On This Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History (March 12) / Penguins Trivia

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Former Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender
Brent Johnson
turned 36 today

2011
Pittsburgh Penguins played in front of the 200th consecutive sellout crowd (18,310) against the Montreal Canadiens at the CONSOL Energy Center.

2008
The Penguins played in front of the 35th consecutive sellout crowd (17,132) at the Mellon Arena against the Buffalo Sabres; it established a single-season attendance record.

2007
Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, Allegheny County Chief Executive Dan Onorato and Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl joined Pittsburgh Penguins co-owners Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle and announced a deal for a new multi-purpose arena (CONSOL Energy Center) keeping the Penguins in Pittsburgh for the next 30 years.

2006
Marc-Andre Fleury earned his second NHL career with the Penguins after stopping all 22 shots from the Philadelphia Flyers.

2001
Lemieux appeared on his fourth and final Sports Illustrated cover.

1989
Lemieux recorded his 19th hat trick against the Chicago Blackhawks.

1987
Lemieux earned his seventh hat trick against the Quebec Nordiques

1975
Pierre Larouche
becomes the first Penguins rookie to score a hat trick, against the Boston Bruins.

1957
Ground broke for the Civic Arena.

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TODAY’S PENGUINS TRIVIA QUESTION:

Which Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender earned the first regular season shutout at the Civic Arena / Mellon Arena?

Find out tomorrow!

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

#95; Alexei Morozov (1998-2004)

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