Chris Kunitz a much stronger candidate to make Team Canada than James Neal

ON KUNITZ CHANCES FOR TEAM CANADA The buzz going around this week is that Sidney Crosby’s struggles to mesh with linemates in the 2010 Olympics has been something discussed internally among Team Canada’s top decision makers and those concerns will strongly enhance Chris Kunitz bid to make Team Canada and likely play on the top

Five point nights from Kunitz and Crosby lead Penguins to 6-1 win over Islanders

POST-GAME BUZZ Chris Kunitz (17) scored his second hat trick of the season, and Sidney Crosby added five assists, leading the Pittsburgh Penguins (18-8-0, 36 pts) to a 6-1 rout over the New York Islanders (11-12-3, 25 pts) on Sunday night at the Consol Energy Center. Pascal Dupuis (11) scored twice and James Neal (17)

With eye on division crown, must-win game for Pens tonight

Game 74 Pittsburgh 42-23-8, 92 pts) @ Philadelphia (44-19-9, 97pts) PHI Home Record: 21-10-5 | PIT Road Record: 20-10-6 PHI Last 10: 4-3-2 | PIT Last 10: 6-2-2 | Season Series: Philadelphia leads, 3-1 Game Buzz Although the Penguins are very close to clinching a playoff berth, the Penguins enter tonight’s pivotal matchup against the

Penguins @ Senators pre-game Notes: Johnson in goal

Game 71 Pittsburgh Penguins (40-22-8, 88pts) @ Ottawa Senators (25-35-9, 59 pts) OTT Home Record: 11-18-5 | PIT Road Record: 18-10-6 PIT Last 10: 4-3-3 | OTT Last 10: 6-4-0 Season Series: Pit Leads 2-1 Game Buzz Following Saturday’s lackluster 3-0 shutout loss to the Montreal Canadiens, the schedule makers have been favorable to the

Monday Practice Report: Kunitz misses practice

Pittsburgh — The Pittsburgh Penguins returned to the ice this morning at Mellon Arena after having an off-day on Easter Sunday. Following the teams win Saturday afternoon against the Atlanta Thrashers, the team went out on the town Saturday night for Marc Andre Fleury’s girlfriends birthday. All of the Penguins (except Sidney Crosby), incluidng their

Game 40: Penguins lose second straight; Staal to learn Team Canada fate

Buffalo 4 РPittsburgh 3 The Pittsburgh Penguins blew a 3-0 lead as the Buffalo Sabres scored four unanswered goals to defeat the Penguins 4-3 Tuesday night. Jordan Staal (11), Bill Guerin (12) and Chris Kunitz (6) scored for the Penguins, who squandered a three-goal lead for the first time since a 5-3 loss at Nashville on

Game 40: Fedotenko demoted to the 4th line; Kennedy to return to lineup

Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma has not been happy with the production of his top-2 line wingers. Bill Guerin is the only consistent winger the Penguins have had all season playing with Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin. Yesterday in practice, Michael Rupp skated with Sidney Crosby while Ruslan Fedotenko took line rushes on the