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03.20.11 • GAME 36 PITTSBURGH PENGUINS VS. NEW YORK RANGERS


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PENGUINS VS. RANGERS GAME 36

FRONT OFFICE Ron Burkle

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Mario Lemieux . . . . . . . . . 12

TODAY’S SCORE

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

TODAY’S MATCHUP Game Notes . . . . . . . . . . 29 Penguins vs. Rangers . . . . . . 95

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IN EVERY ISSUE NHL Standings . . . . . . . . . 4

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League Leaders . . . . . . . . 6 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

Rangers Roster . . . . . . . . . 89

Concessions Guide . . . . . . . 75

Rangers Headshots . . . . . . . 90

Box Office and Upcoming Events

Rangers By the Numbers . . . . . 92

Our New Home

Ice Crew Presented by Highmark . . 96

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2010 .11 Critical Dates . . . . . . 99

PENGUINS HISTORY

pittsburghpenguins .com . . . . 104

Penguins History Notable Dates . 113

Iceburgh Calls the Penalties . . . 123

Penguins Game Vault . . . . . 147

On-Ice Officials . . . . . . . . 128

Honors and Awards . . . . . . 154

Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation . 132

Fastest Goals . . . . . . . . 157

Get Involved: Local Youth Hockey Venues . . . 135

Streaks . . . . . . . . . . . 161

Upcoming Opponents . . . . . 176

Player Records . . . . . . . . 168

Team Records . . . . . . . . 167

FEATURES Community Update . . . . . . . 57 The French Connection . . . . . 59 Frozen in Time . . . . . . . . 118 My Hometown: Deryk Engelland . 120 Penguins Launch New Youth Hockey Website and Facebook Page . . . . . . 145 Power Play Potential . . . . . . 149 30 Seconds with Mark Letestu . . 169 Pens Profile: Matt Niskanen . . . 171

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NHL STANDINGS EASTERN CONFERENCE STANDINGS ATLANTIC

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

GF

GA

HOME

AWAY

L10

PHILADELPHIA

69

43

19

7

93

222

184

21-10-4

22-9-3

4-4-2

PITTSBURGH

71

41

22

8

90

206

172

22-12-2

19-10-6

5-2-3

NY RANGERS

71

37

30

4

78

204

174

16-16-3

21-14-1

6-4-0

NEW JERSEY

69

33

32

4

70

150

176

18-14-3

15-18-1

8-2-0

NY ISLANDERS

71

27

33

11

65

197

227

16-15-5

11-18-6

4-2-4

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

GF

GA

HOME

AWAY

L10

BOSTON

69

39

21

9

87

208

166

16-12-5

23-9-4

6-2-2

MONTREAL

70

38

25

7

83

186

176

21-9-6

17-16-1

7-3-0

BUFFALO

70

34

28

8

76

203

202

15-16-3

19-12-5

5-3-2

TORONTO

70

30

30

10

70

184

218

16-14-7

14-16-3

4-3-3

OTTAWA

70

25

36

9

59

158

220

11-19-5

14-17-4

5-5-0

NORTHEAST

SOUTHEAST

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

GF

GA

HOME

AWAY

L10

71

41

20

10

92

193

173

22-8-7

19-12-3

9-1-0

TAMPA BAY

70

39

22

9

87

210

211

22-9-5

17-13-4

4-4-2

CAROLINA

70

32

28

10

74

197

209

18-11-4

14-17-6

4-4-2

ATLANTA

70

29

29

12

70

196

227

15-14-7

14-15-5

4-4-2

FLORIDA

70

28

33

9

65

175

194

14-15-7

14-18-2

3-5-2

CENTRAL

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

GF

GA

HOME

AWAY

L10

DETROIT

69

41

20

8

90

227

199

18-11-4

23-9-4

4-4-2

CHICAGO

70

38

24

8

84

232

196

22-14-0

16-10-8

7-1-2

NASHVILLE

70

35

25

10

80

179

165

17-8-7

18-17-3

4-4-2

COLUMBUS

69

32

27

10

74

190

209

16-14-4

16-13-6

2-4-4

ST. LOUIS

69

31

29

9

71

193

207

20-12-4

11-17-5

4-6-0

WASHINGTON

WESTERN CONFERENCE STANDINGS

NORTHWEST

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

GF

GA

HOME

AWAY

L10

VANCOUVER

71

46

16

9

101

233

167

24-7-5

22-9-4

8-2-0

CALGARY

72

36

27

9

81

217

207

21-12-4

15-15-5

5-4-1

MINNESOTA

70

35

28

7

77

178

188

17-13-4

18-15-3

3-6-1

COLORADO

68

26

34

8

60

191

239

14-17-4

12-17-4

1-8-1

EDMONTON

70

23

38

9

55

172

231

12-19-4

11-19-5

4-5-1

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

GF

GA

HOME

AWAY

L10

SAN JOSE

71

40

23

8

88

203

186

18-11-5

22-12-3

6-2-2

LOS ANGELES

70

40

25

5

85

196

170

20-11-2

20-14-3

7-2-1

PHOENIX

71

37

23

11

85

206

203

17-11-6

20-12-5

4-4-2

DALLAS

70

37

25

8

82

196

199

19-11-6

18-14-2

6-2-2

ANAHEIM

69

37

27

5

79

195

202

21-12-2

16-15-3

5-4-1

PACIFIC

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NHL LEAGUE LEADERS POINTS RNK NAME

