Penguins blow late 3-1 lead and lose 4-3 to Red Wings in overtime (24-Oct-2014)
The Penguins blow a late two-goal lead and lose 4-3 to Detroit in overtime in front of 20,027 at Joe Louis Arena. The Pens seemed to be cruising to a 3-1 win on goals from Pascal Dupuis, Olli Maatta and Chris Kunitz before giving up two goals in the last 2:39 of the game and then lost on a Justin Abdelkader goal in overtime. Thomas Greiss, in his first game for Pittsburgh, made 27 saves on 31 shots.
Penguins lose 5-3 to the Flyers (23-Oct-2014)
The Flyers increase their regular-season record to 10-1-1 at the Consol Energy Center with a 5-3 win over the Penguins in front of 18,661. The Pens got goals from Nick Spaling, Pascal Dupuis and Marcel Goc. Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves on 32 shots.
Penguins defeat Islanders 3-1; Crosby gets 500th assist (19-Oct-2014)
The Penguins defeat the previously unbeaten Islanders 3-1 in front of 18,655 at CONSOL Energy Center. The big story was special teams play as the Penguins went 2 for 4 on the power-play while the Islander went 0 for 7. Evgeni Malkin scored one of the power-play goals while Patric Hornqvist scored a power-play and empty-net goal. Sidney Crosby had two assists and became the sixth-fastest player to reach 500 assists behind Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Peter Stastny, Bobby Orr, and Peter Forsberg. Marc-Andre Fleury made 34 saves on 35 shots.
Penguins lose to Stars 3-2 on late power-play goal (16-Oct-2014)
The Stars score a power-play goal with 2.9 seconds to go to defeat the Penguins 3-2 in front of 18,615 at CONSOL Energy Center. Pittsburgh jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first on power-play goals from Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz. Pascal Dupuis was stretchered off the ice in the second period after getting hit with the puck in the neck. Marc-Andre Fleury made 25 saves on 28 shots.
Penguins cruise by Maple Leafs 5-2 (12-Oct-2014)
The Penguins easily win their first road game of the season 5-2 over the Maple Leafs in front of 19,039 at Air Canada Centre. Pittsburgh jumped out to a 3-0 first-period lead on goals from Patric Hornqvist, Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz. Evgeni Malkin got his first of the season at 13:46 of the second on the power play. Brandon Sutter finished off the scoring in the third. The Pittsburgh power play went 3 for 5. Marc-Andre Fleury made 23 saves on 25 shots for his second win of the year.
Mike Johnston era begins with a 6-4 win over the Ducks (9-Oct-2014)
The Penguins open the 2014-15 regular season with a 6-4 win over Anaheim in front of 18,633 at CONSOL Energy Center. Pittsburgh got goals from Patric Hornqvist, Sidney Crosby (2), Pascal Dupuis, Blake Comeau and Brandon Sutter. Marc-Andre Fleury made 25 saves on 29 shots.