2012 NHL LOCKOUT DAY 51
6 pre-season games and 23 regular-season games (29 total games)
of the 2012-13 PITTSBURGH PENGUINS season LOST
Pittsburgh plays its first game in the Kemper Sports Arena against the Kansas City Scouts; the Penguins headed into the game without a win and a record of 0-5-2 (they ultimately earned they’re first win of the season over the Scouts by a score of 5-3)
Penguins’ winger Lowell MacDonald scored a hat trick against the Minnesota North Stars
Also on these dates in Pittsburgh Penguins history …
1996 —Pittsburgh Penguins Jaromir Jagr recorded his third career hat trick with Pittsburgh by beating Ottawa Senators goalie Ron Tugnutt
1977 — the Penguins traded Syl Apps and Hartland Monahan to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for Gene Carr, Dave Schultz, and a fourth round choice in the 1978 Amateur Draft
1969 — Pittsburgh goalie Al Smith was unable to stop Detroit Red Wings Gordie Howe three separate times allowing Howe to notch his first and only hat trick against the Penguins
TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:
Which two goaltenders did the Pittsburgh Penguins select in the 1967 NHL Expansion Draft?
Find out tomorrow!
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