Former Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender
turned 36 today
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.
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.
Lemieux appeared on his fourth and final Sports Illustrated cover.
Lemieux recorded his 19th hat trick against the Chicago Blackhawks.
Lemieux earned his seventh hat trick against the Quebec Nordiques
Pierre Larouche becomes the first Penguins rookie to score a hat trick, against the Boston Bruins.
Ground broke for the Civic Arena.
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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