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NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Rangers
Recap

Artemi Panarin scores early in OT as Rangers win Game 7 over Pens

May 16, 2022, 2:32 AM

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Artemi Panarin scored a power-play goal with 15:14 remaining in overtime and the New York Rangers outlasted the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 Sunday night in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference first-round series.

With 17:05 remaining, Pittsburgh's Brock McGinn was called for holding on K'Andre Miller after losing the puck to the defenseman.

As time wound down on the man advantage, Panarin got a cross-ice pass from defenseman Adam Fox and lifted a wrist shot from the upper part of the left circle past goalie Tristan Jarry's glove.

Panarin's second career overtime playoff goal sent the Rangers into the second round against the Carolina Hurricanes. The Rangers won the final three games after being down 3-1.

Mika Zibanejad scored the tying goal with 5:45 in regulation and won a faceoff from Teddy Blueger that ultimately led to Panarin's game-winner.

New York's Igor Shesterkin made 42 saves.

Evan Rodrigues scored a shorthanded goal and Jake Guentzel and Danton Heinen scored power-play goals for Pittsburgh, which got Sidney Crosby back from an upper body injury.

Jarry made 26 saves in his return from a broken foot.

After Rodrigues flipped a backhander over Shesterkin with 2:36 remaining in the second, Zibanejad forged a 3-3 tie when his wrist shot from the near the right faceoff circle sailed over Jarry's shoulder. It came after Andrew Copp kept the puck alive in the right corner.

The teams traded goals in a span of 65 seconds midway through the second. Guentzel gave the Penguins a 2-1 lead with 9:42 remaining when he batted the puck over Shesterkin after corralling the rebound of Bryan Rust's shot at the right doorstep. Guentzel was originally credited with a goal and following a lengthy review with replay officials in Toronto, the call stood.

New York tied the game with 8:37 remaining when Miller's blast from the right point caromed off Pittsburgh defenseman Mike Matheson's stick and into the net.

Chris Kreider opened the scoring 7:36 in when he finished off a 2-on-1 with Zibanejad by lifting a slap shot from the right side over Jarry moments after New York defenseman Braden Schneider forced a neutral zone turnover.

The Penguins tied the game with 69 seconds left in the first when Heinen chipped the puck from the left side across the goal line. It came just before Fox could sweep the puck away after Jeff Carter's pass deflected off Ryan Lindgren's stick.

--Field Level Media

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-New York Rangers at Pittsburgh Penguins
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Sidney Crosby, Tristan Jarry 'game-time decisions' vs. Rangers

May 15, 2022, 4:55 PM

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Pittsburgh Penguins superstar captain Sidney Crosby and goaltender Tristan Jarry are considered "game-time decisions" for Game 7 against the host New York Rangers on Sunday night, coach Mike Sullivan said

Sullivan did not name his starting goaltender for Game 7 while addressing reporters shortly after Sunday's optional morning skate at Madison Square Garden. Jarry participated in the session. Crosby did not.

The winner will play the Carolina Hurricanes in one Eastern Conference semifinal series.

Crosby missed Friday's 5-3 loss in Pittsburgh in Game 6 as the Penguins failed to close out the first-round Eastern Conference series for the second straight game. Jarry has been out since April 14 with a foot injury.

Crosby was injured in the second period of Wednesday's Game 5 loss when he took a high, hard hit from Rangers defenseman Jacob Trouba. The Athletic reported that Crosby suffered a concussion.

Crosby has two goals and seven assists in the series. In the regular season, the three-time Stanley Cup champion had 31 goals and 53 assists in 69 games.

Jarry, 27, made the All-Star team this season and finished 34-18-6 with four shutouts, a 2.42 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage.

Per Sullivan, forward Rickard Rakell also is considered a game-time decision. He sustained an upper-body injury during the series opener.

Defenseman Brian Dumoulin remains out of Sunday's contest, while forward Brian Boyle is week-to-week. Both have lower-body injuries.

--Field Level Media

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-New York Rangers at Pittsburgh Penguins
Preview

Rangers attempt to conclude comeback in Game 7 vs. Penguins

May 14, 2022, 7:40 PM

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The New York Rangers exceeded expectations during a spectacular regular season and highlighted one of the best seasons in team history by earning 54 of their 110 points via 27 comeback wins.

