Pittsburgh Penguins History: Seasons with the Most Goals Allowed

Pittsburgh Penguins, Tom Barrasso. (Photo by Graig Abel/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Penguins, Tom Barrasso. (Photo by Graig Abel/Getty Images) /

Here’s a look at Pittsburgh Penguins seasons with the most goals allowed.

As a follow up to yesterday’s piece, today we are looking at the seasons the Pittsburgh Penguins goaltenders allowed the highest number of goals per game.

Note: As with our other goalie piece this week, this piece is presented with the stats as they are, we did not do extreme calculations, just presenting things we find interesting.

We also deliberately left the 1990-91 and 1991-92 seasons off the list because we felt they were at the end of the “firewagon” era.


The Penguins needed four goalies during the 1993-94 season and they finished with 3.39 goals allowed per game played (GA/GP)

Tom Barrasso, Ken Wregget, Roberto Romano, and Rob Dopson backstopped the Penguins to a record of 44-27-13 and 110 points.

The keepers combined for a goals-against average (GAA) of 3.32 with three shutouts, and they made 2391 saves on 2674 shots for an average of 31 shots allowed per game (SA/PG).


In 1995-96 the Penguins rode the goaltending duo of Barrasso and Wregget to the Conference Finals.

But before they did that, they helped Pittsburgh earn a record of 46-29-4 in the regular season and had a GA/GP of 3.46.

The duo also combined for a GAA of 3.32, with five shutouts, making 2556 saves on 2831 shots (32.3 SA/PG), and they allowed 275 goals.


The 1996-97 Penguins again needed the services of four goalies during the regular season. Barrasso, Wregget, Patrick Lalime, and Phillipe DeRouville lead the Penguins to the fourth-highest GA/GP of 3.41.

The goalies combined for a GAA of 3.26, with five shutouts and they made 2532 saves (29.4 SA/PG) on 2801 shots. The team also compiled a record of 38-36-8 and earned 84 points.


In 2003-04 the Penguins had five goalies to help them earn a record of 23-47-8-4 and a GA/GP of 3.70.

Sebastien Caron, Jean-Sebastien Aubin, Andy Chiodo, Martin Brochu, and a fresh-faced Marc-Andre Fleury, combined to hold a cumulative GAA of 3.51 with three shutouts.

The goalies made 2029 saves on 2720 shots (33.2 SA/GP) and allowed 303 goals against.


In the first season of the “Crosby” era, the Penguins needed the services of Sebastien Caron, Jocelyn Thibault, Dany Sabourin, and Fleury.

The quadruplet, helped the Penguins earn a record of 22-46-14 (58 points) and combined for a GAA of 3.77.

The goaltenders allowed 310 goals and made 2413 saves on 2716 shots (28 SA/GP) and finished with the most goals allowed in a season with a GA/GP of 3.78.

Which set of goalies was/are your favorite for the Pittsburgh Penguins? Drop them in the comment section below!