On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History (January 21) / Penguins Trivia

By Stephanie Lewark
Charles LeClaire – USA TODAY Sports

Nick Johnson scored his first career goal in his NHL debut (Pierre Larouche, Mario Lemieux, Alexsey Morozov and Luca Cuputi are the only other Pittsburgh Penguins players to do the same).

Sebastien Caron earned his second shutout, stopping all 34 shots he faced against the Buffalo Sabres; the Penguins didn’t score on Buffalo’s goalie, Martin Biron (it was the last of 13 scoreless shutouts in team history).

Garth Snow stopped all 24 shots from the Chicago Blackhawks and recorded his third shutout; the Pens won by a score of 4-0.

Patrick Lalime set a record for wins at the beginning of an NHL career with 16 (14-0-2) against the Calgary Flames in a 4-2 win.

The 40th NHL All-Star Game was played in Pittsburgh at the Civic Arena; Lemieux scored four goals and was named the game’s MVP (his third time as an All-Star MVP).

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Who was the first goaltender to represent the Pittsburgh Penguins in the NHL All-Star game?

Find out tomorrow!

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

Keith McCreary, Dean Prentice and Jean Pronovost

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