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Penguins Hockey History

Pens of the Past: Rusty Fitzgerald

Injuries and early retirement put an end to a promising NHL career of this 1991 draftee.

This Month in Penguins History: Carolina Loses First Franchise Home Game to Pittsburgh

Hard to believe it was only 21 years ago that Carolina hockey was shiny and new, right? Well, it didn’t take long for Pittsburgh to have something to say about the new kids on the block.

This Month in Penguins History: Most Points in a Season Opener

The Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals have always had a rivalry, but this opening night game from 1990 takes the cake.

On This Date in Penguins History: 233 PIM and a 9-0 Shutout

Hockey in the 1980s was something else, as evidenced by the game on October 14, 1982.

On This Date in Pens History: Pittsburgh Won Its First Stanley Cup

May 25, 1991 was a historic day for the team.

On This Date in Pens History: Pittsburgh Swept Boston for Repeat Conference Final Trophy

The Penguins won the Prince of Wales Trophy for the second year in a row in the early 1990s.

This Week in Pens History: Fleury’s Last Full Game in Net

It was only fitting that his last full game ended in a shutout for the soon-to-be three-time Stanley Cup champion goaltender.

On This Date in Pens History: Pittsburgh’s First Prince of Wales Trophy

Twenty-seven years ago, the Pens faced the Bruins in the Eastern Conference Final.

Hockey History: So What Happened to the Pirates?

The Pirates left Pittsburgh in 1930 for the City of Brotherly Love and put up one of the worst records of the early 20th century.

On this date in Penguins history: May the 4th be with you

Looking back at some recent memories for the Penguins on today’s date

Hockey History: The Pirates - Pittsburgh’s First NHL Team

For #ThrowbackThursday, let’s take a look at the first NHL team to play in Pittsburgh.