Pittsburgh Hockey History Made on December 5th...
2020 PLAYOFFS MILESTONE WATCH
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.
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.
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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
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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
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