Pittsburgh Hockey History, Penguins & More

Pittsburgh Hockey History, Penguins & More 2018-02-18T20:30:54+00:00

FINAL - The Pittsburgh Penguins defeat the Columbus Blue Jackets, 5-2. Pittsburgh had goals from Riley Sheahan (7,8), Brian Dumoulin (4), Zach Aston-Reese (4) & Jake Guentzel (19).

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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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Ranking in NHL scoring race for Evgeni Malkin, with 70 points.
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The number of goals scored by Sidney Crosby in his career.
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The number of consecutive wins at home for the Penguins.

Pittsburgh Hockey History Made on February 19th...

1969 - The Boston Bruins failed to score on 41 shots directed at Pittsburgh netminder Joe Daley, who earned his first shutout with the Pens.
1976 - Jean Pronovost recored his third hat trick with the Pens after beating Toronto goalie Doug Favell for three goals.
1977 - Pierre Larouche recorded his fourth career hat trick, in a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
1983 - Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Ryan Whitney was born.
1992 - The Penguins obtained Jeff Chychrun, Brian Benning and first round choice in 1992 Entry Draft from Los Angeles for Paul Coffey and also acquired Rick Tocchet, Kjell Samuelsson, Ken Wregget and a conditional draft pick from Philadelphia for Mark Recchi, Brian Benning and Los Angeles' first round choice in 1992 Entry Draft.
2007 - In a game against the New York Islanders, Ryan Malone became the first player in NHL history to record a hat trick and score all three of his goals in the first minute of each period: 45 seconds into the first period; 49 seconds into second period and 48 seconds into third period.

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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 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