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On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History (February 24) / Penguins Trivia

Charles LeClaire – USA TODAY Sports

Former Pittsburgh Penguin
Alex Kovalev
turns 40 today

2008
Pittsburgh Penguins lost to the San Jose Sharks in a shootout at the Mellon Arena by a score of 2-1 in front of a home crowd of 17,132; Penguins goalie, Ty Conklin, earned the #3 star of the game stopping 36 of the 37 shots that he faced from the Sharks through overtime and San Jose’s Jeremy Roenick scored the game-winning shootout goal.

2000
The Penguins were defeated by the Philadelphia Flyers in overtime by a score of 4-3 in front of a crowd of 19,756 at the Wells Fargo Center.

1973
Jim Rutherford records his fourth shutout by stopping all 32 shots from the Chicago Blackhawks.

1971
Greg Polis
was stopped by St. Louis Blues goalie, Ernie Wakely, on an unsuccessful attempt at a penalty shot.

1945
Pittsburgh HornetsBobby Walton (with 2 G, 6 A) and Bob Gracie (with 3 G, 5 A) set an AHL record for most points in a game with eight each.

1937
The Hornets lost at home to the Providence Reds by a score of 4-3.

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TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:

Which Pittsburgh Penguins players, past and present, have worn / wear the number 71 on his jersey?

Find out tomorrow!

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

Pascal Dupuis

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