2007-08 Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)

2007-08 Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL) 2012-02-03T04:51:58+00:00


(47-27-8) 102 points – 1st in Atlantic Division, 2nd in Eastern Conference

TRANSACTIONS

June 22, 2007 -Acquired a third-round round pick in 2007 from Atlanta Thrashers for Chris Thorburn.

June 23, 2007 -Acquired center Tim Brent from the Anaheim Ducks for center Stephen Dixon.

July 1, 2007 – Signed goaltender Dany Sabourin (2006-07: Vancouver Canucks) to a two-year, $1.025 million contract.

July 2, 2007 -Signed winger Petr Sykora (2006-07: Edmonton Oilers) to a two-year contract and defenceman Darryl Sydor (2006-07: Dallas Stars) to a two-year, $5 million contract.

October 1 – Signed forward Adam Hall to a one-year, two-way contract.

February 26 – Acquired Hal Gill from the Toronto Maple Leafs for a second and fifth round draft pick in 2008.

– Acquired Marian Hossa and Pascal Dupuis from the Atlanta Thrasers in exchange for Colby Armstrong, Erik Christensen, Angelo Esposito and a first round draft pick in 2008.

 

May 31, 2007 – Sidney Crosby was named the team captain, the youngest in NHL history.

September 17 – National Hockey League announced the Buffalo Sabres and Pittsburgh Penguins will play on New Year’s Day in front of 73,000 fans at Ralph Wilson Stadium, the AMP NHL Winter Classic, the League’s first regular-season outdoor game in the United States. Tickets for the Winter Classic sold out in 30 minutes.

October 4 – Sergei Gonchar, Gary Roberts and Mark Recchi were named as Alternate Captains

October 5 – The Penguins, and the rest of the NHL, introduced a new uniform style.

October 19 – Petr Sykora scored his 250th NHL goal in a game against the Carolina Hurricanes.

October 22 – Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 36 shots from the New York Rangers for his 8th career shutout.

November 3 – Tyler Kennedy scored his first NHL goal in a game against the New York Islanders.

November 5 – Danny Sabourin recorded his first NHL shutout after stopping 20 shots from the New Jersey Devils.

December 21 – Gary Roberts’ assist on an Erik Christensen goal gave him his 900th assist in the NHL in a game against the New York Islanders.

December 23 – The Penguins defeated the Boston Bruins, 4-2, in front of the 31st consecutive sellout at the Mellon Arena – setting a new attendence record.

January 1 –  Sidney Crosby scored the walk-off winner in the shootout to push the Pens past the Buffalo Sabres, 2-1, in the Winter Classic in front of 71,217 fans at Ralph Wilson Stadium – a new attendance record for an NHL game.

January 3 – Evgeni Malkin scored his first career hat trick in a 6-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

January 14 – Malkin scored his second career hat trick in a 4-1 victory over the New York Rangers.

February 21 – Gonchar scored against the Montreal Candiens for his 600th NHL point.

February 26 – Connor James scored his first NHL goal – in a game against the New York Islanders.

March 12 – The Penguins established a single-season attendence record with the 35th consecutive sellout. Chris Minard scored his first NHL goal by beating Buffalo Sabre’s goalie Ryan Miller in a 7-3 Pittsburgh victory.

March 22 – Malkin scored two goals and had an assist to become the 12th Pens player to reach 100 points in one season.

April 2 – The Penguins defeated the Philadelphia Flyers, 4-2, to claim their first Atlantic Division Championship. The Pens record 41st sellout of the season to mark the first time in franchise history that the team sold out every game of the season.

April 9 –  Fleury stopped 26 shots from the Ottawa Senators to earn his first NHL playoff shutout as the Pens defeated the Sens, 4-0.

April 11 – The Penguins had 54 shots on goal against the Ottawa Senators to set a post-season record for most shots on goal in regulation.

May 11 – The Penguins set a franchise record with their seventh straight playoff win on home ice.

May 18 – The Penguins defeated the Philadelphia Flyers in the Eastern Conference final and advanced to the Stanley Cup final against the Detroit Red Wings.

