On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History (February 26) / Penguins Trivia

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Former Pittsburgh Penguin
Joe Mullen
turns 56 today

2009
A FAIR TRADE: Pittsburgh Penguins traded defenseman Ryan Whitney to the Anaheim Ducks for Chris Kunitz and Eric Tangradi.

2008
WORTH THEIR WEIGHT: The Penguins gave up a second- and fifth-round draft pick to the Toronto Maples Leafs in exchange for Hal Gill;

traded Colby Armstrong, Erik Christensen, Angelo Esposito and a first-round draft pick to the Atlanta Thrashers in exchange for Marian Hossa and Pascal Dupuis; and

Connor James scored his first NHL goal against the New York Islanders.

1975
Jean Pronovost notched his first hat trick against Washington Capitals goalie, Michel Belhemeur.

1970
Al Smith
stopped recorded his first shutout stopping all 30 shots from the Los Angeles Kings.

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TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:

Dan Bylsma earned his 100th career coaching win on February 10, 2011 and became the third coach in Pittsburgh Penguins history to reach that mark.  Who are the other two coaches and against what team did Bylsma win his 100th?

Find out tomorrow!

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

Jiří Šlégr (1998 – 2001), Konstantin Koltsov (2004 – 2006) and Evgeni Malkin (2007 – present)

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