2012 NHL LOCKOUT DAY 64
6 pre-season games and 23 regular-season games (29 total games)
of the 2012-13 PITTSBURGH PENGUINS season LOST
Former Pittsburgh Penguin
turned 36 on this date
the Penguins faced the Philadelphia Flyers on home ice at the Mellon Arena and it marked two very significant milestones: the third goal of the game, scored by Erik Christensen, was the 10,000th regular season goal in team history; and the game also marked the first time that two Pittsburgh natives (Ryan Malone and R.J. Umberger) faced each other at the Igloo; the Flyers won by a score of 6-3
Pittsburgh goalie, Sebastien Caron, could not stop Minnesota Wild‘s Marian Gaborik penalty shot attempt in the second period of the game
Mario Lemieux had his number retired (for the first time) in a ceremony at the Civic Arena
Pittsburgh traded Chris Wells to Florida for Stu Barnes and Jason Woolley; and Shawn Antoski and Dmitri Mironov to the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim for Alex Hicks and Fredrik Olausson
The National Hockey League (NHL) confirmed that Howard Baldwin, Morris Belzberg, and Thomas Ruta were the new owners of the Penguins
Al McDonough recorded his second hat trick with Pittsburgh against Atlanta Flames Phil Myre
4,000 people attended the opening night skate at Duquesne Garden
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TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:
What was Mario Lemieux’s highest single-season goal total for the Pittsburgh Penguins?
Find out tomorrow!
ANSWER (to yesterday’s TRIVIA QUESTION – CLICK HERE to view it):
Mike Ramsey from the Buffalo Sabres
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