Pittsburgh Hockey History, Penguins & More

Pittsburgh Hockey History, Penguins & More2019-01-18T23:56:03+00:00

FINAL - Phil Kessel scored 4:09 into overtime to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins over the Arizona Coyotes, 3-2. Riikola (2) & Guentzel (24) 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 highest ranking of a Pittsburgh player on NHL scoring leader list. (Crosby with 56 pts.)
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The number of league-leading short-handed goals allowed by Pittsburgh.
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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 January 19th...

1901 - Pittsburgh Athletic Club vs. Queens. Queens won, 1-0, in front of 5,523 at the Duquesne Gardens.
1929 - Pittsburgh Pirates center Gord Hannigan was born.
1977 - Penguins goalie Dunc Wilson stopped 21 shots from the Vancouver Canucks for his third shutout with the Pens.
1980 - It was the Edmonton Oilers and Wayne Gretzky's first visit to Pittsburgh and the Penguins set a Civic Arena record for most penalty minutes in a game - 144. The Edmonton Oilers' 123 minutes was also a record. Pens defenseman Russ Anderson set team record for 51 penalty minutes. The Oilers won, 5-2.
1981 - Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Ross Lupaschuk was born.
1988 - Mario Lemieux beat New York Islanders' Kelly Hrudey on a penalty shot.
2000 - Martin Straka scored on a penalty shot against St. Louis Blues Roman Turek.
2002 - Johan Hedberg earned his sixth shutout by stopping 25 shots from the Edmonton Oilers.
2003 - Minnesota Wild forward Marian Gaborik scored on a penalty shot against Pittsburgh goalie Sebastien Caron.
2008 - Dany Sabourin earned his second shutout with the Pens by beating the Montreal Candiens, 2-0. It was the third time the Pens shut out the Canadiens, all in Montreal.
2010 - Pittsburgh's Brent Johnson stopped New York Islanders' Kyle Okposo on a penalty shot. Evgeni Malkin notched his fifth-career hat trick.
2013 - The Penguins play the Flyers to open a lockout-shortened, 48-game season.
2014 - Penguins center Sidney Crosby was named captian of the 2014 Canadian Olympic hockey team.
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
87 Sidney Crosby C 44 20 36 56 14 -- -- -- -- --
81 Phil Kessel RW 47 19 33 52 18 -- -- -- -- --
71 Evgeni Malkin C 47 14 37 51 46 -- -- -- -- --
59 Jake Guentzel C 47 24 21 45 14 -- -- -- -- --
58 Kris Letang D 45 11 28 39 30 -- -- -- -- --
72 Patric Hornqvist RW 34 15 11 26 2 -- -- -- -- --
17 Bryan Rust RW 46 11 11 22 12 -- -- -- -- --
12 Dominik Simon C 39 6 13 19 12 -- -- -- -- --
19 Derick Brassard C 38 8 6 14 14 -- -- -- -- --
8 Brian Dumoulin D 47 1 13 14 14 -- -- -- -- --
14 Tanner Pearson LW 31 8 5 13 2 -- -- -- -- --
7 Matt Cullen C 36 4 8 12 6 -- -- -- -- --
3 Olli Maatta D 46 1 10 11 8 -- -- -- -- --
6 Jamie Oleksiak D 36 4 7 11 37 -- -- -- -- --
73 Jack Johnson D 47 1 10 11 18 -- -- -- -- --
46 Zach Aston-Reese C 30 6 5 11 16 -- -- -- -- --
15 Riley Sheahan C 46 6 2 8 13 -- -- -- -- --
28 Marcus Pettersson D 22 0 8 8 18 -- -- -- -- --
38 Derek Grant C 25 2 3 5 6 -- -- -- -- --
41 Daniel Sprong RW 16 0 4 4 0 -- -- -- -- --
4 Justin Schultz D 4 0 4 4 0 -- -- -- -- --
62 Carl Hagelin LW 16 1 2 3 12 -- -- -- -- --
50 Jusso Riikola D 24 2 1 3 10 -- -- -- -- --
10 Garrett Wilson LW 18 0 3 3 4 -- -- -- -- --
39 Jean-Sebastien Dea C 3 1 0 1 2 -- -- -- -- --
2 Chad Ruhwedel D 11 0 0 0 2 -- -- -- -- --
36 Joseph Blandisi C 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
Goalie Stats
# NAME GP W L T OTL SOL Min GA SO GAA G A P PIM
30 Matt Murray 22 14 6 1 -- 1238 59 3 2.86 0 0 0 4
1 Casey DeSmith 27 12 8 4 -- 1468 62 2 2.53 0 0 0 2
35 Tristan Jarry 2 0 1 1 -- 120 7 0 3.50 0 0 0 0

Recent Pittsburgh hockey history:

We’ve added Joseph Blandisi wearing No. 36 to our all-time @penguins uniform number data base https://t.co/9ZJip9xFGl Your favorite No. 36?

Someone needs to introduce @GaryRobertsHPT to the #fijiwatergirl.

How about the @penguins and @capitals on a frozen reflection pool on the National Mall?

Today in @Penguins history: 1988 - Mario Lemieux became the first player in NHL history to score a goal five different ways (even strength, power play, short-handed, penalty shot and empty net) in one game in 8-6 win vs. New Jersey. https://t.co/R9cj8hhfHy via @YouTube

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