On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History (January 1) / Penguins Trivia

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2012 NHL LOCKOUT DAY 108
6 pre-season games and 42 regular-season games
(48 total games)
of the 2012-13 PITTSBURGH PENGUINS season LOST

2011
the Pittsburgh Penguins played the Washington Capitals at Heinz Field in front of 68,111 hockey fans for the 2011 Winter Classic; the Capitals won by a score of 3-1

2010
Ryan Malone was selected to play for the US men’s hockey team for the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver

2009
Dustin Jeffrey scored his first NHL career goal against the Boston Bruins at the TD Banknorth Garden; the Penguins went on to lose the game to the Bruins by a score of 4-2

2008
the Penguins participated in the first NHL Winter Classic with the Buffalo Sabres in Ralph Wilson Stadium in front of a crowd of 71, 217 (which was a new attendance record for an NHL game); Sidney Crosby scored the game-winning shootout goal for a final score of 2-1

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TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:

Which one of the five Winter Classic games had the highest attendance record to date?

Find out tomorrow!

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

Boston Bruins

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