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Hartnett: Watch Out Metro Division — Rebuilt Penguins Appear To Be Back On Track

After suffering consecutive early playoff exits at the hands of the rival Rangers, the Pittsburgh Penguins have been rebuilt to strike back.

08/25/2015

Ben Smith, left, of USA celebrates his goal with teammate Mark Arcobello during the IIHF World Championship quarterfinal match against  Switzerland at CEZ Arena on May 14, 2015 in Ostrava, Czech Republic. (Photo by Matej Divizna/Getty Images)

U.S., Canada Roll Into Semifinals Of Ice Hockey World Championship

Ben Smith and Charlie Coyle scored 57 seconds apart as the United States rallied for a 3-1 victory over Switzerland on Thursday, and awaited either defending champion Russia or Sweden.

05/14/2015

Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins sits on the ice following being hit during the third period against the New York Rangers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 18, 2015. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Have Effectively Gotten Under Malkin And Crosby’s Skin

The Penguins are headed for an embarrassingly quick playoff exit and another summer filled with questions if Crosby and Malkin don’t get their act together.

04/21/2015

John Tavares (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Tavares Breaks Stalemate, Isles Skate To 3-1 Win Over Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins have spent the majority of the Sidney Crosby era treating the regular season as an 82-game exhibition until the playoffs start.

04/10/2015

NEWARK, NJ - OCTOBER 02: (L-R) Damien Brunner #12, Jacob Josefson #16, Travis Zajac #19 and Cory Schneider #35 of the New Jersey Devils celebrate Zajac's game winning shoootout goal against the New York Islanders at the Prudential Center on October 2, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Islanders 2-1 in the shootout. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Devils Routed By Pittsburgh Penguins 8-3

Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby scored two of four second-period goals and the Pittsburgh Penguins netted seven straight in an 8-3 rout of the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night.

10/29/2014

P.K. Subban (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) and Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Francois Laplante/FreestylePhoto/Getty Images)

Sean Hartnett’s 2014-15 NHL Season Preview And Stanley Cup Prediction

Hockey is back! Now, let’s take a look at each team and their prospects for the 2014-15 season.

10/08/2014

Justin Williams of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates with the Stanley Cup after the Kings 3-2 double overtime victory against the New York Rangers in Game Five of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

SEASON PREVIEW: Scandal-Free NHL Flourishing As It Steams Full Speed Ahead

Hockey is a booming business right now. After an attention-grabbing Olympic trip and an exciting postseason for the scandal-free NHL, revenue and television ratings have risen to record levels across a largely healthy, happy league.

10/03/2014

LeBron James doing a bad impersonation of Tony Romo. He still has control of the ball. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Top 10 Athletes We’ve Discussed To Death

We love our athletes, but we also love to criticize them. And in today’s world of social media and blogs, such criticism is universal and it always comes in bulk.

07/09/2014

Sidney Crosby speaks after winning the Hart Memorial Trophy (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images), Dominic Moore poses after winning the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy during the 2014 NHL Awards at the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas on June 24, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Sidney Crosby Named NHL MVP; Rangers’ Moore Wins Masterton Trophy

Seven years after Sidney Crosby won his first Hart Trophy, the Pittsburgh captain has been recognized as the NHL’s best once again.

06/25/2014

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Boomer & Carton: Brian Boyle Bites His Tongue When Asked About Crosby

In addition to looking ahead, Boyle also reflected on the Rangers’ emotional series win over the Penguins, and responded the only way he really could when Craig asked him about Sidney Crosby.

WFAN–05/15/2014

The Penguins’ Sidney Crosby waits to take a faceoff against the New York Rangers during Game 5 of the teams’ playoff series on May 9, 2014 at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Friedman: Penguins’ Crosby Is No Longer The Captain Or Leader He Once Was

The Penguins’ captain and franchise superstar has been at the epicenter of the NHL universe since his arrival in 2005. Nine years later, he’s still the most talked-about player in the league, but right now it’s for all the wrong reasons.

05/14/2014

Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Rangers Goalie Henrik Lundqvist Fined $5,000 For Water Incident

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist has been fined $5,000 for emptying his water bottle onto Sidney Crosby while the Pittsburgh Penguins’ captain was involved in a scrum in front of the New York net.

05/13/2014

Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers reacts after their 3-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins during Game Six of the Second Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 11, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

WATCH: Lundqvist Sprays Water On Crosby, Claims It Was Unintentional

“I always squirt it when I go off the ice,” Lundqvist told reporters. “I don’t know what you’re talking about.”

05/12/2014

Martin St. Louis celebrates the New York Rangers' 3-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 6 at Madison Square Garden on May 11, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Rangers, Fans Rally Behind Grieving Martin St. Louis On Mother’s Day

New York has never won a series it trailed 3-1 and has never beaten the Penguins in the playoffs. That trend might be changing, largely due to the emotional lift St. Louis brought to the Rangers this weekend.

05/12/2014

Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault reacts during Game 3 against the Pittsburgh Penguins. (Photos by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers’ Vigneault Blasts ‘Stupid Schedule’ After Game 3 Loss

Alain Vigneault finally took a shot at his club’s taxing postseason schedule, but still won’t say his players are tired. Judging by their effort in their latest loss to the Penguins, he might be right.

05/06/2014

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