On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History (May 28) / Penguins Trivia
- Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Tom Barrasso stopped 28 shots from the Florida Panthers in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals, for his fifth post-season shutout with Pittsburgh
- the Pens lost to the New Jersey Devils, 4-1, and were eliminated from the Eastern Conference Semifinals
- Scotty Bowman stepped down as head coach of the Penguins; Bowman’s record was 95-53-16, with a .628 winning percentage and finished the 91-92 season as interim coach to replace Bob Johnson (Bowman was the only coach to lead the team to the President’s Trophy, 1992-93)
Bowman coached the Penguins to another Stanley Cup in the 1991-92 season. The season prior to Bowman stepping down as head coach, Pittsburgh had their first 100-point season under him (119 points which is still a franchise record), finished with the league’s best record, and set an NHL record for the most consecutive wins in the regular season with 17 (all in the 1992-93 season).
He played hockey, but didn’t play past juniors after a slash from Jean-Guy Talbot resulted in a skull fracture that ended his hockey-playing career and he pursued a coaching career instead. Bowman has a few family members who have also made hockey into a career: brother, Jack, was a longtime scout for the Buffalo Sabres; his nephew, Steve, is a scout for the Washington Capitals; and his son, Stan, is the general manager of the Chicago Blackhawks.
TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:
Which Pittsburgh Penguins player scored the very first penalty-shot goal in franchise history?
Find out tomorrow!
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