Pittsburgh Hockey History Made on October 24th…
1972 – Pens goalkeeper Denis Herron made 23 saves and recorded his second shutout with Pittsburgh by blanking the Vancouver Canucks. Pittsburgh native and Gerry O’Flaherty played his first game against the Penguins.
1987 – Mario Lemieux recorded his ninth career hat trick when he scored three goals against Buffalo Sabres’ Jacques Cloutier.
1996 – Pittsburgh goaltender Tom Barrasso surrendered a goal on a penalty shot from Calgary’s Robert Reichel.
2001 – Penguins goalie Johan Hedberg stopped Dallas’ Mike Modano on a penalty shot.
2003 – Pittsburgh Hornets’ player Bob Bailey died.