EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey - Behind goals from Shawn McEachern, Mario Lemieux, Peter Taglianetti and Larry Murphy, the 1992-93 Pittsburgh Penguins dropped the New Jersey Devils 4-3 at Brendan Byrne Arena to go up 3-0 in the opening round of the NHL playoffs, and in the process set a record …

PITTSBURGH (TNS) - When the puck smashed into Bryan Rust's hand in the final period of the final preseason game, that should have been a sign that the 2019-20 season would be anything but normal.

PITTSBURGH (TNS) - One sentence. That's all former NHL and Canada Olympics coach Mike Babcock needed to describe Sidney Crosby. One sentence.

PITTSBURGH (TNS) - Sidney Crosby has spent the last two weeks the same way many of us have. The Penguins captain is hunkered down at his home in Pittsburgh, where he's getting his daily sweat in by taking a spin on his stationary bike and passing time by watching a Formula 1 docuseries on Netflix.

Pittsburgh Penguins center Mario Lemieux put on quite a show against Wayne Gretzky and the St. Louis Blues as he scored five goals and recorded two assists in helping the Penguins record an 8-4 victory on this day 24 years ago.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Morgan Geekie scored twice and added an assist in his NHL debut and Justin Williams added two third-period goals and the Carolina Hurricanes surged past the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-2 on Sunday.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Patric Hornqvist scored twice in leading the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-2 win over Buffalo on Thursday night that extended the Sabres' skid to five straight.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Sidney Crosby scored and collected his 800th career assist as the Pittsburgh Penguins ended a six-game losing streak with a 7-3 win over Ottawa on Tuesday night.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Mike Sullivan's voice was calm as he urged patience and understanding, qualities that tend to be in short supply around the NHL when the calendar flips to March and the number of regular-season games dwindles.

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury's postgame routine used to include a call with his father, something that helped him step away from the stress of the game.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Patrick Marleau has been chasing the Stanley Cup for 22 seasons. The veteran winger hopes a move to Pittsburgh will finally let him catch it.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Facing another deficit and the prospect of their losing streak dragging on, Capitals players returned to the locker room at the second intermission with some things to say.

TORONTO (AP) - Jake Muzzin had a goal and two assists, Frederik Andersen made 24 saves and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-0 on Thursday night.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Sidney Crosby had a goal and three assists to help the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2 on Tuesday night.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired veteran forward Jason Zucker from Minnesota, giving the Penguins' top-six forward group a jolt as they prepare for a postseason push.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov scored, Andre Vasilevskiy made 29 saves and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2 Thursday night.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Marcus Pettersson is sticking with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

PITTSBURGH (TNS) - After 50 games and about four straight months of hockey, it's time for the Penguins to take a break - and a well-deserved one.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Brian Elliott and the Flyers defense stymied Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Jack Johnson's goal into his own net was one of the low points of a forgettable first period for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

DETROIT (TNS)- The Pittsburgh Penguins have plowed through all kinds of obstacles while posting one of the NHL's top records since the start of December. They've lost important players. They've erased big leads. They've snapped back after bad breaks.

BOSTON (AP) - Patrice Bergeron scored his 20th goal, Karson Kuhlman and David Pastrnak both had two assists, and the Boston Bruins beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 Thursday night.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Mike Sullivan's messages can be relentless. The Pittsburgh Penguins coach peppers his team with a handful of mantras that seemingly run on a loop during every practice, every period, sometimes every shift.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Sidney Crosby watched the Pittsburgh Penguins thrive in his absence. The longtime captain pledged he would simply focus on doing his part to keep the Penguins rolling in his return from a two-month layoff.

GLENDALE, Ariz. (TNS) - The road-weary Penguins in the third period Sunday let the Arizona Coyotes take their first lead of the evening. And after that, for the first time in a while, they didn't show much push with the game on the line.

DENVER (TNS) - As good as the Pittsburgh Penguins have been without Sidney Crosby these past two months, they are bound to run into a high-powered club that will simply outman them. Friday at Pepsi Center, it looked like this was that night.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Joel Quenneville insisted when he agreed to coach the Florida Panthers last spring the perpetually struggling club was close to figuring it out.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Brent Burns' power-play goal just more than two minutes into overtime gave the San Jose Sharks a 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Jake Guentzel's play-making helped the Pittsburgh Penguins withstand the loss of captain Sidney Crosby, earning his first All-Star team in the process. The joy over Guentzel's selection proved short-lived. The talented forward will miss at least four months after injuring h…

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Evgeni Malkin had two goals, Jake Guentzel was injured right after scoring his 20th of the season and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators 5-2 Monday night.

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - Evgeni Malkin scored his 400th goal for the Pittsburgh Penguins in a 4-1 win over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night.

DETROIT (AP) - Evgeni Malkin is picking up the slack with Sidney Crosby out, making dazzling plays on offense and getting back on defense.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Tristan Jarry spoiled Phil Kessel's return to Pittsburgh, turning aside all 33 shots to post his second consecutive shutout as the Penguins edged the Arizona Coyotes 2-0 Friday night.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Stefan Noesen celebrated his return to the NHL with his first goal of the season and the banged up Pittsburgh Penguins handed the St. Louis Blues their first regulation road loss since before Halloween with a 3-0 victory on Wednesday night.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Gustav Nyquist scored three times to help the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 on Friday night.