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2009–10 Pittsburgh Penguins · NHL
Division 2nd Atlantic
Conference 4th Eastern
2009–10 record 47–28–7
Home record 25–12–4
Road record 22–16–3
Goals for 257
Goals against 237
General Manager Ray Shero
Coach Dan Bylsma
Captain Sidney Crosby
Alternate captains Sergei Gonchar
Evgeni Malkin
Arena Mellon Arena
Team leaders
Goals Sidney Crosby (51)
Assists Sidney Crosby (58)
Points Sidney Crosby (109)
Penalties in minutes Mike Rupp (120)
Wins Marc-Andre Fleury (37)
Goals against average Alexander Pechurski (1.67)

The 2009–10 Pittsburgh Penguins season was the 42nd season of the franchise in the National Hockey League (NHL). The Penguins entered the season as defending Stanley Cup Champions. It is scheduled to be the last season during which the Penguins' home venue will be Mellon Arena, before they move into their new arena, the Consol Energy Center, which is being constructed adjacent to the Mellon Arena across Centre Avenue.

The regular season began with a home game against the New York Rangers in which the Penguins held a banner raising ceremony beforehand.

The Penguins qualified for the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season. They did not become champions of the Atlantic Division, but earned the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference with 101 points. They began the 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs on April 14 against the Ottawa Senators. They beat the Senators, but were eliminated in the Eastern Conference semi-finals against the Montreal Canadiens.


Pre-seasonEdit


Regular seasonEdit

First half: October to DecemberEdit

The Penguins began the 2009–10 season on Friday, October 2. Prior to the game the team raised the Stanley Cup banner at Mellon Arena.[1] The ceremonial banner raising was shown on a video board outside Mellon Arena, which displayed highlights from the previous season during the days leading up the game.[2] The Penguins won their opening night game over the New York Rangers and defeated the New York Islanders the following night.[3] After their first loss of the season to the Phoenix Coyotes, the Penguins embarked on a four game road trip to complete a series of five games in eight days.[4] The Penguins swept the four game road trip—setting a new franchise record for consecutive road wins to start a season.[5] The Penguins extended their overall win-streak to seven games by winning the first three games of their ensuing homestand; the win-streak ended with a loss to the New Jersey Devils on October 24.[6]

The Penguins began November with a three-game road trip in California. After defeating the Anaheim Ducks, the Penguins lost their first back-to-back games of the season to the Los Angeles Kings and the San Jose Sharks. The team then lost to the Boston Bruins and New Jersey Devils. During the four-game losing streak the Penguins were outscored 17–3. Against the Bruins, Sidney Crosby did not score a point for the fifth-consecutive game, the worst of his career.[7] The Penguins ended their skid with a 6–5 overtime victory against Boston on November 14. Bill Guerin tied the game with .04 second left, and Pascal Dupuis scored in overtime.[8]

Extended injuries hindered the team throughout much of the early season. On November 16 the Penguins played without four of the six defenceman that had started with the team. Additionally, they were without forwards Tyler Kennedy, Max Talbot and Chris Kunitz. Evgeni Malkin had also missed significant time.[9] Later in the week it was announced that defenceman Jay McKee would miss two to four weeks, but that Sergei Gonchar and Max Talbot, who had surgery during the off-season, would likely return on November 19.[10]

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Team together during a time out

In late December through January 1, rosters for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver were announced, and five Penguins were selected. Malkin and Gonchar were selected to play for Russia, Crosby and Marc-Andre Fleury for Canada, and Brooks Orpik for the United States.

The Penguins concluded the first half of their season with their 41st game on December 30 against the New Jersey Devils. Through the first 41 games, the Penguins earned a 26–14–1 record. While the Penguins won five straight in the middle of the month, they ending losing three in a row, and four of their last five, including shutouts of 0–2 and 0–4 to the Devils. The 0–4 shutout earned Devils' goalie Martin Brodeur his 104th career shutout and the NHL record.

