FINAL - The Penguins scored seven unanswered goals to drop the Devils, 8-3. Comeau, Malkin, Hornqvist, Adams, Crosby-2, Dupuis and Downie scored for Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Hockey History Made on October 30th…

1918 – Pittsburgh Hornets’ Tony Prete was born.
1952 – Pittsburgh Penguins’ Ron Lalone was born.
1967 – Pittsburgh Penguins’ Brad Aitken was born.
1988 – The Pittsburgh Penguins set a team record for most penalties in a game, 32, for 158 minutes, against the New York Rangers. The Rangers took a record 27 penalties. 272 combined penalty minutes is also a team record.

2003 – The Penguins outshot the Hawks in the scoreless first period, 10-6, missing on two power-play opportunities presented by minors to Brett McLean at 9:15 and Kyle Calder at 18:41. Chicago missed one power-play chance on a boarding call to Brooks Orpik at 6:48.

In the second period, however, the Penguins finally solved goaltender Michael Leighton at 4:21 as veterans Martin Straka and Mario Lemieux set up the first NHL goal by Konstantin Koltsov, the Penguins’ first-round draft choice in 1999. The Penguins outshot Chicago, 8-7, in the middle period and clung to that 1-0 lead for rookie Marc-Andre Fleury, also killing a cross-checking penalty to Drake Berehowsky midway through the period.

By the third period, the Penguins really were holding on. They managed only one shot over the final 20 minutes while allowing Chicago only seven, but the Pittsburgh penalty killers came through, killing a holding call to Berehowsky and a holding the stick penalty against Dick Tarnstrom. But whenever Chicago did manage a chance, Fleury was there to stop it. He finished with 19 saves for his first NHL shutout.

2005 – Pittsburgh-born player R.J. Umberger played his first NHL game for the Philadelphia Flyers.
2010 – Brent Johnson made 33 saves and earned his first shutout for the Penguins to beat the Carolina Hurricanes, 3-0.

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Penguins' defenseman Olli Maatta, on news that he'll undergo surgery to remove a tumor in his neck

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

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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
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