On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History (September 17) / Penguins Trivia

By Stephanie Lewark
photo courtesy of Wikipedia / Falling Heavens


This was the first professional ice hockey game in the United States that the NHL held outside during the regular-season. The 2008 NHL Winter Classic would be the first of a continuing tradition for the NHL.  A temporary ice rink was built on the field (between the 16-yard lines) at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, New York.

An NHL attendance record was set with 71,217.  The Penguins ultimately won the Winter Classic by a score of 2-1 with a game-winning shootout goal being scored by Penguins superstar and captain, Sidney Crosby.

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Which three Pittsburgh Penguins defensemen scored goals in an 8-0 series-clinching victory against the Minnesota North Stars in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final on May 25, 1991 at the Met Center?

Find out tomorrow!

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

Denis Herron

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