Daily Roundup: February 7, 2014

  • Rangers-Penguins Preview
    Utter dominance at home is one reason why the Pittsburgh Penguins have reached 40 wins faster than any team in franchise history. Crosby and the Penguins look to enter the Olympic break with a 17th win in 18 home games Friday night against the New York Rangers. Pittsburgh (40-15-2) has a six-point lead atop the Eastern Conference thanks in large part to owning a league-best 23-4-0 home record …
  • In swap of minor-leaguers, Blue Jackets deal Spencer Machacek to Penguins for Paul Thompson
           
  • Columbus, Pittsburgh trade minor-league forwards
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets acquired Paul Thompson from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Spencer Machacek on Thursday in a swap of 25-year-old minor-league forwards.
  • Five Keys to the Pittsburgh Penguins' 2014 NHL Trade Deadline
    COMMENTARY | While the Sochi Winter Olympics and men's hockey tournament are the big events on the horizon, the 2014 NHL trade deadline lurks right around the Olympic corner. And even though the Pittsburgh Penguins are way ahead of the Metropolitan pack, no team is ever beyond the need for improvement. Pascal Dupuis is done for the year and the team's top six defensemen are handily outscoring …
  • Crosby leads Penguins to 5-1 win over Sabres
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sidney Crosby scored a highlight-reel goal and added an assist, leading the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 5-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres in a pre-Olympic tuneup against goalie Ryan Miller on Wednesday night.

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