On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History / Penguins Trivia

By Stephanie Lewark


  • 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


  • 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)


  • 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


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


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


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

Information obtained from PittsburghHockey.net

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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