2012 NHL LOCKOUT DAY 73
6 pre-season games and 30 regular-season games (36 total games)
of the 2012-13 PITTSBURGH PENGUINS season LOST
Pittsburgh Penguins Goalie
turns 28 today
The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the New York Rangers by a score of 8-3 in front of a home crowd at the Mellon Arena of 17,122 fans and Sidney Crosby scored three goals on Rangers goalie Steve Valiquette, earning his fourth career hat trick and making him the #1 star of the game. The game-winning goal (GWG) was made by defenseman Mark Eaton towards the end of the second period. The three stars of the game were all Penguins players: (1) Crosby (3G, 2A), (2) Evgeni Malkin (1G, 1A), and (3) Brooks Orpik (2A)
Martin Straka earned his third career hat trick against the Montreal Canadiens‘ Jose Theodore. The Penguins defeated the Canadiens by a score of 4-3.
Markus Naslund scored his first career hat trick against Ottawa Senators goalie Mike Bales. Pittsburgh defeated Ottawa by a score of 7-2 at the Igloo in front of 16,162 fans in attendance.
The Penguins defeated the Quebec Nordiques on home ice by a score of 7-2. Greg Malone had six assists, making it the second time in team history that a Penguins’ player had six assists in one game.
Pittsburgh’s Gary McAdam recorded a hat trick against Michel Dion, who would later become a goalie for the Pens.
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TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:
Which Pittsburgh Penguins rookie scored three regular-season overtime goals in the 2003-04 season?
Find out tomorrow!
ANSWER (to yesterday’s TRIVIA QUESTION – CLICK HERE to view it):
Tom Barrasso (April 20, 1993)
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