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THE OFFICIAL GAME PROGRAM OF THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS

01.10.11 • GAME 23 PITTSBURGH PENGUINS VS. BOSTON BRUINS


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PENGUINS VS. BRUINS GAME 23

FEATURES Community Update . . . . . . . 57 Engelland’s Hard Work Pays Off . . 59

TONIGHT’S SCORE

Frozen in Time . . . . . . . . 118 My Hometown: Chris Kunitz . . . 120 Hockey at the Winter Classic Community Rink . . . . . . . 145 Shooting for the Red Light . . . 149 30 Seconds with Alex Goligoski . . 169 Pens Profile: Zbynek Michalek . . 171

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP Game Notes . . . . . . . . . . 29 Penguins vs. Bruins . . . . . . . 95

IN EVERY ISSUE 29

NHL Standings . . . . . . . . . 4 League Leaders . . . . . . . . 6

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Around the NHL . . . . . . . . 8 2010.11 Schedule. . . . . . . . 34 2010.11 Promotional Items . . . . 37 Trib Total Media All-Time Team . . 41 2010.11 WB/S Penguins Schedule . . . . . . . 45 2010.11 Wheeling Nailers Schedule . . . . . . . . 47 Radio Broadcasters . . . . . . . 48 Pittsburgh Penguins Radio Network . . . . . . . . . 51 PensGear . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Win a 3-Year Lease on a Subaru Outback 2.5i . . . . . . . . . . 64 StarKist Shootout . . . . . . . . 83

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Penguins By the Numbers . . . . 85

CONSOL ENERGY CENTER

Penguins Headshots . . . . . . . 86

Building Information . . . . . . . 66

Penguins Roster . . . . . . . . 88

Seating Chart . . . . . . . . . 73

Bruins Roster . . . . . . . . . . 89

Concessions Guide . . . . . . . 75

Bruins Headshots . . . . . . . . 90

Box Office and Upcoming Events

Bruins By the Numbers . . . . . . 92

Our New Home

Ice Crew Presented by Highmark . . 96 2010 .11 Critical Dates . . . . . . 99 pittsburghpenguins .com . . . . 104 Iceburgh Calls the Penalties . . . 123 On-Ice Officials . . . . . . . . 128 Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation . 132 Get Involved: Local Youth Hockey Venues . . . 135 Upcoming Opponents . . . . . 176

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PENGUINS HISTORY Penguins History Notable Dates . 113 Penguins Game Vault . . . . . 147 Honors and Awards . . . . . . 154 Fastest Goals . . . . . . . . 157 Streaks . . . . . . . . . . . 161 Team Records . . . . . . . . 167 Player Records . . . . . . . . 168

FRONT OFFICE Ron Burkle

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Mario Lemieux . . . . . . . . . 12 David Morehouse . . . . . . . . 14 Ray Shero . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Jason Botterill . . . . . . . . . 18 Dan Bylsma . . . . . . . . . . 20 Tony Granato . . . . . . . . . 22 Todd Reirden . . . . . . . . . 22 Gilles Meloche . . . . . . . . . 24 Staff Directory . . . . . . . . . 25

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NHL STANDINGS EASTERN CONFERENCE STANDINGS ATLANTIC

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

GF

GA

HOME

AWAY

L10

PHILADELPHIA

39

24

10

5

53

131

104

12-6-2

12-4-3

7-3-0

PITTSBURGH

40

25

12

3

53

127

94

13-7-1

12-5-2

5-4-1

NY RANGERS

40

22

15

3

47

119

103

9-8-2

13-7-1

5-3-2

NY ISLANDERS

37

12

19

6

30

89

120

7-7-3

5-12-3

7-2-1

NEW JERSEY

39

10

27

2

22

69

124

6-12-2

4-15-0

2-8-0

NORTHEAST

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

GF

GA

HOME

AWAY

L10

BOSTON

38

21

11

6

48

110

85

9-6-3

12-5-3

5-3-2

MONTREAL

40

21

16

3

45

100

96

12-5-3

9-11-0

3-6-1

BUFFALO

39

16

18

5

37

108

118

9-10-1

7-8-4

4-5-1

OTTAWA

40

16

19

5

37

90

121

9-11-2

7-8-3

4-3-3

TORONTO

38

14

20

4

32

90

113

8-10-3

6-10-1

4-6-0

SOUTHEAST

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

GF

GA

HOME

AWAY

L10

TAMPA BAY

40

24

11

5

53

122

122

12-3-2

12-8-3

8-1-1

WASHINGTON

41

23

12

6

52

120

107

14-4-5

9-8-1

5-2-3

ATLANTA

42

21

15

6

48

131

125

11-7-3

10-8-3

4-4-2

CAROLINA

38

18

15

5

41

111

115

8-7-2

10-8-3

6-3-1

FLORIDA

37

18

17

2

38

102

95

8-6-2

10-11-0

5-3-2

CENTRAL

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

GF

GA

HOME

AWAY

L10

DETROIT

40

25

10

5

55

138

113

13-5-4

12-5-1

5-3-2

ST. LOUIS

38

20

13

5

45

101

104

14-5-2

6-8-3

6-4-0

CHICAGO

41

21

17

3

45

128

118

12-10-0

9-7-3

5-5-0

NASHVILLE

38

19

13

6

44

95

93

9-4-5

10-9-1

5-5-0

COLUMBUS

40

20

17

3

43

103

118

11-9-1

9-8-2

4-6-0

WESTERN CONFERENCE STANDINGS

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NORTHWEST

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

GF

GA

HOME

AWAY

L10

VANCOUVER

38

25

8

5

55

131

95

13-3-2

12-5-3

9-0-1

COLORADO

40

21

14

5

47

136

128

11-7-2

10-7-3

5-4-1

MINNESOTA

39

19

15

5

43

100

113

10-9-2

9-6-3

6-3-1

CALGARY

40

18

19

3

39

107

115

11-8-0

7-11-3

6-4-0

EDMONTON

38

12

19

7

31

98

131

6-11-3

6-8-4

1-7-2

PACIFIC

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

GF

GA

HOME

AWAY

L10

DALLAS

40

23

13

4

50

114

111

12-6-3

11-7-1

5-3-2

SAN JOSE

40

21

14

5

47

118

112

10-6-3

11-8-2

6-4-0

ANAHEIM

42

21

17

4

46

109

119

13-6-1

8-11-3

6-4-0

LOS ANGELES

39

22

16

1

45

116

96

13-5-1

9-11-0

5-5-0

PHOENIX

39

18

13

8

44

110

115

8-5-4

10-8-4

4-4-2


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NHL LEAGUE LEADERS POINTS RNK NAME

GP

G

A PTS

+/- PIM SOG

SPCT

PPG PPA SHG SHA

1

Sidney Crosby, PIT

40

32

33

65

19

29

159

20.1

10

9

1

2

Steven Stamkos, TB

40

31

25

56

12

32

151

20.5

13

12

0

0 0

3

Martin St. Louis, TB

40

17

34

51

6

8

130

13.1

2

20

0

0

4

Henrik Sedin, VAN

38

9

41

50

13

18

75

12.0

4

13

0

0

5

Daniel Sedin, VAN

38

21

28

49

13

12

110

19.1

10

11

0

0

GP

G

+/- PIM SOG

SPCT

GOALS RNK NAME

A PTS

PPG PPA SHG SHA

1

Sidney Crosby, PIT

40

32

33

65

19

29

159

20.1

10

9

1

2

Steven Stamkos, TB

40

31

25

56

12

32

151

20.5

13

12

0

0 0

3

Patrick Sharp, CHI

40

23

18

41

-10

16

167

13.8

9

10

2

1

4

Corey Perry, ANA

42

21

23

44

6

74

140

15.0

7

9

2

0

Daniel Sedin, VAN

38

21

28

49

13

12

110

19.1

10

11

0

0

GP

G

+/- PIM SOG

SPCT

ASSISTS RNK NAME

A PTS

PPG PPA SHG SHA

1

Henrik Sedin, VAN

38

9

41

50

13

18

75

12.0

4

13

0

0

2

Martin St. Louis, TB

40

17

34

51

6

8

130

13.1

2

20

0

0

3

Sidney Crosby, PIT

40

32

33

65

19

29

159

20.1

10

9

1

0

4

Henrik Zetterberg, DET

40

15

30

45

11

18

168

8.9

3

11

0

1

5

Daniel Sedin, VAN

38

21

28

49

13

12

110

19.1

10

11

0

0

GP

G

+/- PIM SOG

SPCT

POWER PLAY GOALS RNK NAME

A PTS

PPG PPA SHG SHA

1

Steven Stamkos, TB

40

31

25

56

12

32

151

20.5

13

12

0

0

2

Sidney Crosby, PIT

40

32

33

65

19

29

159

20.1

10

9

1

0

Daniel Sedin, VAN

38

21

28

49

13

12

110

19.1

10

11

0

0

4

Patrick Sharp, CHI

40

23

18

41

-10

16

167

13.8

9

10

2

1

5

Ryan Malone, TB

40

10

20

30

-4

38

121

8.3

8

8

0

0

GP

G

+/- PIM SOG

SPCT

PLUS/MINUS RNK NAME

A PTS

PPG PPA SHG SHA

1

Andrej Meszaros, PHI

38

1

13

14

25

8

56

1.8

0

2

0

2

Toni Lydman, ANA

38

2

14

16

21

14

56

3.6

0

1

0

0 0

3

Kris Letang, PIT

40

6

27

33

20

50

120

5.0

2

9

0

1

4

Sidney Crosby, PIT

40

32

33

65

19

29

159

20.1

10

9

1

0

5

Ville Leino, PHI

39

9

17

26

18

12

63

14.3

2

5

0

0

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AROUND THE NHL LIGHTNING STRIKES Sidney Crosby may occupy the top of the NHL scoring race in both goals and points, but two Tampa Bay forwards make up the rest of the top three. Third-year center Steven Stamkos is giving Crosby a run for his money in the race for the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy for most goals in the National Hockey League for the second year in Steven Stamkos a row. Stamkos has lit the lamp 31 times this season and has tallied 56 points on the year as of Jan. 4. Stamkos and Crosby shared the “Rocket” Richard Trophy last season with 51 goals apiece. But perhaps the feat that’s been most overlooked in the scoring race is Martin St. Louis’ incredible season. Through 39 games, the forward has tallied 50 points (16G-34A) and ranked third in the NHL scoring race behind Crosby and Stamkos. In fact, only three teams are represented in the top five of the scoring leaders, as Vancouver’s talented twins, Henrik and Daniel Sedin, occupied the four and fifth slots as of Jan. 4.

VANCOUVER LEADS THE LEAGUE While most of the season has seen either Pittsburgh or Philadelphia atop the NHL standings, the Vancouver Canucks have perhaps been overlooked as a contender for the status of “best in the NHL.” After their 4-3 win over San Jose on Jan. 3, the Canucks earned their 55th point in the standings, more than any other Roberto Luongo team. Vancouver won six straight games from Dec. 23 to Jan. 3 to overtake Detroit for the top spot in the West. Canucks general manager Mike Gillis has built a Western Conference power that has the ability to compete for the Stanley Cup year after year. With the talents of the Sedin twins, Ryan Kesler and goaltender Roberto Luongo, the Canucks look poised for a deep run in the playoffs.

TIGHT RACE OUT WEST Midway through the season, the Western Conference’s race for the playoffs is still wide open. Normally, the contenders have separated from the pack by January, but there are still 14 teams in the West that have a legitimate shot at a playoff spot as of Jan. 4. Calgary, the 14th-place team, is only five points out of the eighth and final slot. Meanwhile, fourth-place San Jose is only three points ahead of 10th-place Nashville. The playoff race in the Eastern Conference looks like it could be a good one heading into the final 41 games of the season, but in the West, fans could be poised for an extremely exciting second half. 8


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RON BURKLE Ron Burkle has now added a new arena — Pittsburgh’s CONSOL Energy Center — to his tremendous list of accomplishments in the business world. Burkle, widely recognized as one of the preeminent investors in retail, manufacturing and distribution industries, is in his 12th 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 developed one of the outstanding ownership groups in all of professional sports. Among Burkle’s many significant contributions to the Penguins was his role in negotiations for the new arena deal. Under the leadership of Lemieux and Burkle, the Penguins have sold out every game for three-plus seasons and established new standards for television ratings, merchandise sales and website hits while winning acclaim as the No. 1 team in professional sports in Fan Relations. A consistent post-season threat on the ice, the Penguins reached back-to-back Stanley Cup Finals in 2008 and 2009 and won the Cup in 2009. Young stars such as Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Marc-Andre Fleury, Jordan Staal and others have been signed to long-term contracts, ensuring that the team’s core will remain intact. 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 and the Frank Lloyd Wright Conservancy. He has received numerous awards, including the AFL-CIO’s Murray Green Meany Kirkland Community Service Award, the Los Angeles County Federation Man of the Year and the Los Angeles County Boy Scouts Jimmy Stewart Person of the Year award.

