FINAL-OT - Blake Comeau's overtime goal completes his hat trick as the Pens defeat the Maple Leafs, 4-3. Evgeni Malkin had the other Pittsburgh goal.

Pittsburgh Hockey History Made on November 28th…

1914 – Pittsburgh Hornets’ player Modre “Mud” Bruneteau was born.
1919 – Hornets player Barney “Urban” Tackney was born.
1925 – Legendary Montreal Canadiens goaltender Georges Vezina played his last game in the NHL against the Pittsburgh Pirates and lost, 1-0.
1941 – Hornets’ player Norm Beaudin was born.
1973 – Pittsburgh Penguins’ Brian Bonin was born.
1979 – In a game against the Quebec Nordiques, Greg Malone registered six assists in a 7-2 win. It was the second time in team history that a Penguins’ player had six assists in one game. Gary McAdam also recorded a hat trick against future Pens goalie, Michel Dion.

1984 – Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury was born.
1995 – Pittsburgh’s Markus Naslund scored his first NHL hat trick in a game against the Quebec Nordiques.
1998 – In a game against the Montreal Canadiens, Martin Straka recorded his third NHL hat trick.
2009 – Sidney Crosby scored his fourth career hat trick as the Penguins defeated the New York Rangers, 8-3.
2011 – The Atlantic Hockey Association named Robert Morris freshman forward Scott Jacklin as the Travel Team USA Rookie of the Week, the first time a player from RMU earned the honor.

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

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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. 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
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! LEARN MORE