Second half: January to AprilEdit

The Penguins began the second half of their season with their 42nd game on January 2 against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Penguins went on to lose both of their first two games of the second half of the season with the second coming against the Florida Panthers. The Penguins then returned home for a two game home stand in which they split by first defeating the Atlanta Thrashers and then loosing in a high scoring 7-4 contest to the Philadelphia Flyers. After the home stand, the Penguins embarked on a five game road trip of Canada and Minnesota in which they finished the trip with a decent 3-2 record with wins coming against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers. They battled with a struggling New Jersey Devils team for the Atlantic division title, but ultimately fell short, due in large part to having lost all 6 divisional games against the Devils. The Penguins had a 21-14-6 record in the 2nd half of the season, placing them in fourth place in the Eastern Conference (despite having the 3rd best points total). It would be the 3rd time in 4 years that the Penguins had 100+ points in a season (having missed out by a single point the previous year) and the 4th straight year with 45 wins or more.

StandingsEdit

Atlantic division
Atlantic Division GP W L OTL GF GA PTS
1 yNew Jersey Devils 82 48 27 7 222 191 103
2 Pittsburgh Penguins 82 47 28 7 257 237 101
3 Philadelphia Flyers 82 41 35 6 236 225 88
4 New York Rangers 82 38 33 11 222 218 87
5 New York Islanders 82 34 37 11 222 264 79
Eastern conference
Eastern Conference GP W L OTL GF GA PTS
pWashington Capitals 82 54 15 13 318 233 121
yNew Jersey Devils 82 48 27 7 222 191 103
yBuffalo Sabres 82 45 27 10 235 207 100
Pittsburgh Penguins 82 47 28 7 257 237 101
Ottawa Senators 82 44 32 6 225 238 94
Boston Bruins 82 39 30 13 206 200 91
Philadelphia Flyers 82 41 35 6 236 225 88
Montreal Canadiens 82 39 33 10 217 223 88
New York Rangers 82 38 33 11 222 218 87
Atlanta Thrashers 82 35 34 13 234 256 83
Carolina Hurricanes 82 35 37 10 230 256 80
Tampa Bay Lightning 82 34 36 12 217 260 80
New York Islanders 82 34 37 11 222 264 79
Florida Panthers 82 32 37 13 208 244 77
Toronto Maple Leafs 82 30 38 14 214 267 74
bold – Qualified for playoffs; y – Won division; p – Won Presidents' Trophy (and division)

Game logEdit

  • Green background indicates win (2 points)
  • Red background indicates regulation loss (0 points)
  • White background indicates overtime/shootout loss (1 point)
2009–10 Game log

Stanley Cup playoffsEdit

The Penguins advanced to the Stanley Cup playoffs for the fourth consecutive season. They earned the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference and home-ice advantage in the opening round match-up with the Ottawa Senators. The Penguins defeated the Senators 4-2 and will now face the 8th seeded Montreal Canadiens.

Eastern Conference quarterfinalsEdit

The Penguins lost game one of the series 5-4. The Penguins took an early 1-0 lead when Evgeni Malkin scored at 3:03 into the first period on the power play, but finished the first period trailing the Senators 2-1 after Peter Regin and Chris Neil both scored on rebounds. The Senators extended their lead to 3-1 early in the second period on the power play when Marc-André Fleury was caught out of the net on an odd bounce off of the end board in which Chris Kelly put into the open net. Malkin managed to decrease the deficit to 3-2 with his second power play goal of the night near the midway point of the 2nd. The Senators lead was then re-extended the lead 3 minutes later when Erik Karlsson scored on the power play. Five minutes into the 3rd period, Craig Adams scored on a backhand shot to decrease the Senators lead back to one goal, but almost five minutes later ex-Penguin Jarkko Ruutu scored what would be the game winning goal. Alex Goligoski scored to make the score 5-4 with about a minute and a half off of a no look feed from Sidney Crosby behind the net.

Looking to tie the series at 1 a piece in game two, things didn't get off on the right foot with the Senators Peter Regin scoring 18 seconds into the game to take an early 1-0 lead. Sidney Crosby leveled things up 8 minutes later knocking in a rebound off of a Chris Kunitz shot. After a scoreless second period, Kris Letang scored the game winner at 16:48 in the third on a slap shot with the assist from Crosby who fed Letang after falling to his knees. The Penguins were able to fend off the Senators for the remainder of the game and leveled the series 1-1.