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MARIO LEMIEUX Mario Lemieux always will be remembered for the magic he created on the ice, but one of the crowning achievements of his remarkable career came this season in his role as a businessman — the opening of CONSOL Energy Center, home of the Penguins and Pittsburgh’s new multi-purpose entertainment venue. The new arena puts the exclamation point on Lemieux’s lengthy quest to ensure the Penguins’ long-term future in Pittsburgh and provides his adopted hometown with a spectacular state-of-the-art center for professional and collegiate sports, concerts, family shows and other events. “There were so many people who contributed to this project, including local and state political leaders, local business leaders, NHL officials and, of course, our fans,” said Penguins CEO David Morehouse, “but I think it’s safe to say that none of this happens without Mario Lemieux.” Even before the reality of CONSOL Energy Center, Lemieux and co-owner Ron Burkle had turned the Penguins into a premier NHL franchise, winning praise for off-ice business accomplishments in addition to creating a positive, player-friendly atmosphere on the hockey side. The Penguins have sold out a team-record 186 straight games, sold out every suite for three straight seasons and established records for local television ratings, merchandise sales and website hits. Over the summer, the Penguins were named the No. 1 team in professional sports in Fan Relations by ESPN The Magazine. Oh, and they won the Stanley Cup in 2009 — the third Cup of Lemieux’s career but his first as an owner. Lemieux was one of the greatest players in NHL history from 1984-97 and 2000-06, winning six league scoring titles, three MVPs trophies and two Conn Smythe Trophies as playoff MVP, in addition to the two Cups. An immaculately gifted 6-foot-4 centerman, he dominated play for parts of three decades despite a 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 ranked eighth all-time in goals (690) and 10th in assists (1,033). 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 celebrity golf tournament, which has raised more than $8 million for charity. More information is available at mariolemieux.org. Mario, his wife Nathalie and their four children live in Sewickley.

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DAVID MOREHOUSE Pittsburgh native David Morehouse was named CEO of the Penguins in September and leads the team into an exciting new era at CONSOL Energy Center. Morehouse had served as team president since 2007, overseeing ticket sales, marketing, corporate sales, communications and brand development, as well as representing the team in corporate relations and governmental affairs. Under his leadership the Penguins have become one of the top organizations in professional sports — ranked No. 1 in Fan Relations and No. 5 overall as a franchise among 122 pro teams in North America by ESPN The Magazine. As team president, Morehouse implemented a brand strategy that featured a new commitment to marketing, fan interaction and community outreach, as well as a targeted focus on the team’s young fan demographic. Under his leadership, the Penguins have sold out every game for three straight seasons — the sellout streak was at 166 games entering 2010-11— while leading all U.S.-based NHL teams in local TV ratings last season and setting new standards for website traffic and social media. Morehouse joined the Penguins in December, 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. He was Senior Advisor for the John Kerry for President campaign in 2004, traveling on the campaign plane and serving as Senator Kerry’s traveling chief of staff. He worked in the Clinton-Gore White House in the 1990s, and was Senior Counselor and Trip Director for Vice President Al Gore from 1999-2001. Morehouse grew up in the Beechview section on Pittsburgh. He 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 three children and live in Bell Acres.

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RAY SHERO Ray Shero, 48, is at the vanguard of the NHL’s new breed of general managers — steeped in family hockey tradition but on the cutting-edge of new technology and modernization in hockey operations, player relations and team management. His fresh ideas and calm but firm management style helped transform the Penguins from a team that did not qualify for the playoffs in 2005-06 to one that reached the Stanley Cup Final in 2007-08 and won the Cup in 2008-09. During that time, he has moved boldly to ensure a strong future for the Penguins, signing six key members of the team’s core — Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Marc-Andre Fleury, Jordan Staal, Brooks Orpik and Kris Letang — to long-term contracts. Shero built on the team’s already strong foundation by adding key pieces in the 2010 offseason to set the Penguins up for long-term success. With shrewd maneuvering and an aggressive approach during the first day of free agency, he solidified the team’s blue line with the long-term signings of top-rated defensemen Paul Martin and Zbynek Michalek. Shero was named GM on May 25, 2006 and one of his first acts was to declare a goal of building a team that could compete for championships on a yearly basis. He revamped the team’s hockey operations staff and structure, upgraded professional and amateur scouting, added a team operations director and opened new lines of communication with the business side of the organization. In his first season, 2006-07, Shero led his team to its first playoff berth since 2001 and a 47-point improvement in the standings — the fourth-largest improvement from one season to the next in NHL history. Building on that success, the Penguins topped 100 points for the second straight season in 2007-08, winning their first division title since 1998 and advancing to the Stanley Cup Final, where they fell to Detroit. After a rocky start in 2008-09, the Penguins rallied when Bylsma was named head coach in February, finishing 18-3-4 to earn a playoff berth and then defeating Philadelphia, Washington, Carolina and Detroit en route to the Stanley Cup. Along the way, they twice overcame 2-0 deficits in games (against Washington and Detroit), won all four seriesclinching games on the road and won two Game Sevens on the road — including the 2-1 thriller at Detroit for the Cup. Ray’s father, Fred, had won two Stanley Cups as head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers in 1974 and 1975. The Sheros are one of the few father-son tandems to appear on the Cup. The late Fred Shero also was a coach and general manager with the New York Rangers. Ray built his hockey sense and managerial style during 14 seasons as an NHL assistant general manager — six with the Ottawa Senators and eight with the Nashville Predators. Shero played college hockey at St. Lawrence University, twice serving as team captain, and was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in 1982. He spent seven years as a player agent before making the transition to the front office. The native of St. Paul, Minn. 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 Jason Botterill enters his second full season as assistant general manager after being promoted to his current position on May 22, 2009 by general manager Ray Shero. As assistant GM, Botterill works closely with Shero on all hockeyrelated 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, 34, worked two seasons as director of hockey administration with the Penguins; his responsibilities included salary cap management, professional and amateur scouting and overseeing prospects development. Botterill’s avant-garde approach and understanding of the salary cap has been a major asset for the Penguins. Before joining Pittsburgh, Botterill worked with NHL Central Registry and also scouted for the Dallas Stars. Botterill was a first-round draft pick (20th overall) by Dallas in 1994 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. A native of Edmonton who grew up in Winnipeg, Botterill played four seasons at the University of Michigan, where he earned his MBA, and helped lead the Wolverines to the NCAA title in 1996. He also played for Team Canada at the World Junior Championships in 1994, 1995 and 1996, helping his team win gold medals in all three tournaments. He resides in Pittsburgh along with his wife, Andrea.

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In just one-plus seasons behind the bench, Dan Bylsma has already become one of the most successful coaches in Penguins’ history. After being promoted to Penguins head coach in February 2009, Bylsma, 40, directed the team to its third Stanley Cup in franchise history — a feat previously accomplished by legendary coaches “Badger” Bob Johnson and Scott Bowman. In the process 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 (1970-71) took over mid-season. Bylsma has the best regular-season winning percentage (.659) in team history, and is tied with Bowman for most postseason victories (23) and series victories (5). He also became the eighth-fastest head coach in NHL history to hit the 50-win mark (78 games). All-time under Bylsma, the Penguins boast a 65-31-11 regular-season record; 35-13-5 home record; 31-17-6 road mark; 40-3-3 when leading after two periods; 42-1-1 when scoring four or more goals; and 43-9-6 when scoring first. In 2009-10 the Grand Haven, Mich. native completed his first full NHL season behind the bench for Pittsburgh, leading the club to a 47-28-7 record for 101 points — breaking 100 points for the sixth time in franchise history and for the third time in the last four years — finishing only two points behind New Jersey for the Atlantic Division title. Bylsma played nine NHL seasons as a right winger with Los Angeles and Anaheim from 1995-2004. He played 429 NHL regular-season games, recording 19 goals and 62 points, and also played in the 2003 Stanley Cup Final with Anaheim. He began his coaching career as an assistant with the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks of the AHL in 2004-05 and made his NHL coaching debut as an assistant with the New York Islanders in 2005-06. Bylsma was an assistant coach at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton for two seasons from 2006-08 and was named head coach at the start of the 2008-09 season. He went 35-16-1-2 in 54 games with WB/S before being promoted to Pittsburgh. He played four seasons of college hockey at Bowling Green. Dan and his wife, Mary Beth, have one son and reside in the North Hills.

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TONY GRANATO Tony Granato, 46, begins his second season on the Penguins’ coaching staff. Granato, among his many responsibilities, works with the Penguins’ forwards and penalty killing units. He oversaw the NHL’s ninth-ranked penalty killing group with an 84.1-percent success rate, and second best on the road at 85.3 percent. Prior to joining the Penguins, Granato spent six seasons behind the bench for the Colorado Avalanche and served two stints as Avalanche head coach from 2002-04 and 2008-09. Granato compiled a 215-104-17-16 record and led Colorado to a Northwest Division title in 2003. Granato played 13 seasons in the NHL with the NY Rangers, Los Angeles and San Jose. In 1997, he was the recipient of the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy for overcoming a near career-ending brain injury. In 773 career games, the feisty forward posted 248 goals, 492 points and 1,425 penalty minutes. He appeared in 79 career postseason games and helped lead Los Angeles to a Stanley Cup Final berth in 1993. Granato played four years at the University of Wisconsin and was inducted into the Badgers’ Hall of Fame in 2000. Granato 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.

TODD REIRDEN Todd Reirden, 39, joined Pittsburgh’s coaching staff on July 31, 2010 after coaching with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins the previous two seasons. Reirden, an NHL defenseman for parts of five seasons, works closely with the team’s defensemen. Reirden, completed his first full season as WB/S head coach in 2009-10, leading a young and inexperienced team to an impressive 41-34-2-3 record, finishing third in the East Division, and a berth in the Calder Cup playoffs. Prior to joining the Penguins organization, Reirden spent one season as an assistant coach with the Bowling Green Falcons (CCHA) — his alma mater. He was a teammate of Bylsma’s during the 1990-91 and 1991-92 seasons at Bowling Green. Selected by New Jersey in the 12th round (242nd overall) of the 1990 NHL Entry Draft, Reirden played professionally for 13 seasons, retiring after the 2006-07 campaign with Graz EC of the Austrian Hockey League. He appeared in 183 NHL games with Edmonton, St. Louis, Atlanta and Phoenix, recording 46 points (11+35) and 181 penalty minutes. Todd and his wife, Shelby, have one son.

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GILLES MELOCHE Former NHL goaltender Gilles Meloche is in his fifth season as the Penguins’ full-time goaltending coach and 25th with the organization. Meloche has been instrumental in developing Marc-Andre Fleury into a Stanley Cup-winning netminder. Meloche served as a Penguins scout from 1989-2006 and also doubled as a goaltending coach/consultant during much of that time. He was also part of the staff when the Penguins won Stanley Cups in 1991 and 1992. A native of Montreal, Quebec, Meloche spent 18 seasons as an NHL goaltender with Chicago, California, Cleveland, Minnesota and Pittsburgh. He played the final three seasons of his career in Pittsburgh following a 1985 trade. Meloche appeared in 788 NHL games during his career, posting a record of 270-351-131 with a 3.64 goals-against average. In 45 career playoff games, he posted a 21-19 record and a 3.48 goals-against average. Gilles and his wife, Sophie, reside in Pittsburgh. His son, Eric, is a pro player who was a member of the Penguins organization from 2000-04. For extended bios please visit pittsburghpenguins.com

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MARKETING Director of Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ross Miller Marketing Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sarah Swartz Creative Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barb Pilarski Graphic Designers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Erin Halley Lori Haramia Director of Fan Development & Special Events . .Jill Shipley Fan Development Coordinator . . . . . . . .Laura Spencer Director, Community/Alumni Relations . . . . Cindy Himes Community Relations Coordinator . . . . . . Kathleen Unger Community Relations/Alumni Liaison . . . . . .Ed Johnston Director of New Media . . . . . . . . . . . . Jeremy Zimmer New Media Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jon Meck

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Tonight the Penguins and Boston Bruins face each other for the second time this season and second time at CONSOL Energy Center. Back on Nov. 10, the Bruins reeled off five unanswered goals in the third period to turn a 4-2 deficit into a 7-4 victory, with Nathan Horton scoring the first of those five goals and setting up the last. Horton and Zdeno Chara scored 15 seconds apart to tie the game early in the period, and Shawn Thornton scored the game-winner at 12:40 as the Bruins snapped a three-game losing streak against Pittsburgh. Former Penguin Mark Recchi had his first goal of the season and two assists in the game, while Sidney Crosby had one goal and two assists for the Penguins. Crosby’s

On Nov. 10 against Boston, Arron Asham scored the game’s first goal — and his first in a Penguins uniform.

goal came on the power play, the Penguins’ first power-play goal in five games against the Bruins. . . The seven goals allowed to Boston in that game were the most given up by Pittsburgh against the Bruins since a 7-6 home overtime loss on Oct. 8, 2005 — Crosby’s first home game. . . The Penguins have won four of the last six games between the teams but are 5-6-0 in their last 11 meetings with Boston. . . The Pittsburgh power play is 3-for-34 (8.8 percent) over the last 10 games against Boston. . . The Penguins have scored first in seven of the last nine games between the teams. On Nov. 10, Arron Asham scored the game’s first goal and his first goal in a Pittsburgh uniform. . . Marc-Andre Fleury, who has continued on page 31

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THE PENGUINS This is the Penguins’ fourth game in six nights. Pittsburgh hosted Minnesota on Saturday night and will play in Montreal on Wednesday night before heading to Boston for a

Heading into the Tampa Bay game, the Penguins were in a four-way tie for first place in the NHL’s overall standings with Vancouver, Detroit and Philadelphia.

