- the New Jersey Devils defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins, 4-2, to eliminate Pittsburgh from the Eastern Conference Final
- Pittsburgh’s last goal, scored by Martin Straka at 13:09 of the second; it was the 10,000th goal in franchise history
The Penguins came into the 2001 playoffs as the #6 seed while the Devils were the #1 seed and proved to be no match for Pittsburgh taking only five games to eliminate them just one round shy of competing for the Stanley Cup.
- the New Jersey Devils defeated the Pens, 4-2, in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals and eventually defeated Pittsburgh in five games
Going into the playoffs in 1995, the Penguins were the #3 seed while the Devils were #5. Prior to being matched-up with and eliminated by New Jersey, Pittsburgh defeated the #6 seed, Washington Capitals, in seven games.
TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:
Who were the only three rookies to score regular season goals for the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2009-10?
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