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

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2012 NHL LOCKOUT DAY 63
6 pre-season games and 23 regular-season games (29 total games)
of the 2012-13 PITTSBURGH PENGUINS season LOST

2008
the Minnesota Wild beat the Pittsburgh Penguins in front of a crowd of 16,971 at the Mellon Arena in a shootout; Matt Cooke scored the only goal of the game for the Penguins in the first period of regulation making him the #2 star of the game (Minnesota’s Marek Židlický scored the only shootout goal against Pittsburgh’s Dany Sabourin making him the #1 star)

2006
the Penguins beat the New York Rangers by a score of 3-1 at the Mellon Arena in front of a crowd of 16,737; Mark Recchi was the #1 star of the game as he scored the game-winning goal (GWG) in the beginning of the third period

2002
the Montreal Canadiens beat Pittsburgh in overtime at the Bell Centre in front of a crowd of 21,273 by a score of 5-4 (Mario Lemieux was the #2 star of the game)

2000
Pittsburgh earned a 3-1 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers at the Mellon Arena with 14,817 in attendance; Penguins goalie, Garth Snow, was the #1 star of the game while Martin Straka was #2 having scored the game-winning goal (GWG) early in the third period)

1995
Penguins goalie, Ken Wregget, earned his third shutout with Pittsburgh stopping all 32 shots from the Washington Capitals

1993
Tom Barrasso recorded his 250th career win against the Capitals

1991
Mark Recchi and Kevin Stevens both score hat tricks against Quebec Nordiques; it was Recchi’s first and the fifth time in team history that two players had a hat trick in the same game

1980
the Penguins traded Paul Marshall and Kim Davis for Paul Gardner and Dave Burrows from the Toronto Maple Leafs

1972
Al McDonough scored his second hat trick against the Atlanta Flames

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TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION (courtesy of Keith and Karen Weber):

Who did the Pittsburgh Penguins trade Bob Errey for in 1993?

Find out tomorrow!

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

Erik Christensen

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