The Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals by a score of 7-4 in front of a home crowd of 17,132 at the Mellon Arena and the Penguins went on to sweet the Hurricanes in four games;
Evgeni Malkin scored his first career hat trick in the playoffs against Cam Ward. It was Malkin’s fifth consecutive multiple-point game in the playoff year and tied a Penguins team record held by Mario Lemieux, who did it in 1991 and 1992; and
Sidney Crosby scored his sixth game-opening goal of the playoffs to tie an NHL record; Malkin, Chris Kunitz and Crosby were the three stars of the game, respectively.
Penguins winger Kevin Stevens scored four goals for his first post-season hat trick against the Boston Bruins‘ Andy Moog.
The Penguins promoted coach, Red Kelly, to general manager while he continued to coach and promoted Jack Riley, the Penguins general manager for the first three years, to president.
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Which defenseman led the Pittsburgh Penguins with 67 assists in 1980-81?
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