Pittsburgh Penguins Information
The Pittsburgh Penguins were founded in 1967, and compete in the Atlantic Division in the Eastern Conference. In their history they have won two Stanley Cup championships (1991, 1992), hold three conference championships, and have won their division six times.
NHL sensation Sidney Crosby led the Penguins to the finals in 2008, only to lose to the Detroit Red Wings in six games. Since Crosby entered the league in 2005 the Penguins have been nothing but optimistic. Crosby posted 39G and 63A in his rookie year, becoming the youngest player in NHL history to record a 100-point season.
In 2009, the Penguins faced off against the Red Wings again in the finals and this time came out as champions, making the 22 year old Crosby the youngest captain ever to win a Stanley Cup. The Penguins reached the playoffs again in the 2010-2011 season, but lost in seven games to the Tampa Bay Lightning. In the 2011-2012 season, Evgeni Malkin led the Penguin's top line and dominated the league in scoring. James Neal also had a breakout performance and Jordan Staal set a career high in points. The penguins headed toward the playoffs with high hopes. The Philadelphia Flyers quickly defeated the Penguins in six games, however.
Ray Shero, Penguin's general manager, made many changes to the team at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
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