October 21 - Defenseman Robert Bortuzzo resumed skating with the team. The Pens sent Andrew Ebbett and Scott Harrington back to Wilkes-Barre.

Pittsburgh Hockey History Made on October 21st…

1949 – Pittsburgh Penguins’ Michel Briere was born.
1959 – Pittsburgh Penguins’ Vincent Tremblay was born.
1967 – Penguins’ Ken Schinkel scored a hat trick to help the Pens record their first home victory, a 4-2 win over Chicago, and became the first expansion team to beat an established NHL team.

2006 – 18-year-old Jordan Staal became the youngest player in the history of the NHL to score on a penalty shot. Staal beat Frederik Norrena of the Columbus Blue Jackets for the 19th successful penalty shot in team history.
2013 – Colorado Avalanche goalie J.S. Giguere stopped all 34 Pittsburgh shots to earn his second career shutout against the Pens.

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Notable & Quoteable ...

Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, on the possibility tonight might be his last home opener in Pittsburgh:

“I really hope it’s not, I love it here very much.”

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Yellow Jackets
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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
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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
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College & High School
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