On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History (October 28) / Penguins Trivia

By Stephanie Lewark
Dave Miller – US PRESSWIRE

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



  • the Penguins lost to the San Jose Sharks at the HP Pavilion by a score of 2-1 (the Sharks held Pittsburgh to just 11 shots, tying a franchise low and having just three in each of the first and third periods)


  • Sidney Crosby notched his first NHL hat trick scoring three goals against the Philadelphia Flyers Antero Niittymaki


  • the Penguins re-introduced one of their original logos of a skating Penguin and lost by the largest margin of defeat at home when the New Jersey Devils won by a score of 9-0; Devils forwards John Madden and Randy McKay tied records for most goals by a player against the Pens by scoring four each


  • Pittsburgh tied a team record for power play goals in an away game against the Calgary Flames by scoring five


  • Mario Lemieux scored his 33rd career hat trick against New Jersey Devils Martin Brodeur


  • Ron Francis scored his 1000th career NHL point against the Quebec Nordiques


  • the Penguins acquired George Ferguson and a first round choice in the 1983 Entry Draft from the Minnesota North Stars in exchange for Ron Meighan and Anders Hakansson


  • the Penguins traded Billy Dea to the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for Mike McMahon

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Who are the only three players who have played for the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Pittsburgh Phantoms (Roller Hockey International)?

Find out tomorrow!

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

#3 and #56

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