Wednesday, January 26, 2011

On this Date in Pittsburgh Penguins History

Pittsburgh acquired defenseman Cory Cross and forward Jani Rita from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for defenseman Dick Tarnstrom

Mark Recchi became the 38th player in NHL history to score 500 goals

  • Mario Lemieux scored four goals in one period against the Montreal Canadiens (tying the NHL record for most goals in a period and making him the 11th player to do so)

  • Larry Murphy became the ninth defensemen in NHL history to record 800 points (recording his 800th point against the Washington Capitals); Kevin Stevens scored his ninth hat trick with the Penguins and Jaromir Jagr was stopped by Don Beaupre on a penalty shot
  • Mario Lemieux returned to the Penguins lineup at Quebec after missing 50 games with a back injury

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