Tuesday, June 3, 2014

NEWS and NOTES - June 3

A few nuggets for you to digest as we head into Game Six of the Eastern Conference Final tonight against the St. John's IceCaps.

The Penguins have an all-time record of 10-6 in Game Six of the playoffs, and are 4-3 on the road.

The Penguins are 1-0 in Game Sixes against the IceCaps, having won in St. John's, 4-2, on May 11, 2012.

Tonight will be the 13th postseason game between the Pens and IceCaps all-time.  The only teams the Pens have faced more in the playoffs are the Hershey Bears (30), Philadelphia Phantoms (22), Binghamton Senators (19) and Providence Bruins (14).

This will be the Penguins' 90th all-time road playoff contest.  They have a record of 40-49 away from home.

The Penguins have a record of 23-12 in games when they can be eliminated from the playoffs, including a 2-0 record this postseason.

John Hynes has coached the Penguins in 10 different playoff series (55 games total).  He has won more series (6) and games (29) than any other coach in Penguins history.

Peter Mannino has nine playoff wins with the Penguins, good for fifth on the team's all-time list.  John Curry and Brad Thiessen have 18 apiece, Andy Chiodo is third with 14 and Rich Parent fourth with 13.

Anton Zlobin has three game-winning goals this postaseason, good for first in the AHL and tied for third on the Penguins all-time list one behind both Toby Petersen and Chris Minard)

June 3rd is the latest in a season the Penguins have played a game since they advanced to the Calder Cup Final against the Chicago Wolves in 2008.  That year the team played until June 10.  This is the fourth postseason that the Penguins have played into June (2014, 2013, 2008, 2004).

1 comment:

  1. So I figure all this means we ARE going to win tonight (and tomorrow). Let's Go, Pens!!!