The series then turned to Scotiabank Place, the home of the Senators for game 3. The Penguins started the scoring 1:17 into the first when Alexei Ponikarovsky beat Senators goalie Brian Elliott to give the Penguins a 1-0 lead. The Senators Peter Regin scored late in the first period, but the goal was disallowed due to the fact that the puck was scored by a clear kicking motion. Early in the 2nd period, Mike Fisher scored on a power play to knot things up at 1-1. Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby both went on to score goals in the second, with Crosby's coming on a power play to give the Penguins a 3-1 advantage after 2 periods. Bill Guerin extended the lead to 4-1 when he slotted home a shot on a breakaway. The Senators put on the pressure late and managed to put another behind Marc-André Fleury, this time it was Matt Cullen on the power play lifting a shot over Fleury's glove front a wide angle. The Senators pulled their goalie on a late power play to extend their man advantage to two, but failed to convert any shots to goals. When the clock struck zero, the final score was 4-2 to give the Penguins a 2-1 series lead.

Two days later, the two clubs met again in Ottawa for the fourth game of the series. The first goal of the game came 11:50 into the first period when Evgeni Malkin scored on a power play slap shot to take a 1-0 lead into the first intermission. In the second period, Ottawa turned the puck over near their blue line and Sergei Gonchar fed Chris Kunitz who then tapped the puck into the offensive zone where Sidney Crosby uncovered gathered the puck and slotted it home past Elliott to take a 2-0 lead. 12 seconds later, Maxime Talbot fed Matt Cooke from the corner boards to the front of the goal to increase the scoreline to 3-0. Things got ugly for Ottawa 13 seconds later, when Crosby came into the offensive zone virtually untouched and put a wrist shot top far corner to extend the lead to 4. Senators goal keeper Brian Elliott was then pulled and replaced by Pascal Leclaire. After the change Ottawa managed to score two goals from Chris Neil and Daniel Alfredsson]] to decrease the Penguin lead to 4-2. The goal scoring then continued in the period when Maxime Talbot scored a short handed goal. Matt Cullen for Ottawa then scored on a 5 on 3 power play and finally Chris Kunitz scored for Pittsburgh with around two minutes left in the period to go into the intermission with a 6-3 lead. In the final period, the Senators scored on another 5 on 3 power play and Jordan Staal scored the last goal of the game on a backhand shot to end any hopes of a Senators comeback. The final score was 7-4 and Pittsburgh took a 3-1 series lead back to Pittsburgh.

In game five the Penguins looked to wrap up the series on home ice. In the first period, the Senators took an early 2-0 lead with Mike Fisher scoring at 10:25 on a power play and Jarkko Ruutu put another one past Marc-Andre Fleury a little over a minute later. Kris Letang scored on a slap shot during a power play at 18:05 in the period to decrease the Senators lead to 2-1 going into the first intermission. In the second period, neither sides could manage to score until Chris Kunitz put a wrist shot past Pascal Leclaire to knot things up a 2-2 with about a minute and a half left in the second period. In the third period, Sidney Crosby scored at 9:01 on a beautiful wrist shot goal sitting on his backside in front of goal that looked like it could be the series clincher. The Senators quickly responded though at 10:24 when Peter Regin put a slap shot past Fleury to tie the game back up at 3-3. The game then went into overtime and a winner wasn't found until 7:06 into the third overtime when Matt Carkner's slap shot hit Fleury and trickled past the goal line to give the Senators a 4-3 win and decrease the Penguins advantage in the series to 3-2.

