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On October 11th 1967, 45 years ago from yesterday, the Pittsburgh Penguins franchise played their first game in the National Hockey League. Since that day, there have been many exciting moments in Pittsburgh hockey. As a franchise the Penguins have won 3 Stanley Cups, with the last one coming in the 2008-2009 season. There was the emergence of Mario Lemieux, the first superstar for the Penguins. Lemieux helped lead the Pens to two Stanley Cups. Jaromir Jagr was a scoring machine for the Penguins and was also a big part of the Pens two championships in the early 90s. Super Mario’s contributions off the ice were just as important to the franchise as all his record-breaking performances on the ice. Lemieux saved the Penguins franchise when he stepped up and became the majority owner, saving the team from bankruptcy. In 2005, with the first overall pick in the draft the Penguins took Sidney Crosby. Crosby had been in the spotlight for a while and was the surefire top choice in the draft...

Crosby optimistic NHL season will be salvaged

Sidney Crosby planned to spend Oct. 11th watching opening night of the NHL season. Instead, the Pittsburgh Penguins star will spend it watching the Steelers. Crosby says the NHL players are ''willing to make a deal'' as the lockout continues, but that the owners ''have their deal, we have our deal and they want their deal.'' He is optimistic the owners...

KHL: Evgeni Malkin scores an amazing falling goal

Evgeni Malkin isn't letting the NHL lockout prevent him from adding more highlight-reel goals to his resume. Check out this goal Malkin scored in some KHL action.While falling, Malkin stills manages to put the puck in the back of the net.

Crosby gives his take on lockout

Sidney Crosby wanted to spend Thursday watching the NHL drop the puck on the 2012-13 season while prepping for the Pittsburgh Penguins' opener the following night. Instead, the most recognizable face in hockey planned to flip on the Pittsburgh Steelers and wonder when the NHL lockout will end so he can get back to work. ''It's not something you want to be doing...

Instead Of Hockey Tonight, We Have CBA Talk Today

#NHL CBA talks are underway .... Brookes Orpik and Craig Adams and Steve Fehr; no Don. First of two sessions today. — Michael Grange (@michaelgrange) October 11, 2012
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