Evgeni Malkin earned his second career hat trick and also scored the game wining goal against New York Rangers‘ Henrik Lundqvist.
The Penguins traded John Slaney to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for Kevin Stevens.
Rick Kehoe recorded his sixth hat trick and Gregg Sheppard was stopped on a penalty shot by St. Louis Blues‘ Ed Staniowski.
Jean Pronovost ended a scoring streak with goals in seven consecutive games from January 2 through January 14.
The Cleveland Barons played their last game in Pittsburgh; Pittsburgh’s overall record against the Barons is 8-0-2.
Pronovost scored the Penguins second penalty shot in team history against Detroit Red Wings goalie, Roy Edwards.
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