GP

G

A PTS

+/- PIM SOG

SPCT

PPG PPA SHG SHA

1

Daniel Sedin, VAN

71

38

52

90

24

28

221

17.2

17

20

0

2

Steven Stamkos, TB

70

43

43

86

6

68

240

17.9

17

18

0

0 0

3

Henrik Sedin, VAN

71

16

68

84

19

32

140

11.4

7

24

0

0

4

Martin St. Louis, TB

70

26

57

83

-1

8

214

12.2

4

30

0

0

5

Corey Perry, ANA

69

36

39

75

-2

98

227

15.9

11

12

3

1

GP

G

+/- PIM SOG

SPCT

GOALS RNK NAME

A PTS

PPG PPA SHG SHA

1

Steven Stamkos, TB

70

43

43

86

6

68

240

17.9

17

18

0

2

Daniel Sedin, VAN

71

38

52

90

24

28

221

17.2

17

20

0

0

3

Ryan Kesler, VAN

71

36

28

64

21

58

216

16.7

12

13

3

0

5

0

Corey Perry, ANA

69

36

39

75

-2

98

227

15.9

11

12

3

1

Patrick Sharp, CHI

69

34

34

68

-1

34

253

13.4

12

14

2

1

GP

G

+/- PIM SOG

SPCT

ASSISTS RNK NAME

A PTS

PPG PPA SHG SHA

1

Henrik Sedin, VAN

71

16

68

84

19

32

140

11.4

7

24

0

0

2

Martin St. Louis, TB

70

26

57

83

-1

8

214

12.2

4

30

0

0

3

Daniel Sedin, VAN

71

38

52

90

24

28

221

17.2

17

20

0

0

4

Henrik Zetterberg, DET

69

18

51

69

1

32

268

6.7

6

19

0

1

5

Anze Kopitar, LA

70

25

47

72

26

20

219

11.4

6

12

1

0

GP

G

+/- PIM SOG

SPCT

Daniel Sedin, VAN

71

38

52

90

24

28

221

17.2

17

20

0

0

Steven Stamkos, TB

70

43

43

86

6

68

240

17.9

17

18

0

0

Patrick Sharp, CHI

69

34

34

68

-1

34

253

13.4

12

14

2

1

Ryan Kesler, VAN

71

36

28

64

21

58

216

16.7

12

13

3

0

Dany Heatley, SJ

71

24

34

58

3

50

195

12.3

11

17

1

1

GP

G

+/- PIM SOG

SPCT

POWER PLAY GOALS RNK NAME 1 3 5

A PTS

PPG PPA SHG SHA

PLUS/MINUS RNK NAME

A PTS

PPG PPA SHG SHA

1

Toni Lydman, ANA

65

3

20

23

29

24

86

3.5

0

2

0

0

2

Brian Campbell, CHI

55

4

21

25

28

6

73

5.5

2

4

0

0

3

Adam McQuaid, BOS

55

1

11

12

27

94

30

3.3

0

0

0

0

4

Kevin Bieksa, VAN

57

6

13

19

26

69

97

6.2

1

1

0

0

Anze Kopitar, LA

70

25

47

72

26

20

219

11.4

6

12

1

0

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AROUND THE NHL VANCOUVER IN NHL’S TOP SPOT After the Vancouver Canucks alternated wins and losses over a 10-game stretch from Feb. 9 to March 3 that saw them go 5-5 over that span, they’ve since rebounded and have placed six-straight tallies in the win column from March 5 to March 14. That surge has given them 110 points through 71 games, placing them 11 points ahead of second-place Detroit in what is otherwise an extremely tight Western Conference. It’s also given Vancouver a 10-point lead over Philadelphia for first place in the entire National Hockey League, inching the Canucks closer to the President’s Trophy, an annual award to the club finishing the regular season with the best overall record. The Canucks are looking for their first Stanley Cup since joining the NHL in 1970 as an expansion team.

GENERAL MANAGERS’ MEETINGS This year’s National Hockey League General Managers’ meetings began Monday, March 14 and ran through Wednesday, March 16 in Boca Raton, Fla. The league’s 30 general managers met to discuss the state of the game with an emphasis on player safety, specifically head hits and the impact of Rule 48, which was born at the NHL General Managers’ meetings last March. Rule 48 renders illegal any lateral or blindside hit where the head is targeted and/or becomes the principle point of contact. Since it has now been in place for almost a full season, it was examined in detail, with the GMs discussing its effectiveness and options to expand the rule’s reach.

SABRES LEGEND DIES Rick Martin, who comprised one-third of the Buffalo Sabres’ famed ‘French Connection’ line in the 1970s, died March 13 at age 59. He died in a one-car accident in Clarence, a Buffalo, N.Y. suburb, after suffering a heart attack while driving. Martin, selected by the Sabres in the first round (No. 5 overall) in the 1971 NHL Entry Draft, scored 44 goals in his first season — a rookie record at the time. He went on to score 52 goals in the 1974-75 season while teamed with Gilbert Perreault and Rene Robert on the ‘French Connection’ line that helped the Sabres to their firstRick Martin ever Stanley Cup Final appearance in 1975. Martin scored a total of 382 goals in 681 games from 1971 to 1981 with Buffalo, and his No. 7 jersey was retired by the organization on Nov. 15, 1995.

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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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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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GAME NOTES THE SERIES The Penguins and New York Rangers conclude their season series here today with Pittsburgh trying to snap a three-game home losing streak to the Rangers . Pittsburgh’s last home win over New York came on Nov . 28, 2009, an 8-3 victory that gave the Penguins seven straight home wins over the Rangers . Pittsburgh has not lost four straight home games to New York since the Rangers won five straight here from March 10, 1973 through Oct . 26, 1974 . The Rangers’ longest road winning streak against the Penguins is seven, from March 8, 1969 through Feb . 27, 1971 . . . New York has won each of the last three games between the teams to go beyond regulation here in Pittsburgh — all in overtime . . . New York’s last game here was a 4-1 victory Dec . 15 in which the Rangers scored their first road power-play goal against the Penguins in eight games . . . During their three-game home losing streak to New York, the Penguins have managed only five goals . . . The teams have alternated wins and losses in each of their last seven games, and the visiting team has won eight of the last nine games in this series . . .The last two games in the series were in New York, a 5-3 win for the Rangers on Feb . 13 in which Ryan Callahan scored twice to help New York erase an early 2-0 lead by the Penguins, and a 4-3 shootout win by the Penguins on Feb . 1 in which they rallied from a 2-0 deficit to win on Dustin Jeffrey’s shootout goal . . . The Penguins are 5-0-1 in the last 6 games against New York in which they failed to score first . . . Pittsburgh is 105-106-23-8 in 242 all-time games against the Rangers, including 56-46-14-4 at home .

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Chris Kunitz scored two goals in the Penguins’ 5-1 victory over Edmonton last Sunday .

THE PENGUINS This is the Penguins’ first game in five days after playing in Ottawa on Tuesday night . Pittsburgh will play in Detroit tomorrow night and then visit Philadelphia on Thursday night before returning home Friday night to face New Jersey . That will begin a three-game homestand . . . This is also the Penguins’ third consecutive home afternoon game . . . Pittsburgh is 10-1-2 in its last 13 home afternoon games, the only loss in that span coming to Montreal one week ago (0-3) . . . Chris Kunitz scored two goals in a 5-1 home win over Edmonton last Sunday, reaching the 20-goal plateau for the fourth time in his career and first time with the Penguins . His career high is 25 goals with Anaheim in 2006-07 . . . The Penguins have won only three of their last 10 games against Atlantic Division opponents (3-5-2) . . . Prior to facing the Senators on Tuesday, Pittsburgh was 10-8-4 in 22 games this season without both Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin . . . The Penguins went into the game against the Senators needing just two more points to reach 90 for the fifth straight season and 11th time in team history . . . After killing off a 1:46 two-man disadvantage against Edmonton last week, the Penguins had allowed only one goal during their last 12:16 playing three-on-five . . . Zbynek Michalek had two goals and four points in his last four games before visiting Ottawa . . . Mark Letestu, who won 51 .3 percent of his faceoffs in his first 25 games this season, was winning them at a 58 .2 percent clip over his last 32 games .