Eastern Conference semifinalsEdit

Playoff logEdit

     Win      Loss      Win Playoff Series

2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs
Eastern Conference semifinals vs #8 Montreal Canadiens: 3–4 (Home: 2–2; Road: 1–2)
# Date Visitor Score Home OT Pittsburgh goals Montreal goals Decision Attendance Series Recap
1 April 30Montreal 3–6 Pittsburgh Gonchar, Staal, Letang, Adams, Goligoski, Guerin Subban, Cammalleri, Gionta Fleury (5–2) 17,132 1–0 [95]
2 May 2 Montreal 3–1 Pittsburgh Cooke Gionta, Cammalleri, Cammalleri Fleury (5–3) 17,132 1–1 [96]
3 May 4 Pittsburgh 2–0 Montreal Malkin, Dupuis Fleury (6–3) 21,273 2–1 [97]
4 May 6 Pittsburgh 2–3 Montreal Talbot, Kunitz Pyatt, Lapierre, Gionta Fleury (6–4) 21,273 2–2 [98]
5 May 8Montreal 1–2 Pittsburgh Letang, Gonchar Cammalleri Fleury (7–4) 17,132 3–2 [99]
6 May 10Pittsburgh 3–4 Montreal Crosby, Letang, Guerin Cammalleri, Cammalleri, Spacek, Lapierre Fleury (7–5) 21,273 3–3 [100]
7 May 12Montreal 5-2 Pittsburgh Kunitz, Staal Gionta, Moore, Cammalleri, Moen, Gionta Fleury (7-6) 17,132 Lose series 3–4 [101]
  • Scorer of game winning goal in italics

Player statsEdit

The following statistics were compiled from the Penguins' official website.


SkatersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Regular season
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
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Sidney Crosby 81 51 58 109 +15 71
Evgeni Malkin 67 28 49 77 −6 100
Sergei Gonchar 62 11 39 50 −4 49
Jordan Staal 82 21 28 49 +19 57
Bill Guerin 78 21 24 45 −9 75
Pascal Dupuis 81 18 20 38 +5 16
Alex Goligoski 69 8 29 37 +7 22
Chris Kunitz 50 13 19 32 +3 39
Ruslan Fedotenko 80 11 19 30 −17 50
Matt Cooke 79 15 15 30 +17 106
Kris Letang 73 3 24 27 +1 51
Tyler Kennedy 64 13 12 25 +10 31
Brooks Orpik 73 2 23 25 +6 64
Mike Rupp 81 13 6 19 +5 120
Mark Eaton 79 3 13 16 +5 26
Jay McKee 62 1 9 10 +6 54
Craig Adams 82 0 10 10 -5 72
Alexei Ponikarovsky 16 2 7 9 −6 17
Jordan Leopold 19 3 4 7 +4 6
Martin Skoula 33 3 5 8 −4 6
Maxime Talbot 45 2 5 7 −9 30
Chris Conner 8 2 1 3 −1 0
Eric Godard 45 1 2 3 +2 76
Chris Bourque 20 0 3 3 −4 10
Ben Lovejoy 12 0 3 3 +8 2
Luca Caputi 4 1 1 2 −1 2
Nick Johnson 6 1 1 2 −2 2
Deryk Engelland 9 0 2 2 −2 17
Mark Letestu 10 1 0 1 −2 2
Eric Tangradi 1 0 0 0 0 0
Dustin Jeffrey 1 0 0 0 0 0
Tim Wallace 1 0 0 0 0 0
Nathan Guenin 2 0 0 0 −2 0
Goalies 0 2 2 10
  • Players in italics traded during the season.

Playoffs
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
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Sidney Crosby 13 6 13 19 +6 6
Sergei Gonchar 13 2 10 12 +4 4
Chris Kunitz 13 4 7 11 +3 8
Evgeni Malkin 13 5 6 11 0 6
Bill Guerin 11 4 5 9 +3 2
Alex Goligoski 13 2 7 9 +4 2
Pascal Dupuis 13 2 6 8 +5 4
Kris Letang 13 5 2 7 −5 6
Matt Cooke 13 4 2 6 −4 22
Max Talbot 13 2 4 6 +1 11
Alexei Ponikarovsky 11 1 4 5 0 4
Jordan Staal 11 3 2 5 −4 6
Craig Adams 13 2 1 3 +2 15
Mark Eaton 13 0 3 3 −4 4
Brooks Orpik 13 0 2 2 +3 12
Mark Letestu 4 0 1 1 0 0
Jay McKee 5 0 0 0 +2 2
Mike Rupp 11 0 0 0 0 8
Jordan Leopold 8 0 0 0 −2 2
Ruslan Fedotenko 6 0 0 0 −3 4
Tyler Kennedy 10 0 0 0 −6 2
Chris Conner 1 0 0 0 0 0


