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70-71PitPen
1970–71 Pittsburgh Penguins · NHL
Division 6th West
1970–71 record 21–37–20
Goals for 221
Goals against 240
General Manager Red Kelly
Coach Red Kelly
Captain Vacant
Alternate captains Keith McCreary
Duane Rupp
Ken Schinkel
Bob Woytowich
Arena Pittsburgh Civic Arena
Average attendance 9,671
Team leaders
Goals Jean Pronovost (21)
Assists Bryan Hextall (32)
Points Bryan Hextall (48)
Penalties in minutes Bryan Hextall (133)
Wins Les Binkley (11)
Goals against average Les Binkley (2.85)

The 1970–71 Pittsburgh Penguins season was the franchise's fourth season in the National Hockey League.

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

West Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Chicago Black Hawks 78 49 20 9 277 184 107
St. Louis Blues 78 34 25 19 223 208 87
Philadelphia Flyers 78 28 33 17 207 225 73
Minnesota North Stars 78 28 34 16 191 223 72
Los Angeles Kings 78 25 40 13 239 303 63
Pittsburgh Penguins 78 21 37 20 221 240 62
California Golden Seals 78 20 53 5 199 320 45
[1]

Game logEdit

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1LOctober 10, 19701–2 Buffalo Sabres (1970–71) 0–1–0
2LOctober 15, 19702–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1970–71) 0–2–0
3TOctober 17, 19700–0 Philadelphia Flyers (1970–71) 0–2–1
4TOctober 18, 19701–1 @ Buffalo Sabres (1970–71) 0–2–2
5LOctober 21, 19702–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1970–71) 0–3–2
6WOctober 23, 19703–1 @ California Golden Seals (1970–71) 1–3–2
7TOctober 25, 19701–1 @ Vancouver Canucks (1970–71) 1–3–3
8WOctober 28, 19705–3 Los Angeles Kings (1970–71) 2–3–3
9LOctober 31, 19702–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1970–71) 2–4–3
10LNovember 1, 19702–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1970–71) 2–5–3
11WNovember 4, 19708–3 Vancouver Canucks (1970–71) 3–5–3
12TNovember 7, 19702–2 Boston Bruins (1970–71) 3–5–4
13TNovember 8, 19703–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1970–71) 3–5–5
14LNovember 10, 19701–5 Los Angeles Kings (1970–71) 3–6–5
15TNovember 11, 19703–3 @ New York Rangers (1970–71) 3–6–6
16WNovember 14, 19706–1 California Golden Seals (1970–71) 4–6–6
17LNovember 19, 19700–1 St. Louis Blues (1970–71) 4–7–6
18WNovember 21, 19706–1 Detroit Red Wings (1970–71) 5–7–6
19LNovember 22, 19702–4 @ Boston Bruins (1970–71) 5–8–6
20TNovember 24, 19704–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1970–71) 5–8–7
21TNovember 25, 19704–4 Buffalo Sabres (1970–71) 5–8–8
22LNovember 28, 19701–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1970–71) 5–9–8
23LNovember 29, 19702–6 @ New York Rangers (1970–71) 5–10–8
24TDecember 2, 19703–3 Montreal Canadiens (1970–71) 5–10–9
25WDecember 5, 19703–1 Vancouver Canucks (1970–71) 6–10–9
26LDecember 6, 19703–6 @ Boston Bruins (1970–71) 6–11–9
27WDecember 8, 19704–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1970–71) 7–11–9
28TDecember 9, 19702–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1970–71) 7–11–10
29LDecember 11, 19702–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1970–71) 7–12–10
30LDecember 12, 19700–1 Minnesota North Stars (1970–71) 7–13–10
31LDecember 16, 19702–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1970–71) 7–14–10
32WDecember 19, 19709–1 Detroit Red Wings (1970–71) 8–14–10
33LDecember 20, 19701–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1970–71) 8–15–10
34LDecember 23, 19701–6 @ New York Rangers (1970–71) 8–16–10
35LDecember 25, 19704–8 @ Boston Bruins (1970–71) 8–17–10
36WDecember 26, 19704–2 Boston Bruins (1970–71) 9–17–10
37TDecember 30, 19703–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1970–71) 9–17–11
38WDecember 31, 19704–1 Minnesota North Stars (1970–71) 10–17–11
39LJanuary 2, 19711–3 New York Rangers (1970–71) 10–18–11
40LJanuary 6, 19713–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1970–71) 10–19–11
41LJanuary 9, 19712–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1970–71) 10–20–11
42WJanuary 13, 19714–2 Los Angeles Kings (1970–71) 11–20–11
43TJanuary 14, 19712–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1970–71) 11–20–12
44WJanuary 16, 19714–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1970–71) 12–20–12
45WJanuary 20, 19714–2 @ California Golden Seals (1970–71) 13–20–12
46LJanuary 21, 19712–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1970–71) 13–21–12
47WJanuary 23, 19714–1 Vancouver Canucks (1970–71) 14–21–12
48WJanuary 27, 19713–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1970–71) 15–21–12
49LJanuary 28, 19711–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1970–71) 15–22–12
50WJanuary 30, 19713–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1970–71) 16–22–12
51WFebruary 3, 19716–1 California Golden Seals (1970–71) 17–22–12
52TFebruary 5, 19712–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1970–71) 17–22–13
53LFebruary 7, 19710–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1970–71) 17–23–13
54LFebruary 9, 19711–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1970–71) 17–24–13
55WFebruary 10, 19715–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1970–71) 18–24–13
56WFebruary 13, 19715–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1970–71) 19–24–13
57LFebruary 14, 19714–5 @ Minnesota North Stars (1970–71) 19–25–13
58LFebruary 17, 19713–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1970–71) 19–26–13
59TFebruary 18, 19716–6 @ Buffalo Sabres (1970–71) 19–26–14
60LFebruary 20, 19710–2 New York Rangers (1970–71) 19–27–14
61TFebruary 24, 19715–5 St. Louis Blues (1970–71) 19–27–15
62LFebruary 27, 19710–4 New York Rangers (1970–71) 19–28–15
63LFebruary 28, 19712–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1970–71) 19–29–15
64WMarch 3, 19714–0 Montreal Canadiens (1970–71) 20–29–15
65LMarch 6, 19713–6 Boston Bruins (1970–71) 20–30–15
66TMarch 7, 19713–3 California Golden Seals (1970–71) 20–30–16
67TMarch 10, 19712–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1970–71) 20–30–17
68TMarch 13, 19710–0 Minnesota North Stars (1970–71) 20–30–18
69LMarch 14, 19711–5 Montreal Canadiens (1970–71) 20–31–18
70LMarch 17, 19712–5 @ California Golden Seals (1970–71) 20–32–18
71LMarch 19, 19714–6 @ Vancouver Canucks (1970–71) 20–33–18
72LMarch 20, 19714–8 @ Los Angeles Kings (1970–71) 20–34–18
73WMarch 24, 19718–2 Detroit Red Wings (1970–71) 21–34–18
74LMarch 28, 19711–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1970–71) 21–35–18
75LMarch 31, 19714–6 Buffalo Sabres (1970–71) 21–36–18
76TApril 1, 19713–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1970–71) 21–36–19
77LApril 3, 19713–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1970–71) 21–37–19
78TApril 4, 19711–1 St. Louis Blues (1970–71) 21–37–20

