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One of the most popular teams throughout the NHL, the Pittsburgh Penguins have developed a strong following with their team success and well-recognised logo. Have the chance to see the famous franchise play in person by getting your Pittsburgh Penguins tickets on StubHub today. Have tickets and won't be able to make it to the game? Selling your Pittsburgh Penguins tickets on StubHub will only take a few clicks.
Early struggles faded quickly
Joining the NHL in 1967 as part of the expansion that included the Los Angeles Kings and Philadelphia Flyers, the Penguins struggled in their early years to attract fans and fill stadiums, in large part because of their limited on-ice success. The club also suffered heartache when in 1970, a young member of the team named Michel Briere was involved in a fatal car crash that would sadly take his life. The fortunes of the Penguins did however change in 1984, when they drafted Canadian Mario Lemieux with the first overall selection. The team shot to prominence during the 1990 season when, loaded with offensive prowess and an attacking style of play, they qualified for the Stanley Cup finals against the Minnesota North Stars. The Penguins would win the finals series and clinch the franchise's first championship, highlighted by a dominant 8-0 win in what was to be the deciding Game 6. The team returned the next season to claim a second consecutive title, this time in a series sweep against the Chicago Blackhawks. The Penguins were able to develop their fan base and following even further when in 2016 and 2017, the team completed another back-to-back championship run. Grab Pittsburgh Penguins tickets to be a part of the crowd and incredible atmosphere!
The magnificent Mario Lemieux
Lemieux was one of the most highly touted players to enter the draft in many years. When the Penguins secured his services, the city of Pittsburgh started to breathe with a new level of optimism. In only his first season, Lemieux displayed that there was reason for this hope as he was judged the best first year player and awarded the Calder Memorial Trophy. Leading the Penguins with his goal scoring and dynamic playmaking, he captained the team as they won consecutive Stanley Cups in 1990 and 1991. Lemieux's hockey career and life were thrown a curveball when in 1993, he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma. This led to him undergoing radiation treatment and being unable to play during the 1994-95 season. Miraculously, he returned to the ice the next season to score 69 goals and claim the league's most valuable player award. Lemieux's bravery endeared him to fans across the league and he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1997.
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