Anaheim Ducks' Rickard Rakell (67) celebrates his goal in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017. (AP)

Ducks throttle sloppy Penguins 4-0

PITTSBURGH (AP) — John Gibson grew up in Pittsburgh. He downplayed his annual homecoming Saturday night, but his teammates with the Anaheim Ducks understood this…

Pittsburgh Penguins' Evgeni Malkin (71) and Nick Foligno (left) fight during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, in Pittsburgh. (AP)

Pens top Blue Jackets

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan doesn’t want to see Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang drop the gloves every game. But…

Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Carl Hagelin (center), of Sweden, passes the puck by Colorado Avalanche right wing Mikko Rantanen (left), of Finland, as Penguins center Riley Sheahan looks on in the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, in Denver. (AP)

Penguins fall to Avalanche, 4-2

DENVER (AP) — Defenseman Tyson Barrie played heavy minutes in the absence of suspended teammate Erik Johnson. Barrie made the most of the extra ice time, too….

AP photos Pittsburgh's Jake Guentzel redirects a shot by Kris Letang past New York Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak.

Pens desert Islanders

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Matt Hunwick scored 1:29 into overtime, lifting the Pittsburgh Penguins over the New York Islanders 4-3 on Thursday night. Pittsburgh led 3-1…

Photo by AP. Steelers' linebacker Ryan Shazier is carted off the field after suffering a serious injury during Monday night's game.

Shazier to undergo further testing

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier will remain in a Cincinnati hospital until at least Wednesday to undergo further testing on a spinal…