Pittsburgh Hockey History, Penguins & More

Pittsburgh Hockey History, Penguins & More2020-03-10T21:27:38-04:00

FINAL - The Pittsburgh Penguins defeat the New Jersey Devils, 5-2. Rodrigues (6), Schultz (3), Malkin (24, 25) & Letang (15) 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 Marcus Pettersson, current Iron Man.
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The number of games, out of the next 11, that the Pens play a Metro Division opponent.
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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 April 5th...

1947 - A 5-1 win gave the Pittsburgh Hornets a 2-1 series lead in the Calder Cup Finals.
1951 - The Hornets defeated the Hershey, 5-1, and swept the Bears in three games to advance to the Calder Cup Finals.
1964 - In the first AHL playoff game at the Civic Arena, the Hornets lost to the Quebec Aces, 4-1, to fall behind three-games-to-none.
1967 - The Hornets opened the playoffs at home by beating the Hershey Bears, 4-2.
1977 - The Penguins lost to the Toronto Maple Leafs, 4-2, in the preliminary round of the playoffs.
1978 - Edward J. DeBartolo became the full owner of the Penguins, having purchased one-third of the franchise the year before.
1985 - Mario Lemieux scored his 100th point to become the only the third rookie in NHL history to accomplish this feat.
1995 - Syl Apps formally inducted into the Penguins Hall of Fame.
1997 - Hornets defenseman Warren "Rocky" Godfrey died.
2012 - Marc-Andre Fleury won his 226th game of his career to tie Tom Barrasso for all-time wins in goal. The 5-2 win over the Rangers was the 50th win of the season for Pittsburgh.
2014 - Minnesota's Ilya Bryzgalov stopped all 20 Pittsburgh shots for his 33rd career shutout, and second against the Penguins. The Wild scored four goals on 20 shots.
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
71 Evgeni Malkin C 55 24 49 73 58 -- -- -- -- --
17 Bryan Rust RW 55 27 29 56 30 -- -- -- -- --
87 Sidney Crosby C 41 16 31 47 15 -- -- -- -- --
58 Kris Letang D 61 15 29 44 38 -- -- -- -- --
59 Jake Guentzel LW 39 20 23 43 14 -- -- -- -- --
19 Jared McCann C 66 14 21 35 17 -- -- -- -- --
72 Patric Hornqvist RW 52 17 15 32 36 -- -- -- -- --
24 Dominik Kahun C 50 10 17 27 8 -- -- -- -- --
6 John Marino D 56 6 20 26 20 -- -- -- -- --
13 Brandon Tanev LW 68 11 14 25 16 -- -- -- -- --
53 Teddy Blueger C 69 9 13 22 25 -- -- -- -- --
12, 18 Dominik Simon C 64 7 15 22 12 -- -- -- -- --
28 Marcus Pettersson D 69 2 20 22 35 -- -- -- -- --
18 Alex Galchenyuk C 45 5 12 17 10 -- -- -- -- --
46 Zach Aston-Reese C 57 6 7 13 28 -- -- -- -- --
37 Sam Lafferty C 50 6 7 13 23 -- -- -- -- --
16 Jason Zucker LW 15 6 6 12 2 -- -- -- -- --
4 Justin Schultz D 46 3 9 12 6 -- -- -- -- --
3 Jack Johnson D 67 3 8 11 26 -- -- -- -- --
8 Brian Dumoulin D 28 1 7 8 10 -- -- -- -- --
50 Jusso Riikola D 36 1 6 7 6 -- -- -- -- --
2 Chad Ruhwedel D 41 2 4 6 12 -- -- -- -- --
36 Joseph Blandisi C 21 2 3 5 10 -- -- -- -- --
43 Conor Sheary LW 8 1 3 4 2 -- -- -- -- --
12 Patrick Marleau C 8 1 1 2 2 -- -- -- -- --
27 Nick Bjugstad C 13 1 1 2 8 -- -- -- -- --
26 Andrew Agozzino LW 17 0 2 2 4 -- -- -- -- --
47 Adam Johnson C 7 1 1 2 2 -- -- -- -- --
14 Stefan Noesen RW 6 1 0 1 0 -- -- -- -- --
57 Anthony Angello C 8 1 0 1 4 -- -- -- -- --
9 Evan Rodrigues C 7 1 0 1 4 -- -- -- -- --
5 Zach Trotman D 8 0 0 0 4 -- -- -- -- --
54 Thomas Di Pauli C 2 0 0 0 10 -- -- -- -- --
44 Erik Gudbranson D 7 0 0 0 4 -- -- -- -- --
Goalie Stats
# NAME GP W L T OTL SOL Min GA SO GAA G A P PIM
30 Matt Murray 38 40 11 0 5 0 2237 107 1 2.87 0 1 1 2
35 Tristan Jarry 33 20 12 0 1 0 1926 78 3 2.43 0 0 0 0
60 Emil Larmi -- 0

Recent Pittsburgh hockey history:

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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