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Penguins To Mark 40-Year Anniversary Of First Game

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins
The Pittsburgh Penguins’ home game against the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night – October 10, 2007 – will be one day shy of the 40-year anniversary of the first game in team history.


The Penguins made their NHL debut on October 11, 1967 against Montreal at what was then known as the Civic Arena.

Game time Wednesday at Mellon Arena is 7:30 pm. The game is close to a sellout, with only several hundred tickets remaining.

Back in 1967, Jean Beliveau scored his 400th career goal to lead the Canadiens over the Penguins, 2-1, before a crowd of 9,307.

Andy Bathgate scored the first goal in Penguins history. Two future Penguins head coaches – Ken Schinkel and Gene Ubriaco – were in the lineup for the Pens that night.

All fans in attendance Wednesday night will receive a Penguins ball cap, courtesy of Highmark. For Penguins ticket information, please call 412-642-PENS or 1-800-642-PENS, or log on to pittsburghpenguins.com.
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