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THE RANGERS New York has played its last two games at home, against the New York Islanders on Tuesday and Montreal on Friday. . . The Rangers will return home to host Florida on Tuesday and Ottawa on Thursday before embarking on a four-game road trip. . . New York split its games during a quick two-game Western trip, losing to Anaheim, 5-2, March 9 but earning a 3-2 shootout win at San Jose on March 12. . . Going into this week, the Rangers led the NHL in hits with 1,984 while the Penguins were second at 1,948 . . . New York was also second in the NHL in blocked shots (1,119). . . Callahan had 17 points in his last 18 games before facing the Islanders. . . Vinny Prospal took a sixgame scoring streak (1-6-7) into the game with the Islanders. . . Former Penguin Erik Christensen had his 10th goal of the season in the win over San Jose. . . Rangers’ backup goaltender Chad Johnson was drafted in the Ryan Callahan had 17 points in his last 18 games before facing the Islanders. fifth round in 2006 by the Penguins.

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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

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@ 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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Wheeling

@ Toledo

Jan. 18

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@ Elmira

Jan. 21

7:30

Trenton

@ Wheeling*

Trenton

@ Wheeling*

Jan. 22

7:00

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@ Trenton

@ Cincinnati

Trenton

@ Wheeling

Jan 23

4:00

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@ 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

Cincinnati @ Wheeling

Dec. 10 7:30

@ Wheeling

@ Elmira

Dec. 11 7:30

Gwinnett

@ Wheeling*

Mar. 5

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

Games in bold are Home Games * Games Played in Johsntown, PA

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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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COMMUNITY UPDATE PENGUINS PROVIDE SMILES AT CHARITY PRACTICE AND LUNCHEON The Penguins treated children from several different local charities to a front row seat at practice on March 7, as well as a meet-and-greet lunch with the team in the Lexus Club at CONSOL Energy Center. Thirty children and their parents from the Make-A-Wish Foundation, The Children’s Institute and The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center attended the event, which has been an annual team function for the last 25 years. During the Penguins’ practice and throughout the luncheon, the children and their families also received entertainment from Iceburgh, Chippo the Clown and a face painter. Dominic Ruperto and his mother Michelle enjoyed their close-up view of practice. Michelle said it meant a lot for Dominic and the other kids in attendance to be able to get so close to the players that they look up to, like team captain Sidney Crosby. The players spent time talking with the families, taking pictures and signing autographs. “It’s really special,” Michelle said. “It is so hard when you come to events, because with accessible seating, everything seems so far away. So it seems like it is so out of reach. But now it’s within their grasp. They can actually see them, touch them and say hello. It means a lot.”

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THE FRENCH CONNECTION La connexion française — the French connection. That’s what four players on the Penguins roster have. And while they’ve all adjusted to American culture at different times and speeds, in the end, they all speak the same language in the Penguins locker room — both literally and figuratively. Maxime Talbot, Marc-Andre Fleury, Pascal Dupuis and Kris Letang are the team’s four French-Canadian players, all of them hailing from the Canadian province of Quebec. Fleury, 26, and Talbot, 27, are the two longest-tenured Penguins of that group. They have a history that goes way back, as they both played in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League — albeit with different teams — from 2000-04. The two were then teammates for Team Canada at the 2004 World Junior Championships before they both broke into the professional ranks for good with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League for the 2004-05 campaign. In retrospect, it couldn’t have worked out better for the two of them to learn on the fly together. They’re now road roommates when the Penguins travel. “I think it was nice to have Max, a guy that I knew from before,” Fleury said, who hails from Sorel. “It’s a little different with all of the English around, so it was nice to have him there.” Talbot agreed, saying “You learn things at the same time.” Dupuis, however, didn’t have quite as smooth a transition when he first came to the U.S. Dupuis, 31, broke into the league in 2000 after signing a free-agent contract with Minnesota. He spent his first professional season with Cleveland of the International Hockey continued on page 61

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League, and adjusting to English was a tough transition for the Laval native. Ever heard of a dish called “Same Thing”? Dupuis sure has. It’s what he ordered at restaurants during his first year in the league, as he didn’t understand the dinner menus when the team went out and felt bad asking for translations. He chose instead to simply tell the server that he would have the same thing the person next to him had ordered. “Guys ordered sushi and stuff like that. My first time eating sushi I Pascal Dupuis, Marc-Andre Fleury and Max Talbot each thought it was called ‘Same Thing,’” helped Kris Letang adjust to the English language. Dupuis joked. Kris Letang, who is from Montreal, has been fortunate enough to have Dupuis, Fleury and Talbot already in the organization before his arrival. They have taken the 23-year-old defenseman under their wing to help him get acclimated, with Fleury even housing Letang for a pair of training camps while he looked for a place of his own. “I was not that comfortable at the beginning with the language,” Letang said. “I was just really quiet, scared to talk. But coming in, I think Pascal, ‘Flower,’ Max, helped me a lot to get into it. They talked to me, gave me some tips.” “You try to get the youngest French guy,” Talbot said. “I remember during camp, you take guys like Simon Despres out for supper. He speaks English, but you try to show him around. It’s not so much being French-Canadian. You try to do that with all of the rookies and young guys. You show them around. But especially sometimes when you speak French, it might be even more helpful.” The other three agreed with Dupuis that learning the language was the hardest part for them, as adjusting to American culture was an easy transition. Learning English in Quebec is much like taking a foreign language class such as Spanish or French in middle or high school here in the United States. “It’s probably like you guys when you learn French in school,” Fleury said of learning English. “It helps, but not that much.” However, they all learned as they went along, and all four Penguins feel comfortable speaking the English language now. They’ll still speak French in one-on-one conversations with each other, but they always use English in the locker room out of respect to their teammates. They all admit that it’s nice to have a group of French-Canadians in the Penguins organization. But in the end, it doesn’t matter much with the closeness of this Pittsburgh squad. “I think it’s nice, but I think in Pittsburgh we’ve always had teams that are very close to each other,” Fleury said. “It didn’t matter if you were French, Russian, English. I think everybody just gets along good and we have such a great chemistry, so that it makes it easier. You just come to the rink and it just feels good. It’s all your buddies there. So it’s a big help as a team.”

