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  • 1. 

    The first sellout Pittsburgh Penguin game was played at the Civic Arena against what team?

    • A.

      Toronto Maple Leafs

    • B.

      Ottawa Senators

    • C.

      Montreal Canadiens

    • D.

      Boston Bruins

    Correct Answer
    A. Toronto Maple Leafs
    Explanation
    The first sellout Pittsburgh Penguin game was played at the Civic Arena against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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  • 2. 

    Which Pittsburgh Penguin was named MVP of the 1973 NHL All-Star game?

    • A.

      Greg Polis

    • B.

      Syl Apps

    • C.

      Ken Schinkel

    • D.

      Jean Pronovost

    Correct Answer
    A. Greg Polis
    Explanation
    Greg Polis was named MVP of the 1973 NHL All-Star game because he had an exceptional performance during the game. He likely stood out among the other players with his skills, scoring goals, making assists, or displaying outstanding defensive play. This recognition as the Most Valuable Player indicates that Polis had a significant impact on the game and contributed greatly to the success of the Pittsburgh Penguins in that particular All-Star game.

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  • 3. 

    What season did the Pittsburgh Penguins win their first-ever President's Trophy?

    • A.

      1993-94

    • B.

      1994-95

    • C.

      1992-93

    • D.

      1990-91

    Correct Answer
    C. 1992-93
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1992-93. This is the season in which the Pittsburgh Penguins won their first-ever President's Trophy.

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  • 4. 

    What year did Pittsburgh's Civic Arena play host to the NHL All-Star Game?

    • A.

      1989

    • B.

      1990

    • C.

      1993

    • D.

      1991

    Correct Answer
    B. 1990
    Explanation
    In 1990, Pittsburgh's Civic Arena played host to the NHL All-Star Game. This means that the game took place in Pittsburgh in that specific year.

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  • 5. 

    Which Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender set a record with 11 career shutouts?

    • A.

      Les Binkley

    • B.

      Jean-Sebastien Aubin

    • C.

      Patrick Lalime

    • D.

      Tom Barrasso

    Correct Answer
    A. Les Binkley
    Explanation
    Les Binkley is the correct answer because he set a record with 11 career shutouts as a goaltender for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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  • 6. 

    Who did the Pittsburgh Penguins defeat to win their first Prince of Wales Conference Championship?

    • A.

      Montreal Canadiens

    • B.

      Boston Bruins

    • C.

      Buffalo Sabres

    • D.

      Ottawa Senators

    Correct Answer
    B. Boston Bruins
    Explanation
    The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Boston Bruins to win their first Prince of Wales Conference Championship.

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  • 7. 

    The Pittsburgh Penguins logo was created in honor of an actual penguin mascot named what?

    • A.

      Pete

    • B.

      Paul

    • C.

      Perry

    • D.

      Puck

    Correct Answer
    A. Pete
    Explanation
    The Pittsburgh Penguins logo was created in honor of an actual penguin mascot named Pete. This suggests that the team wanted to pay homage to a real-life penguin and incorporate it into their branding. By choosing the name Pete, they may have wanted to create a relatable and friendly image for their mascot, aligning with their team's identity and values.

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  • 8. 

    What was the Pittsburgh Penguins arena called from 1961-99?

    • A.

      Pittsburgh Civic Arena

    • B.

      United Centre

    • C.

      Penguin Place

    • D.

      Philips Arena

    Correct Answer
    A. Pittsburgh Civic Arena
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Pittsburgh Civic Arena. From 1961-99, the Pittsburgh Penguins arena was called the Pittsburgh Civic Arena.

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  • 9. 

    What successful AHL team was based in Pittsburgh before the Penguins came into being?

    • A.

      Portland Pirates

    • B.

      Quad City Flames

    • C.

      Rockford Ice Hogs

    • D.

      Pittsburgh Hornets

    Correct Answer
    D. Pittsburgh Hornets
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Pittsburgh Hornets. The Pittsburgh Hornets were a successful AHL team based in Pittsburgh before the Penguins came into being.

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  • 10. 

    Who was the first head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins, from 1967-69?

    • A.

      George Sullivan

    • B.

      Jack Riley

    • C.

      Michel Therrien

    • D.

      Herb Brooks

    Correct Answer
    A. George Sullivan
    Explanation
    George Sullivan was the first head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins from 1967-69. He was appointed to lead the team during its inaugural seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL). Sullivan played a crucial role in establishing the team's foundation and laying the groundwork for future success. Although his tenure as head coach was relatively short, Sullivan's contributions were instrumental in shaping the early years of the Pittsburgh Penguins franchise.

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  • 11. 

    Who defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1970 Western Conference Finals?

    • A.

      Philadelphia Flyers

    • B.

      Vancouver Canucks

    • C.

      Los Angeles Kings

    • D.

      St. Louis Blues

    Correct Answer
    D. St. Louis Blues
    Explanation
    In the 1970 Western Conference Finals, the St. Louis Blues defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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  • 12. 

    Penguins Coach George Sullivan (1967-69) nearly died playing hockey from what injury?

    • A.

      Ruptured Spleen

    • B.

      Fractured Vertebra

    • C.

      Head Injury

    • D.

      Broken Leg

    Correct Answer
    A. Ruptured Spleen
    Explanation
    George Sullivan, the Penguins Coach from 1967-69, almost lost his life while playing hockey due to a ruptured spleen. This injury can occur from a direct blow to the abdomen, and it can be life-threatening if not treated promptly. The spleen is a fragile organ located in the upper left side of the abdomen, and when it ruptures, it can cause severe internal bleeding. It is likely that Sullivan suffered a significant impact during a game, leading to the rupture of his spleen.

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  • 13. 

    Red Kelly coached what NHL team after coaching the Pittsburgh Penguins from 1969-73?

    • A.

      Toronto Maple Leafs

    • B.

      Boston Bruins

    • C.

      Los Angeles Kings

    • D.

      Minnesota North Stars

    Correct Answer
    A. Toronto Maple Leafs
    Explanation
    After coaching the Pittsburgh Penguins from 1969-73, Red Kelly went on to coach the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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  • 14. 

    Who was the first-ever starting goalie for the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1967?

    • A.

      Les Binkley

    • B.

      George Sullivan

    • C.

      Andy Bathgate

    • D.

      Leo Boivin

    Correct Answer
    A. Les Binkley
    Explanation
    Les Binkley was the first-ever starting goalie for the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1967. This can be inferred from the fact that he is the only goalie listed as an option, indicating that he was the initial choice for the position.

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  • 15. 

    Former Penguin Bob Paradise (1977-79) played hockey for what country in the 1968 Olympics?

    • A.

      Canada

    • B.

      Iceland

    • C.

      Sweden

    • D.

      USA

    Correct Answer
    D. USA
    Explanation
    Bob Paradise, a former Penguin player, represented the USA in the 1968 Olympics.

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