Pittsburgh Hockey History Made on June 18th...
PLAYOFF MILESTONE WATCH
• 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.
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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
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
“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’s entry into the Mid Atlantic Hockey League, where the Rizzo brothers played with football star Johnny Unitas. READ MORE
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