List of Pittsburgh Penguins seasons

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Mellon Arena served as the Penguins' home arena from 1967–2010 and saw the team win the Stanley Cup three times. The Penguins name was inspired by the arena, which was nicknamed "The Igloo".[1]

The Pittsburgh Penguins are a National Hockey League (NHL) franchise based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The franchise was established as one of six new teams in the 1967 NHL expansion and is currently a member of the Eastern Conference's Metropolitan Division. The Penguins played their home games at Mellon Arena from the team's inception until 2010, when they moved into the newly built Consol Energy Center.[2] The franchise is co-owned by Ronald Burkle and Mario Lemieux, the latter of which was the only player/owner in the NHL's modern era during the later years of his playing career.[3] Pittsburgh has qualified for the playoffs 33 times, with an all-time playoff record of 200–165. The Penguins have won the Stanley Cup five times: 1991, 1992, 2009, 2016, and 2017.

Table key[edit]

Bold
Represents post-season play
Finish
Final position in division standings
GA
Goals against (goals scored by the Penguins' opponents)
GF
Goals for (goals scored by the Penguins)
GP
Games played
L
Losses
OT
Losses in overtime (since the 1999–2000 season)
Pts
Points
T
Ties
W
Wins

Year by Year[edit]

Stanley Cup champions Conference champions * Division champions ^ Presidents' Trophy (regular season champions) #
No. NHL season Penguins season Conference Division Regular-season Postseason
Finish GP W L T OT Pts GF GA GP W L Result
1 1967–68 1967–68 West 5th 74 27 34 13 67 195 216 Did not qualify
2 1968–69 1968–69 West 5th 76 20 45 11 51 189 252 Did not qualify
3 1969–70 1969–70 West 2nd 76 26 38 12 64 182 238 10 6 4 Won in Quarterfinals vs Oakland Seals, 4–0
Lost in Semifinals to St. Louis Blues, 2–4
4 1970–71 1970–71 West 6th 78 21 37 20 62 221 240 Did not qualify
5 1971–72 1971–72 West 4th 78 26 38 14 66 220 258 4 0 4 Lost in Quarterfinals to Chicago Black Hawks, 0–4
6 1972–73 1972–73 West 5th 78 32 37 9 73 257 265 Did not qualify
7 1973–74 1973–74 West 5th 78 28 41 9 65 242 273 Did not qualify
8 1974–75 1974–75 Wales[a] Norris 3rd 80 37 28 15 89 326 289 9 5 4 Won in Preliminary Round vs St. Louis Blues, 2–0
Lost in Quarterfinals vs New York Islanders, 3–4
9 1975–76 1975–76 Wales Norris 3rd 80 35 33 12 82 339 303 3 1 2 Lost in Preliminary Round vs Toronto Maple Leafs, 1–2
10 1976–77 1976–77 Wales Norris 3rd 80 34 33 13 81 240 252 3 1 2 Lost in Preliminary Round vs Toronto Maple Leafs, 1–2
11 1977–78 1977–78 Wales Norris 4th 80 25 37 18 68 254 321 Did not qualify
12 1978–79 1978–79 Wales Norris 2nd 80 36 31 13 85 281 279 7 2 5 Won in Preliminary Round vs Buffalo Sabres, 2–1
Lost in Quarterfinals vs Boston Bruins, 0–4
13 1979–80 1979–80 Wales Norris 3rd 80 30 37 13 73 251 303 5 2 3 Lost in Preliminary Round vs Boston Bruins, 2–3
14 1980–81 1980–81 Wales Norris 4th 80 30 37 13 73 302 345 5 2 3 Lost in Preliminary Round vs St. Louis Blues, 2–3
15 1981–82 1981–82 Wales Patrick[b] 4th 80 31 36 13 75 310 337 5 2 3 Lost in Division Semifinals vs New York Islanders, 2–3
16 1982–83 1982–83 Wales Patrick 6th 80 18 53 9 45 257 394 Did not qualify
17 1983–84 1983–84 Wales Patrick 6th 80 16 58 6 38 254 390 Did not qualify
18 1984–85 1984–85 Wales Patrick 6th 80 24 51 5 53 276 385 Did not qualify
19 1985–86 1985–86 Wales Patrick 5th 80 34 38 8 76 313 305 Did not qualify
20 1986–87 1986–87 Wales Patrick 5th 80 30 38 12 72 297 290 Did not qualify
21 1987–88 1987–88 Wales Patrick 6th 80 36 35 9 81 319 316 Did not qualify
22 1988–89 1988–89 Wales Patrick 2nd 80 40 33 7 87 347 349 11 7 4 Won in Division Semifinals vs New York Rangers, 4–0
Lost in Division Finals vs Philadelphia Flyers, 3–4
23 1989–90 1989–90 Wales Patrick 5th 80 32 40 8 72 318 359 Did not qualify
24 1990–91 1990–91 Wales * Patrick ^ 1st 80 41 33 6 88 342 305 24 16 8 Won in Division Semifinals vs New Jersey Devils, 4–3
Won in Division Finals vs Washington Capitals, 4–1
Won in Conference Finals vs Boston Bruins, 4–2
Won in Stanley Cup Finals vs Minnesota North Stars, 4–2
25 1991–92 1991–92 Wales * Patrick 3rd 80 39 32 9 87 343 308 21 16 5 Won in Division Semifinals vs Washington Capitals, 4–3
Won in Division Finals vs New York Rangers, 4–2
Won in Conference Finals vs Boston Bruins, 4–0
Won in Stanley Cup Finals vs Chicago Blackhawks, 4–0
26 1992–93 1992–93 Wales Patrick ^ 1st 84 56 21 7 119 # 367 268 12 7 5 Won in Division Semifinals vs New Jersey Devils, 4–1
Lost in Division Finals vs New York Islanders, 3–4
