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90-91PitPen
1990–91 Pittsburgh Penguins · NHL
Stanley Cup Champions
Wales Conference Champions
Patrick Division Champions
Division 1st Patrick
Conference 3rd Wales
1990–91 record 41–33–6
Home record 25–12–3
Road record 16–21–3
Goals for 342 (2nd)
Goals against 305 (18th)
General Manager Craig Patrick
Coach Bob Johnson
Captain Mario Lemieux
Alternate captains Paul Coffey
Bob Errey
Randy Hillier
Arena Pittsburgh Civic Arena
Average attendance 15,927
Team leaders
Goals Mark Recchi and Kevin Stevens (40)
Assists Mark Recchi (73)
Points Mark Recchi (113)
Penalties in minutes Kevin Stevens (133)
Wins Tom Barrasso (27)
Goals against average Tom Barrasso (3.59)

The 1990–91 Pittsburgh Penguins season was the Penguins 24th season in the NHL, and they were coming off of a disappointing 1989–90 season, when they finished with a 32–40–8 record, recording 72 points, finishing 1 point behind the New York Islanders for the final playoff spot in the Patrick Division, failing to qualify for post season play for the 7th time in 8 seasons. The Penguins placed first in their division, third-overall in the Wales Conference, on the way to the first-ever Stanley Cup championship for the team.

Off-seasonEdit

In the off-season, General Manager Craig Patrick, who finished the previous season coaching the club, would name Bob Johnson as the new head coach of the Penguins. Patrick also named Scotty Bowman as his director of player development and recruitment. Johnson had previously been the head coach of the Calgary Flames from 1982–87. The team also acquired veteran Bryan Trottier, who helped lead the New York Islanders to 4 straight Stanley Cups from 1980–83, to help out with his leadership abilities.

Regular seasonEdit

The Penguins would begin the season without Mario Lemieux, as he would miss the first half of the season recovering from a back injury that he suffered in a game against the New York Rangers on February 14, 1990, which caused him to miss the remainder of the 1989–90 season.

Pittsburgh would begin the season slow, and in their opening 31 games, the team had a 12–16–3, good for 27 points, and 9 points out of a playoff spot. As the season progressed, the team began playing better, had Mario Lemieux return to the lineup, and Patrick would make some trades, acquiring defenceman Larry Murphy from the Minnesota North Stars and Scott Young from the Hartford Whalers. The Penguins eventually came into playoff contention, and on March 4, when the team had a 32–30–4 record, sitting in 3rd place in the division, the club pulled off a blockbuster deal with the Whalers, trading John Cullen, Zarley Zalapski, and Jeff Parker to Hartford for Ron Francis, Ulf Samuelsson, and Grant Jennings. The deal helped the Penguins finish the season off 9–3–2, and win their first ever Division championship, finishing 3 points ahead of the 2nd place New York Rangers.

With Mario Lemieux missing the majority of the season due to his back injury, Mark Recchi stepped up, and had a breakout season, scoring a team high 40 goals and 73 assists for 113 points. Kevin Stevens would tie Recchi for the team lead in goals with 40, and add 46 assists for 86 points. Rookie Jaromir Jagr had a solid season, scoring 27 goals and earning 57 points, while Lemieux recorded 19 goals and 45 points in only 26 games. Paul Coffey led the defense with 93 points in 76 games. The 342 goals the Penguins scored was the 2nd highest toal in the league, only 2 goals less than the Calgary Flames

In goal, Tom Barrasso had the majority of playing time, winning a team high 27 games and posting a 3.59 GAA, along with a shutout. Frank Pietrangelo appeared in 25 games, finishing with a 10–11–1 record and a 3.94 GAA.

Season standingsEdit

Patrick Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 41 33 6 342 305 88
New York Rangers 80 36 31 13 297 265 85
Washington Capitals 80 37 36 7 258 258 81
New Jersey Devils 80 32 33 15 272 264 79
Philadelphia Flyers 80 33 37 10 252 267 76
New York Islanders 80 25 45 10 223 290 60

