Today, we look at the Penguins' 4-2 loss against the Devils, Oct. 24, 1991.
The Penguins extended a winless streak to three games at the Civic Arena. Defenseman Paul Coffey put the Penguins up 1-0 with a power-play goal against goaltender Chris Terreri 5:42 into the game. Assists went to left winger Kevin Stevens and defenseman Larry Murphy.
New Jersey responded less than a minute later when center Peter Stastny scored on a power play against goaltender Tom Barrasso at 6:32 of the first period. Defenseman Bruce Driver and right winger Claude Lemieux recorded assists.
Left winger David Maley gave the Devils a 2-1 lead at 14:20 on a five-on-three power play off assists from Stastny and defenseman Eric Weinrich.
Center Kevin Todd scored the eventual game-winning goal and made it 3-1 at 5:01 of the second period. Left winger Claude Vilgrain and right winger Doug Brown were credited with assists.
Center Ken Priestlay scored the Penguins' second goal at 11:12 of the third period off assists from left winger Bob Errey and Coffey.
Left winger Tom Chorske scored the game's final goal at the 13:56 mark. Assists went to Weinrich and center Laurie Boschman.
-Barrasso recorded the loss after making 15 saves.
-The three stars were 1.) Terreri 2.) Stastny 3.) Coffey.
-Coffey tied Islanders great Denis Potvin's career record for goals by a defenseman at 310.
-Center Mario Lemieux missed his second consecutive game due to back and hip ailments.
-Right winger Jay Caufield and center Glenn Mulvenna each made their season debuts.
-Left winger Jeff Daniels was demoted to Muskegon of the IHL.
|Mario Lemieux, C||7||5||8||13|
|Paul Coffey, D||9||3||9||12|
|Jaromir Jagr, RW||9||3||7||11|
|Kevin Stevens, LW||9||3||7||10|
|Joe Mullen, RW||9||4||5||9|
|Larry Murphy, D||9||2||7||9|
|Phil Bourque, LW||9||3||4||7|
|Mark Recchi, RW||9||3||4||7|
|Bob Errey, LW||9||4||2||6|
|Bryan Trottier, C||9||3||1||4|
|Jiri Hrdina, C||9||0||4||4|
|Troy Loney, LW||7||1||2||3|
|Gordie Roberts, D||9||1||2||3|
|Ulf Samuelsson, D||9||0||3||3|
|Ken Priestlay, C||9||2||0||2|
|Paul Stanton, D||7||1||0||1|
|Jim Paek, D||7||0||1||1|
|Jay Caufield, RW||1||0||0||0|
|Glenn Mulvenna, C||1||0||0||0|
|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:
-Outfielder David Justice went 2 for 5 with a home run and five RBIs for the Braves in a 14-5 defeat of the Twins in Game 5 of the World Series in Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. The Braves took a 3-2 series lead.
-Science fiction writer Gene Roddenberry, creator of the "Star Trek" series, passed away at the age of 70.
(Photo: Penguins Hockey Cards)