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On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History (December 19) / Penguins Trivia

Kevin Hoffman – US PRESSWIRE

2012 NHL LOCKOUT DAY 94
6 pre-season games and 36 regular-season games (42 total games)
of the 2012-13 PITTSBURGH PENGUINS season LOST

2009
the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Buffalo Sabres by a score of 2-1 in a shootout in front of a crowd of 18,690 at HSBC Arena; Marc-Andre Fleury (#1 star of the game) stopped 31 of 32 shots from the Sabres and defenseman Kris Letang (#3 star of the game) won it for the Penguins with the game-winning, shootout goal

2006
Sidney Crosby earned his 100th NHL assist against the St. Louis Blues

The Penguins acquired defenseman Wade Brookbank from the Boston Bruins for future considerations

1998
Tom Barrasso earned his 19th career shutout by stopping all 24 shots from the Washington Capitals

1996
Mario Lemieux recorded his 38th hat trick against Blues goalie, Jon Casey; and

Ken Wregget recorded his sixth shutout by stopping all 25 shots from St. Louis

1979
Pittsburgh’ s Greg Millen earned his third NHL shutout by stopping all 29 shots he faced against the Chicago Blackhawks

1970
The Penguins Glen Sather scored his first hat trick against the Detroit Red Wings

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TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:

Which Hall of Fame goaltender was general manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins from April 14, 1988 through December 5, 1989?

Find out tomorrow!

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

Jan Hrdina, Jaromir Jagr, Robert Lang, and Martin Straka

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