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ROUND TWO As of 05.15.13 - All times listed as Eastern Standard Time.

EASTERN CONFERENCE

1

PITTSBURGH GAME 1: at PIT

0

OTTAWA PIT 4, OTT 1

0

BOSTON GAME 1: at BOS

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NY RANGERS Thu ., May 16, 7:30 PM

GAME 2: at PIT

Fri ., May 17, 7:30 PM

GAME 2: at BOS

Sun ., May 19, 3:00 PM

GAME 3: at OTT

Sun ., May 19, 7:30 PM

GAME 3: at NYR

Tue ., May 21, 7:30 PM

GAME 4: at OTT

Wed ., May 22, 7:30 PM

GAME 4: at NYR

Thu ., May 23, 7:00 PM

GAME 5: at PIT

Fri ., May 24, 7:30 PM

GAME 5: at BOS

Sat ., May 25, TBD

GAME 6: at OTT

Sun ., May 26, TBD

*GAME 6: at NYR

Mon ., May 27, TBD

*GAME 7: at PIT

Tue ., May 28, TBD

*GAME 7: at BOS

Wed ., May 29, TBD

WESTERN CONFERENCE

0

CHICAGO GAME 1: at CHI

0

DETROIT

1

LOS ANGELES

0

SAN JOSE

Wed ., May 15, 8:00 PM

GAME 1: at LAK

LAK 2, SJS 0

GAME 2: at CHI

Sat ., May 18, 1:00 PM

GAME 2: at LAK

Thu ., May 16, 10:00 PM

GAME 3: at DET

Mon ., May 20, 7:30 PM

GAME 3: at SJS

Sat ., May 18, 9:00 PM

GAME 4: at DET

Thu ., May 23, 8:00 PM

GAME 4: at SJS

Tue ., May 21, 10:00 PM

GAME 5: at CHI

Sat ., May 25, TBD

GAME 5: at LAK

Thu ., May 23, 10:30 PM

*GAME 6: at DET

Mon ., May 27, TBD

GAME 6: at SJS

Sun ., May 26, TBD

*GAME 7: at CHI

Wed ., May 29, TBD

GAME 7: at LAK

Tue ., May 28, TBD

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THE SERIES The top-seeded Penguins, fresh off their six-game triumph over the New York Islanders, open the Eastern Conference Semifinals here tonight against the seventh-seeded Ottawa Senators, who eliminated Montreal in five games in the opening round . This is the fourth playoff meeting between the teams . . . Pittsburgh lost to Ottawa in five games in the opening round of the 2007 playoffs, which served as the first Stanley Cup experience for four players who remain with the team: Marc-Andre Fleury, Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Brooks Orpik . . . The Penguins faced the Senators again in the opening round of the 2008 playoffs, sweeping the series while outscoring Ottawa, 16-5 . Crosby had eight points in the series while Malkin had seven . . . The teams met for a third time in the opening round of the 2010 playoffs, Pittsburgh playing as defending Cup champion . The Penguins advanced in six games, with Pascal Dupuis scoring the series clincher at 9:56 of overtime for a 4-3 victory in Game Six after Ottawa jumped to a 3-0 lead midway through the game. Matt Cooke had two goals in that game, including the tying goal with 7:36 left, and Crosby finished the series with five goals and 14 points — the continued on page 8

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most points he’s ever had in one playoff series . . . That 2010 series also featured the fourth-longest game in Penguins’ history, as Ottawa’s Matt Carkner scored at 7:06 of the third overtime at Mellon Arena to give the Sens a 4-3 victory in Game Five . It was the secondlongest home game in Penguins history, surpassed only by their five-overtime loss to Philadelphia in Game Four of the 2000 playoffs . . . Crosby is 10+17 in 15 career playoff games against Ottawa (1 .8 points per game), and he has points in eight of his last nine playoff games against them (7+15) . . . The Penguins swept the three-game regular-season series, outscoring Ottawa, 9-4, although Ottawa won three of four games against Pittsburgh during the 2011-12 season, outscoring the Penguins, 22-15 . . . Pittsburgh has earned points in eight of its last 11 regular-season home games against Ottawa (6-3-2), and the Penguins are 4-4-0 in their last eight games in Ottawa during the regular season . In the playoffs, Pittsburgh is 3-4 all-time at home against Ottawa and 6-2 on the road . . . Crosby enters this series needing one point to become the fifth player in team history with 100 career playoff points, joining Mario, Jaromir Jagr, Kevin Stevens and Ron Francis .

THE PENGUINS The Penguins are in the second round of the playoffs for the first time since falling to Montreal in 2010 . . . Malkin was 2+9 in the first-round victory over the Islanders, recording the most points he’s ever had in one playoff series. Malkin is 6+13 in 15 career playoff games against Ottawa . . . The playoff series win over New York was a career first for Tomas Vokoun, who stopped 66 of 69 shots in the final two games, James Neal, Brandon Sutter, Derek Engelland, Simon Despres and Beau Bennett . It also snapped a streak of five straight playoff series losses for Jarome Iginla and Paul Martin . . . Four Penguins — Crosby, Malkin, Dupuis and Iginla — had points in every game of the Islanders’ series . After scoring in Game Six, Dupuis had the longest post-season scoring streak of

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his career (5+2) and shared the playoff lead in goals. . . The Penguins went 7-for-21 on the power play in the opening round (33.3 percent), which was tops in the playoffs at that point. They also killed 18 of 20 penalties (90.0 percent), giving them the third-best penalty killing in the playoffs at that point. . . Brooks Orpik’s series-winning goal at 7:49 of overtime in Game Six against New York was his first in 78 career playoff games. . . It marked the third time in their history the Penguins won two overtime games in one series, also doing so against Buffalo in 2001 and against Washington in 2009. . . Tyler Kennedy, inserted into the lineup for Game Five against New York, had the game-winning goal in that game and assisted on Orpik’s winner in Game Six.

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THE SENATORS Ottawa’s first-round victory over Montreal snapped a streak of four straight playoff series losses, as the Senators had lost in the 2007 Stanley Cup Final to Anaheim (1-4); to the Penguins in the first round in 2008 (0-4); to the Penguins in the first round in 2010 (2-4); and to the New York Rangers in the first round last spring (3-4). . . Daniel Alfredsson and Erik Karlsson both led Ottawa in scoring with six points in the first-round victory over the Canadiens, Alfredsson scoring two goals and Karlsson one. Former Penguin Sergei Gonchar had four assists and was plus-4. . . Alfredsson has 64 points in 64 career regular-season games against Pittsburgh, and only six active players have more goals against Pittsburgh than he does (22). Alfredsson had eight points (2+6) against Pittsburgh in the 2010 playoffs. . . Jason Spezza had surgery Feb. 1 to repair a herniated disc and is skating with the team. . . Goaltender Craig Anderson led the NHL in goals-against average (1.69) and save percentage (.941) during the regular season. He is 4-4-2 in his career against Pittsburgh with a 2.48 GAA and .919 save percentage. He was in goal for all three Ottawa losses to Pittsburgh this season.

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NHL STANDINGS 2012 .13 Final Regular Season Standings

EASTERN CONFERENCE STANDINGS RNK

TEAM

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

GF

GA

HOME

AWAY

L10

1

Z-PITTSBURGH

48

36

12

0

72

165

119

18-6-0

18-6-0

8-2-0

2

Y-MONTREAL

48

29

14

5

63

149

126

14-7-3

15-7-2

4-6-0

3

Y-WASHINGTON 48

27

18

3

57

149

130

15-8-1

12-10-2

8-1-1

4

X-BOSTON

48

28

14

6

62

131

109

16-5-3

12-9-3

3-5-2

5

X-TORONTO

48

26

17

5

57

145

133

13-9-2

13-8-3

5-4-1

6

X-NY RANGERS

48

26

18

4

56

130

112

16-6-2

10-12-2

7-3-0

7

X-OTTAWA

48

25

17

6

56

116

104

15-6-3

10-11-3

6-4-0

8

X-NY ISLANDERS 48

24

17

7

55

139

139

10-11-3

14-6-4

6-1-3

9

WINNIPEG

48

24

21

3

51

128

144

13-10-1

11-11-2

6-3-1

10

PHILADELPHIA

48

23

22

3

49

133

141

15-7-2

8-15-1

6-4-0

11

NEW JERSEY

48

19

19

10

48

112

129

13-9-2

6-10-8

4-5-1

12

BUFFALO

48

21

21

6

48

125

143

11-10-3

10-11-3

6-4-0

13

CAROLINA

48

19

25

4

42

128

160

9-14-1

10-11-3

3-5-2

14

TAMPA BAY

48

18

26

4

40

148

150

12-10-2

6-16-2

2-6-2

15

FLORIDA

48

15

27

6

36

112

171

8-11-5

7-16-1

3-7-0

RNK

TEAM

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

GF

GA

HOME

AWAY

L10

1

Z-CHICAGO

48

36

7

5

77

155

102

18-3-3

18-4-2

7-2-1

2

Y-ANAHEIM

48

30

12

6

66

140

118

16-7-1

14-5-5

5-4-1

3

Y-VANCOUVER

48

26

15

7

59

127

121

15-6-3

11-9-4

5-4-1

4

X-ST . LOUIS

48

29

17

2

60

129

115

15-8-1

14-9-1

7-3-0

5

X-LOS ANGELES 48

27

16

5

59

133

118

19-4-1

8-12-4

5-3-2

6

X-SAN JOSE

25

16

7

57

124

116

17-2-5

8-14-2

5-5-0

7

X-DETROIT

48

24

16

8

56

124

115

13-7-4

11-9-4

5-2-3

8

X-MINNESOTA

48

26

19

3

55

122

127

14-8-2

12-11-1

4-5-1

WESTERN CONFERENCE STANDINGS

48

9

COLUMBUS

48

24

17

7

55

120

119

14-5-5

10-12-2

8-2-0

10

PHOENIX

48

21

18

9

51

125

131

14-8-2

7-10-7

4-3-3

11

DALLAS

48

22

22

4

48

130

142

11-11-2

11-11-2

4-5-1

12

EDMONTON

48

19

22

7

45

125

134

9-11-4

10-11-3

3-7-0

13

CALGARY

48

19

25

4

42

128

160

13-9-2

6-16-2

5-5-0

14

NASHVILLE

48

16

23

9

41

111

139

11-9-4

5-14-5

1-8-1

15

COLORADO

48

16

25

7

39

116

152

12-9-3

4-16-4

4-4-2

X - Clinched Playoff spot • Y - Clinched Division • Z - Clinched Conference • P - Clinched Presidents Trophy * - Division leaders are seeded 1, 2, and 3 in Conference standings .

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LEAGUE LEADERS As of 05.15.13

POINTS RNK NAME 1

GP

G

A PTS

+/- PIM SOG

SPCT

PPG PPA SHG SHA

Evgeni Malkin, PIT

7

3

10

13

1

15

24

12.5

0

5

0

0

David Krejci, BOS

7

5

8

13

9

4

16

31.3

1

1

0

0

3

Jarome Iginla, PIT

7

2

8

10

-2

14

13

15.4

1

3

0

0

4

Sidney Crosby, PIT

6

3

6

9

-2

0

26

11.5

1

3

0

0

Milan Lucic, BOS

7

2

7

9

9

6

16

12.5

0

0

0

0

GP

G

A PTS

+/- PIM SOG

SPCT

GOALS RNK NAME

PPG PPA SHG SHA

1

Pascal Dupuis, PIT

7

6

2

8

2

10

22

27.3

0

0

1

0

2

Patrick Sharp, CHI

5

5

1

6

4

0

22

22.7

1

0

0

0

David Krejci, BOS

7

5

8

13

9

4

16

31.3

1

1

0

0

Phil Kessel, TOR

7

4

2

6

3

2

29

13.8

1

0

0

0

Joe Pavelski, SJS

5

4

4

8

1

0

23

17.4

3

2

0

0

GP

G

A PTS

+/- PIM SOG

SPCT

4

ASSISTS RNK NAME

PPG PPA SHG SHA

1

Evgeni Malkin, PIT

7

3

10

13

1

15

24

12.5

0

5

0

0

2

David Krejci, BOS

7

5

8

13

9

4

16

31.3

1

1

0

0

Jarome Iginla, PIT

7

2

8

10

-2

14

13

15.4

1

3

0

0

Zdeno Chara, BOS

7

1

7

8

6

10

25

4.0

0

2

0

0

Derick Brassard, NYR

7

2

7

9

4

0

11

18.2

1

1

0

0

GP

G

A PTS

+/- PIM SOG

SPCT

Logan Couture, SJS

5

3

5

8

-3

0

13

23.1

3

3

0

Johan Franzen, DET

7

3

0

3

-5

6

23

13.0

3

0

0

0

Joe Pavelski, SJS

5

4

4

8

1

0

23

17.4

3

2

0

0

Chris Kunitz, PIT

7

3

4

7

E

0

13

23.1

3

0

0

0

Nick Bonino, ANA

7

3

1

4

2

4

16

18.8

2

0

0

0

GP

G

A PTS

+/- PIM SOG

SPCT

4

POWER PLAY GOALS RNK NAME 1

5

PPG PPA SHG SHA 0

PLUS/MINUS RNK NAME

PPG PPA SHG SHA

1

Nathan Horton, BOS

7

4

3

7

11

0

14

28.6

1

1

0

0

2

Milan Lucic, BOS

7

2

7

9

9

6

16

12.5

0

0

0

0

David Krejci, BOS

7

5

8

13

9

4

16

31.3

1

1

0

0

4

Slava Voynov, LAK

7

3

1

4

7

0

8

37.5

0

0

0

0

5

Paul Martin, PIT

7

2

5

7

6

0

9

22.2

1

3

0

0

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PITTSBURGH PENGUINS

BY THE NUMBERS As of 05 .15 .13 PLAYER

GP

G

A

PTS

T:8.5”

PIM

SHG

SHA

SOG

SPCT

Evgeni Malkin

7

3

10

Jarome Iginla

7

2

8

13

1

15

0

10

-2

14

1

5

0

0

24

12 .5

3

0

0

13

15 .4

Sidney Crosby

6

3

6

9

-2

0

1

3

0

0

26

11 .5

Pascal Dupuis

7

6

2

8

2

10

0

0

1

0

22

27 .3

Kris Letang

7

2

5

7

4

4

2

3

0

0

14

14 .3

Chris Kunitz

7

3

4

7

E

0

3

0

Paul Martin

7

2

5

7

6

0

1

3

0

0

13

23 .1

0

0

9

22 .2

Douglas Murray

7

2

1

3

E

26

0

0

0

1

6

33 .3

Tyler Kennedy

3

1

1

2

2

2

0

0

0

0

5

20 .0

Jussi Jokinen

4

0

2

2

1

0

James Neal

5

1

1

2

2

8

0

0

0

0

4

0 .0

0

0

0

0

8

12 .5

Mark Eaton

4

0

2

2

-1

0

0

0

0

0

3

0 .0

Brenden Morrow

7

0

2

2

-3

6

0

1

0

0

4

0 .0

Brandon Sutter

7

1

1

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

8

12 .5

Craig Adams

7

0

1

Matt Niskanen

7

0

1

1

2

10

0

0

0

0

5

0 .0

1

-2

5

0

0

0

0

9

0 .0

Joe Vitale

3

0

1

1

1

4

0

0

0

0

2

0 .0

Beau Bennett

3

1

0

1

2

0

1

0

0

0

4

25 .0

Tanner Glass Brooks Orpik

4

1

0

1

E

2

0

0

0

0

3

33 .3

4

1

0

1

3

2

0

0

0

0

4

25 .0

Deryk Engelland

3

0

0

0

-2

6

0

0

0

0

1

0 .0

Matt Cooke

7

0

0

0

4

14

0

0

0

0

10

0 .0

Simon Despres

3

0

0

0

E

0

0

0

0

0

0

0 .0

TEAM TOTALS

7

29

53

82

19

128

9

18

1

1

197

12.5

B:8.75”

S:7.5”