GoaltendersEdit

Note: GP = Games Played; TOI = Time On Ice (minutes); GAA = Goals Against Average; W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime Losses; SO = Shutouts; GA = Goals Against; Sv% = Save Percentage

Regular season
Player GP TOI GAA W L OT SO GA Sv%
Marc-Andre Fleury 67 3798 2.65 37 21 6 1 168 .905
Brent Johnson 23 1108 2.76 10 6 1 0 51 .906
Alexander Pechurski 1 36 1.67 0 0 0 0 6 .923
John Curry 1 24 12.50 0 1 0 0 5 .643
Combined 2.67 47 28 7 1 230 .905
  • Players in italics traded during the season.
Playoffs
Player GP TOI GAA W L SO GA Sv%
Marc-Andre Fleury 13 798 2.78 7 6 1 37 .891
Brent Johnson 1 31 1.94 0 0 0 1 .857

Final rosterEdit

Updated April 28, 2010.[11]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
27 Flag of Canada.svg Adams, CraigCraig Adams

C/RW R 39 2009 Seria, Brunei
18 Flag of the United States Conner, ChrisChris Conner

RW L 32 2009 Westland, Michigan
24 Flag of Canada.svg Cooke, MattMatt Cooke

LW L 38 2008 Belleville, Ontario
87 Flag of Canada.svg Crosby, SidneySidney Crosby

 (C)

C L 29 2005 Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia
36 Flag of the United States Curry, JohnJohn Curry

G L 32 2007 Shorewood, Minnesota
9 Flag of Canada.svg Dupuis, PascalPascal Dupuis

LW L 37 2008 Laval, Quebec
7 Flag of the United States Eaton, MarkMark Eaton

D L 39 2006 Wilmington, Delaware
5 Flag of Canada.svg Engelland, DerykDeryk Engelland

D L 34 2007 Edmonton, Alberta
26 Flag of Ukraine Fedotenko, RuslanRuslan Fedotenko

LW L 37 2008 Kiev, Soviet Union
29 Flag of Canada.svg Fleury, Marc-AndreMarc-Andre Fleury

G L 32 2003 Sorel, Quebec
28 Flag of Canada.svg Godard, EricEric Godard

RW R 36 2008 Vernon, British Columbia
3 Flag of the United States Goligoski, AlexAlex Goligoski

D L 31 2004 Grand Rapids, Minnesota
55 Flag of Russia Gonchar, SergeiSergei Gonchar

 (A)

D L 42 2005 Chelyabinsk, Soviet Union
13 Flag of the United States Guerin, BillBill Guerin

RW R 46 2009 Worcester, Massachusetts
15 Flag of Canada.svg Jeffrey, DustinDustin Jeffrey

C L 28 2007 Sarnia, Ontario
1 Flag of the United States Johnson, BrentBrent Johnson

G L 39 2009 Farmington, Michigan
42 Flag of Canada.svg Johnson, NickNick Johnson

RW R 30 2004 Calgary, Alberta
38 Flag of Canada.svg Letestu, MarkMark Letestu

C R 31 2007 Elk Point, Alberta
48 Flag of Canada.svg Kennedy, TylerTyler Kennedy

RW R 30 2007 Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
14 Flag of Canada.svg Kunitz, ChrisChris Kunitz

LW L 37 2009 Regina, Saskatchewan
4 Flag of the United States Leopold, JordanJordan Leopold

D L 36 2010 Golden Valley, Minnesota
58 Flag of Canada.svg Letang, KristopherKristopher Letang

D R 29 2005 Montreal, Quebec
6 Flag of the United States Lovejoy, BenBen Lovejoy

D R 32 2008 Canaan, New Hampshire
71 Flag of Russia Malkin, EvgeniEvgeni Malkin

 (A)

