2016-17 Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)

2016-17 Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)

Pens record: 46-18-11 (103 points) 3rd place in Metropolitan Division, 3rd in Eastern Conference, 3rd in NHL

468

The number of consecutive sellouts the Penguins have had at PPG Paints Arena (CONSOL and Mellon) as of 3/26/17.

180

Number of consecutive games played, including playoffs, by Phil Kessel, holder of team’s Iron Man streak.

42

Number of league-leading goals scored, by Sidney Crosby.

26-3-4

Penguins record, in games that Sidney Crosby has scored a goal this season.

8

Number of wins this season, when trailing after two periods.

MILESTONE WATCH

• Kris Letang is one assist short of 300.

• Phil Kessel is five goals from 300.

• Mark Streit four goals from 100.

• Sidney Crosby one assist from being in second place on the team’s all-time assist list with 641.

• Conor Sheary one game from 100.

SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

October 4 – CONSOL Energy Center is renamed PPG Paints Arena, after PPG agrees to a 20-year naming rights deal.

October 6 – The Penguins are honored at the White House by President Barak Obama.

October 13 – The Penguins open their 50th season by hoisting their fourth Stanley Cup Championship banner and defeated the Washington Capitals, 3-2.

October 20 – A rematch of last year’s Stanley Cup Final, The Penguins scored three third period goals from Malkin (2), Wilson (1) and Hornqvist (2) to beat San Jose, 3-2.

November 8 – First-ever meeting between Sidney Crosby and Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid.  The Penguins won, 4-3, and McDavid registered three assists.

November 12 – Toronto Maple Leafs and Auston Matthews, last year’s first-overall NHL draft pick.

November 21 – In his NHL debut, Jake Guentzel scored 1:02 into a game (fastest in team history) against the New York Rangers.  

November 25 – Phil Kessel scored against the Minnesota Wild to pick up his 600th point in his career.

November 30 – New York Islanders’ Anders Lee and Nikoly Kuleman (ENG) scored three seconds apart, the fastest two goals ever scored against the Penguins.  The previous mark was six seconds, on three occasions.

December 1 – Dallas Stars’ Stephen Johns (Wampum, Pa.) records an assist in his first game played against his hometown Penguins at the PPG Paints Arena.

December 5 – Bryan Rust beat Ottawa’s Craig Anderson on a penalty shot en route to his first NHL hat trick. 

December 10 – Evgeni Malkin scored two power-play goals to reach 111 in his career and good for second place on the Penguins all-time list.

December 12 – Matt Murray stopped all 31 shots from the Arizona Coyotes to earn his second shutout of the season and third of his career.

December 23 –  Chad Ruhwedel scored his first NHL goal against New Jersey in front of the 450th consecutive home sellout.

December 27 – Evgeni Malkin had a goal and an assist to push him over 800 points in his NHL career.

December 28 – The Penguins defeated the Carolina Hurricanes, 3-2.  It was the second time in Penguins history that neither team took a penalty.  The only other time that happened was March 22, 1969 at St. Louis. 

January 1-7 – This year all NHL teams will have a “bye week,” and Pittsburgh is off for this week.

January 14 – Evgeni Malkin scored against Detroit and passed Rick Kehoe for sole possession of fifth place on the team’s all-time goal scoring list with 313.

January 15 – Evgeni Malkin’s 11th career hat trick was part of a six-goal second period against the Washington Capitals to tie Jean Pronovost for franchise goals (316). Six goals in a period established a record for most goals in a period at the PPG Paints Arena. Pens won, 8-7, in overtime. Matt Murray becomes the second goalie in team history to win a game after giving up seven goals. (W. Young 10/11/88, 8-7 over Washington).

February 11 – Josh Archibald beat Arizona’s Mike Smith for his first NHL goal.

February 14 – Matt Murray made 29 saves for his third shutout of the year as the Pittsburgh Penguins defeat the Vancouver Canucks, 4-0, on goals from Evgeni Malkin (23), Jake Guentzel (6) Phil Kessel (20) and Matt Cullen (9).

February 16 – Sidney Crosby recorded his 1,000th NHL point by assisting on a Chris Kunitz goal against the Winnipeg Jets.

