2011–12 Pittsburgh Penguins season
|2011–12 Pittsburgh Penguins|
|General Manager||Ray Shero|
|Alternate captains||Evgeni Malkin
|Arena||Consol Energy Center|
|Goals||Evgeni Malkin (50)|
|Assists||Evgeni Malkin (59)|
|Points||Evgeni Malkin (109)|
|Penalties in minutes||James Neal (87)|
|Plus/minus||Kris Letang (+21)|
|Wins||Marc-Andre Fleury (42)|
|Goals against average||Marc-Andre Fleury (2.36)|
The 2011–12 Pittsburgh Penguins season was the franchise’s 45th season in the National Hockey League (NHL). The Penguins, lead by head coach Dan Bylsma, would start the season without captain center Sidney Crosby. The team still managed a 51–25–6 record, an East-best 29 home wins, and their 108 points second-best in the Eastern Conference. In February, the team began the league's longest season winning streak and also saw the return of Crosby after missing more than 40 games with concussion like symptoms, before they saw the streak end in March at 11 games. Center Evgeni Malkin was able to play in 75 games despite difficulties associated with recent knee surgery and recorded his greatest goal tally in a season (50) on the way to winning his second Art Ross Trophy. Marc-Andre Fleury tied a franchise record for goalie wins (226) in a victory against the Atlantic division winning-New York Rangers. The four-seed Penguins would see their playoff run end to the same team which halted their regular season winning streak, the Philadelphia Flyers, losing the first three games before perishing in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
On April 27, Malkin was one of three finalists for the Hart Memorial Trophy, marking his third-career nomination for the award. On June 20 Malkin finished first in votes for the Hart Trophy, earning his first career MVP award.
- 1 Pre-season
- 2 Regular season
- 3 Standings
- 4 Stanley Cup playoffs
- 5 Player statistics
- 6 Notable achievements
- 7 Personnel
- 8 Transactions
- 9 Draft picks
- 10 See also
- 11 References
|1||z – New York Rangers||82||51||24||7||47||226||187||109|
|4||New Jersey Devils||82||48||28||6||36||228||209||102|
|5||New York Islanders||82||34||37||11||27||203||255||79|
|1||z – New York Rangers||AT||82||51||24||7||47||226||187||109|
|2||y – Boston Bruins||NE||82||49||29||4||40||269||202||102|
|3||y – Florida Panthers||SE||82||38||26||18||32||203||227||94|
|6||New Jersey Devils||AT||82||48||28||6||36||228||209||102|
|10||Tampa Bay Lightning||SE||82||38||36||8||35||235||281||84|
|13||Toronto Maple Leafs||NE||82||35||37||10||31||231||264||80|
|14||New York Islanders||AT||82||34||37||11||27||203||255||79|
Divisions: AT – Atlantic, NE – Northeast, SE – Southeast
bold - qualified for playoffs, y – Clinched division, z – Clinched conference (and division)
Stanley Cup playoffs
The Pittsburgh Penguins qualified for the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the sixth consecutive season, but lost in six games to the Philadelphia Flyers.
|2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs|
|Legend:= Win = Loss = Playoff series win Bold = Game Winning Goal|
|Fleury, Marc-AndreMarc-Andre Fleury||67||64||3896||42||17||4||6||153||2.36||1768||1615||0.913||3||0||2||4|
|Johnson, BrentBrent Johnson||16||14||811||6||7||2||1||42||3.11||359||317||0.883||0||0||0||0|
|Thiessen, BradBrad Thiessen||5||4||258||3||1||0||0||16||3.72||113||97||0.858||0||0||0||0|
|Fleury, Marc-AndreMarc-Andre Fleury||6||6||337||2||4||N/A||2||26||4.63||157||131||0.834||0||0||1||0|
|Johnson, BrentBrent Johnson||1||0||20||0||0||N/A||0||2||6.00||6||4||0.667||0||0||0||0|
†Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Penguins. Stats reflect time with Penguins only.
‡Traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with Penguins only.
Awarded on April 5, 2012
|Baz Bastien Memorial Award||Presented by the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association to the player who the local media of the PHWA want to acknowledge for his cooperation throughout the year. The award is presented in memory of the late Aldege “Baz” Bastien, Penguins general manager from 1976–83.
Sponsor: UPMC Sports Medicine
|Matt Cooke||Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy nominee||The Pittsburgh Chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association votes for the Penguins’ Masterton nominee. Each NHL team selects a Masterton candidate from which the overall winner is chosen. The Masterton candidate is nominated as the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.
Sponsor: Trib Total Media
|Evgeni Malkin||A. T. Caggiano Memorial Booster Club Cup||Presented in memory of A.T. Caggiano, long-time Penguins’ locker room attendant & Booster Club supporter, the award is presented by Penguins Booster Club members, who vote for the three stars after every home game and tally votes at the end of the regular season.|
|Brooks Orpik||Player's Player Award||The players hold a vote at the end of the season for the player they feel exemplifies leadership for the team, both on and off the ice, a player dedicated to teamwork.
Sponsor: Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
|Evgeni Malkin||Edward J. DeBartolo Award||The award recognizes the player who has donated a tremendous amount of time and effort during the season working on community and charity projects.
Sponsor: Verizon Wireless
|Defensive Player of the Year||This award honors the defensive skills of an individual player on the team.
Sponsor: PNC Wealth Management
|Evgeni Malkin||Most Valuable Player||Based on the overall contribution the player makes to the team.