The ability to rally also earned New York coveted home-ice advantage in the first round for Sunday's Game 7 and following a pair of comebacks, the Rangers look to complete their rally in their series with the Pittsburgh Penguins, who may still be without Sidney Crosby.

The Rangers are attempting to overcome a 3-1 series deficit for the third time in team history. They did it in second round series against Pittsburgh in 2014 when they won a Game 7 on the road and versus the Washington Capitals in 2015 in overtime on home ice.

New York has an opportunity to complete another comeback after evening the series with a 5-3 win on Friday. The Rangers led for a combined 4:20 by rallying from a two-goal deficit with three goals in the second period and snapping a 3-3 tie when Chris Kreider's slap shot deflected off Pittsburgh goalie Louie Dominque and trickled into the net with 1:28 remaining.

Kreider also scored the tying goal on a power play after Mike Zibanejad scored his first two goals of the series in a span of 1:16 in the second period. Kreider's first goal was answered by Evgeni Malkin's third tally of the series.

"We've been able to come together as a team through hard times over the course of the year, over the course of the last couple years," Kreider said. "I think it's been a long time coming for us. Regardless of the situation, I'm proud of the way this team competes. Whether we're down, whether we're up, trying to get to our game, trying to play the same way."

New York has stayed alive by rallying from a pair of 2-0 deficits and withstanding fast starts by the Penguins, who have scored nine times in the first period.

On Friday, The Penguins held a two-goal lead when Jeff Carter and Bryan Rust scored in a span of 96 seconds late in the first. Pittsburgh also held a two-goal lead in Game 5 when Jake Guentzel and Kris Letang scored in the opening 27:58 but those goals were scored before Crosby was injured on a high hit by New York defenseman Jacob Trouba with about seven minutes left in the second period.

Crosby has an upper-body injury and it is believed to be a concussion for the star forward, who has missed 108 regular-season games and one playoff game with previous concussions. Crosby had two goals and seven assists on Pittsburgh's top line through the first four games.

Crosby did not skate ahead of Game 6 before being ruled out but took part in Saturday's optional practice along with goalie Tristan Jarry, whose foot injury ultimately led to Dominque in net. Both players were declared day-to-day Saturday by coach Mike Sullivan, who is optimistic about his team regardless of what the lineup is.

"I believe in this group," Sullivan said. "I think we have what it takes to win regardless of who's in our lineup. I know we're very capable."

The Penguins are hoping to avoid blowing a 3-1 series lead for the fourth time in team history.

Besides the 2014 collapse against the Rangers, Pittsburgh blew a 3-1 lead in the 2011 first-round against the Tampa Bay Lightning when Crosby missed the entire series and the 1975 quarterfinals against the New York Islanders, when the Penguins lost the last four games.

They are also hoping to avoid some of the penalty issues that enabled the Rangers to pull off another comeback. The Penguins held the Rangers to 2-for-9 on the power play in the first four games but New York is 3-for-6 on the man advantage in the past two games and penalties by Evan Rodrigues and Mike Matheson led to Zibanejad's first goal and Kreider's tying goal.

"Nobody said it was going to be easy," Letang said. "They're a really good team. They have a lot of skilled players that can score goals. It's a race to four and we have to regroup, stay positive and get the job done."

--Field Level Media

NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins at Washington Capitals
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Sidney Crosby, Tristan Jarry practice with Penguins

May 14, 2022, 4:51 PM

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Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby and goaltender Tristan Jarry were on the ice for Saturday's practice, although their status remains unknown for Sunday's Game 7 against the host New York Rangers.

Crosby missed Friday's 5-3 loss in Pittsburgh in Game 6 as the Penguins failed to close out the first-round Eastern Conference series for the second straight game. Jarry has been out since April 14 with a foot injury.

Crosby was injured in the second period of Wednesday's Game 5 loss when he took a high, hard hit from Rangers defenseman Jacob Trouba. The Athletic reported that the 34-year-old Penguins captain suffered a concussion.

Crosby has two goals and seven assists in the series. In the regular season, the three-time Stanley Cup champion had 31 goals and 53 assists in 69 games.

Jarry, 27, made the All-Star team this season and finished 34-18-6 with four shutouts, a 2.42 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage.

--Field Level Media

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-New York Rangers at Pittsburgh Penguins
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Penguins captain Sidney Crosby ruled out for Game 6

May 13, 2022, 4:11 PM

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Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby will not play in Friday's Game 6 against the visiting New York Rangers, coach Mike Sullivan confirmed.