Game logEdit

# Date Visitor Score Home Record Pts
1 October 5 Pittsburgh Penguins 7–4 Washington Capitals 1–0–0 2
2 October 7 New Jersey Devils 4–7 Pittsburgh Penguins 2–0–0 4
3 October 9 Pittsburgh Penguins 3–4 St. Louis Blues 2–1–0 4
4 October 11 Pittsburgh Penguins 1–4 Chicago Blackhawks 2–2–0 4
5 October 13 Pittsburgh Penguins 6–4 New York Islanders 3–2–0 6
6 October 16 Philadelphia Flyers 5–1 Pittsburgh Penguins 3–3–0 6
7 October 19 Pittsburgh Penguins 4–4 Buffalo Sabres 3–3–1 7
8 October 20 New York Rangers 4–3 Pittsburgh Penguins 3–4–1 7
9 October 23 Montreal Canadiens 5–4 Pittsburgh Penguins 3–5–1 7
10 October 25 Quebec Nordiques 3–6 Pittsburgh Penguins 4–5–1 9
11 October 27 Pittsburgh Penguins 5–7 New Jersey Devils 4–6–1 9
12 October 28 New York Islanders 3–8 Pittsburgh Penguins 5–6–1 11
13 October 30 Pittsburgh Penguins 6–2 Philadelphia Flyers 6–6–1 13
14 November 3 New York Rangers 1–3 Pittsburgh Penguins 7–6–1 15
15 November 6 Calgary Flames 5–6 Pittsburgh Penguins 8–6–1 17
16 November 8 St. Louis Blues 3–2 Pittsburgh Penguins 8–7–1 17
17 November 10 Pittsburgh Penguins 3–3 Boston Bruins 8–7–2 18
18 November 13 Pittsburgh Penguins 4–1 Minnesota North Stars 9–7–2 20
19 November 14 Pittsburgh Penguins 6–4 Winnipeg Jets 10–7–2 22
20 November 17 Pittsburgh Penguins 1–2 Los Angeles Kings 10–8–2 22
21 November 21 Philadelphia Flyers 5–4 Pittsburgh Penguins 10–9–2 22
22 November 23 Pittsburgh Penguins 3–7 Washington Capitals 10–10–2 22
23 November 24 Washington Capitals 2–3 Pittsburgh Penguins 11–10–2 24
24 November 27 Edmonton Oilers 7–3 Pittsburgh Penguins 11–11–2 24
25 November 29 Hartford Whalers 6–4 Pittsburgh Penguins 11–12–2 24
26 December 1 Pittsburgh Penguins 3–6 Minnesota North Stars 11–13–2 24
27 December 3 Pittsburgh Penguins 9–4 New York Rangers 12–13–2 26
28 December 5 Washington Capitals 3–1 Pittsburgh Penguins 12–14–2 26
29 December 7 Vancouver Canucks 2–2 Pittsburgh Penguins 12–14–3 27
30 December 8 Pittsburgh Penguins 1–3 Hartford Whalers 12–15–3 27
31 December 11 Chicago Blackhawks 4–1 Pittsburgh Penguins 12–16–3 27
32 December 13 New Jersey Devils 5–9 Pittsburgh Penguins 13–16–3 29
33 December 14 Pittsburgh Penguins 4–3 Buffalo Sabres 14–16–3 31
34 December 16 Detroit Red Wings 1–4 Pittsburgh Penguins 15–16–3 33
35 December 18 Winnipeg Jets 2–9 Pittsburgh Penguins 16–16–3 35
36 December 20 Minnesota North Stars 3–4 Pittsburgh Penguins 17–16–3 37
37 December 22 Pittsburgh Penguins 4–3 New York Islanders 18–16–3 39
38 December 23 New York Islanders 4–3 Pittsburgh Penguins 18–17–3 39
39 December 26 Pittsburgh Penguins 7–3 Washington Capitals 19–17–3 41
40 December 28 Detroit Red Wings 0–5 Pittsburgh Penguins 20–17–3 43
