- the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Washington Capitals, 7-1, to force a Game 7 in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals; the game marked the second in time in team history the Pens faced three goaltenders in one game (Jim Carey, Olaf Kolzig, and Byron Dafoe) – the first time the Pens faced three goalies was December 5, 1991 at San Jose
- Pittsburgh caught a glimpse of the hockey future when Karen Antkiewicz, the United Fund’s Miss Torch, modeled the Penguins’ sweater for the first time
Pittsburgh was among the cities that was granted an expansion team by the NHL for the 1967-68 season on February 9, 1966. Since the home of the new Pittsburgh hockey team was the Civic Arena and had already been nicknamed “the Igloo,” it was decided that the team would be named the “Penguins” and the logo would feature a Penguins on top of a triangle which symbolized Pittsburgh’s downtown “Golden Triangle.”
TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:
Which Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender began his career in 1996-97 with an NHL rookie-record 16-game unbeaten streak?
Find out tomorrow!
ANSWER (to yesterday’s TRIVIA QUESTION – CLICK HERE to view it):
Paul Baxter (409 PIM in one season)
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