On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History (January 8) / Penguins Trivia

By Stephanie Lewark
Charles LeClaire – USA TODAY Sports

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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Which current Pittsburgh Penguins player was the last to record a hat trick (in the 2011-12 season)?

Find out tomorrow!

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

Tomas Sandstrom and Shawn McEachern

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