Eastern Conference

Penguins announce they will accept White House invite
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One day after the NBA champion Golden State Warriors announced that they would use their trip to Washington this season to celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion in lieu of a White House visit, the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins issued a statement announcing they have accepted an invite to visit the White House again this year. […]

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Penguins say they will accept invitation to visit White House, Donald Trump
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The Pittsburgh Penguins say they've accepted an invitation from President Donald Trump to go to the White House after winning the Stanley Cup. The Penguins released a statement Sunday saying they respect the office of the president and "the long tradition of championship teams visiting the White House." The Penguins were honored by Barack Obama […]

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Bruins prospects Zboril, Senyshyn and McIntyre among camp cuts
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BRIGHTON, Mass The Bruins had waited and gave a long look before making their first substantial cuts in training camp, but they have done that after Saturdays mistake-filled preseason loss to the Detroit Red Wings. The timing clearly had more to do with the opening of Providence Bruins on Monday morning than a lifeless performance […]

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Penguins wrong to accept Trump’s invitation with feeble statement
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In the last 48 hours, President Donald Trump made “sticking to sports” impossible, because he stuck it to sports. Or, more specifically, to athletes of color who dared protest police brutality through peaceful demonstration at NFL games, or decided not to be a human political commercial for a president whose words, deeds and actions they […]

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Kraft Hockeyville: Blues beat Penguins in tune-up for season-opener
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Much like Sunday night, the St. Louis Blues will visit the Pittsburgh Penguins for a game in Pennsylvania on Oct. 4. With that in mind, the more heated moments from tonight’s Kraft Hockeyville preseason match might be fresh on the minds of both teams when the games start to count. The Penguins got the first […]

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Donald Trump Turns to Pittsburgh Penguins, Full of Canadians, After Insulting NFL and NBA
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Amid the brouhaha caused by his repeated attacks on the NFL and NBA over the weekend, Donald Trump sought support from an unlikely source Sunday evening. “Please [sic] to inform that the Champion Pittsburgh Penguins of the NHL will be joining me at the White House for Ceremony. The Penguins, led by superstar Canadian center Sidney […]

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Penguins announce they will keep White House visit amid turmoil in NBA and NFL
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The 2016-17 Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins announced on Sunday the team has accepted an invitation to meet President Donald Trump at the White House. The announcement came one day after Trump disinvited the NBA champion Golden State Warriors as that team debated whether to visit the White House. The Pens’ announcement also came just […]

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Sidney Crosby says it is 'great honor' for Penguins to visit White House
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The Pittsburgh Penguins are bringing the Stanley Cup to the White House yet again, and team captain Sidney Crosby is more than OK with that despite recent growing tension between professional athletes and their teams with the President of the United States, Donald Trump. Crosby, who hails from the Canadian Maritimes, told reporters that he […]

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ECHL equipment manager stole gear, sold during game: Police
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For nearly two years, the ECHL Reading Royals would notice a few things were disappearing from their equipment offices. According to Reading police, 36-year-old Thomas J. Plaugher was charged with felony counts of theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property after the Philadelphia Flyers affiliate reported the thefts in May. The thefts allegedly occurred […]

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The Rangers are keeping J.T. Miller at wing
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When the New York Rangers traded center Derek Stepan to the Arizona Coyotes this offseason it created an opening at a pretty important spot in their lineup. With that new vacancy at center it seemed reasonable to conclude that J.T. Miller, coming off of a career year that saw him score 22 goals and record […]

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Lightning will retire Vincent Lecavalier’s number on February 10
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The Tampa Bay Lightning announced on Monday morning that they will be retiring Vincent Lecavalier’s No. 4 this season, making sure that no other player will ever wear it for the franchise. The Kings were one of three teams Lecavalier played for in his career, along with the Philadelphia Flyers. “It is a great honor […]

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Stanley Cup champion Penguins say they'll still visit Trump White House
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The Golden State Warriors won't visit the White House, but the champions of the NHL plan to do so. The Pittsburgh Penguins released a statement Sunday morning noting their respect for the "Office of the President" and the "long tradition" of championship teams visiting the White House and saying they have accepted an invitation from […]

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