Pittsburgh Hockey History, Penguins & More

Pittsburgh Hockey History, Penguins & More2019-03-21T22:53:38+00:00

FINAL - Sidney Crosby scored the decisive goal in the shootout as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Nashville Predators, 2-1. Rust (18) scored for Pittsburgh.

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The number of consecutive sellouts the Pens have had at PPG Paints Arena (CONSOL and Mellon).
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Number of consecutive games played, including playoffs, by Phil Kessel, current Iron Man.
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The number of regular season games remaining for the Penguins
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The number of league-leading short-handed goals allowed by Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Hockey History Made on March 22nd...

1916 - Pittsburgh Hornets defenseman Chuck Shannon was born.
1932 - Hornets defenseman Dave Lucas was born.
1941 - Pittsburgh Penguins center Bob Leiter was born.
1943 - The Indianapolis Capitals won in overtime, 5-3,to sweep their series against the Hornets, 2-0.
1948 - Penguins goalie Dunc Wilson was born.
1952 - The Hornets took a 3-0 lead in their opening round series with the Hershey Bears with a 4-1 win.
1955 - A 2-0 win vs. the Springfield Indians gave the Hornets a 1-0 lead in their opening round series.
1965 - Penguins defenseman Todd Charlesworth was born.
1968 - Donald Parsons headed a Michigan group which purchased 80% of the ownership of the Penguins.
1971 - Pittsburgh Phantoms right wing Jeff Whittle was born.
1974 - Pens defenseman Tuomas Gronman was born.
1976 - Penguins defenseman Sven Butenschon was born.
1977 - Penguins defenseman Joel Kwiatkowski was born.
1978 - The Penguins' Blair Chapman was stopped on a penalty shot by Colorado Rockies' goalie Bill McKenzie.
1984 - The Philadelphia Flyers beat Pittsburgh, 13-4, setting the record for most goals scored against the Penguins.
1993 - Penguins obtained Peter Taglianetti from the Tampa Bay Lightning for a third round choice in the 1993 Entry Draft. - Obtained Mike Ramsey from the Buffalo Sabres for Bob Errey.
1998 - Tom Barrasso stopped 28 shots from the Dallas Stars for his 17th shutout with the Pens.
2004 - Pittsburgh Hornets right wing Pete Kelly died.
2007 - Evgeni Malkin was stopped on a penalty shot by New York Islanders' Rick DiPietro.
2008 - St. Francis Central Hospital was imploded to make way for the new arena, the CONSOL Energy Center. - Malkin scored two goals and had one assist in a Penguins 7-1 romp over the New Jersey Devils. Malkin's three points pushed him over 100 points for the season, making him the 12th player in team history to reach to milestone.
2018-19 Pittsburgh Penguins