matinee against the Bruins on Saturday. . . Following the game in Boston, the Penguins will play seven of their next 10 games at home, beginning with a Jan. 18 matchup here against Detroit. . . Defenseman Deryk Engelland signed a three-year contract extension with the Penguins last week. Engelland, 28, spent all but nine games of his first seven years as a pro in the minor leagues, skating for Lowell, Hershey and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in the AHL and Las Vegas, South Carolina and Reading of the ECHL. Engelland had been minus in just two of his last 13 games before facing Tampa Bay here last week. . . The Penguins hit the midpoint of the season last Wednesday night at home against Tampa Bay. Heading into that game, the Penguins were in a four-way tie for first place in the NHL’s overall standings with Vancouver, Detroit and Philadelphia. At that point Pittsburgh was the league’s secondbest defensive team (2.32 goals/game) behind Boston (2.14); the fifth-highest scoring team (3.10 goals/game); ranked 10th in shots per game (31.9) and eighth in fewest shots allowed per game (28.4); was third in hits and 14th in faceoffs (50.9 percent). . . Tyler Kennedy had one goal in 20 games before facing the Lightning here last week. continued on page 32

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THE BRUINS This month Mark Recchi became the 11th player in NHL history to skate in four decades. He played his first NHL game with the Penguins on Nov. 16, 1988 here against Toronto. He has played more games than any other active player (1,609 as of last week). . . This is the start of a busy week for the Bruins, who host Ottawa tomorrow night, Philadelphia Thursday and then the Penguins on Saturday afternoon. . . Boston, which played in Montreal Saturday night, began last week in Toronto with a 2-1 victory as Horton and Marc Savard scored third-period goals. . .The Bruins had a three-point lead over second-place Montreal in the Northeast Division after the win over the Leafs. . . When the Bruins lost in Buffalo, 7-6, in overtime on New Year’s Day, they got goals from four different defensemen Mark Recchi for the first time in team history. The goal-scorers were former Penguin Andrew Ference, Dennis Seidenberg, Zdeno Chara and Steven Kampfer. . . Goaltender Tim Thomas began last week with the NHL’s top goals-against average (1.80), best save percentage (.945) and a league-high five shutouts.

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The Trib Total Media Penguins All-Time Team honors 15 of the greatest players in Penguins history, as voted by the fans and a panel of media and team officials. Active NHL players were not eligible. The all-time team represents all eras of Penguins history and salutes the incredible history of hockey in our city. Visit the interactive display at the Trib Total Media Penguins All-Time Team Zone located at the Trib Total Media Gate. You will also see segments honoring other notable Penguins, builders (coaches, GMs, support staff) and, of course, fans.

66 MARIO LEMIEUX

Center, 1984-97, 2000-06

10 RON FRANCIS Center, 1991-98

25 KEVEN STEVENS

Left Wing, 1987-95, 2001

Defense, 1991-95

Right Wing, 1990-2001

19 JEAN PRONOVOST Right Wing, 1968-78

TOM BARRASSO Goaltender, 1988-2000

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

17 RICK KEHOE

Right Wing, 1974-85

77 PAUL COFFEY Defense, 1987-92

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68 JAROMIR JAGR

55 LARRY MURPHY Defense, 1990-95

26 SYL APPS

Center, 1970-77

30 LES BINKLEY

Goaltender, 1967-72

7 JOE MULLEN

Right Wing, 1990-95, 1996-97

10 PIERRE LAROUCHE Center, 1974-77

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LOWELL MACDONALD Left Wing, 1970-78

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2010.11 SCHEDULE

Oct. 9 Oct. 12 Oct. 15 Oct. 17 Oct. 22 Oct. 23 Oct. 29 Oct. 30 Nov. 5 Nov. 6 Nov. 7 Nov. 12 Nov. 13 Nov. 16 Nov. 19 Nov. 20 Nov. 21 Nov. 24 Nov. 25 Nov. 27 Nov. 28 Dec. 1 Dec. 3 Dec. 4 Dec. 8 Dec. 10 Dec. 11 Dec. 12 Dec. 15 Dec. 17 Dec. 18 Dec. 26 Dec. 29 Dec. 30 Jan. 1 Jan. 4 Jan. 5 Jan. 7 Jan. 8 Jan. 14

7:05 7:05 7:00 3:00 7:05 7:05 7:30 7:00 7:35 7:05 5:05 7:05 7:00 7:00 7:05 7:00 3:05 7:05 6:05 7:05 3:00 7:00 7:05 7:05 7:05 7:30 7:05 4:00 7:05 7:05 7:30 5:05 7:05 7:30 7:05 7:00 7:00 7:05 7:05 7:05

Hershey Adirondack Wilkes-Barre Wilkes-Barre Hershey Binghamton Wilkes-Barre Wilkes-Barre Wilkes-Barre Syracuse Wilkes-Barre Binghamton Wilkes-Barre Wilkes-Barre Norfolk Wilkes-Barre Binghamton Albany Wilkes-Barre Rochester Wilkes-Barre Wilkes-Barre Binghamton Adirondack Toronto Wilkes-Barre Norfolk Wilkes-Barre Abbotsford Abbotsford Wilkes-Barre Albany Syracuse Hershey Norfolk Wilkes-Barre Wilkes-Barre Bridgeport Providence Wilkes-Barre

@ Wilkes-Barre @ Wilkes-Barre @ Charlotte @ Charlotte @ Wilkes-Barre @ Wilkes-Barre @ Adirondack @ Hershey @ Rochester @ Wilkes-Barre @ Rochester @ Wilkes-Barre @ Worcester @ Albany @ Wilkes-Barre @ Hershey @ Wilkes-Barre @ Wilkes-Barre @ Binghamton @ Wilkes-Barre @ Springfield @ Albany @ Wilkes-Barre @ Wilkes-Barre @ Wilkes-Barre @ Norfolk @ Wilkes-Barre @ Albany 1 @ Wilkes-Barre @ Wilkes-Barre @ Syracuse @ Wilkes-Barre @ Wilkes-Barre @ Wilkes-Barre 2 @ Wilkes-Barre @ Charlotte @ Charlotte @ Wilkes-Barre @ Wilkes-Barre @ Providence

Jan. 15 Jan. 16 Jan. 19 Jan. 21 Jan. 22 Jan. 23 Jan. 26 Jan. 28 Jan. 29 Feb. 4 Feb. 5 Feb. 8 Feb. 11 Feb. 12 Feb. 13 Feb. 18 Feb. 19 Feb. 23 Feb. 26 Feb. 27 Mar. 4 Mar. 6 Mar. 8 Mar. 11 Mar. 12 Mar. 15 Mar. 16 Mar. 19 Mar. 20 Mar. 23 Mar. 25 Mar. 26 Mar. 27 Mar. 30 Apr. 1 Apr. 2 Apr. 3 Apr. 8 Apr. 9 Apr. 10

1 at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ; 2 at CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PA; 3 at Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA

7:00 3:00 7:05 7:00 7:05 3:05 7:05 7:00 7:05 7:05 7:30 7:05 7:00 7:05 3:05 7:30 7:15 7:05 7:05 3:05 7:00 5:00 7:05 10:00 10:00 8:30 8:30 7:05 3:05 7:05 7:05 7:00 5:00 7:15 7:05 7:05 3:00 7:05 7:00 3:05

Wilkes-Barre Wilkes-Barre Syracuse Wilkes-Barre Albany Charlotte Charlotte Wilkes-Barre Wilkes-Barre Manitoba Wilkes-Barre Manitoba Wilkes-Barre Adirondack Hershey Wilkes-Barre Wilkes-Barre Wilkes-Barre Norfolk Springfield Wilkes-Barre Wilkes-Barre Hartford Wilkes-Barre Wilkes-Barre Wilkes-Barre Wilkes-Barre Worcester Charlotte Albany Wilkes-Barre Wilkes-Barre Wilkes-Barre Wilkes-Barre Charlotte Rochester Wilkes-Barre Hershey Wilkes-Barre Adirondack

@ Adirondack @ Hartford @ Wilkes-Barre @ Adirondack 3 @ Wilkes-Barre @ Wilkes-Barre @ Wilkes-Barre @ Albany @ Binghamton @ Wilkes-Barre @ Syracuse @ Wilkes-Barre @ Bridgeport @ Wilkes-Barre @ Wilkes-Barre @ Norfolk @ Norfolk @ Binghamton @ Wilkes-Barre @ Wilkes-Barre @ Toronto @ Hershey @ Wilkes-Barre @ Abbotsford @ Abbotsford @ Manitoba @ Manitoba @ Wilkes-Barre @ Wilkes-Barre @ Wilkes-Barre @ Binghamton @ Adirondack @ Hershey @ Norfolk @ Wilkes-Barre @ Wilkes-Barre @ Syracuse @ Wilkes-Barre @ Hershey @ Wilkes-Barre

Games in bold are Home Games

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Toledo

@ Wheeling

Jan. 15

7:30

Cincinnati @ Wheeling

Wheeling

@ Toledo

Jan. 18

7:30

Wheeling

Wheeling

@ Elmira

Jan. 21

7:30

Trenton

@ Wheeling*

Trenton

@ Wheeling*

Jan. 22

7:00

Wheeling

@ Trenton

@ Cincinnati

Trenton

@ Wheeling

Jan 23

4:00

Wheeling

@ Trenton

Oct. 28 11:00 am Reading

@ Wheeling

Jan 28

7:30

Wheeling

@ Elmira

Oct. 29 7:30

Reading

@ Wheeling

Jan. 29

7:30

Trenton

@ Wheeling

Oct. 30

7:30

Wheeling

@ Cincinnati

Jan. 30

5:00

Trenton

@ Wheeling*

Nov. 6

7:30

Cincinnati @ Wheeling

Feb. 2

7:00

Wheeling

@ Reading

Nov. 7

5:00

Elmira

@ Wheeling

Feb. 4

7:30

Wheeling

@ Cincinnati

Reading

@ Wheeling

Feb 5

8:00

Cincinnati @ Wheeling

Nov. 11 7:00 Nov. 12 7:30

Trenton

@ Wheeling*

Feb 11

7:05

Reading

@ Wheeling*

Nov 14

7:00

Wheeling

@ Kalamazoo

Feb 12

8:05

Toledo

@ Wheeling*

Nov.18

7:00

Wheeling

@ Kalamazoo

7:00

Wheeling

@ Greenville

Feb 14

Nov. 19 7:30

Wheeling

@ Greenville

Feb. 18 7:30

Reading

@ Wheeling*

Nov. 21 TBA

Wheeling

@ South Carolina

Feb. 19

7:00

Wheeling

@ Reading

Nov 24 7:00

Greenville @ Wheeling

Feb. 20

4:00

Wheeling

@ Trenton

Nov. 27 7:30

Kalamazoo @ Wheeling

Feb. 23

7:00

Wheeling

@ Toledo

Nov. 28 7:00

Greenville @ Wheeling

Feb. 25

7:30

Wheeling

@ Elmira

Dec. 2

7:00

Trenton

Feb 27

5:00

Greenville @ Wheeling

Dec. 3

7:30

Kalamazoo @ Wheeling

Mar. 2

7:00

Wheeling

Gwinnett

@ Wheeling*

Mar. 4

7:30

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Dec. 10 7:30

@ Wheeling

@ Elmira

Dec. 11 7:30

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@ Wheeling*

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7:00

Wheeling

@ Reading

Dec. 15 7:30

Wheeling

@ Kalamazoo

Mar. 6

5:00

Wheeling

@ Reading

Dec. 17 7:30

Wheeling

@ Cincinnati

Mar. 11 7:30

Kalamazoo @ Wheeling*

Dec. 18 7:30

Wheeling

@ Cincinnati

Mar. 12

7:30

Wheeling

@ Kalamazoo

Dec 19

7:35

Reading

@ Wheeling

Mar. 13

4:00

Wheeling

@ Kalamazoo

Dec 26

5:00

Cincinnati @ Wheeling

Mar. 16 7:00

Toledo

@ Wheeling

Dec. 28 7:00

Wheeling

@ Gwinnett

Mar. 19 7:35

@ Wheeling

Dec. 29 7:00

Wheeling

@ Gwinnett

South Carolina

Dec. 31 7:00

Wheeling

@ Gwinnett

Jan. 2

TBA

Wheeling

@ Greenville

Jan. 8

7:30

Reading

@ Wheeling

Jan 9

5:00

Toledo

@ Wheeling

Jan. 12

7:00

Wheeling

@ Trenton

Jan. 14

7:30

Wheeling

@ Cincinnati

Mar. 20 5:00

Kalamazoo @ Wheeling

Mar. 23

7:30

Wheeling

@ Florida

Mar. 25

7:30

Wheeling

@ Florida

Mar. 26

7:30

Wheeling

@ Florida

Mar. 30

7:00

Wheeling

@ Reading

Mar. 31 7:00

Toledo

@ Wheeling

Apr. 2

Toledo

@ Wheeling

7:30

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MIKE LANGE One of the most unique broadcasters in professional sports, Mike Lange enters his 35th season with the Penguins and will handle radio play-by-play on the club’s flagship station, 105.9 FM The X. 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 Two-time Stanley Cup champion Phil Bourque begins his seventh 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 (75+89) in 344 regular-season games with the Penguins between 1983 and 1992. For his career he totaled 199 points (88+111) 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 FSN Pittsburgh’s coverage of Penguins hockey.

BOB GROVE 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 sixth 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 “Heineken Hockey Hour” and “Bob Grove’s Hot Stove” on Penguins Radio at 105.9-HD 2.

