On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History (January 16) / Penguins Trivia

By Stephanie Lewark
Dave Miller – USA TODAY Sports

Tri-City Americans (WHL) goaltender Alexander Pechurskiy became the emergency backup for the Pittsburgh Penguins against the Vancouver Canucks and gave up only one goal in 13 shots (he played 35:31 of the game).

Anaheim Ducks George Parros and the Penguins’ Bill Thomas became the second set of Pittsburgh natives to square off at the Mellon Arena (the first set were Ryan Malone and R.J. Umberger).

Mark Recchi played in his 1,300th NHL game against the New York Islanders.

Greg Millen earned his second shutout against the Minnesota North Stars leading the Pens to a 5-0 victory after stopping all 25 shots he faced.

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Which Pittsburgh Penguins player earned the Lionel Conacher Award in 2010 as The Canadian Press male athlete of the year for the third time in four years?

Find out tomorrow!

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

Mario Lemieux

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