Crosby, who absorbed a high, hard hit from Rangers defenseman Jacob Trouba in Game 5 on Wednesday, did not participate in Pittsburgh's morning skate Friday. Crosby did skate with skills coach Ty Hennes.

Sullivan also ruled out goaltender Tristan Jarry and defenseman Brian Dumoulin, while forward Rickard Rakell is a game-time decision.

The Penguins have a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference first-round playoff series. Game 7, if necessary, would be on Sunday in New York.

Crosby, 34, did not return to the game after the second-period hit from Trouba, who was not penalized on the play or disciplined by the league. The Rangers stayed alive in the series with a 5-3 home victory.

Crosby has two goals and seven assists in the series. In the regular season, the three-time Stanley Cup champion had 31 goals and 53 assists in 69 games.

Jarry has not played since breaking a bone in his foot on April 14. He resumed on-ice workouts last weekend.

Dumoulin (undisclosed) and Rakell (head) have not played since Game 1, a 4-3 victory by the Penguins in triple-overtime on May 3.

--Field Level Media

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-New York Rangers at Pittsburgh Penguins
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Status of Penguins' Sidney Crosby unclear after high hit

May 12, 2022, 4:30 AM

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The Pittsburgh Penguins missed an opportunity to close out the host New York Rangers in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series on Wednesday, and their chances of advancing might be diminished due to an injury to their star center.

Sidney Crosby took an elbow to the head from Rangers defenseman Jacob Trouba late in the second period, and Crosby never returned to the ice after that shift ended. No penalty was called.

Following the game, Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said merely that Crosby was being assessed for an upper-body injury. The coach was asked to comment on the play that injured Crosby, and Sullivan replied, "Did you see the hit? You probably have the same opinion I do."

Trouba scored a goal a few minutes after his hit on Crosby, helping the Rangers win 5-3 to slice their deficit in the Eastern Conference opening-round matchup to 3-2. Game 6 is scheduled for Friday in Pittsburgh.

Crosby, 34, had two goals and seven assists in the first four games of the series, but he didn't add a point before exiting Game 5.

In the regular season, he had 31 goals and 53 assists in 69 games. The three-time Stanley Cup champion has played all 17 of his NHL seasons in Pittsburgh.

--Field Level Media

NHL: New York Rangers at Pittsburgh Penguins
News

Penguins G Tristan Jarry (foot) resumes workouts

May 7, 2022, 4:19 PM

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Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Tristan Jarry resumed on-ice workouts Saturday, an important step in his recovery from a foot injury.

Prior to the team's optional morning skate, Jarry worked on positioning and footwork with Penguins goaltending coach Andy Chiodo.

There is still no timetable for the return of Jarry, who has been considered week-to-week since breaking a bone in his foot on April 14.

Pittsburgh hosts the New York Rangers in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series on Saturday night. The best-of-seven series is tied 1-1.

With Jarry out and backup Casey DeSmith done for the season after core-muscle surgery Friday, No. 3 netminder Louis Domingue will make his second straight start. Domingue, who relieved the injured DeSmith in overtime in Game 1, had 35 saves in Thursday's 5-2 loss in Game 2 in New York.

Jarry, 27, made the Metropolitan Division All-Star team this season and finished 34-18-6 with four shutouts, a 2.42 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage.

--Field Level Media

NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins at Minnesota Wild
News

Penguins G Casey DeSmith out for season after surgery

May 6, 2022, 5:43 PM

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Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Casey DeSmith will miss the rest of the playoffs following successful core muscle surgery on Friday morning, coach Mike Sullivan announced.

DeSmith was injured Tuesday during Pittsburgh's 4-3 win in triple-overtime in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference first-round series against the New York Rangers.

DeSmith, 30, started in place of injured All-Star Tristan Jarry and made 48 saves before leaving with 10:42 left in the second OT due to a lower-body injury.

Louis Domingue relieved DeSmith in Game 1 and started Game 2 on Thursday night. The Rangers won 5-2 to even the series at 1-1, with Game 3 on Saturday in Pittsburgh.

DeSmith was 11-6-5 with three shutouts, a 2.79 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage in the 2021-22 regular season.

Jarry, 27, is considered day-to-day with a foot injury. He was 34-18-6 with four shutouts, a 2.42 GAA and a .919 save percentage in the regular season.

