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Best Comebacks
 
November 4, 1972 (Pittsburgh) New York held a 4-1 advantage over the Penguins late in the first period before the Penguins rallied for five goals to post a 6-4 win. Bryan Hextall scored twice while Eddie Shack netted the game winner.
March 29, 1972 (Pittsburgh) The Penguins trailed California 4-1 at the 14:34 of the second period before scoring four consecutive goals for the win. Jean Pronovost's goal at 14:48 of the third period was the game-winner.
April 1, 1973 (Pittsburgh) The Penguins trailed Philadelphia 4-1 in the last game of the season beforew scoring four unanswered goals for a 5-4 win. Jean Pronovost scored the game-winner at 18:47 of the third period.
December 19, 1974 (Pittsburgh) The Penguins trailed Kansas City 4-1 in the second period before scoring three consecutive goals to earn the tie. Pierre Larouche scored at 17:33 of the third period to tie the game.
October 25, 1975 (Pittsburgh) The Penguins fell behind Philadelphia 4-0 in the middle of the second period but rallied for an 4-4 tie on consecutive goals from Chuck Arnason, Bob Kelly, Colin Campbell and Pierre Larouche.
February 28, 1976 (Pittsburgh) The Penguins trailed Vancouver 4-1 at the 14:04 mark of the second period before reeling off four straight goals to win 5-4. Bob Kelly got the game-winner at 10:39 of the third period.
December 26, 1977 (Toronto) The Penguins trailed Toronto 3-0 midway through the first period but two Jean Pronovost goals along with Blair Chapman's goal at 19:28 of the third period gave the Penguins a 5-4 win.
January 12, 1978 (Philadelphia) The Penguins trailed Philadelphia 3-0 after the first period but rallied for the 4-4 tie on Rick Kehoe's goal at 6:03 of the third period.
December 31, 1978 (Detroit) The Penguins trailed Detroit 4-0 at the 15:11 mark of the second period, but gaols from five different players, including Randy Cunneyworth's game-winner with seven seconds remaining, gave the Penguins a 5-4 victory.
December 3, 1980 (Toronto) Pittsburgh trailed Toronto 3-0 at the 10:37 mark of the second period before rallying for the 4-4 tie behind Rick Kehoe's hat trick.
October 7, 1981 (Chicago) Pittsburgh trailed Chicago 4-1 late in the second period but rallied on goals by Pat Boutette, Mike Bullard, rick Kehoe and Greg Malone to gain the 5-5 tie. Malone scored the game-tying goal at 19:39 of the final period.
November 4, 1982 (New Jersey) The Penguins trailed New Jersey 3-0 but rallied for the 4-4 tie behind two goals from Rick Kehoe, including the tying goal at 11:54 of the third period.
October 23, 1985 (Toronto) Pittsburgh trailed 4-1 in the second period but eventually posted a 5-4 victory. Jim McGeough scored at 18:28 of the third period for the win.
January 19, 1985 (Pittsburgh) Chicago jumped out to a 4-0 lead after one period but the Penguins answered with five second period goals to register a 5-4 win. Troy Loney scored the game-winner at 17:57 of the second period.
October 9, 1986 (Pittsburgh) Washington took a 3-0 lead early in the season opener but the Penguins rallied from behind Randy Cunneyworth's hat trick to post a 5-4 victory.
February 24, 1986 (Pittsburgh) The Penguins trailed Los Angeles 4-0 after one period but came back from behind to win 6-5 on Doug Shedden's goal at 3:54 of overtime. It was the first home overtime win in Penguin history.
November 21, 1987 (Calgary) Pittsburgh trailed Calgary 4-0 after two periods but rallied with four third period goals to earn the tie, Mario Lemieux scored the tying goals at 14:07 of the third period.
November 25, 1987 (Pittsburgh) The Penguins trailed Quebec 4-0 at the 12-minute mark of the second period but reeled of six consecutive goals for the win. Rob Brown scored the game-winner at 11:35 of the third period.
November 28, 1987 (Pittsburgh) Washington built up a 3-0 lead, but the Penguins battled back to go ahead 5-4 before the Capitals tied the game.
December 20, 1987 (NY Rangers) Pittsburgh trailed the Rangers 3-0 early in the first period but scored four first period goals of their own en route to an 8-4 rout.
January 3, 1987 (Pittsburgh) The Penguins trailed Montreal 3-0 after one period but scored six consecutive goals to earn the 6-4 victory. Randy Cunneyworth scored twice, including the game winner at 8:49 of the third period.
March 24, 1987 (Pittsburgh) The Penguins trailed Philadelphia 3-0 midway through the game, but goals from Willy Lindstrom, Terry Ruskowski and Warren Young gained Pittsburgh a 3-3 tie.
