On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History (May 12) / Penguins Trivia
- the Pittsburgh Penguins lost to the Montreal Canadiens, 5-2, in Game 7 in the Eastern Conference semifinals; it was the final game ever at the Mellon Arena and Jordan Staal scored the last goal for Pittsburgh
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.
- 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)
- 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
- 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
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 QUESTION – CLICK HERE to view it):
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