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Eastern Metropolitan Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
14-3-5 33
15-4-1 31
13-4-3 29
10-7-5 25
12-7-0 24
9-6-4 22
8-8-4 20
5-10-2 12

Top Penguins News

  • Penguins' Kris Letang: Generates power-play assist

    Letang logged a power-play assist, five shots on goal and three blocked shots in Monday's 2-1 shootout loss to the Flames.

    Letang was steady at both ends of the ice in Monday's contest. The defenseman didn't record a multi-point effort in November, but he's collected a goal and seven assists in his last 14 games. For the season, Letang has 12 points, 44 shots, 45 hits, 30 blocks and a plus-2 rating in 18 appearances.

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  • Penguins' Sidney Crosby: Adds power-play assist

    Crosby notched a power-play assist in Monday's 2-1 shootout loss to the Flames.

    Crosby set up Jake Guentzel's redirected tally to tie the game at 12:35 of the third period. With five points in his last three contests, Crosby looks like he's heating up after a missing 12 of the Penguins' first 13 games. He's collected seven points (three on the power play), 26 shots on net and a minus-4 rating in 10 appearances so far.

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  • Penguins' Jake Guentzel: Extends streak with PPG

    Guentzel scored a power-play goal in Monday's 2-1 shootout loss to the Flames.

    Guentzel extended his point streak to 10 games with the equalizer in the third period. The 27-year-old has racked up six goals and five helpers during his streak. For the season, the star winger has nine tallies, 19 points (five on the power play), 78 shots on net and a minus-2 rating through 21 appearances.

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  • Penguins' Tristan Jarry: Strong showing in shootout loss

    Jarry made 31 saves on 32 shots in Monday's 2-1 shootout loss to the Flames.

    Jarry's five-game winning streak came to an end in a close battle, as he was locked in a goaltending duel with Jacob Markstrom in the contest. The 26-year-old Jarry has still given up just three goals in his last six outings. He's now 10-4-4 with a 1.85 GAA and a .938 save percentage through 18 starts. He'll have a tough task ahead Wednesday against Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl and the rest of the Oilers' second-ranked offense in the league.

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  • Penguins' Dominik Simon: No update after game

    Simon (undisclosed) left Monday's game against the Flames and did not return.

    Simon took a shot up high and immediately went back to the locker room under his own power. An update on his status should be available before Wednesday's contest in Edmonton.

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  • Penguins' Brian Boyle: Dealing with upper-body issue

    Boyle missed Monday's loss to Calgary due to an upper-body injury and is considered day-to-day.

    Boyle was a late scratch and was replaced in the lineup by Sam Lafferty. He has two goals through 16 games this season and his next chance to play will be Wednesday against Edmonton.

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  • Penguins' Bryan Rust: Officially deemed week-to-week

    Rust (lower body) was designated as week-to-week by coach Mike Sullivan, who told reporters, "His status right now is week-to-week with a lower-body injury. He did not make the trip with us -- he is back in Pittsburgh rehabbing."

    Rust won't travel with the team for an upcoming four-game road trip, which means the earliest he might return to action would be Dec. 10 against the Capitals. Prior to getting hurt, the 29-year-old winger racked up eight points in his last 10 contests. With Rust back on the shelf, Evan Rodrigues will get a crack at the first-line role with Sidney Crosby.

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  • Penguins' Evgeni Malkin: Cleared to skate with team

    Malkin (knee) participated in Monday's game-day skate sporting a non-contact sweater. Coach Mike Sullivan told reporters, "He's at the next stage of his rehab process. Our medical thinks he's ready to have our players around him and participate in a non-contact fashion. We're excited about that step -- it's certainly real encouraging."

    Malkin is with the team for its four-game Pacific Division road trip, which is certainly a step in the right direction. The Russian center is expected to be ready to play at some point during December, though the team hasn't provided any specific date for his return to action. Once cleared to play, Malkin will reclaim his spot on the second line and should rejoin the No. 1 power-play unit.

