Pittsburgh Penguins, American expert ice hockey group situated in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Penguins have won the Stanley Cup multiple times (1991, 1992, 2009, 2016, and 2017).
Established during the 1967 National Hockey League (NHL) development, the Penguins took their name from the igloolike appearance of Mellon Arena, where the group played from its initiation through the 2009–10 season. In the wake of discovering moderate achievement during the 1970s and afterward battling all through the mid 1980s, the Penguins drafted Mario Lemieux in 1984, who was a moment hostile power on the ice and would end up one of the best players ever of game. As the club drafted and exchanged for other champion players, the Penguins turned into a standard nearness in the playoffs in the late 1980s. After the expansion of conservative Jaromir Jagr, they won both the 1991 and 1992 Stanley Cup titles.
In 1993 group chief Lemieux was determined to have Hodgkin infection; notwithstanding, he defeated the illness and not just came back to the group following a year off yet in addition drove the association in objectives during the 1995–96 season. Following Lemieux's underlying retirement in 1997, Jagr moved toward becoming group chief and won the alliance scoring title four years straight (from 1997–98 to 2000–01).
The Penguins establishment battled monetarily, and the group sought financial protection in 1998. The next year Lemieux changed over long stretches of unpaid compensation to value and turned into a section proprietor of the group. In 2000 he left retirement and turned into the main player-proprietor in the historical backdrop of the NHL before resigning again halfway through the 2005–06 season.
In 2005 another Penguins time started with the drafting of Sidney Crosby, who in 2006–07 was the NHL's driving scorer and, at age 19, turned into the most youthful group skipper in NHL history. In the 2007–08 season Crosby and second-year star Evgeni Malkin drove the Penguins to the Stanley Cup finals, which they lost to the Detroit Red Wings. The accompanying season Malkin drove the NHL in focuses while Crosby completed third. That year the Penguins completed fourth in the Atlantic Division yet progressed again to the Stanley Cup finals, this time crushing the Red Wings in seven diversions.
In the six seasons after the 2009 Stanley Cup win, Pittsburgh stayed a standout amongst the best groups in the NHL, running off an establishment record three straight seasons with at any rate 100 points (a group gets two points for a triumph, one for an additional time misfortune, and none for a guideline misfortune) between 2009–10 and 2011–12 and winning three division titles. In any case, the group neglected to progress past the gathering finals over that range, losing to a lower-seeded group in five of the six postseasons. The group got through in 2015–16, finishing the customary season on a hot streak that extended into the postseason, during which the Penguins caught another Stanley Cup title (over the San Jose Sharks in six amusements). The Penguins counted the second most focuses in the NHL (111) in 2016–17, and in the postseason the group won seven-game arrangement in both the second round and Eastern Conference finals to come back to the Stanley Cup finals, where they confronted the Nashville Predators. The Penguins at that point vanquished the Predators in six amusements, turning into the first NHL group to win back to back Stanley Cups since 1998. Pittsburgh came back to the playoffs in 2018 yet lost in the second round, and in 2019 the group was cleared in its first-round arrangement.