Pittsburgh Hockey History, Penguins & More

Pittsburgh Hockey History, Penguins & More2019-04-16T22:10:03+00:00

FINAL - The New York Islanders defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins, 3-1, to sweep the Pens from the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The number of consecutive sellouts the Pens have had at PPG Paints Arena (CONSOL and Mellon).
Number of consecutive games played, including playoffs, by Phil Kessel, current Iron Man.
The number of points needed by Evgeni Malkin to tie Mario Lemieux for second on team’s all-time playoff points list with 172.
The number of seconds the Penguins have had the lead in the series with the New York Islanders.

Pittsburgh Hockey History Made on May 21st...

1881 - Jim Garner, a left wing with the Pittsburgh Pros in 1906-07, was born.
1936 - Pittsburgh Hornets center Alex Faulkner was born.
1940 - Pittsburgh Pirates center Mickey MacKay died.
1969 - Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Reid Simpson was born.
1970 - Jack Riley, the Penguins general manager for first three years, is promoted to president and coach Red Kelly is promoted to general manager/coach.
1971 - Penguins defenseman Pat Neaton was born.
1992 - Pens winger Kevin Stevens scored four goals against Boston's Andy Moog, for his first post-season hat trick with Pittsburgh.
2009 - Evgeni Malkin scored three times on Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward for his first career playoff hat trick. It was Malkin's fifth consecutive multiple-point game in a playoff year and tied a Penguins team record held by Mario Lemieux, who did it in 1991 and 1992. Sidney Crosby' scored his sixth game-opening goal of the playoffs to tie an NHL record.


• Sidney Crosby needs one power-play goal to tie Kevin Stevens for third place on the team’s all-time playoff power-play goals list with 20.

Crosby is one assist shy of tying Glenn Anderson and Al MacInnis for 10th place on the NHL’s all-time playoff assists list with 121.

Crosby two points from tying Doug Gilmour and Joe Sakic for eighth place on the NHL’s all-time playoff points list with 188.

• Jake Guentzel is one point shy of tying Sergei Gonchar for 12th place on the team’s all-time playoff points list with 44.

• Kris Letang is one assist from tying Kevin Stevens for sixth place on the team’s all-time playoff assists list with 60.

• Phil Kessel one assist from tying Sergei Gonchar for 10th place on the team’s all-time playoff assists list with 37.

2018-19 Pittsburgh Penguins

2018-19 Pittsburgh Penguins

Skater Stats Playoffs
71 Evgeni Malkin C 4 1 2 3 6
4 Justin Schultz D 4 1 2 3 0
81 Phil Kessel RW 4 1 1 2 2
87 Sidney Crosby C 4 0 1 1 2
59 Jake Guentzel C 4 1 0 1 0
12 Dominik Simon C 4 0 1 1 0
58 Kris Letang D 4 0 1 1 2
8 Brian Dumoulin D 4 0 1 1 0
10 Garrett Wilson LW 4 1 0 1 0
28 Marcus Pettersson D 4 0 1 1 4
19 Jared McCann C 3 0 1 1 0
44 Erik Gudbranson D 4 1 0 1 2
72 Patric Hornqvist RW 4 0 0 0 8
17 Bryan Rust RW 4 0 0 0 2
7 Matt Cullen C 4 0 0 0 0
3 Olli Maatta D 1 0 0 0 0
73 Jack Johnson D 3 0 0 0 6
46 Zach Aston-Reese C 4 0 0 0 0
53 Teddy Blueger C 1 0 0 0 0
27 Nick Bjugstad C 4 0 0 0 2
Goalie Stats
30 Matt Murray 4 0 4 -- -- -- 239 12 3.01 0 0 0 0

Recent Pittsburgh hockey history:

We’ll say again, This might be a good non-advanced metric for the #penguins to adjust:

Jake Guentzel passes Jordan Staal and Chris Kunitz for sole possession of seventh place on the #penguins all-time playoff goals list with 24.


This might be a good non-advanced metric for the @penguins to adjust:

PittsburghHockey.net, by the numbers:

Number, in years, since Pittsburghhockey.net went online.
Total number of online advertisements on this site.
Listing, in “100 Things Penguins Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die.”
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