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Preview: Senators at Penguins

With the playoffs on the horizon, the Pittsburgh Penguins are expected to rest many of their regulars for Sunday's regular-season finale against the visiting Ottawa Senators. Coach Dan Bylsma didn't exercise that plan on Saturday afternoon, as captain Sidney Crosby and company were on the ice in the Penguins' 4-3 overtime loss to Keystone State-rival Philadelphia. While Pittsburgh dropped four of the five meetings with the Flyers, it won all five contests against Columbus - its first-round opponent.

Preview: Flyers at Penguins

While the Pittsburgh Penguins are locked in as the Metropolitan Division champions, the Philadelphia Flyers can finish in a variety of different spots as the postseason nears. With a potential Eastern Conference first-round playoff meeting in the cards, the Keystone State rivals wrap up their regular-season series in Pittsburgh on Saturday. The Flyers dropped the first meeting with the Penguins before rolling off three straight victories.

Penguins' Letang suffers stroke, out for at least six weeks

(Reuters) - Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang will miss at least six weeks after suffering a stroke last week, the National Hockey League team announced on Friday. Letang, 26, began feeling dizzy last week and tests later confirmed the stroke. He has had a small hole in the wall of his heart since birth but specialists say the condition is not career threatening and can be treated with blood thinners.

Penguins 4, Capitals 3

Penguins 4, Capitals 3: Rookie defenseman Olli Maatta scored with 1:54 left in the third period and Pittsburgh set a franchise record with its 13th consecutive home victory.

Penguins 4, Predators 1

Penguins 4, Predators 1: James Neal and Brandon Sutter had a goal and an assist apiece as Pittsburgh snapped out of an offensive funk while sending visiting Nashville to its fourth loss in a row. Kris Letang and Pascal Dupuis also added goals for the Penguins, who had scored once in each of three consecutive losses. Evgeni Malkin pushed his assist streak to six games by dishing out two, and Marc-Andre Fleury made 17 saves for his first win since Nov. 1.

Preview: Penguins at Flyers

Although nestled within the Keystone State, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers are worlds apart at the onset of the young season. The first-place Penguins would love to keep the status quo on Thursday, when they visit the fledgling Flyers. After collecting three goals and an assist in a 5-4 win over Tampa Bay on Saturday, captain Sidney Crosby notched a trio of assists three days later in Pittsburgh's 3-2 triumph over Edmonton.

Preview: Oilers at Penguins

One night after being victimized by Alex Ovechkin, the Edmonton Oilers have to deal with another former Hart Trophy winner in his own building. Sidney Crosby looks to build on an incredible start to the season as he and the Pittsburgh Penguins welcome the sagging Oilers to town Tuesday. Edmonton fell to 1-4-1 with a 4-2 loss to the Capitals on Monday and now has to contend with a Penguins team off to a sizzling 4-1-0 start.

Penguins sign Letang to long-term deal

(Reuters) - The Pittsburgh Penguins and their Norris Trophy finalist defenseman Kris Letang have agreed to an eight-year $58 million contract extension, the National Hockey League club said on Tuesday. Letang, who led all NHL defensemen in scoring last season with 38 points (five goals, 33 assists) becomes the latest core member of the Penguins to sign a long-term deal joining captain Sidney Crosby (12-years $104 million) and Evgeni Malkin (eight-years $76 million).

Penguins 6, Senators 2

Penguins 6, Senators 2: James Neal recorded his first career postseason hat trick and added an assist as host Pittsburgh won Game 5 to eliminate seventh-seeded Ottawa and secure its first Eastern Conference final appearance since 2009.

Penguins 7, Senators 3

Penguins 7, Senators 3: James Neal and Jarome Iginla scored two goals apiece and Norris Trophy finalist Kris Letang notched four assists as visiting Pittsburgh erupted to push seventh-seeded Ottawa to the brink of elimination in their Eastern Conference second-round series.
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