C/RW L 30 2004 Magnitogorsk, Soviet Union
74 Flag of Canada.svg McKee, JayJay McKee

D L 39 2009 Kingston, Ontario
44 Flag of the United States Orpik, BrooksBrooks Orpik

D L 36 2000 San Francisco, California
23 Flag of Ukraine Ponikarovsky, AlexeiAlexei Ponikarovsky

LW L 36 2010 Kiev, Soviet Union
17 Flag of the United States Rupp, MichaelMichael Rupp

C/LW L 36 2009 Cleveland, Ohio
11 Flag of Canada.svg Staal, JordanJordan Staal

C L 28 2006 Thunder Bay, Ontario
25 Flag of Canada.svg Talbot, MaximeMaxime Talbot

C/RW L 32 2002 LeMoyne, Quebec
56 Flag of the United States Tangradi, EricEric Tangradi

LW L 27 2009 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
49 Flag of Canada.svg Thiessen, BradBrad Thiessen

G L 30 2009 Aldergrove, British Columbia
20 Flag of the United States Wagner, SteveSteve Wagner

D L 32 2010 Grand Rapids, Michigan
22 Flag of the United States Wallace, TimTim Wallace

LW R 32 2006 Anchorage, Alaska

TransactionsEdit

The Penguins have been involved in the following transactions during the 2009–10 season.

Trades
June 19, 2009 To New York Rangers:
Chad Johnson
To Pittsburgh:
151st pick in 2009
June 26, 2009 To Montreal Canadiens:
7th-round pick (#211 overall) in 2009
To Pittsburgh:
6th-round pick in 2010
February 11, 2010 To St. Louis Blues:
Nate Guenin
To Pittsburgh:
Steve Wagner
March 1, 2010[12] To Florida Panthers:
2nd-round pick in 2010
To Pittsburgh:
Jordan Leopold
March 2, 2010[13] To Toronto Maple Leafs:
Martin Skoula
Luca Caputi
To Pittsburgh:
Alexei Ponikarovsky
March 3, 2010[14] To Toronto Maple Leafs:
Chris Peluso
To Pittsburgh:
6th-round pick in 2010

Free agents acquired
Player Former team Contract terms
Mike Rupp[15] New Jersey Devils 2 years, $1.65 million
Nate Guenin[16] Philadelphia Flyers 1 year, $500,000
Chris Conner[17] Dallas Stars 1 year, $500,000
Chris Lee[17] Bridgeport Sound Tigers 1 year, $500,000
Jay McKee[18] St. Louis Blues 1 year, $800,000
Brent Johnson[19] Washington Capitals 1 year, $525,000
Wade Brookbank[20] Carolina Hurricanes 1 year, $500,000
Wyatt Smith[20] San Antonio Rampage 1 year, $500,000
Ryan Bayda[21] Carolina Hurricanes 1 year, $500,000
Martin Skoula[22] Minnesota Wild 1 year, $575,000

Free agents lost
Player New team Contract terms
Hal Gill[23] Montreal Canadiens 2 years, $4.5 million
Mathieu Garon[24] Columbus Blue Jackets 2 years, $2.4 million
Rob Scuderi[25] Los Angeles Kings 4 years, $13.6 million
Jeff Taffe[26] Florida Panthers 2 years, $1.2 million
Chris Minard[27] Edmonton Oilers 1 year, $550,000
Petr Sykora[28] Minnesota Wild 1 year, $1.6 million
Miroslav Satan[29] Boston Bruins 1 year, $700,000

Claimed from waivers
Date Player Previous team
September 30, 2009 Chris Bourque[30] Washington Capitals

Lost from waivers
Date Player New team
September 30, 2009 Paul Bissonnette[31] Phoenix Coyotes
December 5, 2009 Chris Bourque[32] Washington Capitals

