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Pens by the Numbers: Postseason Edition

.910: Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury’s career playoff save percentage, in 69 appearances.

3: Number of Stanley Cups won by the Penguins since their establishment in 1967, in 4 total Stanley Cup Final appearances (wins in 1991, 1992, and 2009; loss in 2008).

6: Number of consecutive seasons the Pens have qualified for postseason play, including the 2011-12 season.

6: Largest margin of defeat on home ice in playoff history, in an 8-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference quarterfinal on 4/23/11.

6: Total number of penalty shots attempted by the Pens in their playoff history. The most recent was attempted by Chris Conner on 4/25/11 at Tampa Bay.photo by Chuck LeClaire

8: Total playoff series the Pens have played against the Washington Capitals, the opponent they’ve faced most frequently in the postseason. The last series was the 2009 Conference semifinal, which the Pens took 4-3 on their way to the third franchise Stanley Cup. The Penguins have won seven of the eight series.

9.7: RW Craig Adams’ career postseason shooting percentage in 73 games played (6 goals/62 shots).

11: Most consecutive years that the Penguins have competed in postseason play, from 1991 to 2001.

11.6: C Jordan Staal’s career postseason shooting percentage in 67 games played.

14: Most consecutive playoff wins by the Penguins, from 5/9/92 to 4/29/93. This still stands as the NHL record.

16: Number of players from the 2009 Stanley Cup winning team still involved with the Penguins organization, including Bill Guerin (now Player Development Coach).

20: Total number of goals scored by the Penguins in the 2009 Eastern Conference Final. The Pens swept the series against the Carolina Hurricanes in 4 games.

22: C Sidney Crosby’s plus/minus rating in 62 career playoff games.

27: Jordan Staal’s career postseason point total. In five playoff runs with the Penguins, he has played 67 games and tallied 17 goals and 10 assists. He currently sits in 15th place on Pittsburgh’s all-time playoff scoring list.

28.6: Average age of the current active Penguins roster.

29: C Evgeni Malkin’s career postseason goal count. This number ranks 6th on the franchise playoff scoring list.photo by Chuck LeClaire

30: Sidney Crosby’s career postseason goal count. This number ranks 5th on the franchise playoff scoring list, behind Mario Lemieux, Jaromir Jagr, Kevin Stevens and Ron Francis.

32: Total saves in Marc-Andre Fleury’s most recent playoff shutout, a 3-0 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference quarterfinal on 4/13/11. His 5 postseason shutouts rank 2nd on the franchise list, behind Tom Barrasso’s 6.

36: Evgeni Malkin’s career-high postseason point total in the 2009 playoffs. He won the Conn-Smythe trophy as playoff MVP.

41: Total postseason wins collected by goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, placing him 2nd on the franchise list behind Tom Barrasso (56).

44: Number of games Dan Bylsma has coached in the playoffs, placing him first on the franchise list. This translates to 7 series, with a game record of 26-18.

42: Point total of LW Chris Kunitz in 78 career playoff games (10 goals, 32 assists).

73: Evgeni Malkin’s career postseason point total. He ranks 6th on the franchise list..

76: Playoff games played in LW Matt Cooke’s NHL career. In this span, he has 25 points and 78 PIMs.

82: Sidney Crosby’s career postseason point total. He ranks 5th on the franchise list, behind Mario Lemieux, Kevin Stevens, Jaromir Jagr and Ron Francis.

104: Evgeni Malkin’s shot total in the 2009 playoffs.

photo by Chuck LeClaire119: D Kris Letang’s career playoff shot total (9 goals, 7.6%).

147: Total shots taken by RW Pascal Dupuis in 76 career playoff games. His shooting percentage is 6.8.

191: D Deryk Engelland’s current NHL career PIM total. He will likely make his NHL playoff debut with the Penguins this year.

277: Total postseason games played by the Pittsburgh Penguins. The franchise record is 150-127.

686: Marc-Andre Fleury’s total saves in the 2009 playoffs. His career playoff total is 1,953.

18,560: Average attendance (at the time of writing) for Penguins home games in the 2011-2012 season (102.6% – 4th of all NHL teams).

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