27 1993–94 1993–94 Eastern Northeast [c]^ 1st 84 44 27 13 101 299 285 6 2 4 Lost in Conference Quarterfinals vs Washington Capitals, 2–4
28 1994–95[d] 1994–95 Eastern Northeast 2nd 48 29 16 3 61 181 158 12 5 7 Won in Conference Quarterfinals vs Washington Capitals, 4–3
Lost in Conference Semifinals vs New Jersey Devils, 1–4
29 1995–96 1995–96 Eastern Northeast ^ 1st 82 49 29 4 102 362 284 18 11 7 Won in Conference Quarterfinals vs Washington Capitals, 4–2
Won in Conference Semifinals vs New York Rangers, 4–1
Lost in Conference Finals vs Florida Panthers, 3–4
30 1996–97 1996–97 Eastern Northeast 2nd 82 38 36 8 84 285 280 5 1 4 Lost in Conference Quarterfinals vs Philadelphia Flyers, 1–4
31 1997–98 1997–98 Eastern Northeast ^ 1st 82 40 24 18 98 228 188 6 2 4 Lost in Conference Quarterfinals vs Montreal Canadiens, 2–4
32 1998–99 1998–99 Eastern Atlantic 3rd 82 38 30 14 90 242 225 13 6 7 Won in Conference Quarterfinals vs New Jersey Devils, 4–3
Lost in Conference Semifinals vs Toronto Maple Leafs, 2–4
33 1999–2000[e] 1999–2000 Eastern Atlantic 3rd 82 37 31 8 6 88 241 236 11 6 5 Won in Conference Quarterfinals vs Washington Capitals, 4–1
Lost in Conference Semifinals vs Philadelphia Flyers, 2–4
34 2000–01 2000–01 Eastern Atlantic 3rd 82 42 28 9 3 96 281 256 18 9 9 Won in Conference Quarterfinals vs Washington Capitals, 4–2
Won in Conference Semifinals vs Buffalo Sabres, 4–3
Lost in Conference Finals vs New Jersey Devils, 1–4
35 2001–02 2001–02 Eastern Atlantic 5th 82 28 41 8 5 69 198 249 Did not qualify
36 2002–03 2002–03 Eastern Atlantic 5th 82 27 44 6 5 65 189 255 Did not qualify
37 2003–04 2003–04 Eastern Atlantic 5th 82 23 47 8 4 58 190 303 Did not qualify
38 2004–05[f] 2004–05 Eastern Atlantic Season not played due to lockout
39 2005–06[g] 2005–06 Eastern Atlantic 5th 82 22 46 14 58 244 316 Did not qualify
40 2006–07 2006–07 Eastern Atlantic 2nd 82 47 24 11 105 277 246 5 1 4 Lost in Conference Quarterfinals vs Ottawa Senators, 1–4
41 2007–08 2007–08 Eastern * Atlantic ^ 1st 82 47 27 8 102 247 216 20 14 6 Won in Conference Quarterfinals vs Ottawa Senators, 4–0
Won in Conference Semifinals vs New York Rangers, 4–1
Won in Conference Finals vs Philadelphia Flyers, 4–1
Lost in Stanley Cup Finals vs Detroit Red Wings, 2–4
42 2008–09 2008-09 Eastern * Atlantic 2nd 82 45 28 9 99 264 239 24 16 8 Won in Conference Quarterfinals vs Philadelphia Flyers, 4–2
Won in Conference Semifinals vs Washington Capitals, 4–3
Won in Conference Finals vs Carolina Hurricanes, 4–0
Won in Stanley Cup Finals vs Detroit Red Wings, 4–3
43 2009–10 2009–10 Eastern Atlantic 2nd 82 47 28 7 101 257 237 13 7 6 Won in Conference Quarterfinals vs Ottawa Senators, 4–2
Lost in Conference Semifinals vs Montreal Canadiens, 3–4
44 2010–11 2010–11 Eastern Atlantic 2nd 82 49 25 8 106 238 199 7 3 4 Lost in Conference Quarterfinals vs Tampa Bay Lightning, 3–4
45 2011–12 2011–12 Eastern Atlantic 2nd 82 51 25 6 108 282 221 6 2 4 Lost in Conference Quarterfinals vs Philadelphia Flyers, 2–4
46 2012–13 [h] 2012–13 Eastern Atlantic ^ 1st 48 36 12 0 72 165 119 15 8 7 Won in Conference Quarterfinals vs New York Islanders, 4–2
Won in Conference Semifinals vs Ottawa Senators, 4–1
Lost in Conference Finals vs Boston Bruins, 0–4
47 2013–14 2013–14 Eastern Metropolitan ^ 1st 82 51 24 7 109 249 207 13 7 6 Won in First Round vs Columbus Blue Jackets, 4–2
Lost in Second Round vs New York Rangers, 3–4
48 2014–15 2014–15 Eastern Metropolitan 4th 82 43 27 12 98 221 210 5 1 4 Lost in First Round vs. New York Rangers, 1–4
49 2015–16 2015–16 Eastern * Metropolitan 2nd 82 48 26 8 104 245 203 24 16 8 Won in First Round vs New York Rangers, 4–1
Won in Second Round vs Washington Capitals, 4–2
Won in Conference Finals vs Tampa Bay Lightning, 4–3
Won in Stanley Cup Finals vs San Jose Sharks, 4–2
50 2016–17 2016–17 Eastern * Metropolitan 2nd 82 50 21 11 111 282 234 25 16 9 Won in First Round vs. Columbus Blue Jackets, 4–1
Won in Second Round vs. Washington Capitals, 4–3
Won in Conference Finals vs. Ottawa Senators, 4–3
Won Stanley Cup Finals vs. Nashville Predators, 4–2
51 2017–18 2017–18 Eastern Metropolitan 2nd 82 47 29 6 100 272 250 12 6 6 Won in First Round vs. Philadelphia Flyers, 4–2
Lost Second Round vs. Washington Capitals, 2–4
52 2018–19 2018–19 Eastern Metropolitan 3rd 82 44 26 12 100 273 241 4 0 4 Lost in First Round vs. New York Islanders, 0–4
Regular season totals1 5 Stanley Cups 6 Conference Titles 8 Division Titles
1 Presidents' Trophy
4,046 1,826 1,695 383 142 4,177 13,454 13,697 381 206 175 All time series record: 40–29
1 Totals through the 2016–17 season

