Pittsburgh Hockey History, Penguins & More

Pittsburgh Hockey History, Penguins & More2020-08-05T23:06:18-04:00

FINAL - The Montreal Canadiens defeat the Penguins, 4-3, in Game 3 and take a 2-to-1 lead in the Qualifying Round series.

The number of Stanley Cup rings earned by current Penguins team.
Number of consecutive games played, including playoffs, by Marcus Pettersson, current Iron Man.
Total number of playoff games played by the Penguins, tops in the NHL.
The total number of power-play goals scored by Pens, on 15 attempts.

Pittsburgh Hockey History Made on August 6th...

1928 - Pittsburgh Hornets center John McLellan was born.
1984 - Penguins winger Tim Wallace was born.
1993 - Pittsburgh Hornets center Bill Thompson died.
2002 - The Penguins claimed defenseman Dick Tarnstrom off waivers from the New York Islanders.


Sidney Crosby
One power-play goal from tying Kevin Stevens for third place on the team’s all-time playoff power-play goals list with 20.
One assist shy of passing Glenn Anderson and Al MacInnis for 10 place on the NHL’s all-time playoff assists list with 121.
One point from tying Brett Hull for seventh place on the NHL’s all-time playoff points list with 190.
Eight goals shy of tying Mario Lemieux for first place on team’s all-time playoff goals list with 76.

Evgeni Malkin
Two goals from tying Jaromir Jagr for third place on the team’s all-time playoff goals list with 65.
Two power-play goals from tying Mario Lemieux’s franchise playoff record of 29.
Two game-winning goals shy of tying Jaromir Jagr’s franchise playoff record of 14.
Two assists from tying Denis Potvin for 20th place on the NHL’s all-time playoff assists list with 108.
Three points from tying Lemieux on the all-time points list with 172.

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

Jake Guentzel one point shy of passing Martin Straka for 11th place on the team’s all-time playoff points list with 47.

Matt Murray is one shutout away from passing Tom Barrasso for 2nd place on the team’s all-time playoff shutout list with seven.

Patrick Marleau one goal from tying Dino Ciccarelli for 13th place on the NHL’s all-time playoff goal list with 73.

Head Coach Mike Sullivan is four wins from tying Dan Bylsma with 43.

2019-20 Pittsburgh Penguins

2019-20 Pittsburgh Penguins

Skater Stats Playoffs
17 Bryan Rust RW 3 1 2 3 2
16 Jason Zucker LW 3 2 0 3 0
87 Sidney Crosby C 3 2 1 3 0
59 Jake Guentzel LW 3 1 2 3 0
43 Conor Sheary LW 3 0 2 2 2
72 Patric Hornqvist RW 3 1 1 2 0
71 Evgeni Malkin C 3 0 1 1 4
19 Jared McCann C 2 0 1 1 2
53 Teddy Blueger C 3 1 0 1 0
46 Zach Aston-Reese C 3 0 1 1 2
13 Brandon Tanev LW 3 0 1 1 0
4 Justin Schultz D 3 0 1 1 0
6 John Marino D 3 0 1 1 2
12 Patrick Marleau C 3 0 0 0 0
58 Kris Letang D 3 0 0 0 0
28 Marcus Pettersson D 3 0 0 0 4
8 Brian Dumoulin D 3 0 0 0 2
3 Jack Johnson D 3 0 0 0 0
37 Sam Lafferty C 1 0 0 0 0
Goalie Stats
30 Matt Murray 3 1 2 -- -- -- 192 8 0 2.50 0 0

Recent Pittsburgh hockey history:

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