On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History (June 3) / Penguins Trivia

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO FORMER PITTSBURGH PENGUIN
CHRIS THORBURN!!
(he turns 29 today)

2008

  • Pittsburgh Penguins Petr Sykora scored with 10:03 left into the third overtime to push the Penguins past the Detroit Red Wings to stave-off elimination in Game 5 of the final (Detroit lead the series, three games to two); game started on June 2

The Penguins went into the 2008 Stanley Cup playoffs as the number 2 seed in the Eastern Conference while the Red Wings were the number 1 seed in the Western Conference. Pittsburgh won against the Ottawa Senators (sweeping the Sens 4-0), New York Rangers (4-1), and the Philadelphia Flyers for a chance at the Stanley Cup against Detroit (a series which they ultimately lost with Detroit taking four games to Penguins two).

1981

  • Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Randy Carlyle was named to NHL First All-Star Team

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TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:

Which three former players scored their 500th career goals as a Pittsburgh Penguins?

Find out tomorrow!

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

Rick Kehoe

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