October 8 – The Penguins opening day roster was comprised of 13 U.S.-born players. Â It was the first time in team history the majority of the team was American-born.
October 15 – Penguins rookieÂ winger Daniel Sprong scored hisÂ first NHL goalÂ against the Ottawa Senators. Marc-Andre Fleury made 22 saves for his 39th career shutout.
October 17 –Â Marc-Andre Fleury becomes the 45th goaltender in NHL history to appear in 600 games. Phil Kessel hostsÂ his former team, the Toronto Maple Leafs.
October 29Â â€“ Former Penguins head coach Dan Byslma’s new team, the Buffalo Sabres,Â dropped the game to the Pens, 4-3.
November 17 – Evgeni Malkin scored a power-play goal against the Minnesota Wild, his 100th of his career. Â Malkin became the fourth Pens’ player to score 100 power-play goals: Â Lemieux, Jagr and Stevens.
December 1 – The Penguins defeated the San Jose Sharks, 5-1. Â It was the Pens first win in San Jose in 18 years, 1 month and 8 days, ending an 0-9-3 streak.
December 8 – Pens’ forward Pascal Dupuis announced his retirement, due to health concerns.
December 12 -The Penguins fired head coach Mike Johnston and assistant Gary Agnew and named Mike Sullivan to replace Johnston. Jacques Martin joins Rich Tocchet as the assistants to Sullivan.
December 18 – Conor Sheary beat Boston Bruins’ goaltender Tuukka Rask for his first NHL goal.
December 19 – The Penguins returned Daniel Sprong to his Junior team, while Matt Murray made his NHL debut in goal.
December 21 -Â Penguins end a five-game losing streak, using four second-period goals to defeat the Columbus Blue Jackets, 5-2. Malkin (16,17), Kessel (10,11), and Warsofsky (1) had the Pens’ goals. Matt Murray earned his first win in goal and Coach Mike Sullivan earned his first win with Pittsburgh.
February 2 – Penguins captain Sidney Crosby tallied his ninth career hat trick â€“ and second natural hat trick â€“ against the Senators.Crosbyâ€™s final goal of the night allowed him to hit a few milestones. First, it was hisÂ sixth game-winning marker of the year, tying his career high set in 2009-10. His hat trick tally was also the 100 power-play goal of his career, making him the fifth player in club history to reach triple figures, joining Mario Lemieux (236), Jaromir Jagr (110), Kevin Stevens (110) and Evgeni Malkin (107).
February 6 -Â Sidney Crosby had a goal and two assists to reachÂ his 900th NHL point in 677th game – tenthÂ fastest player to reach 900.
February 18 – Scott Wilson scored his first NHL goal in a game against the Detroit Red Wings.
February 20Â – Tom KuhnhacklÂ scored his first NHL goal, unassisted and short-handed, against the Tampa Bay’s Ben Bishop.
March 11 – Marc-Andre Fleury defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets to become the 20th NHL goaltender with 350 wins.
April 2 – Matt Murray made 24 saves for his first NHL shutout and Oskar Sundqvist scored his first NHL goal as the Penguins defeat the New York Islanders, 5-0.
April 19 – Â Matt Murray, 21, becomes the youngest Penguins goaltender to start a playoff game. Â Murray defeated the Rangers in Game 3.
April – 21 – Matt Murray made 31 saves against the New York Rangers as the Penguins won, 5-0. Â Murray is the first Penguins rookie goaltender to earn a post-season shutout.