The Pittsburgh Penguins, who have earned a point in 10 of their last 11 contests, host the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2017 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Hockey History Made on February 25th…

1924 – Pittsburgh Hornets defenseman Rudy Brodeur was born.
1939 – Pittsburgh Hornets’ Don Deacon set a team record for fastest consecutive goals by one player when he scored twice in 1:23 against the Syracuse Stars.
1942 – Against the Providence Reds, Chuck Corrigan had five assists to tie an AHL record. Norm Schultz and Victor Grigg each scored a hat trick.
1942 – Pittsburgh Hornets right wing Duke Harris and Hornets left wing Ted Taylor were born.
1973 – Penguins obtained Andy Brown from Detroit for a third round choice in the 1973 Amateur Draft and cash.

2001 – In a game against the New York Islanders, Mario Lemieux recorded his 900th assist.
2009 – Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 21 shots from the New York Islanders to earn his 14th career shutout.
2012 – In a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Evgeni Malkin had his second natural hat trick of the season, ninth in his career.
2015 – The Penguins acquired forward Daniel Winnik from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Zach Sill, a 2015 4th-round draft pick and a 2016 2nd-round draft pick.
2017 – The Pittsburgh Penguins host the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2017 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. It is Pittsburgh’s fourth outdoor hockey game in franchise history.

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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.

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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” 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.

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