Pittsburgh Hockey History, Penguins & More

Pittsburgh Hockey History, Penguins & More 2018-02-17T23:54:10+00:00

FINAL - Evgeni Malkin had a goal and two assists to top 900 points for his career, becoming the sixth Russian-born and the fourth player in team history to reach the milestone. The Penguins defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs, 5-3.

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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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Ranking in NHL scoring race for Evgeni Malkin, with 69 points.
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The number of goals scored by Sidney Crosby in his career.
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The number of consecutive wins at home for the Penguins.

Pittsburgh Hockey History Made on February 18th...

1936 - Pittsburgh Hornets and Penguins left wing Ab McDonald was born.
1937 - The Hornets came away with a 5-2 win over the Springfield Indians. Carl Liscombe scored his second game-winner in 3 games.
1967 - Penguins center Glenn Mulvenna was born.
1968 - Former Pittsburgh Hornets defenseman Vern Ayres died.
1992 - Joe Mullen scored three times on Toronto's Rick Wamsley for his third hat trick with Pittsburgh.
2003 - Mario Lemieux scored his 11th career game-winning overtime goal in a game against the Edmonton Oilers.
2007 - Evgeni Malkin recorded a point against the Wahington Capitals and contined to score in 14 consecutive games, beating Lemieux' rookie record of 12 games. - Washington's Alexander Semin was stopped on a penalty shot by Pens goalie Jocelyn Thibault.
2012 - Matt Cook scored a goal against the Flyers while the Penguins killed a two-man disadvantage. It was the first time the Pens scored a three-on-five goal since Mario Lemieux turned the trick against the Los Angeles Kings on February 13, 1988.
2016 - Penguins' Scott Wilson scores his first NHL goal during a game against the Detroit Red Wings.

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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 22,100,000 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