The Pittsburgh Penguins are a National Hockey League (NHL) franchise based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The franchise was established as one of six new franchises of the 1967 NHL expansion; it is currently a member of the Eastern Conference's Atlantic Division. Since its founding, the Penguins have played their home games at the Mellon Arena, which is scheduled to be replaced by the Consol Energy Center in 2010. The franchise is co-owned by Ronald Burkle and Mario Lemieux—the only player/owner in the NHL's modern era. According to Forbes, the Penguins were the 18th most valuable NHL franchise, at $195 million, in 2008. The Penguins have played 3,178 games, winning 1,315, and losing 1,424. The franchise has qualified for the playoffs 23 times; winning 101 and losing 95 post-season games. The Penguins have won the Stanley Cup three times, back-to-back seasons in 1991 and 1992, and again in 2009. They won the President's Trophy for best regular season team for the 1992-93 season. In 2008 and 2009, the Penguins won back-to-back Prince of Wales trophies, emblematic of the team's Eastern Conference championships.
Table key[edit | edit source]
|Represents post-season play|
|Final position in division or league standings|
|Goals against (goals scored by the Penguins' opponents)|
|Goals for (goals scored by the Penguins)|
|Number of games played|
|Number of losses|
|Number of losses in overtime (since the 1999–00 season)|
|Number of points|
|Number of ties|
|Two-game total goals series|
|Number of wins|
Year by year[edit | edit source]
|Stanley Cup champions †||Conference champions *||Division champions ^|
|No.||NHL season||Penguins season||Conference||Division||Regular-season||Postseason|
|3||1969–70||1969–70||—||West||2nd||76||26||38||12||—||64||182||238||10||6||4||Won Quarterfinals vs Oakland Seals, 4–0 |
Lost Semifinals to St. Louis Blues, 2–4
|5||1971–72||1971–72||—||West||4th||78||26||38||14||—||66||220||258||4||0||4||Lost Quarterfinals to Chicago Black Hawks, 0–4|
|8||1974–75||1974–75||Wales[a]||Norris||3rd||80||37||28||15||—||89||326||289||9||5||4||Won Preliminary Round vs St. Louis Blues, 2–0|
Lost Quarterfinals vs New York Islanders, 3–4
|9||1975–76||1975–76||Wales||Norris||3rd||80||35||33||12||—||82||339||303||3||1||2||Lost Preliminary Round vs Toronto Maple Leafs, 1–2|
|10||1976–77||1976–77||Wales||Norris||3rd||80||34||33||13||—||81||240||252||3||1||2||Lost Preliminary Round vs Toronto Maple Leafs, 1–2|
|12||1978–79||1978–79||Wales||Norris||2nd||80||36||31||13||—||85||281||279||8||2||6||Won Preliminary Round vs Buffalo Sabres, 2–1|
Lost Quarterfinals vs Boston Bruins, 0–4
|13||1979–80||1979–80||Wales||Norris||3rd||80||30||37||13||—||73||251||303||5||2||3||Lost Preliminary Round vs Boston Bruins, 2–3|
|14||1980–81||1980–81||Wales||Norris||4th||80||30||37||13||—||73||302||345||5||2||3||Lost Preliminary Round vs St. Louis Blues, 2–3|
|15||1981–82||1981–82||Wales||Patrick[b]||4th||80||31||36||13||—||75||310||337||5||2||3||Lost Division Semifinals vs New York Islanders, 2–3|
|22||1988–89||1988–89||Wales||Patrick||2nd||80||40||33||7||—||87||347||349||11||7||4||Won Division Semifinals vs New York Rangers, 4–0|
Lost Division Finals vs Philadelphia Flyers, 3–4
|24||1990–91 †||1990–91 †||Wales *||Patrick ^||1st||80||41||33||6||—||88||342||305||24||16||8||Won Division Semifinals vs New Jersey Devils, 4–3 |
Won Division Finals vs Washington Capitals, 4–1
Won Conference Finals vs Boston Bruins, 4–2
Won Stanley Cup vs Minnesota North Stars, 4–2
|25||1991–92 †||1991–92 †||Wales *||Patrick||3rd||80||39||32||9||—||87||343||308||21||16||5||Won Division Semifinals vs Washington Capitals, 4–3 |
Won Division Finals vs New York Rangers, 4–2
Won Conference Finals vs Boston Bruins, 4–0
Won Stanley Cup vs Chicago Blackhawks, 4–0
|26||1992–93||1992–93||Wales||Patrick ^||1st||84||56||21||7||—||119||367||268||12||7||5||Won Division Semifinals vs New Jersey Devils, 4–1|
Lost Division Finals vs New York Islanders, 3–4
|27||1993–94||1993–94||Eastern||Northeast||1st||84||44||27||13||—||101||299||285||6||2||4||Lost Conference Quarterfinals vs Washington Capitals, 2–4|
