Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby, goalie Tristan Jarry back in lineup for Game 7

Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby, goalie Tristan Jarry back in lineup for Game 7

Pittsburgh Penguins star center Sidney Crosby and goalie Tristan Jarry returned to the starting lineup for Sunday’s Game 7 against the Rangers in New York. The players had been listed as “game-time decisions” by coach Mike Sullivan. Crosby, who had nine points in the first five games of the series, left Game 5 after suffering … Read more

Rangers-Penguins further proof that seven games right length for series

Rangers-Penguins further proof that seven games right length for series

Somehow, the people who invented and designed our favorite sports seemed to get just about everything right. In baseball, 90 feet between the basepaths is perfect geometry. In hoops, it is impossible to even conjure a 17-foot free throw, or a 13-footer; 15 is just right. Football fields were supposed to be 100 yards long … Read more

NBA and Stanley Cup playoffs to deliver record-breaking weekend action

NBA and Stanley Cup playoffs to deliver record-breaking weekend action

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — the postseason. In most cases, nothing beats a series going to Game 7 for sports fans, players and coaches. The NBA and Stanley Cup playoffs are set to deliver a record-breaking amount of games this weekend with seven winner-take-all matchups on the docket. Five was the … Read more

Sidney Crosby forced from Game 5 after high hit

Sidney Crosby forced from Game 5 after high hit

The Rangers-Penguins series may have turned due to an elbow. For sure, Game 5 did. The Rangers’ season seemed all but over deep into the second period Wednesday night, and then Sidney Crosby left the ice a few minutes after he took a Jacob Trouba elbow to the head. Without the services of their superstar … Read more

Rangers topple Penguins after Sidney Crosby exit to stay alive

Rangers topple Penguins after Sidney Crosby exit to stay alive

The Resilient Rangers are still here. They staved off elimination Wednesday night in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series with a 5-3 win over the Penguins — who were without star Sidney Crosby from the end of the second period on — in front of a sold-out crowd of 18.006 at Madison Square Garden. … Read more

Game 1 hero Louis Domingue says he expects to start for Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday vs. New York Rangers

Game 1 hero Louis Domingue says he expects to start for Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday vs.  New York Rangers

A day after stepping up with a stunning relief effort in Pittsburgh’s wild Game 1 win of their Stanley Cup playoffs opening-round series against New York, Penguins backup goaltender Louis Domingue said he will likely follow that up with his first career playoff start. Domingue, Pittsburgh’s well-traveled 30-year-old journeyman goaltender, hinted on ESPN’s The Point … Read more

Rangers confidential: Anonymous NHL insiders break down the Penguins series

Rangers confidential: Anonymous NHL insiders break down the Penguins series

You’ve seen the opinions. You’ve seen the models. It’s a mixed bag as far as media and data views go on Rangers-Penguins. We asked some real insiders what they think, and … well, see for yourself. Our panel consists of two scouts, both of whom cover the Metro Division, one Eastern Conference coach and two … Read more

David Morehouse Steps Down as CEO of the Pittsburgh Penguins

David Morehouse Steps Down as CEO of the Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Fenway Sports Group (FSG) today announced that David Morehouse has stepped down as CEO of the Penguins. David Morehouse said, “After sixteen amazing and rewarding years as a senior executive with the Pittsburgh Penguins, I am stepping down today as president and CEO. “I want to thank Ron Burkle and Mario … Read more

NHL playoff watch standings update

NHL playoff watch standings update

8:00 AM ET Tim KavanaghESPN.com Close Tim Kavanagh is a senior NHL editor for ESPN. He’s a native of upstate New York. Although the game Saturday between the Florida Panthers and Toronto Maple Leafs won’t make much of an impact on the playoff races — the Panthers have clinched the division title as well as … Read more