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|Stadium:||PPG Paints Arena|
|Colors:||Black, Pittsburgh gold, & white|
|Hall of Famers:||Andy Bathgate, Leo Boivin, Paul Coffey, Ron Francis, Tim Horton, Marian Hossa, Jarome Iginla, Mario Lemieux, Joe Mullen, Larry Murphy, Mark Recchi, Luc Robitaille, Bryan Trottier & Sergei Zubov|
|Hall of Fame Builders:||Scotty Bowman, Herb Brooks, Bob Johnson, Craig Patrick & Jim Rutherford|
|Rivals:||Philadelphia Flyers, Columbus Blue Jackets, New York Islanders, New York Rangers & Washington Capitals|
|Legends:||Andy Bathgate, Leo Boivin, Paul Coffey, Ron Francis, Tim Horton, Marian Hossa, Jarome Iginla, Mario Lemieux, Joe Mullen, Larry Murphy, Mark Recchi, Luc Robitaille, Bryan Trottier & Sergei Zubov|
|Retired Numbers:||21, 66 & 99|
|Stanley Cup Titles:||5: 1990-91, 1991-92, 2008-09, 2015-16 & 2016-17|
The Pittsburgh Penguins are one of the most historic expansion franchises in the history of the National Hockey League. They have lifted multiple Stanley Cups and have been home to two of the greatest to ever play in Mario Lemieux and Sidney Crosby. They were founded in 1967 and have been in the league for over fifty years.
Pittsburgh is tied for the third most Stanley Cup trophies won by non original six teams in the National Hockey League with five. They have appeared in six Stanley Cup Finals and became the first team in the salary cap era to win back to back finals, when they repeated during the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons.
Despite the massive amounts of success they have experienced during their time in the National Hockey League, it didn’t always go their way as their first handful of seasons on the ice were filled with losses upon losses. They recorded a losing record for the first seven years they played in the National Hockey League.
Despite the fact that they finished with a record of 26-38-12 during the 1969-70 season they still made the playoffs for the first time in franchise history. They won their first series as well before losing in the second round. During the 1971-72 season they also made the playoffs with a losing record of 26-38-14 and lost in the first round.
Finally during the 1974-75 season they would record a winning record after finishing the season with 37 wins, 28 losses, and 15 ties. They finished third in their division and made the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the third time in franchise history. They would go on to defeat the St. Louis Blues in a two games to zero sweep in the prelim round before losing to the New York Islanders in seven games in the first round.
The back half of the 1970s were mostly like a cut and paste of the first half as they had some winning and some losing seasons, and some Stanley Cup Playoff appearances that basically went nowhere and led to an early exit each time. The Penguins of the 1970s and 1980s were young and still trying to find their footing in the National Hockey League.
The 1980s were a disaster for the Pittsburgh Penguins as they would miss the Stanley Cup Playoffs a total of seven out of ten years and would struggle to post winning records as well. However, things would quickly turn around for the twenty year old franchise in the early 1990s when they got their hands on a couple of Stanley Cups.
The Pittsburgh Penguins won back to back Stanley Cup trophies during the 1990-91 and 1991-92 seasons. During the course of their two cup runs, they went a combined 32-3 in 35 Stanley Cup Playoff games and even swept the last two rounds in 1991-92. This would end up being the first of two times the Penguins would go back to back to win the Stanley Cup Finals.
The remainder of the 1990s were a pretty low point for the Penguins as they didn’t quite reach the heights they found in the beginning of the decade. As star player Mario Lemieux’s body started to break down from several injuries throughout his lengthy and legendary career.
The 2000s brought on the next legendary franchise player when Sidney Crosby was drafted in the middle of the decade. They attempted to add another Stanley Cup in 2007-08 but lost to the Detroit Red Wings in seven games. It didn’t take long for the Penguins to officially add another Stanley Cup, as they won the 2008-09 Stanley Cup Finals over the Detroit Red Wings in seven games the very next year.
The Penguins went back to back in 2015-16 and 2016-17 to win their fourth and fifth championship. In the years that followed they have continued to be a consistent team and during the 2021-22 season they made the playoffs for the 16th consecutive year but lost in the first round to the New York Rangers.
If you are a fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2022-23 season. Do the Pittsburgh Penguins have the star power to make it all the way to the playoffs and win the Stanley Cup in 2023?
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Mike Sullivan is the head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins, his overall career record in the National Hockey League regular season is 367-212-15-77. This head coaching job is his second head coaching job in the National Hockey League. During his tenure, the franchise has qualified for the Stanley Cup playoffs in every season he has been the head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins. The team has also won back to back Stanley Cup titles during his tenure as well.
His career overall Stanley Cup playoff record is currently sitting at 47-42. However they haven’t had much success in the postseason since winning their second Stanley Cup back in 2017. Sullivan has previously coached with the Boston Bruins but he only lasted there for two seasons back in the early 2000s before taking ten years away from the coaching ranks in the National Hockey League as a head coach.
Sidney Crosby is the top guy on this Pittsburgh Penguins roster heading into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season. This upcoming season will be his 18th season in the National Hockey League and the former first overall pick in the 2005 National Hockey League entry draft has put together a solid Hall Of Fame worthy career thus far. He is nearly a lock to be a first ballot Hall Of Famer when he does finally hang his skates up.
