My first Penguin game was Dec 21st, 1999 at the Maple Leaf Gardens. The Pens got slapped around by the Leafs 7-2.
My first Penguin game on home ice came last fall Oct 10th against the Canadiens, another loss 3-2
I have concluded that I am flat out a bad luck charm for the Pens. I have watched them 5 times in 3 different cities and they only won 1 of those games.
Don't feel bad -- I always thought I was too. Some of my first games included a 7-2 spanking by the Beezer backed Isles and the completely embarrassing 9-1 loss to the Devils when I believe Madden had a hat trick. It got so bad that my friend who took me messed with me and got his dad to tell me he wouldn't take me again because I was bad luck!
That said -- first game was the inaugural year for the Canes, Pens won 3-1.
I also recall Jagr ripping a wrister from the right wing boards for a goal... pretty sure it was that game... that or the 7-2 clubbing by the Isles. (Gradually, sour feelings fade away for Jags as I remember his greatness...)
One great game was Pens vs. Dallas where the Moose stuffed Modano on a penalty shot. IIRC, Mike Wilson also had a goal by throwing a puck toward the net and it floated right past Eddie Eagle...