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Pittsburgh Penguins defeat Detroit 4-3

Pittsburgh Penguins defeat Detroit 4-3

Jussi Jokinen scored the lone goal in the shootout to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings.
NHL: Philadelphia 4, Pittsburgh 3

NHL: Philadelphia 4, Pittsburgh 3

The Penguins may be missing four regulars, but they're still leading the Metropolitan Division by a healthy margin.
Penguins' Letang had stroke, to miss 6 weeks

Penguins' Letang had stroke, to miss 6 weeks

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh defenseman Kris Letang suffered a stroke and will miss at least six weeks of playing time due to the health issue, the Penguins said Friday.

NHL: Pittsburgh 6, New York Islanders 4

UNIONDALE, N.Y., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Olli Maatta put Pittsburgh in front for good during a four-goal outburst Thursday, sending the Penguins to a 6-4 victory over the New York Islanders.

NHL: Pittsburgh 4, Washington 3

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Third-period goals from Jussi Jokinen and Olli Maatta Wednesday rallied Pittsburgh to a 4-3 victory over Washington.

NHL: Edmonton 4, Pittsburgh 3 (OT)

EDMONTON, Alberta, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Ryan Nugent-Hopkins completed an Edmonton comeback with an overtime goal Friday that gave the Oilers a 4-3 win over Pittsburgh.

NHL: Pittsburgh 5, Vancouver 4 (SO)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Sidney Crosby tied the game Tuesday and then tallied the only shootout goal in the Pittsburgh Penguins' 5-4 road win over Vancouver.

NHL: Pittsburgh 4, Nashville 1

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Brandon Sutter and James Neal both had a goal and an assist Friday in helping Pittsburgh snap a three-game skid with a 4-1 decision over Nashville.

NHL: New York Rangers 5, Pittsburgh 1

NEW YORK, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Ryan McDonagh and Derek Stepan both scored late in the first period Wednesday to propel the New York Rangers past Pittsburgh 5-1.

NHL: Pittsburgh 4, Columbus 2

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Brandon Sutter ignited a three-goal Pittsburgh second period just 70 seconds into the stanza Friday and the Penguins went on to down Columbus 4-2.

NHL: Toronto 4, Pittsburgh 1

TORONTO, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- James Reimer stopped 37-of-38 shots and Nazem Kadri netted the go-ahead goal Saturday, lifting the Toronto Maple Leafs over Pittsburgh 4-1.
Ovechkin voted to both 1st and 2nd NHL All-Star teams

Ovechkin voted to both 1st and 2nd NHL All-Star teams

NEW YORK, July 3 (UPI) -- Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin was voted to the 2012-13 NHL All-Star team at left and right wing, the second player honored at multiple positions.
Penguins, defenseman Kris Letang agree on 8-year deal

Penguins, defenseman Kris Letang agree on 8-year deal

PITTSBURGH, July 2 (UPI) -- Defenseman Kris Letang, who was to have become a free agent after next season, Tuesday signed an eight-year contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

NHL: Pittsburgh 6, Ottawa 2

PITTSBURGH, May 24 (UPI) -- A hat trick from James Neal helped boost Pittsburgh into the Eastern Conference finals Friday with a series-clinching, 6-2 romp over Ottawa.

NHL: Pittsburgh 4, New York Islanders 0

PITTSBURGH, May 9 (UPI) -- Tomas Vokoun made 31 saves in his first playoff appearance in six years Thursday, carrying Pittsburgh to a 4-0 victory over the New York Islanders.
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Pittsburgh Penguins Kris Letang knocks the puck away from New York Rangers Chris Drury in the second period at Mellon Arena, in Pittsburgh on March 30, 2008. (UPI Photo/Archie Carpenter)
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Kristopher Allen Letang (born April 24, 1987) is a French Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL). He played junior in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) for three seasons, during which time he was selected 62nd overall by the Penguins in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. In his second full NHL season, Letang won the Stanley Cup with Pittsburgh. Internationally, he has competed for Canada at the under-18 and under-20 levels, winning back-to-back gold medals at the World Junior Championships in 2006 and 2007. He is known as an offensive defenceman.

Letang played major junior for the Val-d'Or Foreurs of the QMJHL for three seasons. After recording 32 points in his junior rookie season, he was named to the QMJHL and the CHL All-Rookie Team. That summer, he was drafted in the 3rd round, 62nd overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins. The next season, a 68-point effort in just 60 games earned him QMJHL First Team All-Star honours.

Making the Penguins out of training camp, Letang made his NHL debut in the 2006–07 season. He scored his first NHL goal in his third game, against Rick DiPietro of the New York Islanders in a 6-5 win. However, after two goals in seven games, Letang was scratched twice and then returned to Val-d'Or for further development. Playing in his third season with Val-d'Or, Letang led the Foreurs to the 2007 QMJHL Finals with 31 points in the post-season, only to be swept by Lewiston in four games. Upon the Foreurs' elimination, he was assigned to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League (AHL), who was in the second round of the Calder Cup playoffs, and recorded an assist in his only game. At the season's end, he was the recipient of three major QMJHL awards. In addition to receiving the Emile Bouchard Trophy, as the best defenceman, and the Paul Dumont Trophy, as the best personality, Letang also received the Kevin Lowe Trophy, as the best defensive defenceman, indicative of Letang's abilities on both ends of the ice.

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