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PensBurgh 11 hours ago
On this date in Penguins history: Chris Kunitz’s 2OT magic

On this date in Penguins history: Chris Kunitz’s 2OT magic

Photo by Jamie Sabau/ It’s been five years since Chris Kunitz played the role of hero of Penguins Five years ago today, Chris Kunitz came through for the Penguins with the magic ticket for the team’s return back to the 2017 Stanley Cup Final. The team was looking to return to its 2nd straight Cup Final, having won the Cup in 2016. The Penguins made easy work of the Blue Jackets in the first round, before another head-on clash with the Capitals in the 2nd round, before getting into a tough matchup with Guy Boucher’s Senators in the Eastern Conference...
PensBurgh 12 hours ago
Penguins goaltending an overlooked storyline this offseason

Penguins goaltending an overlooked storyline this offseason

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Tristan Jarry’s long-term future and the status of the backups are just some of the questions here. This is one of the most important offseasons the Pittsburgh Penguins have had in years with big decisions to be made all over the place. We have already seen one decision get made with the re-signing of Bryan Rust, and general manager Ron Hextall still seems determined to get something agreed to with Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang before they can reach the unrestricted free agent market. That will not be easy, of course. Not only do you...
PensBurgh 13 hours ago
Pens Points: Waiting Game

Pens Points: Waiting Game

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports With Rust deal done, it’s all a waiting game in regards to Malkin and Letang at the moment. Pens Points is here to help you pass the time. With the Bryan Rust extension in the books and Ron Hextall’s post season press conference come and gone, Pittsburgh Penguins fans can only sit and wait for news to leak out regarding any other pending free agents, most notably Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang. While nothing seems imminent at the moment, the Rust signing proves just how quickly things can change. Head into midweek with Pens Points... One...
PensBurgh May 24, 2022
More Hextall Takeaways: Fresh Faces Coming Soon to Penguins?

More Hextall Takeaways: Fresh Faces Coming Soon to Penguins?

Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via The Pens could have a wave of young players next season The updates and statuses on the futures of Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang were the biggest items at yesterday’s season-ending press conference by Ron Hextall, but there were also a host of other nuggets and thoughts that could shed light on where the Penguins will go from here. Let’s break some down, from the penguins.com recap of the interview: - Hextall named Valtteri Puustinen, Kasper Bjorkqvist, Filip Hallander, P.O Joseph and Sam Poulin, “who took his game to...
PensBurgh May 24, 2022
On this date in Penguins history: Forcing a Game 7 in Tampa Bay

On this date in Penguins history: Forcing a Game 7 in Tampa Bay

Photo by Mike Carlson/ Six years ago today, the Penguins went to Tampa and sent the Eastern Conference Final back to Pittsburgh. Six years ago today, the Penguins were facing elimination for the first time in the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs. In the Penguins’ series against the Rangers and Capitals, the team had a 3-1 series lead and closed each opponent out in Game 5 and Game 6, respectively, but the Eastern Conference Final went a bit differently. The Penguins led the series against Tampa Bay 2-1, but the Lightning battled back in Game 4 at home and won in overtime in...
PensBurgh May 24, 2022
Pens Points: Hextall Speaks

Pens Points: Hextall Speaks

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports The Penguins’ GM gave his end-of-season presser and had some interesting tidbits to share. Here are your Pens Points for this Wednesday morning... The biggest topic on everyone’s minds heading into yesterday’s press conference was the statuses of impending free agents and franchise icons, Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang. GM Ron Hextall, as he always does, gave a few crumbs of information while still holding his cards to his chest. [PensBurgh] When asked about Pittsburgh’s rather shallow prospect pool, Hextall said he was satisfied...
PensBurgh May 23, 2022
Hextall says the Penguins’ “focus” is on re-signing Malkin and Letang

Hextall says the Penguins’ “focus” is on re-signing Malkin and Letang

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ The Pens’ GM gives some updates in his end of season press conference Ron Hextall said a bunch of words on Monday at his end of season press conference, but did it really mean much? In this position, he can’t make any guarantees when it comes to the biggest items on his to-do list with the negotiations for Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang, but he’s also not in a position to dismiss anything out of hand. The end result largely reciprocates what the players’ said last week in their final interviews of the season: the team wants both star...
PensBurgh May 23, 2022
Bryan Rust’s contract only adds to intrigue of Penguins offseason plans

Bryan Rust’s contract only adds to intrigue of Penguins offseason plans

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Re-signing Rust seemed like a long shot, but now that he is back how does that change the offseason plans for the Pittsburgh Penguins? It is difficult for me to explain just how surprised I was to see the news late Saturday night that Bryan Rust had signed a new six-year contract extension with the Pittsburgh Penguins. It seemed like a long-shot all season, and over the past few weeks whenever somebody would ask me about the Penguins’ chances of re-signing any of their unrestricted free agents Rust was always the one I put at the...
PensBurgh May 23, 2022
Pens Points: In Rust We Trust

