Pittsburgh Penguins first games against expansion teams

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Number of Pens wins in 19 games
Number of shutouts in first meeting with an expansion team
Number of hat tricks against expansion teams
Record number of ex-Pens in lineup. (twice) before 12/14/17
Number of road games against expansion team

This is the list of the first games played by the Pittsburgh Penguins against NHL expansion teams:

10/10/1970Buffalo SabresL2-1Wally Boyer scored the Pens' goal. Former Pens on Buffalo roster: Joe Daley, Doug Barrie, Jean-Guy Legace
10/25/1970at Vancouver CanucksT1-1Bryan Hextall scored the Pens' goal
10/17/1972at New York IslandersW5-0Denis Herron made 24 saves for his first NHL shutout
11/18/1972Atlanta FlamesW6-1Al McDonough scored a natural hat trick in a span of 13:16. Fomer Pens on Atlanta roster: Keith McCreary, Noel Price
11/5/1974at Kansas City ScoutsW5-3Ron Schock scored the game-winning goal. Ex-Pens player Robin Burns dressed for K.C.
11/16/1974Washington CaptialsW8-1Jean-Guy Legace with game-winning goal. Ex-Pens player Yvon Labre dressed for Caps.
10/10/1979Winnipeg JetsW4-2George Ferguson scored twice, including game-winner
10/13/1979Hartford WhalersT3-3Gordie Howe scored his first NHL goal in nine seasons. Ex-Pens player Blaine Stoughton played for Hartord.
11/28/1979Quebec NordiquesW7-2Gary McAdam scored his first NHL hat trick, Greg Malone had six assists
1/19/1980Edmonton OilersL5-2Wayne Gretzky's first game vs. Pittsburgh. Team record 257 combined penalty minutes assesed. Ex-Pens defenseman Colin Campbell played for Oilers.
12/5/1991at San Jose SharksW8-0Tom Barrasso 39-save shutout. Kevin Stevens sixth hat trick. Future Pens coach Mike Sullivan played for Sharks
10/27/1992at Ottawa SenatorsW7-2Ulf Samuelsson had two goals, one assist
11/1/1992at Tampa Bay LightningW5-4Pittsburgh native Bob Beers scored first NHL goal. Three former Pens on Tampa roster: Chris Kontos, Peter Taglianetti, Wendell Young
10/12/1993at Florida PanthersW2-1Future Pens asst. coach/GM Tom Fitzgerald played for FLA
11/7/1993at Anaheim DucksW5-4Jaromir Jagr with game-winning goal. Former Penguins winger Troy Loney captain of Ducks.
2/13/1999at Nashville PredatorsW3-2Kip Miller scored game-winning goal in OT. Former Penguins' Greg Johnson in Nashville lineup.
1/27/2000Atlanta ThrasersW4-1Robbie Brown with game-winning goal.
10/21/2000Columbus Blue JacketsW5-2Robert Lang with game-winning goal. Former Pens Tyler Wright and Ron Tugnutt on Columbus.
2/11/2001at Minnesota WildL4-2Robert Lang scored both Pittsburgh goals
.12/14/2017at Vegas Golden KnightsL2-1Marc-Andre Fleury, Deryk Engelland, James Neal & David Perron on Vegas roster