The Pittsburgh Penguins were shutout by the Minnesota Wild as goalie Jose Theodore stopped all 26 shots he faced at the CONSOL Energy Center with the game ending in a score of 4-0; the Penguins were without Sidney Crosby as it was the beginning of a 10-month recovery period after suffering from a concussion.
The Penguins lost to the Nashville Predators at the Sommet Center in front of 14,297 by a score of 5-3 and Sidney Crosby earned the #3 star of the game.
The Penguins traded Dan Quinn, Andrew McBain and Dave Capuano to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Rod Buskas, Tony Tanti and Barry Pederson; and
Mario Lemieux earned his 24th hat trick against the New York Rangers scoring a total of four goals in the game.
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TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:
Which current Pittsburgh Penguins player was the last to record a hat trick (in the 2011-12 season)?
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ANSWER (to yesterday’s TRIVIA QUESTION – CLICK HERE to view it):
Tomas Sandstrom and Shawn McEachern
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