--Field Level Media

NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins at Detroit Red Wings
News

Penguins' Casey DeSmith, Rickard Rakell deemed day-to-day

May 4, 2022, 7:00 PM

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Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Casey DeSmith and forward Rickard Rakell are considered day-to-day with their respective injuries, coach Mike Sullivan announced Wednesday.

Neither player took part in an optional practice at Madison Square Garden in New York on Wednesday. That session came one day after the Penguins posted a 4-3 victory in triple-overtime against the Rangers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference first-round series. Game 2 is Thursday in New York.

DeSmith, 30, started in place of Tristan Jarry (foot) and made 48 saves before leaving with 10:42 remaining in the second overtime due to a lower-body injury. Louis Domingue relieved DeSmith and stopped 17 shots in the final 16:33.

Rakell, 28, did not return to Game 1 following a hit to the chest from defenseman Ryan Lindgren late in the first period.

--Field Level Media

NHL: New York Islanders at Pittsburgh Penguins
News

Penguins G Tristan Jarry to miss start of playoffs

May 1, 2022, 7:17 PM

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Pittsburgh goaltender Tristan Jarry is expected to miss the start of the Penguins' Eastern Conference first-round series against the New York Rangers, coach Mike Sullivan announced Sunday.

Sullivan labeled both Jarry and forward Jason Zucker as day-to-day as they deal with their respective injuries. Game 1 is Tuesday night in New York.

Jarry hasn't played since sustaining a lower-body injury in Pittsburgh's win over the New York Islanders on April 14, while Zucker suffered an undisclosed injury in the Penguins' loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday.

"We don't expect to have them for the first couple of games, I will say that," Sullivan said. "But their status right now is day-to-day. We'll update you guys as we go."

Casey DeSmith, 30, is expected to start in net for the series opener. He was 11-6-5 this season with a 2.79 goals-against average, a .914 save percentage and three shutouts in 26 games (24 starts).

Jarry, 27, enjoyed a career season, setting personal bests in wins (34), GAA (2.42) and shutouts (four).

Zucker, 30, registered 17 points (eight goals, nine assists) in 41 games this season.

--Field Level Media

NHL: Detroit Red Wings at New York Rangers
News

Rangers' Artemi Panarin, Andrew Copp out vs. Capitals

April 29, 2022, 5:51 PM

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New York Rangers forwards Artemi Panarin and Andrew Copp have been ruled out of Friday's regular-season finale against the visiting Washington Capitals.

Panarin sustained an upper-body injury and Copp aggravated a lower-body ailment during the second period of New York's 4-3 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday. Both players sat out the Rangers' 4-3 setback to the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday.

"Just day-to-day, getting better, just being cautious," New York coach Gerard Gallant said. "I fully expect them (to be ready for the playoffs). Just being safe."

The Rangers (51-24-6, 108 points) are locked into the second seed in the Metropolitan Division. They will square off against either the Pittsburgh Penguins or Capitals in the playoffs.

Panarin, 30, has recorded career-high totals in both assists (74) and points (96) this season. His 22 goals are third-best on the team.

Copp, 27, has 18 points (eight goals, 10 assists) in 16 games with the Rangers. He was acquired last month from the Winnipeg Jets.

--Field Level Media

NHL: New Jersey Devils at Pittsburgh Penguins
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Penguins CEO David Morehouse steps down

April 28, 2022, 2:01 AM

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Pittsburgh Penguins president/chief executive officer David Morehouse left his post Wednesday after 16 years with the club.

During Morehouse's time in charge, the Penguins won three Stanley Cups. His exit comes less than a year after previous owners Ron Burkle and Mario Lemieux sold the team to Fenway Sports Group.

"I want to thank Ron Burkle and Mario Lemieux for taking a chance on me in 2007 and giving this Pittsburgh kid the dream of a lifetime to run his hometown hockey team," Morehouse said in a statement. "During those 16 years I've been lucky enough that this never felt like a 'job.' It always felt like a partnership -- with ownership, players, coaches, staff, and Pittsburgh fans. We had some incredible times together, including three Stanley Cups and watching Pittsburgh turn into a true hockey town."

Morehouse added, "I'm confident that the Penguins' future is in good hands with Fenway Sports Group. The new ownership group prioritizes winning and that has always been the philosophy of the Pittsburgh Penguins. They have experience running successful franchises and we have some of the best staff in sports already in place. Together, the legacy of the Penguins is sure to continue."

