wilson (who played his 100th game) and Bryan Rust both left the bench in the 2nd period. Wilson returned, Rust did not. Matt Cullen also was forced to leave, and the Pens played two men down, again.

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Thu 6th Devils Penguins 4-7 Carter Rowney accidentally put the puck into the net for an own goal as he was trying to clear the puck after Matt Murray had made a save. Chad Ruhwedel left the ice after taking a hit from a Devils player. Conor Sheary scored off an outrageous no look, backhand, between the legs pass from Sidney Crosby after a pretty passing play between Guentzel and Crosby. Matt Cullen got a short-handed goal. Ron Hainsey left to the dressing room after blobking a shot on the penalty kill but eventually returned. Nick Bonino scores on a beautiful redirection on the power play.

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Sat 8th Leafs Penguins 5-3 Phil Kessel scored his first in 10 games. Tom Sestito ran over Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen on a careless play. Sidney Crosby scored his league-leading 44th goal from one knee on the power play. The Leafs clinched a playoff spot. 10 regular Penguins were scratched because of injury/rest.

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Sun 9th Rangers Penguins 3-2 Tristan Jarry played in his first NHL start and made and unbelievable save. Most of the regulars got a rest for the final game of the season. Phil Kessel was the only Penguins player to play the full 82 games this season. The Penguins played well despite consisting mostly of WBS call ups against a stacked Rangers team.

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