Pittsburgh Hockey History, Penguins & More

Pittsburgh Hockey History, Penguins & More2019-10-16T11:55:52+00:00

The Pittsburgh Penguins host the undefeated Colorado Avalanche tonight at PPG Paints Arena.

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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 consecutive games that Sidney Crosby and Kris Letang have recorded a point.
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The number of back-to-back games the Penguins will play this season.

Pittsburgh Hockey History Made on October 16th...

1899 - Pittsburgh Pirates player Sam Rothschild was born.
1955 - Penguins forward Wilf Paiement was born.
1968 - Toronto defenseman Jim Dorey racked up nine penalties for 48 minutes to set an NHL record as the Maple Leafs and Penguins skated to a 2-2 tie.
1972 - Penguins defenseman Darius Kasparaitis was born.
1999 - Peter Skudra stopped Chicago's Doug Gilmor on a penalty shot. Jaromir Jagr started a streak of recording a point on 15 consecutive goals, an NHL record, from Oct. 16 - Nov. 4 (7+8=15)
2001 - Toby Petersen scored his first career hat trick - against the Ottawa Senators' goalie Patrick Lalime.
2001 - Johan Hedberg stoped Ottawa's Marian Hossa on a penalty shot.
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
87 Sidney Crosby C 6 3 7 10 5 -- -- -- -- --
58 Kris Letang D 6 2 6 8 0 -- -- -- -- --
59 Jake Guentzel LW 6 4 2 6 0 -- -- -- -- --
37 Sam Lafferty C 3 3 2 5 2 -- -- -- -- --
46 Zach Aston-Reese C 6 2 2 4 2 -- -- -- -- --
72 Patric Hornqvist RW 6 3 1 4 4 -- -- -- -- --
4 Justin Schultz D 6 0 4 4 0 -- -- -- -- --
19 Jared McCann C 6 2 1 3 0 -- -- -- -- --
13 Brandon Tanev LW 6 0 3 3 0 -- -- -- -- --
28 Marcus Pettersson D 6 1 2 3 2 -- -- -- -- --
18 Alex Galchenyuk C 3 0 2 2 0 -- -- -- -- --
53 Teddy Blueger C 6 1 1 2 17 -- -- -- -- --
12 Dominik Simon C 6 1 1 2 2 -- -- -- -- --
8 Brian Dumoulin D 6 0 2 2 4 -- -- -- -- --
47 Adam Johnson C 2 1 1 2 2 -- -- -- -- --
36 Joseph Blandisi C 1 1 1 2 0 -- -- -- -- --
71 Evgeni Malkin C 2 1 0 1 0 -- -- -- -- --
24 Dominik Kahun C 6 0 1 1 2 -- -- -- -- --
3 Jack Johnson D 5 0 1 1 2 -- -- -- -- --
27 Nick Bjugstad C 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
44 Erik Gudbranson D 4 0 0 0 2 -- -- -- -- --
6 John Marino D 4 0 0 0 2 -- -- -- -- --
26 Andrew Agozzino LW 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
50 Jusso Riikola D -- -- -- -- --
2 Chad Ruhwedel D -- -- -- -- --
Goalie Stats
# NAME GP W L T OTL SOL Min GA SO GAA G A P PIM
30 Matt Murray 5 3 2 0 0 0 298 14 0 2.82 0 1 1 0
35 Tristan Jarry 1 1 0 0 -- 60 2 0 2.00 0

Recent Pittsburgh hockey history:

Kris Letang first defenseman in @Penguins history to record 500 points, ties Syl Apps for ninth place on the team’s all-time points list.

#OTD in Pittsburgh hockey history: 1930 - After 5 seasons, the Pittsburgh Pirates, the city's 1st NHL team, moved to Philadelphia to become the Quakers. Pittsburgh wore orange and black uniforms then and can lay claim to introducing that color scheme to the @NHL in Philadelphia.

Kris Letang ties Jean Pronovost for fifth place on the @penguins all-time games played list with 753.

Here are the top four:
Crosby 949 GP
Lemieux 915 GP
Malkin 854 GP
Jags 806 GP

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