On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History (May 18) / Penguins Trivia
- the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Philadelphia Flyers, 6-0, and won the Eastern Conference Championship in five games
- Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 21 shots for his third career playoff shutout
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
- Pittsburgh goalie Ken Wregget stopped 33 shots to shut out the Washington Capitals, 3-0, to win Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:
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 QUESTION – CLICK HERE to view it):
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