On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History / Penguins Trivia

1999

  • Tom Barrasso stopped all 29 shots from the Florida Panthers to earn his 20th shutout with the Pens

1989

  • Mario Lemieux became the first Penguins player to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated – the headline: “As Great as Gretzky?” (it was the first of four times Lemieux was the cover story)
  • Rob Brown’s fourth hat trick came at the expense of Boston’s Andy Moog

1987

  • Penguins obtained Pat Riggin from the Boston Bruins for Roberto Romano
  • Mario Lemieux scored three goals on Boston’s Bill Ranford for his fifth hat trick

1979

  • the Penguins received Gary McAdam from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for Dave Schultz

1974

  • Marc Boileau replaced Ken Schinkel as head coach (compiling a record of 14-10-4)

Information obtained from PittsburghHockey.net

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