2009-10 Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)

2009-10 Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)


(47-28-7) 101 points – 2nd in Atlantic Division; 4th in Eastern Conference

TRANSACTIONS

Sept. 29 -Signed Martin Skoula to one-year contract

September 30 – Claimed forward Chris Borque off waivers from the Washington Capitals.

February 11 –  Traded Nate Guenin to St. Louis for Steve Wagner

March 1 – Obtained defenseman Jordan Leopold from Florida in exchange for a second round pick in the 2010 NHL Amateur Draft.

March 2 – Obtained forward Alexei Ponikarovsky from Toronto in exchange for Luca Caputi and Martin Skoula.

March 3 – Obtained a sixth round draft pick from Toronto for defenseman Chris Peluso.

October 2 – The Penguins faced the New York Rangers and hoisted the franchise’s third Stanley Cup Championship banner in what likely will be the final home opener in Mellon Arena history.

October 3 – Sidney Crosby’s goal and assist gave him 400 points for his career, the fifth fastest player to that mark.

October 7 – Brent Johnson got his first start in net, joining his father Bob as the fourth set of father and son tandem to play for the Pens.

October 11 – Matt Cooke scored his 100th goal of his career.

October 14 – Chris Kunitz’ shootout goal against Carolina’s Cam Ward gave the Penguins a fifth road win to start the season, establishing a new team record.

October 28 – Sidney Crosby recorded his third career hat trick in a 6-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens. Pittsburgh finished the month with 11 wins to establish a record for October.

November 3 – The Penguins defeated the Anaheim Ducks, 4-3, and earned their seventh win on the road from the start of the season becoming the fifth team in NHL history to reach that mark. Marc-Andre Fleury established a new record for consecutive road wins with his seventh in a row.

November 14 – Pascal Dupuis scored in overtime against the Boston Bruins for his 100th career goal.

November 28 – Sidney Crosby scored his fourth career hat trick as the Penguins defeated the New York Rangers, 8-3.

November 30 – Mike Rupp scored his first career hat trick as the Penguins defeated the New York Rangers, 5-2.

December 3 – Sidney Crosby scored the 150th goal for his career.

December 15 – Jordan Staal scored his tenth short-handed goal of his career and Jay McKee recorded his 100th career assist.

December 21 – New Jersey goaltender Martin Brodeur earned his 104th career shutout by making 35 saves to beat the Penguins, 4-0. Broder’s is now the NHL leader in shutouts, topping Terry Sawchuck’s record established in February 1970.

December 23 – Evgeni Malkin scored his fourth career hat trick in a game against the Ottawa Senators.

December 30 – Sidney Crosby and Marc-Andre Fleury named to the Canadian Olympic team.

January 2 – Marc-Andre Fleury stopped Tampa Bay’s Vincent Lacavalier on a penalty shot. Fleury moved to the top of the list for penalty shots faced, Fleury’s sixth penalty shot in his career and his fourth save.

January 19 – Pittsburgh’s Brent Johnson stopped New York Islanders’ Kyle Okposo on a penalty shot. Evgeni Malkin scored his fifth career hat trick.

January 21 – Nick Johnson notched his first NHL goal in his NHL debut. Pierre Larouche, Mario Lemieux, Alexsey Morozov and Luca Cuputi are the other Pens players to score in their first game.

February 1 – Mark Letestu scored on Buffalo’s Ryan Miller for his first NHL goal. Sidney Crosby scored his fifth career hat trick.

February 6 – Sidney Crosby notched his 300 assist in the NHL.

February 10 – Jordan Staal played in his 329th (including playoffs) consecutive game with Pittsburgh.

March 2 – Sergei Gonchar scored his 200th career goal.

March 5 – The Penguins recorded 55 shots against the New York Rangers to establish a new team record for shots in a road game.

March 18 – Marc-Andre Fleury made 17 saves against the Boston Bruins for his first shutout of the season and 16th in his career as the Pens won, 3-0.

March 20 – Carolina’s Jamie McBain scored with :00.9 remaining in overtime to defeat the Pens, 3-2. It was the latest overtime goal scored against Pittsburgh.

April 8 – Sidney Crosby recorded his 500th point in his career during a contest with the New York Islanders in the last regular season game at Mellon Arena.

April 11 – Sidney Crosby recorded his 50 and 51st goals a contest with the New York Islanders in the season finale. Crosby tied Steve Stamkos for the Rocket Richard Award.