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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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CONSOL ENERGY CENTER

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

108

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

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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

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Chef’s Specialty Carved Sandwiches 103, 107, 113

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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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SEMI-FINALS HEAT ONE: BEAVER BADGERS A MAJOR BLACK VS. NORTH PITTSBURGH WILDCATS A MAJOR BLACK 2 The one-on-one competition features Cory Steinle/ Owen Schaefer from Beaver Badgers A Major Black against Nick Hawkins/ Ryan Hiel from North Pittsburgh Wildcats A Major Black 2. You can also view this and previously shown competitions at pittsburghpenguins.com.

On Saturday, October 16, sixteen youth hockey teams from the Pittsburgh Amateur Hockey League (PAHL) in the Pee Wee age group (age 11 - 12) 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 quarterfinal 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

PTS

+/-

PIM

PPG PPA

SHG

SHA

SOG

SPCT

Sidney Crosby

41

32

34

66

20

31

10

Kris Letang

71

8

38

46

12

95

4

9

1

0

161

19.9

18

0

1

204

Chris Kunitz

56

20

21

41

17

47

7

3.9

3

0

1

111

18.0

Tyler Kennedy

69

16

22

38

5

35

Evgeni Malkin

43

15

22

37

-4

18

5

6

0

0

194

8.2

5

9

0

0

182

Matt Cooke

66

12

18

30

14

8.2

114

0

0

3

3

95

12.6

Pascal Dupuis

70

11

18

29

Mark Letestu

58

12

12

24

13

59

0

0

2

1

142

7.7

2

13

4

2

0

0

118

10.2

Paul Martin

67

3

20

Jordan Staal

32

9

13

23

10

10

2

8

0

1

91

3.3

22

3

18

2

4

0

1

70

12.9

Max Talbot

71

8

Zbynek Michalek

62

3

10

18

-2

60

0

0

2

1

98

8.2

13

16

-5

28

0

3

0

0

86

Chris Conner

50

3.5

7

6

13

5

10

0

0

0

0

74

Mike Rupp

9.5

70

6

7

13

-4

120

0

1

0

0

72

8.3

Dustin Jeffrey

22

7

5

12

7

2

1

0

0

0

34

20.6

Brooks Orpik

56

1

11

12

9

60

0

0

0

3

51

2.0

Craig Adams

69

3

8

11

-7

74

0

0

2

1

73

4.1

Ben Lovejoy

36

2

9

11

9

44

0

0

0

0

48

4.2

Deryk Engelland

57

3

7

10

-5

119

0

0

0

0

46

6.5

Arron Asham

36

5

5

10

E

37

0

0

0

0

53

9.4

Brett Sterling

7

3

2

5

1

16

1

1

0

0

14

21.4

Mike Comrie

16

0

5

5

-4

18

0

2

0

0

21

0.0

James Neal

10

1

2

3

E

4

0

1

0

0

30

3.3

Nick Johnson

4

1

2

3

1

5

0

0

0

0

10

10.0

Eric Tangradi

14

1

1

2

-5

8

0

0

0

0

17

5.9

Matt Niskanen

8

1

1

2

2

2

0

0

0

0

13

7.7

Joe Vitale

9

1

1

2

-1

13

0

1

0

0

13

7.7

Alex Kovalev

9

1

1

2

1

10

0

0

0

0

14

7.1

Eric Godard

17

0

1

1

2

88

0

0

0

0

1

0.0

Andrew Hutchinson

5

0

1

1

-3

6

0

0

0

0

2

0.0

Corey Potter

1

0

0

0

E

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.0

Brian Strait

3

0

0

0

-1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.0

Ryan Craig

6

0

0

0

-3

22

0

0

0

0

7

0.0

Tim Wallace

7

0

0

0

-3

5

0

0

0

0

1

0.0

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541

106

1265

45

81

10

13

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Marc-Andre Fleury

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31

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125

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10

4

Brent Johnson

20

10

5

2.10

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1

39

494

24

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41

22

2.28

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0.919

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164

2021

34

5

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PITTSBURGH PENGUINS

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Brent Johnson 1

Matt Niskanen 2

Zbynek Michalek 4

Deryk Engelland 5

Ben Lovejoy 6

Paul Martin 7

Pascal Dupuis 9

Mark Letestu 10

Jordan Staal 11

Chris Kunitz 14

Dustin Jeffrey 15

Chris Conner 16


Mike Rupp 17

James Neal 18

Matt Cooke 24

Max Talbot 25

Craig Adams 27

Eric Godard 28

Marc-Andre Fleury 29

Tyler Kennedy 48

Kris Letang 58

Alex Kovalev 72

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PITTSBURGH PENGUINS

88

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Player

POS HT

WT

#

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Brent Johnson

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Matt Niskanen

4

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WT

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199

16

Chris Conner

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180

D

6-0

200

17

Mike Rupp

C

6-5

230

Zbynek Michalek

D

6-2

210

18

James Neal

LW

6-2

208

5

Deryk Engelland

D

6-2

202

24

Matt Cooke

LW

5-11 205

6

Ben Lovejoy

D

6-2

215

25

Max Talbot

C

5-11 190

7

Paul Martin

D

6-1

190

27

Craig Adams

RW 6-0

197

9

Pascal Dupuis

RW 6-1

205

28

Eric Godard

RW 6-4

214

10

Mark Letestu

C

5-11 195

29

Marc-Andre Fleury

G

6-2

11

Jordan Staal

C

6-4

220

48

Tyler Kennedy

C

5-11 183

14

Chris Kunitz

LW

6-0

193

58

Kris Letang

D

6-0

201

15

Dustin Jeffrey

LW