June 4: The Detroit Red Wings defeated the Penguins, 3-2, in Game 6 of the final to win the Stanley Cup.
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Stanley Cup final:
Pittsburgh vs. Detroit Red Wings
Detroit won the series, 4-2

Eastern Conference final:
Penguins defeated the Philadelphia Flyers, 4-1

Second Round Playoffs:
Pittsburgh defeated the New York Rangers, 4-1

First Round Playoffs:
Pittsburgh defeated the Ottawa Senators in four games.
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2007-08 Pittsburgh Penguins

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# Player GP G A PTS PIM . GP G A PTS PIM
71 Evgeni Malkin 82 47 59 106 78   20 10 12 22 24
87 Sidney Crosby 53 24 48 72 39   20 6 21 27 12
17 Petr Sykora 81 28 35 63 41   20 6 3 9 16
55 Sergei Gonchar 78 12 53 65 66   20 1 13 14 8
12 Ryan Malone 77 27 24 51 103   20 6 10 16 25
19 Ryan Whitney 76 12 28 40 45   20 1 5 6 25
11 Jordan Staal 82 12 16 28 55   20 6 1 7 14
25 Maxime Talbot 63 12 14 26 53   17 3 6 9 36
20 Colby Armstrong* 54 9 15 24 50   - - - - -
16 Erik Christensen* 49 9 11 20 28   - - - - -
48 Tyler Kennedy 55 10 9 19 35   20 0 4 4 13
58 Kris Letang 63 6 11 17 23   16 0 2 2 12
37 Jarkko Ruutu 71 6 10 16 138   20 2 1 3 26
10 Gary Roberts 38 3 12 15 40   11 2 2 4 32
27 Georges Laraque 71 4 9 13 141   15 1 2 3 4
5 Darryl Sydor 74 1 12 13 26   4 0 0 0 2
38 Jeff Taffe 45 5 7 12 8   - - - - -
9 Pascal Dupuis* 16 2 10 12 8   20 2 5 7 18
44 Brooks Orpik 78 1 10 11 57   20 0 2 2 18
18 Marian Hossa* 12 3 7 9 6   20 12 14 26 12
8 Mark Recchi* 19 2 6 8 12   - - - - -
18 & 28 Adam Hall 46 2 4 6 24   17 3 1 4 8
4 Rob Scuderi 71 0 5 5 26   20 0 3 3 2
2 Hal Gill* 17 1 3 4 12   20 0 1 1 12
3 Mark Eaton - IR 36 0 3 3 4   - - - - -
39 Christopher Minard 15 1 1 2 10   - - - - -
67 Alex Goligoski 3 0 2 2 2   - - - - -
36 Connor James 13 1 0 1 2   - - - - -
33 Ryan Stone 6 0 1 1 5   - - - - -
32 Alain Nessradine 6 0 0 0 4   - - - - -
34 Jonathan Filewich 5 0 0 0 0   - - - - -
41 Nathan Smith 13 0 0 0 2   - - - - -
47 Tim Brent 1 0 0 0 0   - - - - -
24 Kris Beech* 5 0 0 0 2   - - - - -

2007-08 Pittsburgh Penguins Goaltending

# Goalie GP G A PTS PIM W L OT MIN GA GAA SO SA
35 Ty Conklin 33 - 1 1 4 18 8 5 1866 78 2.51 2 1013
29 Marc Andre Fleury 35 - 1 1 - 19 10 2 1858 72 2.33 4 909
  Marc Andre Fleury playoffs 20 - - - - 14 6 - 1251 41 1.97 3 610
                             
30 Danny Sabourin 24 - - - 2 10 9 1 1242 57 2.75 2 596

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LEADERSHIP

Primary Owner:
Mario Lemieux

General Manager:
Ray Shero

Head Coach:
Michael Therrien

Captain:
Sidney Crosby

 

AWARDS

Rookie of the Year:
Kris Letang

Player’s Player:
Ryan Malone

Most Valuable Player:
Evgeni Malkin

Booster Club:
Evgeni Malkin

Masterton Nominee:
Ty Conklin

Baz Bastien Good Guy:
Ryan Whitney

Edward J. Debartolo:
Georges Laraque

Bob Johnson Memorial:
No winner

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