Being a fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins back in the 1970s was not always easy. The team struggled on and off the ice, so much so that they became the butt of many jokes. There was one particular favorite joke when team was in financial straits: “I hear the Pens are moving to the Philippines. Yeah, they’re going to be called The Manila Folders.”

But times change and so has the fortune of the Penguins. The team, now approaching its 50th anniversary, has much to be proud of. To ring in the start of hockey season in Pittsburgh, try our Penguins Trivia.Penguins Trivia
The Penguins were one of six teams who entered the NHL in 1967, when the league was expanding, doubling the size of the NHL to 12 teams.  Four of those six teams remain with their original names in tact. Which two teams from the group of six in 1967 are no longer in existence with their original names?

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The Penguins weren’t the first NHL team in Pittsburgh. The first NHL team in Pittsburgh had their name stolen by another team.

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In what year did the Pittsburgh Penguins change the team’s colors from dark blue, light blue, and white to black and gold, and which NHL team protested the move?

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On April 7, 1974, this Penguins goalie became the last NHL goalie to play without a mask.

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Before there was Iceburgh, the Penguins mascot, the team had a real live Penguin mascot who sometimes made an appearance on the ice in between periods. What was this real Penguin’s name?

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This Pittsburgh NHL coach was the first to change players on the fly.

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Before legendary broadcaster Mike Lange came on board, this broadcaster called games for one season in 1978-79.

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On March 13, 1974, while the Penguins were playing the Los Angeles Kings, this fad came to the ice.

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The Penguins have had at least one Dapper Dan Sportsmen of the Year in each decade since the team’s founding in 1967 but one. Which decade were they shut out?

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Mario Lemieux won the NHL Allstar MVP three times: in 1985, 1988, and 1990. Only one other Penguin has been named the Allstar MVP. Who was it?

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Four sets of brothers have played for the Pittsburgh Penguins on the same team. Name them.

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Who was the first Penguin ever drafted in 1967?

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Who was the first non-Canadian ever drafted by the Penguins?

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Who was the first American drafted by the Penguins?

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Who was the first Russian drafted by the Penguins?

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In 1972, the Penguins set the record for the most goals in 2 minutes and 7 seconds. How many goals did they score in that short amount of time?

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The Penguins hold the record for the 4th longest playoff game. They beat the Washington Capitals in the 4th overtime period 3-2 at what minute mark?

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Name two former Pittsburgh Penguins players who have gone on to coach a Stanley Cup winning team?

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Bonus: Has a Penguins goalie ever scored a goal? 

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