On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History (October 26) / Penguins Trivia

By Stephanie Lewark
Brad Penner – US PRESSWIRE

6 pre-season games and 23 regular-season games (29 total games)
of the 2012-13 PITTSBURGH PENGUINS season LOST


  • NHL cancels 2012-13 season / games through November 30th



  • Mario Lemieux scored his 500th career goal, and his 32nd career hat trick, in a 7-5 win over the New York Islanders

And on these dates in Pittsburgh Penguins history …


  • 2001 – Penguins goalie Johan Hedberg stopped Dallas Stars Mike Modano on a penalty shot
  • 1996 – Pittsburgh goaltender Tom Barrasso surrendered a goal on a penalty shot from Calgary Flames Robert Reichel
  • 1987 – Mario Lemieux recorded his ninth career hat trick when he scored three goals against Buffalo Sabres Jacques Cloutier
  • 1972 – Pens goalkeeper Denis Herron made 23 saves and recorded his second shutout with Pittsburgh by blanking the Vancouver Canucks; AND Pittsburgh native and Gerry O’Flaherty played his first game against the Penguins

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Which four Pittsburgh Penguins players each scored 100 points in 1992-93?

Find out tomorrow!

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

Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Alexei Ponikarovsky, and Sergei Gonchar

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