2018-19 Pittsburgh Penguins

Skater Stats Regular Season Playoffs
# NAME POS GP G A P PIM GP G A P PIM
87 Sidney Crosby C 72 33 60 93 36 -- -- -- -- --
81 Phil Kessel RW 75 24 49 73 28 -- -- -- -- --
71 Evgeni Malkin C 66 21 50 71 89 -- -- -- -- --
59 Jake Guentzel C 75 37 33 70 24 -- -- -- -- --
58 Kris Letang D 62 16 39 55 46 -- -- -- -- --
17 Bryan Rust RW 65 18 16 34 20 -- -- -- -- --
72 Patric Hornqvist RW 62 17 16 33 22 -- -- -- -- --
12 Dominik Simon C 64 8 18 26 16 -- -- -- -- --
8 Brian Dumoulin D 72 3 19 22 18 -- -- -- -- --
7 Matt Cullen C 64 5 12 17 14 -- -- -- -- --
46 Zach Aston-Reese C 43 8 9 17 26 -- -- -- -- --
28 Marcus Pettersson D 50 2 14 16 47 -- -- -- -- --
19 Derick Brassard C 40 9 6 15 29 -- -- -- -- --
14 Tanner Pearson LW 44 9 5 14 13 -- -- -- -- --
3 Olli Maatta D 55 1 12 13 10 -- -- -- -- --
4 Justin Schultz D 22 1 12 13 4 -- -- -- -- --
73 Jack Johnson D 75 1 12 13 31 -- -- -- -- --
19 Jared McCann C 25 9 4 13 13 -- -- -- -- --
6 Jamie Oleksiak D 36 4 7 11 37 -- -- -- -- --
27 Nick Bjugstad C 25 6 4 10 14 -- -- -- -- --
15 Riley Sheahan C 49 7 2 9 13 -- -- -- -- --
53 Teddy Blueger C 21 4 3 7 11 -- -- -- -- --
10 Garrett Wilson LW 43 1 5 6 18 -- -- -- -- --
38 Derek Grant C 25 2 3 5 6 -- -- -- -- --
50 Jusso Riikola D 37 2 3 5 10 -- -- -- -- --
41 Daniel Sprong RW 16 0 4 4 0 -- -- -- -- --
62 Carl Hagelin LW 16 1 2 3 12 -- -- -- -- --
2 Chad Ruhwedel D 18 1 1 2 4 -- -- -- -- --
39 Jean-Sebastien Dea C 3 1 0 1 2 -- -- -- -- --
5 Zach Trotman D 11 0 1 1 4 -- -- -- -- --
44 Erik Gudbranson D 12 0 1 1 4 -- -- -- -- --
36 Joseph Blandisi C 6 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
47 Adam Johnson C 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
Goalie Stats
# NAME GP W L T OTL SOL Min GA SO GAA G A P PIM
30 Matt Murray 43 25 12 5 -- 2461 113 4 2.75 0 0 0 4
1 Casey DeSmith 36 15 11 5 -- 1944 89 3 2.75 0 0 0 2
35 Tristan Jarry 2 0 1 1 -- 120 7 0 3.50 0 0 0 0

Recent Pittsburgh hockey history:

Not sure if Letang is eligible for shootout, since it was not a game misconduct. @SethRorabaugh

#OTD in @penguins history: 1969 - Keith McCreary notched the first Gordie Howe hat trick in team history. Scored the Pens' first goal, assisted on Jean Pronovost's goal and fought Boston’s Phil Esposito.

PittsburghHockey.net, by the numbers:

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Number, in years, since Pittsburghhockey.net went online.
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Total number of online advertisements on this site.
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Listing, in “100 Things Penguins Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die.”
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Google ranking, out of 79,500,000 when “Pittsburgh hockey” is searched.

Other Pittsburgh hockey teams:

Pro hockey started here

Pittsburgh deserves some of the credit for being the birthplace of pro hockey. Harry Peel admitted that he was paid $35 a week to play in a local amateur league in 1901.     READ MORE

Yellow Jackets

Pittsburgh’s Yellow Jackets dominated the amateur ranks of North America and won championships in 1924 and 1925, then morphed into Pittsburgh’s first NHL team.     READ MORE

Pittsburgh Pirates (NHL)

Steel Town’s first entry in the National Hockey League. The franchise barely survived five years of sub-par hockey, but were doomed by the Great Depression.     READ MORE

Pittsburgh Shamrocks

The Shamrocks lasted only one year. A scrappy team, beset with money problems, ironically had their fate sealed when the 1936 St. Patrick’s Day flood crippled the city.     READ MORE

Pittsburgh Hornets

“The Wasps” gave the city 26 years of professional hockey excitement at Duquesne Gardens and Civic Arena, before giving way to the Penguins.     READ MORE

Pittsburgh Knights

Pittsburgh’s entry into the Mid Atlantic Hockey League, where the Rizzo brothers played with football star Johnny Unitas.     READ MORE

Pittsburgh Phantoms 

They played in the Roller Hockey International League in 1994 and featured Hall of Famers and the first woman to play professional hockey in Pittsburgh.     READ MORE

College & High School

Here’s where you’ll find links to all of the youth, high school and college teams that call Western Pennsylvania home. Don’t see your team listed? Let us know!     READ MORE