Pittsburgh Hockey History, Penguins & More

Pittsburgh Hockey History, Penguins & More 2018-03-15T22:11:35+00:00

FINAL - The Pittsburgh Penguins defeat the Montreal Canadiens, 5-3. Phil Kessel (29), Patric Hornqvist (21,22), Evgeni Malkin (40) & Bryan Rust (12) had the Pittsburgh goals.

The number of consecutive sellouts the Penguins have had at PPG Paints Arena (CONSOL and Mellon).
Number of consecutive games played, including playoffs, by Phil Kessel, current Iron Man.
Ranking in NHL scoring race for Evgeni Malkin, with 89 points.
Record number of assists by a Pen’s defensemen, held by Kris Letang.
The number of players that dressed for all 72 games: Crosby, Maatta, Kessel & Guentzel.

Pittsburgh Hockey History Made on March 18th...

1939 - The Pittsburgh Hornets closed out their season with a 4-3 win at Cleveland.
1947 - The New Haven Ramblers defeated the Hornets in a first round playoff game, 3-2.
1952 - The Hornets won Game One of the opening round of the Calder Cup playoff in overtime, 2-1, vs Hershey.

Pittsburgh Penguins Bernie Lukowich was born.
1970 - The Penguins' Keith McCreary was stopped on a penalty shot by New York Rangers Ed Giacomin.
1979 - Ron Stackhouse recorded his first hat trick, in a game against the New York Rangers. Stackhouse became the second Pens defenseman to score three goals in a game. Duane Rupp was the first.
1989 - Pittsburgh's Jock Callander scored on a penalty shot against Montreal Canadiens' Patrick Roy.

Penguins defenseman Robert Bortuzzo was born.

1993 - Mario Lemieux became the second player in team history to record back-to-back four goal games (March 18 vs. Washington and March 20 vs. Philadelphia.)
1997 - The Penguins obtained Ed Olczyk from the Los Angeles Kings for Glen Murray.
2003 - Martin Straka scored his 500th NHL point with a goal against the Detroit Red Wings.
2007 - The Penguins' 4-3 shootout victory over Ottawa gave the Penguins 92 points for the season, a 34-point improvement over their 58-point finish of last season. The improvement was the biggest single-season jump in team history, surpassing the 32-point improvement of the 1992-93 Penguins.
2010 - Marc-Andre Fleury made 17 saves against the Boston Bruins for his 16th career shutout.
2012 - Philadelphia's Scott Hartnell scored with :00.9 remaining in overtime to defeat the Pens, 3-2. At the time, It tied the latest overtime goal scored against Pittsburgh. (Carolina's Jamie McBain on 3/20/14).

Highlights and statistics for the 2017-18 Pittsburgh Penguins:

Follow the 2017-18 Pittsburgh Penguins as they attempt to become the first NHL team in three decades to win three consecutive Stanley Cup championships.

Recent Pittsburgh hockey history:

The @RealDanaHeinze = super nice guy, does more than try hard and is a four-time Stanley Cup Champion. And, #DeadHead !

Today in Pittsburgh hockey history: 1983 - Baz Bastien, a former goalie, coach and general manager for the Pittsburgh Hornets and later, general manager of @Penguins, was killed in car accident.
“Mr. Pittsburgh Hockey” is profiled here: https://t.co/vJQROb4TlU

Evgeni Malkin is 0 for 7 on penalty shot attempts. Six in regular season and one playoff attempt for @penguins


I heard the Police sometimes bring in Susan Sarandon during terrorist interrogations.. and all she does is talk about hockey until they break... Which I can imagine doesn't take too long...

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PittsburghHockey.net, by the numbers:

Number, in years, since Pittsburghhockey.net went online.
Total number of online advertisements on this site.
Listing, in “100 Things Penguins Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die.”
Number of professional, amateur and college teams profiled on this site.
Google ranking, out of 22,100,000 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