Carl Hagelin scored the winner 10:52 into overtime to defeat the Penguins, 2-1, and to eliminate Pittsburgh, four-games-to-one.

Pittsburgh Hockey History Made on May 5th…

1951 – Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Willy Lindstrom was born.
1965 – Penguins defenseman Grant Jennings was born.
1966 – Penguins center Mike Stapleton was born.

1972 – Penguins right wing Ziggy Palffy was born.
1973 – Penguins goalie Johan Hedberg was born.
2014 – Marc-Andre Fleury made 35 saves against the New York Rangers for his second-consecutive shutout and eighth of his career. It was the first back-to-back shutout set in his career (regular season and playoffs) and first back-to-back shutouts for the Penguins in the playoffs.

Former Penguins winger Ross Lonsberry died at the age of 67.

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“Look at him! Drinking the Fiji water.” by the Numbers

Google ranking, out of 59,500,000, when “Pittsburgh hockey” is searched
The number, in years, since originally went online
Total number of online advertisements that can be found on this site
Listing, in “100 Things Penguins Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die”
Number of professional, amateur and college teams that are profiled here

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. 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.

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.

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.

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! LEARN MORE