FINAL-OT- Detroit's Justin Abdelkader scored with 44 seconds left in overtime to beat the Penguins, 4-3. Pittsburgh had goals from Pascal Dupuis, Olli Maatta and Chris Kunitz.

Pittsburgh Hockey History Made on October 24th…

1972 – Pens goalkeeper Denis Herron made 23 saves and recorded his second shutout with Pittsburgh by blanking the Vancouver Canucks. Pittsburgh native and Gerry O’Flaherty played his first game against the Penguins.
1987 – Mario Lemieux recorded his ninth career hat trick when he scored three goals against Buffalo Sabres’ Jacques Cloutier.
1996 – Pittsburgh goaltender Tom Barrasso surrendered a goal on a penalty shot from Calgary’s Robert Reichel.

2001 – Penguins goalie Johan Hedberg stopped Dallas’ Mike Modano on a penalty shot.
2003 – Pittsburgh Hornets’ player Bob Bailey died.

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Notable & Quoteable ...

Canadiam Prime Minister Stephen Harper, on Pens fans singing "O Canada"

“I think we were all as Canadians touched by the wonderful gesture shown last night at the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey game.” by the Numbers

Google ranking, out of 59,500,000, when "Pittsburgh hockey" is searched
The number, in years, since originally went online
Total number of online advertisements that can be found on this site
Listing, in "100 Things Penguins Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die"
Number of professional, amateur and college teams that are profiled here

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. LEARN 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. LEARN 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. LEARN 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. LEARN MORE
Pittsburgh Hornets
"The Wasps," and 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. LEARN 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! LEARN MORE