+/-

GOALIES

PPG PPA

GP

W

L

OTL

GAA

SV

SV%

SO

TGA

TSA PIM ENG

Marc-Andre Fleury

4

2

2

0

3 .40

114

0 .891

1

14

128

0

0

Tomas Vokoun

3

3

0

0

1 .28

101

0 .962

1

4

105

0

0

TOTALS

7

5

2

0

2.49

215

0.923

2

18

233

0

0

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OTTAWA SENATORS

BY THE NUMBERS As of 05 .15 .13 PLAYER

GP

G

A

PTS

+/-

PIM

SHG

SHA

SOG

SPCT

Erik Karlsson

6

1

5

6

4

0

0

2

0

0

16

6 .3

Daniel Alfredsson

6

2

4

6

4

2

2

1

0

0

18

11 .1

Jean-Gabriel Pageau

6

3

2

5

5

6

1

1

0

0

13

23 .1

Marc Methot

6

1

4

5

2

2

0

0

0

0

12

8 .3

Erik Condra

6

1

4

5

E

2

1

1

0

1

9

11 .1

Kyle Turris

6

3

2

5

1

7

0

0

1

0

15

20 .0

Sergei Gonchar

6

0

4

4

3

10

0

2

0

0

10

0 .0

Mika Zibanejad

6

1

3

4

1

0

0

1

0

0

16

6 .3

Jakob Silfverberg

6

2

1

3

1

2

1

0

0

0

11

18 .2

Cory Conacher

5

3

0

3

1

29

1

0

0

0

7

42 .9

Matt Kassian

5

0

2

2

1

17

0

1

0

0

5

0 .0

Chris Neil

6

0

2

2

4

29

0

0

0

0

7

0 .0

Milan Michalek

6

1

1

2

3

2

0

1

0

0

19

5 .3

Jared Cowen

6

0

2

2

E

21

0

0

0

0

5

0 .0

Chris Phillips

6

0

1

1

4

17

0

0

0

0

8

0 .0

Andre Benoit

1

0

1

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0 .0

Zack Smith

6

1

0

1

E

29

0

0

0

0

4

25 .0

Colin Greening

6

1

0

1

E

0

0

0

0

0

7

14 .3

Guillaume Latendresse

2

1

0

1

1

4

0

0

0

0

4

25 .0

Eric Gryba

4

0

0

0

E

17

0

0

0

0

2

0 .0

Patrick Wiercioch

1

0

0

0

E

0

0

0

0

0

1

0 .0

TEAM TOTALS

6

21

38

59

36

196

6

10

1

1

190

10.3

GOALIES

PPG PPA

GP

W

L

OTL

GAA

SV

SV%

SO

TGA

Craig Anderson

6

4

2

0

2 .17

197

0 .938

0

13

210

0

0

TOTALS

6

4

2

0

2.17

197

0.938

0

13

210

0

0

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CHILDREN’S BOOK COLLECTION On March 16, the Penguins and FirstEnergy Solutions partnered for the Penguins fifth annual Children’s Book Drive for the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh summer reading programs . Fans donated 1,135 books prior to the game . Fan contributions and a generous gift of $5,000 from FirstEnergy Solutions helped raise more than $5,960 this year . Since 2009, Penguins fans and FirstEnergy Solutions have donated over 8,370 books and $9,980 to the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh .

PET SUPPLIES The Penguins and Walgreens teamed up to host the team’s second annual Pet Supplies Collection on April 5 for the benefit of the Animal Rescue League & Wildlife Center . In addition to the 710 pet supplies and $2,225 collected at the game, Walgreens committed its vast resources by accepting donations at Walgreens stores in the western Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia regions through April 13 . All donations have supported the Animal Rescue League & Wildlife Center in their mission to assist abandoned and neglected animals in our area .

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AROUND THE NHL DEFENDING CHAMPS ADVANCE: The Los Angeles Kings moved into the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs by dispatching the St . Louis Blues in six games in a Western Conference quarterfinal series . The Kings won all three of their home games in the series, running their home winning streak to 10 consecutive games (including the regular season) and improving their record at home this season to 22-4-1 . LA also improved to 7-1 all-time in series in which it had held a three-games-to-two lead . It had last won such a series in last season’s Stanley Cup Final triumph over New Jersey . The two losses to the Blues brought the Kings to within two of matching the number of losses sustained in last season’s run to the Cup (16-4) . GETTING CLOSER, SORT OF: The Blues were swept by the Kings in the second round last postseason and outscored 15-6 in the process . This time the series lasted six games and every game was decided by one goal . YOU GOTTA HAVE HART: Two of the three finalists for the Hart Trophy are well acquainted with what it takes to be named the NHL’s MVP . Washington’s Alex Ovechkin won the Hart in 2007-08 and again in 2008-09, and was a finalist in 2009-10 . And the Penguins’ Sidney Crosby won the Hart Trophy in 2006-07 and was a finalist in 2009-10 . The exception is the New York Islanders’ John Tavares, who is a finalist for the first time . MOST VALUABLE PENGUIN: The Hart Trophy has been awarded 24 times since 1988 and a Penguins player has either won it or finished as the runner-up more than half of the time in that span (13 times) . Mario Lemieux won the Hart in 1988, 1993 and 1996 . Jaromir Jagr took home the trophy in 1999, as did Sidney Crosby in 2007 and Evgeni Malkin in 2012 . Lemieux finished second in the balloting in 1989 and again in 2001 . Jagr was the runner up in 1995, 1998 and 2000 . And Malkin finished second in the voting in consecutive seasons, 2008 and 2009 .

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EXECUTIVE OPERATIONS Co-owner/Chairman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mario Lemieux Co-owner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ron Burkle CEO/President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Morehouse Executive VP/General Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ray Shero COO/General Counsel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Travis Williams Senior Vice President, Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Peart Vice President & Controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kevin Hart Vice President, Communications . . . . . . . . . Tom McMillan Vice President, Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . James Santilli Vice President of Ticket Sales . . . . . . . . . . . Chad Slencak Senior Director, Arena Operations . . . . . . . Brian Magness Director of Outreach . . . . . . . . . . Kimberly L . Slater-Wood Executive Assistants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amber Auchey Mary Beth Bertoni Shipping/Receiving Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . Brett Hart Receptionist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kelly Hart

HOCKEY OPERATIONS Assistant General Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jason Botterill Assistant to the General Manager . . . . . . . Tom Fitzgerald

CHAD SLENCAK

DAVE SOLTESZ

Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dan Bylsma Assistant Coaches . . . . . . . . .Tony Granato, Todd Reirden Goaltending Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gilles Meloche Strength & Conditioning Coach . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Kadar Video Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Andy Saucier Player Development Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bill Guerin Goaltender Development Coach . . . . . . . . . . .Mike Bales Manager of Team Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jim Britt Hockey Operations Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . Erik Heasley

SCOUTS Director of Player Personnel . . . . . . . . . . Dan MacKinnon Director of Amateur Scouting . . . . . . . . . . . Jay Heinbuck Assistant Director of Amateur Scouting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Randy Sexton Director of Professional Scouting . . . . . . . .Derek Clancey Professional Scouts . . . . . . . . Andre Savard, Don Waddell Head European Scout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patrik Allvin Amateur Scouts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott Bell, Luc Gauthier, Wayne Meier, Ron Pyette, Chris Depiero, Brian Fitzgerald, Al Santilli, Tommy Westlund

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GAME ENTERTAINMENT

Equipment Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dana Heinze

Senior Director, Production and Game Presentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rod Murray Director, Event Presentation . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bill Wareham Director, Production Operations . . . . . . . . . . Steve Finerty Producers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . James Archer Mike Davenport Leo McCafferty Michael Canella Motion Graphics Designer . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aaron Spiegel Public Address Announcer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ryan Mill PensTV Hosts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Katie O’Malley Beth Swanson

Assistant Equipment Managers . . . . . . . . . . . Paul DeFazio Dan Kroll Equipment Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jon Taglianetti Head Team Physician . . . . . . . . . . . Dr . Christopher Harner Associate Team Physician . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr . Tanya Hagen Dr . Dharmesh Vyas Head Athletic Trainer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Chris Stewart Physical Therapist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rick Joreitz Massage Therapist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dave Sanctis Assistant Athletic Therapists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Curtis Bell Patrick Steidle Skating Consultant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marianne Watkins Mental Training Consultant . . . . . . . . . . . . .Aimee Kimball

COMMUNICATIONS Director of Communications . . . . . . . . . . Jennifer Bullano Manager of Communications . . . . . . . . . . .Jason Seidling Executive Producer, Penguins Radio Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ray Walker Radio Broadcasters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Lange Phil Bourque

CORPORATE SALES Senior Director, Corporate Sales . . .Kimberly Bogesdorfer Senior Director, Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark Turley Manager, Corporate Sales . . . . . . . . . . . .Robbie Hofmann Lindsay Mulvihill Senior Manager, Client Services . . . . . . . . . Lori Wineland Julie Klausner Coordinator, Corporate Sales and Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amanda Susko Corporate Sales Liaison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pierre Larouche

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Director, Video Productions &

Director of Finance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark R . Kuczinski Senior Accountant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Troy Ussack Payroll Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Andrea Winschel Accounts Payable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tawni Love Staff Accountant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Neal Bruder

Technical Ops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Drew Warren Building Audio Engineer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Duffy Building Audio/Video Specialist . . . . . . . . . . Aaron Miller Systems Administrators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jason Henry Walt Greene Junior Systems Administrator . . . . . . . . . . . . Jay Girlardo

MARKETING Senior Director, Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ross Miller Senior Director, Creative Services/Publications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barb Pilarski Graphic Designers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Erin Halley Lori Haramia Director of Fan Development & Special Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jill Shipley Fan Development Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . Laura Spencer

NEW MEDIA Senior Director, New Media . . . . . . . . . . . Jeremy Zimmer New Media Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . Melissa Marchionna Director of Content . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sam Kasan Manager of Content . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michelle Crechiolo PensTV Video Producer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark Cottington

TICKETING Director of Ticket Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . George Murphy Manager, Premium Seating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kyle Lux Julia Drost Premium Seating Representative . . . . . . . . Jon Seelnacht Manager, Group Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mike Zatchey Ticket Sales Account Executives . . . . . . . . George Birman Jeff Blizman Bonnie Golinski Nicole Kyslinger Chuck Pukansky Box Office Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carol Coulson Manager, Box Office Operations . . . . . . . . . Jason Onufer Box Office Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kelly Gabany Director of Customer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathy Davis Customer Service Representatives . . . . . . Danny Gardner Holly Homistek Director of Database Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . Erin Exley Manager, Database Marketing . . . . . . . . . . .Dana DiCello

PensTV Associate Producer . . . . . . . Meghan McManimon

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President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dave Soltesz Director of Foundation Programs . . . . . Jaime Greenwald Program Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lindsay Thomes Director, Community/Alumni Relations . . . . . Cindy Himes Community Relations Coordinator . . . . . .Kathleen Unger Community Relations/Alumni Liaison . . . . . . Ed Johnston

Executive Director of Strategic Planning . . . . . .Rich Hixon Director of Amateur Hockey . . . . . . . . .Mark Shuttleworth Manager of Amateur Hockey Development . Max Malone Manager of Youth Hockey Programs . . . Michael Chiasson

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SCOUTING THE SENATORS By Wes Crosby

C | KYLE TURRIS: In his first full season with the Senators after being acquired from Phoenix in the 2011-12 season, Turris led Ottawa with with 12 goals and 29 points . He helped the team lock up the Eastern Conference’s seventh seed despite being injury depleted all year with a goal and an assist in a 4-2 win over the Boston Bruins in the regular-season finale . His production didn’t slow in the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, as the 23-year-old forward potted three goals in the last three games — including the overtime winner in Game Four — while also earning two assists for a total of five points in Ottawa’s 4-1 series win over the No . 2 seed Montreal .

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RW | DANIEL ALFREDSSON: Alfredsson has been a mainstay in Ottawa since he broke into the NHL back in the 1995-96 season . The 40-year-old captain has put up 1,108 points (426G-682A) in 1,178 career regular season games, all with the Senators . He’s also proven his worth in the postseason, as he led the Senators to the 2007 Stanley Cup Final while racking up 22 points (14G-8A) and played a large role in their opening round series against Montreal this postseason . He is tied for the team lead with six points (2G-4A) after one round .

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2012-13 REGULAR SEASON STAT CHART: 48 GP | 12G-17A-29P 2012-13 POSTSEASON STAT CHART: 5 GP | 3G-2A-5P

2012-13 REGULAR SEASON STAT CHART: 47 GP | 10G-16A-26P 2012-13 POSTSEASON STAT CHART: 5 GP | 2G-4A-6P

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LW | CORY CONACHER: Conacher proved his worth to the Senators in their openinground series after being acquired from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for goalie Ben Bishop at the trade deadline . After producing five points (2G-3A) in 12 regularseason games for the Senators, the rookie winger netted three goals in Ottawa’s series against Montreal, including a tally with 23 seconds left in Game Four that sent tied the game 2-2 and sent it to overtime .

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D | ERIK KARLSSON: One of the game’s best defensemen missed 31 games in the regular season after lacerating his achilles tendon in a matchup with the Penguins on Feb . 13 . But the defending Norris Trophy winner made a miraculous comeback in time to play in the Senators’ last three games (earning four assists) and helping them lock up a playoff berth . Karlsson seems to be firing on all cylinders after the first round, as he is tied with Alfredsson in points with six (1G-5A) and is averaging nearly 27 minutes in ice time per game .

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2012-13 REGULAR SEASON STAT CHART: 47 GP | 11G-18A-29P 2012-13 POSTSEASON STAT CHART: 4 GP | 3G-0A-3P

D | MARC METHOT: Methot played a huge role in Ottawa’s top-ranked penalty killing unit (88 percent) during the regular season . The 6-foot-3, 227-pound defenseman led the team with 3:09 shorthanded minutes per game and continued that pace in the opening round . His time on the penalty kill has actually risen in the postseason, logging 3:18 minutes per game, trailing just fellow defenseman Chris Phillips’ 3:25 . Surprisingly, the reliable Methot is only six points behind his regular-season total, as he put up five points (1G-4A) in the five-game series against the Canadiens . 2012-13 REGULAR SEASON STAT CHART: 47 GP | 2G-9A-11P 2012-13 POSTSEASON STAT CHART: 5 GP | 1G-4A-5P

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2012-13 REGULAR SEASON STAT CHART: 17 GP | 6G-8A-14P 2012-13 POSTSEASON STAT CHART: 5 GP | 1G-5A-6P


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Mario Lemieux, one of the most respected figures in National Hockey League history, is in his 14th season as co-owner and chairman of the board of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Under the leadership of Lemieux and co-owner Ron Burkle, the Penguins have become one of the premier franchises in the NHL and in all of sports, leading the way in fan relations, youth marketing, community outreach and innovative technology while consistently putting a winning product on the ice — including six straight playoff appearances and a Stanley Cup championship in 2009. The Penguins entered the 2012-13 season having sold out 254 straight games while setting new standards for local television ratings, merchandise sales, website traffic and social media. Lemieux and Burkle were driving forces in the quest for a new multi-purpose arena for Pittsburgh and were proud to open CONSOL Energy Center in August, 2010. The sparkling facility is rated one of the top facilities in North America and hosted such national events as the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Second and Third Rounds and the 2012 NHL Draft. Known as Le Magnifique, Lemieux was one of the greatest players in NHL history from 1984-97 and 2000-06, winning six league scoring titles, three MVP awards and two Conn Smythe Trophies in addition to two Stanley Cups. An immaculately gifted 6-foot-4 centerman, he dominated play for parts of three decades despite a relentless series of medical setbacks, including multiple back surgeries and a battle with Hodgkin’s disease. He retired in 2006 as the No. 7 all-time scorer in NHL history with 1,723 points. He also ranks eighth all-time in goals (690) and 10th in assists (1,033). After retiring as a player in 1997, he put together an ownership group to buy the Penguins out of bankruptcy in September, 1999 and then returned to the ice on Dec. 27, 2000 — becoming the first player-owner of the modern era. In addition to his legendary hockey accomplishments, he continues to oversee the Mario Lemieux Foundation for cancer research and neo-natal research and hosts its annual celebrity golf tournament, which has raised more than $9 million for charity. More information is available at mariolemieux.org. The Penguins ownership group, local labor organizations and members of the Pittsburgh business community honored Lemieux in 2012 with a statue to commemorate his career and contributions to the city and the region. Appropriately named “Le Magnifique,” the statue, by nationally-acclaimed sculptor Bruce Wolfe, can be seen outside of the Trib Total Media gate at CONSOL Energy Center. Mario and his wife, Nathalie, and their four children live in Sewickley.

