Special Sub-Topic: Bob Was a Penguin?
|The 1967-68 season was the Pittsburgh Penguins first in the NHL. Joining in with the Penguins were the LA Kings, Philadelphia Flyers, St Louis Blues, and two other teams. Who are the other members of the "second six"? |
Minnesota North Stars, Oakland Seals. These two, no longer in their original cities, eventually merged to become the team that we now know as the Dallas Stars.
|Penguin great Mario Lemieux's last amateur team was which QMJHL entry?|
Laval Voisins. Super Mario led Laval to a QMJHL championship in 1984.
|What was the name of Pittsburgh's long time American Hockey League team?
Hornets. The Calder Cup is awarded to the champion of the AHL. The Pittsburgh Hornets won it in 1966-67, their last year competing in the American Hockey League.
|Who scored the first regular season goal for the Pittsburgh Penguins?|
Andy Bathgate. Andy Bathgate scored the Pen's only goal in their inaugural game, a 2-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens on October 11, 1967.
|This one-time Chicago Black Hawk was the first to score 100 points in an NHL season. He scored his 100th point against the Pittsburgh Penguins on March 2, 1969. Who is he?
Phil Esposito. That was a little bit of a curve. Although Phil Esposito was once a Black Hawk, he was playing for the Big Bad Bruins when he scored his historic 100th against the Penguins.
|Which of the following NHL regular season awards did Mario Lemieux not win?|
Lady Byng Trophy. Mario won 6 Art Ross trophies (most points), 3 Hart trophies (Most Valuable Player) and the Calder Memorial trophy (Rookie of the Year) once. He never won the Lady Byng Trophy which is awarded for gentlemanly play. Don't feel bad for Mario though, no self-respecting hockey player wants to be known as a gentleman anyway!
|The Penguins retired jersey number 21 to honor which former player?|
Michel Briere. Michel Briere was a promising young player who passed away in 1971 from injuries suffered in a car accident 11 months earlier.
|Which date is Penguin great Sidney Crosby's birthday?|
August 7, 1987. Sid the kid was born on August 7, 1987, hence the uniform number 87.
|The Penguins were not the first team from Pittsburgh to play in the National Hockey League. What was the name of the Pittsburgh team that played in the NHL from the 1925-26 season through the 1929-30 season?|
Pirates. The Pirates moved to Philadelphia in 1930, and played one season there as the Quakers.
|First he was a legendary coach in U.S. college hockey, and then Bob was a Penguin? Who is the coach that led the Penguins to their first Stanley Cup championship?
Bob Johnson. "Its a great day for hockey." That was former University of Wisconsin Badger coach Bob Johnson's favorite saying. It was a great day for Pittsburgh when he lead the the Pens to a Cup championship in 1991.
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