Player statsEdit

ForwardsEdit

Note: GP= Games played; G= Goals; AST= Assists; PTS = Points; PIM = Points

Player GP G AST PTS PIM
Lowell MacDonald 10 0 1 1 0
Nick Harbaruk 78 13 12 25 108
Ken Schinkel 50 15 19 34 6
Jean Pronovost 78 21 24 45 35
Steve Cardwell 5 0 1 1 15
Robin Burns 10 0 3 3 4
John Stewart 15 2 1 3 9
Glen Sather 46 8 3 11 96
Val Fonteyne 70 4 9 13 0
Greg Polis 61 18 15 33 40
Keith McCreary 59 21 12 33 24
Dean Prentice 69 21 17 38 18
Rick Kessell 6 0 2 2 2
Rod Zaine 37 8 5 13 21
Syl Apps 31 9 16 25 21
Ron Schock 71 14 26 40 20
Wally Boyer 68 11 30 41 30
Andy Bathgate 76 15 29 44 34
Bryan Hextall 76 16 32 48 133

DefencemenEdit

Note: GP= Games played; G= Goals; AST= Assists; PTS = Points; PIM = Points

Player GP G AST PTS PIM
Sheldon Kannegiesser 18 0 2 2 29
Yvon Labre 21 1 1 2 19
Bryan Watson 43 2 6 8 119
Bob Blackburn 64 4 5 9 54
Jim Morrison 73 0 10 10 32
Bob Woytowich 78 4 22 26 30
Dunc McCallum 77 9 20 29 95
Duane Rupp 59 5 28 33 34

GoaltendingEdit

Note: GP= Games played; MIN= Minutes; W= Wins; L= Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals Against

Player GP MIN W L T SO GAA
Les Binkley 34 1870 11 11 10 2 2.86
Al Smith 46 2472 9 22 9 2 3.11
Cam Newton 5 281 1 3 1 0 3.42
Paul Hoganson 2 57 0 1 0 0 7.37

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

The Penguins were involved in the following transactions during the 1970–71 season:

TradesEdit

June 11, 1970 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Terry Ball
To Philadelphia Flyers
George Swarbrick
June 15, 1970 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Darryl Edestrand
To Philadelphia Flyers
cash
October 2, 1970 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Robin Burns
To Montreal Canadiens
cash
January 24, 1971 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Jean-Guy Lagace
To Buffalo Sabres
Terry Ball
January 26, 1971 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Syl Apps
Sheldon Kannegiesser
To New York Rangers
Glen Sather

Additions and subtractionsEdit

Additions
Player Former team Via
Lowell MacDonald Los Angeles Kings Intra-League Draft (1970–06–09)
Subtractions
Player New team Via
Joe Daley Buffalo Sabres waivers (1970–06–09)
Jean-Guy Lagace Minnesota North Stars Intra-League Draft (1970–06–09)
Doug Barrie Buffalo Sabres Expansion Draft (1970–06–10)
Mike McMahon Buffalo Sabres Expansion Draft (1970–06–10)
Tracy Pratt Buffalo Sabres Expansion Draft (1970–06–10)

Draft picksEdit

See also: 1970 NHL Amateur Draft
Round Overall pick Player Nationality Position
1 7 Greg Polis Flag of Canada.svg Canada Left wing
2 21 John Stewart Flag of Canada.svg Canada Left wing
3 35 Larry Bignell Flag of Canada.svg Canada Defenceman
4 49 Connie Forey Flag of Canada.svg Canada Left wing
5 63 Steve Cardwell Flag of Canada.svg Canada Left wing
6 77 Bob Fitchner Flag of Canada.svg Canada Center
7 90 Jim Pearson Flag of Canada.svg Canada Defenceman
8 102 Cam Newton Flag of Canada.svg Canada Goaltender
9 110 Ron Lemieux Flag of Canada.svg Canada Defenceman

ReferencesEdit

  1. Standings: NHL Public Relations Department (2008). in Dave McCarthy et al: THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Official Guide & Record Book/2009. National Hockey League, 150. ISBN 978-1-894801-14-0. 
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