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RON BURKLE CO-OWNER

Ron Burkle, one of the preeminent investors in retail, manufacturing and distribution industries, is in his 14th season as co-owner of the Penguins. He teamed with Mario Lemieux to buy the team out of bankruptcy in September, 1999, and together they have become one of the outstanding ownership tandems in professional sports. Among Burkle’s many significant contributions to the Penguins was his essential role in negotiations for a new arena. CONSOL Energy Center is considered one of the finest indoor facilities in North America and has attracted many national-level events to Pittsburgh — including the 2013 NCAA Frozen Four. Under the leadership of Lemieux and Burkle, the Penguins have sold out every game for five-plus seasons and consistently rank among the most fan-friendly and community-minded teams in the NHL and all of pro sports. The Penguins reached back-to-back Stanley Cup Finals in 2008 and 2009 and won the Cup in ‘09. The team’s solid foundation of ownership has enabled hockey management to spend to the salary cap, sign many of the team’s young core players to long-term contracts and put a competitive team on the ice year after year — leading to six straight playoff berths. Burkle founded the Yucaipa Companies in 1986 and has served as Chairman of the Board and controlling shareholder of numerous companies, including Alliance Entertainment, Golden State Foods, Dominick’s, Fred Meyer, Ralphs and Food4Less. Ron is Co-Chairman of the Burkle Center for International Relations at UCLA and is broadly involved in the community. He is a trustee of the Carter Center, the National Urban League, Frank Lloyd Wright Conservancy and AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA). Ron was the Founder and Chairman of the Ralph’s/Food4Less Foundation and the Fred Meyer Inc. Foundation. He was a member of the board of Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY), KB Home (NYSE: KBH), Kaufman & Broad S.A. (Euronext: KOF), Yahoo! (Nasdaq: YHOO), the J. Paul Getty Trust, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Music Center and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. He has received numerous honors and awards, including the AFL-CIO’s Murray Green Meany Kirkland Community Service Award, the Los Angeles County Federation Man of the Year, the Los Angeles County Boy Scouts Jimmy Stewart Person of the Year Award and the APLA Commitment to Life Award.

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DAVID MOREHOUSE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & PRESIDENT

David Morehouse has established himself as one of the most dynamic senior executives in the National Hockey League. Since being named President of the Penguins in April, 2007, Morehouse has reshaped the team’s image and strategic vision with an emphasis on branding, fan relations, youth marketing, community interaction, corporate outreach and innovative technology. He was given the additional responsibilities of Chief Executive Officer in September, 2010, and oversees every aspect of the Penguins’ operations, reporting directly to co-owners Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle. Under Morehouse’s leadership, the Penguins quickly developed a new commitment to innovative fan outreach — including an annual event where players personally deliver season tickets to fans’ homes and a special preseason game where all 18,000 tickets are distributed free to local youth. His emphasis on branding and marketing, coupled with the team’s success on the ice, enabled the Penguins to lead all U.S.-based NHL and NBA teams in local television ratings during the 2011-12 season. Keeping with that trend, the Penguins led all U.S.-based NHL teams in website traffic and Twitter followers while continually setting new standards for merchandise sales. Youth hockey participation also is on the rise — in part because of Morehouse’s support for efforts such as Sidney Crosby’s Little Penguins Learn to Play program, which distributes free head-to-toe hockey equipment, including skates, to 1,000 kids aged 5-7 each year. The Penguins have sold out every game for five-plus seasons, a streak that had reached 254 games before the start of the 2012-13 season. They also have sold out all suites for four-plus seasons and actually increased capacity at CONSOL Energy Center by 300 seats (to 18,387) after the arena’s inaugural season in 2010-11. Morehouse himself was named 2011 CEO Communicator of the Year by the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. The Pittsburgh native joined the Penguins in 2004 as Senior Consultant on the new arena project following a career in national politics that included stints at the White House, Pentagon and on Capitol Hill as well as key roles in two Presidential campaigns. Morehouse attended the Community College of Allegheny County and Duquesne University and received a master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He and his wife, Vanessa, have four children and live in Sewickley Heights.

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RAY SHERO

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & GENERAL MANAGER

Ray Shero has established himself as one of the premiere general managers in the National Hockey League. Shero, 50, who is in his seventh season as Pittsburgh’s GM, has transformed a franchise that missed the playoffs from 2002-06 into a perennial championship contender, including two Stanley Cup Final appearances and a Cup title in 2009. Shero, who was named general manager of the Penguins in May, 2006, arrived in Pittsburgh with a firm, forward-thinking managerial style that incorporates cutting-edge methods of technology, player relations, prospect development and salary cap management. Shero’s efforts have secured the Penguins’ long-term stability and competitiveness with his masterful maneuvering of the salary cap — the Penguins ranked No. 3 out of 122 pro sports franchises in spending efficiency according to Bloomberg Business Week — and multi-year signings of the team’s core players: Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Marc-Andre Fleury, Brooks Orpik, Kris Letang, and James Neal. Shero’s riskiest and boldest move paid off with hockey’s highest prize. With the Penguins needing a jolt of life late in the 2008-09 season, he promoted Wilkes-Barre/Scranton head coach Dan Bylsma to Pittsburgh. Bylsma led a turnaround that resulted in a championship in ’09. Bylsma also won the Jack Adams Award as the NHL’s Most Outstanding Coach in ’11. Shero cut his administrative teeth during 14 seasons as an assistant general manager with the Nashville Predators (1998-06) and Ottawa Senators (1993-98). Shero, a native of St. Paul, Minn., was raised in a hockey family filled with tradition. His father, Fred Shero, played for the NY Rangers (1947-50) and coached the Philadelphia Flyers for seven seasons. Fred won back-to-back Stanley Cups as head coach of the Flyers in 1974 and ’75 and also served as general manager of the Rangers for three years (1978-80), leading the club to the Stanley Cup Final in 1979. The Sheros are one of the few father-son tandems to have their names on the Cup. Shero played college hockey at St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y. He twice led the team in scoring and was named team captain on two occasions. He graduated in 1984 as one of the top-10 scorers in school history. Shero, who was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1982 NHL Draft, spent seven years as a player agent before making the transition to the front office. Shero is actively involved with USA Hockey and is a member of the USA Hockey National Team Advisory Group. Ray and his wife, Karen, and their two sons reside in Upper St. Clair.

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JASON BOTTERILL ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER

Jason Botterill is in his fourth full season as assistant general manager after being promoted to his current position in May, 2009, by GM Ray Shero. As assistant GM, Botterill works closely with Shero on all hockey-related matters, including scouting, player development and contract negotiations. He also manages hockey operations and acts as GM for the club’s top minor-league affiliate, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League. Prior to his promotion, Botterill, 36, worked two seasons as director of hockey administration with the Penguins; his responsibilities included salary cap management, professional and amateur scouting and overseeing prospect development. Botterill’s avant-garde approach and understanding of the salary cap has been a major asset for the Penguins. Before joining the Pittsburgh organization, he worked with NHL Central Registry and also scouted for the Dallas Stars. Botterill, a native of Edmonton who grew up in Winnipeg, was a firstround draft pick (20th overall) by Dallas in the 1994 NHL Draft and played 88 NHL games over six seasons with Dallas, Atlanta, Calgary and Buffalo. He also played 393 career games in the AHL and IHL, recording 127 goals and 257 points. Following his playing career, he returned to the University of Michigan to earn his MBA. Jason and his wife, Andrea, and their daughter, Alisa, reside in Pittsburgh.

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Jason Botterill was a member of four Championship teams. He captured an NCAA title with the Michigan Wolverines in 1996 and won three gold medals with Team Canada at the World Junior Championships — 1994, ‘95 and ‘96.


DAN BYLSMA Dan Bylsma is already one of the most successful coaches in Penguins’ history, leading the team to a Stanley Cup championship and winning the Jack Adams Award as the NHL’s Most Outstanding Coach, in just three-plus seasons behind the bench. Bylsma has led the Penguins to three-straight 100-point seasons and four consecutive playoff berths, while becoming the winningest playoff coach in team history with 28 postseason victories and five (tied-Scotty Bowman) playoff series victories. Bylsma has the best regular-season winning percentage (.655) in team history with an all-time record of 165-81-25. His 165 wins are the second most in team history (Eddie Johnston, 232). Bylsma, who is signed through the 2013-14 season, finished the 2011-12 season with a 51-25-6 record for 108 points. The team’s 51 wins and 108 points are the second-highest in franchise history. For his work, Bylsma was named co-recipient of the Dapper Dan Sportsman of the Year Award (Marc-Andre Fleury). He also became the fastest coach in NHL history to reach 200 wins (316 games) Apr. 22 vs. Ottawa. Bylsma, 42, earned the 2011 Jack Adams Award after masterfully steering an injury-depleted Penguins team to a 49-25-8 record for 106 points (third-most wins and points in franchise history) and the same point total as Atlantic Division-winning Philadelphia despite suffering 350 man-games lost — including 119 games to the team’s three best players: Sidney Crosby (41 games); Evgeni Malkin (39); and Jordan Staal (39). In 2008-09, Bylsma penned Dan Bylsma earned one of the most remarkable starts the 2011 Jack to a head coaching career in NHL history. He began the Adams Award after masterfully steering season in his first head coaching job, with Wilkes-Barre/ an injury-depleted Scranton of the American Hockey League, and finished Penguins team to a 49-25-8 record. the year by raising the Stanley Cup. continued on page 44

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Bylsma was promoted to Pittsburgh Feb. 15, 2009 to help save a team that was 10th overall in the Eastern Conference standings with diminishing hopes of earning a postseason berth. With an injection of attitude and aggressiveness, Bylsma inspired an 18-3-4 run in the final 25 games to climb from 10th to fourth place and home-ice advantage in the opening round. The Grand Haven, Mich. native In 2009, Bylsma became the 14th rookie head oversaw one of the most dramatic coach, and just the playoff runs in NHL history. The Penguins clinched all fourth in the past 50 years, to capture the four series on the road, twice rallying from 2-0 series Stanley Cup. deficits (against Washington and Detroit). Pittsburgh beat the defending champion Red Wings four times in the last five games to claim the Cup, including a 2-1 Game 7 victory in Detroit. Bylsma became the 14th rookie head coach, and just the fourth in the past 50 years, to capture the Stanley Cup. Of those 14, only Montreal’s Al MacNeil took over mid-season (1970-71). During his coaching career Bylsma has led the Penguins on a 15-game winning streak (tied for second longest in NHL history with 1981-82 NY Islanders), a 12-game winning streak, an 11-game winning streak, a 10-game home winning streak, a 15-game unbeaten streak and a seven-game road winning streak (tying team record). Bylsma played nine NHL seasons with Los Angeles and Anaheim from 1995-2004. He appeared in 429 regular-season games, recording 19 goals and 62 points. He was a member of Anaheim’s 2003 Western Conference championship team. He began his coaching career as an assistant with the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks of the AHL in 2004-05. Bylsma was an assistant coach with the New York Islanders the following season. Bylsma joined the Penguins organization as assistant coach with Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton in 2006. Two seasons later he was promoted to WBS head coach in 2008-09. He led the team to a 35-16-1-2 record in 54 games before being promoted to Pittsburgh. Bylsma played four seasons of college hockey at Bowling Green (Central Collegiate Hockey Association). Dan and his wife, Mary Beth, have one son, Bryan, and reside in the North Hills.

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TONY GRANATO ASSISTANT COACH

Tony Granato is in his fourth season on the Penguins coaching staff. Granato, among his responsibilities, works with the team’s forwards and penalty killing units. He oversaw the NHL’s No. 1-ranked penalty killing unit (86.1 percent) in 2010-11 and third-ranked unit (87.8) in ‘11-12. The 87.8-success rate is the best mark in team history. Prior to joining the Penguins, Granato spent six seasons with the Colorado Avalanche and served two stints as Avalanche head coach (2002-04 and 2008-09). Granato compiled a 104-78-17-16 record and led Colorado to a Northwest Division title in 2003. Granato, 48, joined the Avalanche organization in June, 2002, as an assistant coach. He was elevated to head coach Dec. 18, 2002 and led the club to a 32-11-4-4 mark en route to its ninth consecutive division title. The following season Granato steered the club to a 40-22-13-7 finish and the Western Conference semifinals. The Downers Grove, Illinois native served as an assistant coach for the Avalanche from 2005-08. He was promoted to a second tenure as head coach in 2008 and oversaw the development of a young Colorado team. Granato played 13 NHL seasons with NY Rangers (1988-90), Los Angeles (90-96) and San Jose (96-01). In 1997, he played in the NHL All-Star Game and was the recipient of the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy for overcoming a near career-ending brain injury. In 773 career NHL games, the feisty forward posted 248 goals, 492 points and 1,425 penalty minutes. He tallied 16 goals, 43 points and 141 penalty minutes in 79 career playoff games, and helped lead Los Angeles to a Stanley Cup berth in 1993. Granato played four seasons at the University of Wisconsin and was inducted into the Badgers’ Hall of Fame in 2000. He also played for the U.S. National Team in 1987-88 and represented his country in the 1988 Olympic Games in Calgary. Tony and his wife, Linda, are the parents of four children and reside in the South Hills.

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TODD REIRDEN ASSISTANT COACH

Todd Reirden is in his third season as an assistant coach with the Penguins. The former NHL defenseman works closely with the team’s defensemen and power play, among his responsibilities. Under his guidance, the Penguins’ power play ranked fifth (tied) in the NHL with a 19.7-percent success rate in 2011-12. Reirden, 41, joined the Penguins organization August 18, 2008 as an assistant coach in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League. A few months later he was promoted to head coach following Dan Bylsma’s promotion to Pittsburgh. Reirden guided WB/S to a 14-9-3 record in the final 26 games and into the second round of the AHL playoffs. Reirden then joined Pittsburgh’s extended playoff coaching staff and helped the team win the Stanley Cup. In his only full season as head coach in WBS in 2009-10 Reirden led a young and inexperienced team to an impressive 41-34-2-3 mark and a berth in the Calder Cup playoffs. Prior to joining the Penguins organization, Reirden spent one season as an assistant coach with his alma mater — the Bowling Green Falcons (Central Collegiate Hockey Association). He was a teammate of Bylsma’s during the 1990-91 and ‘91-92 seasons. Reirden was selected by New Jersey in the 12th round (242nd overall) of the 1990 NHL Draft. He played 13 professional seasons, retiring in 2007 with Graz EC of the Austrian Hockey League. He appeared in 183 NHL games with Edmonton, St. Louis, Atlanta and Phoenix. He recorded 46 points (11G-35A) and 181 PIMs in his NHL career. Todd and his wife, Shelby, have one son.

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GILLES MELOCHE GOALTENDING COACH

Former NHL goaltender Gilles Meloche is in his seventh season as the Penguins full-time goaltending coach and 27th overall with the organization, winning three Stanley Cups with the franchise. Meloche has been instrumental in the development of Marc-Andre Fleury into a franchise and Stanley Cup-winning netminder and team MVP. With Meloche’s teaching, Fleury has become the backbone of the team while tying for the most wins (226) and shutouts (22) in team history. Meloche, 62, served as a Penguins scout from 1989-06 and doubled as goaltending coach/consultant during much of that time. He was part of the staff when the Penguins won Cups in 1991 and ’92. The Montreal, Quebec native spent 18 seasons as an NHL goaltender with Chicago, California, Cleveland, Minnesota and Pittsburgh. He played the final three seasons of his career with the Penguins following a 1985 trade. Meloche appeared in 788 NHL games, posting a 270-351-131 record with 3.64 goals-against average. In 45 playoff games he posted a 21-19 mark with a 3.48 GAA. Gilles and his wife, Sophie, reside in Pittsburgh. He has a son, Eric, and daughter, Annie. Eric is a pro player who played in the Penguins organization from 2000-04.

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TRAVIS WILLIAMS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Travis Williams is in his second season as Chief Operating Officer of the Penguins, overseeing finance, legal affairs, technology, business development and arena operations while reporting directly to CEO/President David Morehouse. Williams, 41, joined the Penguins in 2008 as Senior Vice President of Business Affairs/General Counsel and oversaw the construction and development of CONSOL Energy Center — bringing the project to completion on time and under budget. He is the organization’s liaison with building manager AEG Facilities and works closely with AEG on all arena-related events and initiatives. In 2011-12, CONSOL Energy Center ranked No. 10 in the world in concert and event gross revenues, according to Venues Today. Previously, Williams had been a partner at Reed Smith LLP, where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions, investment management, commercial lending and general corporate matters. During his 12 years at Reed Smith, Williams also represented several sports franchises, regional sports networks and other sports-related businesses. He graduated from Penn State University and received a Juris Doctorate from Duquesne University, summa cum laude. He lives in Nevillewood with his wife, Nichole, and their six children.