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Deryk Engelland’s road to the National Hockey League hasn’t been easy. But on Jan. 3, the Penguins defenseman’s hard work was rewarded with a three-year contract extension. “It’s a huge excitement to be a part of this team,” he said. “The organization has been great to me over the past four years, here and in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. The team here is awesome, the fans are great and the building is unbelievable. I couldn’t be any happier.” Engelland, in his first full season with the Penguins, has made a lot of stops over his eight-year career. After being drafted in the sixth round (194th overall) by New Jersey in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, he spent time with Lowell, Hershey and WB/S of the American Hockey League, as well as Las Vegas, South Carolina and Reading of the East Coast Hockey League prior to arriving in Pittsburgh. “Being in the ECHL and now finally here, it took eight years to get here but it was worth the wait for sure,” he said. “It couldn’t be any more exciting for me and my Deryk Engelland made his National Hockey League family. It’s a good debut with Pittsburgh against Boston on Nov. 10, 2009. accomplishment.” Engelland signed with the Penguins organization in 2007, spending three seasons with WB/S prior to cracking the roster this season. He made his NHL debut at age 27 with Pittsburgh on Nov. 10, 2009, against Boston, appearing in a total of nine contests in 2009-10. “Deryk is a guy that came from the ECHL and has been battling and working to get better,” head coach Dan Bylsma said. “He’s been in our organization a long time doing that. And he did it the hard way. This year, he earned a regular spot on our lineup in the National Hockey League. It’s great for him, and it’s great for us to have him locked up for three years.” Getting his feet wet in the NHL motivated Engelland to work harder in the offseason than he ever had before.

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“I got a little bit of a taste of [the NHL] last year,” he said. “Training, nutrition, everything like that was a big part of my summer. . . I’ve been in the best shape I’ve been in so far.” And his teammates and coaches noticed. His improved footwork and quickness, paired with the physical component he brings to the ice, made him the total package. The toughness aspect has always been Engelland’s specialty. Through 40 games, the defenseman leads the Penguins with 76 penalty minutes. It’s the reason why Bylsma and his staff knew they needed to lock Engelland in for the next three years. “The biggest surprise on the year for Deryk and the thing that’s kept him in the lineup the most, his pugilistic achievements have been pretty big. He’s surprised us in that regard,” Bylsma said. “Him being on the ice against good players, defending well, but also holding them accountable physically, finishing his check and being a tough guy to play against in his zone is something he’s shown he can do. That together with what he’s done for his teammates is the reason he’s been a regular in our lineup.” But there’s much more to Engelland’s game that his ability to fight — shutting down the best hockey players in the world takes a lot more than that. “He’s definitely not a pylon,” forward Mark Letestu said. “He’s somebody that’s tough to Engelland’s specialty has always been the toughness play against every night, aspect of his game. Through 40 games he leads the Penguins with 76 penalty minutes. continued on page 62

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and we’ve seen it in a lot of games. He plays hard on the other team’s top players. He’s somebody that’s only going to get better.” Engelland’s defensive partner Alex Goligoski agreed, saying “It seems like he keeps improving every year.” And Goligoski would know, as he and Engelland both joined the Pittsburgh organization at the same time, playing together for the majority of the 2007-08 campaign in the AHL. “He’s worked so hard,” Goligoski said. “Just from when we started playing together in WB/S when I started and first met him, I think his game has only gotten better. . . He’s a smart player, he moves well and he’s big. He likes going in and playing defense and takes a lot of pride in it, and he’s been unbelievable so far this year.” “He’s one of those guys that has worked for everything he’s earned here,” defenseman Brooks Orpik said. “He started in the ECHL and worked his way up. He’s as humble as they come, and just comes in here and works his butt off every day. . . He’s a guy that’s never going to complain about anything and he’s a really good teammate. I’m sure everyone here is extremely happy for him.”

Alex Goligoski, who has played with Engelland in both Wilkes-Barre and Pittsburgh, has noticed improvement in Engelland’s game each season.

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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 showby-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.

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.

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.

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. continued on page 69

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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.

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 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.

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 nonalcoholic beverages. Patrons 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.

PENSGEAR PensGear, 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 133 for additional store locations throughout CONSOL Energy Center. continued on page 70

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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.

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.

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.

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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 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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SEATING CHART A P

217

216 215

213

111

112

113

114

115

107

11

106

225 41 42 43

116

110

117 DOUBLE ATTACK

118

104

P

120

105

103

102

101 122

121

8

208

5

9

207

C

8 4 B 8 A 7 6 5

228

B

A

7

6

UPMC FIRST AID

4

1

59 58 57 56 55 54

(Lower Level)

4

3

2

1

3

3

2

53

52

51

205

204

203 202 201

234

229

48 49 50

230

8

231

232

7

206

227 9

119

10

10

226

47

209

12

9

40

PARTY

13 12 11

23

46

210

22

39

PARTY

15 14

21

224 38

45

16

20

223

PARTY

211

6

108

13

17

5

16 15 14

18

34 35 36 37

44

212

33

222

PARTY

D

221

19

109

20 19

32

D

23 22 21 P

P

219 220

27 28 29 30 31 25 26 25 B F 17 18 E 24 A

214

GATE

218

233

B UPMC FIRST AID

1

11

(Upper Concourse)

2

P

GATE

P

C

GATE

CLUB LOGE BOXES

PNC LEGENDS LEVEL SUITES

UPPER LEVEL SEATING

LOGE BOXES

CLUB SUITES

LOWER LEVEL SEATING

PARTY SUITES

CLUB SEATING

ACCESSIBLE SEATING

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B

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FIRST NIAGARA ATM

TRIB TOTAL MEDIA GATE

1

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

2

DICK’S SPORTING GOODS BOX OFFICE AND WILL CALL

LOWER CONCOURSE

3

FIRST NIAGARA CLUB

4

GUEST SERVICES

MEN’S RESTROOMS

UPMC FIRST AID

WOMEN’S RESTROOMS

5

HIGHMARK WALL OF CHAMPIONS AND HIGHMARK KIDS ZONE

FAMILY RESTROOMS

6

CAPTAIN MORGAN CLUB

PNC LEGENDS LEVEL

7

LEXUS CLUB

8

CAL U CONFERENCE CENTER

9

PARTY SUITES

PNC ATM

UPPER CONCOURSE

10

SMOKEHOUSE

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CONCESSIONS GUIDE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES/BEER

Hoegaarden Bottle 121, 213

Allegheny Pale Ale Bottle 102, 112, 206

Iron City Light Bottle

Amber Bock Draft 102, 106, 108, 112,

Iron City Light Can

Babbling Blonde Bottle 102, 106, 108, 112, 206 Bass Bottle 102, 112, 121, 206, 213

102, 112, 206 109, 234 Labatt Blue Draft 102, 106, 112, 206 Labatt Blue Bottle

Beck’s Bottle 102, 106, 108, 112, 121, 206, 213

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Blue Moon Draft 206

119, 204, 214, 215, 217,

Bud Light Draft 101, 102, 103, 106, 107, 108, 111, 112, 113, 116, 121, 205, 211, 212, 223, 231

Labatt Blue Light Draft

Bud Light Can 102, 105, 109, 217, 117, 118, 119, 204, 214, 215, 216, 218, 233

Labatt Blue Light Can

Budweiser Bottle 102, 106, 108, 112, 206

LandShark Bottle

Coors Light Draft 108, 206, 230

Leinenkugel Draft

Coors Light Bottle 102, 106, 112

Magic Hat # 9 Bottle

Coors Light Can 109, 234 Corona Bottle 102, 112

Labatt Blue Can 105,109, 110, 117, 118, 233, 234 103, 108, 113, 206 Labatt Blue Light Bottle 102, 106, 112, 120, 213 105, 109, 110, 117, 118, 119, 204, 215, 216, 217, 233, 234 121, 213 206

Miller Lite Can 102, 117, 119, 204, 215, 217, 218 O’Doul’s Bottle 102, 106, 108, 112, 206 Old Wylie’s IPA Bottle 102, 112, 206 Pilsner Urquell Bottle 206 Penn Pilsner Bottle 102, 106, 108, 112, 206 Peroni Bottle 206 Redbridge (gluten free) Bottle 102, 112, 121, 206, 213 Rolling Rock Can 109, 234 Stella Artois Bottle 102, 106, 108, 112, 121, 206, 213 Shock Top Bottle 121, 213 Yuengling Draft 108, 119, 206 Yuengling Bottle 102, 106, 108, 112, 206 Yuengling Can 109, 234, 206

102, 106, 108, 112, & 206 Miller High Life Draft 206 Miller Lite Draft

Czechvar Bottle 121, 213

101, 102, 106, 109, 111,

Heineken Bottle 102, 106, 108, 112, 206

Miller Lite Bottle

112, 205, 206, 232 108

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES/ COCKTAILS, WINE, MALTERNATIVES Cocktails 102, 112, 206 Wine 102, 112, 206 continued on page 77

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Bacardi Lemon 102, 105, 106, 108, 109, 112, 116, 119, 204, 206, 121, 213, 215, 217, 234 Smirnoff Ice 102, 105, 106, 108, 109, 112, 116, 119, 121, 204, 206, 213, 215, 217, 234

SOFT DRINKS, BOTTLED WATER, JUICE, COFFEE 16 oz. Fountain Soft Drink (assorted Dr. Pepper/Snapple Products)

109, 116, 120, 211, 223, 230, 231

Coffee (Tim Hortons) 103, 113, 116, 121, 223, 231

Smoked BBQ Chicken Nachos 205

Snapple Iced Tea 107, 108, 109, 116, 120, 121, 205, 206, 211, 212, 223, 230, 231, 232

Smoked BBQ Chicken Sandwich 205

Tim Horton’s Specialty Drinks – Hot Chocolate, French Vanilla, & Iced Cappucino 109, 212 Venom Energy Drink 106, 107, 108, 109, 116, 120, 121, 206, 211, 212, 223, 230, 231, 232

22 oz. Fountain Soft Drink (assorted Dr. Pepper/Snapple Products)

101, 102, 103, 106, 107, 108, 109, 111, 112, 113, 116, 119, 120, 121, 205, 206, 211, 212, 223, 230, 231, 232 32 oz. Fountain Soft Drink Souvenir Cup (assorted Dr. Pepper/Snapple Products)

101, 103, 107, 108, 109, 111, 113, 116, 119, 120, 121, 205, 206, 211, 212, 223, 230, 231, 232 Bottled Soft Drink (assorted Dr. Pepper/Snapple Products)

105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 116, 118, 119, 120, 121, 201, 211, 212, 214, 215, 218, 223, 231, 232, 233 Bottled Water 101, 102, 103, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 111, 112, 113, 116, 118, 119, 120, 121, 201, 205, 206, 211, 212, 214, 215, 223, 230, 231, 232, 233

BBQ AT SMOKEHOUSE Beef Brisket, Chicken & Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Platters 205 BBQ Chicken or Pork Nachos 205

CHICKEN SPECIALTIES Chicken Tenders 101, 108, 111, 120, 212, 232 WingStreet® Wings (Pizza Hut®)

GRILL ITEMS Angus Beef Cheeseburger 101, 107, 111, 206, 211, 212, 232 Hot Dog 101, 103, 107, 109, 111, 113, 116, 121, 206, 212, 223, 230, 231, 232 Topped Hot Dog 214, 218 Italian Sausage 107, 212, 232 Smoked Sausage 109, 116, 121, 223, 231

FRESH MADE WRAPS & SALADS Caesar Salad 103, 108, 113 Fruit Plate 108 Honey Smoked Turkey Wrap 103, 108, 113

107, 120, 212, 232 Grilled Chicken Sandwich 107, 206, 212, 232

SPECIALITY ITEMS & CARVERY

Grilled Chicken Ciabatta Sandwich 101, 111

Chef’s Specialty Carved Sandwiches 103, 107, 113

Kickin’ Chicken Sandwich 108

Cheesesteak Dippers 101, 111 continued on page 78

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Chef’s Specialty Sauté 107 Fresh Squeezed Lemonade 105, 201 Italian & Vegetarian Panini 103, 113 Kielbasa Grinder 101, 107, 111, 206 Meatball Grinder 108 Pretzel Stick & Bacon Dip 103, 113 Primanti Bros. Sandwiches 119 Onion Rings 107, 206 Specialty Nuts 105, 201 Sirloin French Dip 108 , 206 Tim Horton’s Tim Bits 109, 212

PIZZA HUT® Pizza Singles 9” 103, 107, 113, 120, 212, 232

SUSHI/NAKAMA Sushi 105

FRENCH FRIES, NACHOS, POPCORN & SNACKS French Fries 101, 107, 111, 119, 120, 206, 212, 232 Topped French Fries 108, 206 Sweet Potato Fries 120, 206, 232 Nachos Grande 103, 109, 113, 116, 121, 211, 223, 230, 231 Smoked Pulled Pork Nachos 105, 118, 204, 205, 216, 233 Smoked BBQ Chicken Nachos 205 Jumbo Pretzels 108, 109, 113, 116, 120, 121, 211, 223, 230, 231

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

ICE CREAM/ ITALIAN ICE Dairy Queen – Dilly Bar, Buster Bar, Stars & Stripes Starkiss 105 Ice Cream Cup 109, 116, 223 Ice Cream Waffle Cone 109, 116, 223 Italian Ice 116 Misto Shake 116

Peanuts 103, 109, 116, 121, 206, 211, 212, 223, 230, 231 Peanut Butter Nuggets (H.K. Anderson)

103, 109, 116, 121, 206, 211, 212, 223, 230, 231 Popcorn 103, 105, 109, 113, 116, 121, 201, 223, 230, 231 Cracker Jack 109, 103, 113, 116, 121, 206, 211, 223, 230, 231

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BOX OFFICE & UPCOMING EVENTS BOX OFFICE

UPCOMING EVENTS

During the hockey season, the Dick’s Sporting Goods Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturdays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and closed on Sundays with the exception of game days.