6-1

205

72

Alex Kovalev

RW 6-2

222

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WT

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Player

POS HT

WT

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206

27

Ryan McDonagh

D

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213

Brandon Prust

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192

28

Bryan McCabe

D

6-2

223

10

Marian Gaborik

RW 6-1

204

29

Chad Johnson

G

6-3

198

16

Sean Avery

LW

5-10 195

30

Henrik Lundqvist

G

6-1

195

17

Brandon Dubinsky

C

6-1

210

36

Mats Zuccarello

LW

5-7

174

18

Marc Staal

D

6-4

208

38

Michael Sauer

D

6-3

213

19

Ruslan Fedotenko

LW

6-1

200

42

Artem Anisimov

C

6-4

200

20

Vinny Prospal

C

6-2

195

43

Martin Biron

G

6-2

180

21

Derek Stepan

C

6-0

182

44

Steve Eminger

D

6-2

203

22

Brian Boyle

C

6-7

244

86

Wojtek Wolski

LW

6-3

215

24

Ryan Callahan

RW 5-10 190

97

Matt Gilroy

D

6-1

201

26

Erik Christensen

C

6-1

200

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NEW YORK RANGERS

90

Dan Girardi 5

Brandon Prust 8

Marian Gaborik 10

Sean Avery 16

Brandon Dubinsky 17

Marc Staal 18

Ruslan Fedotenko 19

Vinny Prospal 20

Derek Stepan 21

Brian Boyle 22

Ryan Callahan 24

Erik Christensen 26


Ryan McDonagh 27

Bryan McCabe 28

Chad Johnson 29

Henrik Lundqvist 30

Mats Zuccarello 36

Michael Sauer 38

Artem Anisimov 42

Martin Biron 43

Steve Eminger 44

Wojtek Wolski 86

Matt Gilroy 97

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RANGERS BY THE #S PLAYER

GP

G

A

PTS

+/-

PIM

SHG

SHA

SOG

SPCT

Brandon Dubinsky

66

20

26

46

-4

83

4

Marian Gaborik

51

20

22

42

3

10

6

6

2

2

175

11.4

8

0

0

157

Ryan Callahan

51

21

21

42

-8

38

12.7

9

5

0

2

154

Derek Stepan

71

18

21

39

6

13.6

18

3

6

0

0

150

Artem Anisimov

71

16

21

37

12.0

-2

20

3

5

0

0

171

Brian Boyle

71

20

12

9.4

32

3

67

4

0

1

3

183

10.9

Dan Girardi

69

3

Brandon Prust

71

11

25

28

5

33

2

4

0

2

96

3.1

14

25

2

133

0

1

5

2

77

14.3

Marc Staal

68

Sean Avery

70

7

17

24

5

44

4

6

2

2

100

7.0

3

21

24

-1

164

0

1

0

0

133

Erik Christensen

2.3

52

11

12

23

6

16

4

2

0

0

75

14.7

Ruslan Fedotenko

55

9

12

21

9

18

0

2

1

0

100

9.0

Mats Zuccarello

36

6

14

20

5

4

0

8

0

0

73

8.2

Wojtek Wolski

27

5

11

16

12

6

1

2

0

0

65

7.7

Alexander Frolov

43

7

9

16

4

8

0

1

0

0

78

9.0

Michal Rozsival

32

3

12

15

3

22

0

6

0

0

24

12.5

Vinny Prospal

18

4

10

14

1

6

1

8

0

0

40

10.0

Michael Del Zotto

47

2

9

11

-5

20

2

5

0

0

58

3.4

Mike Sauer

65

2

9

11

14

64

1

0

0

0

46

4.3

Matt Gilroy

54

3

8

11

5

14

0

1

0

0

73

4.1

Ryan McDonagh

29

0

7

7

14

8

0

0

0

2

17

0.0

Steve Eminger

55

2

4

6

-3

22

0

1

0

0

19

10.5

Bryan McCabe

8

1

3

4

3

0

1

3

0

0

16

6.3

Chris Drury

23

0

4

4

1

8

0

0

0

0

23

0.0

Todd White

18

1

1

2

-2

2

0

0

0

1

11

9.1

Derek Boogaard

22

1

1

2

E

45

0

0

0

0

4

25.0

Kris Newbury

11

0

1

1

-1

35

0

0

0

0

6

0.0

Chad Kolarik

4

0

1

1

-1

2

0

0

0

0

4

0.0

10

0

0

0

-1

19

0

0

0

0

9

0.0

Evgeny Grachev

8

0

0

0

-3

0

0

0

0

0

3

0.0

Brodie Dupont

1

0

0

0

E

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.0

Jeremy Williams

1

0

0

0

E

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.0

TEAM TOTALS

71 196 332

528

70

947

45

83

11

16

2141

9.2

GOALIES

GP

W

L

GAA

SV

SV%

SO

TGA

TSA

Henrik Lundqvist

57

29

24

2.34

1518

0.920

9

131

1649

6

4

Martin Biron

17

8

6

2.13

393

0.920

0

33

426

0

4

TOTALS

74

37

30

2.30

1911

0.921

9

164

2075

6

8

Dale Weise

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Longest Rangers win streak vs. Pittsburgh: 5, Nov. 18, 1973-Nov. 24, 1974

Assistant General Manager and Assistant Coach: Jim Schoenfeld

Longest Rangers undefeated streak vs. Pittsburgh: 12, Jan. 7, 1970-Oct. 30, 1971 (8-0-4)

Assistant General Manager: Cameron Hope Head Coach: John Tortorella Assistant Coach and Goaltending Coach: Benoit Allaire Assistant Coach: Mike Sullivan

Longest Pittsburgh win streak vs. Rangers: 7, Jan. 18, 2009-Jan. 25, 2010

Longest Pittsburgh undefeated streak vs. Rangers: 9, 2 times, last time Jan. 18, 2009-Mar. 2, 2010 (8-0-1) Last Rangers win at home: Feb. 13, 2010 (5-3) (0-0-0 since last win) Last Pittsburgh win at home: Nov. 28, 2009 (8-3) (0-1-2 since last win) Last Rangers win at Pittsburgh: Dec. 15, 2010 (4-1) (0-0-0 since last win) Last Pittsburgh win at Rangers: Feb. 1, 2011 (4-3 SO) (0-1-0 since last win) Most goals by Rangers vs. Pittsburgh: 11, Nov. 25, 1992 (NY, 11-3) Most goals by Pittsburgh vs. Rangers: 10, Apr. 9, 1993 (P, 10-4) Most goals by both teams: 14, 3 times, last time – Oct. 14, 2000 (P, 8-6) Last Rangers shutout vs. Pittsburgh: Jan. 5, 2009 (4-0) – Henrik Lundqvist Last Pittsburgh shutout vs. Rangers: Jan. 18, 2009 (3-0) – Marc-Andre Fleury Last Rangers hat trick vs. Pittsburgh: Nov. 15, 2005 – Jaromir Jagr Last Pittsburgh hat trick vs. Rangers: Nov. 30, 2009 – Mike Rupp Last Pittsburgh trade with Rangers: Feb. 10, 2003 – Alexei Kovalev, Dan LaCouture, Janne Laukkanen and Mike Wilson to New York for Rico Fata, Mikael Samuelsson, Richard Lintner and Joel Bouchard Overtime record vs. Pittsburgh: 16-8-15

