Hockey Central
2017-18 Penguins Review
47-29-6, 2nd, Metropolitan Division.
 
Highlights
The Penguins extend their streak of consecutive playoff appearances to a club-record 12-straight years. Pittsburgh's First Round series win against Philadelphia was the club's ninth-straight playoff series win, equaling the club mark originally set from 1991-93. The Penguins join the Montreal Canadiens as the only NHL teams to record two playoff series victory streaks of that length.
Pittsburgh sets a club record by converting at a 26.2% clip on the power play. That is the highest mark in a full season since the Calgary Flames (27.7%) in 1989-90.
Evgeni Malkin, Phil Kessel and Sidney Crosby wrap up the season ranked inside the NHL's top-10 regular-season scoring leaders.
The Penguins celebrate their 500th consecutive sellout on Dec. 11 against the Colorado Avalanche.
Crosby sets the franchise record for playoff points (173) and Kris Letang establishes club records for a defenseman with his 73rd point and 58th assist during the Penguins' playoff run.
 
Transactions
June 23, 2017 Obtained Ryan Reaves and a 2017 second-round draft pick from St. Louis for Oskar Sundqvist and a 2017 first-round draft pick.
July 1, 2017 Matt Hunwick signed as a free agent to a three-year contract and Antti Niemi signed as a free agent to a one-year contract.
Oct. 3, 2017 Obtained Andrey Pedan and a 2018 fourth-round draft pick from Vancouver for Derrick Pouliot.
Oct. 21, 2017 Obtained Riley Sheahan and a 2018 fifth-round draft pick from Detroit for Scott Wilson and a 2018 third-round draft pick.
Dec. 19, 2017 Obtained Jamie Oleksiak from Dallas for a 2019 conditional fourth-round draft pick; Obtained Michael Leighton and a 2019 fourth-round draft pick from Arizona for Josh Archibald, Sean Maguire and a 2019 sixth-round draft pick.
Feb. 23, 2018 Obtained Derick Brassard, Tobias Lindberg, Vincent Dunn and a 2018 third-round draft pick from Ottawa and Vegas (three-team trade). Ian Cole, Filip Gustavsson, a 2018 first-round draft pick and a 2019 third-round draft pick sent to Ottawa. Ryan Reaves and a 2018 fourth-round draft pick sent to Vegas.
Jan. 26, 2018 Obtained Josh Jooris from Carolina for Greg McKegg.
Feb. 27, 2018 Patric Hornqvist signed to a five-year contract extension that runs through the 2022-23 campaign.
 
Scoring
Players GP G A Pts PIM
Evgeni Malkin 78 42 56 98 87
Phil Kessel 82 34 58 92 36
Sidney Crosby 82 29 60 89 46
Kris Letang 79 9 42 51 56
Patric Hornqvist 70 29 29 49 58
Jake Guentzal 82 22 26 48 42
Bryan Rust 69 13 25 38 26
Riley Sheahan 73 11 21 32 4
Carl Hagelin 81 10 21 31 28
Conor Sheary 79 18 12 30 10
Olli Maata 82 7 22 29 28
Justin Schultz 63 4 23 27 14
Brain Dumoulin 80 5 13 18 30
Jamie Oleksiak 47 4 10 14 69
Ian Cole 47 3 10 13 52
Dominik Simon 33 4 8 12 16
Matt Hunwick 42 4 6 10 21
Ryan Reaves 58 4 4 8 84
Derick Brassard 14 3 5 8 4
Tom Kuhnkackl 69 2 6 8 6
Zach Ashton-Reese 16 4 2 6 2
Carter Rowney 44 2 3 5 4
Chad Ruhwedel 44 2 3 5 16
Greg McKegg 26 2 2 4 8
Daniel Sprong 8 2 1 3 0
Tristan Jarry 26 0 2 2 4
Jean-Sebastien Dea 5 1 0 1 2
Matt Murray 49 0 1 1 2
Antti Niemi 3 0 1 1 0
Josh Jooris 9 0 0 0 0
Frank Corrado 5 0 0 0 2
Josh Archibald 3 0 0 0 0
Zach Trotman 3 0 0 0 0
Scott Wilson 3 0 0 0 0
Casey DeSmith 14 0 0 0 2
 
GoalTending
Goalie W-L-T GP MP GA SO GAA
Casey DeSmith 6-4-1 14 700 28 1 2.40
Matt Murray 27-16-3 49 2733 133 1 2.92
Tristan Jarry 14-6-2 36 1364 63 2 2.77
Antti Niemi 0-3-0 3 128 16 0 7.50
Total 47-29-6 82 4966 248 2 3.00
 