Sesame Street Live Jan.13, 2010 – Jan. 16, 2010 Times vary

On an event day, the Dick’s Sporting Goods Box Office hours vary. Hours are subject to change as a result of event times, holidays or inclement weather. Please call 412.642.1800 for more information. In the off-season, the Dick’s Sporting Goods Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and is closed on Saturdays and Sundays with exception of event days. The Dick’s Sporting Goods Box Office is located inside the Trib Total Media Gate.

Nuclear Cowboyz January 29, 2011 • 7:30PM

For ticket information, additional events and times visit consolenergycenter.com.

Your Satisfaction at CONSOL Energy Center is our ultimate goal! Have a question or concern during an event? Text GOAL followed by your location and issue to 69050. Standard message rates may apply.

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TONIGHT’S COMPETITORS ARE:

FINALS: NORTH PITTSBURGH SQUIRT 2 VS. ALTOONA TRACKERS SQUIRT A MAJOR The one-on-one competition features Will Meglio/Ben Studebaker from Butler Valley Dawgs Squirt 2 against Russell Erb/ Danny Soltesz from Allegheny Badgers Squirt 3. You can also view this and previously shown competitions at pittsburghpenguins.com.

On Sunday, October 10, sixteen youth hockey teams from the Pittsburgh Amateur Hockey League (PAHL) in the Squirt age group (age 9 - 10) participated in a shootout competition at CONSOL Energy Center. The event was videotaped to be shown in episodes at Penguins home games. The first round of competition featured heats between two teams striving to advance to the next round. Sixteen teams fielded five skaters shooting against the opposing team’s goalie. After each team competition, an individual shooter and goaltender squared off against the opposing team’s individual tandem for a one-on-one competition. Each winning team and pair of individuals advanced to the next round of eight teams/tandems. The format repeated as teams and individual pairs advanced through the quarter-final heats to move on to the semi-finals. Robust competition marked the semi-final round for teams and individual tandems. The remaining two teams and individual tandems then had to “leave it all on the ice” in vying for the championship. Early in the second intermission of each Penguins home game the various heats in the competition will be featured. Enjoy each episode.

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PENGUINS BY THE #S PLAYER

GP

G

A

Sidney Crosby

40

32

33

65

19

29

10

9

1

Kris Letang

40

6

27

33

20

50

2

9

0

Evgeni Malkin

35

14

19

33

-1

18

5

8

0

Chris Kunitz

38

10

15

25

14

29

3

1

Matt Cooke

40

8

10

18

11

62

0

0

Alex Goligoski

40

6

12

18

17

16

3

6

Mark Letestu

40

8

9

17

4

6

2

2

0

0

83

9.6

Pascal Dupuis

39

8

9

17

9

28

0

0

1

1

85

9.4

Tyler Kennedy

39

5

11

16

5

22

0

4

0

0

104

4.8

Paul Martin

40

3

12

15

12

6

2

5

0

0

52

5.8

Max Talbot

40

5

6

11

2

23

0

0

1

0

42

11.9

Arron Asham

27

4

4

8

1

32

0

0

0

0

39

10.3

Craig Adams

38

2

6

8

E

41

0

0

2

1

36

5.6

Brooks Orpik

34

1

7

8

10

30

0

0

0

2

32

3.1

Mike Rupp

39

3

4

7

2

70

0

0

0

0

30

10.0

Chris Conner

23

4

3

7

4

4

0

0

0

0

34

11.8

Zbynek Michalek

31

0

6

6

-1

12

0

2

0

0

47

0.0

Mike Comrie

16

0

5

5

-4

18

0

2

0

0

21

0.0

Deryk Engelland

32

2

3

5

-1

76

0

0

0

0

22

9.1

Ben Lovejoy

18

1

3

4

1

27

0

0

0

0

16

6.3

Eric Tangradi

9

1

1

2

-1

6

0

0

0

0

12

8.3

Dustin Jeffrey

PTS

+/-

PIM

PPG PPA

SHG

SHA

SOG

SPCT

0

159

20.1

1

120

5.0

0

155

9.0

0

1

70

14.3

2

3

50

16.0

0

0

61

9.8

3

1

1

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

3

33.3

13

0

1

1

3

48

0

0

0

0

0

0.0

Andrew Hutchinson

5

0

1

1

-3

6

0

0

0

0

2

0.0

Jordan Staal

1

0

0

0

E

0

0

0

0

0

2

0.0

TEAM TOTALS

40 124 210

334

125

671

27

48

7

9

1277

9.7

GOALIES

GP

W

L

GAA

SV

SV%

SO

TGA

TSA

Marc-Andre Fleury

30

17

9

2.31

735

0.920

1

66

801

8

1

Brent Johnson

12

8

3

2.14

309

0.930

1

25

334

0

1

TOTALS

42

25

12

2.26

1044

0.920

2

91

1135

8

2

Eric Godard

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PITTSBURGH PENGUINS

86

Brent Johnson 1

Alex Goligoski 3

Zbynek Michalek 4

Deryk Engelland 5

Ben Lovejoy 6

Paul Martin 7

Pascal Dupuis 9

Mark Letestu 10

Jordan Staal 11

Chris Kunitz 14

Mike Rupp 17

Chris Conner 18


Matt Cooke 24

Max Talbot 25

Craig Adams 27

Eric Godard 28

Marc-Andre Fleury 29

Brooks Orpik 44

Arron Asham 45

Tyler Kennedy 48

Kris Letang 58

Evgeni Malkin 71

Sidney Crosby 87

87


PITTSBURGH PENGUINS

88

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Player

POS HT

WT

#

Player

1

Brent Johnson

G

6-3

3

Alex Goligoski

4

POS HT

WT

199

24

Matt Cooke

LW

5-11 205

D

5-11 180

25

Max Talbot

C

5-11 190

Zbynek Michalek

D

6-2

210

27

Craig Adams

RW 6-0

5

Deryk Engelland

D

6-2

202

28

Eric Godard

RW 6-4

6

Ben Lovejoy

D

6-2

215

29

Marc-Andre Fleury

G

6-2

180

7

Paul Martin

D

6-1

190

44

Brooks Orpik

D

6-2

219

9

Pascal Dupuis

RW 6-1

205

45

Arron Asham

10

Mark Letestu

C

5-11 195

48

Tyler Kennedy

C

5-11 183

11

Jordan Staal

C

6-4

220

58

Kris Letang

D

6-0

201

14

Chris Kunitz

LW

6-0

193

71

Evgeni Malkin

C

6-3

195

17

Mike Rupp

C

6-5

230

87

Sidney Crosby

C

5-11 200

18

Chris Conner

RW 5-8

180

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POS HT

11

Gregory Campbell

17 18 19

Tyler Seguin

C

20

Daniel Paille

LW

21

Andrew Ference

D

22

Shawn Thornton

LW

26 28 30

Tim Thomas

WT

#

Player

197

33

Zdeno Chara

POS HT

WT

C

6-0

Milan Lucic

LW

6-4

220

37

Patrice Bergeron

C

6-2

194

Nathan Horton

RW 6-2

229

40

Tuukka Rask

G

6-3

169

6-1

182

44

Dennis Seidenberg

D

6-1

210

6-0

200

46

David Krejci

C

6-0

177

5-11 189

47

Steven Kamfer

D

5-11 197

6-2

217

54

Adam McQuaid

D

6-4

Blake Wheeler

RW 6-5

205

55

Johnny Boychuk

D

6-2

225

Mark Recchi

RW 5-10 195

63

Brad Marchand

C

5-9

183

73

Michael Ryder

RW 6-0

186

G

5-11 201

D

6-9

255

197

89


BOSTON BRUINS

90

Gregory Campbell 11

Milan Lucic 17

Nathan Horton 18

Tyler Seguin 19

Daniel Paille 20

Andrew Ference 21

Shawn Thornton 22

Blake Wheeler 26

Mark Recchi 28

Tim Thomas 30

Zdeno Chara 33

Patrice Bergeron 37


Tuukka Rask 40

Dennis Seidenberg 44

David Krejci 46

Steven Kampfer 47

Adam McQuaid 54

Johnny Boychuk 55

Brad Marchand 63

Michael Ryder 73

91


BRUINS BY THE #S

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PLAYER

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G

A

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PIM

PPG PPA

SHG

SHA

SOG

SPCT

Milan Lucic

38

16

12

28

13

58

2

4

0

0

87

18.4

Nathan Horton

38

12

14

26

16

34

3

1

0

0

91

13.2

David Krejci

31

7

18

25

10

13

0

2

0

0

70

10.0

Patrice Bergeron

38

8

16

24

8

14

3

7

2

1

95

8.4

Michael Ryder

38

11

12

23

-2

6

7

2

0

0

82

13.4

Mark Recchi

38

7

16

23

5

13

5

7

0

1

66

10.6

Zdeno Chara

38

5

11

16

14

35

2

4

1

1

124

4.0

Blake Wheeler

38

9

6

15

2

20

0

2

0

0

69

13.0

Dennis Seidenberg

38

2

13

15

3

19

0

6

0

0

77

2.6

Brad Marchand

35

6

8

14

8

20

0

0

3

1

62

9.7

Tyler Seguin

36

6

7

13

2

8

1

2

0

0

67

9.0

Gregory Campbell

36

3

6

9

3

44

0

0

0

2

40

7.5

Shawn Thornton

38

7

2

9

5

62

0

0

0

0

79

8.9

Andrew Ference

38

2

5

7

16

44

0

1

0

0

43

4.7

Johnny Boychuk

28

0

7

7

8

11

0

1

0

0

63

0.0

Jordan Caron

20

3

4

7

4

6

0

0

0

0

27

11.1

Marc Savard

15

2

4

6

-6

25

0

2

0

0

28

7.1

Daniel Paille

16

0

4

4

E

4

0

0

0

0

16

0.0

Adam McQuaid

26

0

4

4

7

40

0

0

0

0

15

0.0

Matt Hunwick

22

1

2

3

4

9

0

0

0

0

26

3.8

Steve Kampfer

12

2

1

3

2

2

0

1

0

0

19

10.5

Mark Stuart

26

0

2

2

3

23

0

0

0

0

19

0.0

Jamie Arniel

1

0

0

0

-1

0

0

0

0

0

3

0.0

TEAM TOTALS

38 109 176

285

124

516

23

42

6

6

1268

8.6

GOALIES

GP

W

L

GAA

SV

SV%

SO

TGA

TSA

Tim Thomas

28

18

4

1.80

852

0.940

5

50

902

4

0

Tuukka Rask

12

3

7

2.63

353

0.930

1

28

381

0

2

TOTALS

40

21

11

2.03

1205

0.939

6

78

1283

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All-time Pittsburgh scorer vs. Boston: Mario Lemieux (43gp, 31-42-73) Longest Boston win streak vs. Pittsburgh: 7, Mar. 27, 1977-Oct. 12, 1978 Longest Pittsburgh win streak vs. Boston: 12, Feb. 8, 1993-Apr. 28, 1995 Longest Boston undefeated streak vs. Pittsburgh: 11, Mar. 2, 1969-Dec. 6, 1970 (9-0-2) Longest Pittsburgh undefeated streak vs. Boston: 12, Feb. 8, 1993-Apr. 28, 1995 (12-0-0) Last Boston win at home: Nov. 10, 2009 (3-0) (0-1-0 since last win) Last Pittsburgh win at home: Mar. 7, 2010 (2-1) (0-1-0 since last win) Last Boston win at Pittsburgh: Nov. 10, 2010 (7-4) (0-0-0 since last win) Last Pittsburgh win at Boston: Mar. 18, 2010 (3-0) (0-0-0 since last win) Most goals by Boston vs. Pittsburgh: 8, Mar. 14, 1989 (B, 8-2) Most goals by Pittsburgh vs. Boston: 9, Nov. 20, 1995 (P, 9-6) Most goals by both teams: 15, Nov. 30, 1995 (P, 9-6) Last Boston shutout vs. Pittsburgh: Nov. 10, 2009 (3-0) – Tim Thomas Last Pittsburgh shutout vs. Boston: Mar. 18, 2010 (3-0) – Marc-Andre Fleury Last Boston hat trick vs. Pittsburgh: Feb. 1, 2004 – Glen Murray Last Pittsburgh hat trick vs. Boston: Apr. 18, 1998 – Martin Straka Last Pittsburgh trade with Boston: Dec. 19, 2006 – Future considerations from Boston for Wade Brookbank Overtime record vs. Pittsburgh: 8-2-10

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SEPTEMBER 10

Opening Day of Rookie Camp

14

NHL Board of Governors Meeting (New York, NY)

17

Opening Day of NHL Training Camps

21

Pre-season schedule begins

28

Kraft Hockeyville — Buffalo Sabres vs. Ottawa Senators (Dundas, ON)

