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NHL: Pittsburgh 5, New York Islanders 0

PITTSBURGH, May 1 (UPI) -- Two goals from Pascal Dupuis and a shutout from Marc-Andre Fleury Wednesday propelled Pittsburgh to a 5-0 pounding of the New York Islanders.

NHL: Pittsburgh 3, Boston 2

BOSTON, April 20 (UPI) -- Jarome Iginla and Kris Letang each scored a third-period goal Saturday, lifting Pittsburgh to a sixth straight win, 3-2 over Boston in a rescheduled game.

NHL: Pittsburgh 3, Florida 1

SUNRISE, Fla., April 13 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh's Brenden Morrow provided two goals and an assist Saturday and the Penguins won a fourth straight game, 3-1 over Florida.

NHL: Pittsburgh 2, Washington 1

PITTSBURGH, March 19 (UPI) -- Matt Niskanen's goal in the third period Tuesday boosted the Pittsburgh Penguins to their 10th straight win, 2-1 over Washington.

NHL: Pittsburgh 4, Tampa Bay 3

PITTSBURGH, March 4 (UPI) -- Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby scored the tying and go-ahead goals Monday, rallying the Pittsburgh Penguins over Tampa Bay 4-3.

NHL: Pittsburgh 6, Washington 3

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Chris Kunitz notched a hat trick and Kris Letang provided the go-ahead goal Sunday in the Pittsburgh Penguins' 6-3 trashing of Washington.

NHL: Pittsburgh 5, New Jersey 1

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Sidney Crosby had a goal and two assists Saturday and the Pittsburgh Penguins beating New Jersey 5-1 for their first home win of the season.

NHL: Pittsburgh 6, New York Rangers 3

NEW YORK, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh's James Neal logged a pair of goals Sunday and the Penguins won a second straight to start the season, 6-3 over the New York Rangers.

NHL: Pittsburgh 4, Columbus 2

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Brad Thiessen earned a victory with 22 saves in his first career NHL start Sunday, backstopping the Pittsburgh Penguins' 4-2 win over Columbus.

NHL: Pittsburgh 4, Tampa Bay 2

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Evgeni Malkin scored twice Sunday, padding his league-leading scoring totals in the Pittsburgh Penguins' 4-2 victory over Tampa Bay.

NHL: Pittsburgh 8, Winnipeg 5

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Evgeni Malkin racked up a five-point game with a goal and four assists Saturday in the Pittsburgh Penguins' 8-5 spanking of Winnipeg.

Datsyuk first chosen in All-Star draft

OTTAWA, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Pavel Datsyuk of the Detroit Red Wings was the first selection Thursday in the draft of players for Sunday's NHL All-Star Game.
Eberle, Letang named NHL all-stars

Eberle, Letang named NHL all-stars

NEW YORK, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Edmonton Oilers forward Jordan Eberle and Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang were added to the NHL All-Star Game roster Monday.

NHL: Pittsburgh 4, Washington 3 (OT)

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Evgeni Malkin's goal 1:31 into overtime Sunday boosted the Pittsburgh Penguins over Washington 4-3.

NHL: Pittsburgh 4, Montreal 3 (OT)

MONTREAL, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Kris Letang scored a disputed goal 2:09 into overtime Saturday, handing the Pittsburgh Penguins a 4-3 victory over Montreal.
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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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