 
Games
Date Score Opponent
Oct. 4 L 4-5 (OT) vs. St. Louis
Oct. 5 L 1-10 @ Chicago
Oct. 7 W 4-5 vs. Nashville
Oct. 11 W 3-2 @ Washington
Oct. 12 L 4-5 @ Tampa Bay
Oct. 14 W 4-1 vs. Florida
Oct. 17 W 5-4 (OT) @ NY Rangers
Oct. 20 W 4-3 @ Florida
Oct. 21 L 1-7 @ Tampa Bay
Oct. 24 W 2-1 (OT) vs. Edmonton
Oct. 26 W 2-1 (OT) vs. Winnipeg
Oct. 28 L 1-2 @ Minnesota
Oct. 29 L 1-7 @ Winnipeg
Nov. 1 W 3-2 @ Edmonton
Nov. 2 L 1-2 (OT) @ Calgary
Nov. 4 L 2-4 @ Vancouver
Nov. 7 W3-1 vs. Arizona
Nov. 10 L 1-4 @ Washington
Nov. 11 L 4-5 (SO) @ Nashville
Nov. 14 W 5-4 (OT) vs. Buffalo
Nov. 16 W 3-1 @ Ottawa
Nov. 18 L 1-2 vs. Chicago
Nov. 22 L 2-5 vs. Vancouver
Nov. 24 L 3-4 @ Boston
Nov. 25 W 5-2 vs. Tampa Bay
Nov. 27 W 5-4 (OT) vs. Philadelphia
Dec. 1 W 4-0 @ Buffalo
Dec. 2 W 5-1 vs. Buffalo
Dec. 5 L 3-4 vs. NY Rangers
Dec. 7 W 4-3 (OT) vs. NY Islanders
Dec. 9 L 3-4 vs. Toronto
Dec. 11 L 1-2 (OT) vs. Colorado
Dec. 14 L 1-2 @ Las Vegas
Dec. 16 W 4-2 @ Arizona
Dec. 18 L 2-4 @ Colorado
Dec. 21 W 3-2 (SO) vs. Columbus
Dec. 23 L 0-4 vs. Anaheim
Dec. 27 W 5-4 (SO) vs. Columbus
Dec. 29 L 1-2 @ Carolina
Dec. 31 L 1-4 @ Detroit
Jan. 2 W 5-1 @ Philadelphia
Jan. 4 L 0-4 vs. Carolina
Jan. 5 W 4-0 @ NY Islanders
Jan. 7 W 6-5 (OT) vs. Boston
Jan. 13 W 4-1 vs. Detroit
Jan. 14 W 5-2 vs. NY Rangers
Jan. 17 L 3-5 @ Anaheim
Jan. 18 W 3-1 @ Los Angeles
Jan. 20 L 1-2 @ San Jose
Jan. 23 W 3-1 vs. Carolina
Jan. 28 W 6-3 vs. Minnesota
Jan. 30 W 5-2 vs. San Jose
Feb. 2 W 7-4 vs. Washington
Feb. 3 L 1-3 @ New Jersey
Feb. 06 W 5-4 vs. Las Vegas
Feb. 9 L 3-4 (SO) @ Dallas
Feb. 11 W 4-1 @ St. Louis
Feb. 13 W 6-3 vs. Ottawa
Feb. 15 W 3-1 vs. Los Angeles
Feb. 17 W 5-3 vs. Toronto
Feb. 18 W 5-2 @ Columbus
Feb. 23 W 6-1 @ Carolina
Feb. 24 L 5-6 @ Florida
Feb. 27 L 2-3 vs. New Jersey
Mar. 1 L 4-8 @ Boston
Mar. 3 W 3-2 (OT) vs. NY Islanders
Mar. 5 W 4-3 (OT) vs. Calgary
Mar. 7 W 5-2 @ Philadelphia
Mar. 10 L 2-5 @ Toronto
Mar. 11 W 3-1 vs. Dallas
Mar. 14 L 3-4 (OT) @ NY Rangers
Mar. 15 W 5-3 @ Montreal
Mar. 20 L 1-4 @ NY Islanders
Mar. 21 W 5-3 vs. Montreal
Mar. 23 L 3-4 (OT) vs. New Jersey
Mar. 25 W 5-4 (OT) vs. Philadelphia
Mar. 27 L 2-5 @ Detroit
Mar. 29 W 4-3 (OT) @ New Jersey
Mar. 31 W 5-2 vs. Montreal
Apr. 1 L 1-3 vs. Washington
Apr. 5 W 5-4 (OT) @ Columbus
Apr. 6 W 4-0 vs. Ottawa
 
* - Overtime
* - Home games in capital letters
 

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