Mellon Arena served as the Penguins' home arena from 1967 to 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]
Mellon Arena served as the Penguins' home arena from 1967 to 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. 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 PPG Paints Arena.[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 36 times, winning the Stanley Cup five times: 1991, 1992, 2009, 2016, and 2017. From 2007 to 2021 the Penguins have qualified for the playoffs for fifteen consecutive seasons. This is the longest active playoff streak in major professional sports in North America.

Table key

Key of colors and symbols
Color/symbol Explanation
dagger Stanley Cup champions
double-dagger Conference champions
Up-arrow Division champions
# Led league in points
Key of terms and abbreviations
Term or abbreviation Definition
Finish Final position in division or league standings
GA Goals against (goals scored by the Penguins' opponents)
GF Goals for (goals scored by the Penguins)
GP Number of games played
L Number of losses
OT Number of losses in overtime (since the 1999–2000 season)
Pts Number of points
T Number of ties
W Number of wins
Does not apply

Year by Year

Season Penguins season Conference Division Regular season[4] Postseason[5]
Finish GP W L T[6] OT[7] Pts GF GA GP W L GF GA Result
1967–68 1967–68 West 5th 74 27 34 13 67 195 216 Did not qualify
1968–69 1968–69 West 5th 76 20 45 11 51 189 252 Did not qualify
1969–70 1969–70 West 2nd 76 26 38 12 64 182 238 10 6 4 23 25 Won in Quarterfinals, 4–0 (Seals)
Lost in Semifinals, 2–4 (Blues)
1970–71 1970–71 West 6th 78 21 37 20 62 221 240 Did not qualify
1971–72 1971–72 West 4th 78 26 38 14 66 220 258 4 0 4 8 14 Lost in Quarterfinals, 0–4 (Black Hawks)
1972–73 1972–73 West 5th 78 32 37 9 73 257 265 Did not qualify
1973–74 1973–74 West 5th 78 28 41 9 65 242 273 Did not qualify
1974–75 1974–75 Wales[a] Norris 3rd 80 37 28 15 89 326 289 9 5 4 27 27 Won in Preliminary Round, 2–0 (Blues)
Lost in Quarterfinals, 3–4 (Islanders)
1975–76 1975–76 Wales Norris 3rd 80 35 33 12 82 339 303 3 1 2 3 8 Lost in Preliminary Round, 1–2 (Maple Leafs)
1976–77 1976–77 Wales Norris 3rd 80 34 33 13 81 240 252 3 1 2 10 13 Lost in Preliminary Round, 1–2 (Maple Leafs)
1977–78 1977–78 Wales Norris 4th 80 25 37 18 68 254 321 Did not qualify
1978–79 1978–79 Wales Norris 2nd 80 36 31 13 85 281 279 7 2 5 16 25 Won in Preliminary Round, 2–1 (Sabres)
Lost in Quarterfinals, 0–4 (Bruins)
1979–80 1979–80 Wales Norris 3rd 80 30 37 13 73 251 303 5 2 3 14 21 Lost in Preliminary Round, 2–3 (Bruins)
1980–81 1980–81 Wales Norris 4th 80 30 37 13 73 302 345 5 2 3 21 20 Lost in Preliminary Round, 2–3 (Blues)
1981–82 1981–82 Wales Patrick[b] 4th 80 31 36 13 75 310 337 5 2 3 13 22 Lost in Division Semifinals, 2–3 (Islanders)
1982–83 1982–83 Wales Patrick 6th 80 18 53 9 45 257 394 Did not qualify
1983–84 1983–84 Wales Patrick 6th 80 16 58 6 38 254 390 Did not qualify
1984–85 1984–85 Wales Patrick 6th 80 24 51 5 53 276 385 Did not qualify
1985–86 1985–86 Wales Patrick 5th 80 34 38 8 76 313 305 Did not qualify
1986–87 1986–87 Wales Patrick 5th 80 30 38 12 72 297 290 Did not qualify
1987–88 1987–88 Wales Patrick 6th 80 36 35 9 81 319 316 Did not qualify
1988–89 1988–89 Wales Patrick 2nd 80 40 33 7 87 347 349 11 7 4 43 42 Won in Division Semifinals, 4–0 (Rangers)
Lost in Division Finals, 3–4 (Flyers)
1989–90 1989–90 Wales Patrick 5th 80 32 40 8 72 318 359 Did not qualify
1990–91 1990–91 WalesConference champions PatrickDivision champions 1st 80 41 33 6 88 342 305 24 16 8 95 68 Won in Division Semifinals, 4–3 (Devils)
Won in Division Finals, 4–1 (Capitals)
Won in Conference Finals, 4–2 (Bruins)
Won in Stanley Cup Finals, 4–2 (North Stars)Stanley Cup champions
1991–92 1991–92 WalesConference champions Patrick 3rd 80 39 32 9 87 343 308 21 16 5 83 63 Won in Division Semifinals, 4–3 (Capitals)
Won in Division Finals, 4–2 (Rangers)
Won in Conference Finals, 4–0 (Bruins)
Won in Stanley Cup Finals, 4–0 (Blackhawks)Stanley Cup champions
1992–93 1992–93 Wales PatrickDivision champions 1st 84 56 21 7 119# 367 268 12 7 5 50 37 Won in Division Semifinals, 4–1 (Devils)
Lost in Division Finals, 3–4 (Islanders)
1993–94 1993–94 Eastern NortheastDivision champions[c] 1st 84 44 27 13 101 299 285 6 2 4 12 20 Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 2–4 (Capitals)
