- Pittsburgh Penguins obtained Randy Carlyle and George Ferguson from Toronto Maple Leafs for Dave Burrows
- Johnny Wilson took over as head coach of the Penguins
Wilson coached the Penguins for three seasons (1977-1980) leading them to two playoff appearances in that time. He was fired shortly afterword on May 8, 1980. He retired from coaching in 1981 after one additional season with the AHL’s Springfield Kings. He was the brother of former NHL player and coach Larry Wilson, and uncle of former NHL player and coach Ron Wilson.
- the Penguins declared bankruptcy and the doors of the Civic Arena padlocked by the IRS
TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:
Who scored the game-winning goal for the Pittsburgh Penguins in their 3-2 victory against the Detroit Red Wings in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final on May 28, 2008 at the Mellon Arena?
Find out tomorrow!
ANSWER (to yesterday’s TRIVIA QUESTION – CLICK HERE to view it):
Jaromir Jagr (1994-95 season)
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