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On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History / Penguins Trivia

2010

  • the Pittsburgh Penguins obtained forward Alexi Ponikarovsky from Toronto in exchange for Luca Caputi and Martin Skoula

1993

  • Mario Lemieux returned to the Penguins lineup in Philadelphia after being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease and missing the previous 23 games

1980

  • U.S. Olympian Mark Johnson made his Penguins’ debut against the New York Islanders
  • Robbie Holland stopped 24 shots from the New York Islanders for a shut out; the Penguins failed to score too (the eighth scoreless tie in team history)

1947

  • the St. Louis Flyers defeated the Pittsburgh Hornets, 8-4, to end the Hornets’ AHL-record 19-game unbeaten streak

Most information obtained from PittsburghHockey.net

TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:

Under which coach did the Pens sweep the Chicago Blackhawks and repeat as Stanley Cup Champions?

Find out tomorrow!

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

Wednesday’s game against the Dallas Stars was the fifth game that the Pittsburgh Penguins have played on February 29th (of leap year); the four others:

  • 2004 – Beat the Islanders, 3-2, in overtime
  • 1996 – Lost to Calgary, 7-3
  • 1992 – Defeated Buffalo, 5-2
  • 1976 – Lost to St. Louis, 5-3