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On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History (May 12) / Penguins Trivia

2010

The Penguins went into the playoffs as the defending Stanley Cup Champions and the #4 seed in the Eastern Conference.  Prior to playing the Canadiens in Round 2, Pittsburgh played the #5 seed, Ottawa Senators, beating them in six games with the final two going into overtime.

2001

  • Pittsburgh lost to the New Jersey Devils, 3-1, in the opening game of the Eastern Conference Finals (the Pens lost the series in five games)

1995

  • the Pens were defeated by the Washington Capitals, 6-2, in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, but eventually won the series in seven games

1993

  • the Penguins lost to the New York Islanders, 7-5, in Game 6 of the Patrick Division finals and would eventually lose the series two nights later

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TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:

Which Pittsburgh Penguins player was the team’s first 30-goal scorer?

Find out tomorrow!

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

Sidney Crosby and Marc-Andre Fleury

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