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  • Penguins' Tristan Jarry: Exits ice first Monday

    Jarry was the first goalie off the ice Monday, Josh Getzoff of PensTV reports, indicating he'll be in goal versus Calgary on the road.

    Jarry is riding a five-game winning streak during which he's posted a 0.40 GAA, .986 save percentage and three shutouts. The netminder will look to keep that streak rolling versus a Flames team he's never lost to in regulation over four matchups.

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  • Penguins' Bryan Rust: Lands on IR

    The Penguins placed Rust (lower body) on injured reserve Sunday.

    The forward has already missed two games with the lower-body injury and will return no sooner than Saturday against Vancouver. Rust has tallied two goals and seven assists through 12 games this season.

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  • Penguins' Drew O'Connor: Called up Sunday

    The Penguins recalled O'Connor from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Sunday.

    O'Connor had been sent down Nov. 14 after recording five points in 12 games to start the season. Now, he rejoins the Penguins to fill the roster spot of Bryan Rust (lower body), who went on injured reserve Sunday. O'Connor should get nothing more than bottom-line minutes for however long he's on the NHL roster.

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  • Penguins' Kasperi Kapanen: Pair of helpers in loss

    Kapanen generated two assists in Saturday's 6-3 loss to the Canadiens.

    Kapanen hasn't missed a game this season and the continuity has helped him garner five goals and five assists over the last month, a 15-game stretch. The Finn is rocking a 61.7 Corsi percentage, which goes to show that he's helping the Penguins dominate puck possession when he's on the ice.

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  • Penguins' Jeff Carter: Two-point effort Saturday

    Carter scored a goal and an assist in Saturday's 6-3 loss to the Canadiens.

    The veteran center matched his production from his prior nine games combined. He has five goals and 11 points through 18 contests on the season, but with Sidney Crosby beginning to wake up, Carter could have some more big performances ahead.

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  • Penguins' Sidney Crosby: Carries offense in loss

    Crosby scored an even-strength goal and added two assists, one on the power play, in Saturday's 6-3 loss to the Canadiens.

    All his production came in a wild third period that saw the lamp lit eight times between the two teams. It was Crosby's first multi-point performance of the season, and the 34-year-old seems to be rounding into form after a wrist injury and a stint in the COVID-19 protocols contributed to a sluggish start to his campaign.

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  • Penguins' Casey DeSmith: Dropped by Habs

    DeSmith stopped 28 of 31 shots in Saturday's 6-3 loss to the Canadiens.

    The score didn't reflect DeSmith's play, as Montreal's last three goals were all scored into an empty net in the final two minutes. The 30-year-old still remains without a win on the season, going 0-3-1 in four starts with a rough 4.32 GAA and .867 save percentage and giving the Penguins little incentive to lighten Tristan Jarry's workload.

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  • Penguins' Casey DeSmith: Starting Saturday

    DeSmith will start against visiting Montreal on Saturday, Matt Vensel of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    DeSmith remains winless on the season, albeit in just three starts. He's played sparingly behind workhorse Tristan Jarry, who's been sensational with a 1.91 GAA and .936 save percentage in 17 appearances. Nonetheless, DeSmith will again shoot for win No. 1 against a Montreal squad that's averaged just 2.42 goals for in November.

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  • Penguins' Bryan Rust: Won't play Saturday

    Rust (lower body) will not play Saturday against visiting Montreal, Matt Vensel of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Rust sat out Friday's game with the issue and still isn't yet ready to return. With the Penguins set to embark on a four-game road trip starting Monday in Calgary, it's still unclear if Rust will travel with the team.

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Team Statistical Rankings

GF AVG GA AVG Power Play
Team 2.76
(19th)
2.54
(6th)
14.3
(26th)

Injuries

Player Injury
B. Rust RW Bryan Rust RW Lower Body
E. Malkin C Evgeni Malkin C Knee
B. Boyle C Brian Boyle C Upper Body
D. Simon C Dominik Simon C Undisclosed

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