- “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
- Pens winger Kevin Stevens scored four goals against Boston Bruin‘s Andy Moog, for his first post-season hat trick with Pittsburgh
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.
- 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
TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:
Which two former Pittsburgh Penguins players wore the #27 on their jerseys?
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