Brent Johnson makes his debut in goal for the Penguins against the Phoenix Coyotes (Johnson is part of the fourth father and son tandem to play for Pittsburgh).
The Penguins and Carolina Hurricanes went to a shootout for the first time in either franchise’s history. The Hurricanes won the shootout, 1-0, as Cory Stillman scored on their first attempt and the Pens failed to convert on three tries.
The Pens lost "Game ONe" in Japan to the Nashville Predators, 3-1. The team wore jerseys with the Japan Game ONe patch.
Aleksey Morozov scored a hat trick against New Jersey's Martin Brodeur.
Mario Lemieux returned to the Penguins lineup after a one year medical leave.
Joe Mullen beat Montreal Candiens' Patrick Roy in overtime for a 2-1 victory.