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On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History / Penguins Trivia

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO PENGUIN CRAIG ADAMS!!
(he turns 35 today)

2001

From Wikipedia: Entering the series, Buffalo held the best penalty killing (PK) squad which killed 88%, and Pittsburgh entered the series with the fifth best powerplay (PP) squad, which scored on 20% of its opportunities. However, the Buffalo PK and the Pittsburgh PP would underachieve during the series: Pittsburgh only scored 4 times on 27 opportunities (14%), so, consequently, Buffalo’s PK percent dropped to 86. Buffalo also scored four power play goals, but on 33 chances (12%).

1997

  • Mario Lemieux played in what was thought to be his last NHL game. The Penguins lost to the Philadelphia Flyers, 6-3, and were eliminated the from the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals; Lemieux would come out of retirement three years later

1996

  • Dave Burrows, Edward J. DeBartolo and Elaine Heufelder were named to the Penguins Hall of Fame

1993

  • the Pens defeated the New Jersey Devils, 5-3, to win the Patrick Division Semifinals in five games

1975

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TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:

Against which team did Sidney Crosby have his first career playoff hat trick??

Find out tomorrow!

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

Kevin Stevens