On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History (December 31) / Penguins Trivia

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2012 NHL LOCKOUT DAY 107
6 pre-season games and 42 regular-season games
(48 total games)
of the 2012-13 PITTSBURGH PENGUINS season LOST

2011
Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury failed to stop a penalty shot by New Jersey Devils Ilya Kovalchuk

1988
Mario Lemieux became the first player in NHL history to score a goal five different ways (even strength, power play, short-handed, penalty shot and empty net) in one game; it was also the first time in team history that a player scored five goals in one game as well as the first successful penalty shot on home ice for a Pittsburgh player

1985
Mario Lemieux earned his first hat trick scoring four goals total and Mike Bullard recorded his fourth hat trick against the St. Louis Blues

1977
Wayne Bianchin scored his first hat trick against the Cleveland Barons

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TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:

Which team did the Pittsburgh Penguins defeat in the 1991 Wales Conference Final?

Find out tomorrow!

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

Brent Johnson

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