Pittsburgh Hockey History, Penguins & More

Pittsburgh Hockey History, Penguins & More2019-11-12T22:18:39+00:00

FINAL/OT - Kaapo Kakko scored 2:24 into overtime ast the New York Rangers defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins, 3-2. Schultz (2) & McCann (6) scored for Pittsburgh.

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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 power plays without scoring a goal until Justin Schultz’ scored vs. NYR.
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The total number of man games lost due to injury or illness for the Pens in 2019-20.

Pittsburgh Hockey History Made on November 14th...

1942 - Pittsburgh Penguins' Bryan Watson was born.
1969 - Pittsburgh Penguins' Greg Andrusak was born.
1972 - Pittsburgh Penguins' Ed Patterson was born.
1976 - Penguins goalie Dunc Wilson stopped New York Rangers Bill Goldsworthy on a penalty shot.
1989 - Penguins Wendell Young recorded a shutout against the New York Rangers.
1998 - Tom Barrasso recorded his 18th shutout with the Pens after stopping 23 shots from the Florida Panthers.
2001 - Alex Kovalev scored a hat trick for the second consecutive game by beating New York Islanders' Garth Snow for three goals.
2018 - The Penguins extended General Manager Jim Rutherford's contract through the 2021-22 season. The Penguins sent winger Carl Hagelin to the Los Angeles Kings for left wing Tanner Pearson.
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 17 5 12 17 7 -- -- -- -- --
59 Jake Guentzel LW 18 8 6 14 2 -- -- -- -- --
58 Kris Letang D 15 4 8 12 4 -- -- -- -- --
19 Jared McCann C 16 6 5 11 0 -- -- -- -- --
12 Dominik Simon C 18 2 8 10 4 -- -- -- -- --
72 Patric Hornqvist RW 14 5 5 10 10 -- -- -- -- --
4 Justin Schultz D 18 2 6 8 0 -- -- -- -- --
17 Bryan Rust RW 7 5 2 7 0 -- -- -- -- --
71 Evgeni Malkin C 7 2 5 7 0 -- -- -- -- --
24 Dominik Kahun C 17 3 4 7 4 -- -- -- -- --
13 Brandon Tanev LW 18 3 4 7 4 -- -- -- -- --
28 Marcus Pettersson D 18 1 5 6 4 -- -- -- -- --
8 Brian Dumoulin D 14 1 5 6 8 -- -- -- -- --
37 Sam Lafferty C 11 3 3 6 4 -- -- -- -- --
53 Teddy Blueger C 18 2 3 5 17 -- -- -- -- --
46 Zach Aston-Reese C 18 3 2 5 10 -- -- -- -- --
6 John Marino D 16 1 3 4 8 -- -- -- -- --
18 Alex Galchenyuk C 9 0 3 3 0 -- -- -- -- --
3 Jack Johnson D 17 0 2 2 4 -- -- -- -- --
47 Adam Johnson C 7 1 1 2 2 -- -- -- -- --
36 Joseph Blandisi C 7 1 1 2 0 -- -- -- -- --
27 Nick Bjugstad C 9 1 0 1 8 -- -- -- -- --
50 Jusso Riikola D 7 0 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- --
44 Erik Gudbranson D 7 0 0 0 4 -- -- -- -- --
26 Andrew Agozzino LW 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2 Chad Ruhwedel D -- -- -- -- --
Goalie Stats
# NAME GP W L T OTL SOL Min GA SO GAA G A P PIM
30 Matt Murray 15 9 3 0 2 0 878 35 1 2.39 0 1 1 0
35 Tristan Jarry 4 1 3 0 -- 213 8 0 2.25 0

Recent Pittsburgh hockey history:

With 45 saves already, Mike Smith would set a mark for most saves in a shutout against the @penguins.

Ron Low and Jacques Plant combined for 42 saves for Toronto on 12/29/72

Markus Mattson made 40 saves for the North Stars on 1/12/83

#OTD in @Penguins history: 1969 - Detroit's Gordie Howe scored three goals on Al Smith to record his first - and only - hat trick against Pittsburgh.

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