For some reason the white home jersey then reverted to the old fashioned look after just one season while the light blue road jersey was retained. Then in 1977-78, today's featured style arrived with the primary color now the dark navy blue with the light blue accents. Additionally, a new white home jersey was introduced to match the new, darker more aggressive road jersey, once more creating a matched pair. Still, there was the oddity of the team's crest of yellow and black not being reflected in their jersey colors of navy and columbia blue.
This jersey was a short-lived style, only worn for two and a half seasons by the Penguins, as in January of 1980, the Penguins changed their club colors to black and yellow to align themselves with the successful Pittsburgh Pirates baseball and Pittsburgh Steelers football clubs, as the Pirates had won the World Series in 1979 while the Steelers were Super Bowl champions in 1974, 1975, 1978 and 1979, both while wearing the black and gold colors of the flag of the city of Pittsburgh.
Bonus Jersey: Today's Bonus Jersey is a 1980-81 Pittsburgh Penguins Randy Carlyle jersey as worn during Carlyle's Norris Trophy winning season.
The Penguins would go on to wear these jerseys for the next decade, which included winning two Stanley Cups in 1991 and 1992. After being dropped following the 1992 championship, this jersey would return as a retro third jersey for the 2014-15 season.
It was Carlyle's wearing of Teemu Selanne's preferred #8 which resulted in Selanne wearing the #13 for his record setting, 76 goal rookie season. Selanne would claim the #8 once the veteran Carlyle retired following the 1992-93 season.