Sponsor: CONSOL Energy
|Pittsburgh Penguins 2011–12 Final Roster|
|Pittsburgh Penguins 2011–12 Staff|
The Penguins have been involved in the following transactions during the 2011–12 season:
|November 8, 2011||To Columbus Blue Jackets:
4th-round pick in 2012
|June 4, 2012||To Washington Capitals:
7th-round pick in 2012
Claimed via waivers
Lost via waivers
|Round||Pick #||Player||Position||Nationality||College/junior/club team (league)|
|1||23||Joe Morrow||Defense||Canada||Portland Winterhawks (WHL)|
|2||54||Scott Harrington||Defense||Canada||London Knights (OHL)|
|5||144||Dominik Uher||Center||Czech Republic||Spokane Chiefs (WHL)|
|6||174||Josh Archibald||Wing||Canada||Brainerd High School, Minnesota|
|7||209[a]||Scott Wilson||Center||Canada||Georgetown Raiders (OJHL)|
- Draft notes
- The Penguins' third-round pick went to the Phoenix Coyotes as the result of a trade on June 7, 2011 that sent Ilya Bryzgalov to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for Matt Clackson, future considerations and this conditional pick. The condition – Philadelphia signs Bryzgalov before the start of the third round of the draft – was converted on June 23, 2011. Philadelphia previously acquired the pick as the result of a trade on June 25, 2010 that sent Dan Hamhuis to Pittsburgh in exchange for this pick.
- The Penguins' fourth-round pick went to the Edmonton Oilers as the result of a trade on January 17, 2009 that sent Mathieu Garon to Pittsburgh in exchange for Dany Sabourin, Ryan Stone and this pick.
- The Penguins' seventh-round pick went to the Ottawa Senators as the result of a February 24, 2011 trade that sent Alexei Kovalev to the Penguins in exchange for this pick, the specific pick being conditional at the time of the trade. The condition – Pittsburgh does not advance to the 2011 Eastern Conference semifinals – was converted on April 27, 2011.
- a The San Jose Sharks' seventh-round pick went to the Penguins as the result of a trade on June 26, 2010 that sent a seventh-round pick in 2010 to San Jose in exchange for this pick.
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- Crosby, Schneider and Elliott named 'Three Stars'
- Spezza, Rinne, Malkin named NHL's 'Three Stars'
- Malkin, Stamkos, Sedin grab monthly honors
- Anderson, Stalberg, Malkin named NHL's Three Stars
- Stars of the Week: Malkin, Hartnell, Nabokov
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- January's Three Stars: Tavares, Malkin, Rinne
- Smith, Malkin, Perron are NHL's Three Stars
- Malkin, Miller, Ovechkin named week's Three Stars
- Flyers' Bryzgalov earns First Star for March
- Smith, Stamkos and Crosby earn Three Star honors
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- "Flyers Sign C Max Talbot". Flyers.nhl.com. November 3, 2011. Retrieved November 8, 2011.
- "Oilers agree to terms with Potter". Oilers.nhl.com. Retrieved November 8, 2011.
- "Blues Sign Prospect Brett Sterling". Blues.nhl.com. November 4, 2011. Retrieved November 8, 2011.
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- "Mattias Modig har skrivit på!" (in Swedish).
- Penguins Claim Forward Cal O’Reilly Off Re-Entry Waivers
- "Wild Claims Nick Johnson Off Waivers". Wild.nhl.com. April 28, 2010. Retrieved November 8, 2011.
- "Penguins Sign Forward Nick Johnson". Penguins.nhl.com. November 3, 2011. Retrieved November 8, 2011.
- "Pens Re-Sign Forward Craig Adams". Penguins.nhl.com. Retrieved November 8, 2011.
- "Pens Re-Sign Forward Ryan Craig". Penguins.nhl.com. Retrieved November 8, 2011.
- "Penguins Re-Sign Forward Pascal Dupuis". Penguins.nhl.com. Retrieved November 8, 2011.
- "Penguins Agree to Terms with Forward Arron Asham". Penguins.nhl.com. Retrieved November 8, 2011.
- "Penguins Re-Sign Forward Tyler Kennedy". Penguins.nhl.com. November 3, 2011. Retrieved November 8, 2011.
- "Penguins Re-Sign Goaltender Brad Thiessen". Penguins.nhl.com. Retrieved November 8, 2011.
- "Penguins Re-Sign Forward Dustin Jeffrey". Penguins.nhl.com. November 3, 2011. Retrieved November 8, 2011.
- "Penguins Sign Second-Round Draft Pick Scott Harrington". Penguins.nhl.com. Retrieved November 8, 2011.
- "Penguins Sign First-Round Draft Pick Joseph Morrow". Penguins.nhl.com. November 3, 2011. Retrieved November 8, 2011.
- "Penguins Re-Sign Forward Chris Kunitz". Penguins.nhl.com. Retrieved November 8, 2011.
- "Penguins Re-Sign Forward Joe Vitale to a Two-Year Contract Extension". Penguins.nhl.com. Retrieved February 3, 2012.
- "Penguins Re-Sign Forward James Neal to a Six-Year Contract Extension". Penguins.nhl.com. Retrieved February 19, 2012.
- "Penguins Sign 2010 First-Round Draft Pick Beau Bennett". Penguins.nhl.com. April 13, 2012. Retrieved April 13, 2012.
- "Penguins Sign Defenseman Reid McNeill to a Three-Year Entry-Level Contract". Penguins.nhl.com. May 15, 2012. Retrieved May 16, 2012.
- "Penguins Sign Forward Dominik Uher". Penguins.nhl.com. Retrieved June 1, 2012.
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- "Pens Acquire Goaltender Mathieu Garon". penguins.nhl.com. Jan 17, 2009. Archived from the original on June 1, 2009. Retrieved June 25, 2011.
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