On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History (January 5) / Penguins Trivia
2012 NHL LOCKOUT DAY 112
6 pre-season games and 42 regular-season games
(48 total games)
of the 2012-13 PITTSBURGH PENGUINS season LOST
Evgeni Malkin scored a goal seven seconds into the game; it was one second short of the team record for fastest goal from a game’s start;
Chris Kunitz earned his first hat trick against Dwayne Roloson; and
Marc-Andre Fleury denied Steven Stamkos on a penalty shot attempt
Ty Conklin stopped all 35 shots from the Florida Panthers and recorded his second shutout; it was his sevenths consecutive win
Notre Dame University beat Robert Morris University by a score of 6-2 at the Mellon Arena in front of 3,420 fans for the first Pittsburgh College Hockey Showcase
Pittsburgh claimed Randy Robitaille off of waivers from the Los Angeles Kings; and
Alexei Kovalev recorded his seventh hat trick against the New York Rangers‘ Mike Richter
the Penguins organization officially retired jersey #21 in honor of Michel Briere
Tom Barrasso earned his 336th career win and claimed 10th place from Gump Worsley on the all-time wins list
Bob Errey scored a penalty shot against New Jersey Devils‘ Chris Terreri
Mario Lemieux scored his tenth hat trick against the Kings
Lowell MacDonald recorded his first hat trick
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TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:
Which former Penguins player fought and won an on-ice bought against Boston Bruins‘ Bobby Orr (giving Orr his first loss)?
Find out tomorrow!
ANSWER (to yesterday’s TRIVIA QUESTION – CLICK HERE to view it):
Popeye (nicknamed for his “fiery nature”)
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