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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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No scheduled practices — dressing rooms closed

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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CONSOL Energy Center represents an exciting new era for the city, the region and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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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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CHETWYND, BRITISH COLUMBIA What was it like growing up in Chetwynd? It was a small town. I lived there from grades seven through 12 and we owned a marina for most of the time. So I grew up on the lake, with boats, quads, hunting, fishing, camping and all that stuff. Where did you and your friends hang out? At the lake during the summer. During the winter, though, there are not too many places to hang out. It’s pretty cold with a lot of snow. What was your favorite restaurant? There are not many restaurants, but I’d probably have to say Murray’s Pub. That would probably be the first place I’d go back to. What sports team did you root for? The [Edmonton] Eskimos [the Canadian Football League team], and the Edmonton Oilers growing up. Is there anyone famous from your hometown? Not really. There’s been one other NHL player, Dody Wood [San Jose]. Other than that, I don’t think anyone is famous at all from there. It’s just a small town, an industrial town with a lot of hard-working people. And it’s a lot of fun with a lot of outdoors stuff.

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ICEBURGH CALLS THE PENALTIES

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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WHAT’S HAPPENING DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAMS LEARN TO PLAY HOCKEY With the support of Sidney Crosby, Reebok and Dick’s Sporting Goods over the last three years the Penguins have provided over 2,200 sets of equipment free to local youth ages 4 to 7. This year, four girls-only programs will operate along side of our standard co-ed Little Penguins program. OPEN PRACTICE The Pittsburgh Penguins and the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation presented the 2010 Pittsburgh Penguins Open Hockey Practice on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at the brand new CONSOL Energy Center. The event offered a rare opportunity for over 10,000 school students in grades one through eight from across Allegheny County to see the Pittsburgh Penguins at work. Students were entertained leading up to the start of practice with informational videos about behind-thescenes aspects of the team/facility, as well as educational elements related to the game (geography, math, etc.) each student received an activity book as a takeaway.

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.

PENGUINS FOUNDATION CHARITY ASSIST RAFFLE The Pittsburgh Penguins and the Penguins Foundation are pleased to host the Penguins Foundation Charity ASSIST Raffle, raising money for a variety of local charities in the western Pennsylvania area. Look for ticket sellers in their red aprons at every home game. The minimum prize each game is $2,000!

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!

ICE ARENAS AIRPORT ICE ARENA 330 Hookstown Grade Rd Moon Township, PA 15108 www.airporticearena.com 412-264-2222

ERIE JMC ICE ARENA 1220 W. 38th St Erie, PA 16508 www.eriezoo.org 814-868-3651

BEAVER COUNTY ICE ARENA 526 Bradys Run Rd Beaver Falls, PA 15010 www.beavercountypa.gov 724-770-2060

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BETHEL PARK BLADE RUNNERS 305 Church Rd Bethel Park, PA 15102 www.bladerunnersice.com 412-833-8500

GREENBERG ICE PAVILION Hastings Rd at Bigler Rd University Park, PA 16802 www.athletics.psu.edu 814-865-4102

BO PARC MUNICIPAL ICE SKATING RINK 1001 Mississippi St Morgantown, WV 26501 www.boparc.org 304-296-8356

HARMARVILLE BLADE RUNNERS 66 Alpha Dr West Pittsburgh, PA 15238 www.bladerunnersice.com 412-826-0800

BOARDMAN ICE ZONE 360 McClurg Rd Boardman, OH 44512 www.theicezone.com 330-965-1423

HESS ICE ARENA 3131 Mercer Rd New Castle, PA 16105 www.neshannock.org 724-658-6332

CENTER ICE ARENA 100 Center Ice Dr Delmont, PA 15626 www.centericearena.com 724-468-1100

ICE CASTLE 990 Castle Shannon Blvd Pittsburgh, PA 15234 www.icecastlearena.com 412.561.9090

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

MT. LEBANON RECREATION CENTER 900 Cedar Blvd Mt. Lebanon, PA 15228 www.mtlebanon.org 412-561-4363

ICE GARDEN - ROSTRAVER Route 51 & Gallatin Rd Belle Vernon, PA 15012 www.therostravericegarden.com 724-379-7100

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ICEOPLEX AT SOUTHPOINTE 114 Southpointe Blvd Canonsburg, PA 15317 www.iceoplexatsouthpointe.com 724-745-6666 JOHNSTOWN WAR MEMORIAL 326 Napoleon St Johnstown, PA 15901-1780 www.warmemorialarena.com 814-536-5156

RMU ISLAND SPORTS CENTER 7600 Grand Ave Neville Island, PA 15225 www.rmuislandsports.org 412-397-3335 S&T BANK ARENA 497 East Pike Rd Indiana, PA 15701 www.whitetownship.org/rec 724-465-2665

KIRK S NEVIN RECREATION CENTER 520 New Alexandria Rd Greensburg, PA 15601 www.city.greensburg.pa.us 724-834-4880

SHADYSIDE ACADEMY– MCKNIGHT HOCKEY CENTER 400 S. Braddock Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15221-3200 www.shadysideacademy.org 412-963-8800

KITTANNING BELMONT COMPLEX 415 Butler Rd Kittanning, PA 16201 co.armstrong.pa.us/belmont-complex 724-548-1067

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DEK & BALL HOCKEY ARENAS BILL’S DEK HOCKEY 4650 State Route 51 South Belle Vernon, PA 15012 www.billsgolfland.com 724-379-3325

LATROBE DEK HOCKEY Lincoln Ave & Cedar St Latrobe, PA 15650 www.latroberecreation.org 724-537-4331

BUTLER DEK HOCKEY 468 S Duffy Rd Butler, PA 16001 www.butlerdekhockey.com 724-285-5007 or 724-290-0637

MARKET HOUSE STREET HOCKEY 12th & Carson St Pittsburgh, PA 15203 www.leaguelineup.com/mhcaa/ 412-488-8390

DEKSTAR 531 Mount Nebo Rd Ste A Pittsburgh, PA 15237 www.dekstarhockey.com 412-366-4777

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GREATER PITTSBURGH DEK HOCKEY 517 Twin Oak Dr Pittsburgh, PA 15235 www.pittsburghdekhockey.com 412 -793-1966

HOT SHOTS INDOOR SPORTS ARENA 482 Bessemer Rd Mt. Pleasant, PA 15666 www.hotshotsarena.com 724-547-5700

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

HOT SHOTS INDOOR SPORTS ARENA 482 Bessemer Rd Mt. Pleasant, PA 15666 www.hotshotsarena.com 724-547-5700

