Silverman: Round 1 Goes To Penguins, But Don’t Count Out DeBoer’s Sharks Just YetThe Stanley Cup Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and San Jose Sharks is the series that proves coaching changes matter.
Penguins Beat Sharks 3-2 In Stanley Cup Game 1Nick Bonino scored with 2:33 left to help the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the San Jose Sharks 3-2 in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night.
Long Road To Stanley Cup Final Ends For Rebuilt Sharks And PenguinsIt wasn't supposed to take the San Jose Sharks this long to reach their first Stanley Cup Final. It wasn't supposed to take this long for the Pittsburgh Penguins to get back to the championship round.
Silverman: Look for Penguins, Blues To Advance To Stanley Cup FinalThere’s no denying that there is a certain emptiness to the conference finals this year after the flameouts of the Rangers in the first round and the Islanders in the second round.
Hartnett: Rutherford Deserves Praise For Masterminding Penguins' RevivalJust like Winston Wolfe in Pulp Fiction, veteran general manager Jim Rutherford was summoned to fix a mess. He has done that and then some with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Ugly Loss Puts Rangers In 3-1 Series Hole Against PenguinsMalkin had two goals and two assists as the Penguins demolished the New York Rangers 5-0 in Game 4 of their first-round series.
Hartnett: Rangers Need To Figure Out How To Escape Penguins' TrapPenguins rookie goaltender Matt Murray is on a roll, but the Rangers did very little to test the 21-year-old in his playoff debut.
Rangers Down 2-1 In Series After Losing To Penguins 3-1Center Matt Cullen scored a tie-breaking goal 4:16 into the third period as the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the New York Rangers 3-1 in Game 3 of their first-round series.
Hartnett: Rangers' Big Guns Rise To The Occasion After Vigneault's ChallengeAfter coach Alain Vigneault challenged the Rangers' top-six forwards to deliver, the Derick Brassard- and Derek Stepan-centered top lines raised their play in Game 2 to help the Rangers even the series at 1-1 heading back to Madison Square Garden.
Lundqvist Hurt As Rangers Drop Game 1 To Penguins 5-2The Pittsburgh Penguins finally found a way to beat the Rangers in the postseason, winning 5-2 on Wednesday.
Lundqvist Over Brief Illness, Ready For PenguinsLundqvist has been unbelievable against the Penguins in the playoffs the past two seasons. He is 7-1 against them since Game 5 in 2014, posting a 1.34 goals-against average and .954 save percentage.
Hartnett: Here's Why Rangers Can Upset Penguins In Playoff SeriesTime and time again, the Blueshirts have risen when the chips are down.
Hartnett: Rangers Could Have A Tough Time Against Soaring PenguinsFor a third year in a row, the Rangers will meet the rival Penguins on the playoff stage. The blood feud will resume on Wednesday, with Consol Energy Center hosting Games 1 and 2 before the series shifts to MSG next Tuesday.
Murray Records First Career Shutout; Penguins Beat Islanders 5-0In clinching a postseason spot for the 10th straight year, the Penguins (45-25-8) moved closer to avoiding a quarterfinal matchup with one of the East's top two seeds.
Hartnett: Rangers Beware: Dangerous Penguins Are Totally New TeamA sleeping giant has awoken in the reconstructed and re-energized Pittsburgh Penguins.