Pittsburgh Hockey History, Penguins & More

Pittsburgh Hockey History, Penguins & More2019-02-19T06:50:50+00:00

The Pittsburgh Penguins visit the New Jersey Devils tonight at the Prudential Center.

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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 needed by Evgeni Malkin to reach 1,000 for his career.
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The number of league-leading short-handed goals allowed by Pittsburgh.
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Number of goals needed by Sidney Crosby to tie Jaromir Jagr for 2nd on Pens all-time goals list with 439.

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.
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
87 Sidney Crosby C 56 25 47 72 22 -- -- -- -- --
81 Phil Kessel RW 59 21 41 62 18 -- -- -- -- --
71 Evgeni Malkin C 53 18 43 61 63 -- -- -- -- --
59 Jake Guentzel C 59 28 26 54 18 -- -- -- -- --
58 Kris Letang D 57 15 37 52 30 -- -- -- -- --
17 Bryan Rust RW 58 16 14 30 18 -- -- -- -- --
72 Patric Hornqvist RW 46 15 11 26 16 -- -- -- -- --
12 Dominik Simon C 49 7 14 21 12 -- -- -- -- --
8 Brian Dumoulin D 59 2 18 20 18 -- -- -- -- --
7 Matt Cullen C 48 5 11 16 12 -- -- -- -- --
19 Derick Brassard C 40 9 6 15 29 -- -- -- -- --
14 Tanner Pearson LW 41 9 5 14 6 -- -- -- -- --
3 Olli Maatta D 55 1 12 13 10 -- -- -- -- --
46 Zach Aston-Reese C 33 6 7 13 20 -- -- -- -- --
73 Jack Johnson D 59 1 11 12 23 -- -- -- -- --
6 Jamie Oleksiak D 36 4 7 11 37 -- -- -- -- --
28 Marcus Pettersson D 34 2 10 11 31 -- -- -- -- --
15 Riley Sheahan C 49 7 2 9 13 -- -- -- -- --
4 Justin Schultz D 6 0 6 6 0 -- -- -- -- --
10 Garrett Wilson LW 29 1 5 6 9 -- -- -- -- --
38 Derek Grant C 25 2 3 5 6 -- -- -- -- --
41 Daniel Sprong RW 16 0 4 4 0 -- -- -- -- --
50 Jusso Riikola D 34 2 2 4 10 -- -- -- -- --
53 Teddy Blueger C 9 3 1 4 7 -- -- -- -- --
27 Nick Bjugstad C 9 1 3 4 6 -- -- -- -- --
62 Carl Hagelin LW 16 1 2 3 12 -- -- -- -- --
19 Jared McCann C 9 3 0 3 9 -- -- -- -- --
39 Jean-Sebastien Dea C 3 1 0 1 2 -- -- -- -- --
2 Chad Ruhwedel D 14 0 0 0 2 -- -- -- -- --
36 Joseph Blandisi C 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
Goalie Stats
# NAME GP W L T OTL SOL Min GA SO GAA G A P PIM
30 Matt Murray 29 17 10 1 -- 1637 80 3 2.93 0 0 0 4
1 Casey DeSmith 33 14 10 5 -- 1787 84 2 2.82 0 0 0 2
35 Tristan Jarry 2 0 1 1 -- 120 7 0 3.50 0 0 0 0

Recent Pittsburgh hockey history:

#UBC women's hockey player calls out the university for gender inequality, resulting in a policy change https://t.co/e7pZDdZJZ6

If this game were on @ATTSportsNetPIT that would have been the Subway Sandwich.

#OTD in @penguins hockey history: 1988 - Mario Lemieux scored a goal against the Los Angeles Kings while the Pens were short-handed by TWO players. The first three-on-five goal in team history.

We’ve added Connor McDavid’s penalty shot to our database. If you visit you’ll see that’s the second unsuccessful attempt by the Oilers, and the seventh penalty shot against @penguins created by a Kris Letang infraction. https://t.co/biY6klwBPk

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