Today, we look at the Penguins' 5-5 tie with the Bruins, Nov. 5, 1991.
The Penguins closed out a four-game home stand with a tie at the Civic Arena. Right winger Joe Mullen opened the scoring 3:03 into the game with a goal against goaltender Andy Moog. Assists went to center Bryan Trottier and left winger Kevin Stevens.
Mullen made it 2-0 with a power-play goal at 5:46 of the first period off assists from center Mario Lemieux and Stevens.
The Bruins got on the scoreboard and made it 2-1 at 13:51 with a goal from left winger Vladimir Ruzicka against goaltender Tom Barrasso. Former Penguins center Andy Brickley recorded the lone assist.
At 17:48, right winger Mark Recchi put the Penguins up 3-1 with a goal. Defenseman Paul Coffey had the only assist.
Just 2:46 into the second period, Ruzicka scored again to make it 3-2. Brickley had the only assist once again.
Defenseman Grant Jennings scored his first goal of the season at 6:16 shorthanded with a wrister from the left circle to give the Penguisn a 4-2 lead. Left winger Bob Errey and Barrasso netted assists.
Right winger Jaromir Jagr scored the Penguins' final goal at 13:12. Assists went to Lemieux and Coffey.
The Bruins made it 5-3 when right winger Stephen Leach scored on a five-on-three power play at 19:25. Center Craig Janney and defenseman Raymond Bourque recorded assists.
Brickley scored on another five-on-three power play from the crease just 1:16 into the third period to narrow the lead, 5-4. Janney and Bourque were credited with assists.
Ruzicka complete a hat trick at 12:52 on a rebound goal. Assists went to Brickley and Bourque.
-Barrasso made 34 saves to record the tie.
-The three stars were 1.) Ruzicka 2.) Mullen 3.) Brickley.
-Barrasso returned to the lineup after missing two games due to a hand injury.
-Defensemen Larry Murphy and Ulf Samuelsson missed the game due to family reasons.
|Mario Lemieux, C||11||9||12||21|
|Kevin Stevens, LW||14||6||12||18|
|Paul Coffey, D||14||3||15||18|
|Joe Mullen, RW||14||8||9||17|
|Jaromir Jagr, RW||14||5||8||13|
|Mark Recchi, RW||14||5||6||11|
|Larry Murphy, D||13||2||8||10|
|Bob Errey, LW||14||5||3||8|
|Phil Bourque, LW||14||3||4||7|
|Bryan Trottier, C||14||3||3||6|
|Jiri Hrdina, C||12||1||4||5|
|Gordie Roberts, D||14||1||3||4|
|Troy Loney, LW||12||1||2||3|
|Ulf Samuelsson, D||11||0||3||3|
|Ken Priestlay, C||14||2||0||2|
|Grant Jennings, D||9||1||1||2|
|Paul Stanton, D||8||1||0||1|
|Jim Paek, D||11||0||1||1|
|Glenn Mulvenna, C||1||0||0||0|
|Jamie Leach, RW||2||0||0||0|
|Jeff Daniels, LW||2||0||0||0|
|Jay Caufield, RW||5||0||0||0|
|Ron Francis, C||5||0||0||0|
|Peter Taglianetti, D||10||0||0||0|
Patrick Division standings:
Also in the news that day:
-In an election to fill the remaining three years of the the late John Heinz's Senate term, democrat Harris Wofford defeated Republican Dick Thornburgh in Pennsylvania.
(Photo: Penguins Hockey Cards)