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2018–19 Pittsburgh Penguins season

The 2018–19 Pittsburgh Penguins season was the 52nd season for the National Hockey League team that was established on June 5, 1967.[2] The Penguins clinched a playoff spot on April 4, 2019, after a 4–1 win against the Detroit Red Wings.[3]

2018–19 Pittsburgh Penguins
Division3rd Metropolitan
Conference6th Eastern
2018–19 record44–26–12
Home record23–14–4
Road record21–12–8
Goals for273
Goals against241
Team information
General ManagerJim Rutherford
CoachMike Sullivan
CaptainSidney Crosby
Alternate captainsKris Letang
Evgeni Malkin
ArenaPPG Paints Arena
Average attendance18,552 (100.9%)[1]
(23 games)
Minor league affiliate(s)Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL)
Wheeling Nailers (ECHL)
Team leaders
GoalsJake Guentzel (40)
AssistsSidney Crosby (65)
PointsSidney Crosby (100)
Penalty minutesEvgeni Malkin (89)
Plus/minusBrian Dumoulin (+31)
WinsMatt Murray (29)
Goals against averageMatt Murray (2.69)

The Penguins qualified for the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs, where they were swept in the first round by the New York Islanders.

Contents

StandingsEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

Metropolitan Division
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – Washington Capitals 82 48 26 8 44 278 249 +29 104
2 x – New York Islanders 82 48 27 7 43 228 196 +32 103
3 x – Pittsburgh Penguins 82 44 26 12 42 273 241 +32 100
4 x – Carolina Hurricanes 82 46 29 7 44 245 223 +22 99
5 x – Columbus Blue Jackets 82 47 31 4 45 258 232 +26 98
6 Philadelphia Flyers 82 37 37 8 34 244 281 −37 82
7 New York Rangers 82 32 36 14 26 227 272 −45 78
8 New Jersey Devils 82 31 41 10 28 222 275 −53 72
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.

Conference standingsEdit

Top 3 (Metropolitan Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – Washington Capitals 82 48 26 8 44 278 249 +29 104
2 x – New York Islanders 82 48 27 7 43 228 196 +32 103
3 x – Pittsburgh Penguins 82 44 26 12 42 273 241 +32 100
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.
Top 3 (Atlantic Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 p – Tampa Bay Lightning 82 62 16 4 56 325 222 +103 128
2 x – Boston Bruins 82 49 24 9 47 259 215 +44 107
3 x – Toronto Maple Leafs 82 46 28 8 46 286 251 +35 100
Source: National Hockey League
p – Clinched Presidents' Trophy; x – Clinched playoff spot.
Eastern Conference Wild Card
Pos Div Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 ME x – Carolina Hurricanes 82 46 29 7 44 245 223 +22 99
2 ME x – Columbus Blue Jackets 82 47 31 4 45 258 232 +26 98
3 AT Montreal Canadiens 82 44 30 8 41 249 236 +13 96
4 AT Florida Panthers 82 36 32 14 33 267 280 −13 86
5 ME Philadelphia Flyers 82 37 37 8 34 244 281 −37 82
6 ME New York Rangers 82 32 36 14 26 227 272 −45 78
7 AT Buffalo Sabres 82 33 39 10 28 226 271 −45 76
8 AT Detroit Red Wings 82 32 40 10 29 227 277 −50 74
9 ME New Jersey Devils 82 31 41 10 28 222 275 −53 72
10 AT Ottawa Senators 82 29 47 6 29 242 302 −60 64
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot.

Schedule and resultsEdit

PreseasonEdit

The preseason schedule was released on June 15, 2018.[4]

Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = OT/SO Loss

Regular seasonEdit

The regular season schedule was published on June 21, 2018.[5]

2018–19 game log
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = OT/SO Loss

Detailed recordsEdit

Final[6]

