State of the Penguins: Five early-season takeaways

Pittsburgh is once again among the NHL’s top contenders. Here’s a look at what’s driving its success and where it can improve.
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Penguins again won’t have Malkin vs. Caps

Penguins center Evgeni Malkin will miss Game 2 against the Capitals after sitting the first game with an injury.
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How the Capitals can beat the Penguins this time

Our writers imagine several scenarios in which Washington solves its Pittsburgh problem, and Ovechkin and the Capitals finally get past their perpetual playoff nemesis.
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NHL experts predict: Playoff dark horses, Penguins vs. Flyers, Carter Hutton’s future

Our writers tackle some pressing questions for the stretch run. Could the Kings or Stars make a Predators-esque wild-card run to the Cup final? Will the Penguins or Flyers finish higher in the standings? And where will Carter Hutton play next season?
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Trade grades: Brassard to the Penguins, Cole to Senators, Reaves to Vegas

Last year, Derick Brassard battled the Penguins in the Eastern Conference finals. Now the center, whom Pittsburgh acquired from the Senators in a three-way deal that sent Ian Cole to Ottawa and Ryan Reaves to Vegas — will help the Pens try to three-peat.
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Kings’ Brown, Penguins’ Malkin each fined

After Thursday’s chippy game between the Kings and the Penguins, Kings forward Dustin Brown was fined $ 10,000 and Penguins center Evgeni Malkin was fined $ 5,000 for separate incidents.
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Are the Penguins still a top Stanley Cup contender?

Sidney Crosby & Co. started the season as the favorites to win the Stanley Cup — for a third straight time. Things haven’t gone well, leaving us to wonder if their window of legitimate contention has closed. Here’s what the underlying numbers say.
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Canada Is So Freezing Cold, the Calgary Zoo Moved Its Penguins Indoors to Keep Warm

It’s a cold snap life for penguins up in Alberta, Canada.

Not only did the Calgary Zoo have to cancel its Zoo Lights holiday event on Dec. 30 and Dec. 31 due to frigid temperatures, but the staff also decided to bring its penguin flock inside rather than subject the Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic birds to the -28 C (feels like -40 C with the wind chill!) weather. The zoo follows a guideline whereby zookeepers bring the birds inside when the temp falls below -25 C.

According to CTVNews, the zoo has 51 members in its flock, which represents a variety of species. In the wild, king penguins often dwell in sub-Antarctic regions, but they are more accustomed to milder climates than their Antarctic cousins, the emperor penguins.

“We just don’t want to expose them to too much,” Malu Celli, the zoo’s curator, told CTVNews on Sunday. “To keep them safe, we decided to pick a limit to let them out.”

Celli went on to say that “It’s not necessarily that it’s too cold for them … I believe that physiologically, they can withstand colder weather than what we have here, but these are not wild birds.”

In fact, the king penguins have a chick among the flock (see “Cleopatra,” below) who is still maturing, so the zookeepers decided to err on the side of safety.

All species of penguins have a layer of insulating fat, as well as down feathers that help them keep warm. Plus, the tuxedoed birds tend to huddle together to create warmth while conserving heat by keeping their flippers close at their sides. That said, the Calgary Zoo’s penguins, who hail from several regions of the world, would probably be more than happy to waddle around in the frigid cold open air.

“It’s kind of like you can bundle up your kid, but then there’s a point you’re going to say, ‘I know you’re good, but I’d rather you stay inside now,’ ” Celli told CTVNews.

(Below, see the penguins roaming outside during the summer months at the zoo.)

Luckily, there’s good news for the fresh air-loving members of the Calgary Zoo penguin flock in 2018: A media representative at the zoo tells PEOPLE that although “the king penguins moved indoors when the temps plummeted … the weather has since become much milder … so this is no longer an issue.”

The recent frigid weather also resulted in cancellations of New Year polar bear dips and plunges throughout Canada.


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Power Rankings: Penguins, Ducks, Predators pace playoff pack

Power Rankings: Penguins, Ducks, Predators pace playoff pack
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Hungry penguins help keep car code safe

Hungry penguins have inspired a novel way of making sure computer code in smart cars does not crash.
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3 more Penguins to be tested for mumps

The Pittsburgh Penguins have not yet shaken the mumps virus, as three more players will undergo testing for the disease before the team readies itself for the upcoming holiday break.
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Mom’s Movie Minute – Penguins of Madagascar

Is The Penguins of Madagascar right for your family? Angela Hoover has the bottom line on this week’s Mom’s Movie Minute.
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Penguins of Madagascar

Penguins of Madagascar Opens Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014

Super spy teams aren’t born…they’re hatched. Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private now must join forces with the North Wind to stop the cunning villain Dr. Octavius Brine from taking over the world.

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NHL 2014 Stadium Series Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Chicago Blackhawks Program

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NHL 2014 Stadium Series Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Chicago Blackhawks Program

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