Notable achievements Edit

  • Sidney Crosby – 400 Points, 6th fastest in NHL history; October 3, 2009
  • Matt Cooke – 100th career goal; October 11, 2009
  • Deryk Engelland – 1st NHL game; November 11, 2009[33]
  • Pascal Dupuis – 100th career goal; November 14, 2009
  • Mark Letestu – 1st NHL game; November 14, 2009[34]
  • Mike Rupp – 1st NHL hat trick; November 30, 2009
  • Sidney Crosby – 150th career goal; December 3, 2009
  • Jordan Staal – 10th short handed goal; December 15, 2009
  • Jay McKee – 100th career assist; December 15, 2009
  • Alexander Pechurskiy – 1st NHL game; January 16, 2010
  • Nick Johnson – 1st NHL game and 1st NHL goal; January 21, 2010
  • Mark Letestu – 1st NHL goal; February 1, 2010
  • Sidney Crosby – 300th NHL Assist; February 6, 2010
  • Sergei Gonchar – 200th NHL goal; March 2, 2010. First Russian Defenseman to do so.
  • Pittsburgh Penguins – recorded 55 shots against the New York Rangers; March 5. 2010. Set a new team record for most shots in a road game.
  • Chris Kunitz – 100th NHL goal; March 22, 2010
  • Sidney Crosby - 500th NHL point, 3rd youngest in NHL history (after Gretzky and Lemieux); April 8, 2010. Last regular season home game at Mellon Arena.
  • Eric Tangradi - 1st NHL game; April 11, 2010

Awards Edit

Regular Season
Player Award Awarded
Sidney Crosby[35] NHL First Star of the Week November 30, 2009
Marc-Andre Fleury[36] NHL Second Star of the Week December 21, 2009
Sidney Crosby[37] NHL Third Star of the Week January 25, 2010
Sidney Crosby Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy April 11, 2010
Sidney Crosby[38] NHL First Star of the Week April 12, 2010

Draft picks Edit

The 2009 NHL Entry Draft was the 47th NHL Entry Draft. It is was held June 26–27 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, the first NHL draft to be held in Montreal since 1992. At the Entry Draft, the Penguins made two trades to increase their number of overall picks, as several of their picks had been traded previously. With their first-round pick, the Penguins chose Simon Despres, 30th overall.

Round Pick # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 030 Simon Despres D Flag of Canada.svg Canada Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL, Canada)
2 061 Philip Samuelsson D Flag of Canada.svg Canada Chicago Steel (USHL, United States)
3 063 Ben Hanowski RW Flag of the United States United States Little Falls High School (MSHSL, United States)
4 121 Nick Petersen RW Flag of Canada.svg Canada Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL, Canada)
5 123 Alex Velischek D Flag of Canada.svg Canada Delbarton School (New Jersey Prep School, United States)
5 151 Andy Bathgate C Flag of Canada.svg Canada Belleville Bulls (OHL, Canada)
6 181 Viktor Ekbom D Flag of Sweden Sweden IK Oskarshamn (HockeyAllsvenskan, Sweden)
Notes on Draft Picks
  • The Tampa Bay Lightning's third-round pick went to the Penguins as the result of a trade on June 28, 2008 that sent Gary Roberts and Ryan Malone to Tampa Bay in exchange for this pick (being conditional at the time of the trade). The condition – Ryan Malone is signed by Tampa Bay prior to the 2008-09 season – was converted on June 29, 2008.
  • The Tampa Bay Lightning's fifth-round pick went to the Penguins as the result of a trade on October 1, 2008 that sent Michal Sersen to Tampa Bay for this pick.
  • The Penguins' fifth-round pick (151st overall) was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs on February 26, 2008 along with a second-round pick in 2008 in exchange for Hal Gill. The New York Rangers then acquired the pick from the Maple Leafs in July 2008, then the Penguins re-claimed their pick in a June 2009 trade that sent Chad Johnson to the Rangers.
  • The Penguins' third-round pick was traded to the New York Islanders as a result of the conditional trade in which the Penguins acquired Bill Guerin on March 4, 2009. The trade sent the New York Islanders a conditional 2009 draft pick that became the third-round pick, because the Penguins advanced beyound the first round in the 2009 playoffs.


