About the Pittsburgh Penguins
Pittsburgh Penguins Tickets
While not a member of the Original Six, the Pittsburgh Penguins have long been one of the most successful teams in the NHL. The franchise has been fortunate to have had some of the brightest stars in the history of the game don its black and gold jerseys. Those stars have also helped to ensure that the Penguins have a trophy case that’s starting to run out of space.
Worth the Wait
After joining the NHL as one of six expansion teams for the 1967-68 season, it took the Penguins a little while to find their footing. They made the playoffs just twice in their first seven years as a franchise. The Penguins also won just four playoff series in their first 23 seasons, never advancing further than the second round.
However, during the 1990s, the Penguins arrived in a big way. After failing to make the playoffs in seven of the last eight years, Pittsburgh won the Stanley Cup in both 1991 and 1992. The team then earned their first-ever Presidents’ Trophy for the best regular-season record during the 1992-93 campaign. Those years kicked off a stretch of 11-consecutive playoff appearances, led by one of the all-time dynamic duos in hockey history: Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr.
The Next Generation
Between his three separate stints playing for the Penguins, Lemieux became the owner of the team in 1999. Not only did that lead to him playing a few more years for the Penguins, but it also put him in a position to serve as a mentor to Sidney Crosby when Pittsburgh selected him with the top pick in the 2005 draft.
As many expected, Crosby became hockey’s next great superstar, helping the Penguins win the Stanley Cup trophy in 2009 and then earn back-to-back titles in 2016 and 2017. It was the first time since the NHL instituted salary cap that a team won two straight championships. With five Stanley Cup wins, the Penguins are now tied with Edmonton for the most by any team outside of the Original Six.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do the Penguins play?
In 2010, the Penguins said goodbye to the Civic Arena in downtown Pittsburgh – aptly nicknamed "The Igloo" – and moved into their current home, PPG Paints Arena. Originally known as the Consol Energy Center, the arena is the first in the NHL to be gold-certified for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). PPG Paints Arena is located east of downtown Pittsburgh and also hosts the intra-city college basketball rivalry game between the Pitt Panthers and Duquesne Dukes.
When do Penguins tickets go on sale?
Penguins tickets go on sale before the NHL begins its regular season. In fact, cheap Pittsburgh Penguins tickets to games played at PPG Paints Arena are available months in advance, as are Penguins tickets for away games. In other words, there’s no rush to check the Pittsburgh Penguins schedule. Just grab tickets whenever you’ve got the itch.
Is it better to buy Penguins tickets in advance?
With Penguins tickets being available so far ahead of time, it’s easy to buy tickets whenever you want to – but there’s little need to plan ahead. You can often get cheap last-minute tickets to Pittburgh Penguins’ games by waiting to make your purchase until the very last minute. As game day gets closer and sellers drop their prices, fans reap the benefits.
What’s the best way to buy cheap Penguins tickets?
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