2017-18 Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)

2017-18 Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL) 2017-12-16T22:42:50+00:00
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PENGUINS RECORD: 17-14-3 (37 points)

6th place in Metropolitan Division, 8th in Eastern Conference, 19th in NHL

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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 for Pens, including playoffs, by Phil Kessel, holder of team’s Iron Man streak.
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Ranking of NHL scoring leaders, held by Phil Kessel with 38 points.
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The number of wins for the Penguins earned by Coach Mike Sullivan, ranked 4th in team history.
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Points needed by Sidney Crosby to tie Jaromir Jagr for second on team’s all-time scoring list (1,079).

The Penguins hoisted their fifth Stanley Cup Banner before the home opener on October 4, 2017:

SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

October 4 – The Penguins raised their fifth Stanley Cup Championship banner,  before a game with the St. Louis Blues. St. Louis won, 5-4, in overtime.

October 7 – Matt Murray made 26 saves for his sixth career shutout as Pittsburgh blanked Nashville, 4-0.  Murray has shut out Nashville in three consecutive meetings, including the final two games of the Cup Final.

October 7 – A rematch of last year’s Stanley Cup Final, when the Nashville Predators return with former player Nick Bonino.

October 10 – The Penguins were honored at the White House by President Donald Trump.

October 12 – Kris Letang’s assist on Jake Guentzel’s goal was the 300th for his career. Paul Coffey holds the Pens record for assists, 332.

October 26 – Phil Kessel scored the overtime winner, the 300th of his career as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Winnipeg Jets, 2-1.

November 4, 2017 – Vancouver’s Brock Boeser scored his first career hat trick.  It was the 200th hat trick surrendered by the Penguins.

November  25 – Sidney Crosby passes Jaromir Jagr and moves to second place on the franchise’s all-time games played, with 807.

December 1 – Goaltender Tristan Jarry made 34 saves for his first NHL shutout, a 4-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres. Tom Kuhnhackl scored against Robin Lehner on a penalty shot for what would be the game-winning goal.

December 11 – The Pens host the Colorado Avalanche in what will project to be the team’s 500th consecutive sellout.

December 14 – The Penguins will face the expansion Vegas Golden Knights and face former longtime goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury.

February 6 – Former longtime Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury’s first return visit to Pittsburgh as a member of the Vegas Golden Knights.

March 1 – The projected game that Penguins head equipment manager Dana Heinze will work his 3,000th NHL game.

NHL NOTES

Las Vegas Golden Knights franchise added and will be in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference.

• The new rule says the faceoff location, as a result of a high stick on the puck, will remain the same regardless of manpower — spot specific.

• Timeouts will not be granted to the defensive team following an icing.

• Teams will be penalized for two minutes for delay-of-game for unsuccessful coaches challenges to “alleged offside infractions leading to goals.” The new rule of a penalty for the unsuccessful challenge replaces the loss of a team’s timeout.

MILESTONE WATCH

• Dominik Simon is looking for his first NHL goal.

• Sidney Crosby is four goals from 400.

• Evgeni Malkin and Crosby are one overtime goal short of passing Mario Lemieux for most overtime goals in team history (12).

•  Matt Murray is four wins shy of tying Greg Millen for seventh place on team’s all-time win list with 57.  Murray needs one shutout to tie Hedberg for fourth place on team’s shutout list with 7.

• Patric Hornqvist is two assists short of 200 for his career.

• Head Coach Mike Sullivan is one win shy of 100, only three Penguins coaches have reached 100. Dan Byslma (252), Eddie Johnston (232) & Michel Therrien (135)

• Carl Hagelin is three points from 200.

• Kris Letang is 11 assists shy of tying Paul Coffey for the franchise record of 332 assists for a defenseman.

• Matt Hunwick is two games from 500.

• Brian Dumoulin is three games from 200.

