Player News - Penguins

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Ian Cole had eight blocked shots and one assist in Game 1 of Pittsburgh's second-round series against Washington.

He also dished out three hits in the Penguins' 3-2 win over the Capitals on Thursday night. Cole has been credited with 22 blocks in six playoff games.
Apr 29 - 10:13 AM

Chris Kunitz posted three shots and four hits in his return to the lineup on Thursday night versus Washington.

He logged nearly 13 minutes of action in his first game back since March 31 because of an undisclosed lower-body injury. Kunitz skated with Matt Cullen and Tom Kuhnhackl on the fourth line.
Apr 29 - 10:04 AM

Carl Hagelin (lower body) was able to fully participate in Friday's practice.

Hagelin had joined the Penguins for previous practices, but he had been getting no or limited contact until now. Now that he's progressed to full contact, Penguins coach Mike Sullivan is calling Hagelin a game-time decision for Saturday's contest. It remains to be seen who would be scratched to make room for Hagelin if he does play. "Regardless of what we line we put him on, he brings that element of speed, his ability to stretch the ice, his pursuit game, forces turnovers all the time and we can create a lot of offense off of it," Sullivan said. "He’s a good penalty killer; he’s a solid two-way player. So we can use him in a number of different capacities, but I think his speed certainly helps us play the type of game that we want to play and we’re a more competitive team when he’s in the lineup."
Apr 28 - 3:24 PM

Patric Hornqvist registered two assists in Pittsburgh's 3-2 win over Washington in Game 1 on Thursday.

It was Hornqvist's first multi-point game of the 2017 playoffs. He's up to two goals and five points in six postseason contests.
Apr 28 - 10:49 AM

Jake Guentzel registered an assist in the Penguins' 3-2 win over Washington in Game 1 Thursday night.

Guentzel is having a great playoff run so far with five goals and seven points in six games. Of course the 22-year-old rookie had a strong showing in the regular season too with 16 goals and 33 points in 40 contests. You have to wonder what he would have done in a full 82-game campaign and if it would have been enough to be a Calder Trophy finalist.
Apr 28 - 10:47 AM

Nick Bonino scored the game-winning goal in Pittsburgh's 3-2 win over Washington in Game 1 of the second round series.

Bonino has scored 14 career playoff goals and six of them have been game winners. "I just think Bones is a guy that's a high-stakes player," Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said. "He brings his best game when the games are most important." He had 18 goals and 37 points in 80 regular season contests.
Apr 28 - 10:44 AM

Marc-Andre Fleury turned aside 33 of 35 shots in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals.

The Penguins went up 2-0 early in the second period thanks to two goals from Sidney Crosby, but Washington managed to tie the game in the third period. With less than eight minutes remaining in the game, Nick Bonino came up with a huge goal to give Pittsburgh the lead again. Fleury now owns a 5-1 record with a 2.43 goals-against-average and a .934 save percentage this postseason. The Penguins now own a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. Game 2 will be played in Washington on Saturday.
Apr 27 - 11:10 PM

Sidney Crosby scored a pair of goals in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals.

Crosby opened the scoring 12 seconds into the second period, and he made it 2-0 just 52 seconds later. The Capitals were able to tie the game thanks to two goals by Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov. But Crosby's teammate, Nick Bonino, restored Pittsburgh's lead with less than eight minutes remaining in the game. Crosby finished tonight's contest with a plus-2 rating and five shots on goal in 17:25 of ice time. Pittsburgh now holds a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. Game 2 will be held in Washington on Saturday.
Apr 27 - 10:41 PM

Mark Streit will be a healthy scratch in Game 1 against Washington on Thursday night.

Streit had six goals and 21 assists in 68 games during the regular season. The veteran hasn't played a game in the postseason this year. Carter Rowney and Chad Ruhwedel will also watch the game from the press box.
Apr 27 - 7:31 PM

Marc-Andre Fleury will get the nod in Game 1 against Washington on Thursday.

Fleury finished the first round with a 4-1 record with a 2.52 goals-against-average and a .933 save percentage. He'll keep starting games as long as Matt Murray is out with an injury.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 27 - 6:41 PM

Chris Kunitz (lower body) will be a game-time decision on Thursday, per Penguins coach Mike Sullivan.

Kunitz was previously referred to as a game-time decision, but Sullivan reiterated that position today. Kunitz skated on the fourth line during Thursday's practice and left the ice with the rest of those projected to play, so that's a good sign. If he does play it will probably be with Matt Cullen and Tom Kuhnhackl.
Apr 27 - 2:39 PM

Carl Hagelin (lower body) joined the Penguins for Thursday's practice.

Hagelin was wearing a regular jersey as opposed to the no-contact one he had on Wednesday. That being said, he only endured limited contact Thursday morning. Additionally, he remained on the ice with the projected extras, so it would be a surprise if Hagelin plays in Game 1. Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said he's still day-to-day, but is close to returning.
Apr 27 - 1:34 PM

Although the first round went superbly for the Penguins, they were outscored 5-3 in the first period of those games.

The Penguins cleanly won the first two games of its first round series against Columbus, but the Penguins were down by two goals after 20 minutes in each of Games 3 and 4. That didn't end up derailing the series for the Penguins, but it could prove to be a bigger problem against Washington in the second round if they endure more slow starts. That's something for the Penguins to keep in mind going into Game 1 on Thursday.
Apr 27 - 11:06 AM

The Buffalo Sabres have reportedly interviewed Bill Guerin for their vacant GM position.

Guerin retired from hockey in 2010. In 2011, he was hired by the Pittsburgh Penguins as a development coach, and in 2014, he was promoted to his current role of assistant general manager. There's still no word on who else the Sabres have interviewed for the job.
Apr 26 - 7:43 PM

Chris Kunitz (lower body) is listed as a game-time decision for Game 1 of Pittsburgh's second-round series against Washington.

He skated on the fourth line again during Wednesday's practice. Kunitz appears to be on track to play in his first game on Thursday night since Mar. 31.
Apr 26 - 1:15 PM


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