FINAL – Marc-Andre Fleury has career-best for saves in a playoff game, 49, as the Pittsburgh Penguins defeat the Columbus Blue Jackets, 5-2, in Game 5. Pittsburgh wins the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series, four-games-to-one.

Pittsburgh Hockey History Made on April 25th…

1916 – Pittsburgh Shamrocks defenseman Ludger “Demmy” Desmarais was born.
1953 – Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Bob Stumpf was born.
1958 – Construction of the Civic Arena began.
1973 – Penguins right wing Alek Stojanov was born.
1983 – Pens goalie Andy Chiodo was born.

1989 – Mario Lemieux tied two NHL playoff records with five goals and eight points in one playoff game as the Penguins beat the Philadelphia Flyers, 10-7. Ten goals was is a franchise high in the playoffs.
1991 – The Penguins defeated the Washington Capitals, 4-1, to clinch their first Patrick Division playoff championship.
1999 – Martin Straka scored his first playoff hat trick, in a game against the New Jersey Devils.
2008 – The Pittsburgh Penguins rallied to erase a 3-0 lead against the New York Rangers and won on Evgeni Malkin’s powerplay goal with 1:41 remaining to win the opening game of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, 5-4.

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Pittsburgh deserves some of the credit for being the birthplace of pro hockey.
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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.

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.

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” 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.

College & High School

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