Pittsburgh Hockey History, Penguins & More

Pittsburgh Hockey History, Penguins & More 2017-11-22T21:43:00+00:00

FINAL - The Vancouver Canucks defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins, 5-2. Jake Guentzel (7,8) had the Pittsburgh goals.

Pittsburgh Hockey History Made on November 24th...

1940 - Pittsburgh Hornets player Murray Hall was born.
1950 - Pittsburgh Penguins' left wing Hank Nowak was born.
1971 - Pittsburgh Phantoms player Jamie Adams was born. Adams, Pittsburgh native, was the only hockey player from Shaler Area high school to have his number retired.
1981 - In a game against the Quebec Nordiques, Penguins' forward Pat Graham scored his first NHL goal.
1987 - The Penguins obtained Paul Coffey, Dave Hunter and Wayne Van Dorp from Edmonton for Craig Simpson, Moe Mantha, Dave Hannan and Chris Joseph.
1989 - Mario Lemieux scored on a penalty shot against Washington Capitals' Bob Mason.
2000 - Pens goalie Garth Snow stopped 26 shots from the Philadelphia Flyers for his first shutout with Pittsburgh.
2001 - Penguins' forward Kris Beech beat Buffalo Sabres' Martin Biron for his first NHL goal.
2007 - Pens goalie Marc-Andre Fleury stopped all 28 shots from the Atlanta Thrashers to help the Penguins win, 5-0. It was Fluery's ninth shutout with the Pens.
2009 - Fleury stopped 30 shots from the Buffalo Sabres to earn his 17th career shutout and Pascal Dupuis scored the only goal as the Pens won, 1-0.
2014 - Evgeni Malkin scored 32 seconds into overtime, his second of the game, to defeat the Bruins, 3-2. Marc-Andre Fleury earned his 300th career win, just the 31st goalkeeper to reach that mark.

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:

Thankfully it won’t happen 2nite ... Only once had the @Penguins been part of a shared shutout, on 12/29/72 Toronto goalie Ron Lower was relieved by Jacques Plante for the last :24 of the 2nd period, returned for the start of the 3rd. Lowe had 42 saves in 4-0 win.

The last time the @Penguins made a trade with @Blackhawks was 12/14/15. Trevor Daley to Pittsburgh for Rob Scuderi... The jury didn’t take long to deliberate on that one! #BackToBack #StanleyCupChampions

Good to get back up on the same level as the gantry of the launchpad where we lifted off of over 48 years ago on #Apollo11


The 10-1 thumping the @Blackhawks handed to the @Penguins back in Oct. wasn’t even the most goals by both teams record. The teams scored a combined 13 goals in two other matches.

Mark Recchi, the 17th Penguins member of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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Pittsburgh Penguins trade Derrick Pouliot to Vancouver

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Georges Laraque calls Pens ’embarrassment’ for planned White House visit

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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