Niemi leads Sharks past Penguins 2-1 in shootout

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Antti Niemi made 39 saves and stopped seven of eight shootout attempts to lead the San Jose Sharks to their 10th straight home win against the Pittsburgh Penguins, 2-1 on Monday night. Tommy Wingels beat Marc-Andre Fleury with a backhand in the eighth round of the shootout, and Niemi made[…]

Hornqvist scores OT winner in Penguins’ 1-0 win over Kings

LOS ANGELES (AP) — To beat the defending Stanley Cup champions in their building, the Pittsburgh Penguins knew they needed to buckle down defensively, weather a big shots disparity and play for a game-changing goal. In an instant deep in overtime, Patric Hornqvist provided it. Hornqvist scored on a Kings turnover in the slot 1:44[…]

Landeskog leads Avs to 3-1 win over Penguins

DENVER (AP) — Gabriel Landeskog had a goal and two assists, Semyon Varlamov made 28 saves, and the Colorado Avalanche beat Pittsburgh 3-1 on Wednesday night to halt the Penguins’ four-game winning streak. Jarome Iginla scored 13 seconds into the second period and Nathan MacKinnon, wearing a shield to protect his broken nose, added a[…]

Penguins acquire Cole from Blues for Bortuzzo and draft pick

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired defenseman Ian Cole from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for defenseman Robert Bortuzzo and a seventh-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft. The 26-year-old Cole has four goals and five assists in 54 games for the Blues this season. Cole’s plus-16 plus/minus ratio ranked third on[…]