On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History (December 13) / Penguins Trivia

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2012 NHL LOCKOUT DAY 88
6 pre-season games and 36 regular-season games (42 total games)
of the 2012-13 PITTSBURGH PENGUINS season LOST

2011
the Pittsburgh Penguins were beat by the Detroit Red Wings by a score of 4-1 at the CONSOL Energy Center in front of 18,592 fans; Evgeni Malkin scored the only Penguins goal of the game in the first period, which was assisted by James Neal and Brooks Orpik

2008
the Penguins were defeated by the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wachovia Center in front of 19,811 in attendance by a score of 6-3

2006
Sidney Crosby took the lead among NHL scorers with a goal and five assists against the Flyers (and named first star of the game);

second star of the game, defenseman Sergei Gonchar, earned a career-best of five points (2 goals, 3 assists) and;

Ryan Malone, had the first four-point game of his career

the Penguins ultimately won the game by a score of 8-4 in front of a crowd of home fans at the Mellon Arena totaling 14,150

1996
Patrick Lalime earned his first NHL career shutout by stopping all 20 shots from the San Jose Sharks; Pittsburgh defeated the San Jose by a score of 4-0

1990
the Penguins traded Jim Kyte to the Calgary Flames for Jiri Hrdina

1980
Pittsburgh lost to Philadelphia by a score of 6-5, but Paul Gardner became the first Penguins’ player to score four goals in one game

1972
the Penguins defeated the New York Islanders by a score of 9-1 and Syl Apps scored three goals (and had three assists; six points) for his first hat trick

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TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:

Which three rookie goaltenders posted at least one victory for the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2003-04 season?

Find out tomorrow!

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

Sidney Crosby

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