OCTOBER 1

Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Month

6

Opening Day Playing Rosters set (3:00 p.m. ET)

7

Opening Night — 93rd NHL Regular Season begins

7

NHL Face-Off (Toronto)

7

2010 Compuware NHL Premiere — Carolina Hurricanes at Minnesota Wild (Helsinki, FIN)

7

Official Opening of CONSOL Energy Center — Philadelphia Flyers at Pittsburgh Penguins

8

2010 Compuware NHL Premiere — Minnesota Wild at Carolina Hurricanes (Helsinki, FIN)

8

2010 Compuware NHL Premiere — Columbus Blue Jackets at San Jose Sharks (Stockholm, SWE)

9

2010 Compuware NHL Premiere — San Jose Sharks at Columbus Blue Jackets (Stockholm, SWE)

9

2010 Compuware NHL Premiere — Phoenix Coyotes at Boston Bruins (Prague, CZE)

9

Stanley Cup Banner Raised — Detroit Red Wings at Chicago Blackhawks

10

2010 Compuware NHL Premiere — Boston Bruins at Phoenix Coyotes (Prague, CZE)

21

U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (Buffalo, NY) Inductees: Art Berglund, Derian Hatcher, Kevin Hatcher, Dr. George V. Nagobads, Jeremy Roenick

28

A Celebration of Lester Patrick (Boston, MA) Recipients: Cam Neely, David Andrews, Jerry York, Jack Parker

30

Busiest Day in NHL season — 28 teams play

NOVEMBER 6

Hockey Hall of Fame Game (Buffalo Sabres at Toronto Maple Leafs)

7

Hockey Hall of Fame Legends Classic

8

Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (Toronto, ON) Inductees: Dino Ciccarelli, Cammi Granato, Angela James (Player category); Jim Devellano, The late Daryl “Doc” Seaman (Builder category)

8-18

2010 Subway Super Series (CHL)

9

NHL General Managers Meeting (Toronto)

11-13

U20 4 Nations Cup

26

NHL Founder’s Day (1917) — 13 games on schedule

DECEMBER 1

Signing deadline for Group 2 free agents

6-7

NHL Board of Governors Meeting (Palm Beach, FL)

19-27

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26 – Jan.5

IIHF World U20 Championship (Buffalo, NY)

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2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic — Washington Capitals at Pittsburgh Penguins (Heinz Field, Pittsburgh)

17-19

Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game (Toronto, ON)

27-31

NHL All-Star Break (no games played)

28

NHL Board of Governors Meeting (Raleigh, NC)

29

Honda SuperSkills, 7 p.m. ET, Raleigh, NC (RBC Center)

30

58th NHL All-Star Game, 4 p.m. ET, Raleigh, NC (RBC Center)

FEBRUARY 1

Hockey is for Everyone Month Celebration

1

NHL Regular Season Schedule Resumes

12

CBC’s Hockey Day in Canada (Host: Whitehorse, YT) Ottawa Senators at Edmonton Oilers; Toronto Maple Leafs at Montreal Canadiens; Calgary Flames at Vancouver Canucks

18-20

Hockey Weekend Across America (USA Hockey)

20

Hockey Day in America

20

2011 NHL Heritage Classic — Montreal Canadiens at Calgary Flames (McMahon Stadium, Calgary)

28

Trade deadline (3:00 p.m. ET)

MARCH 14-16

NHL General Managers Meeting (Boca Raton, FL)

APRIL 7-9

NCAA Frozen Four (Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN)

10

Last day of 2010-11 regular season

13

Stanley Cup Playoffs begin

14-24

IIHF U18 World Championship (Germany)

29-May 15

IIHF World Championship (Ondrej Nepela Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia & Ladislav Trojak Arena in Kosice, Slovakia)

30

2011 RBC Royal Bank Cup (Edgeworth Centre, Camrose, AB)

MAY 20-29

2010 MasterCard Memorial Cup (Hershey Centre, Mississauga, ON)

29-June 4

NHL Combine (Location: TBA)

JUNE 17/18

Last possible day for 2011 Stanley Cup Final

TBA

Deadline for first club-elected salary arbitration (later of June 15 or 48 hours after the conclusion of the Stanley Cup Final, 5:00 p.m. ET)

22

2010 NHL Awards (Las Vegas, Nevada)

24-25

NHL Entry Draft (St. Paul, MN)

JULY 1

Free Agency period begins

5

Deadline for player-elected salary arbitration notification (5:00 p.m. ET)

6

Deadline for club-elected salary arbitration notification (5:00 p.m. ET)

20 – Aug.4

Salary arbitration hearings held

AUGUST 6

Deadline for salary arbitration decisions to be rendered

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Mario Lemieux provided one of the highlights from the Penguins opening night at CONSOL Energy Center.

and skilled trade workers of Western Pennsylvania. The new arena seats 18,087 for hockey, 19,000 for basketball and almost 20,000 for concerts. It is a green building and is the first NHL arena to attain LEED Gold certification. Even before its doors had opened, CONSOL Energy Center landed commitments from shows that would have bypassed the old arena — the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament first and

CONSOL Energy Center seats 18,087 fans for a hockey game.

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The CONSOL Energy Center has already hosted acts such as Paul McCartney, The Eagles, and Lady Gaga. It was home to the Pittsburgh College Hockey Showcase with Robert Morris and has featured multiple NCAA Division I basketball games.

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PENGUINS HISTORY NOTABLE DATES

June 5, 1967 – Pittsburgh Penguins franchise joins the National Hockey League. February 3, 1968 – Penguins first sellout at Civic Arena vs. Toronto (12,563). January 30, 1973 – Greg Polis wins MVP honors at NHL All-Star Game in New York after scoring two goals. January 22, 1975 – Syl Apps named MVP in the NHL All-Star Game in Montreal after scoring two goals. January 30, 1980 – Black and gold uniform worn for the first time vs. St. Louis.

Roger Belanger, Mario Lemieux, and Doug Bodger

June 4, 1981 – Randy Carlyle wins the Norris Trophy as the league’s best defenseman and Rick Kehoe wins the Lady Byng Trophy as the player who combines sportsmanship with a high standard of play. June 9, 1984 – Penguins draft Mario Lemieux, Doug Bodger and Roger Belanger in the first round of Entry Draft, marking the only time in club history that Pittsburgh selected more than one player in the first round. June 12, 1985 – Mario Lemieux wins the Calder Memorial Trophy as the NH L’s top rookie. June 8, 1988 – Mario Lemieux wins the Art Ross Trophy as the NH L’s leading scorer and Hart Memorial Trophy as the league’s MVP, becoming the first Penguin to win either award. January 21, 1990 – Pittsburgh’s Civic Arena plays host to the NHL All-Star Game for the first time and Penguins center Mario Lemieux wins the MVP award. Lemieux scores four goals on his way to his third All-Star MVP award. March 26, 1991 – Penguins win their first division title, capturing the Patrick Division crown with a 7-4 win at Detroit.

May 25, 1991

May 25, 1991 – 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. continued on page 115

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January 18, 1992 – Pittsburgh has a record five players in the NHL All-Star Game at Philadelphia. Mario Lemieux, Kevin Stevens, Jaromir Jagr and Paul Coffey are named to the starting Wales Conference lineup while Bryan Trottier is added to the team in the veterans category. March 24, 1992 – Mario Lemieux records his 1,000th career NHL point at Detroit in only his 513th career game, becoming the second-fastest player to record 1,000 points in NHL history. June 1, 1992 – Penguins defeat the Chicago Blackhawks in four games to win back-to-back Stanley Cup Championships. April 3, 1993 – Penguins win their first Presidents’ Trophy as the NH L’s best team with a 5-3 win at Quebec. May 3, 1995 – Jaromir Jagr records one assist against Florida to win the 1994-95 NHL scoring title.

June 1, 1992

April 26, 1997 – Mario Lemieux plays his last game, a 6-3 playoff loss in Philadelphia, before entering his first retirement. November 19, 1997 – Mario Lemieux’s number 66 is retired and raised to the Civic Arena rafters in a pre-game ceremony before a standing room only crowd of 17,145. June 24, 1999 – Mario Lemieux’s group is confirmed as the new ownership of the Penguins. December 8, 2000 – The Penguins announce that Mario Lemieux will attempt to make a comeback after three-and-a-half years of retirement. December 12, 2000 – Lemieux makes the announcement official at a press conference, saying he is coming back to the league so that his young son Austin can watch him play. December 27, 2000 – Lemieux returns to the Penguins active roster in a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at home, and puts three points (1+2) on the scoresheet. Pittsburgh wins the historic contest, 5-0. December 30, 2000 – Lemieux notches four points (1+3) in a 5-3 win over the Ottawa Senators, giving him 1,500 points for his career. Jagr hits the 1,000 point mark in the same game. July 30, 2005 – The Penguins select Sidney Crosby with the first-overall selection in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

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January 24, 2006 – Mario Lemieux announces his retirement as a player from the NHL. October 18, 2006 – Evgeni Malkin made his NHL debut and scored a goal against New Jersey’s Martin Brodeur. March 13, 2007 – Governor Ed Rendell, Allegheny County Chief Executive Dan Onorato and Mayor Luke Ravenstahl joined Pittsburgh Penguins co-owners Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle in announcing a deal for a new multi-purpose arena that will keep the Penguins in Pittsburgh for at least the next 30 years. June 12, 2009 – Max Talbot scored both Pittsburgh goals in a 2-1 Game Seven victory at Detroit to lift the Penguins to their third Stanley Cup Championship in franchise history. The Penguins became the fourth team in NHL history to rebound from a 2-0 series deficit in the Stanley Cup Final to win the title. Evgeni Malkin was named the Conn Smythe winner as postseason MVP, the third-youngest recipient of the award, after posting 36 postseason points (14G-22A). Evgeni Malkin became the fifth player in NHL history since expansion to win the regular-season and postseason scoring title, and first since Mario Lemieux (1992). Sidney Crosby became the youngest captain in NHL history to lead his team to a Stanley Cup Championship.

June 12, 2009 April 8, 2010 – The Penguins defeated the New York Islanders, 7-3, in the final regularseason contest at Mellon Arena. Prior to the game the Penguins held a ceremony honoring more than 50 alumni, including Hall of Famers Mario Lemieux, Paul Coffey, Brian Trottier, Craig Patrick and Larry Murphy. Sidney Crosby became the third-youngest player (22 years, 244 days) in NHL history to reach 500 points when he picked up an assist on Bill Guerin’s second-period goal. Bill Guerin scored the final goal in regular season history at Mellon Arena when he tallied 1:46 into the third period. Pascal Dupuis and Sidney Crosby picked up the assists. October 7, 2010 – First regular-season game at CONSOL Energy Center.

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MY HOMETOWN: CHRIS KUNITZ

REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN What was it like growing up in Regina? It was definitely a hockey community all the way down. There were numerous teams in each level. In a town of about 150,000 people, it seemed like there were seven or eight teams in each league. We definitely had a lot of competition and a lot of kids to play with growing up. What did you do during the summer? I played soccer and lacrosse. Along with a bunch of different sports. We were mostly just active kids. We were just outdoors all the time. What’s something people don’t know about Regina? When I head home, I really like seeing the landscape. It’s a really flat area of the country with a lot of farming. I like seeing when the harvests are coming in the fields and the sunsets and how large the sky is from end to end. People always joke about how you can watch your dog run away for two days with how flat the land is. But that’s definitely something I overlooked when I lived there, how scenic it is. What was your favorite restaurant? There is this little Italian place called Luiggi’s. That was a place where we usually had some hockey banquets.

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HOLDING

INTERFERENCE

KNEEING

Using hands on an opponent or his equipment.

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

Using the knee to impede an opponent.

TRIPPING

BOARDING

CHARGING

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

Driving the opponent into the boards.

Taking three or more strides before checking an opponent.

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

ELBOWING

HIGH STICKING

Using the elbow to impede an opponent.

Carrying the stick above the shoulder against an opponent.

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ICING

WASHOUT

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

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

HOOKING

SLASHING

ROUGHING

Using the stick or blade to hook an opponent.

Swinging the stick at an opponent.

Engaging in fisticuffs or shoving.

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

MISCONDUCT

SPEARING

Called for various forms of unsportsmanlike conduct.

Using the stick like a spear.

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WELLNESS TRAINING K.A.M.P. AT UPMC SOUTHSIDE Presented by UPMC Sports Medicine and the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation. Young hockey players were divided into groups and performed a rotation of 10-minute drills, while UPMC Sports Medicine professionals provided assessments. While the athletes trained, their parents received lectures on nutrition, concussions and sports injuries in general. Over 150 athletes and parents attended the event.

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CONCUSSION PROGRAM The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation, in conjunction with UPMC Sports Medicine, are prepared to announce a comprehensive program for baseline testing and concussion education for all youth sports beginning at the earliest possible ages.