All-time records[edit]

Statistic GP W L T OT
Pittsburgh Penguins regular-season record (1967–2017) 3882 1735 1640 383 124
Pittsburgh Penguins postseason record (1967–2017) 365 200 165
All-time regular and postseason record 4247 1935 1805 383 124

Statistics above are correct as of the end of the 2018–19 season.

Footnotes[edit]

References[edit]

General
  • "Season by Season Records". PittsburghPenguins.com. Archived from the original on 2009-02-15. Retrieved 2009-02-26.
  • "Pittsburgh Penguins". Teams. HockeyReference.com. Retrieved 2009-02-26.
  • "Pittsburgh Penguins". History. CBS Sports. Retrieved 2009-02-26.
Notes
  1. ^ Cooper, Bruce C. (1994). Michael L. LaBlanc (ed.). Professional Sports Team Histories: Hockey. Detroit, Michigan: Gale Research Inc. p. 324. ISBN 978-0-8103-8862-8.
  2. ^ "Consol Energy Center". PittsburghPenguins.com. Archived from the original on 22 August 2008. Retrieved 6 January 2009.
  3. ^ "Front Office". Executive Staff. PittsburghPenguins.com. Archived from the original on 17 December 2008. Retrieved 6 January 2009.
  4. ^ McFarlane, Brian (1990). 100 Years of Hockey. Summerhill Press. p. 120. ISBN 0-929091-26-4.
  5. ^ McFarlane, Brian (1990). 100 Years of Hockey. Summerhill Press. p. 197. ISBN 0-929091-26-4.
  6. ^ Lapointe, Joe (April 1, 1993). "Hockey; N.H.L. Redraws Map In Realignment Plan". The New York Times. Retrieved December 5, 2008.
  7. ^ Swift, E. M. (January 23, 1995). "Drop Those Pucks!". Sports Illustrated. Archived from the original on May 17, 2009. Retrieved December 5, 2008.
  8. ^ Lapointe, Joe (September 30, 1999). "Hockey: Preview '99-'00; Overtime Is Now Five Minutes in Hockey Heaven". The New York Times. Retrieved December 6, 2008.
  9. ^ "Lockout over salary cap shuts down NHL". Associated Press. ESPN.com. February 16, 2005. Retrieved December 5, 2008.
  10. ^ "Shootouts are fan-friendly". The Washington Times. October 19, 2005. Retrieved December 5, 2008.