2008-09 Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)

2008-09 Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)

(45-28-9) 2nd in Atlantic Division; 4th in Eastern Conference,2009 Stanley Cup Champions

TRANSACTIONS

June 28 - Traded the rights to Ryan Malone and Gary Roberts to the Tampa Bay Lightning for conditional draft picks.

July 8 - Acquired the rights to defenseman Danny Richmond in exchange for the rights to Tim Brent, Signed TJ Kemp and Adam Henrich.

October 9 - Traded future considerations to the Phoenix Coyotes for Mike Zigomanis

November 16 - Traded defenseman Darryl Sydor to the Dallas Stars for defenseman Phillipe Boucher.

December 19 - Traded Jonathan Filewich to St. Louis Blues for a conditional sixth-round pick in 2010.

January 5 – Acquired a 2010 conditional seventh-round draft pick from Montreal for T.J. Kemp

January 17 -Acquired goaltender Mathieu Garon from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for goaltender Dany Sabourin, forward Ryan Stone and a fourth round draft pick in the 2011 Entry Draft

February 26 - Acquired left wing Chris Kunitz and winger Eric Tangradi from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for defenseman Ryan Whitney

March 4 – Traded a conditional draft pick to the New York Islanders for Bill Guerin.

– Acquired defenseman Andy Wozniewski from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for defenseman Danny Richmond.

– Claimed forward Craig Adams off waivers from the Chicago Blackhawks.

 

October 4 – Opened the season with a 4-3 overtime win against the Ottawa Senators in Bridgestone Premiere game played in Stockholm, Sweden.

October 5 – Alex Goligoski scored his first NHL goal.

October 11 – Marc-Andre Fleury set a career-high save mark, 47, in a 2-1 loss to the New Jersey Devils. The Pens replaced and updated championship banners at the Mellon Arena.

October 18 – Sidney Crosby scored his 100th NHL goal, earned his 200th assist and reached the 300 point career total in a 4-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Evgeni Malkin had four assists pushing him over the 200-point milestone. Native Pittsburgher Bill Thomas played his first pro game at the Mellon Arena.

November 11 – Jordan Staal scored his second NHL hat trick and set up the game winning goal in overtime.

November 15 – The Penguins wore blue and white at home for the first time in 28 years.

November 26 – Evgeni Malkin scored his third career hat trick and goaltender John Curry got his first win in the NHL.

November 29 – Sidney Crosby scored his second career hat trick in a 4-3 win over the New Jersey Devils.

December 4 – Petr Sykora scored his 100th NHL powerplay goal.

December 6 – Jordan Staal scored his 50th NHL goal in a game against the Ottawa Senators.

December 11 – Petr Sykora scored his first career hat trick, after going 38 games with two goals. Pascal Dupuis also scored his first NHL hat trick in a 9-1 win over the New York Islanders.

December 15: CONSOL Energy Inc. signed a 21-year naming rights agreement with the Pittsburgh Penguins and named the building Consol Energy Center. Luca Caputi scored his first NHL goal, on his first NHL shift.

December 26: Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 37 shots from the New Jersey Devils for his 12th career shutout.

December 30: Jordan Staal became the youngest player in NHL history to play in 200 games.

January 1 – Dustin Jeffrey scored his first NHL goal in a game against the Boston Bruins.

January 13 – Marc-Andre Fleury played in his 200th NHL game.

January 14 – Miroslav Satan scored his 350th NHL goal.

January 18 – Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 33 shots from the New York Rangers for his 13th career shutout.

January 30 – Evgeni Malkin scored his 100th NHL goal.

February 4 – Miroslav Satan played in his 1000th NHL game.

February 11 – Pittsburgh native Bill Thomas scored his first goal for the Pens. Jordan Staal’s assist on the goal was his 100th NHL point.

February 15 – The Penguins fired head coach Michel Therrien and replaced him with Dan Bylsma, from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

February 25 – Marc-Andre Fleury earned his 100th NHL win by beating the Dallas Stars, 4-1.

March 25 – Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 31 shots from the Calgary Flames to earn his 15th career shutout.

April 7 – Petr Sykora scored his 300th NHL goal.

April 11 – Evgeni Malkin won the NHL scoring race with 113 points.

May 4 – Sidney Crosby recorded his first hat trick of the post season.

May 21 – Evgeni Malkin scored three times on Carolina’s Cam Ward for his first career playoff hat trick.