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NEW SPORTS INITIATIVES — COMING IN 2011 OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES In its efforts to fight the sedentary tendencies of America’s youth, the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation is excited to offer outdoor programs to promote fun and organized physical activity. The program, to be revealed in January, is designed to take advantage of the growing popularity of hockey in the tri-state area by affording young players access to existing facilities and newly constructed outdoor multi-use athletic facilities. These programs provide safe areas to play games under the supervision of established organizations.   SCHOOL PROGRAMS • FIRST STRIDE In the ultimate Field Trip, participating schools will be provided with a Penguins-themed hockey experience: Students will be transported to and from a local ice arena, outfitted in full hockey equipment and learn fundamental hockey skills. The program will conclude with each child scoring their first goal! • GYM CLASS FOR A DAY This program is designed for 4th and 5th grade physical education classes and will provide basic skills and game instruction. Gym Class for a Day will transform your school gymnasium or parking lot into a dek/ball hockey rink. The Penguins will provide equipment for an ongoing P.E. Hockey Program. Penguins staff will be on hand to assist P.E. teachers in demonstrating and administering basic hockey skills and games. Each student will be provided a hockey ball and Penguins t-shirt to take home and continue practicing their skills.

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GET INVOLVED LOCAL YOUTH HOCKEY VENUES There are plenty of ways to get involved with the game of hockey! Call or visit a local rink or program for information about playing this great sport!

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ICE CONNECTION OF PITTSBURGH 118 Sylvan Ln Valencia, PA 16059 www.iceconnectionofpittsburgh.com 724-898-2440

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NEW CASTLE YMCA 20 West Washington St New Castle, PA 16101 www.ncymca.org/ 724-658-9211

TEAM PITTSBURGH DEK HOCKEY 1250 Pemberton St Pittsburgh, PA 15212 www.teampittsburgh.net 412-922-3737

WESTERN AREA YMCA 195 Montour Run Rd Coraopolis, PA 15108 www.ymcaofpittsburgh.org 412-227-3800

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INLINE HOCKEY ARENAS BRIDGEVILLE ROLLERPLEX 341 Washington Ave Bridgeville, PA 15017 www.bridgevillerollerplex.com 412-221-7111

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THE PENGUINS GAME VAULT MAY 19, 1992 • PENGUINS 5, BRUINS 2 CIVIC ARENA Game Two of the 1992 Wales Conference Finals is often just a footnote within the Penguins’ history vault, but its significance was huge in terms of Pittsburgh securing back-to-back Stanley Cup championships in 1992. You see, heading into Game Two the Boston Bruins had to feel pretty good about both their game and chances of stealing the home-ice advantage from under the Penguins. Boston narrowly missed accomplishing that feat in Game One, dropping a 4-3 overtime decision on a goal by the Mario Lemieux scored into an empty net with one second Pittsburgh’s Jaromir Jagr. remaining to put an excalmation Then again, all those good feelings probably melted point on the game. away quickly — much like Boston’s chances of winning this series did by the end of the night — as soon as they saw Penguins superstar Mario Lemieux take the ice for pre-game warm-ups. Lemieux had missed the series’ first game, as well as the final four contests of the previous round against the New York Rangers, due to a broken hand. In vintage Mario fashion, the player whose surname translates to “The Best” showed no signs of rust in while scoring twice and adding an assist to lead the way to a 5-2 Pittsburgh victory that gave the Penguins a commanding 2-0 series lead. As well as the night eventually ended for the Penguins, the beginning couldn’t have gone any worse as Boston’s Adam Oates set up Glen Murray for a goal just 59 seconds into the game. That lead lasted barely five minutes before Troy Loney evened the score for the Penguins at 1-1 with his fourth goal of the postseason. Jagr later gave the Penguins their first lead of night — and the lead for good — with his team-leading eighth goal late in opening period. Rick Tocchet stretched that Penguins’ lead to 3-1 with the only goal for either team during the second period. Oates then tried to make things interesting when he tallied on a power play midway through the third period to cut Boston’s deficit to 3-2. However, almost as quickly as Boston climbed its way back into the contest, Lemieux ended any thoughts the Bruins had of forcing overtime for a second-straight game. Lemieux scored on a Kevin Stevens rebound just a little over three minutes after the Oates goal, allowing the Penguins to regain a two-goal advantage at 4-2. Lemieux would later add an empty-net score with one second remaining to put an exclamation point on another dramatic return to the lineup. The Penguins would go on to sweep the Bruins in four games, and then do the same to the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Final as they tied a NHL record by finishing the 1992 postseason with 11 consecutive victories. 147


SHOOTING FOR THE RED LIGHT Marc-Andre Fleury remains 0-for-his NHL career as far as goal scoring is concerned, but he’s getting closer. Back on Dec. 22 at the CONSOL Energy Center, Fleury thought for a moment that the planets might have aligned just right and that Wednesday night against the Florida Panthers would turn out to be his longawaited night. The Penguins held a two-goal lead late in the third period. The Panthers pulled their goaltender in favor of an extra attacker. The puck rolled Fleury’s way and he had just enough time to aim and fire. The shot went wide. No red light; just an icing. Still, for Fleury that constituted progress. “One time in one of my first couple of years in Edmonton a guy caught it up in the air at the [center] red line,” Fleury remembered. “That was pretty close. This time was the first time I made it all the way to the other side of the rink, my first icing.” For a moment he thought it might have been a great deal more. “I was hoping so much,” he said. “I didn’t get as much as I wanted to on it. I was happy [at first] and then I knew it was going to miss and I was mad. Hopefully, there will be more chances.” If head coach Dan Bylsma thought the chance Fleury took that night, risking an icing in search of that elusive first goal, to be excessive and unnecessary, Bylsma has kept such feelings to himself. At least that’s Fleury’s story and he’s sticking to it.

On Dec. 22 Marc-Andre Fleury made an attempt to score but the shot went wide.

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As far as Fleury is concerned, such a risk is acceptable with a two-goal lead. “I guess,” he said. “I don’t think I would do it with a one-goal lead, get an icing. The goalies, I think, are a little safer [from a coach’s wrath under such circumstances] and can try.”

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GOALTENDERS CREDITED WITH NHL GOALS

Martin Brodeur

Chris Osgood

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Billy Smith

Damian Rhodes

Jose Theodore

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GOALTENDERS CREDITED WITH AHL GOALS

Robb Stauber

Jean-Francois Labbe

Antero Nittymaki


The Islanders’ Billy Smith was the first NHL goaltender to be credited with a goal, the beneficiary of being the last New York player to touch the puck before Colorado inadvertently cleared it into its open net in an extra-attacker situation. “A goal’s a goal,” Fleury said. “It still counts.” Philadelphia’s Ron Hextall was the first to actually shoot a puck into an empty net, accomplishing the feat against Boston in 1987 and again against Washington in the playoffs in 1989. Detroit’s Chris Osgood (in 1996 against Hartford), New Jersey’s Martin Brodeur (in the playoffs against Montreal in 1997 and in the regular season against Philadelphia in 2000) have also done it. Ottawa’s Damian Rhodes, like Smith, was credited with an extra-attacker goal into the wrong net against the Devils in 1999. The Canadiens’ Jose Theodore had the unique distinction of scoring into an empty net while trying to preserve a 1-0 shutout over the Islanders in 2001 (Theodore lofted a backhand the length of the ice, maintaining afterward that he was simply trying to clear the puck). Darcy Wakaluk (Rochester), Robb Stauber (Rochester), Jean-Francois Labbe (Hartford) and Antero Nittymaki (Philadelphia) are among the goalies that have been credited with AHL goals. Fleury can only imagine the feeling, and has, in fact. “I want to, definitely,” he said. “As a goalie I’ve always wanted to get a goal someday, yeah. So I’ll keep shooting, just to see what it feels like, I guess. “To throw your arms up in the air, that’d be cool, I think.” Fleury had authored eight career assists heading into the Penguins’ hosting of Tampa Bay on Jan. 5, including one this season on the goal scored by Evgeni Malkin in the Winter Classic. But the only times he’s actually put a puck into the net have occurred while goofing around with fellow Penguins netminder Brent Johnson in practice. “Me and Johnny, sometimes the players will talk [or gather around the grease board on the glass while a coach explains a practice drill] and we just shoot the puck and try to Fleury and fellow netminder Brent Johnson often try hit the net. When we have a to get the puck past each other in practice. chance we like to. I’ve scored a lot, often, with Johnny. I think Johnny lets it go in, though. “It would just be a good feeling, I guess. It would be pretty cool.” Mike Prisuta is the sports director for WDVE-FM and the sports anchor for “Jim, Randy & the DVE Morning Show.”

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1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001

Mario Lemieux

1985

Evgeni Malkin

2007

Sidney Crosby

2007

JAMES NORRIS TROPHY

Evgeni Malkin

2009

Randy Carlyle

HART MEMORIAL TROPHY Mario Lemieux

1988, 1993, 1996

Jaromir Jagr

1999

Sidney Crosby

2007

ROCKET RICHARD TROPHY Sidney Crosby

2009-10

LADY BYNG TROPHY Rick Kehoe

1981

Ron Francis

1995, 1998

CONN SMYTHE TROPHY

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CALDER MEMORIAL TROPHY

1981

FRANK J. SELKE TROPHY Ron Francis

1995

BILL MASTERTON TROPHY Lowell MacDonald

1973

Mario Lemieux

1993

LESTER B. PEARSON AWARD Mario Lemieux

1986, 1988, 1993, 1996

Jaromir Jagr

1999, 2000

Sidney Crosby

2007

Mario Lemieux

1991, 1992

MARK MESSIER LEADERSHIP AWARD

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2009

Sidney Crosby

2010


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FASTEST GOALS FASTEST TWO GOALS BOTH TEAMS 0:04 Wayne Bianchin (Pittsburgh) & Guy Chouinard (Atlanta), March 15, 1977 at Atlanta in a 7-3 Flames win. (NHL Record) PENGUINS OPPONENTS

0:06

Paul Coffey & Troy Loney, Feb. 22, 1990 vs. NY Islanders in a 4-3 Pittsburgh win.

0:06

Mark Recchi and John Cullen, Feb. 16, 1990 at Winnipeg in a 3-3 tie.

0:06

Rick Tocchet & Jeremy Roenick (Phoenix), Jan. 13, 1999 at Phoenix in a 5-3 Coyotes win.

0:06

Sylvain Turgeon (2) (Hartford), March 28, 1987 at Hartford in a 5-4 Whalers win.

0:06

Guy Lafleur and Steve Shutt (Montreal), April 2, 1975 at Montreal in a 6-0 Canadiens win.

FASTEST THREE GOALS BOTH TEAMS 0:30 Mario Lemieux (2) & Al Iafrate (Toronto), Oct. 17, 1989 vs. Toronto in a 7-5 Pittsburgh win. PENGUINS

0:27

Al McDonough, Ken Schinkel & Ron Schock, Nov. 22, 1972 vs. St. Louis in a 10-4 Pittsburgh win.

OPPONENTS

0:21

Michal Pivonka & Steve Leach (2), Nov. 25, 1990 at Washington in a 7-3 Capitals win.

FASTEST FOUR GOALS BOTH TEAMS 1:17 Pierre Larouche (Pittsburgh), Guy Lafleur (2) & Pete Mahovlich (Montreal), Jan. 26, 1975 at Montreal in a 7-2 Canadiens win. PENGUINS

1:39

Alexei Kovalev (2), Jaromir Jagr & Stu Barnes, Dec. 12, 1998 at St. Louis in a 4-3 Pittsburgh win.

OPPONENTS

1:22

Bobby Clarke, Ilkka Sinisalo, Reggie Leach & Ken Linseman (Philadelphia), Oct. 11, 1981 at Philadelphia in an 8-2 Flyers win.

FASTEST FIVE GOALS BOTH TEAMS 3:34 Paul Reinhart, Jyrki Lumme, Greg Adams (Vancouver), Bob Errey & Tony Tanti (Pittsburgh), Mar. 11, 1990 at Vancouver in a 5-3 Canucks win. PENGUINS

2:07

Bryan Hextall, Jean Pronovost, Al McDonough, Ken Schinkel & Ron Schock, Nov. 22, 1972 vs. St. Louis in a 10-4 Penguins win.

OPPONENTS

2:37

Duane Sutter (2), Bryan Trottier (2) & John Tonelli (NY Islanders), Jan. 26, 1982 at New York in a 9-2 Islanders win.

FASTEST GOAL, START OF GAME PENGUINS 0:06 Jean Pronovost, Mar. 25, 1976 at St. Louis in a 5-2 Blues win. OPPONENTS 0:09 Ross Lonsberry (Philadelphia), Oct. 20, 1977 at Philadelphia in an 11-0 Flyers win. FASTEST GOAL, START OF SECOND PERIOD PENGUINS 0:07 Lowell MacDonald, Feb. 10, 1973 at Boston in a 6-3 Bruins win. OPPONENTS 0:07 Stan Gilbertson (Washington), Nov. 12, 1975 at Washington in a 6-6 tie. 0:07 Joey Johnston (California), Oct. 20, 1973 at Pittsburgh in a 5-3 Penguins win. FASTEST GOAL, START OF THIRD PERIOD PENGUINS 0:09 Chris Kunitz, Dec. 28, 2010 vs. Atlanta in a 6-3 Penguins win. OPPONENTS 0:13 Jannie Ojanen (New Jersey), Oct. 24, 1992 at New Jersey in a 4-3 Penguins win. FASTEST GOAL, OVERTIME PENGUINS 0:13 Kevin Stevens, Mar. 21, 1991 vs. NY Rangers in a 5-4 win. OPPONENTS 0:08 Tony Amonte (NY Rangers), Feb. 21, 1994 at New York in a 4-3 Rangers win. EARLIEST WINNING GOAL PENGUINS 0:32 Martin Straka, Mar. 13, 1999 vs. Philadelphia in a 4-0 Pittsburgh win. OPPONENTS 0:09 Ross Lonsberry (Philadelphia), Oct. 9, 1983 at Philadelphia in an 11-0 Flyers win. FASTEST TWO GOALS FROM START OF GAME PENGUINS 0:29 George Ferguson & Greg Malone, Dec. 6, 1980 vs. Chicago in a 6-4 Penguins win. OPPONENTS 0:40 Tim Kerr & Bill Barber (Philadelphia), Oct. 9, 1983 at Philadelphia in a 7-1 Flyers win.

