Pittsburgh Hockey History, Penguins & More

Pittsburgh Hockey History, Penguins & More2018-10-18T22:04:33+00:00

FINAL - The Pittsburgh Penguins defeat the Toronto Maple Leafs, 3-0. Matt Murray made 38 saves for the shutout and Malkin (2,3) and Letang (4)scored for Pittsburgh.

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The number of consecutive sellouts the Penguins have had at PPG Paints Arena (CONSOL and Mellon).
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Number of consecutive games played, including playoffs, by Phil Kessel, current Iron Man.
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The number of points by Kris Letang to become Pens’ all-time scoring leader for defenseman.
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The age of Matt Cullen, the oldest player on the Penguins.
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Number of games Sidney Crosby needs to play to tie Mario Lemieux for most in franchise history (915).

Pittsburgh Hockey History Made on October 19th...

1900 - Pittsburgh Pirates' Roy "Shrimp" Worters was born. Worters is the goalie credited with the first NHL win in Pittsburgh history
1957 - Pittsburgh Penguins' Dale Tallon was born.
1967 - Pittsburgh's Earl Ingarfield squared off with Philadelphia's Forbes Kennedy and became the first Penguins player to get a fighting major.
1968 - The first Peguins game was broadcast on local television (WTAE). The Boston Bruins defeated the Pens, 5-1.
1991 - The first Stanley Cup Championship Banner was raised at the Civic Arena in a pre-game ceremony.
1997 - Tom Barrasso earned his 300th win in a 4-1 victory over Florida, and became the first American-born goaltender to record 300 wins. Barrasso made 22 saves that night to write his name in the record books, and he wound up with 369 victories before retiring after the 2002-2003 season.
2013 - In his eighth game with the Penguins, defenseman Olli Maatta scored his first NHL goal by beating Vancouver goalie Roberto Luongo.
2018-19 Pittsburgh Penguins

2018-19 Pittsburgh Penguins

Skater Stats Regular Season Playoffs
# NAME POS GP G A P PIM GP G A P PIM
71 Evgeni Malkin C 6 3 9 12 4 -- -- -- -- --
81 Phil Kessel RW 6 4 4 8 2 -- -- -- -- --
58 Kris Letang D 6 4 4 8 0 -- -- -- -- --
87 Sidney Crosby C 6 0 5 5 0 -- -- -- -- --
4 Justin Schultz D 4 0 4 4 0 -- -- -- -- --
59 Jake Guentzel C 6 3 0 3 0 -- -- -- -- --
41 Daniel Sprong RW 6 0 3 3 0 -- -- -- -- --
62 Carl Hagelin LW 6 1 1 2 6 -- -- -- -- --
12 Dominik Simon C 6 1 1 2 6 -- -- -- -- --
8 Brian Dumoulin D 6 0 2 2 2 -- -- -- -- --
72 Patric Hornqvist RW 6 0 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- --
19 Derick Brassard C 6 1 0 1 4 -- -- -- -- --
17 Bryan Rust RW 6 0 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- --
15 Riley Sheahan C 6 1 0 1 0 -- -- -- -- --
6 Jamie Oleksiak D 5 1 0 1 0 -- -- -- -- --
7 Matt Cullen C 6 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
3 Olli Maatta D 5 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
50 Jusso Riikola D 4 0 0 0 2 -- -- -- -- --
2 Chad Ruhwedel D -- -- -- -- --
38 Derek Grant C -- -- -- -- --
Goalie Stats
# NAME GP W L T OTL SOL Min GA SO GAA G A P PIM
30 Matt Murray 3 1 1 -- 181 11 1 3.65 0 0 0 2
1 Casey DeSmith 3 1 0 2 -- 186 8 0 2.58 0 0 0 0
35 Tristan Jarry -- 0

Recent Pittsburgh hockey history:

Matt Murray 38-save shutout ties him with Johan Hedberg for the 4th-most shutouts in @penguins history with 7

Kris Letang joins Paul Coffey (108) as the only defenseman to score 100 goals for @Penguins

Evgeni Malkin has officially cracked a NHL’s top 100 players list. With his assist on Hagelin’s goal, Malkin has 939 points, good for 100th place in all-time NHL scoring. @penguins #NHL100

Brandon Sutter the last former Pens player to score against Pittsburgh. We’re always wondering: “When was the Last Time …? https://t.co/9Y3UdpAWbN

PittsburghHockey.net, by the numbers:

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Number, in years, since Pittsburghhockey.net went online.
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Total number of online advertisements on this site.
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Listing, in “100 Things Penguins Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die.”
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Number of professional, amateur and college teams profiled on this site.
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Google ranking, out of 64,100,000 when “Pittsburgh hockey” is searched.

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.     READ 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.     READ MORE

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.     READ MORE

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.     READ MORE

Pittsburgh Hornets

“The Wasps” gave the city 26 years of professional hockey excitement at Duquesne Gardens and Civic Arena, before giving way to the Penguins.     READ MORE

Pittsburgh Knights

Pittsburgh’s entry into the Mid Atlantic Hockey League, where the Rizzo brothers played with football star Johnny Unitas.     READ 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.     READ MORE

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!     READ MORE