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On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History (May 18) / Penguins Trivia


Pittsburgh was the #2 seed going into the playoffs and Philadelphia was the #6 seed.  The Penguins went on to the next round to play the Detroit Red Wings in the Stanley Cup Final.  They would ultimately lose in six games.


  • the Penguins dropped Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals to the Florida Panthers, 5-1, and eventually lost the series in seven games


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What was Pittsburgh Penguins Evgeni Malkin‘s career-high point streak (how many games) making it the longest in NHL history by a Russian-born and trained player and which other Russian-born and trained player did he pass?

Find out tomorrow!

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

Ivan Hlinka (Czechoslovakia); and Chicago Blackhawks head coach, Alph Suhonen (Finland)

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