41 December 29 Pittsburgh Penguins 3–6 Toronto Maple Leafs 20–18–3 43
42 December 31 St. Louis Blues 3–4 Pittsburgh Penguins 21–18–3 45
43 January 3 New York Rangers 7–5 Pittsburgh Penguins 21–19–3 45
44 January 5 New Jersey Devils 2–5 Pittsburgh Penguins 22–19–3 47
45 January 6 Pittsburgh Penguins 3–6 Montreal Canadiens 22–20–3 47
46 January 8 Edmonton Oilers 1–6 Pittsburgh Penguins 23–20–3 49
47 January 10 Calgary Flames 1–5 Pittsburgh Penguins 24–20–3 51
48 January 15 Pittsburgh Penguins 4–5 Philadelphia Flyers 24–21–3 51
49 January 17 Pittsburgh Penguins 6–5 Toronto Maple Leafs 25–21–3 53
50 January 22 New Jersey Devils 3–5 Pittsburgh Penguins 26–21–3 55
51 January 26 Pittsburgh Penguins 6–5 Quebec Nordiques 27–21–3 57
52 January 29 Washington Capitals 2–3 Pittsburgh Penguins 28–21–3 59
53 January 31 Pittsburgh Penguins 2–4 Philadelphia Flyers 28–22–3 59
54 February 2 Boston Bruins 2–6 Pittsburgh Penguins 29–22–3 61
55 February 3 Pittsburgh Penguins 3–6 Boston Bruins 29–23–3 61
56 February 8 Pittsburgh Penguins 2–6 Winnipeg Jets 29–24–3 61
57 February 11 Pittsburgh Penguins 5–7 Edmonton Oilers 29–25–3 61
58 February 14 New York Islanders 2–5 Pittsburgh Penguins 30–25–3 63
59 February 16 Pittsburgh Penguins 3–4 New York Islanders 30–26–3 63
60 February 19 Buffalo Sabres 3–6 Pittsburgh Penguins 31–26–3 65
61 February 21 Toronto Maple Leafs 4–11 Pittsburgh Penguins 32–26–3 67
62 February 22 Pittsburgh Penguins 2–5 New Jersey Devils 32–27–3 67
63 February 24 Pittsburgh Penguins 5–5 Washington Capitals 32–27–4 68
64 February 26 Pittsburgh Penguins 2–8 Los Angeles Kings 32–28–4 68
65 February 27 Pittsburgh Penguins 3–4 Vancouver Canucks 32–29–4 68
66 March 1 Pittsburgh Penguins 2–6 Calgary Flames 32–30–4 68
67 March 5 Vancouver Canucks 1–4 Pittsburgh Penguins 33–30–4 70
68 March 7 Los Angeles Kings 2–3 Pittsburgh Penguins 34–30–4 72
69 March 9 Pittsburgh Penguins 5–2 Hartford Whalers 35–30–4 74
70 March 10 Pittsburgh Penguins 4–3 New York Islanders 36–30–4 76
71 March 12 Montreal Canadiens 4–4 Pittsburgh Penguins 36–30–5 77
72 March 16 Quebec Nordiques 3–6 Pittsburgh Penguins 37–30–5 79
73 March 17 Pittsburgh Penguins 4–2 New York Rangers 38–30–5 81
74 March 19 Pittsburgh Penguins 4–5 New Jersey Devils 38–31–5 81
75 March 21 New York Rangers 4–5 Pittsburgh Penguins 39–31–5 83
76 March 23 Chicago Blackhawks 7–5 Pittsburgh Penguins 39–32–5 83
77 March 26 Pittsburgh Penguins 3–1 Philadelphia Flyers 40–32–5 85
78 March 27 Pittsburgh Penguins 7–4 Detroit Red Wings 41–32–5 87
79 March 30 Philadelphia Flyers 4–4 Pittsburgh Penguins 41–32–6 88
80 March 31 Pittsburgh Penguins 3–6 New York Rangers 41–33–6 88

