Today, we look at the Penguins' 4-4 tie against the Blackhawks, Oct. 22, 1991.
The Penguins played the third game of a four-game homestand at the Civic Arena. Just 2:12 into the game, center Jeremy Roenick gave the Blackhawks a 1-0 lead with a goal against goaltender Tom Barrasso. Assists went to left winger Michel Goulet and right winger Steve Larmer.
Just under 10 minuters later at 11:54, Goulet scored on a power play off assists from defenseman Chris Chelios and Roenick.
Less than a minute later, center Ken Priestlay got the Penguins on the scoreboard with his first goal of the season against goaltender Jim Waite at the 12:42 mark. Left winger Kevin Stevens and right winger Joe Mullen were credited with assists.
The Penguins tied it, 2-2, when center Bryan Trottier scored on a power play at 14:52 off assists from Mullen and defenseman Larry Murphy.
Left winger Greg Gilbert reclaimed the lead for the Blackhawks, 3-2, just 41 seconds into the second period. Center Mike Stapleton and right winger Brian Noonan had assists.
Chicago went up, 4-2 when center Adam Creighton centered a pass off the right wing boards and hit it off the left skate of defenseman Penguins defenseman Gordie Roberts and deflect into the net. It was an unassisted power-play goal.
Just 1:33 into the third period, right winger Mark Recchi scored on a power play to make it 4-3. Murphy had the lone assist.
Trottier scored again at 10:26 to tie the game, 4-4. Murphy and right winger Jaromir Jagr collected assists.
-Barrasso recorded the tie by making 25 saves.
-The three stars were 1.) Trottier 2.) Roenick 3.) Murphy.
-Center Mario Lemieux missed the game due to back and hip ailments.
|Mario Lemieux, C||7||5||8||13|
|Jaromir Jagr, RW||8||3||7||11|
|Paul Coffey, D||8||2||8||10|
|Joe Mullen, RW||8||4||5||9|
|Kevin Stevens, LW||8||3||6||9|
|Phil Bourque, LW||8||3||4||7|
|Mark Recchi, RW||8||3||4||7|
|Larry Murphy, D||8||2||6||8|
|Bob Errey, LW||8||4||1||5|
|Bryan Trottier, C||8||3||1||4|
|Jiri Hrdina, C||8||0||4||4|
|Troy Loney, LW||6||1||2||3|
|Gordie Roberts, D||8||1||2||3|
|Ulf Samuelsson, D||8||0||3||3|
|Ken Priestlay, C||8||1||0||1|
|Paul Stanton, D||6||1||0||1|
|Jim Paek, D||6||0||1||1|
|Jamie Leach, RW||2||0||0||0|
|Jeff Daniels, LW||2||0||0||0|
|Grant Jennings, D||5||0||0||0|
|Peter Taglianetti, D||6||0||0||0|
Patrick Division standings:
Also in the news that day:
-Second baseman Mark Lemke hit a two-out RBI single in the 12th inning to give the Braves a 5-4 win in 12 innings against the Twins in Game 3 of the World Series at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. Minnesota led the series, 2-1.
(Photo: Penguins Hockey Cards)