On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History (May 22) / Penguins Trivia

2001

  • 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.

1995

  • 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.

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TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:

Who were the only three rookies to score regular season goals for the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2009-10?

Find out tomorrow!

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

Gilles Meloche and Eddie Olczyk

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