On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History (May 11) / Penguins Trivia
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO FORMER PENGUIN
(today is his 30th birthday!)
- the Pittsburgh Penguins set a franchise record with their seventh straight playoff win on home ice by beating the Philadelphia Flyers, 4-2, in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals
- the Penguins defeated the New York Rangers, 7-3, and won the Eastern Conference Semifinals in five games; Mario Lemieux registered his third career playoff hat trick and Jaromir Jagr scored his first hat trick
- Jaromir Jagr beat New York Rangers John Vanbiesbrouck on Pittsburgh’s first playoff penalty shot in team history
- the Penguins captured their first ever Prince of Wales Conference Championship by defeating the Boston Bruins in six games and earned the right to play in their first Stanley Cup Finals
TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:
Which two Pittsburgh Penguins players won gold medals with Canada at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver?
Find out tomorrow!
ANSWER (to yesterday’s TRIVIA QUESTION – CLICK HERE to view it):
April 8, 2010 against the New York Islanders (the Penguins won by a score of 7-3 in front of 17,123 fans)
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