May 2 – Jordan Staal was out of the lineup for the first time in 358 games. Staal held the record of consecutive games played, playoffs included.

May 4 – Marc-Andre Fleury made 18 stops for his fourth career shutout in the playoffs to defeat the Montreal Canadiens, 2-0.

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The Penguins watch as the 2008-09 Stanley Cup Championship banner is raised to the roof on the final opening night in Mellon Arena’s history, giving way to the CONSOL Energy Center.
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2009-10 Pittsburgh Penguins

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# Player GP G A PTS PIM . GP G A PTS PIM
87 Sidney Crosby 81 51 58 109 71   13 6 13 19 4
71 Evgeni Malkin 67 28 49 77 100   13 5 6 11 6
55 Sergei Gonchar 62 11 39 50 49   13 2 10 12 4
11 Jordan Staal 82 21 28 49 57   11 3 2 5 6
13 Bill Guerin 78 21 24 45 75   11 4 5 9 2
9 Pascal Dupuis 81 18 20 38 16   13 2 6 8 4
3 Alex Goligoski 69 8 29 37 22   13 2 7 9 2
14 Chris Kunitz 50 13 19 32 39   13 4 7 11 8
24 Matt Cooke 79 15 15 30 106   13 4 2 6 22
26 Ruslan Fedotenko 80 11 19 30 50   6 0 0 0 4
58 Kris Letang 73 3 24 27 51   13 5 2 7 6
48 Tyler Kennedy 64 13 12 25 31   10 0 0 0 2
44 Brooks Orpik 73 2 23 25 64   13 0 2 2 12
17 Mike Rupp 81 13 6 19 120   11 0 0 0 8
7 Mark Eaton 79 3 13 16 26   13 0 3 3 4
74 Jay McKee 62 1 9 10 54   5 0 0 0 2
27 Craig Adams 82 0 10 10 72   13 2 1 3 15
23 Alexei Ponikarovsky * 16 2 7 9 17   11 1 4 5 4
4 Jordan Leopold * 20 4 4 8 6   8 0 0 0 2
41 Martin Skoula * 33 3 5 8 6   - - - - -
25 Max Talbot 45 2 5 7 30   13 2 4 6 11
23 & 18 Chris Conner 8 2 1 3 0   1 0 0 0 0
28 Eric Godard 45 1 2 3 76   - - - - -
12 Chris Bourque* 20 0 3 3 10   - - - - -
6 Ben Lovejoy 12 0 3 3 2   - - - - -
39 Luca Caputi * 4 1 1 2 2   - - - - -
42 Nick Johnson 6 1 1 2 2   - - - - -
5 Deryk Engelland 9 0 2 2 17   - - - - -
38 Mark Letestu 10 1 0 1 2   4 0 1 1 0
2 Nate Guenin * 2 0 0 0 0   - - - - -
15 Dustin Jeffrey 1 0 0 0 0   - - - - -
22 Tim Wallace 1 0 0 0 0   - - - - -
56 Eric Tangradi 1 0 0 0 0   - - - - -

2009-10 Pittsburgh Penguins Goaltending

# Goalie GPI G A PTS PIM W L OT MIN GA GAA SO SA PCT
29 Marc-Andre Fleury 67 - 1 1 10 37 21 6 3798 168 2.65 1 1772 0.905
  Marc-Andre FleuryPlayoffs 13 - - - 2 7 6 - 798 37 2.78 1 339 0.891
1 Brent Johnson 23 - 1 1 - 10 6 1 1108 51 2.76 - 541 0.906
  Brent Johnson Playoffs 1 - - - - - - - 31 1 1.94 0 7 0.857
40 Alexander Pechurski 1 - - - - - - - 36 1 1.67 - 13 0.923
36 John Curry 1 - - - - - 1 - 24 5 12.5 - 14 0.643
49 Brad Thiessen (Playoffs) - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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LEADERSHIP

Primary Owner:
Mario Lemieux
(Lemieux Group LP) 

General Manager:
Ray Shero

Head Coach:
Dan Bylsma

Captain:
Sidney Crosby

 

AWARDS

Rookie of the Year:
No winner

Player’s Player:
Jordan Staal

Most Valuable Player:
Sidney Crosby

Booster Club:
Sidney Crosby

Masterton Nominee:
Bill Guerin

Baz Bastien Good Guy:
Sidney Crosby & Marc-Andre Fleury

Edward J. Debartolo:
Sidney Crosby

Defensive Player:
Brooks Orpik

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