Last season he put up some impressive numbers as he found the net 31 times over the course of last year’s National Hockey League season. He also had no problem passing off the puck and setting up his teammates to find the net as well, as he added 53 assists to his total. Overall, he finished with a total of 84 points in 69 games played. He is one of the greatest players of his generation and considered one of the greatest of all time by many fans, players and analysts.
Evgeni Malkin is yet another solid guy on this Pittsburgh Penguins roster heading into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season. This upcoming season will be his 16th season in the National Hockey League and the former second overall pick in the 2004 National Hockey League entry draft has put together a solid Hall Of Fame worthy career thus far. Last season he put up some impressive numbers as he found the net 20 times over the course of last year’s National Hockey League season.
Him and Crosby create one of the best combinations in the league when they are on the ice together. He also had no problem passing off the puck and setting up his teammates to find the net as well, as he added 22 assists to his total. Overall, he finished with a total of 42 points in 41 games played. His health and ability to stay on the ice will be important to the Pittsburgh Penguins success during the upcoming 2022-23 National Hockey League season.
The Pittsburgh Penguins’ campaign during the 2021-22 National Hockey League season went about as you would’ve expected. They finished the year with a record of 46-25-11 and in 3rd place of the Metropolitan Division.
There is a lot of optimism surrounding the franchise heading into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season. If they want to improve or keep up their current level of play they will certainly need a ton of production from their stars over the course of the 2022-23 National Hockey League season. The most important thing in any season is how a team starts out of the gate, and then how they look when the all-star break approaches.
In the National Hockey League, a lot can change over a single off-season. It will be interesting to see how their offseason moves translate onto the ice over the course of the 2022-23 National Hockey League season.
They are set to play a full 82-game schedule for only the second time in the last four seasons thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on their odds to win some hardware headed into the season it is clear how the oddsmakers in Las Vegas feel about them heading into the year.
Their odds to bring home the Metropolitan Division championship this season currently sit at +325 heading into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season, which puts them 3rd in the Metropolitan Division out of eight teams.
While their odds to win the Eastern Conference currently sit at +900 heading into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season, which puts them 6th in the Eastern Conference out of 16 teams.
Their overall odds to bring home the Stanley Cup trophy are currently sitting at +1800 heading into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season, as they rank 10th out of all 32 teams in the National Hockey League.
Still got some burning questions about the Pittsburgh Penguins? Well, we have answered some of the most common questions people have, hopefully, you will find the answer you are looking for below!
Where do the Pittsburgh Penguins play?
The Pittsburgh Penguins play their home games at the PPG Paints Arena.
Who owns the Pittsburgh Penguins?
The Pittsburgh Penguins are owned by Fenway Sports Group.
Have the Pittsburgh Penguins won the Stanley Cup?
The Pittsburgh Penguins have won 5 Stanley Cups in the 1990-91, 1991-92, 2008-09, 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons.
Who is the Pittsburgh Penguins general manager?
Ron Hextall is the manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Do the Pittsburgh Penguins play tonight?
Are you wondering if the Pittsburgh Penguins are playing tonight? Well, SportsTips has all the details you need about upcoming Pittsburgh Penguins games! Make sure you check this page at the top for all the details you are looking for.
What is the Pittsburgh Penguins record?
The Pittsburgh Penguins had a 46-25-11 win-loss-overtime loss record for the 2021-22 NHL season.
Did the Pittsburgh Penguins win last night?
Fans of the Pittsburgh Penguins are all wanting to know if they won the game last night. You can find more information in relation to the team’s recent form in games on the page at the top.
How much are the Pittsburgh Penguins worth?
According to Forbes Magazine, the Pittsburgh Penguins are worth $900 million.
Who do the Pittsburgh Penguins play tonight?
Like a lot of things in the NHL, things change pretty quickly. So, if you are looking for more information about who the Pittsburgh Penguins play tonight, you have come to the right place. We have all this information for you in detail, you can find these details for upcoming games at the top of the page.
How to watch the Pittsburgh Penguins?
You can watch the Pittsburgh Penguins games on TV channels like AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh.
Will the Pittsburgh Penguins make the playoffs this year?
For the 2021-22 season, the Pittsburgh Penguins did make the playoffs, as they finished 3rd in their division with a record of 46-25-11.
Will the Pittsburgh Penguins get the 1st pick in the NHL draft?
The order of the draft will be finalized at the end of the 2021-22 season, and it is confirmed that the Pittsburgh Penguins did not have the first overall pick.
When do the Pittsburgh Penguins play?
Pittsburgh Penguins fans are always looking for more information about when their team plays the next game. For all the information you have been craving and more, be sure to check the top of this page. Here at SportsTips, we list all the information you need like the time of the puck drop, location of the game and the all important NHL odds.
Where did the Pittsburgh Penguins finish the season?
The Pittsburgh Penguins finished the 2021-22 NHL season in 3rd place in the Metropolitan Division and in 12th place in the NHL overall.
How many games did the Pittsburgh Penguins win?
The Pittsburgh Penguins won 46 games during the 2021-22 NHL season.
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