PlayoffsEdit

In the playoffs, the Penguins would open up against the New Jersey Devils, who finished the year in 4th place in the division, 9 points behind Pittsburgh. The teams split the opening 2 games in Pittsburgh, and then split the 2 games in New Jersey, before the Devils won game 5 at the Pittsburgh Civic Arena to take a 3–2 series lead back home. The Penguins responded with a hard fought 4–3 victory in game 6 to bring it back home for game 7, where Pittsburgh completed the comeback with a 4–0 shutout to win the series.

Up next was the Washington Capitals, and Washington would surprise the Penguins with a 4–2 victory in the opening game, however, Pittsburgh tied the series up in game 2 with a 7–6 overtime victory. The Pens would go into Washington for games 3 and 4, and post back-to-back 3–1 wins to go up 3–1 in the series, and finish off Washington in the 5th game to clinch the series and advance to the Conference Finals for the 1st time in team history.

The Penguins next opponent was the Boston Bruins, the defending Wales Conference champions, and the Bruins, who finished with 100 points, had home ice for the series. Boston would take control of the series early by winning the opening 2 games in Boston, however, the Penguins responded by winning the next 2 in Pittsburgh to even up the series. Pittsburgh would return to Boston for the 5th game, and surprise the Bruins with a 7–2 victory, going up 3–2 in the series and returning home for the 6th game. The Penguins finished off Boston in the 6th game, winning the Prince of Wales Trophy and going to the Stanley Cup finals for the 1st time in team history.

Pittsburgh faced the surprising Minnesota North Stars in the Stanley Cup finals. While the North Stars had a 27–39–14 record during the regular season, they had been red hot in the playoffs, defeating the President's Trophy winners Chicago Blackhawks, the St. Louis Blues and the defending Stanley Cup champions Edmonton Oilers to reach the finals. Minnesota would continue their hot streak with a 5–4 victory in game 1, however, the Penguins tied the series up in game 2 as the series shifted from Pittsburgh to Minnesota. The North Stars won game 3 with solid goaltending, but the Penguins rebounded in game 4 to tie it back up as they returned to Pittsburgh. Game 5 was a close, hard fought game, with the Penguins winning 6–4 to take a 3–2 series lead, and in game 6, the Pittsburgh Penguins would pummel the North Stars 8–0 to win the series, and the first-ever Stanley Cup in club history. Mario Lemieux, recording 44 points in 23 games, won the Conn Smythe Trophy.

  • Green background indicates win
  • Red indicates loss.
1991 Stanley Cup playoffs
Conference Quarter-finals vs New Jersey: 4–3 (Home: 2–2 ; Road: 2–1)
# Date Visitor Score Home Series
1 April 3 New Jersey 3 – 1 Pittsburgh 0–1
2 April 5 New Jersey 4 – 5 (OT) Pittsburgh 1–1
3 April 7 Pittsburgh 4 – 3 New Jersey 2–1
4 April 9 Pittsburgh 1 – 4 New Jersey 2–2
5 April 11 New Jersey 2 – 4 Pittsburgh 2–3
6 April 13 Pittsburgh 4 – 3 New Jersey 3–3
7 April 15 New Jersey 0 – 4 Pittsburgh 4–3
Conference Semi-finals vs Washington: 4–1 (Home: 2–1 ; Road: 2–0)
# Date Visitor Score Home Series
1 April 17 Washington 4 – 2 Pittsburgh 0–1
2 April 19 Washington 6 – 7 (OT) Pittsburgh 1–1
3 April 21 Pittsburgh 3 – 1 Washington 2–1
4 April 23 Pittsburgh 3 – 1 Washington 3–1
5 April 25 Washington 1 – 4 Pittsburgh 4–1
Conference Finals vs Boston: 4–2 (Home: 3–1 ; Road: 1–2)
1 May 1 Pittsburgh 3 – 6 Boston 0–1
2 May 3 Pittsburgh 4 – 5 (OT) Boston 0–2
3 May 5 Boston 1 – 4 Pittsburgh 1–2
4 May 7 Boston 1 – 4 Pittsburgh 2–2
5 May 9 Pittsburgh 7 – 2 Boston 3–2
6 May 11 Boston 3 – 5 Pittsburgh 4–2
Stanley Cup Finals vs Minnesota: 4–2 (Home: 2–1 ; Road: 2–1)
1 May 15 Minnesota 5 – 4 Pittsburgh 0–1
2 May 17 Minnesota 1 – 4 Pittsburgh 1–1
3 May 19 Pittsburgh 1 – 3 Minnesota 1–2
4 May 21 Pittsburgh 5 – 3 Minnesota 2–2
5 May 23 Minnesota 4 – 6 Pittsburgh 3–2
6 May 25 Pittsburgh 8 – 0 Minnesota 4–2

