Former Pittsburgh Penguins
Larry Murphy (turns 52 today)
Greg Malone (turns 57 today)
were born on this date
Pittsburgh Penguins superstar center, Sidney Crosby, made the cover of Sports Illustrated (“The Kid Comes Through For Canada”) for scoring Team Canada’s game-winning goal in the Olympics (for the Gold).
The Penguins beat the Washington Capitals in a shootout by a score of 4-3 at the Verizon Center in front of a crowd of 18,277 (the fifth of a five-game winning road trip and the best in franchise history); Crosby scored the game-winning shootout goal and was named #1 star of the game.
The Penguins traded Steve Webb to the New York Islanders in exchange for Alain Nesreddine.
Martin Straka recorded his first NHL career hat trick against the Boston Bruins‘ Vincent Riendeau.
Mario Lemieux notched his sixth hat trick against the Winnipeg Jets.
Ron Stackhouse earned the fourth six-assist game by a defenseman in NHL history against the Philadelphia Flyers; two other defensemen have since accomplished this.
TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:
Who did the Pittsburgh Penguins acquire from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for Matthew Barnaby in February 2001?
Find out tomorrow!
ANSWER (to yesterday’s TRIVIA QUESTION – CLICK HERE to view it):
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