Eastern Conference
Atlantic GP W L OT SHOTS GF GA PP PK FO W–L
Boston Bruins 3 2 0 1 102–129 10 7 2–8 1–7 94–104
Buffalo Sabres 3 1 0 2 112–96 12 9 5–10 1–7 106–78
Detroit Red Wings 3 2 1 0 126–89 10 7 4–9 2–4 101–81
Florida Panthers 3 2 0 1 99–113 10 6 1–9 2–10 86–85
Montreal Canadiens 3 1 1 1 75–108 9 10 2–8 1–12 104–97
Ottawa Senators 3 1 1 1 108–94 10 11 1–8 3–10 94–85
Tampa Bay Lightning 3 1 2 0 85–95 11 11 2–8 5–10 95–104
Toronto Maple Leafs 3 1 2 0 99–104 5 8 2–8 1–6 85–111
Division total 24 11 7 6 806–826 77 69 19–68 16–66 765–745
Metropolitan GP W L OT SHOTS GF GA PP PK FO W–L
Carolina Hurricanes 4 2 1 1 121–148 8 8 0–6 1–10 123–126
Columbus Blue Jackets 4 3 1 0 123–120 13 8 1–11 1–10 98–129
New Jersey Devils 4 1 3 0 135–142 10 18 2–13 4–13 126–128
New York Islanders 4 2 1 1 121–101 12 12 3–14 1–12 123–103
New York Rangers 4 3 0 1 141–139 21 13 3–13 2–8 127–112
Philadelphia Flyers 4 1 1 2 145–152 10 11 0–6 2–13 101–128
Pittsburgh Penguins
Washington Capitals 4 3 1 0 143–131 15 12 6–17 2–15 134–110
Division total 28 15 8 5 929–933 89 82 15–80 13–81 832–836
Conference total 52 26 15 11 1736–1759 166 151 34–148 29–147 1597–1581
Western Conference
Central GP W L OT SHOTS GF GA PP PK FO W–L
Chicago Blackhawks 2 0 2 0 77–60 6 11 0–5 2–5 58–54
Colorado Avalanche 2 1 1 0 57–71 9 9 2–7 1–4 62–57
Dallas Stars 2 2 0 0 60–50 8 3 2–4 0–5 48–54
Minnesota Wild 2 2 0 0 69–74 5 3 1–4 1–3 63–54
Nashville Predators 2 1 1 0 76–55 3 4 0–6 1–5 66–50
St. Louis Blues 2 1 1 0 71–57 7 6 4–8 1–4 61–56
Winnipeg Jets 2 2 0 0 63–60 8 3 1–4 0–3 54–64
Division total 14 9 5 0 473–427 46 39 10–38 6–29 422–389
Pacific GP W L OT SHOTS GF GA PP PK FO W–L
Anaheim Ducks 2 1 1 0 66–61 9 8 2–7 1–4 42–56
Arizona Coyotes 2 2 0 0 67–72 7 2 2–6 1–8 73–57
Calgary Flames 2 1 1 0 74–70 13 6 5–6 1–6 61–61
Edmonton Oilers 2 2 0 0 65–85 9 6 1–4 2–7 60–64
Los Angeles Kings 2 1 1 0 76–66 6 8 2–7 2–6 49–57
San Jose Sharks 2 0 2 0 50–62 2 9 0–4 3–8 54–51
Vancouver Canucks 2 1 0 1 63–55 7 3 0–5 0–3 67–50
Vegas Golden Knights 2 1 1 0 59–72 7 9 0–3 1–4 67–60
Division total 16 9 6 1 520–543 60 51 12–42 11–46 473–456
Conference total 30 18 11 1 993–970 106 90 22–80 17–75 885–845
NHL total 82 44 26 12 2828–2729 272 241 56–228 46–222 2482–2426

PlayoffsEdit

The Penguins will face the New York Islanders in the First Round of the playoffs.[7]

Game logEdit

2019 Stanley Cup playoffs
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Playoff series win

Player statisticsEdit

Final[8]

SkatersEdit

GoaltendersEdit

Regular season
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Matt Murray 50 50 2,880:14 29 14 6 129 2.69 1594 .919 4 0 0 4
Casey DeSmith 36 30 1,943:33 15 11 5 89 2.75 1060 .916 3 0 0 2
Tristan Jarry 2 2 120:03 0 1 1 7 3.50 62 .887 0 0 0 0
Total 82 4,943:50 44 26 12 225 2.73 2716 0.917 7 0 0 6
Playoffs
Player GP GS TOI W L GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Matt Murray 4 4 238:44 0 4 12 3.02 127 .906 0 0 0 0
Total 4 238:44 0 4 12 3.02 127 .906 0 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Penguins. Stats reflect time with the Penguins only.
Denotes player was traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with the Penguins only.
Bold/italics denotes franchise record.

Awards and honoursEdit

MilestonesEdit

TransactionsEdit

The Penguins have been involved in the following transactions during the 2018–19 season.