Today, we look at the Penguins' 3-1 loss to the Rangers, Nov. 11, 1991.
The Penguins concluded a three-game road trip at Madison Square Garden. Center Mario Lemieux accounted for the Penguins' only goal late in the first period at 15:46 by scoring against goaltender John Vanbiesbrouck. Assists went to right winger Joe Mullen and left winger Kevin Stevens.
The Rangers tied the game, 1-1, when left winger John Ogrodnick scored against goaltender Tom Barrasso on a power play. Center Corey Millen and rookie right winger Tony Amonte were credited with assists.
New York took the lead for good and made it 2-1 when right winger Joe Kocur scored late in the third period at 15:45. Defenseman Brian Leetch had the only assist.
A goal by right winger Jan Erixon secured the win and made it 3-1 at 19:06 of the third period with a score against goaltender Wendell Young. Assists went to left winger Adam Graves and center Mark Messier.
-Barrasso recorded the loss after making 23 saves.
-The three stars were 1.) Vanbiesbrouck; 2.) Barrasso 3.) Amonte
-Kocur's goal was awarded following a lengthy video review. Kocur's slap shot appeared to hit the boards. A replay official reviewed the shot and ruled it entered the net then squeezed through a hole in the meshing then hit the boards.
-After the game, Stevens told the Post-Gazette, "It's a joke. In a game like this, a game where we played our butts off, I can't believe something like that happened. How they can say the puck went through the netting is beyond me. There's no hole in the thing. There's no nothing."
-Young replaced Barrasso at 16:33 after referee Terry Gregson gave him a game misconduct for complaining about the Kocur goal.
-Penguins trainer Skip Thayer was ejected to tossing a pair of glasses at Gregson.
-Left winger Phil Bourque (concussion) and goaltender Frank Pietrangelo (back) did not play due to injuries.
|Mario Lemieux, C||13||11||13||23|
|Kevin Stevens, LW||16||6||15||21|
|Paul Coffey, D||16||4||15||19|
|Joe Mullen, RW||16||8||10||18|
|Jaromir Jagr, RW||16||5||8||13|
|Mark Recchi, RW||16||5||6||11|
|Larry Murphy, D||15||2||8||10|
|Bob Errey, LW||16||5||3||8|
|Phil Bourque, LW||15||3||4||7|
|Bryan Trottier, C||16||3||4||7|
|Troy Loney, LW||14||2||3||5|
|Jiri Hrdina, C||14||1||4||5|
|Gordie Roberts, D||15||1||3||4|
|Ulf Samuelsson, D||11||0||3||3|
|Ken Priestlay, C||15||2||0||2|
|Grant Jennings, D||11||1||1||2|
|Paul Stanton, D||8||1||0||1|
|Jamie Leach, RW||4||0||1||1|
|Jim Paek, D||13||0||1||1|
|Glenn Mulvenna, C||1||0||0||0|
|Jeff Daniels, LW||2||0||0||0|
|Jay Caufield, RW||6||0||0||0|
|Ron Francis, C||7||0||0||0|
|Peter Taglianetti, D||12||0||0||0|
Patrick Division standings:
Also in the news that day:
-Penguins coach "Badger" Bob Johnson was named the Post-Gazette's Dapper Dan Man of the year.
(Photo: Penguins Hockey Cards)