FINAL - The Colorado Avalanche defeat the Penguins, 3-. Evgeni Malkin had the lone Pittsburgh goal.

Pittsburgh Hockey History Made on March 5th…

1930 – Pittsburgh Hornets defenseman John Ashley was born.
1956 – Pittsburgh Penguins center Paul Gardner was born.
1970 – Wally Boyer scored twice in :07 against Detroit’s Roy Edwards in a 5-3 Red Wings win. It was the fastest two goals scored by a Penguins player, since equalled by Martin Straka on February 11, 2000.
1974 – Penguins goaltender Andy Brown stopped New York Islanders Ralph Stewart on a penalty shot.
1981 – Penguins defenseman Paul Martin was born.

1982 – Penguins right wing Michel Ouellet was born.
1984 – Pittsburgh obtained Moe Mantha and a first round choice in the 1984 Entry Draft from the Winnipeg Jets for Randy Carlyle.
1996 – Petr Nedved scored four goals against the Winnipeg Jets for his first hat trick with the Pens. The Penguins played their last game against the Jets and skated to a 9-4 win at the Civic Arena. Pittsburgh’s overall record against the Jets: 30-16-1. The Pens would play the Jets (former Atlanta Thrashers, again on October 17, 2011.
1999 – Jaromir Jagr recorded his 500th career assist in a 2-2 tie with the Edmonton Oilers.
2014 – Pens acquired F Marcel Goc from Florida for a fifth-round pick in 2014 and a third-round pick in 2015 and exchanged a third-round pick in 2014 for Calgary’s Lee Stempniak.

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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