On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History

By Stephanie Lewark
On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History
Sports Flags and Pennants

Buffalo’s Drew Stafford beat Marc-Andre Fleury on a penalty shot (Fleury made three stops on five attempts)
Ty Conklin earned his first shutout with the Penguins, his third career shutout, by stopping all 26 shots from the Buffalo Sabres
Sidney Crosby collected three assists against Toronto (he tops the NHL with 118 points (37G, 81A) in 78 games in this year)
Sebastien Caron turned away 31 shots from the Chicago Blackhawks for his third shutout with Pittsburgh
Ron Francis scored his second hat trick with the Pens, against the New York Islanders
Wendell Young stopped New York Rangers’ Darren Turcotte on a penalty shot
Two penalty shots in one game: Mario Lemieux beat Quebec’s Mario Gosselin and Michel Goulet was stopped by Denis Herron (only one other game saw two penalty shots in the same game; on January 27, 2004, Tampa Bay’s John Grahame stopped Brian Holzinger and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped Dan Boyle)
Pittsburgh obtained Rick MacLeish from the Hartford Whalers for Russ Anderson
Information obtained from PittsburghHockey.net

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