References Edit

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  2. Rob Rossi. "Outdoor screen on for Pens' banner raising", 2009-09-30. 
  3. Rob Rossi. "Penguins ruin Tavares' debut with Islanders", 2009-10-04. 
  4. Rob Rossi. "Penguins get break after back-to-back games", 2009-10-05. 
  5. Aaron Beard. "Penguins beat Hurricanes 3-2 in shootout", Yahoo! Sports, 2009-10-14. 
  6. Dave Molinari. "Penguins' 7-game win streak ends in 4-1 loss to Devils", 2009-10-28. 
  7. Crosby pointless again as Pens fall to Bruins. NBC Sports (10 November 2009). Retrieved on 16 November 2009.
  8. "Dupuis' OT goal ends Pens' 4-game skid; Malkin nets 3 assists in return", ESPN.com, November 14, 2009. Retrieved on May 13, 2010. 
  9. Yohe, Josh (16 November 2009). Penguins defenseman Goligoski out 2-3 weeks with injury. Daily News. Retrieved on 16 November 2009.
  10. Anderson, Shelly (18 November 2009). Penguins' McKee out two to four weeks. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved on 18 November 2009.
  11. Pittsburgh Penguins - Team - Roster. Pittsburgh Penguins. Retrieved on April 28, 2010.
  12. Penguins Acquire Defenseman Jordan Leopold from the Florida Panthers in Exchange for 2010 Second-Round Draft Pick
  13. http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=519729 Penguins acquire Alex Ponikarovsky from Leafs
  14. Penguins Acquire 2010 Sixth-Round Draft Pick From The Toronto Maple Leafs In Exchange For Chris Peluso
  15. Penguins Sign Forward Mike Rupp
  16. Pittsburgh Penguins Sign Defenseman Nate Guenin to One-Year Contract
  17. 17.0 17.1 Pens Sign Conner, Lee
  18. Pittsburgh Penguins Sign Defenseman Jay McKee
  19. Pens Sign Goaltender Brent Johnson
  20. 20.0 20.1 Penguins Sign Forwards Brookbank, Smith
  21. Penguins Sign Forward Ryan Bayda to One-Year Contract
  22. Skoula Eager to Help Penguins
  23. Hal Gill heading to Montreal
  24. Garon Signed to a Two-Year Deal
  25. KINGS SIGN SCUDERI FOR FOUR YEARS
  26. Florida Panthers Sign C Jeff Taffe
  27. Oilers sign pair
  28. Wild Signs F Petr Sykora
  29. BRUINS SIGN MIROSLAV SATAN FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SEASON
  30. Penguins Claim Forward Chris Bourque Off Waivers
  31. Coyotes Claim Bissonnette Off Waivers
  32. Capitals Claim Chris Bourque off Waivers from Pittsburgh
  33. Anderson, Shelly (12 November 2009). Engelland fills hole on Penguins' defense. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved on 12 November 2009.
  34. Penguins 6, Bruins 5, OT (14 November 2009). Retrieved on 27 November 2009.
  35. Sidney Crosby named first star of the week, Brodeur and Hagman second and third
  36. Huet, Fleury, Hornqvist named NHL Three Stars
  37. Brian Elliott, Craig Anderson and Sidney Crosby are NHL's 3 stars of week
  38. Crosby, Staal, Backstrom are NHL's Stars of the Week

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Pittsburgh Penguins
Team FranchisePlayersCoachesGMsSeasonsRecordsDraft picksMellon ArenaNew Pittsburgh Arena
Coaches Sullivan • Kelly • Schinkel • Boileau • WilsonJohnston • Angotti • Berry • Creamer • Ubriaco • Patrick • Johnson • Bowman • Constantine • Brooks • Hlinka • Kehoe • Olczyk • Therrien
Seasons 1967-681968-691969-701970-711971-721972-731973-741974-751975-761976-771977-781978-791979-801980-811981-821982-831983-841984-851985-861986-871987-881988-891989-901990-911991-921992-931993-941994-951995-961996-971997-981998-991999-002000-012001-022002-032003-042004-052005-062006-072007-08
Affiliates Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL), Wheeling Nailers (ECHL)


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