Player statsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Recchi, MarkMark Recchi RW 78 40 73 113 4801209
Cullen, JohnJohn Cullen C 65 31 63 94 8301002
Coffey, PaulPaul Coffey D 76 24 69 93 128-18803
Stevens, KevinKevin Stevens LW 80 40 46 86 133-11806
Jagr, JaromirJaromir Jagr RW 80 27 30 57 42-4704
Zalapski, ZarleyZarley Zalapski D 66 12 36 48 5915511
Lemieux, MarioMario Lemieux C 26 19 26 45 308612
Errey, BobBob Errey LW 79 20 22 42 11511012
Mullen, JoeJoe Mullen RW 47 17 22 39 69802
Bourque, PhilPhil Bourque LW 78 20 14 34 1067140
Trottier, BryanBryan Trottier C 52 9 19 28 245010
Murphy, LarryLarry Murphy D 44 5 23 28 302200
Young, ScottScott Young RW 43 11 16 27 333313
Gilhen, RandyRandy Gilhen C 72 15 10 25 513121
Stanton, PaulPaul Stanton D 75 5 18 23 4011101
Hrdina, JiriJiri Hrdina C 37 6 14 20 13-2110
Tanti, TonyTony Tanti RW 46 6 12 18 441300
Loney, TroyTroy Loney LW 44 7 9 16 8510002
Brown, RobRob Brown RW 25 6 10 16 310200
Roberts, GordieGordie Roberts D 61 3 12 15 7018000
Pederson, BarryBarry Pederson C 46 6 8 14 212101
Taglianetti, PeterPeter Taglianetti D 39 3 8 11 9316000
Francis, RonRon Francis C 14 2 9 11 210001
Samuelsson, UlfUlf Samuelsson D 14 1 4 5 374000
Barrasso, TomTom Barrasso G 48 0 5 5 400000
Johnson, JimJim Johnson D 24 0 5 5 23-3000
Hillier, RandyRandy Hillier D 31 2 2 4 32-3000
Jennings, GrantGrant Jennings D 13 1 3 4 262000
Dahlquist, ChrisChris Dahlquist D 22 1 2 3 300000
Leach, JamieJamie Leach RW 7 2 0 2 0-1000
Caufield, JayJay Caufield RW 23 1 1 2 71-2001
Daniels, JeffJeff Daniels LW 11 0 2 2 20000
Aitken, BradBrad Aitken LW 6 0 1 1 25-2000
Pietrangelo, FrankFrank Pietrangelo G 25 0 1 1 240000
Priestlay, KenKen Priestlay C 2 0 1 1 00000
Young, WendellWendell Young G 18 0 1 1 00000
Dineen, GordGord Dineen D 9 0 0 0 6-4000
Kyte, JimJim Kyte D 1 0 0 0 20000
Paek, JimJim Paek D 3 0 0 0 92000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Barrasso, TomTom Barrasso 2754 48 27 16 3 165 3.59 115791414.896
Pietrangelo, FrankFrank Pietrangelo 1311 25 10 11 1 86 3.94 0714628.880
Young, WendellWendell Young 773 18 4 6 2 52 4.04 0428376.879
Team: 4838 80 41 33 6 303 3.76 127212418.889

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Lemieux, MarioMario Lemieux C 23 16 28 44 16620
Recchi, MarkMark Recchi RW 24 10 24 34 33502
Stevens, KevinKevin Stevens LW 24 17 16 33 53704
Murphy, LarryLarry Murphy D 23 5 18 23 44400
Mullen, JoeJoe Mullen RW 22 8 9 17 4101
Francis, RonRon Francis C 24 7 10 17 24004
Bourque, PhilPhil Bourque LW 24 6 7 13 16000
Jagr, JaromirJaromir Jagr RW 24 3 10 13 6101
Coffey, PaulPaul Coffey D 12 2 9 11 6000
Errey, BobBob Errey LW 24 5 2 7 29010
Trottier, BryanBryan Trottier C 23 3 4 7 49002
Young, ScottScott Young RW 17 1 6 7 2100
Samuelsson, UlfUlf Samuelsson D 20 3 2 5 34101
Hrdina, JiriJiri Hrdina C 14 2 2 4 6001
Loney, TroyTroy Loney LW 24 2 2 4 41000
Roberts, GordieGordie Roberts D 24 1 2 3 63000
Stanton, PaulPaul Stanton D 22 1 2 3 24000
Taglianetti, PeterPeter Taglianetti D 19 0 3 3 49000
Jennings, GrantGrant Jennings D 13 1 1 2 16000
Gilhen, RandyRandy Gilhen C 16 1 0 1 14000
Paek, JimJim Paek D 8 1 0 1 2000
Barrasso, TomTom Barrasso G 20 0 1 1 2000
Pietrangelo, FrankFrank Pietrangelo G 5 0 1 1 2000
Hillier, RandyRandy Hillier D 8 0 0 0 24000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Barrasso, TomTom Barrasso 1175 20 12 7 51 2.60 1629578.919
Pietrangelo, FrankFrank Pietrangelo 288 5 4 1 15 3.12 1148133.899
Team: 1463 24 16 8 66 2.71 2777711.915

