2006–07 Pittsburgh Penguins season

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2006–07 Pittsburgh Penguins
Division 2nd Atlantic
Conference 5th Eastern
2006–07 record 47–24–11
Home record 26–10–5
Road record 21–14–6
Goals for 277
Goals against 246
Team information
General Manager Ray Shero
Coach Michel Therrien
Captain Vacant
Alternate captains Sidney Crosby
Sergei Gonchar
John LeClair (Oct-Dec)
Mark Recchi
Arena Mellon Arena
Team leaders
Goals Sidney Crosby (36)
Assists Sidney Crosby (84)
Points Sidney Crosby (120)
Penalties in minutes Jarkko Ruutu (125)
Plus/minus Jordan Staal (+6)
Wins Marc-Andre Fleury (40)
Goals against average Jocelyn Thibault (2.83)
Marc-Andre Fleury
<2005–06 2007–08>

The Pittsburgh Penguins 2006–07 Season was ripe with potential, as the team featured one of the largest groups of young stars in the National Hockey League. Evgeni Malkin, the second overall pick in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, defected from Russia prior to the season and joined the team. He promptly became the first NHL rookie since 1917 to score goals in each of his first six games. Malkin and second-year phenom Sidney Crosby were joined by 18-year-old Jordan Staal, who made the jump directly from the Ontario Hockey League to the Penguins roster after being drafted second overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. The Penguins also brought back Mark Recchi via free agency, giving Recchi his third stint with the team.

The season was clouded with uncertainty, however, about the Penguins' future in Pittsburgh. After Jim Balsillie had agreed to purchase the franchise for $175 million and to keep it in Pittsburgh, the situation seemed settled. Balsillie's deal fell through, though, in December. Isle of Capri Casinos was next to make a bid to keep the team in Pittsburgh, but their deal was nixed as well. On January 3, 2007, Penguins officials, including Mario Lemieux and other members of the team's ownership group, visited Kansas City, Missouri, to discuss potentials of relocating the team there. Other cities which reportedly have expressed interest in the franchise include Houston, Winnipeg, Portland, and Oklahoma City.[1]

On March 14, 2007, in a joint announcement by Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato, Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, and Mario Lemieux of the Pittsburgh Penguins ownership group, it was made public that an agreement had been reached between the parties. A new state-of-the-art multi-purpose arena (the Consol Energy Center) will be built. This agreement will keep the Penguins in Pittsburgh for another thirty years. Following the announcement of this plan, the Lemieux ownership group announced that they no longer have plans to sell the team.

On January 9, 2007, the NHL announced that Sidney Crosby had been voted by the fans to start at forward in the 2007 All-Star Game in Dallas.[2] Malkin, Staal, and defenceman Ryan Whitney were all invited to All-Star Weekend to play in the YoungStars game.[3]

Regular season[edit]

The Penguins finished the regular season having scored 94 power-play goals, the most in the League. They also had the most power-play opportunities, with 463.[4]

Season standings[edit]

Atlantic Division
No. CR GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 2 New Jersey Devils 82 49 24 9 216 201 107
2 5 Pittsburgh Penguins 82 47 24 11 277 246 105
3 6 New York Rangers 82 42 30 10 242 216 94
4 8 New York Islanders 82 40 30 12 248 240 92
5 15 Philadelphia Flyers 82 22 48 12 214 303 56

[5]

Note: No. = Division rank, CR = Conference rank, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
       Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Eastern Conference[6]
R Div GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 P - Buffalo Sabres NE 82 53 22 7 308 242 113
2 Y - New Jersey Devils AT 82 49 24 9 216 201 107
3 Y - Atlanta Thrashers SE 82 43 28 11 246 201 97
4 X - Ottawa Senators NE 82 48 25 9 288 222 105
5 X - Pittsburgh Penguins AT 82 47 24 11 277 246 105
6 X - New York Rangers AT 82 42 30 10 242 216 94
7 X - Tampa Bay Lightning SE 82 44 33 5 253 261 93
8 X - New York Islanders AT 82 40 30 12 248 240 92
8.5
9 Toronto Maple Leafs NE 82 40 31 11 258 269 91
10 Montreal Canadiens NE 82 42 34 6 245 256 90
11 Carolina Hurricanes SE 82 40 34 8 241 253 88
12 Florida Panthers SE 82 35 31 16 247 257 86
13 Boston Bruins NE 82 35 41 6 219 289 76
14 Washington Capitals SE 82 28 40 14 235 286 70
15 Philadelphia Flyers AT 82 22 48 12 214 303 56
Divisions: AT – Atlantic, NE – Northeast, SE – Southeast

