On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History (January 18) / Penguins Trivia

By Stephanie Lewark
Charles LeClaire – USA TODAY Sports

Former Pittsburgh Penguin
Ruslan Fedotenko
turned 34 on this date

Pittsburgh PenguinsChris Conner scored on the first penalty shot at the CONSOL Energy Center against Detroit Red Wings goalie Joey MacDonald and ended Penguins streak of 12 unsuccessful penalty shot attempts.

Marc-Andre Fleury earned his 13th NHL shutout by stopping all 33 shots he faced from the New York Rangers; and

Henrik Lundqvist denied Sidney Crosby‘s penalty shot attempt.

The Penguins acquired Eric Cairns from the Florida Panthers in exchange for a sixth round pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

Kevin Hatcher played in his 1,000th NHL career game against the Anaheim Ducks.

Pittsburgh had five players participate in the NHL All-Star Game in Philadelphia: Mario Lemieux, Kevin Stevens, Jaromir Jagr and Paul Coffey (all named to the starting Wales Conference lineup) and Bryan Trottier was added to the team in the veteran’s category.

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Against which team did Lemieux score the last multi-goal game of his career?

Find out tomorrow!

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