2012 NHL LOCKOUT DAY 66
6 pre-season games and 23 regular-season games (29 total games)
of the 2012-13 PITTSBURGH PENGUINS season LOST
Sidney Crosby returned to the Pittsburgh Penguins lineup against the New York Islanders in front of a sell-out crowd (18,571) at the CONSOL Energy Center after suffering a concussion on New Year’s day at the 2011 Winter Classic and missing a total of 320 days; he amazingly racked up fours points (2G, 2A) making him the #1 star of the game; and
Marc-Andre Fleury stopped all 29 shots from the Islanders to earn his second shutout of the season and 21st of his NHL career with Pittsburgh; the Penguins ultimately beat the Islanders by a score of 5-0
Max Talbot was unsuccessful on his first career penalty shot attempt against Atlanta Thrashers‘ Johan Hedberg
Tom Barrasso earned his fourth career shutout with the Penguins after he stopped all 29 shots from the New Jersey Devils
Dunc Wilson earned his second shutout with the Penguins against the Chicago Blackhawks; he also stopped a penalty shot attempt by Alain Daigle
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TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:
Which Pittsburgh Penguins player scored at 9:56 of overtime for a 4-3 series-clinching victory against the Ottawa Senators in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at Scotiabank Place in April 2010?
Find out tomorrow!
ANSWER (to yesterday’s TRIVIA QUESTION – CLICK HERE to view it):
the Atlanta Thrashers’ Ondrej Pavelec – scoring twice on Pavelec and adding an empty-net goal in the third period
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