On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History (December 3) / Penguins Trivia

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2012 NHL LOCKOUT DAY 78
6 pre-season games and 30 regular-season games (36 total games)
of the 2012-13 PITTSBURGH PENGUINS season LOST

2011
the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Carolina Hurricanes at the RBC Center in front of a crowd of 17,696 by a score of 3-2; the game-winning goal (GWG) was scored by Pascal Dupuis and the #1 star of the game was Craig Adams who scored a goal in the second period

2009
the Penguins defeated the Colorado Avalanche by a score of 4-1 in front of 16,968 fans at the Mellon Arena; Sidney Crosby was the #1 star of the game with 3 points (2G, 1A)

2007
Phoenix Coyotes forward and Pittsburgh native, Bill Thomas, played his first game on Mellon Arena ice in front of a home crowd of 16,979 people; the Penguins won by a score of 3-1 and the three stars of the game were all Pittsburgh players: (1) Max Talbot, (2) Kris Letang and (3) Tyler Kennedy

1990
the Penguins set a record for assists in an away game (17) and most points (25) in a game against the New York Rangers; the Pens won by a score of 9-4

Phil Bourque also scored his first, and only, NHL hat trick

1980
Rick Kehoe scored his fifth hat trick in a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs

1978
Pittsburgh goaltender Greg Millen earned his first shutout with the Penguins by stopping all 33 shots from the St. Louis Blues

1976
Aldege “Baz” Bastien was named the Penguins general manager; he was also the goalie for the Pittsburgh Hornets as well as their GM and coach)

1975
Jean Pronovost ended a 16-game point streak

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TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:

How many goals did Mario Lemieux score for the Pittsburgh Penguins in his most productive season?

Find out tomorrow!

ANSWER (to yesterday’s TRIVIA QUESTIONCLICK HERE to view it):

Ryan Malone

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