On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History / Penguins Trivia

2006

  • Mark Recchi became the 38th player in NHL history to score 500 goals
  • Pittsburgh acquired defenseman Cory Cross and forward Jani Rita from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for defenseman Dick Tarnstrom

1997

  • Mario Lemieux scored four goals in one period against the Montreal Canadiens, tying the NHL record for most goals in a period (Lemieux was the 11th player to score four goals in one period)

1993

  • Larry Murphy became the ninth defensemen in NHL history to record 800 points, recording his 800th against the Washington Capitals; Kevin Stevens scored his ninth hat trick with the Pens and Jaromir Jagr was stopped by Don Beaupre on a penalty shot

1991

  • Mario Lemieux returned to the Penguins lineup at Quebec after missing 50 games with a back injury

1984

  • the Penguins obtained Kevin McCarthy from the Vancouver Canucks for a third round choice in the 1984 NHL Amateur Draft

1971

  • the Pens obtained Syl Apps and Sheldon Kannegiesser from the New York Rangers for Glen Sather

Information obtained from PittsburghHockey.net

TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:
How many goals did Mario Lemieux score for the Pittsburgh Penguins in his rookie season (1984-85)? Learn the answer tomorrow!

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