Pens Points: In Rust We Trust

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports A week after the Penguins bow out, news is still rolling in. Here is Pens Points with everything from the weekend. Now a week removed from their elimination at the hands of the New York Rangers, the dust has started to settle for the Pittsburgh Penguins and the offseason is taking shape. There are many questions surrounding the Penguins this offseason, but one major one was answered almost unexpectedly on Saturday evening. Pens Points is here to brighten your Monday... In a likely sign that Ron Hextall will remain Penguins general...
PensBurgh May 22, 2022
How Bryan Rust’s contract effects the Penguins’ salary cap structure

How Bryan Rust’s contract effects the Penguins’ salary cap structure

Photo by Ben Jackson/NHLI via Fitting in a new major piece to the Pens’ core now that Bryan Rust is back in the fold for the long-term The Penguins announced Bryan Rust’s new contract extension last night, which is meaningful in many ways. First and foremost, obviously, is that it ties Rust to the Pens for the next several seasons on the six-year deal, and probably makes him a Penguin for the rest of the Sidney Crosby era. Off the ice, the financial ramifications will mean a lot for how the team can handle the rest of their off-season as well. That the Pens are...
PensBurgh May 22, 2022
One week after elimination, Jake Guentzel still leads in playoff goals

One week after elimination, Jake Guentzel still leads in playoff goals

Jake Guentzel celebrates with Sidney Crosby and Bryan Rust after scoring during Game 5 on May 11. | Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via The first round was just the 29th time in NHL history any player scored eight times in a single series. It’s not likely to last for long. Evander Kane, David Perron, Ryan O’Reilly and Leon Draisaitl all sit at seven total playoff goals heading into Sunday. All three could hit eight before their second-round series are over. But as of May 22, one week after the Penguins were knocked out of the 2022 postseason in overtime of a...
PensBurgh May 21, 2022
Reports: Penguins, Bryan Rust nearing six-year contract extension

Reports: Penguins, Bryan Rust nearing six-year contract extension

Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via It looks like Bryan Rust might be staying in Pittsburgh Earlier this week, Bryan Rust stated that he was hoping to return to Pittsburgh, but wanted a contract for what he was worth after three excellent seasons. Rust mentioned how his family was started in Pittsburgh and it “holds a special place in his heart” which in a way could be perfunctory and standard language for an impending free agent on the way out the door. However, according to first Darren Dreger and also Frank Seravalli, it’s looking like Rust will fore go...
PensBurgh May 21, 2022
On this date in Penguins history: Malkin’s magnificent hat-trick

On this date in Penguins history: Malkin’s magnificent hat-trick

Photo by Jamie Sabau/ Malkin’s hat-trick helped propel the Pens towards the Stanley Cup Final. 13 years ago today, Evgeni Malkin put on a show that is still remembered by Penguins fans everywhere. The second game of the Eastern Conference Final featured 11 goals, with the Pens winning 7-4. Evgeni Malkin scored a hat-trick, with the third being one of the most special of his career. “Oh my word! Evgeni Malkin....spectacular! The goal speaks for itself. Winning the faceoff, taking control of the puck, working his way around the net, going to the backhand, everyone...
PensBurgh May 21, 2022
Five former Penguins who are still impacting the 2022 playoffs

Five former Penguins who are still impacting the 2022 playoffs

Ian Cole celebrates his goal 3:12 into overtime against the New York Rangers on May 18. | Photo by Bruce Bennett/ Ian Cole scored a big playoff goal. Patric Hornqvist pestered the Capitals. What is this, 2017? A member of the Penguins’ back-to-back Cup runs finally got that long-awaited overtime goal against the New York Rangers. It may have come three days and 42 minutes too late, but who’s counting? Ian Cole has played in 104 postseason games and won multiple Stanley Cups, now tonight he can add overtime hero to his resume.What a moment at PNC Arena....
PensBurgh May 20, 2022
Kevin Fiala should be a name for the Penguins to keep an eye on

Kevin Fiala should be a name for the Penguins to keep an eye on

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports A talented and young player might be on the move, and there’s no reason he shouldn’t be in Pittsburgh’s crosshairs The Penguins have a lot of unknown variables ahead of them. While the status of Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang loom very large, it shouldn’t be ignored that Bryan Rust has almost certainly priced himself out of Pittsburgh’s salary cap structure. The Pens really just can’t afford to pay wingers as much as Rust can command on the precipice of free agency, considering that he’s been at or near a point per game...

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