DAVID PEART

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, SALES

David Peart is in his third full season as Senior Vice President of Sales, overseeing all local revenue generating departments for the team including business partnerships, corporate sales, premium seating, ticket sales, broadcasting, and concession and merchandise sales strategy. He was part of the management team that opened CONSOL Energy Center, which was quickly rated one of the finest sports venues in North America. Under his direction, the Penguins created the team’s Founding Partner Program and launched one of the most comprehensive fan engagement initiatives in sports helping the team to be consistently ranked among the top sports teams in Fan Relations, according to ESPN the Magazine. Peart has a wide range of sports management experience, having held seniorlevel positions with the San Francisco 49ers, Houston Texans, Dallas Stars and Texas Rangers. He has served as the chief revenue officer for teams and venues that have been recognized as industry leaders. Peart began his pro sports career as Director of Advertising Sales for the Penguins from 1987-93. The Kennedy Township native is a graduate of Point Park University where he is currently on the Board of Trustees. Very active in the community, he serves on the Board of Directors of the JA of Western Pennsylvania and the National Aviary in Pittsburgh. He and his wife Julie have two children — Tyler, a junior at Point Park University and Kelsey, a freshman at Bryn Mawr College. 55


NHL CODE OF CONDUCT The National Hockey League and its Member Clubs are committed to creating a safe and comfortable environment and enjoyable entertainment experience. NHL fans have a right to expect an environment in which they will be treated in a consistent, professional and courteous manner by all arena, team and League personnel. The Players and Officials have the same rights. Accordingly, fans are responsible for their own conduct.

THE FOLLOWING STANDARDS HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED WITH RESPECT TO FAN CONDUCT:  Fans are entitled to enjoy the hockey experience free from disruptive or inconsiderate behaviors or unruly actions.  Fans may not interfere with the event and/or athletes in any manner.  Fans shall refrain from using abusive language or obscene gestures.  Fans may not engage in fighting, throwing objects or other behavior deemed detrimental to the experience of other guests and those who engage in any of these actions will immediately be ejected from the game.  Fans are encouraged to report inappropriate behavior to arena staff.  Fans who choose to consume alcohol must do so in a legal and responsible manner.  Intervention with an intoxicated or impaired fan will be handled in a prompt and safe manner.  Fans shall comply with requests from arena staff regarding arena operational and emergency procedures.  Fans may not engage in unauthorized commercial activity while on arena property.  Violation of the Fan Code of Conduct may result in eviction from the arena without a ticket refund. The NHL and its Member Clubs thank you for adhering to the provisions of the NHL Fan Code of Conduct.

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HONORS AND AWARDS

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Evgeni Malkin poses after winning the Hart Trophy, the Art Ross Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award during the 2012 NHL Awards on June 20, 2012 in Las Vegas.

ART ROSS TROPHY

CALDER MEMORIAL TROPHY

Mario Lemieux

1988, 1989, 1992,

Mario Lemieux

1985

1993, 1996, 1997

Evgeni Malkin

2007

Jaromir Jagr

1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001

JAMES NORRIS TROPHY

Sidney Crosby

2007

Randy Carlyle

Evgeni Malkin

2009, 2012

1981

FRANK J. SELKE TROPHY HART MEMORIAL TROPHY Mario Lemieux

Ron Francis

1995

1988, 1993, 1996

Jaromir Jagr

1999

BILL MASTERTON TROPHY

Sidney Crosby

2007

Lowell MacDonald

1973

Evgeni Malkin

2012

Mario Lemieux

1993

ROCKET RICHARD TROPHY Sidney Crosby

2010

TED LINDSAY/LESTER B. PEARSON AWARD Mario Lemieux

1986, 1988, 1993, 1996

LADY BYNG TROPHY

Jaromir Jagr

1999, 2000

Rick Kehoe

1981

Sidney Crosby

2007

Ron Francis

1995, 1998

Evgeni Malkin

2012

CONN SMYTHE TROPHY Mario Lemieux

1991, 1992

MARK MESSIER LEADERSHIP AWARD

Evgeni Malkin

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RULES OF THE GAME PRESENTED BY

BOARDING

BOARDING To check or push a defenseless opponent in such a manner that causes the opponent to hit or impact into the boards dangerously or violently.

T:8.5”

B:8.75”

S:8.5”

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The player applying the check needs to ensure his opponent is not in a defenseless position and if so, must avoid contact.

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The player with the puck needs to avoid placing himself in a dangerous and defenseless position.

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Any unnecessary contact with a player playing the puck on an obvious icing or off-sides play that does not impact boards should be treated as charging.

DELAY OF GAME A player may be penalized when, in the opinion of the Referee, is delaying the game in any matter. (Normally six conditions) 1.) Player or goaltender intentionally shoots or throws the puck out

of the playing area.

2.) A defensive player or goaltender in the defensive zone shoots the

puck directly (without being deflected) over the glass.

3.) A player or goaltender intentionally knocks the net’s goalpost off

its moorings, which stops the play.

4.) The goaltender plays the puck out of the trapezoid behind the net. 5.) The goaltender freezes the puck rather than passing it to a team-

mate when no player on the opposing team is within sufficient distance to apply offensive pressure.

6.) Any skater other than the goaltender who uses their hands to

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INTERFERENCE INTERFERENCE

BODY POSITION: Body position will be determined as the player skating in front of or beside his opponent, traveling in the same direction. - A player who is behind an opponent, who does not have the puck, may not use his stick, body or free hand in order to restrain his opponent. POSSESSION OF THE PUCK: The last player to touch the puck, other than the goaltenders, will be considered the player in possession. RESTRAIN: The actions of a player or goaltender who does not have body position, but instead uses illegal means to impede an opponent who is not in possession of the puck. PICK: The action of a player or goaltender who checks an opponent who is not in possession of the puck and is unaware of the impending check/hit. FREE HAND: When a free hand is used to hold, pull, tug, grab or physically restrain an opponent from moving freely, this must be penalized as holding.

STICK: A player who does not have body position on his opponent, who used his stick to impede or prevent his opponent from moving freely on the ice shall be assessed a hooking penalty.

OFF-SIDES Players of the attacking team must not precede the puck into the attacking zone. (Two determining factors) 1.) One of a player’s skates is not in contact with or behind the blue

line of the attacking zone before the puck enters that zone.

2.) The puck must completely cross the edge of the blue line nearest

the attacking zone to be considered inside the attacking zone.

The act of using the stick in a manner that enables a player to restrain an opponent.

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When a player is checking another in such a way that there is only stick-tostick contact, such action is not to be penalized as hooking.

HOOKING

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Any player of a team, equal or superior in numerical strength to the opposing team, shoot, bat or deflect the puck from his own half of the ice beyond the goal line of the opposing team; must shoot the puck across the two red lines (center and goal lines) and touched by the defensive team. ICING WAIVED OFF

RED LINE (GOAL LINE)

1.) Team who committed icing

is short-handed

2.) Linesman believes the players

could have played the puck

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Player who skates or jumps into or charges an opponent in any matter. Actions of a player who, as a result of distance traveled, violently check an opponent in any matter.

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A charge may be the result of a check into the boards, into the goal frame or in open ice.

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CROSS CHECKING The action of using the shaft of the stick between the two hands to forcefully check an opponent.

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PENALTY CALLS UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT Challenging or disputing the ruling of an official and abusing the line of respect.

HOOKING Using the stick or blade to hook an opponent.

MISCONDUCT Called for various forms of unsportsmanlike conduct.

HOLDING Using hands on an opponent or his equipment.

BOARDING Driving the opponent into the boards.

ICING Shooting the puck across the opponent’s goal line from behind the center red line and allowing the opponent to touch the puck first.

ELBOWING Using the elbow to impede an opponent.

CROSS CHECKING Hitting an opponent with both hands on the stick and no part of the stick on the ice.

INTERFERENCE Having contact with an opponent not in possession of the puck.

SPEARING Using the stick like a spear.

ROUGHING Engaging in fisticuffs or shoving.

KNEEING Using the knee to impede an opponent.

WASHOUT Disallowing of a goal when signaled by a referee. No off-side or icing when used by a linesman.

SLASHING Swinging the stick at an opponent.

TRIPPING Using the stick, arm or leg to cause the opponent to trip or fall.

HIGH STICKING Carrying the stick above the shoulder against an opponent.

CHARGING Taking three or more strides before checking an opponent.

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ALL ABOUT THE RINK DASHER-BOARDS: extend no less than forty (40”) inches and no higher than forty-eight (48”) inches above the ice level. Ideal height for dasher-boards is forty-two (42”) inches. NETTING: spectator netting is hung in the ends of the arena. RED LINES (GOAL LINES): two (2) lines at each end of the rink (11’ from boards); lines are two (2”) inches wide BLUE LINES: ice area between the two goals is divided into three parts by the lines (Defending Zone, Neutral Zone, Attacking Zone); lines are twelve (12”) inches wide CENTER LINE: twelve (12”) inches wide; red in color ICE SURFACE:

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2013 PLAYOFF FORMAT The National Hockey League’s 30 clubs are aligned into two conferences, each consisting of three divisions (Eastern Conference: Atlantic, Northeast, Southeast; Western Conference: Central, Northwest, Pacific). The number of teams qualifying for the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs remains at 16. First-round playoff berths will be awarded to the first-place team in each division, as well as to the next five best teams (based on regular-season point totals in each conference). The three division winners in each conference will be seeded first through third (in order of points) and the next five best teams (in order of points) will be seeded fourth through eighth. In each conference, the team seeded #1 will play the team seeded #8; #2 vs. #7; #3 vs. #6 and #4 vs. #5 in the Conference Quarterfinal round. Home-ice in the Conference Quarterfinals is granted to those teams seeded first through fourth in each conference. In the Conference Semifinals and Conference Finals, teams will be reseeded according to the same criteria as the Conference Quarterfinals (division leaders will be seeded first and granted home-ice advantage while the remaining teams will be seeded in order of regular-season points). Home-ice advantage in the Stanley Cup Final will be determined by points. All series remain best-of-seven.

TIE-BREAKING PROCEDURE: In the event two or more clubs are tied in points at the conclusion of the regular season, the standing of the clubs in each conference will be determined in the following order: 1. The greater number of games won in regulation and overtime. 2. The greater number of points earned in games between the tied clubs. If two clubs are tied, and have not played an equal number of home games against each other, points earned in the first game played in the city that had the extra game shall not be included. If more than two clubs are tied, the higher percentage of available points earned in games among those clubs (and not including any odd games) shall be used to determine the standing. 3. The greater differential between goals for and against for the entire regular season.

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CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS (SERIES A – H) The six regular-season division champions will be ranked in the first three positions in their respective conferences, the clubs with the greatest number of points being ranked first in their respective conferences. The remaining five playoff clubs in each conference will be ranked based on regular-season points. Following are the matchups based on the rankings.

CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (SERIES I – L) If one division winner is eliminated in the Conference Quarterfinals: The remaining division winners would be seeded first and second, followed by the two remaining clubs in order of regular-season points. The #1 seed would face the club with the fewest regular-season points, while the other two clubs would meet. If two division winners are eliminated in the Conference Quarterfinals: The remaining division winner would be seeded first, followed by the three remaining clubs in order of regular-season points. The #1 seed would face the club with the fewest regular-season points, while the other two clubs would meet. If all three division winners are eliminated in the Conference Quarterfinals: The remaining clubs would be ranked in order of regular-season points. The remaining team with the most regular-season points would be seeded first, followed by the three remaining teams. The #1 seed would face the #4 seed, while the #2 and #3 seeds would meet. If a division winner meets a non-division winner that compiled more regular season points: The division winner would receive home-ice advantage.

CONFERENCE FINALS (SERIES M AND N) The same criteria used in the selection of order for the Conference Quarterfinals (Advancing division winners, followed by remaining clubs based on regular-season points) again will be in effect. If a division winner meets a non-division winner that compiled more regular-season points: The division winner would receive home-ice advantage. If Conference Semifinal series end early: Start dates for the Conference Finals may be moved up depending on a number of factors, including building availability and travel schedules.

STANLEY CUP FINAL (SERIES O) The Eastern Conference and Western Conference champions will meet in the Stanley Cup Final series. Home-ice will be determined by the greater number of regular-season points, subject to the tiebreaking procedures outlined previously. Games will be played on a 2-2-1-1-1 basis.

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PENGUINS HISTORY AT A GLANCE

OCTOBER 11, 1967 FIRST GAME IN FRANCHISE HISTORY The Penguins played their first game as an NHL franchise. The Penguins fell 2-1 to the Montreal Canadiens in front of 9,307 fans at the Civic Arena.

JUNE 9, 1984 MARIO IS DRAFTED NHL hockey may have been born in Pittsburgh on October 11, 1967, but it came alive June 9, 1984 when Eddie Johnson stepped to the podium and selected Mario Lemieux with the first overall pick of the1984 NHL Entry Draft, the first time the Penguins had ever held the No. 1-overall selection.

MAY 25, 1991 STANLEY CUP CLINCHER With an 8-0 victory over the Minnesota North Stars, the Penguins become Stanley Cup champions for the first time in their 24-year history.

JUNE 1, 1992 STANLEY CUP CLINCHER Penguins defeat the Chicago Blackhawks in four games to win back-to-back Stanley Cup championships.

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JUNE 24, 1999 GREATEST SAVE In the greatest save of Penguins history, Lemieux and a team of investors rescued the ailing franchise from bankruptcy.

APRIL 17, 2006 YOUNGEST TO 100

DECEMBER 27, 2000 THE COMEBACK

Sidney Crosby became the youngest player in NHL history at 18 years, 253 days to record 100 points in a season on April 17, 2006. Crosby collected three assists against the New York Islanders to reach the century mark in front of a hometown crowd of 17,084 fans.

Making perhaps the greatest comeback in sports history, Mario Lemieux emerged from retirement to rejoin the Penguins. In true Mario fashion, Lemieux posted an assist on his first shift of the game en route to a three-point night in a 5-0 defeat of the Toronto Maple Leafs at Mellon Arena.

OCTOBER 18, 2006 MALKIN’S DEBUT Evgeni Malkin made his NHL debut against the New Jersey Devils. Malkin did not disappoint, beating the Devils Martin Brodeur to begin a scoring tear that saw him tie a modern-day NHL record for rookies by lighting the lamp in each of his first six games.

JANUARY 1, 2008 WINTER CLASSIC Sidney Crosby turned the page on a storybook ending with his dramatic shootout game-winner in front of 71,217 fans during the inaugural NHL Winter Classic at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

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OCTOBER 7, 2010 THE OPENING OF CONSOL ENERGY CENTER The Penguins embarked on a new era when they christened CONSOL Energy Center against the Philadelphia Flyers.

