On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History (December 17) / Penguins Trivia

By Stephanie Lewark
Charles LeClaire – US PRESSWIRE

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

the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Buffalo Sabres by a score of 8-3 at the CONSOL Energy Center in front of 18,584 fans and various Penguins players reached a handful of milestones throughout the game:

defenseman Simon Despres scored his first NHL goal;

Evgeni Malkin earned his seventh hat trick;

goalie Marc-Andre Fleury recorded his 200th win;

defenseman Brooks Orpik earned his 100th NHL point;

Pascal Dupuis earned his 300th point playing in his 700th game; and

Carl Sneep, recalled from Pittsburgh’s AHL affiliate Wilkes-Barre Scranton, earned his first NHL point

Pittsburgh scored eight goals in one period (a team record) against the San Jose Sharks and won the game by a score of 10-2

the Penguins traded Ville Siren and Steve Gotaas to the Minnesota North Stars in exchange for Gord Dineen and Scott Bjugstad

Syl Apps and Bob Kelly recorded their second hat tricks against the California Golden Seals (and future Penguins) goalie Gilles Meloche; it was the first time that Pittsburgh had two hat tricks in one game

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Which four Pittsburgh Penguins players won the gold medal with the Czech Republic at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan?

Find out tomorrow!

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

Jordan Leopold

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