On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History (December 6) / Penguins Trivia

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2012 NHL LOCKOUT DAY 81
6 pre-season games and 30 regular-season games (36 total games)
of the 2012-13 PITTSBURGH PENGUINS season LOST

Pittsburgh Penguins defensman
MATT NISKANEN
turns 26 today

2008
the Pittsburgh Penguins lost to the Ottawa Senators by a score of 3-2 in front of a crowd of 19,561 in attendance at Scotiabank Place; the first period was uneventful without a goal or penalty and the only two goals scored for Pittsburgh came from Jordan Staal and Evgeni Malkin

2007
the Penguins beat the Calgary Flames in a shootout by a score of 3-2 at the Pengrowth Saddledome in front of a crowd of 19,289; neither team scored or committed a penalty in overtime and defenseman Kris Letang scored the game-winning shootout goal against Calgary’s Miikka Kiprusoff

1989
Washington Capitals Dale Hunter failed on a penalty shot attempt against Pittsburgh goalie Wendell Young

1988
both the Penguins and the Chicago Blackhawks scored two short-handed goals to establish a team record for Pittsburgh; Bob Errey and Dave Hannan scored them for the Penguins while Trent Yawney and Denis Savard scored them for the Blackhawks

1986
Pittsburgh’s John Chabot earned his first hat trick against the Minnesota North Stars; the Penguins defeated the North Stars by a score of 5-2

1980
Pittsburgh’s George Ferguson and Greg Malone scored the fastest two goals from the start of a game (0:29 seconds) against the Blackhawks; the Penguins won by a score of 6-4

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TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:

Against what team did Pittsburgh Penguins Evgeni Malkin record the first five-point game of his career?

Find out tomorrow!

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

Florida Panthers

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