P- Clinched Presidents Trophy; Y- Clinched Division; X- Clinched Playoff spot


Schedule and results[edit]

October[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
1 October 5 Philadelphia 0 – 4 Pittsburgh Fleury 16,957 1–0–0 2
2 October 7 Detroit 2 – 0 Pittsburgh Fleury 15,318 1–1–0 2
3 October 12 Pittsburgh 6 – 5 NY Rangers Fleury 18,200 2–1–0 4
4 October 14 Carolina 5 – 1 Pittsburgh Fleury 14,351 2–2–0 4
5 October 18 New Jersey 2 – 1 Pittsburgh Fleury 17,030 2–3–0 4
6 October 19 Pittsburgh 4 – 3 NY Islanders OT Fleury 10,258 3–3–0 6
7 October 21 Columbus 3 – 5 Pittsburgh Fleury 14,637 4–3–0 8
8 October 24 New Jersey 2 – 4 Pittsburgh Fleury 13,190 5–3–0 10
9 October 28 Pittsburgh 8 – 2 Philadelphia Fleury 19,589 6–3–0 12

November[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
10 November 1 Pittsburgh 4 – 3 Los Angeles OT Fleury 18,118 7–3–0 14
11 November 4 Pittsburgh 2 – 3 San Jose Fleury 17,496 7–4–0 14
12 November 6 Pittsburgh 2 – 3 Anaheim OT Thibault 16,599 7–4–1 15
13 November 8 Tampa Bay 4 – 3 Pittsburgh OT Fleury 14,483 7–4–2 16
14 November 10 Ottawa 6 – 3 Pittsburgh Fleury 17,052 7–5–2 16
15 November 11 Pittsburgh 2 – 6 Carolina Thibault 18,726 7–6–2 16
16 November 13 Philadelphia 2 – 3 Pittsburgh Fleury 13,781 8–6–2 18
17 November 17 Pittsburgh 2 – 4 Buffalo Thibault 18,690 8–7–2 18
18 November 18 NY Rangers 1 – 3 Pittsburgh Fleury 16,737 9–7–2 20
19 November 20 Pittsburgh 5 – 3 Philadelphia Fleury 19,349 10–7–2 22
20 November 22 Boston 4 – 3 Pittsburgh SO Fleury 16,958 10–7–3 23
21 November 24 Pittsburgh 1 – 3 NY Islanders Thibault 15,625 10–8–3 23
22 November 25 NY Rangers 2 – 1 Pittsburgh OT Fleury 17,134 10–8–4 24
23 November 28 NY Islanders 2 – 3 Pittsburgh Fleury 17,082 11–8–4 26

December[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
24 December 1 Pittsburgh 2 – 5 New Jersey Fleury 13,890 11–9–4 26
25 December 2 NY Islanders 5 – 3 Pittsburgh Fleury 17,025 11–10–4 26
26 December 5 Florida 3 – 2 Pittsburgh Thibault 12,511 11–11–4 26
27 December 7 Pittsburgh 2 – 3 NY Rangers SO Fleury 18,200 11–11–5 27
28 December 9 Pittsburgh 4 – 3 Atlanta OT Fleury 18,687 12–11–5 29
29 December 11 Pittsburgh 5 – 4 Washington SO Fleury 14,793 13–11–5 31
30 December 13 Philadelphia 4 – 8 Pittsburgh Fleury 14,150 14–11–5 33
31 December 15 NY Islanders 4 – 7 Pittsburgh Thibault 17,028 15–11–5 35
32 December 16 Pittsburgh 3 – 6 Montreal Fleury 21,263 15–12–5 35
33 December 19 St. Louis 4 – 1 Pittsburgh Fleury 17,017 15–13–5 35
34 December 21 Pittsburgh 3 – 4 Atlanta OT Thibault 17,328 15–13–6 36
35 December 26 Pittsburgh 0 – 3 New Jersey Fleury 16,156 15–14–6 36
36 December 27 Atlanta 4 – 2 Pittsburgh Fleury 17,132 15–15–6 36
37 December 29 Toronto 1 – 4 Pittsburgh Fleury 17,132 16–15–6 38

