On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History (October 18) / Penguins Trivia
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
(he turned 54 on this date)
- Pittsburgh Penguins Sidney Crosby scored his 100th NHL goal, earned his 200th assist and reached the 300 point career total in a 4-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs
- 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
- Evgeni Malkin scored his first NHL goal against New Jersey Devils Martin Brodeur
- Johan Hedberg stopped 29 shots from the Ottawa Senators for his first NHL shutout
- 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)
- Pens obtained Rod Schutt from the Montreal Canadiens for a first round choice in the 1981 Entry Draft
- Penguins obtained Mike Corrigan from the Los Angeles Kings for a fifth round choice in the 1977 Amateur Draft
- 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 Canucks‘ Richard Brodeura
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 QUESTION – CLICK 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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