Pittsburgh Hockey History, Penguins & More

Pittsburgh Hockey History, Penguins & More2018-11-17T21:43:51+00:00

FINAL - The Ottawa Senators defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins, 6-4. Letang (5), Aston-Reese (1), Cullen (2) & Hornqvist (8) scored for Pittsburgh.

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The number of consecutive sellouts the Penguins 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 points by Kris Letang to become Pens’ all-time scoring leader for defenseman.
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The age of Matt Cullen, the oldest player on the Penguins.
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Number of games Sidney Crosby needs to play to tie Mario Lemieux for most in franchise history (915).

Pittsburgh Hockey History Made on November 19th...

1901 - 4,000 people attended the opening night skate at Duquesne Garden.
1972 - Penguins player Al McDonough recorded a hat trick against Atlanta's Phil Myre - his second with Pittsburgh.
1976 - Pittsburgh Penguins' Petr Sykora was born.
1991 - The National Hockey League confirmed Howard Baldwin, Morris Belzberg, and Thomas Ruta as new owners of the Penguins.
1996 - Pittsburgh obtained Stu Barnes and Jason Woolley from Florida for Chris Wells and obtained Alex Hicks and Fredrik Olausson from Anaheim for Shawn Antoski and Dmitri Mironov.
1997 - Mario Lemieux had his number retired (for the first time) in a ceremony at the Civic Arena.
2003 - Minnesota Wild's Marian Gaborik scored on a penalty shot against Pittsburgh's Sebastien Caron.
2005 - For the first time, two native Pittsburghers faced off against each other on Mellon Arena ice. Philalelphia's R.J. Umber (Plum) and Ryan Malone (Upper St. Clair). The Flyers won, 6-3, and Umberger had an assist. Pittsburgh's third goal, scored by Erik Christensen, was the 10,000th regular season goal in team history.
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
71 Evgeni Malkin C 18 7 18 25 32 -- -- -- -- --
81 Phil Kessel RW 18 9 14 23 16 -- -- -- -- --
87 Sidney Crosby C 16 8 11 19 2 -- -- -- -- --
58 Kris Letang D 17 5 9 14 10 -- -- -- -- --
59 Jake Guentzel C 18 6 6 12 4 -- -- -- -- --
72 Patric Hornqvist RW 18 8 3 11 2 -- -- -- -- --
12 Dominik Simon C 18 4 6 10 6 -- -- -- -- --
6 Jamie Oleksiak D 16 4 4 8 21 -- -- -- -- --
8 Brian Dumoulin D 18 1 5 6 4 -- -- -- -- --
19 Derick Brassard C 9 1 4 5 4 -- -- -- -- --
17 Bryan Rust RW 18 1 4 5 6 -- -- -- -- --
3 Olli Maatta D 17 0 5 5 4 -- -- -- -- --
73 Jack Johnson D 18 1 4 5 6 -- -- -- -- --
7 Matt Cullen C 18 2 2 4 6 -- -- -- -- --
41 Daniel Sprong RW 13 0 4 4 0 -- -- -- -- --
4 Justin Schultz D 4 0 4 4 0 -- -- -- -- --
62 Carl Hagelin LW 16 1 2 3 12 -- -- -- -- --
15 Riley Sheahan C 17 1 1 2 0 -- -- -- -- --
46 Zach Aston-Reese C 5 1 0 1 0 -- -- -- -- --
2 Chad Ruhwedel D 10 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
38 Derek Grant C 8 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
50 Jusso Riikola D 8 0 0 0 4 -- -- -- -- --
10 Garrett Wilson LW 4 0 0 0 2 -- -- -- -- --
14 Tanner Pearson LW 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
Goalie Stats
# NAME GP W L T OTL SOL Min GA SO GAA G A P PIM
30 Matt Murray 11 4 5 1 -- 574 39 1 4.08 0 0 0 2
1 Casey DeSmith 11 3 3 2 -- 508 19 2 2.24 0 0 0 2

Recent Pittsburgh hockey history:

Today in Pittsburgh Hockey History: 1997 - Mario Lemieux was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame along with former Penguins player Bryan Trottier. Lemieux had the three year waiting period waived.

Hmmm, Thinking @DVERandy could be one of these fraudsters.

With 8 more PIM, Malkin will tie Paul Baxter for fifth place on Pens all-time penalty minutes with 851. (Crazy thing is, Baxter played 600 fewer games than Malkin)

When Boyle had a natural HT here on Nov. 5, it was the first natural HT by an opponent here in almost 30 years. Now we've had two in 11 days.

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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Number of professional, amateur and college teams profiled on this site.
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Google ranking, out of 64,100,000 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