On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History (October 18) / Penguins Trivia

Geoff Burke – US PRESSWIRE

2012 NHL LOCKOUT DAY 33
6 pre-season games and 6 regular-season games (12 total games)
of the 2012-13 PITTSBURGH PENGUINS season LOST

A TOTAL OF 179 games
(97 pre-season games and 82 regular-season games)
of the 2012-13 NHL season LOST

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO FORMER PITTSBURGH PENGUINS
KJELL SAMUELSSON
(he turned 54 on this date)

2008

  • Evgeni Malkin had four assists pushing him over the 200-point milestone
  • native Pittsburgher Bill Thomas played his first pro game at the Mellon Arena

2006

2001

  • Johan Hedberg stopped 29 shots from the Ottawa Senators for his first NHL shutout

1986

  • Terry Ruskowski scored his first, and only, hat trick with the Penguins in an 8-4 win against the New Jersey Devils (the win set a new Penguins’ record for wins at the start of season)

1978

  • Pens obtained Rod Schutt from the Montreal Canadiens for a first round choice in the 1981 Entry Draft

1976

  • Penguins obtained Mike Corrigan from the Los Angeles Kings for a fifth round choice in the 1977 Amateur Draft

1967

  • Andy Bathgate scored the first hat trick in club history by scoring three times against the Minnesota North Stars

And on these dates in Pittsburgh Penguins History …

October 12, 1988

October 12, 1982

  • the Penguins Pat Boutette scored a hat trick against the Vancouver CanucksRichard Brodeura

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TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:

Which Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender was named to the 2002-03 NHL All-Rookie Team?

Find out tomorrow!

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

Scotty Bowman (on April 27, 1992 with a 5-2 win over the Washington Capitals in Game 5 of the Patrick Division semi-finals; he passed the mark of 190 set by Dick Irvin)

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