January[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
38 January 2 Carolina 0 – 3 Pittsburgh Fleury 16,957 17–15–6 40
39 January 5 Pittsburgh 4 – 2 Buffalo Fleury 18,690 18–15–6 42
40 January 7 Tampa Bay 3 – 2 Pittsburgh SO Fleury 17,132 18–15–7 43
41 January 9 Pittsburgh 2 – 3 Tampa Bay Fleury 19,226 18–16–7 43
42 January 10 Pittsburgh 2 – 5 Florida Thibault 16,098 18–17–7 43
43 January 13 Pittsburgh 5 – 3 Philadelphia Fleury 19,587 19–17–7 45
44 January 16 NY Islanders 2 – 5 Pittsburgh Fleury 16,958 20–17–7 47
45 January 18 Pittsburgh 4 – 5 Boston SO Fleury 16,468 20–17–8 48
46 January 20 Toronto 2 – 8 Pittsburgh Fleury 17,132 21–17–8 50
47 January 26 Pittsburgh 4 – 3 Dallas SO Fleury 18,594 22–17–8 52
48 January 27 Pittsburgh 7 – 2 Phoenix Thibault 18,495 23–17–8 54
49 January 30 Florida 3 – 0 Pittsburgh Fleury 15,405 24–17–8 56

February[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
50 February 1 Montreal 4 – 3 Pittsburgh SO Fleury 17,132 25–17–8 58
51 February 3 Washington 0 – 2 Pittsburgh Fleury 17,132 26–17–8 60
52 February 4 Pittsburgh 3 – 4 Montreal OT Fleury 21,273 26–17–9 61
53 February 6 Nashville 1 – 4 Pittsburgh Fleury 16,333 27–17–9 63
54 February 8 Pittsburgh 5 – 4 Philadelphia SO Fleury 19,512 28–17–9 65
55 February 10 Pittsburgh 6 – 5 Toronto OT Fleury 19,620 29–17–9 67
56 February 14 Chicago 4 – 5 Pittsburgh SO Fleury 17,051 30–17–9 69
57 February 16 Pittsburgh 5 – 4 New Jersey Fleury 15,404 31–17–9 71
58 February 18 Washington 2 – 3 Pittsburgh Thibault 17,132 32–17–9 73
59 February 19 Pittsburgh 5 – 6 NY Islanders Fleury 15,472 32–18–9 73
60 February 22 Pittsburgh 2 – 1 Florida OT Thibault 17,102 33–18–9 75
61 February 25 Pittsburgh 1 – 5 Tampa Bay Fleury 21,119 33–19–9 75
62 February 27 New Jersey 1 – 0 Pittsburgh Fleury 17,006 33–20–9 75

March[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
63 March 2 Pittsburgh 4 – 3 NY Rangers SO Fleury 18,200 34–20–9 77
64 March 3 Pittsburgh 2 – 3 Carolina Thibault 18,793 34–21–9 77
65 March 4 Philadelphia 3 – 4 Pittsburgh SO Fleury 17,132 35–21–9 79
66 March 6 Pittsburgh 5 – 4 Ottawa SO Thibault 20,074 36–21–9 81
67 March 8 New Jersey 4 – 3 Pittsburgh SO Fleury 17,132 36–21–10 82
68 March 10 NY Rangers 2 – 3 Pittsburgh OT Fleury 17,132 37–21–10 84
69 March 13 Buffalo 4 – 5 Pittsburgh SO Fleury 17,132 38–21–10 86
70 March 14 Pittsburgh 3 – 0 New Jersey Thibault 14,862 39–21–10 88
71 March 16 Montreal 3 – 6 Pittsburgh Fleury 17,132 40–21–10 90
72 March 18 Ottawa 3 – 4 Pittsburgh SO Fleury 17,132 41–21–10 92
73 March 19 Pittsburgh 1 – 2 NY Rangers Thibault 18,200 41–22–10 92
74 March 22 Pittsburgh 1 – 3 NY Islanders Fleury 14,574 41–23–10 92
75 March 24 Atlanta 1 – 2 Pittsburgh Thibault 17,132 42–23–10 94
76 March 25 Boston 0 – 5 Pittsburgh Fleury 17,132 43–23–10 96
77 March 27 Pittsburgh 4 – 3 Washington Fleury 18,277 44–23–10 98
78 March 29 Pittsburgh 4 – 2 Boston Fleury 17,095 45–23–10 100
79 March 31 Pittsburgh 4 – 5 Toronto OT Fleury 19,649 45–23–11 101

