Pittsburgh Hockey History, Penguins & More

Pittsburgh Hockey History, Penguins & More2020-02-16T15:15:38-05:00

FINAL - The Pittsburgh Penguins defeat the Detroit Red Wings, 5-1. Lafferty (6) Hornqvist (13, 14), Letang (14) & Crosby (11) 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 points scored by Sidney Crosby after his return from the Injured Reserve list (6G+13A)
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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 February 17th...

1940 - The Pittsburgh Hornets and Indianapolis Capitals tied, 2-2, at the Duquesne Garden.
1949 - Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Jim Rutherford was born.
1966 - Penguins left wing Luc Robitaille was born.
1972 - Pens right wing Vladimir Vujtek was born.

Jim Rutherford stopped 23 shots from the Buffalo Sabres to earn his first shutout with the Pens, the only shutout of the season.
2007 - Pittsburgh-born player, Phoenix Coyotes John Zieler played his first NHL game.
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 44 18 40 58 40 -- -- -- -- --
17 Bryan Rust RW 43 22 23 45 24 -- -- -- -- --
59 Jake Guentzel LW 39 20 23 43 14 -- -- -- -- --
58 Kris Letang D 49 14 25 39 26 -- -- -- -- --
87 Sidney Crosby C 29 11 25 36 13 -- -- -- -- --
19 Jared McCann C 55 14 17 31 12 -- -- -- -- --
24 Dominik Kahun C 48 10 17 27 8 -- -- -- -- --
72 Patric Hornqvist RW 40 14 12 26 32 -- -- -- -- --
13 Brandon Tanev LW 57 11 14 25 12 -- -- -- -- --
6 John Marino D 51 5 20 25 20 -- -- -- -- --
12 Dominik Simon C 57 7 15 22 12 -- -- -- -- --
53 Teddy Blueger C 57 8 13 21 21 -- -- -- -- --
18 Alex Galchenyuk C 45 5 12 17 10 -- -- -- -- --
28 Marcus Pettersson D 57 1 16 17 29 -- -- -- -- --
46 Zach Aston-Reese C 57 6 7 13 28 -- -- -- -- --
37 Sam Lafferty C 42 6 6 12 17 -- -- -- -- --
3 Jack Johnson D 55 3 8 11 18 -- -- -- -- --
4 Justin Schultz D 34 2 6 8 0 -- -- -- -- --
8 Brian Dumoulin D 23 1 6 7 8 -- -- -- -- --
50 Jusso Riikola D 32 1 6 7 6 -- -- -- -- --
2 Chad Ruhwedel D 34 2 4 6 10 -- -- -- -- --
36 Joseph Blandisi C 21 2 3 5 10 -- -- -- -- --
16 Jason Zucker LW 3 2 1 3 0 -- -- -- -- --
26 Andrew Agozzino LW 13 0 2 2 4 -- -- -- -- --
47 Adam Johnson C 7 1 1 2 2 -- -- -- -- --
14 Stefan Noesen RW 6 1 0 1 0 -- -- -- -- --
27 Nick Bjugstad C 10 1 0 1 8 -- -- -- -- --
5 Zach Trotman D 5 0 0 0 4 -- -- -- -- --
54 Thomas Di Pauli C 2 0 0 0 10 -- -- -- -- --
57 Anthony Angello C 4 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
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 31 17 7 0 5 0 1825 84 1 2.76 0 1 1 2
35 Tristan Jarry 28 19 8 0 1 0 1628 58 3 2.14 0 0 0 0
60 Emil Larmi -- 0

Recent Pittsburgh hockey history:

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