Pittsburgh Penguins were defeated by the Washington Capitals in front of a crowd of 18,506 in attendance at the Verizon Center by a score of 1-0; Marc-Andre Fleury earned the #2 star of the game by stopping 20 of 21 shots faced (allowing only one goal towards the end of the first period).
The Penguins lost on the road to the Minnesota Wild at the Xcel Energy Center by a score of 4-3 in front of a crowd of 19,044; Sidney Crosby earned the #3 star of the game.
The lockout ended after the NHL and the NHL Players’ Association (NHLPA) came to terms on a collective bargaining agreement (CBA).
Kevin Stevens recorded his tenth hat trick against Boston Bruins goalie, John Blue.
The Penguins traded Bob Woytowich to the Los Angeles Kings in exchanged for Al McDonough.
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TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:
Who was the official holder of ticket #0001 with the NHL expansion Pittsburgh Penguins?
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ANSWER (to yesterday’s TRIVIA QUESTION – CLICK HERE to view it):
Matt Bartkowski (NHL debut: January 10, 2011)
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