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JUNE 20, 2012 MALKIN WINS BIG IN VEGAS

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PITTSBURGH PENGUINS PLAYOFF STATS

PENGUINS PLAYOFF RESULTS 2013-08 Year

Round

Opponent

Result

GF

GA

2013

CQF

NY Islanders

W 4-2

25

17

2012

CQF

Philadelphia

L 2-4

26

30

2011

CQF

Tampa Bay

L 3-4

14

22

2010

CSF

Montreal

L 3-4

18

19

CQF

Ottawa

W 4-2

24

19

F

Detroit

W 4-3

14

17

CF

Carolina

W 4-0

20

9

CSF

Washington

W 4-3

27

22

CQF

Philadelphia

W 4-2

18

16

F

Detroit

L 2-4

10

17

CF

Philadelphia

W 4-1

20

9

CSF

NY Rangers

W 4-1

15

12

CQF

Ottawa

W 4-0

16

5

2009

2008

General Manager: Ray Shero Assistant General Manager: Jason Botterill Head Coach: Dan Bylsma Assistant Coaches: Tony Granato Todd Reirden

INSIDE THE PENGUINS NUMBERS Playoff Appearances: 28th appearance

Goaltender Coach: Gilles Meloche

All-Time Postseason Record: 152-131 All-Time Series Record: 28-24 Stanley Cups: 3 (2009, 1992, ’91) Stanley Cup Final Appearances: 4

PENGUINS ALL-TIME PLAYOFF RECORD VS. OTHER TEAMS Boston Buffalo Carolina Chicago Dallas Detroit Florida Montreal New Jersey NY Islanders NY Rangers Ottawa Philadelphia St. Louis Tampa Bay Toronto Washington

Series 4 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 5 3 4 3 6 3 1 3 8

W 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 3 0 4 2 2 1 0 0 7

L 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 2 3 0 1 4 2 1 3 1

GP 19 10 4 8 6 13 7 13 29 19 20 15 35 13 7 12 49

W 10 6 4 4 4 6 3 5 14 8 16 9 16 6 3 4 30

L 9 4 0 4 2 7 4 8 15 11 4 6 19 7 4 8 19

T 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

GF 67 26 20 23 28 24 15 33 80 58 79 50 115 40 14 27 164

GA 62 26 9 24 16 34 20 37 86 67 57 42 121 45 22 39 143

Defunct Clubs

1

1

0

4

4

0

0

13

6

Totals

52

28

24

283

152

131

0

876

856

Last Mtg. 1992 2001 2009 1992 1991 2009 1996 2010 2001 1993 2008 2010 2012 1981 2011 1999 2009

Round CF CSF CF F F F CF CSF CF DF CSF CQF CQF PRE CQF CSF CSF

Result W 4-0 W 4-3 W 4-0 W 4-0 W 4-2 W 4-3 L 3-4 L 3-4 L 1-4 L 3-4 W 4-1 W 4-2 L 2-4 L 2-3 L 3-4 L 2-4 W 4-3

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PITTSBURGH PENGUINS

HEADSHOTS Active players as of 05.12.13

MATT

NISKANEN

2

PAUL

3

PASCAL

MARK

ENGELLAND

BRENDEN

JAROME

10

12

4

DUPUIS

MORROW

CHRIS

TANNER

BRANDON

14

15

16

KUNITZ

JAMES

NEAL

18

9

GLASS

BEAU

BENNETT

19

DERYK

EATON

MARTIN

7

102

DOUGLAS

MURRAY

SUTTER

MATT

COOKE

24

5

IGINLA

DUSTIN

JEFFREY

17

CRAIG

ADAMS

27


MARC-ANDRE

FLEURY

29

BROOKS

ORPIK

44

KRIS

LETANG

58

ERIC

HARTZELL

31

JOE

VITALE

46

EVGENI

MALKIN

71

JUSSI

JOKINEN

36

SIMON

DESPRES

47

SIDNEY

CROSBY

87

ROBERT

BORTUZZO

41

TYLER

KENNEDY

48

TOMAS

VOKOUN

92

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PITTSBURGH PENGUINS

ROSTER Active players as of 05.12.13

#

PLAYER

POS

HT

WT

#

PLAYER

2 3 4 5 7 9 10 12 14 15 16 17 18 19

Matt Niskanen Douglas Murray Mark Eaton Deryk Engelland Paul Martin Pascal Dupuis Brenden Morrow Jarome Iginla Chris Kunitz Tanner Glass Brandon Sutter Dustin Jeffrey James Neal Beau Bennett

D D D D D RW LW RW LW LW C LW LW RW

6-0 6-3 6-1 6-2 6-1 6-1 6-0 6-1 6-0 6-1 6-3 6-1 6-2 6-2

209 245 215 202 200 205 205 210 193 210 183 205 208 207

24 27 29 31 36 41 44 46 47 48 58 71 87 92

Matt Cooke LW 5-11 Craig Adams RW 6-0 Marc-Andre Fleury G 6-2 Eric Hartzell G 6-4 Jussi Jokinen LW 5-11 Robert Bortuzzo D 6-4 Brooks Orpik D 6-2 Joe Vitale C 5-11 Simon Despres D 6-4 Tyler Kennedy C 5-11 Kris Letang D 6-0 Evgeni Malkin C 6-3 Sidney Crosby C 5-11 Tomas Vokoun G 6-1

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POS

HT

WT

205 197 180 188 198 215 219 205 214 183 201 195 200 210


OTTAWA SENATORS

ROSTER Active players as of 05.12.13

#

PLAYER

POS

HT

WT

#

2

PLAYER

POS

HT

WT

Jared Cowen

D

6-5

230

28 Matt Kassian

L

6-4

232

3

Marc Methot

D

6-3

231

4

Chris Phillips

D

6-3

221

33 Jakob Silfverberg

R

6-1

200

40 Robin Lehner

G

6-4

7

Kyle Turris

C

6-1

223

193

41 Craig Anderson

G

6-2

9

Milan Michalek

L

180

6-2

227

44 Jean-Gabriel Pageau C

5-9

163

10 Mike Lundin

D

6-2

190

46 Patrick Wiercioch

D

6-5

205

11 Daniel Alfredsson

R

5-11

203

55 Sergei Gonchar

D

6-2

206

13 Peter Regin

C

6-2

195

61 Andre Benoit

D

5-11

191

14 Colin Greening

L

6-2

217

62 Eric Gryba

D

6-4

222

15 Zack Smith

C

6-2

212

65 Erik Karlsson

D

6-0

175

16 Mark Stone

R

6-2

188

68 Mike Hoffman

C

5-11

176

18 Jim O’Brien

C

6-2

202

73 Guillaume Latendresse L

6-2

230

22 Erik Condra

R

6-0

189

89 Cory Conacher

L

5-8

179

25 Chris Neil

R

6-1

215

93 Mika Zibanejad

C

6-1

200

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OTTAWA SENATORS

HEADSHOTS Active players as of 05.12.13

JARED

COWEN

2

MILAN

MICHALEK

9

COLIN

3

MIKE

LUNDIN

10

ZACK

GREENING

SMITH

ERIK

CHRIS

22

25

14

CONDRA

106

MARC

METHOT

15

NEIL

CHRIS

PHILLIPS

4

DANIEL

ALFREDSSON

11

MARK

STONE

16

MATT

KASSIAN

28

KYLE

TURRIS

7

PETER

REGIN

13

JIM

O’BRIEN

18

JAKOB

SILFVERBERG

33


ROBIN

LEHNER

40

SERGEI

GONCHAR

55

MIKE

HOFFMAN

68

CRAIG

JEAN-GABRIEL

41

44

ANDERSON

ANDRE

BENOIT

61

GUILLAUME

LATENDRESSE

73

PAGEAU

ERIC

GRYBA

62

CORY

CONACHER

89

PATRICK

WIERCIOCH

46

ERIK

KARLSSON

65

MIKA

ZIBANEJAD

93

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OTTAWA SENATORS PLAYOFF STATS

SENATORS PLAYOFF RESULTS 2013-08

General Manager: Bryan Murray

Year

Round

Opponent

Result

GF

GA

2013

CQF

Montreal

W 4-1

20

9

2012

CQF

NY Rangers

L 3-4

13

14

2010

CQF

Pittsburgh

L 2-4

19

24

2008

CQF

Pittsburgh

L 0-4

5

16

INSIDE THE SENATORS NUMBERS Playoff Appearances: 14th appearance

Assistant General Manager: Tim Murray

All-Time Postseason Record: 58-63 All-Time Series Record: 9-13

Head Coach: Paul MacLean

Stanley Cups: 0 Stanley Cup Final Appearances: 1

Assistant Coach: Dave Cameron Mark Reeds Luke Richardson

SENATORS VS. PITTSBURGH LAST SERIES MATCHUP

2010 EASTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS VS. OTTAWA (PIT won series, 4-2) Apr. 14 Ottawa 5 at Pittsburgh 4 L Apr. 16 Ottawa 1 at Pittsburgh 2 W Apr. 18 Pittsburgh 4 at Ottawa 2 W Apr. 20 Pittsburgh 7 at Ottawa 4 W Apr. 22 Ottawa 4 at Pittsburgh 3 (3OT) L Apr. 24 Pittsburgh 4 at Ottawa 3 (OT) W

Goaltending Coach: Rick Wamsley

OTTAWA ALL-TIME PLAYOFF RECORD VS. OTHER TEAMS Anaheim

Series 1

W 0

L 1

GP 5

W 1

L 4

T 0

GF 11

GA 16

Last Mtg. 2007

Round F

Result L 1-4

Buffalo

4

1

3

21

8

13

0

47

52

2007

CF

W 4-1

New Jersey

3

2

1

18

11

7

0

41

40

2007

CSF

W 4-1 W 4-1

NY Islanders

1

1

0

5

4

1

0

13

7

2003

CQF

NY Rangers

1

0

1

7

3

4

0

13

14

2012

CQF

L 3-4

Philadelphia

2

2

0

11

8

3

0

28

12

2003

CSF

W 4-2

Pittsburgh

3

1

2

15

6

9

0

42

50

2010

CQF

L 2-4

Tampa Bay

1

1

0

5

4

1

0

23

13

2006

CQF

W 4-1

Toronto

4

0

4

24

8

16

0

42

57

2004

CQF

L 3-4

Washington

1

0

1

5

1

4

0

7

18

1998

CSF

L 1-4

Totals

21

8

13

116

54

62

0

267

279

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The Penguins will play the Ottawa Senators in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. This is the fourth time in seven years these teams will meet in the postseason. Ottawa won the first of those matchups, 4-1, in 2007. The Penguins won the last two series, sweeping the Senators in 2008 and recording a 4-2 series victory in 2010. The Penguins have won the last five playoff games between the teams — including the series-clinching win in Game Six of the 2010 meeting — and swept the regular season series with the Senators, winning all three games. Here are a few storylines to follow as the series progresses.

The Penguins will be facing a red-hot goalie in this round. Coach Paul MacLean called Craig Anderson the MVP of their opening-round series against Montreal, saying he was “outstanding in every game.” Anderson allowed just nine goals on 180 shots in those five games for a .950 save percentage. Anderson is the kind of goaltender that gives his team confidence and keeps them in games with his play. The Senators were badly outplayed for stretches against the Canadiens, but Anderson’s dominance kept them from gaining any momentum. However, Anderson has struggled against the Penguins during the regular season for whatever reason. We’ll see if that carries over into the playoffs. He went 0-2-1 in three games this year, allowing eight regulation goals in those games. He will have his work cut out for him against the high-scoring Penguins, who may be the team that can make him look less like Superman. The Penguins have a different situation in goal. Marc-Andre Fleury started the first four games of Pittsburgh’s opening-round series against continued on page 113

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the Islanders, but was replaced by Tomas Vokoun for Game Five in a wakeup call for the team. Vokoun, who became the first starting goaltender for the Penguins not named Fleury since Johan Hedberg in 2001, performed exactly how the Penguins needed him to in his first playoff start in six years and pitched a 31-save shutout in the game. He then got the nod for Game Six and was the MVP of the overtime win. Vokoun stopped 66 of 69 shots in the back-to-back wins and has proven that he is extremely capable of handling goaltending duties in the pressure cooker that is the playoffs. But Fleury is the franchise goalie, having started 79 straight playoff games for the Penguins — backstopping them to the Stanley Cup championship in 2009 — before being replaced by Vokoun. Fleury has been fantastic for them throughout the years, and the fluky goals and losses cannot be blamed solely on him. His teammates share a portion of the blame and their play helped put Fleury on the bench. So do the Penguins go with the hot goalie in Vokoun at least to start the second round? Or do they start Fleury, who has been part of the heart and soul of this team for nine seasons?

GAME-CHANGING DEFENSEMEN The defending Norris Trophy winner Erik Karlsson is a total gamechanging talent at just 22 years old. The Penguins got a glimpse of the player he would become three years ago in their last playoff series, where the then-rookie scored six points (1G-5A) in his postseason debut. He is such a confident player because of his elite talent. He is an effortless skater with exceptional hockey sense and the ability to do whatever he wants with the puck when it is on his stick. Having a player like that on their blue line is so valuable. But while Ottawa may have Karlsson, the Penguins have Kris Letang on their blue line. Letang tied continued on page 114

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for the scoring lead among team defensemen in the first round with six points (2G-4A), the same total output as Karlsson. Letang did skate more minutes than Karlsson, averaging 27:46 per game. Letang may be the one dethrone Karlsson as the league’s best defenseman, as he was named one of three finalists for this year’s Norris field. And watching the two of them go head-to-head in this series will be a thrill to watch, indeed.

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SPEZZA’S RETURN Ottawa’s No. 1 center Jason Spezza, who has been out since undergoing back surgery on Feb. 1, has been progressing in his rehab. He had been skating with Ottawa’s taxi squad and returned to full team practice on May 12. Though coach Paul MacLean said only the day before that Spezza’s return to game action was still “a long way away,” returning to practice is a big step in the recovery process. And while there is no official projected date for his return, he said he plans to keep participating in practice moving forward to work on getting his strength and speed back. He told the team’s website, “The whole reason to get on the ice with the team was they’re going to have some hard practices in the next couple of days and it’ll give me a bit of a gauge to see where I am personally and see how things will go.” While Spezza and the Senators have been careful not to put a timeline on anything, the newest development in his situation certainly sparks optimism that he will make an appearance in this second-round series against the Penguins. Time will tell, but it may be wise not to bet against it.

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PROJECT POWER PLAY Project Power Play represents a group of partners; The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation, Highmark, the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, who are focused on building 12 multi-sport dek hockey rinks to encourage physical activity and provide accessibility to hockey facilities for youth. The first two rinks in the City of Pittsburgh are located at Banksville Park on Crane Avenue and at Lewis Park in Hazelwood adjacent to the YMCA, both opened at the end of 2012. Over the next three years, 10 more rinks will be constructed as part of the $2.1 million project. Project Power Play funding comes from Highmark which is committing $1.5 million and the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation which is providing $600,000. Additional contributions come from the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and the local municipalities, which are providing land for the rinks, as well as maintenance, lighting and other support. Dave Soltesz, president of the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation says, “The Foundation’s mission includes creating opportunities for youth that stress physical fitness, teamwork and sportsmanship. The dek hockey rinks and related programs will serve youth in the region, fulfill the Foundation’s mission to encourage youth fitness, and help to make hockey a more accessible sport. These are the best dek hockey rinks anywhere,” Soltesz says. “You have to see it to believe it.” The facilities, 155’ x 75’, are multi-sport courts and each includes a premier dasherboard system like those used in the NHL, players’ benches, penalty box, scorer’s table, goals at each end, and start-up dek hockey equipment. Each facility will have nine access gates, including handicap access via the service gate. Black vinyl fences enclose each facility. Soltesz says, “We are proud of our sport. We are proud of our region, and we are proud to put these types of facilities in the communities.”

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CONSOL Energy Center

BUILDING INFORMATION ALCOHOL Guests of CONSOL Energy Center must be 21 years of age or older to purchase and/or consume alcoholic beverages. ARAMARK reserves the right to check proof of legal drinking age. There is a maximum of TWO (2) alcoholic beverages per purchase at all concession stands and portable vendors. For Pittsburgh Penguins games, all alcohol sales within the arena will conclude at the beginning of the third period. Individual concerts and events are determined on a show-by-show basis.

ATM MACHINES For the convenience of our fans, ATMs are available in CONSOL Energy Center: First Niagara Bank - Outside section 119 and 230, and in the lobby of the Trib Total Media Gate PNC Bank on PNC Legends Level - Outside of party suite 44 and suite 13

AUTOMOTIVE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AAA will have a “Puck Truck” at all Penguins home games. The “Puck Truck” is available to assist patrons that have trouble with their vehicles in CONSOL Energy Center lots only. Fans can call 1.800.AAA.HELP after the start of the third period.

BABY CHANGING STATIONS Baby changing stations are available in all restrooms, located on all seating levels of CONSOL Energy Center.

BAGS, BACKPACKS AND PURSES For security purposes, only small personal bags (purses, baby or diaper bags, etc.) will be permitted inside CONSOL Energy Center and all items are subject to search upon entrance. Large bags, coolers, backpacks and sealed packages, including gifts for performers and/or athletes of any kind are not permitted unless otherwise noted on the individual event page.

BANNERS AND SIGNS Banners and signs are permitted for most events, providing they are appropriate, as deemed by building management. Signs must not be commercial in nature or utilize wood, metal or other types of objects for support. They cannot be hung or fastened anywhere in the building or in any way obstruct another guest’s view or building signage.