April[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
80 April 3 Buffalo 4 – 1 Pittsburgh Fleury 17,132 45–24–11 101
81 April 5 Pittsburgh 3 – 2 Ottawa Fleury 20,064 46–24–11 103
82 April 7 NY Rangers 1 – 2 Pittsburgh Fleury 17,132 47–24–11 105
  • Green background indicates win.
  • Red background indicates regulation loss.
  • White background indicates overtime/shootout loss.

Playoffs[edit]

The Pittsburgh Penguins ended the 2006–07 regular season as the Eastern Conference's fifth seed. They lost to the Ottawa Senators in five games, in the conference quarter-finals. They would sweep the Senators in the playoffs the following season.

  • Green background indicates win.
  • Red indicates loss.
2007 Stanley Cup Playoffs
Eastern Conference Quarter-finals vs #4 Ottawa: 1–4 (Home: 0–2 ; Road: 1–2)
# Date Visitor Score Home Decision Attendance Series Recap
1 April 11 Pittsburgh 3 – 6 Ottawa Fleury 19,611 0–1 [1]
2 April 14 Pittsburgh 4 – 3 Ottawa Fleury 20,133 1–1 [2]
3 April 15 Ottawa 4 – 2 Pittsburgh Fleury 17,132 1–2 [3]
4 April 17 Ottawa 2 – 1 Pittsburgh Fleury 17,132 1–3 [4]
5 April 19 Pittsburgh 0 – 3 Ottawa Fleury 20,179 1–4 [5]

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters
Goaltenders
Regular Season
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Fleury, Marc-AndreMarc-Andre Fleury 67 65 3905 40 16 9 184 2.83 1954 .906 5 0 3 4
Thibault, JocelynJocelyn Thibault 22 17 1101 7 8 2 52 2.83 572 .909 1 0 0 0
Totals 82 5006 47 24 11 236 2.83 2526 .907 6 0 3 4
Playoffs
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Fleury, Marc-AndreMarc-Andre Fleury 5 5 286 1 4 0 18 3.76 150 .880 0 0 0 0
Thibault, JocelynJocelyn Thibault 1 0 8 0 0 0 0 0.00 1 1.00 0 0 0 0
Totals 5 294 1 4 0 18 3.67 151 .881 0 0 0 0

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

Transactions[edit]

The Penguins were involved in the following transactions during the 2006–07 season:[7]

Trades[edit]

June 24, 2006 To Florida Panthers:
2006 fourth-round pick (#116–Derrick Lapoint)
To Pittsburgh Penguins:
2007 fourth-round pick (#101–Matt Rust)
July 19, 2006[8] To Nashville Predators:
2007 third-round pick (#81–Ryan Thang)
To Pittsburgh Penguins:
Libor Pivko
Dominic Moore
July 20, 2006[9] To San Jose Sharks:
2007 second-round pick (#41–Kevin Marshall)
To Pittsburgh Penguins:
Nils Ekman
Patrick Ehelechner
December 19, 2006 To Boston Bruins:
Future considerations
To Pittsburgh Penguins:
Wade Brookbank
February 27, 2007[10] To Minnesota Wild:
Dominic Moore
To Pittsburgh Penguins:
2007 third-round pick (#80–Casey Pierro-Zabotel)
February 27, 2007[10] To Phoenix Coyotes:
Daniel Carcillo
2008 third-round pick (#90–Tomas Kundratek)
To Pittsburgh Penguins:
Georges Laraque
February 27, 2007[10] To Florida Panthers:
2007 fourth-round pick (#101–Matt Rust)
To Pittsburgh Penguins:
Joel Kwiatkowski
February 27, 2007[10] To San Jose Sharks:
2007 seventh-round pick (#201–Justin Braun)
To Pittsburgh Penguins:
Nolan Schaefer
February 27, 2007[10] To Florida Panthers:
Noah Welch
To Pittsburgh Penguins:
Gary Roberts

Player signings[edit]

