Pittsburgh Hockey History Made on December 4th…
1937 – Pittsburgh Hornets defenseman Irv Spencer was born.
1977 – Penguins’ Blair Chapman was stopped on a penalty shot by Washington’s Jim Bedard.
1982 – Denis Herron recorded his fourth shutout with the Penguins in a 0-0 tie
with Philadelphia. It was the ninth scoreless tie in Penguins history.
1987 – Penguins center Mario Lemieux, 22, was named the 11th team captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
2001 – Johan Hedberg got his fourth shutout with Pittsburgh after he stopped 27 shots from the Toronto Maple Leafs.
2008 – Penguins’ Petr Sykora scored his 100th NHL powerplay goal.