|28||1994–95[d]||1994–95||Eastern||Northeast||2nd||48||29||16||3||—||61||181||158||12||5||7||Won Conference Quarterfinals vs Washington Capitals, 4–3|
Lost Conference Semifinals vs New Jersey Devils, 1–4
|29||1995–96||1995–96||Eastern||Northeast ^||1st||82||49||29||4||—||102||362||284||18||11||7||Won Conference Quarterfinals vs Washington Capitals, 4–2 |
Won Conference Semifinals vs New York Rangers, 4–1
Lost Conference Finals vs Florida Panthers, 3–4
|30||1996–97||1996–97||Eastern||Northeast||2nd||82||38||36||8||—||84||285||280||5||1||4||Lost Conference Quarterfinals vs Philadelphia Flyers, 1–4|
|31||1997–98||1997–98||Eastern||Northeast ^||1st||82||40||24||18||—||98||228||188||6||2||4||Lost Conference Quarterfinals vs Montreal Canadiens, 2–4|
|32||1998–99||1998–99||Eastern||Atlantic||3rd||82||38||30||14||—||90||242||225||13||6||7||Won Conference Quarterfinals vs New Jersey Devils, 4–3 |
Lost Conference Semifinals vs Toronto Maple Leafs, 2–4
|33||1999–00[e]||1999–00||Eastern||Atlantic||3rd||82||37||31||8||6||88||241||236||11||6||5||Won in Conference Quarterfinals vs Washington Capitals, 4–1 |
Lost Conference Semifinals vs Philadelphia Flyers, 2–4
|34||2000–01||2000–01||Eastern||Atlantic||3rd||82||42||28||9||3||96||281||256||18||9||9||Won in Conference Quarterfinals vs Washington Capitals, 4–2 |
Won in Conference Semifinals vs Buffalo Sabres, 4–3
Lost in Conference Finals vs New Jersey Devils, 1–4
|2004–05||Season cancelled due to 2004–05 NHL lockout|
|39||2006–07||2006–07||Eastern||Atlantic||2nd||82||47||24||—||11||105||277||246||5||1||4||Lost Conference Quarterfinals vs Ottawa Senators, 1–4|
|40||2007–08||2007–08||Eastern *||Atlantic ^||1st||82||47||27||—||8||102||247||216||20||14||6||Won Conference Quarterfinals vs Ottawa Senators, 4–0 |
Won Conference Semifinals vs New York Rangers, 4–1
Won Conference Finals vs Philadelphia Flyers, 4–1
Lost Stanley Cup vs Detroit Red Wings, 2-4
|41||2008-09 †||2008-09 †||Eastern *||Atlantic||2nd||82||45||28||-||9||99||264||239||24||16||8||Won Conference Quarterfinals vs Philadelphia Flyers, 4–2 |
Won Conference Semifinals vs Washington Capitals, 4–3
Won Conference Finals vs Carolina Hurricanes, 4–0
Won Stanley Cup vs Detroit Red Wings, 4–3
All-time records[edit | edit source]
|Pittsburgh Penguins regular-season record (1967–2008)||3178||1315||1424||383||56|
|Pittsburgh Penguins postseason record (1967–2008)||196||101||95||—||—|
|All-time regular and postseason record||3374||1416||1519||383||56|
Statistics above are updated through June 4, 2008.
Footnotes[edit | edit source]
- a The NHL realigned before the 1974–75 season. The Penguins were placed in the Prince of Wales Conference's Norris Division.
- b Before the 1981–82 season, the NHL moved the Patrick Division to the Prince of Wales Conference.
- c The NHL realigned into Eastern and Western conferences prior to the 1993–94 season. Pittsburgh was placed in the Northeast Division of the Eastern Conference.
- d The season was shortened to 48 games because of the 1994–95 NHL lockout.
- e Beginning with the 1999–2000 season, teams received one point for losing a regular-season game in overtime.
- f The season was cancelled because of the 2004–05 NHL lockout.
- g Before the 2005–06 season, the NHL instituted a penalty shootout for regular-season games that remained tied after a five-minute overtime period, which prevented ties.
References[edit | edit source]
- Season by Season Records. PittsburghPenguins.com. Retrieved on 2009-02-26.
- Pittsburgh Penguins. Teams. HockeyReference.com. Retrieved on 2009-02-26.
- Pittsburgh Penguins. History. CBS Sports. Retrieved on 2009-02-26.
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- Cooper, Bruce C. (1994). in Michael L. LaBlanc: Professional Sports Team Histories: Hockey. Detroit, Michigan: Gale (Cengage), 324. ISBN 978-0810388628.
- Consol Energy Center. PittsburghPenguins.com. Retrieved on 6 January 2009.
- Front Office. Executive Staff. PittsburghPenguins.com. Retrieved on 6 January 2009.
- Rossi, Rob. "Forbes rates Pens 18th most valuable NHL team", Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 2008-10-30. Retrieved on 2008-10-30.