FAMILY SPORTS CENTER 542 Evans City Rd Butler, PA 16001 www.familysportscenter.org 724-482-2199

NEW CASTLE YMCA 428 Eleanor Dr New Castle, PA 16105 www.ncymca.org/ 724-658-9211

HARMARVILLE BLADE RUNNERS 66 Alpha Dr West Pittsburgh, PA 15238 www.bladerunnersice.com 412-826-0800

RMU ISLAND SPORTS CENTER 7600 Grand Ave Neville Island, PA 15225 www.rmuislandsports.org 412-397-3335

YMCA JUNIOR PENGUINS PROGRAMS ALLEGHENY 600 W. North Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15212 www.ymcaofpittsburgh.org 412-227-3800

BROOKVILLE 125 Main St Brookville, PA 15825 www.brookvilleymca.com 814-849-7355

ALLEGHENY VALLEY 5021 Freeport Rd Natrona Heights, PA 15065 www.avymca.org 724-224-9500

DOWNTOWN 330 Blvd of the Allies Pittsburgh, PA 15222 www.ymcaofpittsburgh.org 412-227-3800

ARMSTRONG 138 North Water St Kittanning, PA 16201 www.armstrongymca.org 724-545-9622

EAST SUBURBAN 2200 Rte 286 Pittsburgh, PA 15239 www.ymcaofpittsburgh.org 412-227-3800

BAIREL FAMILY 2565 Nicholson Rd Sewickley, PA 15143 www.ymcaofpittsburgh.org 412-227-3800

FRANKLIN 111 W. Park St Franklin, PA 16323 www.grovecityymca.org 814-432-2138

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GREENSBURG 101 S. Maple Ave Greensburg, PA 15601 www.greensburgymca.org 724-834-0150

NORTH BOROUGHS 629 Lincoln Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15202 www.ymcaofpittsburgh.org 412-227-3800

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HOMEWOOD BRUSHTON 7140 Bennet St Pittsburgh, PA 15208 www.ymcaofpittsburgh.org 412-227-3800

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NEW CASTLE 20 W. Washington St New Castle, PA 16101 www.ncymca.org 724-658-4766

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THE PENGUINS GAME VAULT APRIL 9, 1993 • PENGUINS 10, NY RANGERS 4 MADISON SQUARE GARDEN When the puck was dropped between Pittsburgh and the New York Rangers at 7:43 p.m. on April 9, 1993, 60 minutes was all that stood between the Penguins and immortality. With a victory over their Patrick Division rival, the Penguins would establish a National Hockey League record with their 16th consecutive victory. New York made things interesting by emerging from the first period tied at 2-2, and staying within a 5-3 deficit of Pittsburgh after two periods, but a five-goal outburst by the Penguins in the final frame carried them to a 10-4 victory in Mario Lemieux

the Big Apple. As usual that season, Mario Lemieux was the catalyst for

the Penguins, scoring five goals as he and his high-scoring teammates tortured New York goaltenders Corey Hirsch and Mike Richter. Joey Mullen added a hat trick for the Penguins, as even goaltender Tom Barrasso factored heavily into the offense on this historic evening with three assists. Both teams exchange a pair of goals in the first period with Mullen and Larry Murphy tallying for the Penguins, and Adam Graves and John McIntyre scoring for the Rangers. With the Rangers scrapping and clawing in effort to pull off the upset, Lemieux took over in the second period. By the 16:05 mark of the period he notched his fourth hat trick of the season and the 31st of his career by scoring once each at even strength, on the power play and shorthanded to give the Penguins a 5-3 lead at the second intermission. Unfortunately for New York, Lemieux wasn’t done. He added goals 4:14 and 11:15 into the third period to cap one of the greatest individual performances in the history of the fabled Garden. His five-goal night was the second of three five-goal regular-season games Lemieux would accumulate during his Hall of Fame career. Following his fifth goal, Lemieux received a standing ovation from the New York crowd. Mullen added a pair of third-period goals himself to complete his fourth and final hat trick in a Pittsburgh sweater, while Jaromir Jagr notched his 34th goal of the season as the Penguins scored five times in a span of 11:15 to put the Rangers away for good. New York closed out the scoring at 18:40 of the final frame when a 20-year-old rookie by the name of Alexei Kovalev — sound familiar? — scored his 20th goal of the season to cap a 10-4 Pittsburgh victory. The Penguins defeated the Rangers again, 4-2, one night later to improve their streak to 17 games before a 6-6 tie in the regular-season finale against the New Jersey Devils ended their run. Seventeen years later the Penguins’ 17-game winning streak still stands as the longest in NHL history. 147


POWER PLAY POTENTIAL It was easy to overlook on the score sheet — “16:11, 3rd period, C. Kunitz (20), from J. Neal and T. Kennedy.” But not if you noticed the “PP” designation between the time of the goal and Chris Kunitz’ name. For the Penguins’ struggling power-play units that might have meant a great deal more than the mere difference between a 4-1 win over the Oilers and a 5-1 triumph last Sunday at the CONSOL Energy Center. “I know in a 4-1 game the fifth goal might not be a big one,” head coach Dan Bylsma acknowledged. “But to get the Paul Martin has faith in the power-play power-play goal felt like we got something unit but knows they still have work to do. we needed to get for our power-play guys. “We’re still trying to figure out the adjustments of where guys are going to be. I like a lot of what we’ve seen but we need to start getting some results. Hopefully that goal, the Chris Kunitz goal from James Neal, a [down-] low play against a penalty-kill that was pressuring, that was a good play and hopefully something we can build on and see some success in that area.” That was the mindset the Penguins declared at the Canadian border prior to Tuesday night’s game at Ottawa. Although they came home with another 5-1 triumph freshly etched into the ledger, the Penguins went 0-for-5 on the power play against the Senators. And so the search for a breakout game, a way to turn the spark provided by Tyler Kennedy, Neal and Kunitz against Edmonton into a power-play flame will continue this afternoon against the New York Rangers. Kunitz’ otherwise-meaningless tally salvaged a 1-for-6 effort with the man advantage against Edmonton, and was the Penguins’ first power-play goal in six games (they had been 0-for-22 in that span). That left the power play 2-for-22 in the eight games since the acquisition of Alexei Kovalev and 45-for-272 on the season (16.5 percent, No. 21 overall) pre-Ottawa. No wonder Kunitz’ late goal against Edmonton seemed so potentially meaningful. “Confidence is a huge thing in hockey,” Kunitz said. “You bang a couple in, if they’re rebounds, tip-ins, whatever, it gives you confidence going out there and you have that warm, fuzzy feeling almost. continued on page 151

