Today, we look at the Penguins' 4-1 defeat of the Red Wings, Dec. 16, 1990.
The Penguins extended their winning streak to three games at the Civic Arena. Defenseman Larry Murphy put the Penguins up 1-0 2:09 into the game with against goaltender Tim Cheveldae. Centers Bryan Trottier and Randy Gilhen recoreded assists.
At 7:37 of the second period, right winger Joe Mullen cashed in off assists from Barry Pederson and defenseman Paul Stanton.
Trottier made it 3-0 at the 13:01 mark of the period. Assists went to Gilhen and right winger Tony Tanti.
Just over a minute later at 14:25, defenseman Paul Coffey gave the Penguins a 4-0 lead off assists from center John Cullen and right winger Mark Recchi.
Late in the period at 18:21, rookie center Sergei Fedorov scored the Red Wings' only goal on a deflection during a power play against goaltender Tom Barrasso. Assists went to defenseman Yves Racine and center Steve Yzerman.
-Barrasso earned the win by making 31 saves.
-The three stars were: 1.) Barrasso 2.) Trottier 3.) Gilhen.
-Murphy's goal was his first with the Penguins.
-Trottier's assist was his seventh point in three games.
-In his debut with the Penguins, center Jiri Hrdina recorded three shots and an even plus/minus.
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Also in the news that day:
-Three field goals by kicker Gary Anderson led the Steelers to a 9-6 win against the Saints at the Superdome in New Orleans.
(Photo: Penguins Hockey Cards)