On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History (December 21) / Penguins Trivia

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2012 NHL LOCKOUT DAY 96
6 pre-season games and 42 regular-season games
(48 total games)
of the 2012-13 PITTSBURGH PENGUINS season LOST

2009
New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur stopped all 35 shots made by the Pittsburgh Penguins to earn his 104th career shutout (and the Devils defeated the Penguins by a score of 4-0); Brodeur became the NHL leader in shutouts and topped Terry Sawchuk‘s record he established as a member of the New York Rangers February 1, 1970 also against the Penguins

2005
Pittsburgh native, George Parros, played his first NHL game with the Los Angeles Kings

2002
Johan Hedberg stopped all 23 shots he faced from the Calgary Flames and earned his seventh career shutout

1999
Peter Skudra recorded his fourth shutout by stopping all 21 shots from the New York Islanders

1990
the Penguins traded Rob Brown to the Hartford Whalers for Scott Young

1988
Mario Lemieux notched his 15th career hat trick against Toronto Maple Leafs (and future Penguins goalie) Ken Wregget

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TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:

Which defenseman led the Pittsburgh Penguins in scoring with 52 points in the 2003-04 season?

Find out tomorrow!

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

Tony Esposito

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