2011-12 Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)

2011-12 Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)

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51-25-6, Second in the Atlantic Division, Fourth in the Eastern Conference

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Number of consecutive games Pascal Dupuis has recorded a point.
(Longest in NHL this season)
Number of regular season wins for the franchise, all-time
Number of points for Evgeni Malkin, to lead NHL
Number of wins Marc-Andre Fleury needs to pass record held by Tom Barrasso (226)
Number of short-handed goals scored this season by Pittsburgh

 

TRANSACTIONS

June 9 – Craig Adams re-signed to two-year contract.

June 28 – Pascal Dupuis re-signed to two-year contract.

June 29 – Arron Asham re-signed to one-year contract.

July 1 – Tyler Kennedy re-signed to two-year contract and Steve Sullivan signed to one-year contract.

July 12 – Steve MacIntyre signed to one-year contract and Dustin Jeffrey re-signed to two-year contract.

July 26 – Jason Williams signed to one-year contract.

November 8 – Traded Mark Letestu to the Columbus Blue Jackets for a fourth-round pick in the 2012 Entry Draft.

February 1- Claimed forward Cal O’Reilly off of re-entry waivers from the Phoenix Coyotes.

MILESTONE WATCH

• Marc-Andre Fleury is one shutout away from leading the team in all-time  shutouts (23) and one win from replacing Barrasso (226) at the top of the list for team wins.

SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

October 6 - Evgeni Malkin scored the decisive goal in the shootout and Matt Cooke scored twice coming off his season-ending suspension. The powerplay went two-for-two and Kris Letang had two points in his 100th NHL game.

October 7 – Jordan Staal recorded his 200th point in the NHL with an assist on a goal against the Calgary Flames.

October 11 – Pascal Dupuis scored his 50th goal with Pittsburgh.

October 13 – Chris Kunitz’ assist against the Capitals was his 100th point with the team.

October 20- Arron Asham played in his 700th NHL game.

October 22 – Steve Sullivan played in his 900th career game. Jordan Staal scored twice to bring his career goal total to 100.

October 25 – Dan Bylsma coached his 200th game in the NHL and Marc-Andre Fleury made 33 saves against the New York Islanders for his 20th career shutout.

November 5 - Marc-Andre Fleury stopped the Los Angeles Kings’ Mike Richards on a penalty shot.  Fleury has made nine saves on 11 career penalty shots.

November 11 – Matt Cooke beat Dallas Stars Kari Lehtonen on a penalty shot.

November 15 –  Penguins forward James Neal became the first NHL player to score at least one goal in each of his team’s first eight home games when he scored against the Colorado Avalanche.

November 21 – Sidney Crosby had two goals and two assists in his first game back from a 320-day absence.  Marc-Andre Fleury made 29 saves for  his second shutout of the season and 21st of his career.

November 23 - The Penguins celebrated the team’s 25 millionth paying customer (including playoffs). Zbynek Michalek played in his 500th NHL game.

November 25 – Paul Martin played in his 500th NHL game.  A new high attendance mark was set at the CONSOL Energy Center as a standing-room-only  crowd of  18,610 saw the Pens and the Ottawa Senators.

Novemeber 29 – Evgeni Malkin moved to tenth on team’s all-time scoring list with a goal against the New York Rangers.

December 3 –  Brent Johnson defeated the Carolina Hurricanes in his 300th NHL game.

December 17 – Simon Despres scored his first NHL goal; Evgeni Malkin scored his seventh NHL hat trick; Marc-Andre-Fleury earned his 200th win; Brooks Orpik picked up his 100th point in the NHL ; Pascal Dupuis played in his 700th NHL game and notched his 300th point; Carl Sneep recorded his first point.

December 23 – Steve Sullivan recorded his 700th point in the NHL with an assist on Jordan Staal’s goal against Winnipeg.

December 27 – With a goal and assist, Jordan Staal was the number one star of the game – his 400th NHL appearance.

January 13 – Coach Dan Bylsma moved to second place on team’s all-time coaching wins list with 136. Eddie Johnston is first with 232 wins.

January 15 – Evgeni Malkin had five points and scored a natural hat trick in the third period, his eighth hat trick with the Pens. Malkin, with 51 points, finished the game one point behind Vancouver Canucks Henrik Sedin in the scoring race.

Jamuary 24 – James Neal scored his 100th NHL goal.

February 11 – Richard Park scored his 100th NHL goal.

February 18 – Matt Cook’s short-handed goal against the Flyers was the first three-on-five shorthanded goal since Mario Lemieux pulled the feat against the Los Angeles Kings on February 13, 1988.

February 21 – Marc-Andre Fleury made 27 saves for his 22nd shutout to  tie Tom Barrasso in all-time shutouts. Pittsburgh had goals from Evgeni Malkin and Steve Sullivan.   It was the first time the Penguins defeated the Rangers at the CONSOL Energy Center.

February 25 – In a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Evgeni Malkin had his second natural hat trick of the season, ninth in his career.