Fenway Sports Group principal owner John Henry and chairman Tom Werner said in a joint statement, "As a leader of the Penguins franchise for nearly a decade and a half, David presided over an era that is formidable in every way. We are grateful for the leadership he has provided throughout this remarkable period, overseeing the construction of a new arena, record sell-outs, and Stanley Cup championships.

"David has been instrumental in making the Penguins one of the most successful franchises in the NHL and we are thankful for the immense time, energy, and love he has poured into the organization."

Morehouse first joined the Penguins in 2004 as a consultant regarding their new arena. He became club president three years later, ahead of the team's championship runs in 2009, 2016 and 2017, and he added the CEO title in 2010.

The Penguins have sold out all 633 of their home games since February 2007, and they are headed to the postseason for the 16th consecutive year, the longest current run among teams in the NHL, NBA, NHL and MLB.

With Morehouse's exit, Brian Burke and Kevin Acklin will run the Penguins' front office.

--Field Level Media

NHL: New York Rangers at Philadelphia Flyers
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Rangers' Artemi Panarin, Andrew Copp out vs. Canadiens

April 27, 2022, 6:06 PM

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New York Rangers forwards Artemi Panarin and Andrew Copp have been ruled out of Wednesday's home game against the Montreal Canadiens.

Panarin sustained an upper-body injury and Copp aggravated a lower-body ailment during the second period of New York's 4-3 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday.

"Nothing major, obviously," Rangers coach Gerard Gallant said. "I'll know more today, but there's nothing to worry about. Not going to play tonight either one of them, but there's no concern if they'll play next week."

The Rangers (51-23-6, 108 points) are locked into the second seed in the Metropolitan Division. They will square off against either the Pittsburgh Penguins or Washington Capitals in the playoffs.

Panarin, 30, has recorded career-high totals in both assists (74) and points (96) this season. His 22 goals are third-best on the team.

Copp, 27, has 18 points (eight goals, 10 assists) in 16 games with the Rangers. He was acquired last month from the Winnipeg Jets.

--Field Level Media

NHL: Colorado Avalanche at Pittsburgh Penguins
News

Penguins G Tristan Jarry nursing lower-body injury

April 16, 2022, 3:09 PM

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Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Tristan Jarry is considered week-to-week with a lower-body injury, coach Mike Sullivan announced Saturday morning.

Jarry, 26, went the distance in Pittsburgh's 6-3 victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday, turning aside 36 of 39 shots.

He has enjoyed a career season in 2021-22, setting personal bests in wins (34), goals-against average (2.42) and shutouts (four).

Jarry owns a 93-47-13 record with a 2.57 GAA and .915 save percentage in 159 career games (151 starts) with the Penguins.

Casey DeSmith is expected to start for Pittsburgh (43-22-11, 97 points) in Saturday afternoon's game at Boston.

"His game has really evolved over the course of the season," Sullivan said of DeSmith. "I think since the turn of the calendar year, he's put really solid hockey together for us. He's given us a chance to win each and every night."

DeSmith, 30, is 8-4-5 with two shutouts, a 2.94 GAA and .906 save percentage in 21 games (19 starts) this season.

--Field Level Media

NHL: Nashville Predators at Pittsburgh Penguins
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Report: Penguins to meet Bruins in 2023 Winter Classic

April 13, 2022, 4:09 PM

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The Pittsburgh Penguins will play the Boston Bruins in the 2023 NHL Winter Classic at Fenway Park on Jan. 2, ESPN reported Wednesday.

The NHL announced in February that the Bruins would host the game, with the opponent and date left to be set.

This will be the third Winter Classic for the Penguins, who played in the inaugural game against the Buffalo Sabres in Orchard Park, N.Y. That game, played on Jan. 1, 2008, marked the NHL beginning its tradition of hosting an outdoor game to start the new calendar year.

It will be the fifth NHL regular-season outdoor game for the Bruins and the second time the Winter Classic has been played at Fenway Park, home of Major League Baseball's Boston Red Sox. The Bruins defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 in overtime on Jan. 1, 2010, to win the third Winter Classic.

The St. Louis Blues defeated the Minnesota Wild 6-4 at Target Field in Minneapolis on Jan. 1 to win the 2022 Winter Classic.

--Field Level Media