December 10, 1988 (Pittsburgh) The Penguins trailed New Jersey 3-0 in the second period but came back with four goals to earn the tie. Mario Lemieux's second goal of the game was the tying one at 10:51 of the third.
March 25, 1989 (Pittsburgh) New Jersey built up a 3-0 lead after one period but Mario Lemeiux's third goal of the game, with five seconds left in regulation, led the Penguins to a 5-4 win.
February 3, 1989 (Pittsburgh) The Penguins trailed St. Louis 3-0 after two periods but scored three third period goals to gain the tie. Troy Loney scored the tying goal at 5:35 of the third period.
February 22, 1990 (Pittsburgh) The Penguins trailed the Islanders 3-0 after the first period but battled back to post a 4-3 victory on Randy Gilhen's goal at 4:26 of the third period.
October 15, 1991 (NY Islanders) The Penguins trailed the Islanders twenty seconds into the third period, 6-2, but came back with four goals, two by Mario Lemieux, to tie the game. Phil Bourque's goal at 2:30 of overtime gave the Penguins a 7-6 victory.
February 21, 1991 (Pittsburgh) Toronto jumped off to a 3-0 lead early in the second period, but the Penguins struck back with six unanswered goals in the way to an 11-4 rout.
December 12, 1993 (Pittsburgh) The Devils built up a 3-0 lead midway through the first period, but the Penguins answered with three goals, two by Kevin Stevens, to tie the game. Steven completed the hat trick in the third period to lead the Penguins to a 6-5 victory.
February 19, 1995 (Pittsburgh) The Sabres built up a 3-0 lead after two periods. The Penguins scored three third period goals, including a Luc Robitaille goal at 19:39 to gain a 3-3 tie.
December 7, 1995 (Pittsburgh) Montreal led 4-0 in the second period, but the Penguins score seven unanswered goals, two each by Mario Lemieux and Tomas Sandstrom to win 7-5.
December 26, 1996 (Pittsburgh) Montreal led 3-0 at the end of the first period. The Penguins scored three third period goals, including a Mario Lemieux goal at 14:35 to gain a 3-3 tie.
November 1, 1997 (Pittsburgh) Vancouver led 6-3 in the second period, but the Penguins scored four unanswered goals, including Rob Brown's game winner at 3:52 of OT.
February 10, 2001 (Pittsburgh) New Jersey jumped out to a 3-0 first period lead, only to watch the Penguins tally four straight goals to give the home team a one goal cushion. The Devils tied the game with 4:12 to play, but Alexei Kovalev completed his hat trick as 18 seconds of overtime to pull out the 5-4 win.
February 17, 2001 (Columbus) The Penguins trailed the Blue Jackets, 2-1, with under a minute to play when Robert Lang tallied at 19:10 to force overtime. Alexei Kovalev then iced the game at 1:19 of the extra frame.
March 31, 2001 (Pittsburgh) The Penguins spotted St. Louis a 3-1 lead after two periods, but third period scores by Alexei Kovalev, Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr (2) gave Pittsburgh a 5-3 victory at home.
October 27, 2005 (Pittsburgh) The Penguins fell into a 4-0 hole in the first 9:50 against Atlanta. However, Mario Lemieux sparked a seven-goal spree as he tallied two in the first period. Sergei Gonchar and John LeClair both scored twice and the Penguins rolled to a 7-5 victory.
March 6, 2007 (Ottawa) Ottawa held a 4-1 lead through two periods. The Penguins rallied for three-straight goals in 2:48 in the third period, sparked by Jordan Staal's NHL rookie record seventh short-handed goal. The Penguins won the game in an overtime shootout on Sidney Crosby's goal.
November 11, 2008 (Detroit) Detroit held a 5-2 lead with 13:04 left in the third period. Pittsburgh struck quickly with two goals 1:12 apart to cut the deficit to 5-4. The Red Wings added another goal to make it a 6-4 game. The Penguins rallied on Jordan Staal's hat trick. Staal's third goal if the game occurred with 22 seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 6-6. Staal then set up Ruslan Fedotenko for the overtime winning tally.
November 26, 2008 (NY Islanders) New York jumped out to a 3-0 lead. Pittsburgh finally got on the board on Brook Orpik's goal with 18 seconds left in the second period. Evgeni Malkin recorded a hat trick and added an assist in the third period to lift the Penguins to a 5-3 victory.
February 4, 2009 (Pittsburgh) Tampa Bay carried a 3-0 lead into the third period. The Penguins battled back with three goals in the third period to force overtime. Evgeni Malkin, whi registered two goals and an assist in the game, netted the overtime winning goal.
November 14, 2009 (Pittsburgh) Pittsburgh trailed Boston 5-4 when Bill Guerin forced overtime by scoring with 0.4 seconds remaining in regulation. Pascal Dupuis scored the game-winning goal 1:24 into overtime to give the penguins a 6-5 victory.