- Craig Patrick was fired as general manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins after 15 years with the team; Patrick’s tenure with the club saw them win two Stanley Cup Championships and featured a record of 575-511-127-37 and a .573 winning percentage
From Wikipedia: Patrick was named “The Sporting News” Executive-of-the-Year in 1998 and 1999. He is the third generation of his family to have his name inscribed on the Stanley Cup and the third generation to be enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame (in the Builder Category).
Patrick spent two years as athletic director at the University of Denver (his alma mater) in 1988–1989. He was enshrined into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 1996. He was awarded the Lester Patrick Trophy, named for his grandfather, in the 1999–2000 season for his outstanding service to hockey in the United States.
In December 2011, the Columbus Blue Jackets hired Mr. Patrick as a Senior Advisor to Hockey Operations.
- Tom Barrasso earned his third career shutout in the playoffs by stopping 36 shots to beat the New Jersey Devils, 7-0; It set the record for the largest margin of victory on home ice in the playoffs
- Pittsburgh Hornets won their first AHL Championship by beating the Providence Reds in six games on a Ray Hannigan goal at the 6:08 mark of the second overtime (led by Coach King Clancy, it was Pittsburgh’s first Calder Cup in the 16-year history of the team; Andy Barbe and Tim Horton also scored for Pittsburgh); the Hornets had to wait a day to collect the Cup back in Pittsburgh
TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:
Which two Pittsburgh Penguins players scored goals in victories against the Detroit Red Wings in Games 4 and 6 of the 2009 Stanley Cup Final?
Find out tomorrow!
ANSWER (to yesterday’s TRIVIA QUESTION – CLICK HERE to view it):
1979 by the Boston Bruins