1994–95[d] 1994–95 Eastern Northeast 2nd 48 29 16 3 61 181 158 12 5 7 37 43 Won in Conference Quarterfinals, 4–3 (Capitals)
Lost in Conference Semifinals, 1–4 (Devils)
1995–96 1995–96 Eastern NortheastDivision champions 1st 82 49 29 4 102 362 284 18 11 7 57 52 Won in Conference Quarterfinals, 4–2 (Capitals)
Won in Conference Semifinals, 4–1 (Rangers)
Lost in Conference Finals, 3–4 (Panthers)
1996–97 1996–97 Eastern Northeast 2nd 82 38 36 8 84 285 280 5 1 4 13 20 Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 1–4 (Flyers)
1997–98 1997–98 Eastern NortheastDivision champions 1st 82 40 24 18 98 228 188 6 2 4 15 18 Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 2–4 (Canadiens)
1998–99 1998–99 Eastern Atlantic 3rd 82 38 30 14 90 242 225 13 6 7 35 36 Won in Conference Quarterfinals, 4–3 (Devils)
Lost in Conference Semifinals, 2–4 (Maple Leafs)
1999–2000[e] 1999–2000 Eastern Atlantic 3rd 82 37 31 8 6 88 241 236 11 6 5 31 23 Won in Conference Quarterfinals, 4–1 (Capitals)
Lost in Conference Semifinals, 2–4 (Flyers)
2000–01 2000–01 Eastern Atlantic 3rd 82 42 28 9 3 96 281 256 18 9 9 38 44 Won in Conference Quarterfinals, 4–2 (Capitals)
Won in Conference Semifinals, 4–3 (Sabres)
Lost in Conference Finals, 1–4 (Devils)
2001–02 2001–02 Eastern Atlantic 5th 82 28 41 8 5 69 198 249 Did not qualify
2002–03 2002–03 Eastern Atlantic 5th 82 27 44 6 5 65 189 255 Did not qualify
2003–04 2003–04 Eastern Atlantic 5th 82 23 47 8 4 58 190 303 Did not qualify
2004–05[f] 2004–05 Season not played due to lockout
2005–06[g] 2005–06 Eastern Atlantic 5th 82 22 46 14 58 244 316 Did not qualify
2006–07 2006–07 Eastern Atlantic 2nd 82 47 24 11 105 277 246 5 1 4 10 18 Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 1–4 (Senators)
2007–08 2007–08 EasternConference champions AtlanticDivision champions 1st 82 47 27 8 102 247 216 20 14 6 61 43 Won in Conference Quarterfinals, 4–0 (Senators)
Won in Conference Semifinals, 4–1 (Rangers)
Won in Conference Finals, 4–1 (Flyers)
Lost in Stanley Cup Finals, 2–4 (Red Wings)
2008–09 2008-09 EasternConference champions Atlantic 2nd 82 45 28 9 99 264 239 24 16 8 79 64 Won in Conference Quarterfinals, 4–2 (Flyers)
Won in Conference Semifinals, 4–3 (Capitals)
Won in Conference Finals, 4–0 (Hurricanes)
Won in Stanley Cup Finals, 4–3 (Red Wings)Stanley Cup champions
2009–10 2009–10 Eastern Atlantic 2nd 82 47 28 7 101 257 237 13 7 6 42 38 Won in Conference Quarterfinals, 4–2 (Senators)
Lost in Conference Semifinals, 3–4 (Canadiens)
2010–11 2010–11 Eastern Atlantic 2nd 82 49 25 8 106 238 199 7 3 4 14 22 Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 3–4 (Lightning)
2011–12 2011–12 Eastern Atlantic 2nd 82 51 25 6 108 282 221 6 2 4 26 30 Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 2–4 (Flyers)
2012–13[h] 2012–13 Eastern AtlanticDivision champions 1st 48 36 12 0 72 165 119 15 8 7 49 40 Won in Conference Quarterfinals, 4–2 (Islanders)
Won in Conference Semifinals, 4–1 (Senators)
Lost in Conference Finals, 0–4 (Bruins)
2013–14 2013–14 Eastern MetropolitanDivision champions 1st 82 51 24 7 109 249 207 13 7 6 35 33 Won in First Round, 4–2 (Blue Jackets)
Lost in Second Round, 3–4 (Rangers)
2014–15 2014–15 Eastern Metropolitan 4th 82 43 27 12 98 221 210 5 1 4 8 11 Lost in First Round, 1–4 (Rangers)
2015–16 2015–16 EasternConference champions Metropolitan 2nd 82 48 26 8 104 245 203 24 16 8 73 55 Won in First Round, 4–1 (Rangers)
Won in Second Round, 4–2 (Capitals)
Won in Conference Finals, 4–3 (Lightning)
Won in Stanley Cup Finals, 4–2 (Sharks)Stanley Cup champions
2016–17 2016–17 EasternConference champions Metropolitan 2nd 82 50 21 11 111 282 234 25 16 9 77 57 Won in First Round, 4–1 (Blue Jackets)
Won in Second Round, 4–3 (Capitals)
Won in Conference Finals, 4–3 (Senators)
Won in Stanley Cup Finals, 4–2 (Predators)Stanley Cup champions
2017–18 2017–18 Eastern Metropolitan 2nd 82 47 29 6 100 272 250 12 6 6 42 34 Won in First Round, 4–2 (Flyers)
Lost Second Round, 2–4 (Capitals)
2018–19 2018–19 Eastern Metropolitan 3rd 82 44 26 12 100 273 241 4 0 4 6 14 Lost in First Round, 0–4 (Islanders)
2019–20[i] 2019–20 Eastern Metropolitan 3rd 69 40 23 6 86 224 196 4 1 3 8 10 Lost in Qualifying Round, 1–3 (Canadiens)
2020–21[j] 2020–21 EastDivision champions 1st 56 37 16 3 77 196 156 6 2 4 16 21 Lost in First Round, 2–4 (Islanders)
Totals[8] 4,171 1,903 1,734 383 151 4,340 13,874 14,049 391 209 182 1,190 1,131 36 playoff appearances