FIRST AID There are two (2) UPMC First Aid Stations, one on each level of CONSOL Energy Center. UPMC First Aid is located adjacent to the Guest Services office outside section 104 and behind the concession stand at section 232.

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CAMERAS Cameras are permitted into CONSOL Energy Center for Pittsburgh Penguins hockey games and most events. If allowed, CONSOL Energy Center building policy states only small personal still cameras equipped with three (3) inch lens or smaller be brought into the building. Cameras with detachable lenses or flashes are not permitted. Video, audio and professional camera and recording devices are strictly prohibited in the building. For all other non-hockey events, camera policies will vary. Please check the individual event page for further information.

CREDIT CARDS VISA, Discover, MasterCard and American Express credit cards are accepted at all merchandise and concession stands.

has a no re-entry policy; once you leave the building during an event, you will not be permitted to return.

EMERGENCY EVACUATION In the event of an emergency, CONSOL Energy Center staff will utilize the public address (PA) system to inform guests of the situation and any instructions as applicable. All exits and emergency exits are posted with appropriate signage.

ENTRANCES AND EXITS There are four (4) points of entry into CONSOL Energy Center: American Eagle Gate (Fifth Avenue and Washington Place), Trib Total Media Gate (Centre Avenue Lower Entrance), Verizon Gate (Centre Avenue Upper Entrance), and a private parking garage entrance for suite ticket holders.

DESIGNATED DRIVERS Guests of legal drinking age who hold a valid driver’s license and wish to sign up to be a designated driver, may visit Guest Services at section 104 for specific Designated Driver booth locations during Pittsburgh Penguins games. In return for safe and sober transportation of their group from CONSOL Energy Center, the designated driver will receive a coupon redeemable for a complimentary soft drink during the game.

DOORS OPEN Doors generally open one (1) hour prior to the start of an event at CONSOL Energy Center, including Pittsburgh Penguins games. Please check the individual event page for further information. CONSOL Energy Center

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FAMILY RESTROOMS Family restrooms are available on all levels of CONSOL Energy Center near sections 106/107, 108, 115, 121, 213, 225, party suite 44 and suite 13.

FOOD AND BEVERAGES No food or beverages of any kind are permitted to be brought into CONSOL Energy Center. Concession stands located throughout the arena sell a wide variety of food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Patrons continued on page 134


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requesting to bring in outside food or beverage due to health conditions should contact Guest Services in advance at info@consolenergycenter. com. Pennsylvania State Law prohibits the sale of alcohol to all persons under the age of 21. Guests are required to show proper identification and proof of age when purchasing alcoholic beverages.

LOST AND FOUND If an item is lost or found during an event please see the Guest Services office located outside section 104. Guests inquiring about lost items after an event should call 412.804.7903. Items lost at events are held in storage for thirty (30) days and then either disposed of or donated to an appropriate charity.

QUESTIONS For general questions, please call 412.642.1800 or e-mail info@consolenergycenter.com.

RE-ENTRY POLICY Exit and re-entry is not permitted at CONSOL Energy Center.

SECURITY In the interest of guests and staff safety, a search process is required for all events in order to prevent guests from bringing unauthorized and prohibited items into the arena.

SMOKING POLICY Smoking is not permitted inside CONSOL Energy Center.

PENSGEAR PensGear Powered by Reebok, the official team store of the Pittsburgh Penguins, is located in the lobby of CONSOL Energy Center, inside the Trib Total Media Gate. Store hours vary. Please call 412.553.8553 for more information. Refer to page 216 for additional store locations throughout CONSOL Energy Center.

PROHIBITED ITEMS Bags, back packs, air horns, coolers (hard/soft sided), thermoses, large purses, cans, bottles, flasks, alcoholic beverages, laser pointers, video or audio recording devices, professional cameras/lens, tripods, banners or signs on poles, weapons or any other items deemed dangerous and/or inappropriate are strictly prohibited. Small purses, camera cases, binocular cases and diaper bags will be permitted, however, all items that do not pass security must be returned to vehicles.

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS Birthday and anniversary messages can be displayed at Pittsburgh Penguins hockey games only. A $20 donation is required to the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation. To have a birthday or anniversary message displayed, visit the ‘Fan Zone’ section of pittsburghpenguins.com. All requests must be placed at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to each game.

TAG-A-KID In the event a parent and child might be separated at a CONSOL Energy Center event, parents can register their child with the Tag-A-Kid program. A wristband with the parent’s seat location continued on page 137


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and contact number will be given to the child. Registration is available at the Guest Services office located outside section 104.

VIDEO CAMERAS Use of video or audio recording equipment is strictly prohibited. CONSOL Energy Center reserves the right to confiscate any tape or film and remove the patron from the building.

WHEELCHAIRS A limited number of wheelchairs are available for transporting guests that are disabled to their seating location. Guests can be transported from the gates to their seats. If a wheelchair is needed for the duration of the event, guests must supply their own wheelchairs. Wheelchairs cannot be reserved in advance. Upon arrival, guests can arrange for a wheelchair at any entrance of CONSOL Energy

Center. Please see a CONSOL Energy Center employee to assist with wheelchair transportation.

WILL CALL Tickets ordered or prepaid can be picked up at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Box Office, located in the lobby of the Trib Total Media Gate. Will Call windows open one (1) hour prior to events and patrons must present valid photo identification and the credit card of record when picking up tickets.

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CONSOL Energy Center

CONCESSIONS GUIDE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES/BEER

Iron City Light 102, 110, 112, 207, 234

Stella Artois Draft 102, 112, 207

All permanent concession stands Souvenir Collectible Series Cup available

Labatt Blue Draft 102, 106, 112, 120, 121, 206, 207

Stella Artois 106, 108, 117, 120, 213, 215, 217, 233

Allegheny Pale Ale 102, 112, 207

Labatt Blue 105, 108, 109, 110, 117, 118, 119, 120, 202, 204, 213, 214, 215, 217, 228, 233, 234

Straub 106, 108

Babbling Blonde 102, 112 Bass 102, 106, 108, 112, 120, 207, 213 Beck’s 120, 213 Blue Moon Draft 207 Blue Moon 102, 106, 108, 112, 120, 213 Bud Light Draft 101, 102, 103, 106, 107, 108, 111, 112, 113, 116, 121, 205, 211, 212, 223, 231 Bud Light 102 Landing, 105, 115, 117, 118, 119, 201, 204, 214, 215, 217, 218, 225, 233 Bud Light Platinum 102 Landing, 106, 108, 112, 120, 213 Budweiser 102, 105, 106, 108, 112, 117, 118, 119, 204, 215, 217, 233 Coors Light Draft 108 Coors Light 102, 106, 108, 110, 112, 207, 218, 234 Corona 102, 112, 120, 207, 213 Goose Island Verizon Gate Goose Island IPA 120, 213, 207 Henry Weinhards IPA 207 Iron City Amber 102, 106, 108, 112, 120, 207, 213 Iron City Light Draft 106, 108, 119

Labatt Blue Light Draft 103, 108, 113, 206 Labatt Blue Light 102, 105, 106, 109, 110, 112, 117, 118, 119, 120, 201, 202, 204, 207, 214, 215, 217, 218, 225, 228, 233, 234 Leinenkugel-Wheat Draft 207 Leinenkugel-Seasonal Draft 207 Leffe Brown 120, 213 Magic Hat # 9 102, 106, 108, 112, 120, 207, 213 Mich Ultra 102, 105, 106, 108, 112, 119, 215, Verizon Gate Miller Lite Draft 101, 102, 106, 108, 109, 111, 112, 205, 207, 232

COCKTAILS, WINE, MALTERNATIVES Cocktails 102, 112, 207 Wine 102, 112, 207 Bacardi Lemon 102, 105, 106, 108, 109, 112, 117, 119, 121, 202, 203, 204, 206, 207, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 225, 233, 234 Smirnoff Ice 102, 105, 106, 108, 109, 112, 117, 119, 121, 202, 203, 204, 206, 207, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 225, 233, 234

SOFT DRINKS, BOTTLED WATER, BOTTLED TEA, ENERGY DRINKS, COFFEE

Miller Lite 102 Landing, 105, 115, 117, 119, 215, 217, 218, 225 O’Doul’s 102, 106, 108, 112, 207 Old Wylie’s IPA 102, 106, 108, 112, 207 Penn Pilsner 102, 106, 108, 112, 207, 218 Redbridge (gluten free) 102, 108, 112, 116, 120, 207, 213 Rivertowne Draft 119, 205

Fountain Soft Drinks - RC Cola, Diet RC Cola, Dr. Pepper, Diet Dr. Pepper, 7UP, Country Time Lemonade Available at All Permanent Stand Locations

Rolling Rock 108, 110, 204, 234 Shock Top - Draft 102, 106, 108, 112 Shock Top Verizon Gate

32 oz. Souvenir Collectible Series Cup with ONE FREE REFILL

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BOTTLED BEVERAGES RC Cola, Diet RC Cola, 7UP 105, 115, 118, 202, 204, 214, 216, 218, 225, 233 Sunkist Orange 109, 116, 223, 231, 232 Diet Sunkist Orange 105, 109, 119, 120, 121, 202, 206, 230 A&W Root Beer 105, 107, 109, 115, 116, 118, 119, 120, 121, 202, 204, 205, 206, 211, 212, 214, 218, 223, 225, 230, 231, 232, 233 Hawaiian Punch 105, 107, 116, 119, 120, 121, 202, 206, 212, 223, 231 Ginger Ale 105, 107, 115, 116, 118, 119, 120, 121, 204, 206, 211, 212, 216, 218, 223, 225, 230, 231, 232, 233 Cherikee Red 109, 119, 120, 121, 205, 211, 230, 232

BBQ @ SMOKEHOUSE Beef Brisket, Chicken & Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Platters 115, 205 Smoked BBQ Chicken Nachos 205 Pulled Pork Nachos 103, 113, 115, 118, 204, 233 NEW Smoked Turkey Leg 205 NEW Loaded Baked Potato 103, 113, 205

CHICKEN SPECIALTIES Chicken Tenders 101, 107, 108, 111, 120, 212, 232 Buffalo Tenders 108, 120

Sun Drop 105, 107, 115, 116, 118, 119, 120, 121, 202, 204, 205, 206, 211, 212, 218, 223, 225, 231, 232, 233

Grilled Chicken Sandwich 107, 212, 232

Diet Sun Drop 107, 116, 119, 120, 121, 205, 206, 211, 212

Kickin’ Chicken Sandwich 108

Bottled Water 101, 102, 103, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 202, 204, 205, 206, 207, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 223, 225, 230, 231, 232, 233, 234 Fiji Bottled Water 108, 211 All Sport 108, 116, 205, 223 Snapple Iced Tea 107, 108, 116, 119, 120, 121, 205, 212, 223, 230, 231, 232 Venom Energy Drink 102, 107, 108, 112, 116, 120, 121, 207, 211, 212, 223, 231, 232 COFFEE 103, 113 Dunkin Donuts - Specialty Coffee & Hot Chocolate 109, 212

Burgatory “Hot Chick” Sandwich 206

NEW Duos - Two Each Fried Chicken Sandwich 101, 111

Hot Dog 101, 107, 109, 111, 116, 121, 212, 218, 223, 225, 231, 232 Topped Hot Dog 218, 225 Jumbo Corn Dog 108, 120 Man vs. Food - 1/2 Pound Topped Hot Dog 230 Italian Sausage 107, 212, 232 NEW Hot Italian Sausage 101, 111 Smoked Sausage 109, 116, 121, 223, 231

NEW HEALTHY CHOICE OPTIONS Salad Rolls * 116 Bibb Lettuce Cups * 116 Local Vegetables * 116 Vegetable Tacos * 116

Smoked BBQ Chicken Nachos 205 Smoked BBQ Chicken Sandwich 115, 205

Cobb Salad * 116 Local Baby Greens * 116

Dings (Wings - Variety) 101, 111

Yogurt * 116

GRILL ITEMS

Schearer’s Chips * 108, 116

Fresh Angus Beef Hamburger/ Cheeseburger (single/double) 107, 212, 232 Burgatory Burgers 206 NEW Duos - Two each Cheeseburgers 101, 111 CheeseSteak 108 * Gluten Free

Beverages * 116 Fresh Fruit * 103, 108, 113 Fresh Selection Salads * 103, 107, 108, 113 Fruit Smoothie * 103, 113 Falafel Gyro (vegetarian) 108

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Honey Smoked Turkey Wrap 108, 120 NEW Roasted Turkey Sandwich 103, 113 NEW Caprese Sandwich 103, 113

PIZZA HUT Pizza Singles 9” 107, 120, 212, 232 Pizza By the Slice 103, 113

SUSHI

Psychedelic ‘Shroom Burgatory 206

Nakama 101, 105, 111

SPECIALTY ITEMS & CARVERY

FAN FAVORITES FRENCH FRIES, NACHOS, POPCORN & SNACKS

Beef & Lamb Gyro 108 NEW Pastrami on Rye 103,108,113

French Fries 101, 107, 111, 119, 120, 212, 232

Italian Hoagie 108

NEW Large French Fries 107, 120, 212, 232

Chef’s Specialty Carved Sandwiches 107, First Niagara & Captain Morgan Clubs

Burgatory Fries 206

NEW Cheesesteak Taco 101, 103

Sweet Potato Fries 120, 232

NEW Smashed Ball (Beef Meatball) 103, 113

Cajun Fries 107, 120, 212, 232

NEW P’Burgh Boy Sandwich 103, 113 Kielbasa Grinder 107, 112 Primanti Brothers Sandwiches 119

Topped French Fries 108

Nachos Grande 103, 105, 109, 113, 116, 118, 121, 204, 205, 211, 216, 223, 230, 231, 233 Braided Pretzels with Dip 103, 108, 109, 113, 116, 120, 121, 211, 223, 230, 231

ICE CREAM/ ITALIAN ICE Dairy Queen - Dilly Bar, Buster Bar, Stars & Stripes Starkiss 105, 234 Ice Cream Cup or Waffle Cone 109, 116, 223 Rita’s Italian Ice 109 Burgatory Milk Shakes 206

KIDS STAND

Peanut Butter Nuggets (H.K. Anderson) 103, 109, 113, 116, 121, 206, 211, 212, 223, 231

Kids Hot Dog 116

Kids Soft Drink 116

Specialty Nuts 105, 202

Peanuts 103,109, 113, 116, 121, 206, 211, 212, 218, 223, 225, 230, 231

Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwiches 107

Popcorn 103, 105, 109, 113, 116, 121, 202, 211, 223, 231

Kids Nacho 116

Soup of the Day 107

NEW Sarris Chocolates 101, 109, 111, 116, 121, 211, 223, 231

BAKED GOODS

Onion Rings 101, 107, 111 NEW Cheese Curds 101, 111

Kids Popcorn 116

Milk 116

Variety of Baked Goods 102

Cracker Jack 103, 105, 109, 113, 116, 121, 206, 211, 223, 230, 231 Candy 103, 109, 113, 116, 121, 206, 211, 212, 223, 230, 231 Cotton Candy 105, 202

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CONSOL Energy Center

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MEN’S RESTROOMS

TRIB TOTAL MEDIA GATE

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TRIB TOTAL MEDIA ALL-TIME TEAM ZONE AND INTERACTIVE STANLEY CUP DISPLAY

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DICK’S SPORTING GOODS BOX OFFICE AND WILL CALL

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ALL-TIME PENGUINS PLAYOFF

LEADERBOARD Stats Through 2012 Playoffs

ASSISTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Lemieux Jagr Francis Stevens CROSBY Murphy

96 82 68 60 57 57

SHORTHANDED GOALS 1. Lemieux 2. Jagr Errey Olczyk

7 2 2 2

GAME-WINNING GOALS 1. Jagr 2. Lemieux 3. Stevens Francis

14 11 9 9

WINS GAMES PLAYED 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Jagr Lemieux Stevens Barrasso Francis

140 107 103 101 97

POINTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Lemieux Jagr Stevens Francis CROSBY MALKIN

172 147 106 100 90 81

GOALS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Lemieux Jagr Stevens CROSBY MALKIN Francis

76 65 46 33 32 32

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Barrasso FLEURY Wregget Hedberg Tugnutt

56 43 13 9 6

GOALS-AGAINST AVG. 1. 2. 3. 4.

