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Preview: Hurricanes at Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins conclude their stretch of playing six of seven games at home when they welcome the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday. Metropolitan Division-leading Pittsburgh went 1-3-0 on a four-game homestand, needing overtime for its only victory, before edging the Blue Jackets 2-1 in Columbus. The Penguins returned home to post a 4-1 triumph over Chicago as James Neal and Lee Stempniak scored 21 seconds apart midway through the first period before captain Sidney Crosby tallied twice in the third.

Kings keep rolling on road, edge Pens

Kings keep rolling on road, edge Pens PITTSBURGH -- The Los Angeles Kings have become king of the road since the Olympic break. Defenseman Drew Doughty scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period and the streaking Kings tied a franchise record with their eighth straight road win on Thursday night, beating the slumping Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2.

Preview: Kings at Penguins

While chasing the Boston Bruins for the top spot in the Eastern Conference, the Pittsburgh Penguins can move closer to a different goal Thursday as they entertain the Los Angeles Kings. The Penguins have a double-digit lead over the New York Rangers in the Metropolitan and can inch toward the division title with a victory over the Kings. Los Angeles is one of the few teams from the West locked into a playoff spot, sitting comfortably in sixth place with nine games remaining on the schedule.

NHL: Malkin sidelines 2-3 weeks by foot injury

Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin could miss the remainder of the National Hockey League regular season with a foot injury, the team announced Tuesday. Malkin was injured on his first shift Sunday in a 1-0 loss to St. Louis, but finished the game. Penguins coach Dan Bylsma, who would not say which foot was injured, said he was hurt on a play moving to the net and that doctors have not indicated that any surgery would be needed.

Preview: Coyotes at Penguins

With the Phoenix Coyotes playing in back-to-back contests, backup goaltender Thomas Greiss originally was penciled in to start Tuesday's road game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. After workhorse netminder Mike Smith suffered a leg injury on Monday, Greiss may see much more action than anticipated as the Coyotes nurse a one-point lead over Dallas for the final wild-card spot in the Western Conference. Greiss didn't fare well in relief of Smith, yielding a pair of goals as Phoenix dropped a 4-3 overtime decision to the New York Rangers.

Preview: Coyotes at Penguins

With the Phoenix Coyotes playing in back-to-back contests, backup goaltender Thomas Greiss originally was penciled in to start Tuesday's road game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. After workhorse netminder Mike Smith suffered a leg injury on Monday, Greiss may see much more action than anticipated as the Coyotes nurse a one-point lead over Dallas for the final wild-card spot in the Western Conference. Greiss didn't fare well in relief of Smith, yielding a pair of goals as Phoenix dropped a 4-3 overtime decision to the New York Rangers.

Preview: Blues at Penguins

The St. Louis Blues cap their weekend tour of Pennsylvania on Sunday when they visit the Pittsburgh Penguins in a battle of division leaders. The Penguins hold a comfortable lead atop the Metropolitan Division, while the Blues are four points clear of Chicago in the Central. St. Louis defeated Pittsburgh 2-1 at home on Nov. 9 in the only other meeting between the teams in the last two years.The Blues have dropped the first two contests of their four-game road trip, getting outscored 8-1 in that span. Despite those losses, St.

Preview: Stars at Penguins

For as well as the Pittsburgh Penguins played in a home-and-home sweep of the Washington Capitals, they were nowhere near as effective en route to back-to-back losses to the Philadelphia Flyers. The Penguins will be looking to establish some consistency Tuesday night as they welcome the Dallas Stars to Consol Energy Center. The Stars have also dropped two in a row, most recently a 7-2 thumping at the hands of the host Winnipeg Jets on Sunday.

Preview: Flyers at Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins weren't willing to point the finger toward their litany of injuries as a reason for their lackluster performance in the opener of a home-and-home set with the Philadelphia Flyers. "It's something we've been dealing with all year, and we've found a way," captain Sidney Crosby said after the Penguins' 4-0 loss in Philadelphia. "Now isn't the time to make excuses." The teams will travel west across the Keystone State when they reconvene in Pittsburgh on Sunday afternoon.

Preview: Canadiens at Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins are difficult enough to beat at home and the task became even more daunting for the Montreal Canadiens when they learned that starting goaltender Carey Price will be sidelined for Thursday night's matchup. Price, who capped a brilliant performance at the Winter Olympics with back-to-back shutouts to help Team Canada win the gold medal, aggravated a lower-body injury during practice and will miss two games. Montreal has lost five straight in Pittsburgh.
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