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STREAKS OVERALL SEASON

WIN

PTS

LOSS

WINLESS

1967-68

4

5

3

1968-69

4

6

1969-70

3

4

1970-71

2

1971-72 1972-73

HOME WIN

PTS

LOSS

WINLESS

4

3

5

2

7

9

4

4

6

10

4

6

4

4

8

7

4

5

6

9

4

5

5

8

1973-74

3

4

6

1974-75

3

7

1975-76

4

1976-77

ROAD WIN

PTS

LOSS

WINLESS

5

3

3

5

8

4

6

2

5

8

14

3

4

2

2

4

9

7

2

5

2

3

15

*18

3

4

3

4

3

6

6

14

4

8

3

3

1

2

9

9

8

3

6

4

4

2

3

4

5

3

7

9

*20

2

4

3

4

4

6

11

3

7

6

10

4

4

2

6

7

9

3

6

4

6

3

7

2

3

2

2

3

6

1977-78

2

7

5

6

2

6

3

5

2

6

5

8

1978-79

4

10

4

5

6

8

3

3

3

7

6

8

1979-80

3

7

6

8

4

7

5

5

2

3

7

7

1980-81

6

6

3

6

5

6

3

3

2

4

8

11

1981-82

4

7

4

9

4

8

2

5

3

3

7

12

1982-83

3

5

11

*18

3

3

4

7

1

2

*18

*18

1983-84

2

3

8

8

1

2

7

11

4

5

6

7

1984-85

5

5

9

12

3

3

4

7

2

2

8

10

1985-86

5

6

5

7

4

10

4

6

2

2

5

5

1986-87

7

7

4

9

6

6

2

3

2

2

4

12

1987-88

4

4

6

10

6

6

3

7

4

4

4

5

1988-89

5

8

4

6

6

12

4

4

3

4

4

8

1989-90

4

5

4

8

7

7

4

4

2

3

8

13

1990-91

6

7

3

5

*11

14

3

5

3

4

6

10

1991-92

4

6

4

6

9

9

4

4

5

5

4

7

1992-93

#17

*18

3

3

10

11

2

3

*7

*8

3

2

1993-94

4

8

4

4

4

7

3

3

4

4

2

4

1994-95

7

13

3

3

7

9

2

2

4

6

3

3

1995-96

8

8

3

3

8

8

3

3

3

6

4

5

1996-97

6

14

6

6

6

8

3

3

6

7

8

13

1997-98

6

8

3

6

5

10

2

5

5

7

3

5

1998-99

10

10

3

8

9

11

3

4

2

3

3

6

1999-00

4

5

4

8

5

8

3

5

3

3

6

8

2000-01

4

5

2

6

4

5

5

7

2

6

4

4

2001-02

6

6

7

10

3

7

4

4

3

4

6

6

2002-03

4

5

9

16

3

6

5

10

3

3

6

7

2003-04

4

6

*13

*18

3

8

*14

*16

3

3

6

11

2005-06

2

5

10

10

2

3

5

6

2

3

5

9

2006-07

6

16

5

5

8

11

3

3

4

7

4

4

2007-08

8 7 7

10 12 9

4 5 5

4 5 5

8 5 5

11 8 11

2 5 2

2 5 2

4 5 *7

6 7 7

2 4 4

3 5 4

2008-09 2009-10

* = Club Record,

# = NHL Record

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Longest Winning Streak

17

3/9/93 - 4/10/93

Longest Home Winning Streak

11

1/5/91 - 3/7/91

Longest Road Winning Streak

7

10/3/09 - 11/3/09 3/14/93 - 4/9/ 93

Longest Unbeaten Streak

18

3/9/93 - 4/14/93 (17-0-1)

Longest Home Unbeaten Streak

20

11/30/74 - 2/22/75 (12-0-8)

Longest Road Unbeaten Streak

8

3/14/93 - 4/14/93 (7-0-1)

Longest Losing Streak

13

1/13/04 - 2/12/04

Longest Home Losing Streak

14

12/31/03 - 3/22/04

Longest Road Losing Streak

18

12/23/82 - 3/4/83

Longest Winless Streak

18

1/2/83 - 2/10/83 (0-17-1)

Longest Home Winless Streak

16

12/31/03 - 3/4/04 (0-15-1)

Longest Road Winless Streak

18

12/23/82 - 3/4/83 (0-18-0) 10/25/70 - 1/14/71 (0-11-7)

Consecutive Games Without Being Shutout

211

1/7/89 - 10/28/91

Consecutive Home Games Without Being Shutout

206

1/28/92 - 10/8/97

Consecutive Road Games Without Being Shutout

120

1/12/90 - 12/29/91

Consecutive Games Without Shutting Out Opponent

156

3/12/77 - 12/9/78

Consecutive Home Games Without Shutting Out Opponent

95

4/2/80 - 12/1/82

Consecutive Road Games Without Shutting Out Opponent

188

1/24/87 - 12/5/91

Consecutive Games Tied

4

12/8/79 - 12/15/79

Consecutive Games Going to Shootout

4

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TEAM RECORDS SEASON POINTS Most Overall

GOALS

119*

1992-93

Most For

367

1992-93

Most Home

66

1992-93

Most For Home

215

1995-96

Most Road

49

1992-93

Most For Road

162

1988-89

Fewest Overall

38

1983-84

Most Against

394

1982-83

Fewest Home

18

1983-84

Most Against Home

182

1983-84

Fewest Road

13

1982-83

Most Against Road

224

1982-83

Fewest For

182

1969-70

Fewest For Home

95

2003-04 1969-70

*Includes four points from neutral site games

Fewest For Road

77

1992-93

Fewest Against

188

1997-98

92

1970-71

90

1997-98

WINS Most Overall

56

Most Home

32

1995-96

Fewest Against Home

Most Road

23

1992-93

Fewest Against Road

Fewest Overall

16

1983-84

Fewest Home

7

1983-84

Fewest Road

3

1970-71

LOSSES

ASSISTS Most For

633

1992-93

Most Against

665

1982-83

Fewest For

294

1969-70

Fewest Against

298

1997-98

Most Overall

58

1983-84

Most Home

29

1983-84

Most Road

31

1982-83

Fewest Overall

21

1992-93

Most For

1,000

1992-93

Fewest Home

5

1974-75

Most Against

1,049

1982-83

Fewest Road

14

1997-98

Fewest For

476

1969-70

Fewest Against

486

1997-98

POINTS

TIES Most Overall

20

1970-71

Most Home

10

1967-68, 1974-75, 1997-98, 1998-99

PENALTIES Most For

897

1988-89

Most Against

906

1988-89

Most Road

11

1970-71

Fewest For

248

1967-68

Fewest Overall

4

1995-96

Fewest Against

330

1967-68

Fewest Home

0

1995-96

Fewest Road

1

1999-00

165


PLAYER RECORDS SEASON GOALS

SHOTS

Overall

85

Mario Lemieux (1988-89)

Overall

403 Jaromir Jagr (1995-96)

Center

85

Mario Lemieux (1988-89)

Center

382 Mario Lemieux (1987-88)

Right Wing

62

Jaromir Jagr (1995-96)

Right Wing

403 Jaromir Jagr (1995-96)

Left Wing

55

Kevin Stevens (1992-93)

Left Wing

326 Kevin Stevens (1992-93)

Defenseman

30

Paul Coffey (1988-89)

Defenseman

342 Paul Coffey (1988-89)

Rookie

43

Mario Lemieux (1984-85)

Rookie

278 Sidney Crosby (2005-06)

Rookie Defenseman

12

Zarley Zalapski (1988-89)

Rookie Defenseman

156 D. Edestrand (1971-72)

ASSISTS Overall

114 Mario Lemieux (1988-89)

Center

114 Mario Lemieux (1988-89)

Right Wing

87

Jaromir Jagr (1995-96)

Left Wing

69

Kevin Stevens (1991-92)

Defenseman

83

Paul Coffey (1988-89)

Rookie

63

Sidney Crosby (2005-06)

Rookie Defenseman

33

Zarley Zalapski (1988-89)

Goaltender

8

Tom Barrasso (1992-93)

POINTS

31

Mario Lemieux (1995-96; 1988-89)

Center

31

Mario Lemieux (1995-96; 1988-89)

Right Wing

24

Rob Brown (1988-89)

Left Wing

26

Kevin Stevens (1992-93)

Defenseman

13

Kevin Hatcher (1997-98) Doug Bodger (1987-88)

Rookie

16

Evgeni Malkin (2006-07) Sidney Crosby (2005-06)

Rookie Defenseman

5

Zarley Zalapski (1988-89)

Overall

199 Mario Lemieux (1988-89)

Center

199 Mario Lemieux (1988-89)

Right Wing

149 Jaromir Jagr (1995-96)

Overall

58

Mario Lemieux (1987-88)

Left Wing

123 Kevin Stevens (1991-92)

Center

58

Mario Lemieux (1987-88)

Defenseman

113 Paul Coffey (1988-89)

Right Wing

34

Jaromir Jagr (1998-99)

102 Sidney Crosby (2005-06)

Left Wing

27

Pat Boutette (1981-82)

45

Zarley Zalapski (1988-89)

Defenseman

53

Paul Coffey (1988-89)

Tom Barrasso (1992-93)

Rookie

31

Sidney Crosby (2005-06)

Rookie Defenseman

23

Zarley Zalapski (1988-89)

Rookie Rookie Defenseman Goaltender

8

PENALTY MINUTES

166

POWER-PLAY GOALS Overall

Overall

409 Paul Baxter (1981-82)

Center

157 Dave Hannan (1988-89)

Right Wing

285 Jay Caufield (1988-89)

Left Wing

378 Dave Schultz (1977-78)

Defenseman

409 Paul Baxter (1981-82)

Rookie

285 Jay Caufield (1988-89)

Rookie Defenseman

172 Colin Campbell (1974-75)

Goaltender

60

Andy Brown (1973-74)

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Zbynek Michalek is a shutdown defenseman. When the Penguins played Washington twice over the holidays, high-scoring Capitals winger Alex Ovechkin was held to zero goals and zero assists. Mission accomplished? Not quite. The Penguins won the first meeting, 3-2 via shootout, Dec. 23 at Washington. But they were defeated 3-1 in the Winter Classic on Jan. 1 at Heinz Field. “At the end of the day, you don’t look at the scoresheet to see who scored. It’s all about the result, and we didn’t get it,” Michalek said after the Winter Classic. “We did a pretty good job [against Ovechkin]. He had some chances. But their role guys stepped up. They were the difference.”

Zbynek Michalek feels the Penguins have done a good job defending against Alex Ovechkin this season.

Indeed, Capitals plugger Eric Fehr netted twice at Heinz Field while the matchup’s stars struggled on bad ice and in rainy conditions. Ovechkin got 11 shots on goal in the two games vs. the Penguins, but good looks at the net were limited. In one memorable sequence during the Dec. 23 contest, Ovechkin continued from page 172

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stickhandled across the Pittsburgh zone, maintaining control of the puck but with Michalek right on his back. Michalek won that battle, riding Ovechkin harmlessly into the boards. The Winter Classic wasn’t exactly a classic game; unseasonably warm temperatures combined with rain to make the outdoor rink at Heinz Field difficult to navigate. Michalek feels the Capitals adjusted better. “It was about who’s going to make more mistakes,” Michalek said. “We made more mistakes than them, and they took advantage of it. They really kept it simple. They got the puck deep and got in on the forecheck. “It wasn’t easy, but it was the same for both teams. We’re disappointed right now. But I’m sure, after a while, we’ll remember the atmosphere, the excitement and all the fans. Too bad we couldn’t get the win for them.” Conditions made the game simple. But Michalek didn’t think it was slow. “The skill guys couldn’t do much with the puck because of the conditions and the ice, but it was still a fast game,” said the 6-foot-1, 210-pounder. “Everyone skated hard. There was a lot of pace. It was physical, too.” Michalek has been quite an addition for the Penguins. Signed by general manager Ray Shero this past July 1, the first day of free agency, Michalek had six assists in his first 31 games this season. He played just three games in October due to a shoulder injury. Michalek, 28, represented the Czech Republic at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and in three prior World Championships. He made his NHL debut with Minnesota in 2003-04, then spent the next five seasons with Phoenix before inking his pact with Pittsburgh. Despite the Penguins’ loss, Michalek thinks the Winter Classic was the proverbial great day for hockey. There were 68,111 spectators in attendance. An average of 4.5 million viewers watched the NBC broadcast, a 22 percent increase over last year’s Winter Classic. It was the most watched regular-season NHL game since 1975. “I think it was a success,” Michalek said. “It was under lights. In prime time. That’s never been done before. It added a different element to the game. It’s too bad the weather wasn’t great, but that’s part of the game when you play outside. I think the fans were happy with everything they experienced. “It was really a fun thing, a fun game to do. There was a lot of excitement before the game. We’re disappointed right now that we lost, but we can remember this experience for the rest of our lives.”

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