On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History / Penguins History

By Stephanie Lewark



From “On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History / Penguins Trivia (April 25): Pittsburgh swept (4-0) the Ottawa Senators in Round 1 prior to meeting the Rangers for this second round.  The Penguins were able to defeat the Rangers eliminating them in five games with the last going into overtime.  The game-winning goal was scored by Marian Hossa (his fourth of the series) and the Penguins moved on to the Conference Finals playing against the Philadelphia Flyers.  They ultimately got all the way to the Stanley Cup Final against the Detroit Red Wings where they lost in six games.  They would meet the Red Wings again in the Stanley Cup Final the following season and change the outcome this time around to become the 2009 Stanley Cup Champions.


  • Penguins goalie Ron Tugnutt stopped 28 shots from the Philadelphia Flyers to help the Penguins win, 2-0, in the opening game of the Eastern Conference Semifinals (the Flyers won the series in six games)


  • the Washington Capitals defeated the Penguins, 6-3, and won the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals in six games

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Which Pittsburgh Penguins player scored two goals in the final regular season game at Mellon Arena on April 8, 2010?

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

Washington Capitals

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