Pittsburgh Hockey History, Penguins & More

Pittsburgh Hockey History, Penguins & More2019-12-14T17:21:09+00:00

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The number of consecutive sellouts the Pens have had at PPG Paints Arena (CONSOL and Mellon).
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Number of consecutive games played, including playoffs, by Jake Guentzel, current Iron Man.
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The number of goals Evgeni Malkin needs to reach 400.
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The total number of man games lost due to injury or illness for the Pens in 2019-20.

Pittsburgh Hockey History Made on December 15th...

1929 - The Pittsburgh Pirates faced the Chicago Blackhawks for the grand opening of Chicago Stadium in front of 14,000. Pittsburgh lost, 3-1.
2005 - Michel Therrien was named head coach of the Penguins, replacing Eddie Olczyk. - Sidney Crosby was named an alternate captain.
2006 - Sidney Crosby scored four points (1g, 3a) against the New York Islanders to become only the third teenager in NHL history to score 10-or-more points over a two-game span. - Mark Recchi recorded his 800th career assist. - Ryan Malone scored his first career hat trick. Ryan's father, Greg, scored a hat trick for the Penguins on March 28, 1979. The Malones became the second father/son combination to score hat tricks for the same NHL team.
2008 - CONSOL Energy acquired the naming rights to the new Pittsburgh arena. CONSOL Energy Center will be the building's name for 21 years.
2014 - Pittsburgh's Bryan Rust and Brian Dumoulin both scored on Tampa Bay's Evgeni Nabokov for their first NHL goals. It was the fifth time in team history that two Penguins recorded first goal milestone in same game.
2019-20 Pittsburgh Penguins

2019-20 Pittsburgh Penguins

Skater Stats Regular Season Playoffs
# NAME POS GP G A P PIM GP G A P PIM
59 Jake Guentzel LW 32 17 16 33 14 -- -- -- -- --
71 Evgeni Malkin C 20 8 19 27 8 -- -- -- -- --
17 Bryan Rust RW 18 10 9 19 8 -- -- -- -- --
58 Kris Letang D 24 7 12 19 8 -- -- -- -- --
19 Jared McCann C 30 9 9 18 4 -- -- -- -- --
87 Sidney Crosby C 17 5 12 17 7 -- -- -- -- --
24 Dominik Kahun C 31 8 9 17 8 -- -- -- -- --
13 Brandon Tanev LW 32 6 10 16 6 -- -- -- -- --
12 Dominik Simon C 32 2 11 13 6 -- -- -- -- --
6 John Marino D 30 3 10 13 8 -- -- -- -- --
72 Patric Hornqvist RW 20 6 5 11 17 -- -- -- -- --
18 Alex Galchenyuk C 23 2 8 10 4 -- -- -- -- --
37 Sam Lafferty C 25 4 6 10 10 -- -- -- -- --
28 Marcus Pettersson D 32 1 8 9 10 -- -- -- -- --
53 Teddy Blueger C 32 3 5 8 17 -- -- -- -- --
4 Justin Schultz D 25 2 6 8 0 -- -- -- -- --
46 Zach Aston-Reese C 32 4 3 7 16 -- -- -- -- --
8 Brian Dumoulin D 23 1 6 7 8 -- -- -- -- --
3 Jack Johnson D 30 1 3 4 8 -- -- -- -- --
36 Joseph Blandisi C 12 1 2 3 2 -- -- -- -- --
2 Chad Ruhwedel D 9 1 1 2 10 -- -- -- -- --
47 Adam Johnson C 7 1 1 2 2 -- -- -- -- --
14 Stefan Noesen RW 5 1 0 1 0 -- -- -- -- --
27 Nick Bjugstad C 10 1 0 1 8 -- -- -- -- --
50 Jusso Riikola D 12 0 1 1 2 -- -- -- -- --
5 Zach Trotman D 5 0 0 0 4 -- -- -- -- --
44 Erik Gudbranson D 7 0 0 0 4 -- -- -- -- --
26 Andrew Agozzino LW 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
Goalie Stats
# NAME GP W L T OTL SOL Min GA SO GAA G A P PIM
30 Matt Murray 21 10 5 0 4 0 1222 58 1 2.85 0 1 1 0
35 Tristan Jarry 13 8 5 0 0 0 718 21 3 1.75 0 0 0 0

Recent Pittsburgh hockey history:

With 45 saves already, Mike Smith would set a mark for most saves in a shutout against the @penguins.

Ron Low and Jacques Plant combined for 42 saves for Toronto on 12/29/72

Markus Mattson made 40 saves for the North Stars on 1/12/83

#OTD in @Penguins history: 1969 - Detroit's Gordie Howe scored three goals on Al Smith to record his first - and only - hat trick against Pittsburgh.

PittsburghHockey.net, by the numbers:

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Number, in years, since Pittsburghhockey.net went online.
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Total number of online advertisements on this site.
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Listing, in “100 Things Penguins Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die.”
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Google ranking, out of 79,500,000 when “Pittsburgh hockey” is searched.

Other Pittsburgh hockey teams:

Pro hockey started here

Pittsburgh deserves some of the credit for being the birthplace of pro hockey. Harry Peel admitted that he was paid $35 a week to play in a local amateur league in 1901.     READ MORE

Yellow Jackets

Pittsburgh’s Yellow Jackets dominated the amateur ranks of North America and won championships in 1924 and 1925, then morphed into Pittsburgh’s first NHL team.     READ MORE

Pittsburgh Pirates (NHL)

Steel Town’s first entry in the National Hockey League. The franchise barely survived five years of sub-par hockey, but were doomed by the Great Depression.     READ MORE

Pittsburgh Shamrocks

The Shamrocks lasted only one year. A scrappy team, beset with money problems, ironically had their fate sealed when the 1936 St. Patrick’s Day flood crippled the city.     READ MORE

Pittsburgh Hornets

“The Wasps” gave the city 26 years of professional hockey excitement at Duquesne Gardens and Civic Arena, before giving way to the Penguins.     READ MORE

Pittsburgh Knights

Pittsburgh’s entry into the Mid Atlantic Hockey League, where the Rizzo brothers played with football star Johnny Unitas.     READ MORE

Pittsburgh Phantoms 

They played in the Roller Hockey International League in 1994 and featured Hall of Famers and the first woman to play professional hockey in Pittsburgh.     READ MORE

College & High School

Here’s where you’ll find links to all of the youth, high school and college teams that call Western Pennsylvania home. Don’t see your team listed? Let us know!     READ MORE