March 11 – Evgeni Malkin notched his 500 career point, in a game against  the Boston Bruins.

March 17 – The Pens defeated the New Jersey Devils, 5-2, for the 1,500th regular season victory.

March 20 – Evgeni Malkin’s first goal against Winnipeg was his his 200th goal and James Neal scored his first hat trick with the Pens.

March 25 – Marc-Andre Fleury established a new career high for wins in a season (41) after defeating the New Jersey Devils, 5-2.

March 27 – The New York Islanders won, 5-3, snapping Pittsburgh’s 10-game winning streak on home ice, third longest streak in team history.

March 29 – Evgeni Malkin scored his 47th goal of the year, which was his 100th point.  Malkin became the fourth Penguins player to record 100 points in three or more seasons. Lemieux (10), Jagr (4), Crosby (4).

March 30 – Sidney Crosby’s three assists against the Buffalo Sabres gave him 600 points in his 430-game career. Brooks Orpiks assist gave him 100 points in his career.

April 5 – The Penguins won their 50th game of the season as Marc-Andre Fleury won his 226th victory of his career to tie Tom Barrasso.

April 7 – Evgeni Malkin scored his 50th goal of the season and became the ninth Pittsburgh player in team history to hit the milestone.  Pascal Dupuis finished the season with a 17-consecutive game scoring streak, the longest in the NHL this season.

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2011-12 Pittsburgh Penguins

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# Player GP G A PTS PIM . GP G A PTS PIM
2 Matt Niskanen 75 4 17 21 47   4 1 2 3 6
4 Zbynek Michalek 62 2 11 13 24   6 0 1 1 0
5 Deryk Engelland 73 4 13 17 56   6 0 1 1 14
6 Ben Lovejoy 34 1 4 5 13   2 0 0 0 0
7 Paul Martin 73 2 25 27 18   3 1 0 1 0
9 Pascal Dupuis 82 25 34 59 34   6 2 4 6 0
10 Mark Letestu 11 0 1 1 2   - - - - -
11 Jordan Staal 62 25 25 50 34   6 6 3 9 2
12 Richard Park 54 7 7 14 12   2 0 1 1 2
14 Chris Kunitz 82 26 35 61 49   6 2 4 6 8
15 Dustin Jeffrey 26 4 2 6 2   - - - - -
16 Cal O'Reilly 6 0 1 1 0   - - - - -
18 James Neal 80 40 41 81 87   5 2 4 6 12
19 Jason Williams 8 1 1 2 4   - - - - -
24 Matt Cooke 82 19 19 38 44   6 0 4 4 16
25 Eric Tangradi 24 0 2 2 16   2 0 1 1 0
26 Steve Sullivan 79 17 31 48 20   6 2 4 6 4
27 Craig Adams 82 5 13 18 34   5 0 0 0 19
33 Steve MacIntyre 12 0 0 0 6   - - - - -
37 Brian Strait 9 0 1 1 4   3 0 0 0 0
38 Colin McDonald 5 0 0 0 0   - - - - -
41 Robert Bortuzzo 6 0 0 0 2   - - - - -
44 Brooks Orpik 73 2 16 18 61   6 0 0 0 4
45 Arron Asham 64 5 11 16 76   3 0 0 0 10
46 Joe Vitale 68 4 10 14 56   4 0 0 0 12
47 Simon Despres 18 1 3 4 10   3 0 0 0 2
48 Tyler Kennedy 60 11 22 33 29   6 3 3 6 2
54 Alexandre Picard 17 0 4 4 4   - - - - -
58 Kris Letang 51 10 32 42 34   6 1 4 5 21
59 Carl Sneep 1 0 1 1 0   - - - - -
71 Evgeni Malkin 75 50 59 109 70   6 3 5 8 6
87 Sidney Crosby 22 8 29 37 14   6 3 5 8 9

2011-12 Pittsburgh Penguins Goaltending

# Goalie GPI G A PTS PIM W L OT MIN GA GAA SO SA PCT
29 Marc-Andre Fleury 67 0 2 2 4 42 17 4 3,896 153 2.36 3 1,768 .913
  Fleury / Playoffs 6 0 1 1 0 2 4 0 337 20 4.63 0 157 .834
1 Brent Johnson 16 0 1 1 0 6 7 2 811 42 3.11 0 359 .883
  Johnson / Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 2 6.00 0 6 .667
39 Brad Thiessen 5 0 0 0 2 3 1 0 258 16 3.72 0 113 .858

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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:
not awarded

Player’s Player:
Brooks Orpik

Most Valuable Player:
Evgeni Malkin

Booster Club:
Evgeni Malkin

Masterton Nominee:
Matt Cooke

Baz Bastien Good Guy:
Marc-Andre Fleury & Pascal Dupuis

Edward J. Debartolo:
Evgeni Malkin

Defensive Player:
Brooks Orpik & Marc-Andre Fleury


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