Tugnutt Binkley Hedberg Inness Plasse 6. FLEURY

1.77 2.09 2.30 2.67 2.67 2.68

SHUTOUTS 1. Barrasso 2. FLEURY 3. Hedberg Tugnutt 5. Wregget Pietrangelo Plasse

6 5 2 2 1 1 1

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ALL-TIME PENGUINS PLAYOFF

INDIVIDUAL RECORDS Stats Through 2012 Playoffs

YEAR

SERIES

Goals

17

1991

Kevin Stevens

Assists

28

1991

Mario Lemieux

Points

44

1991

Mario Lemieux

Penalty Minutes

66

1989

Phil Bourque

Power-Play Goals 8

1992

Mario Lemieux

Game-Winning Goals Shots Goals, Defenseman

Goals 9 1989 vs. Philadelphia

Mario Lemieux

Assists 11 1995 vs. Washington

Ron Francis

Points 17 1992 vs. Washington

Mario Lemieux

PIMs 43 1989 vs. NY Rangers 1970 vs. St. Louis

Randy Hillier Tracy Pratt

5

1992

Mario Lemieux

104

2009

EVGENI MALKIN

5

2010

KRIS LETANG

1991

Larry Murphy

Goals 5 4/25/89 vs. Philadelphia

GAME Mario Lemieux

Assists, Defenseman

18

1991

Larry Murphy

Assists 4 4/11/08 vs. Ottawa

Points, Defenseman

23

1991

Larry Murphy

Points 8 4/25/89 vs. Philadelphia

Lemieux (5+3)*

Saves

686

2009

M-A FLEURY

Shots 12 4/24/96 at Washington 4/29/92 vs. Washington

Jaromir Jagr Kevin Stevens

Penalties 8 4/13/80 at Boston

Kim Clackson

PERIOD Goals 4 4/25/89 vs. Philadelphia

Mario Lemieux*

Assists 3 5/8/95 vs. Washington 4/19/91 vs. Washington 4/25/89 vs. Philadelphia

Ron Francis Paul Coffey Mario Lemieux

Points 4 4/23/92 vs. Washington 4/25/89 vs. Philadelphia

Lemieux (2+2)* Lemieux (4+0)*

Shots 7 4/16/08 at Ottawa 4/11/91 vs. New Jersey

Marian Hossa Larry Murphy

Penalties 6 4/13/80 at Boston

Kim Clackson

PIMs 26 4/13/80 at Boston

Kim Clackson

Saves 27 4/21/97 vs. Philadelphia

Ken Wregget

Eight Times - Last Time SIDNEY CROSBY

PIMs 32 4/19/70 at St. Louis Saves 70 5/4/00 vs. Philadelphia

Tracy Pratt Ron Tugnutt

STREAKS Goals 7 games 4/26/96-5/11/96 5/3/91-5/17/91

Mario Lemieux (10) Mario Lemieux (8)

Assists 10 games 4/19/91-5/11/91

Mario Lemieux (16)

Points 15 games 4/13/91-5/17/91 Mario Lemieux (11+18) *NHL record

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ALL-TIME PENGUINS PLAYOFF

TOP 100 SCORERS Stats Through 2012 Playoffs

1.

Mario Lemieux

107

76

96 172

87

2.

Jaromir Jagr

140

65

82 147 121

3.

Kevin Stevens

103

46

60 106 170

4.

Ron Francis

97

32

68 100

67

5.

SIDNEY CROSBY

68

33

57

90

45

6.

EVGENI MALKIN

68

32

49

81

95

7.

Larry Murphy

74

15

57

72

73

8.

Martin Straka

65

19

27

46

30

9.

Sergei Gonchar

60

7

37

44

26

10. Mark Recchi

29

10

28

38

33

11. Rick Tocchet

32

15

22

37

68

12. Jordan Staal

73

23

13

36

34

13. Maxime Talbot

66

14

19

33

87

14. CHRIS KUNITZ

49

8

24

32

41

15. KRIS LETANG

65

10

21

31

75

16. Joe Mullen

62

16

15

31

20

17. Alex Kovalev

46

12

18

30

50

18. Marian Hossa

20

12

14

26

12

19. Paul Coffey

23

4

22

26

37

20. Phil Bourque

56

13

12

25

107

21. Bill Guerin

35

11

13

24

17

22. Jan Hrdina

40

10

14

24

22

23. Petr Nedved

23

11

12

23

28

24. TYLER KENNEDY

71

10

12

22

23

25. PASCAL DUPUIS

62

7

15

22

32

26. Troy Loney

66

8

14

22

97

27. Rick Kehoe

37

4

17

21

2

28. Rob Brown

41

9

10

19

34

29. Robert Lang

45

7

12

19

6

30. Jean Pronovost

29

9

9

18

12

31. MATT COOKE

43

5

12

17

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Shawn McEachern

48

6

11

17

24

2.

Ryan Malone

25

6

10

16

25

3.

Ulf Samuelsson

66

4

12

16

123

4.

George Ferguson

22

4

11

15

13

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Sergei Zubov

18

1

14

15

26

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Rod Schutt

22

8

6

14

26

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Ruslan Fedotenko

32

7

7

14

8

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Bryan Trottier

46

7

7

14

57

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Randy Carlyle

22

6

8

14

41

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29

2

12

14

23

11. Bob Errey

49

9

4

13

51

12. Ron Stackhouse

32

5

8

13

38

13. Jiri Slegr

29

3

10

13

33

14. Tomas Sandstrom

36

7

5

12

50

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44

2

10

12

66

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75

0

11

11

78

17. Luc Robitaille

12

7

4

11

26

18. Gregg Sheppard

17

4

7

11

2

19. John Cullen

20

3

8

11

36

20. Jock Callander

22

3

8

11

12

21. Pierre Larouche

15

2

9

11

2

22. Lowell MacDonald

15

6

4

10

8

23. Petr Sykora

27

6

4

10

16

24. Janne Laukkanen

29

4

6

10

24

25. MARK EATON

42

4

6

10

14

26. Andrew Ference

18

3

7

10

16

27. Alex Goligoski

15

2

8

10

2

28. J.J. Daigneault

17

1

9

10

36

29. CRAIG ADAMS

49

6

3

9

52

30. Dan Quinn

11

6

3

9

10

31. Bob Kelly

15

6

3

9

23

32. Bryan Smolinski

18

5

4

9

10

33. Aleksey Morozov

39

4

5

9

8

34. Kip Miller

13

2

7

9

19

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16

2

7

9

51

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Colin Campbell

19

2

7

9

51

2.

Zarley Zalapski

11

1

8

9

13

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JAMES NEAL

12

3

5

8

18

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Michel Briere

10

5

3

8

17

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Mike Bullard

9

4

4

8

4

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Gary Roberts

16

4

4

8

34

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Syl Apps

19

4

4

8

23

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Kevin Hatcher

24

4

4

8

20

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German Titov

11

3

5

8

4

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3

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8

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18

3

5

8

32

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18

2

6

8

10

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25

2

6

8

31

14. Peter Taglianetti

39

1

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8

83

15. Rob Scuderi

49

1

7

8

10

16. Peter Lee

19

0

8

8

4

17. Chris Tamer

37

0

8

8

52

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13

6

1

7

4

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10

5

2

7

11

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10

4

3

7

6

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11

3

4

7

2

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10

2

5

7

10

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12

2

5

7

8

24. Scott Young

17

1

6

7

2

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61

1

6

7

20

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44

0

7

7

72

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101

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7

36

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2

4

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6

22

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5

6

11

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MIKE LANGE

PENGUINS RADIO NETWORK PLAY-BY-PLAY ANNOUNCER

One of the most unique broadcasters in professional sports, Mike Lange is calling games in his 36th season with the Penguins, handling radio play-by-play on the club’s flagship station, 105.9 FM The X and the Penguins Radio Network. Known for his creative and colorful style, including trademark phrases such as “Buy Sam A Drink And Get His Dog One, Too,” Lange was awarded the Foster Hewitt award by the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2001. Lange’s relationship with the Penguins began in 1974-75, when he broke into the NHL as a radio play-by-play man. He left for one season, but returned in 1976-77 and has been a fixture on the Penguins’ scene ever since. Lange did radio exclusively until 1979, when games were simulcast on radio and TV. He served as the television voice of the Penguins through 2005-06, before returning to the radio booth in 2006-07. A native of Sacramento, California, Lange earned a degree in broadcasting from Sacramento State University before starting his career as the voice of the Phoenix Roadrunners (WHL) in 1970. He also served as the play-by-play voice of the San Diego Gulls (WHL) in 1973-74 before joining the Penguins. In addition to his tenure with the Penguins, Lange handled play-by-play duties for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1986-87. A well-known member of the Pittsburgh community, Lange makes numerous personal appearances throughout the year and is actively involved in charity work.

PHIL BOURQUE

PENGUINS RADIO NETWORK COLOR ANALYST

Two-time Stanley Cup Champion Phil Bourque is in his eighth season on the Penguins broadcast team, serving as color commentator alongside Mike Lange. A gritty winger/defenseman, Bourque was signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent in 1982, and went on to record 164 points (75G-89A) in 344 regular-season games with the Penguins between 1983 and 1992. For his career he totaled 199 points (88G-111A) in 477 games with the Penguins, New York Rangers and Ottawa. Since retiring from professional hockey in 2000, Bourque has co-hosted Penguins pre- and post-game shows on the Penguins Radio Network and worked as a contributor for WPXI-TV’s coverage of Penguins hockey.

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STUDIO HOST — PENGUINS RADIO NETWORK

After a 17-year career as the Penguins beat writer for the Washington Observer-Reporter, Bob Grove joined the team’s radio broadcasts in 1998 as a frequent studio host/co-host and is now in his seventh season as full-time host of the pre- and post-game broadcasts and intermissions on the Penguins Hockey Network. Grove wrote Pittsburgh Penguins: The Official History of the First 30 Years in 1997 and has contributed game notes to GOAL Magazine inserts or IceTime programs for every Pittsburgh home game since 1986. He was also a contributor to the second edition of Total Hockey and to The Game I’ll Never Forget. He is a senior writer covering hockey for the Pittsburgh Sports Report and also hosts Bob Grove’s Hot Stove on Penguins Radio 24/7.

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The Pittsburgh Penguins Elite program presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods will feature 13 teams playing at the AAA level — eight boys teams and five girls teams. “Part of our overall vision of supporting local youth hockey has been to create an elite Pittsburgh Penguins youth program that would attract top players in different age groups, offering an excellent environment to develop skills, teach teamwork and compete against top teams from other areas,” said David Morehouse, CEO and President of the Pittsburgh Penguins. “The Pittsburgh Amateur Hockey League (PAHL) and Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League (PIHL) do such a great job of growing the game here, and there are a number of good amateur programs. But we thought it made sense to have a AAA program directly affiliated with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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“The opportunity to partner with one of the top AAA programs in the country in the Pittsburgh Hornets and one of the most sociallyconscious, sportsoriented businesses in Dick’s Sporting Goods is one that excites us. We think we can do great things together as Pittsburgh Penguins Elite.” The Pittsburgh Penguins Elite teams will compete in the Tier I Elite Hockey League that includes the Philadelphia Junior Flyers, the Buffalo Junior Sabres, the DC Capitals, the Dallas AAA Stars, the Phoenix Junior Coyotes and the Los Angeles Junior Kings, among others. “Dick’s Sporting Goods is thrilled to be the title sponsor of the Pittsburgh Penguins Elite program. At Dick’s, we are passionate about youth sports and committed to helping young athletes achieve their goals of playing at the highest level,” said Lauren Hobart, Dick’s Sporting Goods Senior Vice President and

“OUR INVOLVEMENT WITH THE PENGUINS’ ELITE PROGRAM IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO HELP ATHLETES IN OUR HOME TOWN OF PITTSBURGH, AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING THE TEAM COME TOGETHER AND THRIVE.” ~ Lauren Hobart continued on page 167

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LITTLE PENGUINS LEARN TO PLAY HOCKEY

Sidney Crosby and his family wanted to help parents introduce their children to the game of hockey — and to do it without having to incur a prohibitive up-front cost. The result is the Little Penguins Learn to Play Hockey program. This generous donation and tremendous, one-of-a-kind opportunity allows children, aged 4-8, to receive free head-to-toe hockey equipment and 10 sessions of on-ice instruction. The 2012-13 season will be the fifth consecutive year for the Little Penguins program, which continues to grow. Last season twenty-three rinks hosted the program, which includes four girls-only locations. Since the program began during the 2008-2009 season more than 3,200 children have been introduced to hockey through this program. This season, 1,000 participants aged 4-8 will receive free gear and learn the game. Thanks to the combined efforts of Sidney Crosby, the Pittsburgh Penguins, Penguins Foundation, Reebok, and Dick’s Sporting Goods, all participants receive full sets of Reebok SC87 equipment, including skates, stick, helmet, gloves, pants, shoulder pads, shin pads, elbow pads, and an equipment bag, as well as an official Little Penguins jersey and helmet stickers. After four highly successful seasons, the program sells out quickly. During the pre-registration period, parents may view information regarding participating rinks, starting dates, number of sessions, and times of instructional sessions, which are listed on the Penguins’ website. For participant convenience, registration will occur online at pittsburghpenguins.com. “We were both excited and amazed by the reaction to the Little Penguins program in previous seasons, and we’re happy to be able to

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offer the program again for another year,” Crosby said. “The goal is to continue to create opportunities for more kids in the Pittsburgh area to take up hockey. With the Little Penguins program, they can receive head-to-toe hockey equipment and learn the game in a fun and organized way.” “It’s a tribute to Sid and his family that they want to reach out and create this incredible opportunity for children in the Pittsburgh area,” said Penguins CEO and President David Morehouse. “One of their goals was to help parents by providing free head-to-toe hockey equipment to properly equip their children. The Penguins are honored to join Reebok and Dick’s Sporting Goods in supporting Sid and this great program.”

“IT’S A TRIBUTE TO SID AND HIS FAMILY THAT THEY WANT TO REACH OUT AND CREATE THIS INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY FOR CHILDREN IN THE PITTSBURGH AREA.” ~ David Morehouse

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SKATE, SKATE, SKATE No matter what level you are playing, skating is everything when it comes to hockey. However, skating isn’t just about being able to move backwards or forwards. Change of direction is critical when your team is on the transition from defense to offense, or vice versa. That makes being able stop, turn or pivot on a dime and quickly accelerate out of a start position as much a key to being a good skater as straight-ahead speed. Work hard to improve your skating when you can!

THE IMPORTANCE OF PASSING Pay attention to your passing. Nothing moves the puck up ice quicker than a tape-to-tape pass. A good passing team is able to maintain possession of the puck for long stretches, putting itself in position to generate more offense. What separates the great passers from the good ones is not only are they able to deliver the puck to a teammate when he or she is wide open, but they are able to use the boards and make area passes to teammates in traffic. “Practice perfect passing.”

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GET TO THE NET Everybody has probably heard the saying ‘good things happen when you go to the net.’ There is a good reason for that — everything happens there. When you have a chance to shoot, get the puck on net. You also have to make sure that you physically go to the net so that way you are there for tips, rebounds and screens — all plays that lead directly to goals.

WORK HARD AND HAVE FUN We all want to be the best players we can be and help our team win each time we step on the ice. The easiest way to achieve this — WORK HARD EVERY TIME you step on the ice because work ethic is a huge key to being a successful hockey player. Just as important as working hard is ENJOYING THE GAME. Hockey is just that — a game — which means it is something we do to entertain ourselves. When you are having fun on the ice, chances are good that you are playing your best.

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STANLEY CUP STANDINGS 1918-2012 • (RANKED BY CUP WINS)

Cup Wins

Yrs.