2017-18 Pittsburgh Penguins

2017-18 Pittsburgh Penguins

Skater Stats Regular Season Playoffs
# NAME POS GP G A P PIM GP G A P PIM
81 Phil Kessel RW 34 15 23 38 24 -- -- -- -- --
87 Sidney Crosby C 34 14 19 33 32 -- -- -- -- --
71 Evgeni Malkin C 30 10 29 30 26 -- -- -- -- --
58 Kris Letang D 34 2 22 24 24 -- -- -- -- --
72 Patric Hornqvist RW 31 11 10 21 22 -- -- -- -- --
59 Jake Guentzel C 34 12 9 21 24 -- -- -- -- --
17 Bryan Rust RW 34 4 13 17 16 -- -- -- -- --
43 Conor Sheary LW 34 9 5 14 2 -- -- -- -- --
3 Olli Maatta D 34 3 11 14 10 -- -- -- -- --
4 Justin Schultz D 23 2 8 10 6 -- -- -- -- --
15 Riley Sheahan C 25 3 7 10 0 -- -- -- -- --
62 Carl Hagelin LW 33 2 4 6 16 -- -- -- -- --
28 Ian Cole D 28 2 3 5 26 -- -- -- -- --
33 Greg McKegg C 26 2 2 4 8 -- -- -- -- --
22 Matt Hunwick D 19 3 1 4 12 -- -- -- -- --
34 Tom Kuhnhackl RW 30 1 3 4 4 -- -- -- -- --
75 Ryan Reaves RW 34 1 2 3 75 -- -- -- -- --
37 Carter Rowney RW 20 2 1 3 4 -- -- -- -- --
8 Brian Dumoulin D 34 1 2 3 8 -- -- -- -- --
49 Dominik Simon C 4 0 2 2 0 -- -- -- -- --
2 Chad Ruhwedel D 26 0 1 1 10 -- -- -- -- --
23 Scott Wilson LW 3 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
45 Josh Archibald RW 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
5 Zach Trotman D 3 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
18 Frank Corrado D 3 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
Goalie Stats
# NAME GP W L T OTL SOL Min GA SO GAA G A P PIM
30 Matt Murray 23 12 8 0 1 0 1296 62 1 2.87 0 1 1 2
31 Antti Niemi 3 0 3 0 0 0 129 16 0 7.50 0 1 1 0
1 Casey DeSmith 2 0 0 0 0 0 80 4 0 3.00 0 0 0 2
35 Tristan Jarry 10 5 2 0 2 1 531 22 1 2.49 0 1 1 2

 

OWNER – Mario Lemieux & Ron Burkle
GENERAL MANAGER – Jim Rutherford
HEAD COACH – Mike Sullivan
CAPTAIN – Sidney Crosby

NHL EXPANSION DRAFT
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  – Traded to St. Louis with Oskar Sundqvist for Ryan Reaves and 51st pick
2/51 – Zachary Lauzon D Rouyn-Noranda (Choice acquired from St. Louis with Ryan Reaves for Oskar Sundqvist and 31st pick)
2/62 – Traded to Carolina with Danny Kristo for Ron Hainsey
3/93Clayton Phillips D Fargo
4/124 – Traded to Toronto with Eric Fehr and Steve Oleksy for Frank Corrado
5/152 – Jan Drozg LW Leksand U18 (Choice acquired from Ottawa for Mike Condon)
5/155 – Linus Olund
6/186 – Antti Palojarvi
7/217 – William Reilly

TRANSACTIONS
June 23, 2017 –Acquired Ryan Reaves from St. Louis with 2017 2nd-round pick for Oskar Sundqvist and 2017 1st-round pick on June 23, 2017.

October 3, 2017 – The Penguins traded defenseman Derrick Pouliot to the Vancouver Canucks for defenseman Andrey Pedan and a fourth-round pick in the 2018 draft.

October 21, 2017 – The Penguins acquired forward Riley Sheahan and a 2018 fifth-round draft pick from the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for forward Scott Wilson and a 2018 third-round draft pick.

October 24 – Goaltender Antti Niemi claimed on waivers by the Florida Panthers.

Justin Schultz and Tom Kuhnhackl are on injured reserve.

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