On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History (May 31) / Penguins Trivia

By Stephanie Lewark


From May 30th “On This Date:”
The Penguins went into the 2009 playoffs as the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference with 99 points for the season. They won each series they played against the Philadelphia Flyers (4-2), Washington Capitals (4-3), and Carolina Hurricanes (4-0) to advance to the Final to play against the Red Wings who were the first seed in the Western Conference with 112 points.

Pittsburgh went on to win the Stanley Cup Final in seven games and Evgeni Malkin earned the Conn Smythe trophy as the playoff MVP.


  • Sidney Crosby was named team captain of the Penguins and became the youngest captain in NHL history


  • Mayor David L. Lawrence officiated at a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of demolition for the redevelopment of Pittsburgh’s Lower Hill District neighborhood to make way for the Civic Arena. 80 city blocks, or 100 acres, were cleared and 8,000 residents, or one-fifth of the Hill’s population at the time, were relocated to make way for the Civic Arena development project

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Mario Lemieux has scored the most career playoff points in Pittsburgh Penguins franchise history.  How many did he score?

Find out tomorrow!

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

Mario Lemieux

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