Pittsburgh Hockey History Made on May 20th...
2018 PLAYOFFS MILESTONE WATCH
• Sidney Crosby is one power-play goal from passing Jaromir Jagr for fourth place on the team’s all-time playoff power-play goals list with 20.
• Evgeni Malkin is two game-winning goals shy of tying Jaromir Jagr’s franchise playoff record of 14.
• Malkin is three goals from tying Jaromir Jagr and Sidney Crosby for second place on the team’s all-time playoff goals list with 65.
• Malkin is three power-play goals from tying Mario Lemieux’s franchise playoff record of 29.
• Jake Guentzel is two points shy of tying Sergei Gonchar for 12th place on the team’s all-time playoff points list with 44.
• Kris Letang is two assists from tying Kevin Stevens for sixth place on the team’s all-time playoff assists list with 60.
2017-18 Pittsburgh Penguins
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Game 1 – 4/26/18 – The Penguins scored three unanswered goals in the third period to beat the Washington Capitals, 3-2. Patric Hornqvist (3), Sidney Crosby (7) & Jake Guentzel (7) had the Pittsburgh goals.
Game 2 – 4/29/18 – The Washington Capitals defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins, 4-1, and even the series. Pittsburgh had a goal from Kris Letang (2).
Game 3 – 5/2/18 – The Washingon Capitals got a goal from Alex Ovechkin with 1:07 remaining to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins, 4-3, in Game 3. Jake Guentzel (8), Patric Hornqvist (4) & Sidney Crosby (8) had the Pens’ goals.
Game 4 – 5/3/18 – The Pittsburgh Penguins defeat the Washington Capitals, 3-1, to even the series. Jake Guentzel (9, 10) & Evgeni Malkin (4) had the Pens’ goals.
Game 5 – 5/5/18 – The Washington Capitals scored four third period goals to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins, 6-3 Jamie Oleksiak (1), Sidney Crosby (9) & Patric Hornqvist (5) had the Pittsburgh goals. The Capitals lead the series, 3-2.
Game 6 – 5/7/18 – Washington Capitals’ Evgeny Kuznetsov scored 5:27 into overtime to defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins, 2-1, to win the series four-games-to-two and ending Pittsburgh’s hopes of a third consecutive Stanley Cup Championship.
Game 1 – 4/11/18 – Pittsburgh defeats Philadelphia, 7-0. Sidney Crosby tallied his third career playoff hat trick to tie Mario Lemieux’s career franchise record of three. Matt Murray’s shutout was his third-straight playoff shutout dating back to last year. That made him one of nine goalies in NHL history to post three-consecutive shutouts. Murray posted a 225:49-minute playoff shutout sequence.
Game 2 – 4/13/18 – Philadelphia won, 5-1. Patric Hornqvist had the Pens’ goal.
Game 3 – 4/15/18 – Pittsburgh won, 5-1. Evgeni Malkin and Brian Dumoulin scored five seconds apart at 6:48 and 6:53 of the second period in Game 3 to establish a Penguins franchise playoff record for the fastest two goals. Malkin and Dumoulin also equaled the NHL record for the two fastest tallies by a single team.
Game 4 – 4/18/18 – Pittsburgh won, 5-0. Murray became the first Penguins goalie to post two shutouts within a single series twice (also in the 2017 Stanley Cup Final vs. Nashville).
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