Pittsburgh Penguins in History

Events in Sport

  • 1970-12-01 NHL takes control of Pittsburgh Penguins
  • 1972-10-17 1st time Islanders shut-out-5-0 vs Penguins
  • 1972-11-22 Pitts Penguins set NHL record for scoring fastest 5 goals (2:07)
  • 1973-02-20 10th time Islanders shut-out-4-0 vs Penguins
  • 1978-12-05 Islanders took 28 shots in 1 period vs Penguins Penguins' Ross Lonsberry failed on 7th penalty shot against Islanders
  • 1980-03-02 3rd Islander scoreless tie-Penguins in Pitts
  • 1980-03-12 NY Islanders 3rd scoreless tie, vs Pittsburgh Penguin
  • 1982-01-26 Islanders score 4 goals within 1:38, 5 within 2:37 vs Penguins
  • 1982-10-05 1st NJ Devils game, tie the Pitts Penguins 3-3 at the Meadowlands
  • 1982-10-14 Islanders assessed 108 penality minutes Penguins 125 (233 total)
  • 1982-10-14 NY Islanders greatest shutout margin (9-0) vs Pittsburgh Penguins
  • 1982-10-16 Devils 1st road victory 6-5 over Penguins
  • 1983-12-20 NY Islanders score their most goals (11) vs Pitts Penguins
  • 1986-01-09 NY Islanders repeat their greatest shutout margin (9-0) vs Pittsburgh Penguins
  • 1986-10-29 Kirk Muller scores NJ Devil record 6 point, beat Penguins, 8-6
  • 1991-05-11 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Pittsburgh Penguins beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 2
  • 1991-05-25 Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh Penguins beat Minn North Star, 4 games to 2
  • 1992-05-23 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Pittsburgh Penguins beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 0
  • 1992-06-01 Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh Penguins sweep Chicago Blackhawks in 4 games
  • 1993-03-09 Pittsburgh Penguins begin NHL record 17 game winning streak
  • 1993-04-10 Pittsburgh Penguins win their NHL record 17 game winning streak
  • 1993-09-18 LA Mighty Ducks play their 1st NHL pre-season game against Penguins
  • 1996-06-01 NHL Eastern Conference Final: Florida Panthers beat Pittsburgh Penguins, 4 games to 3
  • 1997-03-15 Pitts Penguins' Joe Mullen, is 1st American to score 500 NHL goals
  • 1997-10-03 Carolina Hurricanes 1st home game vs Pitts Penguins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1999-04-18 Wayne Gretzky plays his last game in the NHL, as his New York Rangers lose 2-1 to the Pittsburgh Penguins

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • 2001-05-22 NHL Eastern Conference Final: New Jersey Devils beat Pittsburgh Penguins, 4 games to 1
  • 2004-02-16 The Pittsburgh Penguins lose their 12th consecutive home game, a NHL record
  • 2008-05-18 NHL Eastern Conference Final: Pittsburgh Penguins beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 1
  • 2008-06-04 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings defeat Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2
  • 2009-05-26 NHL Eastern Conference Final: Pittsburgh Penguins beat Carolina Hurricanes, 4 games to 0
  • 2009-06-12 Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh Penguins defeat Detroit Red Wings 4-3, Evgeni Malkin 1st Russian to win MVP
  • 2013-06-07 NHL Eastern Conference Finals: Boston Bruins beat Pittsburgh Penguins, 4 games to 0
  • 2017-06-11 Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh Penguins defeat Nashville Predators, 2-0 in Nashville, 1st defending champions for nearly 20 years
  • 2017-06-12 Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh Penguins defeat San Jose Sharks 4-2 in San Jose

Birthdays in Sport

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1961-06-01 Paul Coffey, Canadian NHL forward (Oilers, Penguins, Red Wings), born in Weston, Ontario

NHL Star Paul Coffey
NHL Star
Paul Coffey
  • 1963-03-01 Ron Francis, Sault Ste Marie, NHL center (Pitts Penguins, Team Canada)
  • 1964-03-25 Ken Wregget, Brandon, NHL goalie (Pitts Penguins)
  • 1965-03-31 Tom Barrasso, NHL goalie (Pitts Penguins), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1965-10-12 J Daigneault, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1965-12-25 Dmitri Mironov, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins, Anaheim), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1966-02-17 Luc Robitaille, NHL left wing (NY Rangers, Pitts Penguins), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1966-10-27 Brad Lauer, NHL right wing (Pitts Penguins), born in Humboldt, Canada
  • 1967-01-09 Dave Mcllwain, Seaforth, NHL center (Pitts Penguins)
  • 1967-08-15 Neil Wilkinson, Selkirk, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins)
  • 1969-10-27 Corey Foster, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1970-04-18 Francois Leroux, Ste-adele, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins)
  • 1970-11-17 Chris Tamer, Dearborn, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins)
  • 1971-12-09 Petr Nedved, Libercec CZE, NHL center (Team Czech, Pitts Penguins)
  • 1971-12-18 Joe Dziedzic, NHL left wing (Pitts Penguins), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1971-12-27 Bryan Smolinski, NHL forward (Team USA, Pitts Penguins), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1972-02-15 Jaromir Jagr, Kladno Cze, NHL right wing (Penguins, Czech Oly-G-1998)
  • 1972-10-04 Rusty Fitzgerald, NHL center (Pitts Penguins), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1972-11-01 Glen Murray, NHL right wing (Pitts Penguins), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 1972-11-14 Ed Patterson, Delta, NHL right wing (Pitts Penguins)
  • 1973-04-25 Alek Stojanov, Windsor, NHL right wing (Pitts Penguins)
  • 1974-07-07 Patrick Lalime, St Bonaventure, NHL goalie (Pitts Penguins)
  • 1974-08-07 Philippe De Rouville, Victoriaville, NHL goalie (Pitts Penguins)
  • 1975-03-10 Stefan Bergkvist, Leksand Swe, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins)
  • 1975-06-13 Dave Roche, Lindsay, NHL left wing (Pitts Penguins)
  • 1975-11-12 Chris Wells, NHL center (Pitts Penguins), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1976-05-27 Richard Park, Seoul Kor, NHL center (Pitts Penguins)

Deaths in Sport

  • 1991-11-26 Bob Johnson, US hockey coach (Pittsburgh Penguins), dies at 60