Pittsburgh Hockey History, Penguins & More

Pittsburgh Hockey History, Penguins & More 2018-06-27T21:28:29+00:00

The Penguins traded forward Conor Sheary and defenseman Matt Hunwick to the Buffalo Sabres for a conditional fourth-round draft pick in 2019. The Pens also re-signed forward Riley Sheahan.

The number of consecutive sellouts the Penguins have had at PPG Paints Arena (CONSOL and Mellon).
Number of consecutive games played, including playoffs, by Phil Kessel, current Iron Man.
The number of Penguins players that were drafted in the first round.
The year the Philadelphia Flyers last won the Stanley Cup.
Number of all-time playoff points for Sidney Crosby, a franchise record.

Pittsburgh Hockey History Made on September 22nd...

1932 - Pittsburgh Hornets right wing Gerry Foley was born.
1934 - Hornets goalie Gerry McNamara was born.
1957 - Pittsburgh Penguins center Mark Johnson was born.
1961 - Penguins goalie Brian Ford was born.
1962 - Pens forward Carl Mokosak was born.
1972 - Penguins right wing Pat Falloon was born.
2001 - The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins, 4-2. Mario Lemieux played for the Baby Pens, the only minor league game in his career.


• Sidney Crosby is one power-play goal from passing Jaromir Jagr for fourth place on the team’s all-time playoff power-play goals list with 20.

• Evgeni Malkin is two game-winning goals shy of tying Jaromir Jagr’s franchise playoff record of 14.

• Malkin is three goals from tying Jaromir Jagr and Sidney Crosby for second place on the team’s all-time playoff goals list with 65.

• Malkin is three power-play goals from tying Mario Lemieux’s franchise playoff record of 29.

• Jake Guentzel is two points shy of tying Sergei Gonchar for 12th place on the team’s all-time playoff points list with 44.

• Kris Letang is two assists from tying Kevin Stevens for sixth place on the team’s all-time playoff assists list with 60.

2017-18 Pittsburgh Penguins

2017-18 Pittsburgh Penguins

Skater Stats Playoffs
87 Sidney Crosby C 12 9 12 21 6
59 Jake Guentzel C 12 10 11 21 8
72 Patric Hornqvist RW 10 5 6 11 22
58 Kris Letang D 12 3 8 11 15
81 Phil Kessel RW 12 1 8 9 2
71 Evgeni Malkin C 9 4 4 8 16
4 Justin Schultz D 12 1 7 8 2
8 Brian Dumoulin D 12 1 6 7 2
19 Derick Brassard C 12 1 3 4 4
62 Carl Hagelin LW 9 2 1 3 2
17 Bryan Rust RW 12 3 0 3 4
15 Riley Sheahan C 12 1 2 3 2
49, 12 Dominik Simon C 8 0 3 3 4
43 Conor Sheary LW 12 0 2 2 2
3 Olli Maatta D 12 0 2 2 4
6 Jamie Oleksiak D 12 1 0 1 7
46 Zach Aston-Reese C 9 0 1 1 4
37 Carter Rowney RW 3 0 0 0 0
2 Chad Ruhwedel D 12 0 0 0 2
34 Tom Kuhnhackl RW 12 0 0 0 4
Goalie Stats
30 Matt Murray 12 6 6 -- -- -- 715 29 2 2.43 0 0 0 0

Game 1 – 4/26/18 – The Penguins scored three unanswered goals in the third period to beat the Washington Capitals, 3-2. Patric Hornqvist (3), Sidney Crosby (7) & Jake Guentzel (7) had the Pittsburgh goals.

Game 2 – 4/29/18 – The Washington Capitals defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins, 4-1, and even the series. Pittsburgh had a goal from Kris Letang (2).

Game 3 – 5/2/18 – The Washingon Capitals got a goal from Alex Ovechkin with 1:07 remaining to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins, 4-3, in Game 3. Jake Guentzel (8), Patric Hornqvist (4) & Sidney Crosby (8) had the Pens’ goals.

Game 4 – 5/3/18 – The Pittsburgh Penguins defeat the Washington Capitals, 3-1, to even the series. Jake Guentzel (9, 10) & Evgeni Malkin (4) had the Pens’ goals.

Game 5 – 5/5/18 – The Washington Capitals scored four third period goals to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins, 6-3 Jamie Oleksiak (1), Sidney Crosby (9) & Patric Hornqvist (5) had the Pittsburgh goals. The Capitals lead the series, 3-2.

Game 6 – 5/7/18 – Washington Capitals’ Evgeny Kuznetsov scored 5:27 into overtime to defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins, 2-1, to win the series four-games-to-two and ending Pittsburgh’s hopes of a third consecutive Stanley Cup Championship.

Game 1 – 4/11/18 – Pittsburgh defeats Philadelphia, 7-0. Sidney Crosby tallied his third career playoff hat trick to tie Mario Lemieux’s career franchise record of three. Matt Murray’s shutout was his third-straight playoff shutout dating back to last year. That made him one of nine goalies in NHL history to post three-consecutive shutouts. Murray posted a 225:49-minute playoff shutout sequence.

Game 2 – 4/13/18 – Philadelphia won, 5-1. Patric Hornqvist had the Pens’ goal.

Game 3 – 4/15/18 – Pittsburgh won, 5-1. Evgeni Malkin and Brian Dumoulin scored five seconds apart at 6:48 and 6:53 of the second period in Game 3 to establish a Penguins franchise playoff record for the fastest two goals. Malkin and Dumoulin also equaled the NHL record for the two fastest tallies by a single team.

Game 4 – 4/18/18 – Pittsburgh won, 5-0. Murray became the first Penguins goalie to post two shutouts within a single series twice (also in the 2017 Stanley Cup Final vs. Nashville).

Game 5 – 4/20/18 – Philadelphia won, 4-2.
Game 6 – 4/22/18 – Pittsburgh won, 8-5. The win improved Pittsburgh to 16-3 all-time in the playoffs under head coach Mike Sullivan following a loss (7-1 in 2016; 7-2 in 2017; 2-0 this year). Jake Guentzel had scored four consecutive goals and two goals in 10 seconds in the third period  to establish a Penguins’ playoff record for the fastest two goals by one player.

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Total number of online advertisements on this site.
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