Pittsburgh Hockey History, Penguins & More

Pittsburgh Hockey History, Penguins & More2018-12-14T21:41:50+00:00

FINAL - The Pittsburgh Penguins defeat the Boston Bruins, 5-3. Grant (2), Kessel (13), Aston-Reese (3,4) & Guentzel (13) 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. (Kessel with 33 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 December 15th...

1929 - The Pittsburgh Pirates faced the Chicago Blackhawks for the grand opening of Chicago Stadium in front of 14,000. Pittsburgh lost, 3-1.
2005 - Michel Therrien was named head coach of the Penguins, replacing Eddie Olczyk. - Sidney Crosby was named an alternate captain.
2006 - Sidney Crosby scored four points (1g, 3a) against the New York Islanders to become only the third teenager in NHL history to score 10-or-more points over a two-game span. - Mark Recchi recorded his 800th career assist. - Ryan Malone scored his first career hat trick. Ryan's father, Greg, scored a hat trick for the Penguins on March 28, 1979. The Malones became the second father/son combination to score hat tricks for the same NHL team.
2008 - CONSOL Energy acquired the naming rights to the new Pittsburgh arena. CONSOL Energy Center will be the building's name for 21 years.
2014 - Pittsburgh's Bryan Rust and Brian Dumoulin both scored on Tampa Bay's Evgeni Nabokov for their first NHL goals. It was the fifth time in team history that two Penguins recorded first goal milestone in same game.
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 28 15 19 34 6 -- -- -- -- --
71 Evgeni Malkin C 31 10 24 34 38 -- -- -- -- --
81 Phil Kessel RW 31 13 21 34 16 -- -- -- -- --
59 Jake Guentzel C 31 13 14 27 8 -- -- -- -- --
58 Kris Letang D 30 7 18 25 24 -- -- -- -- --
72 Patric Hornqvist RW 24 12 7 19 2 -- -- -- -- --
12 Dominik Simon C 26 4 9 13 10 -- -- -- -- --
6 Jamie Oleksiak D 29 4 7 11 30 -- -- -- -- --
17 Bryan Rust RW 31 4 6 10 10 -- -- -- -- --
8 Brian Dumoulin D 31 1 9 10 10 -- -- -- -- --
19 Derick Brassard C 22 4 5 9 10 -- -- -- -- --
3 Olli Maatta D 30 0 9 9 6 -- -- -- -- --
46 Zach Aston-Reese C 18 4 3 7 0 -- -- -- -- --
15 Riley Sheahan C 30 4 2 6 7 -- -- -- -- --
73 Jack Johnson D 31 1 5 6 10 -- -- -- -- --
7 Matt Cullen C 20 2 3 5 6 -- -- -- -- --
38 Derek Grant C 19 2 3 5 2 -- -- -- -- --
14 Tanner Pearson LW 15 3 2 5 0 -- -- -- -- --
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 -- -- -- -- --
10 Garrett Wilson LW 11 0 2 2 2 -- -- -- -- --
50 Jusso Riikola D 14 0 1 1 4 -- -- -- -- --
39 Jean-Sebastien Dea C 3 1 0 1 2 -- -- -- -- --
2 Chad Ruhwedel D 11 0 0 0 2 -- -- -- -- --
28 Marcus Pettersson D 6 0 0 0 2 -- -- -- -- --
Goalie Stats
# NAME GP W L T OTL SOL Min GA SO GAA G A P PIM
30 Matt Murray 11 4 5 1 -- 574 39 1 4.08 0 0 0 2
1 Casey DeSmith 22 10 5 4 -- 1171 48 2 2.46 0 0 0 2
35 Tristan Jarry 2 0 1 1 -- 120 7 0 3.50 0 0 0 0

Recent Pittsburgh hockey history:

Sam Nover, former @Penguins television play-by-play man for the Penguins from 1971 thru 1977, died at the age of 77.

Today in @penguins history: 1991 - Penguins honor the memory of late coach Bob Johnson in a candlelight ceremony during game vs. New Jersey. https://t.co/ouzc1HuKoO via @YouTube #ItsAGreatDayForHockey #USAhockey

This date in Pittsburgh Hockey History: 1968 - @penguins first mascot "Penguin Pete," an Ecuadorian-born penguin on loan from the Pittsburgh AquaZoo, dies after complications from pneumonia. Learn more: https://t.co/Tlc0AqPLmO

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