On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History / Penguins Trivia

2009

  • Evgeni Malkin scored his 100th NHL goal

2007

  • Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 32 shots from the Florida Panthers for his fifth shutout

2002

  • Mario Lemieux appeared in his 807th game with the Penguins, passing Jaromir Jagr for first place on the team’s all-time games played list

2001

  • Penguins’ Martin Straka scored on a penalty shot against Atlanta’s Damian Rhodes

1998

  • Tom Barrasso set a record for saves in one game (51) in a 4-2 win vs. Detroit

1992

  • Craig Patrick was signed to a five-year contract as general manager and executive vice-
    president

1990

  • Tony Tanti scored his first hat trick with Pittsburgh, putting three past Philadelphia’s Ken Wregget

1980

  • the Penguins wore black and gold uniforms for the first time

1973

  • Pens’ Greg Polis won the team’s first MVP award at the NHL All-Star Game after scoring two goals (he was the first MVP to win a car)

1969

  • the Pens obtained George Swarbrick, Bryan Watson and Tracy Pratt from the Oakland Seals for Earl Ingarfield, Dick Mattiussi and Gene Ubriaco

Information obtained from PittsburghHockey.net

TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:

Which Pittsburgh Penguins player scored 54 goals and recorded 254 penalty minutes in 1991-92? Find out tomorrow!

ANSWER (to yesterday’s TRIVIA QUESTIONCLICK HERE to view it):

(1) Marian Hossa, 3 goals; (2) Sidney Crosby, 2; (3) Adam  Hall, 2

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