Pittsburgh Hockey History Made on March 23rd…
1914 – Pittsburgh Hornets center Bill Thompson was born.
1931 – Hornets defenseman Warren Godfrey was born.
1940 – The Hornets advanced to the second round of the playoffs with a 4-1 win over Springfield.
1947 – The Hornets won their opening round series against the New Haven Ramblers, 3-2.
1954 – The Hornets escaped with a 4-3 overtime win in Hershey to take a 1-0 lead in the series.
1969 – Penguins goalie Joe Daley stopped 32 shots from the Minnesota North Stars to earn his second shutout in a 5-0 Pittsburgh win.
1970 – Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Justin Duberman was born.
1976 – Penguins defenseman Nolan Baumgartner was born.
1980 – The Penguins Mark Johnson, 1980 USA Gold Medal Olympian, scored his first NHL goal in a game against Winnipeg.
1996 – Mario Lemieux was stopped on a penalty shot by Buffalo Sabres Domenic Hasek. It was the second time in his career that Lemieux didn’t score on a penalty shot; scored six goals on eight attempts.