Pittsburgh Hockey History, Penguins & More

Pittsburgh Hockey History, Penguins & More2018-10-18T22:04:33+00:00

FINAL - The Pittsburgh Penguins defeat the Toronto Maple Leafs, 3-0. Matt Murray made 38 saves for the shutout and Malkin (2,3) and Letang (4)scored for Pittsburgh.

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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 by Kris Letang to become Pens’ all-time scoring leader for defenseman.
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The age of Matt Cullen, the oldest player on the Penguins.
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Number of games Sidney Crosby needs to play to tie Mario Lemieux for most in franchise history (915).

Pittsburgh Hockey History Made on October 20th...

1971 - In a game at the Civic Arena against the Los Angeles Kings. The Penguins were off to a 4-1 start that season and, coming into this game, had won three in a row to conclude a four-game road trip. Pittsburgh roared to a 3-0 first period lead against goaltender Dennis DeJordy and the Kings. Jean Pronovost made it 1-0 at 11:35, and less than three minutes later winger Rene Robert made it 2-0. Bob Leiter, who had set up Robert's goal along with Keith McCreary, added an unassisted goal at 18:29 and the Penguins were off and running. Bob Pulford beat Les Binkley at 13:32 of the second period to draw the Kings within two goals, but the Penguins got another late goal when Bryan Hextall scored at 19:23 to send Pittsburgh into the third period with a 4-1 lead and a 23-14 edge in shots. Sheldon Kannegiesser, who would later wind up playing most of his NHL career with the Kings, scored just 14 seconds into the third period for a 5-1 lead, with Nick Harbaruk picking up his second assist of the night. Hextall scored his second goal of the game at 3:35, and less than four minutes later McCreary scored to make it 7-1. Darryl Edestrand closed the scoring with a rare short-handed goal by a defenseman at 12:54 as Pittsburgh cruised to an 8-1 win. Harbaruk, Leiter and Hextall all had three points for the Penguins, while McCreary finished with a team-high eight shots on goal as Pittsburgh had 39 on the night.
1977 - Philadelphia Flyers' Ross Lonsberry scored the fastest goal from the start of the game by an opponent (:09) in an 11-0 Flyers win.
1979 - Pittsburgh Pirates' player Gerry Lowery died.
1985 - The Pens obtained future considerations from Quebec for Wayne Babych.
1998 - Pittsburgh Hornets' player Wendell Jameson died.
2005 - The Robert Morris University's NCAA Division I women's team played their first game, a 2-1 loss at the RMU Island Sports Center to RPI.
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
71 Evgeni Malkin C 6 3 9 12 4 -- -- -- -- --
81 Phil Kessel RW 6 4 4 8 2 -- -- -- -- --
58 Kris Letang D 6 4 4 8 0 -- -- -- -- --
87 Sidney Crosby C 6 0 5 5 0 -- -- -- -- --
4 Justin Schultz D 4 0 4 4 0 -- -- -- -- --
59 Jake Guentzel C 6 3 0 3 0 -- -- -- -- --
41 Daniel Sprong RW 6 0 3 3 0 -- -- -- -- --
62 Carl Hagelin LW 6 1 1 2 6 -- -- -- -- --
12 Dominik Simon C 6 1 1 2 6 -- -- -- -- --
8 Brian Dumoulin D 6 0 2 2 2 -- -- -- -- --
72 Patric Hornqvist RW 6 0 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- --
19 Derick Brassard C 6 1 0 1 4 -- -- -- -- --
17 Bryan Rust RW 6 0 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- --
15 Riley Sheahan C 6 1 0 1 0 -- -- -- -- --
6 Jamie Oleksiak D 5 1 0 1 0 -- -- -- -- --
7 Matt Cullen C 6 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
3 Olli Maatta D 5 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
50 Jusso Riikola D 4 0 0 0 2 -- -- -- -- --
2 Chad Ruhwedel D -- -- -- -- --
38 Derek Grant C -- -- -- -- --
Goalie Stats
# NAME GP W L T OTL SOL Min GA SO GAA G A P PIM
30 Matt Murray 3 1 1 -- 181 11 1 3.65 0 0 0 2
1 Casey DeSmith 3 1 0 2 -- 186 8 0 2.58 0 0 0 0
35 Tristan Jarry -- 0

Recent Pittsburgh hockey history:

Matt Murray 38-save shutout ties him with Johan Hedberg for the 4th-most shutouts in @penguins history with 7

Kris Letang joins Paul Coffey (108) as the only defenseman to score 100 goals for @Penguins

Evgeni Malkin has officially cracked a NHL’s top 100 players list. With his assist on Hagelin’s goal, Malkin has 939 points, good for 100th place in all-time NHL scoring. @penguins #NHL100

Brandon Sutter the last former Pens player to score against Pittsburgh. We’re always wondering: “When was the Last Time …? https://t.co/9Y3UdpAWbN

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