Twenty Years Later: Canucks 2, Penguins 2 - 12-07-10

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

"Twenty Years Later" is a segment with a highly unimaginative name which will appear on Empty Netters throughout the 2010-11 season. We will examine the Penguins' 1990-91 season which led to the first Stanley Cup title in franchise history. We will look back on games on a particular date and catch up with former players, coaches, executives and media members who were a part or around that team.

Today, we look at the Penguins' 2-2 tie with the Canucks, Dec. 7, 1990.

The Penguins failed to win a game for the eighth time in 10 games at the Civic Arena. The Penguins took a 1-0 at the 12:10 mark of the first period when right winger Mark Recchi beat goaltender Kirk McLean. Right winger Rob Brown and defenseman Paul Coffey has assists.

The Canucks responded at the 18:18 mark. Brian Bradley beat goaltender Tom Barrasso. Assists went to defenseman Kevan Guy and right winger Jim Sandlak.

After a scoreless second period, the Canucks took a 2-1. Center Igor Larionov scored off an assist from Greg Adams.

At 15:34 of the third, left winger Kevin Stevens scored from the slot off assists from center John Cullen and defenseman Zarley Zalapski.


-Pietrangelo earned the tie making 22 saves.

-The three stars were 1.) McLean 2.) Stevens 3.) Recchi.

-Left winger Phil Bourque left the game midway through the second period due to a wrist injury.

-Recchi extended a point-scoring streak to nine games.

The Patrick Division standings:

Record Points
Rangers 17-11-5 39
Flyers 17-12-2 36
Devils 16-10-4 36
Capitals 16-15-0 32
Penguins 12-14-3 27
Islanders 9-17-2 20

Also in the news that day:

-The Bush adminstration announced it would vacate the United States' embassy in Kuwait.

(Photo: Penguins Hockey Cards)

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