Pittsburgh Penguins on Leap day

Pittsburgh Penguins on Leap day

Here’s the history of February 29 games for the Pittsburgh Penguins:

1976 – The Penguins played their first game on “leap day,” losing to the St. Louis Blues, 5-3.

1984 – Vancouver’s Patrik Sundstrom set a record for most assists from an opponent in one game, six, in a 9-5 win at the Civic Arena. Sundstrom also scored a goal. His seven points in one game against the Pens is also a record.

Darren Lowe became the first African American to play for the Penguins. >>>

1992 – The Penguins defeated the Buffalo Sabres, 5-2.1996 – The Pens lost to the Calgary Flames, 7-3.2004 – The Penguins beat the New York Islanders, 3-2, in overtime.

2012 – Pascal Dupuis scored the decisive goal in the shoot to defeat the Dallas Stars, 4-3.

Leap day record is 3-3.

About the Author:

James M. Kubus, editor of PittsburghHockey.net (in 1968 Pens' uniform)

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