February 25 – The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Philadelphia Flyers, 4-2, in front of 67,318 fans at Heinz Field in the 2017 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series game.

February 28 – The Dallas Stars scored three 3rd period goals to beat the Penguins, 3-2. First time in 66 games the Pens lost when leading after two periods. The last such loss was April 7, 2015, in 4-3 overtime loss against Ottawa.

March 1 – The Chicago Blackhawks were paced by Patrick Kane’s hat trick to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins, 4-1. Pittsburgh’s goal scored by Scott Wilson (7).

March 17 – Phil Kessel was stopped on a penalty shot by New Jersey goaltender Keith Kinkaid, and Penguins Carter Rowney scored his first NHL goal.

March 19 – Sidney Crosby scored his tenth career hat trick (38,39,40) and Marc-Andre Fleury notched his 44th career shutout as the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Florida Panthers, 4-0. 

SEASON STATS

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Skater Stats Regular Season Playoffs
# NAME POS GP G A P PIM GP G A P PIM
87 Sidney Crosby C 69 42 40 82 24
71 Evgeni Malkin C 62 33 39 72 77
81 Phil Kessel RW 75 22 43 65 20
43 Conor Sheary LW 55 21 29 50 20
4 Justin Schultz D 72 12 36 48 30
72 Patric Hornqvist RW 64 19 22 41 26
58 Kris Letang D 41 5 29 34 32
13 Nick Bonino C 74 16 16 32 16
14 Chris Kunitz LW 69 9 20 29 36
7 Matt Cullen C 66 12 16 28 26
17 Bryan Rust RW 52 12 13 25 8
59 Jake Guentzel C 35 11 14 25 8
28 Ian Cole D 75 5 19 24 66
23 Scott Wilson C 71 7 16 23 30
62 Carl Hagelin LW 61 6 16 22 16
6 Trevor Daley D 54 5 14 19 37
34 Tom Kuhnhackl RW 50 4 9 13 18
8 Brian Dumoulin D 64 0 13 13 14
16 Eric Fehr C 52 6 5 11 14
2 Chad Ruhwedel D 29 2 6 8 8
3 Olli Maatta D 54 1 6 7 12
32 Mark Streit D 13 1 5 6 2
24 Cameron Gaunce D 9 1 3 4 13
37 Carter Rowney RW 20 1 2 3 4
25 Tom Sestito LW 11 0 2 2 46
45 Josh Archibald RW 5 2 0 2 0
5 David Warsofsky D 7 0 1 1 6
61 Steve Oleksy D 11 0 1 1 24
65 Ron Hainsey D 10 0 1 1 2
51 Derrick Pouliot D 10 0 0 0 4
40 Oskar Sundqvist C 8 0 0 0 0
20 Frank Corrado D 2 0 0 0 2
Goalie Stats  
# NAME GP W L T OTL SOL Min GA SO GAA G A P PIM
29 Marc-Andre Fleury 36 18 8 0 7 2007 98 1 2.93 0 0 0 6
30 Matt Murray 45 28 10 0 4 2520 101 4 2.40 0 2 2 0
1 Mike Condon 1 0 0 0 0 20 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0
35 Tristan Jarry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0

 

TEAM NOTES

OWNER
Mario Lemieux & Ron Burkle

GENERAL MANAGER
Jim Rutherford

HEAD COACH
Mike Sullivan

CAPTAIN
Sidney Crosby

INJURED RESERVE
Trevor Daley
Olli Maatta
Bryan Rust
Kris Letang

TRANSACTIONS
Oct. 11 – Goaltender Mike Condon claimed on waivers from Montreal.

Nov. 2 – Traded Condon to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for fifth-round draft pick in 2017.

Feb. 23. – Acquired defenseman Ron Hainsey from Carolina Hurricanes for forward Danny Kristo and a secound-round pick in the 2017 draft.

March 1 – Acquired defenseman Mark Streit from Tampa Bay for a fourth-round pick in 2018 and acquired defenseman Frank Corrado from Toronto for Eric Fehr, Steve Oleksy and fourth-round pick in 2017.