Pittsburgh Hockey History, Penguins & More

Pittsburgh Hockey History, Penguins & More2020-08-07T19:37:07-04:00

BUBBLE BURST - The Montreal Canadiens scored a late third period goal and an empty net goal to defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins, 2-0, and win the best-of-five series.

The number of playoff wins for the Penguins in the last 11 games.
Percentage of chance that the Penguins will win the draft lottery.
Total number of playoff games Evgeni Malkin has been held without a goal.
The total number of power-play goals scored by Pens, on 16 attempts.

Pittsburgh Hockey History Made on December 5th...

1963 - Penguins' player Dwight Mathiasen was born.
1978 - The Pens gave up 28 shots in one period to the New York Islanders, a team record for one period. Ross Lonsberry was stopped by Islanders' goaltender Chico Resch on a penalty shot.
1983 - The Penguins obtained Tom Roulston from Edmonton for Kevin McClelland and a sixth-round choice in the 1984 Entry Draft.
1984 - Mike Bullard scored four goals (his second NHL hat trick) against St. Louis' Mike Liut.
1989 - Pittsburgh Hornets' Pete Bessone died. Craig Patrick was named general manager and head coach for the Penguins, replacing Tony Esposito and Gene Ubriaco.
1991 - The Penguins experienced the largest margin of victory on the road, defeating the San Jose Sharks, 8-0. Kevin Stevens scored his sixth hat trick with the Pens and Tom Barrasso recorded his second shutout after stopping 39 shots. The game also marked the first time the Pens faced three different goalies in one game. (Jeff Hackett, Arturs Irbe and Brian Hayward).
2014 - The Penguins acquired forward Rob Klinkhammer and a conditional 2016 draft pick from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for defenseman Philip Samuelsson.
2015 - Pens goalie Marc-Andre Fleury stopped Los Angles Kings' Marian Gaborik on a penalty shot. Fleury 15 saves on 19 attempts for career.


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 4 1 2 3 2
87 Sidney Crosby C 4 2 1 3 0
59 Jake Guentzel LW 4 1 2 3 0
16 Jason Zucker LW 4 2 0 2 0
43 Conor Sheary LW 4 0 2 2 2
72 Patric Hornqvist RW 4 1 1 2 0
71 Evgeni Malkin C 4 0 1 1 6
19 Jared McCann C 3 0 1 1 2
53 Teddy Blueger C 4 1 0 1 0
46 Zach Aston-Reese C 4 0 1 1 2
13 Brandon Tanev LW 4 0 1 1 0
4 Justin Schultz D 4 0 1 1 0
6 John Marino D 4 0 1 1 2
12 Patrick Marleau C 4 0 0 0 0
58 Kris Letang D 4 0 0 0 0
28 Marcus Pettersson D 4 0 0 0 4
8 Brian Dumoulin D 4 0 0 0 4
3 Jack Johnson D 4 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
35 Tristan Jarry 1 0 1 -- -- -- 59 1 0 1.02 0 0

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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