On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History / Penguins Trivia

By Stephanie Lewark


  • the Pittsburgh Penguins registered 55 shots against the New York Rangers to establish a new franchise record for shots during an away game


  • Pittsburgh traded a conditional draft pick to the New York Islanders for Bill Guerin
  • claimed forward Craig Adams off waivers from the Chicago Blackhawks
  • acquired defenseman Andy Wozniewski from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for defenseman Danny Richmond


  • Pittsburgh’s Petr Sykora was stopped on a penalty shot by Tampa Bay’s Mike Smith and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 35 shots from the Lighntning to earn his tenth career shutout with the Pens


  • the Penguins completed a season sweep of the Flyers with a 4-3 overtime shootout victory at Mellon Arena; it gave the Penguins wins in all eight of their games with Philadelphia (it is first time Pittsburgh had beaten an opponent eight times in one season)


  • Mark Recchi earned his second hat trick with the Penguins after beating Carolina Hurricane’s Cam Ward for three goals


  • the Pens established the longest home winless streak at 16 games (12/31/03 – 3/4/04)


  • Pens defenseman Larry Murphy recorded his 700th career assist against the Boston Bruins


  • the Penguins got Ron Francis, Ulf Samuelsson and Grant Jennings from the Hartford Whalers in exchange for John Cullen, Zarley Zalapski and Jeff Parker


  • Rob Brown recorded his seventh hat trick with Pittsburgh against the Minnesota North Stars


  • the Penguins lost to the Buffalo Sabres by a score of 10-2 for the last of 18 losses on the road – the team’s longest road losing streak (12/23/82 – 3/4/83)


  • the Penguins set a franchise record with six consecutive victories from February 22nd to March 4th


  • Orest Kindrachuk recorded his first hat trick with the Penguins after scoring thee goals against Colorado Rockies’ Michel Plasse


  • the Penguins obtained Eddie Shack from the Buffalo Sabres for Rene Robert

Most information obtained from PittsburghHockey.net


Sidney Crosby scored his first NHL goal on October 8, 2005.  Who was the goaltender?

Find out tomorrow!

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

Marty McSorley and Jim Paek (February 16, 1994)

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