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.

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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 Phil Kessel, current Iron Man.
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The number of points needed by Evgeni Malkin to tie Mario Lemieux for second on team’s all-time playoff points list with 172.
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The number of seconds the Penguins have had the lead in the series with the New York Islanders.

Pittsburgh Hockey History Made on June 18th...

1906 - Pittsburgh Hornets right wing Joe Lamb was born.
1952 - Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Denis Herron was born.
1966 - Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Doug Bodger was born.
1994 - The Pittsburgh Phantoms won a 10-9 shootout over the Atlanta Fire Ants before a crowd of 7,347 in their first game at the Civic Arena.

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.

2018-19 Pittsburgh Penguins

2018-19 Pittsburgh Penguins

Skater Stats Playoffs
# NAME POS GP G A P PIM
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
# NAME GP W L T OTL SOL Min GA SO GAA G A P PIM
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.

Update.

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

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