FINAL/SO - The Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins, 3-2 in the shootout. Zach Sill scored his first NHL goal for and Steve Downie had the other Pens goal.

Pittsburgh Hockey History Made on January 27th…

1977 – Penguins goaltender Dunc Wilson stopped 30 shots from the New York Rangers for his fourth shutout with the team.
1980 – The Penguins last wore blue and white against the Bruins in Boston. The Pens would wear retro blue jerseys on January 1, 2008 in the Winter Classic outdoor game and wore the blues as an alternate in 2008-09 and 2009-10.
1994 – Pens goalie Ken Wregget stopped 38 shots from the Quebec Nordiques to earn his first shutout with Pittsburgh.
1996 – Penguins introduced an alternate, or third, jersey.
Mario Lemieux scored his 36th hat trick, in a game against Philadelphia.

1999 – The Penguins played their first game against the expansion Atlanta Thrashers and skated to a 4-1 win at the Mellon Arena.
2002 – Johan Hedberg stopped 39 shots from the New Jersey Devils for his third shutout with the Pens.
2004 – Pittsburgh’s Brian Holzinger is stopped on a penalty shot by Tampa Bay’s John Grahame and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped Tampa Bay’s Dan Boyle on a penalty shot. It was the second time in team history that each team had a penalty shot in the same game.
2014 – Marc-Andre Fleury made 24 saves; earned fourth shutout of the season, 27th of his career and second against Buffalo.

- Evgeni Malkin played in his 500th NHL game.

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Notable & Quoteable ...

Penguins' defenseman Olli Maatta, on news that he'll undergo surgery to remove a tumor in his neck

“I feel healthy and I feel fine, but the only thing that’s different is I maybe have cancer.”

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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. LEARN 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. LEARN 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. LEARN 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. LEARN MORE
Pittsburgh Hornets
"The Wasps," and gave the city 26 years of professional hockey excitement at Duquesne Gardens and Civic Arena, before giving way to the Penguins. LEARN MORE
Pittsburgh Knights
Pittsburgh's entry into the Mid Atlantic Hockey League, where the Rizzo brothers played with football star Johnny Unitas. LEARN 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. LEARN MORE
College & High School
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