PITTSBURGH (AP) - It wasn't the hastily arranged private plane ride from Miami to Pittsburgh. Or the police escort from the airport to PPG Paints Arena. It wasn't the sight of a black-and-gold jersey with his name on the back hanging in the Pittsburgh Penguins' locker room. It wasn't even ra…

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Matt Murray stopped 36 shots to remain unbeaten since his return from a lower-body injury, Riley Sheahan and Bryan Rust scored short-handed goals in the second period and the Pittsburgh Penguins stopped the Florida Panthers 5-1 on Tuesday night.

NEW YORK (AP) - Matt Murray stopped 28 shots to keep up his strong play since returning from an injury, and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the New York Rangers 7-2 Wednesday night for their season-high seventh straight win.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Penguins weren't happy with their lackluster play in the first period after a three-day holiday break.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Bryan Rust has no explanation for his career-best scoring run. He just wants to keep playing the same way.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Jake Guentzel tipped in Kris Letang's shot midway through the third period to fend off a Boston rally, and Pittsburgh goaltender Casey DeSmith made it stand up as the Penguins beat the Bruins 5-3 on Friday night.

CHICAGO (AP) - Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray is nearing a return from a lower-body injury that has sidelined him since mid-November.

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - The Ottawa Senators were ready for their 4-on-3 power play in overtime against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) - Zach Aston-Reese scored the tiebreaking goal with 5:12 remaining off a perfect pass from Phil Kessel, and the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied past the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 on Tuesday night.

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Taylor Hall scored the game-winning goal on a breakaway at 8:07 of the third period and added an empty-net tally to lead the New Jersey Devils to a 4-2 victory over the struggling Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Evgeni Malkin will not have a disciplinary hearing for his shoulder to the head of T.J. Oshie during the Pittsburgh Penguins' 2-1 loss at the Washington Capitals.

WASHINGTON (AP) - T.J. Oshie left for the second time after taking Evgeni Malkin's shoulder to the head but returned to score late and lift the Washington Capitals over the rival Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 on Wednesday night in a meeting of the two most recent Stanley Cup champions.

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - Patric Hornqvist and Phil Kessel each scored twice and the Pittsburgh Penguins pounded the Calgary Flames 9-1 on Thursday night.

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - Sidney Crosby made a slick move through two defenders, skated through the slot and lifted a backhander into the net at 2:12 of overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 6-5 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night.

MONTREAL (AP) - Antti Niemi felt good after his first start of the season - and a win.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Jack Johnson has spent nearly half his life tangling with Evgeni Malkin in front of the net in rinks all over the world. Bruising affairs that often left one or the other - and occasionally both - skating away in aggravation.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Phil Kessel scored twice in a 2:21 span late in the first period in the Pittsburgh Penguins' 5-1 exhibition victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday night.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Michael Rasmussen, Andreas Athanasiou and Trevor Daley scored in a 5:47 span in the second period, and Harri Sateri made 29 saves in the Detroit Red Wings' 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday.

CRANBERRY (AP) - Sidney Crosby has been back in Pittsburgh for a few weeks, participating in several informal practices while his Penguins teammates returned from an unusually long offseason. Still, the first day of training camp felt different Friday.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed forward Bryan Rust to a four-year deal that runs through the 2021-22 campaign.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Penguins don't expect the sting from their second-round playoff exit to fade anytime soon.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Evgeny Kuznetsov's breakway goal 5:27 into overtime gave the Washington Capitals a 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 6 on Monday night, and a berth in the Eastern Conference finals for the first time in 20 years.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Jake Guentzel scored twice to push his playoff total to a league-leading 10, Matt Murray stopped 20 shots and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Washington Capitals 3-1 in Game 4 to even their tense Eastern Conference semifinal on Thursday night.

NEW YORK (AP) - The NHL suspended Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson three games on Wednesday for an illegal hit on Pittsburgh's Zach Aston-Reese.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Alex Ovechkin knocked his own rebound out of midair and by Matt Murray with 1:07 remaining to lift the Washington Capitals to a 4-3 victory on Tuesday night in Game 3 of their increasingly testy Eastern Conference semifinal series with Pittsburgh.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Braden Holtby spun around and saw the puck on the goal line. Maybe it was in. Maybe it wasn't.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Patric Hornqvist, Sidney Crosby and Jake Guentzel scored in a 4:49 span to help the Pittsburgh Penguins rally to beat the Washington Capitals 3-2 on Thursday night in Game 1 of the second-round series.

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP (AP) - Sidney Crosby has faced the Washington Capitals three times in the playoffs. All three times the Pittsburgh captain has led his team to victory. And all three times the Penguins used the win as the springboard to a raucous mid-June parade with the Stanley Cup in tow.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Sidney Crosby tormented the Flyers just as he has from the start of his NHL career. Kris Letang and Evgeni Malkin were clutch when needed in pivotal games. And Matt Murray? Oh, just two shutouts and the type of outings that show more zeros on the board are possible in the…

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Jake Guentzel dropped to his right knee and slid on the ice in celebration, not only for his second career postseason hat trick, but for the goal that assured Pittsburgh was moving on in the playoffs.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Sean Couturier's long shot from the point got past Matt Murray with 1:17 left and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2 on Friday night to force sixth game in the first-round series.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Mario Lemieux had one question for Sidney Crosby after the Pittsburgh star slipped past his boss as the Penguins' career playoff scoring leader during a Game 4 romp over Philadelphia.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Sidney Crosby scored his fifth goal of the series and became the Pittsburgh Penguins' career postseason points leader in a 5-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night.

PITTSBURGH (TNS) - Among the 48 time periods possible between games scheduled for the first round of the 2018 NHL playoffs, only six were for more than one day. Of those six, just three were to be spent between games played in the same city.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The kitschy light-up bracelets flickered in the darkened arena and another packed house roared "Crosby sucks! Crosby sucks!" Here's the thing Philly fans haven't yet accepted about Sidney Crosby over the last 13 years, he really doesn't - and especially not against the Flyers.