Series Wins

Montreal1,2

24

79

145

89

55

709

410

291

8

2152 1799 .584

Toronto

14

64

109

58

51

524

251

269

4

1350 1427 .483

Detroit

11

60

116

67

49

591

313

277

1

1686 1495 .530

Boston

6

67

114

53

61

575

278

291

6

1669 1663 .489

Edmonton

5

20

49

34

15

251

152

99

0

938

Chicago

4

57

99

46

53

463

218

240

5

1325 1444 .476

NY Rangers

4

54

96

46

50

442

208

226

8

1218 1254 .480

134

3

Losses Games Wins

Losses Ties

Goals Goals Winning % For Against

763

NY Islanders

4

21

47

30

17

240

106

0

792

Pittsburgh

3

27

52

28

24

283 152 131

0

876 856 .537

New Jersey4

3

22

44

25

19

254

136

118

0

688

Philadelphia

2

36

77

43

34

414

214

200

0

1260 1231 .517

Colorado5

2

21

44

25

19

249

132

117

0

726

703

.530

Dallas6

1

29

56

28

28

307

154

163

0

897

910

.502

Calgary

1

26

40

15

25

208

94

114

0

648

701

.452

Los Angeles

1

26

40

15

25

202

85

117

0

606

724

.421

Carolina8

1

13

22

10

12

127

59

68

0

323

358

.465

Anaheim

1

8

18

11

7

98

55

43

0

248

242

.561

Tampa Bay

1

6

12

7

5

69

37

32

0

181

185

.536

St. Louis

0

36

60

24

36

316

142

174

0

882

977

.449

7

714

.606

622

.558 .535

Buffalo

0

29

50

21

29

256

124

132

0

763

765

.484

Vancouver

0

25

41

16

25

219

99

120

0

612

702

.452

Washington

0

23

36

13

23

205

93

112

0

602

613

.454

9

Phoenix

0

19

23

4

19

119

41

78

0

310

422

.345

San Jose

0

14

28

13

15

163

77

86

0

407

483

.472

Ottawa10

0

13

21

8

13

116

54

62

0

267

279

.466

Nashville

0

7

9

2

7

50

19

31

0

115

134

.380

Florida

0

4

7

3

4

38

16

22

0

94

100

.421

Minnesota

0

3

5

2

3

29

11

18

0

64

72

.379

Winnipeg11

0

1

1

0

1

4

0

4

0

6

17

.000

Columbus

0

1

1

0

1

4

0

4

0

7

18

.000

1 2 3 4 5 6

Montreal also won the Stanley Cup in 1916. 1919 Final incomplete due to influenza epidemic. Toronto Blueshirts also won the Stanley Cup in 1914. Includes totals of Colorado Rockies 1976-82. Includes totals of Quebec Nordiques 1979-95. Includes totals of Minnesota North Stars 1967-93.

Includes totals of Atlanta Flames 1972-80. Includes totals of Hartford Whalers 1979-97. 9 Includes totals of Winnipeg Jets 1979-96. 10 Modern Ottawa Senators franchise only, 1992 to date. 11 Includes totals of Atlanta Thrashers 1999-2011. 7 8

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SEASON RECAP Here is a look back at your 2012-13 Atlantic Division Champion Pittsburgh Penguins:

After suffering a 4-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Feb. 28, the Penguins would not drop another decision for 32 days. The Penguins began one of the most impressive winning streaks in NHL history with a nerve-wracking 7-6 overtime win over the Montreal Canadiens. They went on to reel off 15 straight victories, outscoring opponents 53-26, with a perfect 15-0 March record. The streak fell just two wins shy of matching the 1992-93 Penguins NHL record 17-game winning streak, but still tied the 1981-82 Islanders for second-best in league history. “I think we came to a clear understanding,” goalie Tomas Vokoun, “no matter how good of a team we are, if we’re not going to commit to playing the right way, we’ll still win and we’ll still make the playoffs and we’ll be talked about as a good team, but I don’t think we have as good of a chance to be a great team or win in the playoffs.” Vokoun and Marc-Andre Fleury, along with Pittsburgh’s blueliners, were the main factor in the streak staying alive as long as it did. In the streak’s last 11 games, the Penguins never surrendered more than two goals and set a franchise record by shutting out three straight opponents in the middle of a season-long five game home stretch. “We’ve definitely improved our defensive zone play over the last month here,” forward Brandon Sutter said two days after the Penguins continued on page 191

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shutout the Islanders 2-0 on March 30. “For ‘Flower’ and ‘Voky’ to be playing the way they are has been awesome.”

TRADE DEADLINE ACQUISITIONS Penguins general manager Ray Shero showcased his trade wizardry leading up to the NHL’s annual trade deadline this season, bringing in four key pieces, headlined by future Hall of Famer Jarome Iginla. Shero started remaking his roster a few days before the deadline, acquiring Dallas Stars captain Brenden Morrow and San Jose defenseman Douglas Murray. Shero shocked the hockey world when he came to an agreement with Calgary Flames general manager Jay Feaster, sending Iginla to Pittsburgh in exchange for prospects Kenny Agostino, Ben Hanowski and a 2013 first-round pick. The former Calgary captain and hockey icon debuted in the Penguins’ 2-0 win over the New York Islanders on March 30 and said it felt similar to his first career game. “You’re literally all the way back to when you were 18,” Iginla said, “and you’re trying to stay calm. It feels great to come here and just be part of a win. Just keep rolling.” But Shero still was not finished staking his claim as the clear trade deadline winner, as he made one final deal, acquiring center Jussi Jokinen from Carolina for a conditional sixth- or seventh-round pick in the 2013 draft. continued on page 193

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The deals made the Penguins the odds-on favorite to hoist the Stanley Cup, but Shero was not close to being satisfied. “The team on paper doesn’t matter too much,” Shero said. “We have to do it on the ice.” Each piece contributed to making the Penguins a complete team by the end of the season. Iginla provided veteran grit and even more offensive firepower, Morrow brought a strong net-front presence and leadership, Murray served as a bruising, shutdown defenseman and Jokinen added a skilled, versatile forward that excelled in faceoffs.

SEASON RECAP The Penguins had a remarkable regular season, locking up the Eastern Conference’s top seed with a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on April 20 and earning their first Atlantic Division title since the 2007-08 season. The Pens finished the season with 72 points, on pace for 123 points across a full-82 game schedule, which would have been the highest total in franchise history. After a rocky 3-3 start, Pittsburgh quickly became a force to be reckoned with in the early part of this shortened season. They made a statement within the division by trouncing the New Jersey Devils 5-1 at home on Feb. 2, two days after shutting out the New York Rangers 3-0 in Madison Square Garden. The Penguins battled the Devils at the top of the division through much of the first two months before New Jersey slipped down the standings, while Sidney Crosby returned to form as the best hockey continued on page 194

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player in the world. Crosby scored 31 (9G-22A) of his 56 points this season in those two months. Crosby led the NHL’s scoring race for much of the season, holding a 10-point cushion over Tampa Bay’s Steven Stamkos on March 30, when Crosby suffered a broken jaw when a puck struck his face in his first shift of a matchup with the New York Islanders. Crosby’s scoring pace was so daunting that he wasn’t taken over until nearly a month later, when Tampa Bay’s Martin St. Louis surpassed Crosby with a hat trick on April 24. The Pens’ captain missed the final 12 games of the regular season, but his NHL-best 1.56 points-per-game pace allowed him to finish tied (tied) for third in the race for the Art Ross Trophy. But Crosby wasn’t the only marquee Penguin name that missed a substantial amount of time due to injury. Reigning Hart Trophy winner Evgeni Malkin battled injuries throughout the season, missing 17 games, while James Neal, Paul Martin, Brooks Orpik and Kris Letang were all sidelined at various points. The Penguins’ injury list made what they accomplished all the more impressive, as the team was continuously forced to rearrange its lines without some of the best players in the NHL at its disposal. They seemed to adapt flawlessly in each situation, while adding noteworthy pieces Jarome Iginla, Brenden Morrow, Douglas Murray and Jussi Jokinen undoubtedly helped to not only steady the ship, but to keep it sailing at full mast.

THEY SEEMED TO ADAPT FLAWLESSLY IN EACH SITUATION, WHILE ADDING NOTEWORTHY PIECES. . . UNDOUBTEDLY HELPED TO NOT ONLY STEADY THE SHIP, BUT TO KEEP IT SAILING AT FULL MAST. 194

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Pittsburgh maintained a potent offense, the league’s best with a 3.38 goals per game average, which led the team to a 13-8 record through February, before experiencing a flawless March. The Penguins finished March a perfect 15-0, while outscoring their opponents 53-26. While the offense was dominant during the month, and through the entire season for that matter — scoring at least three goals in 10 of the 15 games — the defense gave the team a noticeable boost, especially as March came to a close. The Pens allowed two or fewer goals in 11 straight games to end March, including four shutouts (three consecutive to conclude the month). Their 15-game winning streak was one that will be etched in the annals of Pittsburgh sports history, alongside the 1992-93 Penguins record 17-game winning streak. The remarkable season was capped off in the finale when injured players Neal and Martin returned to the lineup. Neal scored three goals (adding an assist for a four-point night) for his third career hat trick in an 8-3 drubbing of the Carolina Hurricanes. It was the perfect was to end a memorable season.

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This season, Kris Letang averaged more than a point per game for the first time. He averaged a team-best 25:38 of ice time. He was plus-16. His skating had him making plays all over the ice, but rarely left him out of position. Letang got voted a finalist for the Norris Trophy, given annually to the NHL’s top defenseman. Yet, Letang isn’t sure it’s been his best season. Best half-season, perhaps. “It’s tough to say, because it’s only been half-aseason,” said Letang. “Not 82 games like normal. You can’t see if a guy can be consistent through a whole year. “But I think I improved as a player offensively, defensively and on the power play. I did a lot of things I didn’t do well in the past. That’s maturity. I changed a lot emotionally. I stayed under control more than in the past. It helped me.” Letang, 26, had five goals and 33 assists in 35 games. He followed that up with two goals and four assists in the Penguins’ first six playoff games. Best of all, the 6-foot, 201-pound Montreal native entered the postseason in good health after being nagged by injuries the latter half of the campaign. “I’m 100 percent,” said Letang. “It was pretty clear this year that with injuries, we weren’t taking any chances. I was making sure of coming back at 100 percent in case of re-injuring, and going into the playoffs at 70 percent. We didn’t want that. “I need to be 100 percent. For me, it’s all about skating and being aggressive. Getting in the play using my speed all over the ice. Being physical. When I’m not 100 percent, it’s tough for me to accomplish the things I want to do.” Letang spent much of the campaign partnered with veteran Mark Eaton.

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“It’s been good,” Letang said. “Me and Eats played together when we won the Cup [in 2009]. He’s been a great partner this year, too. He’s always thinking defense, making sure we’re playing well defensively. I can always take chances and get into the play. He’s making sure we have a guy back all the time. He’s a good partner.” Letang remains as dynamic as always. But there’s evolution to his game. “I’ve changed the way I play a little bit,” Letang said. “I’m using my skating a lot, but I’m trying to be in a good position to come back, making sure we don’t give any odd numbers for the other team. It’s something I wanted to work on. ~ Kris Letang “In previous years, I was taking chances and I was able to get back. This year, I’m taking chances at the right moment.” Letang became a father for the first time when his long-time girlfriend, Catherine Laflamme, gave birth to their son, Alexander, this past Nov. 23. “He’s changed me a lot,” said Letang. “He’s made me a more patient person. I’ve discovered some new things about life. He’s made me realize there are more things out there to worry about. I get my head out of the rink, focus on the right things, and then when I come to the rink, I focus on my job.” Letang does his job very well. He joins Minnesota’s Ryan Suter and Montreal’s P.K. Subban as finalists for the Norris Trophy. “It would be an honor to get it,” Letang said. “If people recognize that I did really well this season, if they think I deserve it. It would be an honor. But I don’t have any say in that. But it would be an honor, and I hope I get it.”

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66 MARIO LEMIEUX

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4 DAVE BURROWS Defense, 1971-78, 1980-82

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10 RON FRANCIS Center, 1991-98

19 JEAN PRONOVOST Right Wing, 1968-78

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ALWAYS READY Winger Tyler Kennedy opened the Penguins’ Eastern Conference quarterfinal series with the New York Islanders watching Game One from the press box at CONSOL Energy Center. He closed it by celebrating on the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum ice with defenseman Brooks Orpik and center Evgeni Malkin seconds after providing an assist on Orpik’s series-winning overtime goal in Game Six. Kennedy’s reaction to the former had everything to do with his ultimately being able to experience the latter. Rather than sulk upon being removed from the lineup after having played 46 of the Penguins’ 48 regular-season games, Kennedy stayed focused and stayed motivated. He continued to hone his craft in practice and in doing so caught the eye of head coach Dan Bylsma. And when opportunity knocked again prior to Game Five, Kennedy was ready. Seconds after that stunning conclusion to Game Six against the Islanders, a celebration that mirrored the one Kennedy, Malkin and Orpik were enjoying broke out at the other end of the ice, this one initially consisting of defenseman Paul Martin and goaltender Tomas Vokoun. Vokoun had opened the series backing up Marc-Andre Fleury from the bench. But with the series tied at two games apiece after four games and the Penguins struggling to maintain momentum Bylsma opted for a change in the net. continued on page 218

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Vokoun’s state of readiness and his subsequent ability to steady the Penguins in Games Five and Six helped ensure that a Game Seven wouldn’t be necessary. “You see it time and time again in the playoffs,” Penguins captain Sidney Crosby observed. “Different guys step up.” That’s often the case for teams that advance in the postseason. It was absolutely the case as the Penguins advanced past the Islanders and into the second round of the NHL’s postseason for the first time since the 2009-10 season. Kennedy had announced his entry into the Islanders series as an active combatant with a breakaway goal that had opened the scoring midway through the second period of Game Five. Bylsma may not have been anticipating such a tangible contribution, but nor was the Penguins’ head coach surprised by it. “If you’ve watched Tyler in practice, he’s been shooting the puck a million miles an hour,” Bylsma explained. “I’ve seen that one in practice a couple times lately, him scoring that goal. “But it wasn’t just the goal, it was his energy and how he played.” Center Joe Vitale, like Kennedy inserted into the lineup for the first time in Game Five, didn’t dent the net but like Kennedy but still provided energy and grit, the “spark” Bylsma had sought. Vitale also won 14 of 20 face-offs (a 70 percent success rate) over the final two games of the Islanders series and had an assist in Game Six. And on defense Simon Despres ~ Tomas Vokoun rebounded in Game Five from having been used for only 6:12 in Game Three and not at all in Game Four. Despres had wrung up a minus-2 in the early moments of Game Three and was mostly nailed to the bench thereafter. Then he was asked to watch Game Four in street clothes. But he closed the series playing 14:10 in Game Five and 12:59 in Game Six as the Penguins closed out the series.

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“I thought he did a great job handling the situation, handling getting tossed back into a game,” Bylsma said. Although just 20 players can dress at a time, the Penguins wound up using 25 for at least two games against the Islanders. They got at least a goal from 14 of the 23 skaters they deployed and at least a point from 20 of them. And it didn’t happen by accident. There’s an individual commitment in the locker room to the team and to teammates that demands readiness be maintained, just in case. That was perhaps best expressed by Vokoun, who stopped 69 of 72 shots in backstopping the Penguins to the consecutive victories that eliminated the Islanders and inspired multiple on-ice celebrations. “I’m here to help the team,” Vokoun maintained. “I said that all year long, I don’t care if I play one minute or every minute. Whatever the coaches decide, that’s fine by me. “There are a lot of us here like that. Every guy in here, we don’t care about ice time or who scores the goals. We care about if we win at the end, that’s all.”

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ICEBURGH A delight for children of all ages, Iceburgh — the official mascot of the Pittsburgh Penguins not only provides fans with exciting game entertainment but this large, energetic bird can also be seen at a multitude of community events and elementary schools throughout the greater Pittsburgh area. Iceburgh arrived on the scene in 1992 and is a staple at all team events.  During Penguins’ home games, fans most definitely notice the antics of Iceburgh leading sections of fans in cheers, greeting young children on the concourse or displaying his athleticism on-ice between periods. In 1995, Iceburgh made his Hollywood debut, starring alongside Jean Claude Van Damme in the motion picture “Sudden Death.” He has gained both national and international exposure through film, TV and a variety of personal appearances. Iceburgh wasted no time getting acquainted with his new home at CONSOL Energy Center in September of 2010. You can find Iceburgh sliding down stair banisters, dancing in the stands and tossing t-shirts to fans. Iceburgh has performed in Russia and Japan, was featured in the opening of ESPN’s SportsCenter and recently performed in front of a record crowd of over 68,000 at Heinz Field for the 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic. He is also regularly featured on in-game videos and has appeared in advertisements and television promos on ROOT Sports. In addition to his annual trek to the NHL All-Star Game, Iceburgh makes annual appearances at the Mascot Olympics held in Orlando, FL. If you would like to request an Iceburgh appearance at your next event, please complete the online form by visiting the community section of pittsburghpenguins.com.

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