2012 NHL LOCKOUT DAY 71
6 pre-season games and 30 regular-season games (36 total games)
of the 2012-13 PITTSBURGH PENGUINS season LOST
the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Montreal Canadiens in overtime by a score of 4-3 at the Bell Centre in front of 21,273 in attendance; defenseman Kristopher Letang scored the game-winning goal (GWG) at 2:09 of overtime which made him the #1 star of the game
AS A SIDE NOTE ON LETANG: his girlfriend, Catherine LaFlamme, gave birth to the couple’s first child last week; a boy they named Alexander
Evgeni Malkin scored three goals against New York Islanders goalie, Joey MacDonald, to earn his third career hat trick; and
Penguins netminder, John Curry, notched his first NHL win against the Islanders by a score of 5-3 at the Nassau Coliseum in front of a crowd of 14,871
Jaromir Jagr earned his 900th career point and his fifth career hat trick against the Ottawa Senators
Pittsburgh goalie, Tom Barrasso, earned his 22nd shutout with the Penguins which was also his last SO (the final score being 5-0)
Penguins coach Bob Johnson passed away at the age 0f 60 at his home in Colorado Springs, Colorado after a battle with brain cancer
Rick Kehoe scored three goals against Vancouver Canucks goalie, Richard Brodeur, earning his fourth hat trick with Pittsburgh
the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Boston Bruins by a score of 2-1 for their first NHL game
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TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:
Which four Pittsburgh Penguins players were in the starting lineup for the Wales Conference at the 1992 NHL All-Star Game?
Find out tomorrow!
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