Collectively, the Penguins failed to live up to expectations. Individually, they didn't fare much better. Here are Chris Bradford's player-by-player grades.
This feels weird to write, but locker cleanout day is something I actually look forward to.
Though his turnovers proved costly in the Penguins' first-round loss to the Islanders, Kris Letang says he's not about to change the way he plays.
After his team's disappointing first-round playoff loss, Penguins GM Jim Rutherford says changes will be made in what figures to be a huge off-season in Pittsburgh.
"It's a big decision for me and for my family," Matt Cullen said. "I know in the whole scheme of things it's not that big of a deal, but for...
A number of Penguins were playing injured towards the end of the season, they disclosed during Thursday's locker room cleanout day at the Lemieux Complex.
"They're a little bit hungrier. They want more, like, to win. They're blocking shots, they're forechecking, backchecking, like ... they look like they want more to win."
There'll be no fourth Stanley Cup and no first Selke Trophy for Sidney Crosby. The Penguins captain was not among the three finalists revealed Wednesday night.
As part of WPXI-TV's expanded programming on multiple platforms, Alby Oxenreiter and I hooked up Wednesday to dig in to what went awry with the Penguins.
In the biggest game of the season, the Penguins' offense sputtered yet again as the Islanders completed the first-round series sweep.
After completing the series sweep of the Penguins on Tuesday night at PPG Paints Arena, the Islanders have won their second playoff series in 26 years.
As good as Sidney Crosby's game awareness is, his sportsmanship awareness and appreciation of the game of hockey is even better.
Mike Sullivan isn't going to overthink things for Game 4. The Penguins coach had Jake Guentzel on the top power-play unit and Jared McCann on the first line.
It won't be easy and history suggests its almost impossible, but the Penguins believe they can comeback from three games down vs. the Islanders.
Sidney Crosby and Jake Guentzel scoreless? OK, they're human. And in Guentzel's case, he's pushing through an injury that'd normally keep him out.
Three games in. Zero goals. Zero points.
Unable to score more than one goal, the Penguins are pushed to the brink of elimination after Sunday's 4-1 loss to the Islanders in Game 3.
I fell in love with Bridgestone Arena while covering the Penguins' 2016-17 Stanley Cup run.
Obviously, Mike Sullivan does not like his team's current predicament but he remains confident in his team heading into Game 3 vs. the Islanders.
Down 2-0 to the Islanders in their first-round series, the Penguins turn to Dominik Simon to jumpstart Sidney Crosby and Jake Guentzel.
It's not the fire. It's the focus. And it's been that from the start.
The officiating in this first-round series between the Penguins and Islanders has been pretty bad thus far. But that doesn't mean that the Penguins are off the hook.
Patric Hornqvist is a warrior. That's never something anyone should question.
Jared McCann is day-to-day with an upper-body injury, the Penguins announced prior to Game 2 on Friday.
Apparently, Mike Sullivan's plan for Game 2 of the Penguins' Stanley Cup playoff series against the Islanders will be to push the Game 1 plan right through the wringer.
"He looks great," Mike Sullivan said of Erik Gudbranson. "He had a good practice yesterday. All our players are game-time decisions at this time of year."