Player Date Contract terms
Colby Armstrong[22] July 21, 2006 1-year contract
Brooks Orpik[23] July 23, 2006 2-year contract
Ryan Malone[24] July 28, 2006 2-year/$2.75M contract
Dominic Moore[25] August 1, 2006 2-year contract
Alain Nasreddine[26] August 2, 2006 1-year contract
Libor Pivko[27] August 2, 2006 1-year contract
Marc-Andre Fleury[28] August 5, 2006 2-year contract
Evgeni Malkin[29] September 5, 2006 3-year contract
Jordan Staal[30] October 2, 2006 3-year entry level contract
Kris Letang[30] October 2, 2006 3-year entry level contract
Mark Letestu March 22, 2007 2-year contract
Aaron Boogaard[31] April 23, 2007 3-year contract entry level contract
Jonathan D'Aversa May 25, 2007 3-year contract
Tim Wallace May 29, 2007 2-year contract
Connor James June 19, 2007 1-year contract

Other[edit]

Player Date Details
Andre Savard[32] July 3, 2006 Hired as assistant coach
Chuck Fletcher July 14, 2006 Hired as assistant GM
Eddie Johnston July 14, 2006 Hired as senior adviser of hockey operations
Gilles Meloche[33] July 26, 2006 Hired as goaltending coach
Bill O'Flaherty[34] August 24, 2006 Hired as pro scout
Chris Stewart[35] August 24, 2006 Hired as athletic trainer
Dan MacKinnon[34] August 24, 2006 Hired as pro scout
Jay Heinbuck[34] August 24, 2006 Hired as director of amateur scouting
Jim Madigan[34] August 24, 2006 Hired as amateur scout
Patrik Allvin[34] August 24, 2006 Hired as European scout
Scott Adams[35] August 24, 2006 Hired as assistant athletic trainer
Travis Ramsay[35] August 24, 2006 Hired as video coordinator
Gabriel Bouthillette[36] September 12, 2006 Released
Jeff Kryzakos[36] September 12, 2006 Released
Jim Balsillie[37] October 5, 2006 Signed a purchase agreement to buy the team
John LeClair[38] November 30, 2006 Waived
John LeClair[39] December 14, 2006 Released
David Morehouse April 4, 2007 Hired as president
Ron Porter June 4, 2007 Hired as senior consultant

Roster[edit]

2006–07 Pittsburgh Penguins Roster

Goaltenders:

29 – Fleury 41 – Thibault 

Defensemen

2 – Melichar 3 – Eaton 5 – Scuderi 6 – Kwiatkowski 19 – Whitney 32 – Nasreddine 33 – Cairns 44 – Orpik 55 – Gonchar 

Forwards

7 – Ouellet 8 – Recchi 10 – Roberts 11 – Staal 12 – Malone 16 – Christensen 20 – Armstrong 22 – Thorburn 25 – Talbot 26 – Petrovicky 27 – Laraque 28 – Ekman 37 – Ruutu 71 – Malkin 87 – Crosby 

General ManagerRay Shero •  CoachMichel Therrien

Draft picks[edit]

Pittsburgh's picks at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft in Vancouver, British Columbia.[40] The Penguins had the second overall draft pick, making the fourth consecutive draft the team had a pick in the top two: they had the first overall pick in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft (Marc-Andre Fleury), the second overall pick in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft (Evgeni Malkin) and the first overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft (Sidney Crosby).

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 2 Jordan Staal Center  Canada Peterborough Petes (OHL)
2 32 Carl Sneep Defence  United States Brainerd (USHS-MN)
3 65 Brian Strait Defence  United States US National Team Development Program (NAHL)
5 125 Chad Johnson Goaltender  Canada University of Alaska Fairbanks (NCAA)
7 185 Timo Seppanen Defence  Finland HIFK (SM-liiga)
Draft notes[41]
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins' fourth-round pick went to the Chicago Blackhawks as the result of an August 10, 2005 trade that sent Jocelyn Thibault to the Penguins in exchange for this pick.[42]
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins' sixth-round pick went to the Florida Panthers as the result of a January 18, 2006 trade that sent Eric Cairns to the Penguins in exchange for this pick.[43]

Farm teams[edit]

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins[edit]

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins are Pittsburgh's top affiliate in the AHL for the 2006–07 season.

Wheeling Nailers[edit]

The Wheeling Nailers are Pittsburgh's ECHL affiliate for the 2006–07 season.

External links[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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