Pittsburgh Hockey History Made on April 25th…
1916 – Pittsburgh Shamrocks defenseman Ludger “Demmy” Desmarais was born.
1953 – Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Bob Stumpf was born.
1958 – Construction of the Civic Arena began.
1973 – Penguins right wing Alek Stojanov was born.
1983 – Pens goalie Andy Chiodo was born.
1989 – Mario Lemieux tied two NHL playoff records with five goals and eight points in one playoff game as the Penguins beat the Philadelphia Flyers, 10-7. Ten goals was is a franchise high in the playoffs.
1991 – The Penguins defeated the Washington Capitals, 4-1, to clinch their first Patrick Division playoff championship.
1999 – Martin Straka scored his first playoff hat trick, in a game against the New Jersey Devils.
2008 – The Pittsburgh Penguins rallied to erase a 3-0 lead against the New York Rangers and won on Evgeni Malkin’s powerplay goal with 1:41 remaining to win the opening game of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, 5-4.