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On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History (November 19) / Penguins Trivia

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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
Petr Sykora
turned 36 on this date

2011
the Pittsburgh Penguins were defeated by the Florida Panthers with 18,071 in attendance at the Bank Atlantic Center

2005
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

2003
Pittsburgh goalie, Sebastien Caron, could not stop Minnesota Wild‘s Marian Gaborik penalty shot attempt in the second period of the game

1997
Mario Lemieux had his number retired (for the first time) in a ceremony at the Civic Arena

1996
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

1991
The National Hockey League (NHL) confirmed that Howard Baldwin, Morris Belzberg, and Thomas Ruta were the new owners of the Penguins

1972
Al McDonough recorded his second hat trick with Pittsburgh against Atlanta Flames Phil Myre

1901
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 QUESTIONCLICK HERE to view it):

Mike Ramsey from the Buffalo Sabres

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