May 23 – Evgeni Malkin’s two goals and one assist established a team record of sixth consecutive multiple-point game.
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2008-09 Pittsburgh Penguins

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# Player GP G A PTS PIM . GP G A PTS PIM
71 Evgeni Malkin 82 35 78 113 80   24 14 22 36 51
87 Sidney Crosby 77 33 70 103 76   24 15 16 31 14
11 Jordan Staal 82 22 27 49 37   24 4 5 9 8
17 Petr Sykora 76 25 21 46 36   7 0 1 1 0
26 Ruslan Fedotenko 65 15 22 37 44   24 7 7 14 4
81 Miroslav Satan 65 17 19 36 36   17 1 5 6 11
48 Tyler Kennedy 67 15 20 35 30   24 5 4 9 4
58 Kris Letang 74 10 23 33 24   23 4 9 13 26
24 Matt Cooke 76 13 18 31 101   24 1 6 7 22
9 Pascal Dupuis 71 12 16 28 30   16 0 0 0 8
25 Maxime Talbot 75 12 10 22 63   24 8 5 13 19
3 & 13 Alex Goligoski 45 6 14 20 16   2 0 1 1 0
55 Sergei Gonchar 25 6 13 19 26   22 3 11 14 12
44 Brooks Orpik 78 2 17 19 73   24 0 4 4 22
14 Chris Kunitz* 20 7 11 16 16   24 1 13 14 19
4 Rob Scuderi 81 1 15 16 18   24 1 4 5 6
19 Ryan Whitney* 28 2 11 13 16   - - - - -
13 Bill Guerin* 17 5 7 12 18   24 7 8 15 15
2 Hal Gill 62 2 8 10 53   24 0 2 2 6
7 Mark Eaton 68 4 5 9 36   24 4 3 7 10
43 Phillipe Boucher* 25 3 3 6 24   9 1 3 4 4
15 Mike Zigomanis* (IR) 22 2 4 6 27   - - - - -
28 Eric Godard 71 2 2 4 171   - - - - -
37 Bill Thomas 16 2 1 3 2   - - - - -
42 Dustin Jeffrey 14 1 2 3 0   - - - - -
32 & 14 Christopher Minard 20 1 2 3 4   - - - - -
5 Darryl Sydor 8 1 1 2 2   - - - - -
22 Jeff Taffe 8 0 2 2 2   - - - - -
63 Tim Wallace 16 0 2 2 7   - - - - -
61 Luca Caputi 5 1 0 1 4   - - - - -
67 & 16 Paul Bissonnette 15 0 1 1 22   - - - - -
27 Craig Adams* 9 0 1 1 0   24 3 2 5 16
20 Janne Pesonen 7 0 0 0 0   - - - - -
65 Ben Lovejoy 2 0 0 0 0   - - - - -
33 Ryan Stone 2 0 0 0 2   - - - - -
36 Connor James 1 0 0 0 0   - - - - -

2008-09 Pittsburgh Penguins Goaltending

# Goalie GPI G A PTS PIM W L OT MIN GA GAA SO SA PCT
29 Marc-Andre Fleury 62 - 1 1 8 35 18 7 3641 162 2.67 4 1850 0.913
  Marc-Andre Fleury playoffs 24 - - - 2 16 8 - 1447 62 2.61 - 686 0.908
                               
30 Dany Sabourin 19 - - - 2 6 8 2 989 47 2.85 0 463 0.898
1 John Curry 3 - - - - 2 1 0 150 6 2.4 0 69 0.913
32 Mathieu Garon* 4 - - - - 2 1 - 206 10 2.91 0 94 0.894
    1 - - - - 0 0 - 24 0 0 0 8 1

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LEADERSHIP

Primary Owner:
Mario Lemieux
(Lemieux Group LP) 

General Manager:
Ray Shero

Head Coach:
Michel Therrien & Dan Byslma

Captain:
Sidney Crosby

AWARDS

Rookie of the Year:
No winner

Player’s Player:
Eric Godard

Most Valuable Player:
Evgeni Malkin

Booster Club:
Evgeni Malkin

Masterton Nominee:
Mark Eaton

Baz Bastien Good Guy:
Sidney Crosby & Brooks Orpik

Edward J. Debartolo:
Eric Godard

Defensive Player:
Jordan Staal

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