2017-18 Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)

2017-18 Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL) 2017-10-23T21:17:44+00:00
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PENGUINS RECORD: 5-3-1 (11 points)

2nd place in Metropolitan Division, 5th in Eastern Conference, 9th 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, including playoffs, by Phil Kessel, holder of team’s Iron Man streak.
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The number of Stanley Cup Championships won by the Penguins.
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The Goals Against Average for goaltender Antti Niemi, 16 goals in 129 min.
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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.

November  24 – If he doesn’t miss any games to this point, Sidney Crosby will tie Jaromir Jagr for second place on the franchise’s all-time games played, with 806.

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

• Kris Letang is 7 games shy of tying Ron Schock for games played (619) and 8 points shy of 400.

• Evgeni Malkin is 7 games shy of tying Rick Kehoe for fifth place on team’s all-time games played (722).

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

• Matt Murray is four wins shy of 50 for his career.  Murray is one win away from passing Johan Hedberg and Roberto Romano for eighth place for all-time wins with 47.  Murray needs one shutout to tie Hedberg for fourth place on team’s shutout list with 7.

• Phil Kessel is two goals from 300.

• Carl Hagelin is six points from 200.

• Head coach Mike Sullivan is three wins shy of equaling Johnny Wilson for fifth place on the Penguins’ all-times win list with 91.

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
87 Sidney Crosby C 9 5 5 10 28 -- -- -- -- --
71 Evgeni Malkin C 9 3 7 10 6 -- -- -- -- --
17 Bryan Rust RW 9 1 8 9 2 -- -- -- -- --
81 Phil Kessel RW 9 2 7 9 18 -- -- -- -- --
3 Olli Maatta D 9 2 6 8 2 -- -- -- -- --
58 Kris Letang D 9 1 5 6 6 -- -- -- -- --
59 Jake Guentzel C 9 3 3 6 4 -- -- -- -- --
72 Patric Hornqvist RW 6 3 2 5 6 -- -- -- -- --
43 Conor Sheary LW 9 4 1 5 0 -- -- -- -- --
33 Greg McKegg C 9 1 2 3 8 -- -- -- -- --
4 Justin Schultz D 9 1 2 3 2 -- -- -- -- --
34 Tom Kuhnhackl RW 9 0 3 3 2 -- -- -- -- --
62 Carl Hagelin LW 9 1 1 2 10 -- -- -- -- --
37 Carter Rowney RW 9 1 1 2 2 -- -- -- -- --
75 Ryan Reaves RW 9 1 0 1 40 -- -- -- -- --
28 Ian Cole D 6 0 1 1 2 -- -- -- -- --
2 Chad Ruhwedel D 6 0 1 1 6 -- -- -- -- --
22 Matt Hunwick D 6 1 0 1 0 -- -- -- -- --
8 Brian Dumoulin D 9 0 0 0 2 -- -- -- -- --
23 Scott Wilson LW 3 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
45 Josh Archibald RW 0 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
15 Riley Sheahan C 0 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
5 Zach Trotman D 0 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
Goalie Stats
# NAME GP W L T OTL SOL Min GA SO GAA G A P PIM
30 Matt Murray 7 5 0 0 1 0 412 23 1 3.35 0 0 0 0
31 Antti Niemi 3 0 3 0 0 0 129 16 0 7.50 0 0 0 0
1 Casey DeSmith 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0

 

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

NHL EXPANSION DRAFT
1/31
  – 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

Defenseman Matt Hunwick and center Carter Rowney are on injured reserve

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