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On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History (May 21) / Penguins Trivia

2009

  • “Cam Ward just lost his liquor license!”Evgeni Malkin scored three times on Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward for his first career playoff hat trick; it was Malkin’s fifth consecutive multiple-point game in a playoff year and tied a Pittsburgh Penguins team record held by Mario Lemieux, who did it in 1991 and 1992
  • Sidney Crosby scored his sixth game-opening goal of the playoffs to tie an NHL record

1992

This was the Eastern Conference Final; Boston went into the playoffs as the Eastern Conference’s second seed while Pittsburgh was #3. The Penguins eventually swept the Bruins and went on to play the Chicago Blackhawks to become the Stanley Cup Champions for the second consecutive season.

1970

  • Jack Riley, the Penguins general manager for the first three years of the organization’s existance, is promoted to president; and coach Red Kelly is promoted to general manager/coach

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TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:

Which two former Pittsburgh Penguins players wore the #27 on their jerseys?

Find out tomorrow!

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

Mike Bullard

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