5:32 PM EDT, Tue May 24, 2016
Ron Cook: Penguins will put a stop to Lightning's party

Ron Cook: Penguins will put a stop to Lightning's party

The Tampa Bay Lightning had great fun Friday night at the Penguins’ expense. Pest Brian Boyle actually laughed in Kris Letang’s face. It happened in the second period when Letang’s thoughtless temper tantrum played a big part in a 4-3, series-tying loss in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference final. Letang fired the puck at Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin when he only needed to touch it after a delayed hooking penalty on teammate Matt Cullen, cross-checked Alex Killorn from behind after the whistle and looked as if he wanted to gouge Boyle’s eyes out in the subsequent scrum. Boyle kept...
Crosby scores in overtime to give Penguins 3-2 win against Lightning

Crosby scores in overtime to give Penguins 3-2 win against Lightning

Sidney Crosby’s teammates never doubted that they would see him score another goal.
Bradenton tourism agency rues its sponsorship of pro-Penguins rally towel

Bradenton tourism agency rues its sponsorship of pro-Penguins rally towel

This is the story of an ex-Pittsburgher gone to Florida who ended up sorry he made people around Tampa mad about what they perceived as a terrible towel — even though it wasn’t the Terrible Towel.

Note to Tampa: This is not a Penguins shirt

A Pittsburgh design shop has responded to the Tampa Bay Lightning’s restrictions on Penguins gear at Amalie Arena with a vengeance — and a bit of style.
Penguins notebook: Kris Letang angry over Callahan's hit

Penguins notebook: Kris Letang angry over Callahan's hit

Kris Letang apparently was quite candid Sunday with French-speaking reporters, in his first availability after being boarded Friday night by Tampa Bay right winger Ryan Callahan in Game 1.
Paul Zeise: The Penguins should stick with Olli Maatta

Paul Zeise: The Penguins should stick with Olli Maatta

The Penguins are not in a must-win situation tonight against Tampa in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final, contrary to some people’s belief.
Beaver County Times May 15, 2016
Insider: Letang, Dumoulin practice for Penguins

Insider: Letang, Dumoulin practice for Penguins

News and notes from Sunday's practice.
PensBurgh May 15, 2016

Sunday practice news and notes: Letang and Dumoulin both practice

The Pittsburgh Penguins hit the ice on Sunday in preparation for Monday night's Game 2 against the Tampa Bay Lightning fter a Game 1 loss Friday night, the Penguins were off on Saturday, so there wasn't too much news around the team, aside from word coming out that Ryan Callahan wouldn't be subject to any further discipline from the league following his boarding penalty of Kris Letang. The Pens took to the ice on Sunday morning in Cranberry. Here's what the buzz was Kris Letang and Brian Dumoulin are on the ice for #Pens practice at #UPMC66 — Josh Getzoff (@PensJG) May 15,...
PensBurgh May 14, 2016

Report: Ryan Callahan will not have a hearing for his dirty hit on Kris Letang

Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reported today that Ryan Callahan will not be subject to a hearing for his 5-minute major boarding penalty for his hit on Kris Letang. So, we have established already that the hit that Ryan Callahan threw on Kris Letang was utter garbage. He saw his numbers, and ran him straight into the boards, even using his elbow to force Letang's head into the glass. Callahan literally rammed Letang's head into the glass with his forearm. Tanger was trapped. pic.twitter.com/BDKvUWvIIl — J. (@jas_155) May 14, 2016 As if the officiating wasn't embarrassing...
Tampa Bay Times May 14, 2016

No hearing for Ryan Callahan on Kris Letang hit

The Lightning may have dodged a bullet, with wing Ryan Callahan not expected to receive any supplemental discipline from the league for his boarding penalty on Kris Letang in Friday's Game 1.
The Cannon May 7, 2016

A Collections of NHL Thoughts through the first weekend in May

In which I rant about the various goings on in the league right now- from the playoffs to the draft to expansion (hint- I’m not happy with expansion) Treat this as an open thread going forward. I just wanted to ramble about some thoughts I’ve had. THE NHL SUSPENSION PROCEDURE NEEDS TO BE REVISED- BADLY It is absolutely ridiculous that the NHL seemingly bases its punishments for dirty hits on the outcome rather than the intent of the play. Kris Letang hit Marcus Johansson with a headshot long after the puck was released. He got suspended for one game. That’s asinine, and I’m...

Empty Netter Assists - Letang returns - 05-07-16

Playoff StuffPenguins - Capitals -Welcome back defenseman Kris Letang ... from suspension. -Welcome back defenseman Olli Maatta ... to practice. -Joy, relief and breathing difficulties are some of the things you can experience when you score a playoff overtime goal. -The Capitals shuffled their lines. -Capitals forward Mike Richards missed practice Thursday due to an illness. Calder Cup -Goaltender Casey DeSmith made 23 saves for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in a 2-0 loss to the rival Hershey Bears in Game 2 of their Atlantic Division final series. The best-of-seven series is tied,...
Gene Collier: Hey, Michelle, grab your Ovechkin jersey!

Gene Collier: Hey, Michelle, grab your Ovechkin jersey!

This rollicking Penguins postseason hasn’t lacked for much, certainly, not for violence nor drama nor timely goal-scoring nor brilliant netminding nor abject puck luck nor anything else, unless you want to count this:
Kris Letang returns after one-game suspension

Kris Letang returns after one-game suspension

Kris Letang isn’t used to watching hockey games from the press box.
PensBurgh May 5, 2016

All hail Trevor Daley!

The Pittsburgh Penguins didn't have Kris Letang last night, but they had Trevor Daley, and that ended up being more than enough. After Kris Letang earned a suspension, the Pittsburgh Penguins were in deep trouble for Game 4 against the Washington Capitals. The same Caps who out-shot them 21-9 in the 3rd period of Game 3 and by all accounts were ready to pounce on a big weakness on defense in Game 4. The Pens, after all, were just 2-8-1 in the regular season without Letang. Letang's been eating an absurd 29:13 per game in these playoffs, and doing it well. If Pittsburgh couldn't afford to...

Kris Letang Photos

Penguins Player News

  • 1

    Sidney Crosby

    Game 6 Tampa Bay postgame

  • 1

    Matt Murray

    Matt Murray to start for Penguins, Vasilevskiy for Lightning

  • Kris Letang

    Ron Cook: Penguins will put a stop to Lightning's party

  • Conor Sheary

    Penguins vs. Lightning Recap: Heart break kids, Pens fall in OT

  • Phil Kessel

    Rejuvenated Phil Kessel didn't fit Maple Leafs rebuild template

  • Evgeni Malkin

    Penguins' Evgeni Malkin: 'We're coming back to Pittsburgh for sure'

  • Trevor Daley

    Pittsburgh Penguins playoffs: Trevor Daley has broken ankle, out for season

  • Justin Schultz

    Cult of Hockey: Justin Schultz's fail was partly on Oilers. Can team avoid same with Nurse?

  • Derrick Pouliot

    Derrick Pouliot believes he can reach 'another level' for Penguins

  • Marc-Andre Fleury

    Paul Zeise: It's simple — Marc-Andre Fleury must start Game 6