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GP Games played - Number of games the team has played
W Wins - Games the team has won, either in regulation or in overtime
L Losses - Games the team has lost in regulation
T Ties - Games that have ended in a tie
PTS Points - Team points, calculated from W, L, T, OTL and SOL; used to determine standings
GF Goals for - Number of goals the team has scored
GA Goals against - Number of goals scored against the team
HOME 11 5 3 3 13 30 15
AWAY 11 6 2 3 15 24 18
TOTALS 22 11 5 6 28 54 33
The NHL’s third American franchise, the expansion Pittsburgh Pirates entered the league to begin play in 1925-26 with big plans and deep pockets. They lasted five seasons.

Plagued by financial difficulties almost from the outset, Pittsburgh made the playoffs in 1926 and 1928. Resorting to selling off assets to cover operating expenses, the team depleted itself of talent and, attracting even fewer fans as a result, was forced to relocate to Philadelphia after the 1929-30 campaign..

Montreal hosted the first match-up between the Canadiens and Pirates on November 28, 1925. It was also Georges Vezina’s final appearance. He completed the first period but unable to continue, was replaced for the balance of the game. Pittsburgh won the night, posting a 1-0 shutout.

The teams never met in postseason play.

VS Pittsburgh Pirates

All-time record – 11-5-6

Longest winning streak – 3 (12/02/29 to 28/11/29)

Most goals in a game – 9 (28/11/29)

Shutouts - 4