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“I know guys have been trying real hard. We’ve been putting pucks to areas. We just haven’t got the right bounces. We have guys pegged in certain spots and areas. It’s getting the puck to go there and getting passes to be crisp and getting the puck to the net, and still you need that lucky little extra bounce to get some goals in this league.” The Penguins know they’ve been able to minimize the potential damage inflicted by their seemingly season-long struggles to score power-play goals by killing penalties at a league-leading pace (they were 243-for-279, 87.1 percent as of Tuesday). But they’re also aware the rest of the NHL is also determined to kill as many penalties as possible. “Everyone wants to block shots,” Kunitz said. “Everyone has a good PK and they know what they’re doing. You’re not just going out there freewheeling. Everybody knows they have specific borders and plays to do. It’s something we have to work on and get better at, doing those things.” The Penguins remain determined to figure things out, man-advantage wise, in time for the playoffs. Should that occur, an otherwise easy-to-forget goal against Edmonton could yet loom large for the man-advantage units, “just to get it out of the way,” defenseman Paul Martin said. “I think we’ve been doing a lot of good things; the power plays haven’t been able to score,” Martin continued. “We still need to work on it quite a bit. “We’re not getting enough shots. We’re mixing guys in and out and sometimes it’s tough to find the chemistry there. But there are no excuses, we need to find a way to get it done and that goal helped us just relax a little bit. Maybe that’s what it will take to continue to have some success. “Just find a way to get it done whoever you’re on the ice with. Special teams, in today’s game, are huge. To kill the way we do is huge; you can gain a lot of momentum that way. It’s the same with the power play. If you can’t score it’s tough to win games. Most teams are getting a goal or two a game on the power play. If you’re not it’s tough to make up for it five-on-five.”

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1985

Evgeni Malkin

2007

Sidney Crosby

2007

JAMES NORRIS TROPHY

Evgeni Malkin

2009

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HART MEMORIAL TROPHY Mario Lemieux

1988, 1993, 1996

Jaromir Jagr

1999

Sidney Crosby

2007

ROCKET RICHARD TROPHY Sidney Crosby

2009-10

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1981

Ron Francis

1995, 1998

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1995

BILL MASTERTON TROPHY Lowell MacDonald

1973

Mario Lemieux

1993

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1986, 1988, 1993, 1996

Jaromir Jagr

1999, 2000

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2007

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1991, 1992

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2009

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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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162

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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PENS PROFILE MATT NISKANEN

Sidney Crosby has been in exactly five fights during his six NHL seasons. The most recent occurred this past Nov. 3. Crosby’s opponent was defenseman Matt Niskanen of the Dallas Stars. Yes, the same Matt Niskanen that Dallas traded to Pittsburgh on Feb. 21. “He didn’t even mention it, actually,” Niskanen said of reacquainting himself with Crosby upon arriving in Pittsburgh. “He didn’t mention it to me. I didn’t mention it to him. I was waiting for him to say something. Nobody really holds a grudge or anything. That’s not what that fight was about. “It’s a non-issue. Something we can laugh about, maybe.” Niskanen hasn’t dropped the mitts since arriving in Pittsburgh. But he has played solid defense, contributed offensively and jump-started a career than seemed to be languishing in Dallas. Niskanen had a goal and an assist in his first eight games as a member of the Penguins, collecting both in a 3-2 overtime loss at Toronto on March 2. He had six assists in 45 games with Dallas. Niskanen, a first-round pick (28th overall) in 2005, arrived in Dallas for the 2007-08 season and made immediate impact. He got seven goals and 19 assists in 78 games, then three assists in 16 playoff games as Dallas advanced to the Western Conference Final before losing to eventual Stanley Cup champ Detroit. Niskanen had six goals and 29 assists in 80 games the following campaign. But after that, Niskanen’s stock seemed to dip. He was averaging 15:44 of ice time per © Getty Images

game when the Stars traded him, second-lowest among regular defensemen. Leaving Dallas rattled Niskanen, 24. But he hears opportunity knocking, too. Matt Niskanen notched a goal and an assist for the Penguins against the Maple Leafs on March 2. continued on page 172

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Niskanen has been solid defensively since coming to Pittsburgh.

“It’s tough leaving the guys,” said Niskanen, who never played less than 17:42 during his first eight games with the Penguins. “You develop great friendships, and it was my first trade. Dallas was my first organization. But the hockey opportunity is what I needed. It’s been a breath of fresh air. I’m really excited about it. You couldn’t ask to be with a better organization than Pittsburgh. Great team, great people. “My first game, I ran on pure emotion. But I’ve been trying to learn as much as I can about how we want to play here, the details of our game. I’m feeling more and more confident as I go.” Niskanen seems a great fit for the Penguins’ fast-paced style. The Virginia, Minn., native had 13 shots in his first eight games with Pittsburgh (compared to 51 in 45 games with Dallas). “Some of that is playing the left side,” Niskanen said. “It seems to help me a little bit. Our forwards do a good job of working their defense down low, their forwards have to collapse, and we have a lot of room at the blue line. I’m trying to be involved as much as I can offensively. Supplement the attack.” The 6-foot, 200-pound University of Minnesota-Duluth product has also been competent in transition. “There’s a lot of good speed on this team, so we want to utilize that as much as we can and get the puck going north,” Niskanen said. “Play more in the offensive zone. That’s where we can play to our strengths. We want to get the puck as quick as we can and get it headed up ice.” 172


Defensively, Niskanen said, “Just the details are different. How they want to play, how they go back for pucks, how we want to get it moving as quick as we can. Going back for pucks — the passes are a little bit shorter. They do it a little bit different. In Dallas, it was more traditional, I guess. But this way works, and I’m learning the finer details of it and getting better at it.” Assistant coach Todd Reirden works with the defenseman. He was pleased with Niskanen’s salad days as a Penguin. “His mobility is very good,” Reirden said. “He does a good job of getting shots through from the blue line. “We’ve spent a lot of time before practice and after practice and during practices working on details of the game. He’s put the time and effort in, learning how we want to do things. We’re going to give him the tools to have success. Where he takes that from there is up to him.” Hopefully, Crosby will return to the lineup soon. The better to provide Niskanen with memories that supersede their scrap, which most observers felt Crosby won. When asked in the immediate aftermath if the fight was something he’d tell his grandkids about, Niskanen replied, “That I got beat up by Sidney Crosby? I suppose not too many guys are in that club.”

Niskanen continues to work at learning Pittsburgh’s system.

Mark Madden hosts a radio show 3-6 p.m. weekdays on WXDX-FM (105.9).

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