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On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History (December 4) / Penguins Trivia

Charles LeClaire – US PRESSWIRE

2012 NHL LOCKOUT DAY 79
6 pre-season games and 30 regular-season games (36 total games)
of the 2012-13 PITTSBURGH PENGUINS season LOST

2010
the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets in front of a crowd of 19,143 at the Nationwide Arena by a score of 7-2; defenseman Paul Martin scored the game-winning goal (GWG) – one of two goals he scored that game (making him the #2 star of the game) – while the #1 star of the game was Sidney Crosby who scored two goals to earn two points in the game (the #3 star of the game was also from Pittsburgh, Kris Letang)

2008
Petr Sykora scored his 100th NHL power play goal against the Carolina Hurricanes Mike Leighton (Sykora was made the #2 star of the game); the Penguins defeated the Hurricanes by a score of 5-2 in front of a crowd of 14,599 at the RBC Center; Sidney Crosby was the #1 star of the game while Dany Sabourin was named #3

2001
Johan Hedberg stopped all 27 shots from the Toronto Maple Leafs to earn his fourth shutout with Pittsburgh

1982
the Penguins earned their ninth scoreless tie in team history against the Philadelphia Flyers and Denis Herron recorded his fourth shutout

1977
Washington Capitals goalie, Jim Bedard, denied Penguins Blair Chapman on a penalty shot attempt

STICK-TAP TO PittsburghHockey.net
TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:

From which team did the Pittsburgh Penguins acquire in a trade the first overallpick in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, used to select goalie Marc-Andre Fleury?

Find out tomorrow!

ANSWER (to yesterday’s TRIVIA QUESTION – CLICK HERE to view it):

85 goals (1988-89 season)

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