All-time records

Statistic GP W L T OT
Regular season record (1967–present) 4,171 1,903 1,734 383 151
Postseason record (1967–present) 385 207 178
All-time regular and postseason record 4,556 2,110 1,912 383 151
All-time series record: 40–30

Statistics above are correct as of the end of the 2020–21 regular season.

Footnotes

References

General
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. ^ Code explanation; GP—Games Played, W—Wins, L—Losses, OT—Overtime/Shootout losses, GF—Goals For, GA—Goals Against, Pts—Points
  5. ^ The result of the playoff series shows the Penguins result first regardless of the outcome, followed by the opposing team in parentheses.
  6. ^ Beginning in 2005, all games have a winner. Ties were eliminated
  7. ^ Beginning in 1999, overtime (and later shootout) losses are worth one point
  8. ^ Totals as of the completion of the 2020–21 season
  9. ^ McFarlane, Brian (1990). 100 Years of Hockey. Summerhill Press. p. 120. ISBN 0-929091-26-4.
  10. ^ McFarlane, Brian (1990). 100 Years of Hockey. Summerhill Press. p. 197. ISBN 0-929091-26-4.
  11. ^ Lapointe, Joe (April 1, 1993). "Hockey; N.H.L. Redraws Map In Realignment Plan". The New York Times. Retrieved December 5, 2008.
  12. ^ Swift, E. M. (January 23, 1995). "Drop Those Pucks!". Sports Illustrated. Archived from the original on May 17, 2009. Retrieved December 5, 2008.
  13. ^ 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.
  14. ^ "Lockout over salary cap shuts down NHL". ESPN.com. Associated Press. February 16, 2005. Retrieved December 5, 2008.
  15. ^ "Shootouts are fan-friendly". The Washington Times. October 19, 2005. Retrieved December 5, 2008.