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Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes; PPG=Power-play goals; SHG=Short-handed goals; GWG=Game-winning goals
      MIN=Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; SO = Shutouts; SA=Shots Against; SV=Shots saved; SV% = Save Percentage;

Awards and recordsEdit

AwardsEdit

Player Award
Phil Bourque Baz Bastien Memorial "Good Guy" Award
Randy Gilhen Unsung Hero Award
Jaromir Jagr Michel Briere Memorial Rookie of the Year Award
NHL All-Rookie Team
Mario Lemieux Donadeo Sullivan Pittsburgh Penguins Masterton Nominee
Conn Smythe Trophy
Mark Recchi Bowser Pontiac Leading Point Scorer Award
Murray Hill Jewelers Player's Player Award
Booster Club Award
Foodland Most Valuable Player Award
Kevin Stevens NHL Second All-Star Team

TransactionsEdit

Draft picksEdit

Pittsburgh's draft picks at the 1990 NHL Entry Draft

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
15 Jaromir Jagr Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia HC Kladno (Czech.)
361 Joe Dziedzic Flag of the United States United States Edison High School (USHS)
468 Chris Tamer Flag of the United States United States Michigan Wolverines (NCAA)
589 Brian Farrell Flag of the United States United States Avon Old Farms (USHS)
6107 Ian Moran Flag of the United States United States Belmont High School (USHS)
6110 Denis Casey Flag of Canada.svg Canada Colorado College Tigers (NCAA)
7130 Mika Valila Flag of Finland Finland Tappara (Finland)
7131 Ken Plaquin Flag of Canada.svg Canada Michigan Tech Huskies (NCAA)
7145 Patrick Neaton Flag of the United States United States Michigan Wolverines (NCAA)
8152 Petteri Koskimaki Flag of Finland Finland Boston University Terriers (NCAA)
9173 Ladislav Karabin Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia HC Slovan Bratislava (Czech.)
10194 Tim Fingerhut Flag of the United States United States Canterbury School (USHS)
11215 Michael Thompson Flag of Canada.svg Canada Michigan State Spartans (NCAA)
12236 Brian Bruininks Flag of the United States United States Colorado College Tigers (NCAA)

Pittsburgh Penguins 1991 Stanley Cup championsEdit

Roster

  Wingers
  Goaltenders


  • †† Goalie Wendell Young missed the first three rounds with an injury. Tom Barrasso also missed the last two games of Round 1 and first two games of Round 2 while injured. Bruce Racine was called up from the minors to serve as back-up to Frank Pietrangelo. Racine's name was left off the Stanley Cup because he had not played in the NHL – in fact, Racine never played for Pittsburgh. His only NHL experience came in 1995–96 for the St. Louis Blues. Racine was included in the team picture, and does have a 1991 Stanley Cup ring.
  • † 4 more players were included on the 1991 Stanley Cup picture, but were not engraved on the Cup. They did not play in the playoffs or qualify to be on the Cup.


  Non-players

Stanley Cup engraving

  • Bob Johnson became the second American-born head coach to win the Stanley Cup. Bill Stewart was the first in 1938 with the Chicago Blackhawks.
  • Jay Caufield spent the whole 1990–91 season with Pittsburgh. He played only 23 regular season games and did not dress in the playoffs. His name was engraved on the Stanley Cup due to the team's petition, even though he did not qualify.


Farm teamsEdit

The IHL's Muskegon Lumberjacks finished in fourth place in the East Division with a record of 38-40-5. They lost to the Kalamazoo Wings in the first round of the playoffs 4-1.

The East Coast Hockey League's Knoxville Cherokees won the Henry Brabham Cup as the team with the league's most outstanding record (46-13-5). They were swept in the first round of the playoffs by the Louisville Icehawks. Don Jackson was named coach of the year, Stan Drulia was named league MVP and was leading scorer, and Dan Gauthier was the league rookie of the year.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1990-91 Pittsburgh Penguins Statistics – Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-28.
  • National Hockey League Guide & Record Book 2007

External linksEdit

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