On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History (January 5) / Penguins Trivia

By Stephanie Lewark
Charles LeClaire – USA TODAY Sports

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

Pittsburgh Penguins trampled the Tampa Bay Lightning at the CONSOL Energy Center in front of a home crowd of 18,261 by a score of 8-1;

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 RangersMike 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 DevilsChris Terreri

Mario Lemieux scored his tenth hat trick against the Kings

Lowell MacDonald recorded his first hat trick

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Which former Penguins player fought and won an on-ice bought against Boston BruinsBobby 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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