The Penguins were defeated by the Washington Capitals by a score of 3-0 at the Verizon Center in front of a crowd of 18,398.
Tom Barrasso earned his 20th shutout by stopping all 29 shots from the Florida Panthers.
Mario Lemieux became the first Penguins player to be on the cover of Sports Illustrated and the headline read, “As Great as Gretzky?” (it was the first of four times Lemieux was on the cover).
The Penguins traded Roberto Romano to the Boston Bruins in exchange for Pat Riggin.
Lemieux recorded his fifth hat trick against the Bruins’ Bill Ranford.
The Penguins traded Dave Schultz to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for Gary McAdam.
Marc Boileau replaced Ken Schinkel as Pittsburgh’s head coach.
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TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:
Who was the all-time leader in goals for the Pittsburgh Penguins before he was passed by Mario Lemieux on December 6, 1989?
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ANSWER (to yesterday’s TRIVIA QUESTION – CLICK HERE to view it):Frank Pietrangelo
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