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On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History (January 4) / Penguins Trivia

Charles LeClaire – USA TODAY Sports

2012 NHL LOCKOUT DAY 111
6 pre-season games and 42 regular-season games
(48 total games)
of the 2012-13 PITTSBURGH PENGUINS season LOST

Pittsburgh Penguins forward
Brian Strait
turns 24 on this date

2003
Pittsburgh Penguins beat the New York Islanders in overtime by a score of 3-2 at the Mellon Arena in front of 14,331 fans; Martin Straka scored the game-winning goal (GWG) 42 seconds into overtime

1997
Jaromir Jagr earned his 600th career point against the Tampa Bay Lightning

1986
the Penguins played the Russian Dynamo at the Civic Arena; the game ended in a 3-3 tie

1974
The Penguins traded Al McDonough to the Atlanta Flames for Chuck Arnason and Bob Paradise

1968
Les Binkley earned his first NHL shutout against the California Golden Seals; it was the first in team history

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TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:

Marc Boileau was the Penguins first French Canadian coach.  What was his nickname?

Find out tomorrow!

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

Boston Bruins Hannu Toivonen (assists from Mark Recchi and Ziggy Palffy)

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