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Sullivan Takes Responsibility for Team Falling Short

by Michelle Crechiolo @PensInsideScoop / Penguins Team Reporter

It's a difficult day for Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan, as the team announced that they would not renew the contracts of assistant coaches of Sergei Gonchar, Jacques Martin and Mark Recchi.

But Sullivan understands that when a team with high expectations doesn't meet them and has underperformed in the playoffs for the last few years now, changes are inevitable.

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Penguins will not renew contracts of Gonchar, Martin, Recchi

by Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins / Media Release

The Pittsburgh Penguins will not renew the contracts of assistant coaches Sergei Gonchar, Jacques Martin and Mark Recchi, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.

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Rutherford's End-of-Season Media Availability Transcript

by Michelle Crechiolo @PensInsideScoop / Penguins Team Reporter

Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford did a conference call with the media on Tuesday following Pittsburgh's elimination from playoff contention on Aug. 7. Here is the full transcript of his remarks.

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Rutherford Says Changes Need to Be Made

by Michelle Crechiolo @PensInsideScoop / Penguins Team Reporter

Like the fanbase, Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford isn't happy with what happened as Pittsburgh was eliminated from playoff contention after the Montreal Canadiens won their best-of-five Qualifying Round series in four games.

"It's very disappointing, and changes need to be made," Rutherford said in a conference call with the media on Tuesday.

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Inside Scoop: 2020 NHL Draft Lottery

Here's what you need to know heading into tonight, where the Penguins have a 12.5-percent chance of winning the No. 1 pick

by Michelle Crechiolo @PensInsideScoop / Penguins Team Reporter

The Penguins are hoping the odds will be in their favor in Phase 2 of the 2020 NHL Draft Lottery, set for 6 p.m. on NBC Sports Network and NHL Network.

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Penguins Couldn't Find Their Game Against Canadiens

Montreal won the best-of-five series and eliminated Pittsburgh from the postseason

by Michelle Crechiolo @PensInsideScoop / Penguins Team Reporter

This Penguins team overcame plenty of adverse situations throughout the course of the year. But on Friday, they ran into one that they couldn't overcome when the Penguins were eliminated from the Qualifying Round as Montreal won the best-of-five series with a 2-0 win in Game 4.

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Jarry Gets the Nod for Game 4

This will mark the goalie's NHL playoff debut

by Michelle Crechiolo @PensInsideScoop / Penguins Team Reporter

Tristan Jarry will make his NHL playoff debut in Game 4 of the Qualifying Round against Montreal this afternoon as the Penguins look to keep their season alive. They currently trail 2-1 in the best-of-five series.

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Players to Watch: Game 4 vs. MTL

by Michelle Crechiolo @PensInsideScoop / Penguins Team Reporter

Here are your KeyBank Money Players to Watch and Starting Goaltenders for Game 4 of the Qualifying Round against the Montreal Canadiens.

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A First For Everything

Sidney Crosby will play an NHL game on his birthday for the first time this afternoon

by Michelle Crechiolo @PensInsideScoop / Penguins Team Reporter

Sidney Crosby has accomplished seemingly everything throughout his legendary career. So at this point, he's just checking off things that previously weren't even possible - like playing an NHL game on his birthday.

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Experienced Penguins Feeling Confident Ahead of Game 4

They know they have to bring their best game in order to keep their season alive

by Michelle Crechiolo @PensInsideScoop / Penguins Team Reporter

While facing elimination after just three games in a playoff series is a different situation than what the Penguins are used to, the mindset remains the same.

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