PENS HEADED TO GAME SEVEN

IN GAMES SEVENS

The Penguins have an all-time record of 6-2 in Game Sevens, with a 3-2 mark on the road.

April 25, 2004 (EDSF) – WBS 3 at Bridgeport 2 (OT) – W

May 29, 2004 (ECF) – WBS 2 at Hartford 1 (OT) – W

April 29, 2006 (EDSF) – Bridgeport 4 at WBS 5 – W

May 24, 2008 (ECF) – Portland 2 at WBS 3 – W

May 12, 2009 (EDF) – WBS 0 at Hershey 3 – L

May 12, 2012 (ECSF) – WBS 2 at St. John’s 3 – L

May 22, 2013 (ECSF) – WBS 5 at Providence 0 – W

May 21, 2014 (ECSF) – Providence 4 at WBS 5 – W


WHEN FORCING GAME SEVEN

The Penguins have needed a win in Game Six to force Game Seven four times, and have gone on to win three of those four Game Sevens

2004 EDS vs. Bridgeport – won Game Six, 5-0; won Game Seven, 3-2 (OT)

2008 ECF vs Portland – won Game Six, 4-3 (OT); won Game Seven, 3-2

2012 ECSF vs St. John’s – won Game Six, 4-2; lost Game Seven, 3-2

2013 ECSF vs Providence – won Game Six, 2-1 (OT); won Game Seven, 5-0


WHEN FACING ELIMINATION

The Penguins upped their record when facing elimination to 22-14 with the Game Six win on Friday night over the Bears, and improved to 15-5 on home ice in those situations.


WITH A CHANCE TO ADVANCE

The Penguins have an all-time record of 22-12 in games when they have a chance to clinch a playoff series, including a 7-9 record on the road.


PLAYER NOTES

Tom Kostopoulos tied the team records for assists and points in a game with his four assist, five point effort on Friday night.  He equaled the marks set by Chris Kelleher (1+4=5, April 13, 2001 vs. Syracuse) and Micki DuPont (1+4=5, April 27, 2007 at Norfolk).

Kostopoulos has nine points (4+5) in the second round series against the Bears.  The team record for most points in a series is 11, set by Tim Brent (5+6) in the 2008 East Division Semifinal against Hershey.

Kostopoulos has at least one point in every playoff game this postseason, aside from the Game Two, 2-0 shutout at the hands of Hershey on May 6.

Jake Guentzel posted his fourth multi-point game of the playoffs in Game Six.  As of Saturday morning, Guentzel led the AHL in scoring with 14 points (5+9) in nine games.

Carter Rowney’s three point game (2+1) on Friday night equaled his career playoff mark for points in a game, previously set on April 24, 2014 vs. Syracuse (1+2).  It was also Rowney’s first multi-goal playoff game.

Barry Goers equaled his playoff career high with two assists on Friday.  He previously recorded a pair of assists on April 24, 2014 vs. Syracuse.

Matthias Plachta picked up his first playoff point with an assist on Will O’Neill’s power play goal in the first period.

Defenseman Ethan Prow made his Calder Cup Playoff debut, going scoreless and plus-1.

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