Today, we look at the Penguins' 6-1 loss to the Blues, Dec. 7, 1991.
The Penguins finished their three-game road trip with a loss at the St. Louis Arena. Center Ron Sutter gave the Blues a 1-0 lead 4:03 into the game with a goal off a rebound against goaltender Tom Barrasso. Defenseman Garth Butcher and right winger Dave Christian were credited with assists.
St. Louis increased the lead to 2-0 at 6:20 when left winger Brendan Shanahan scored on a power play off assists from right winger Brett Hull and defenseman Paul Cavallini.
Just under a minute later at 7:17, center Nelson Emerson scored on a backhander to make it a 3-0 game. Defenseman Jeff Brown and Christian had assists.
At 14:37, Cavallini scored with a deflected shot from the left point to give the Blues a 4-0 lead. Sutter had the only assist.
Sutter scored his second goal of the game at the 16:42 mark on a power play off assists from Emerson and center Adam Oates.
Right winger Mark Recchi scored the Penguins' only goal at 10:10 of the second period on a power play against goaltender Curtis Joseph. Assists went to defenseman Paul Coffey and center Ron Francis.
Left winger Dave Lowry capped the scoring at 14:30 with a goal against goaltender Wendell Young off assists from Shanahan and Cavallini.
-Barrasso made 11 saves in the loss
-The three stars were: 1.) Sutter 2.) Emerson 3.) Christian.
-Young replaced Barrasso at the start of the second period.
-The Penguins extended a winless streak in St. Louis to eight games.
|Kevin Stevens, LW||28||23||22||45|
|Mario Lemieux, C||25||19||25||44|
|Paul Coffey, D||28||7||30||37|
|Joe Mullen, RW||28||13||18||31|
|Mark Recchi, RW||28||13||18||31|
|Jaromir Jagr, RW||28||9||21||30|
|Larry Murphy, D||27||2||16||18|
|Ron Francis, C||18||6||7||13|
|Bob Errey, LW||27||6||7||13|
|Phil Bourque, LW||24||4||8||12|
|Bryan Trottier, C||25||4||5||9|
|Gordie Roberts, D||26||2||7||9|
|Troy Loney, LW||25||3||4||7|
|Jiri Hrdina, C||16||2||4||6|
|Jamie Leach, RW||16||2||3||5|
|Ken Priestlay, C||23||2||3||5|
|Grant Jennings, D||22||2||1||3|
|Ulf Samuelsson, D||18||0||3||3|
|Jim Paek, D||25||0||2||2|
|Paul Stanton, D||8||1||0||1|
|Glenn Mulvenna, C||1||0||0||0|
|Todd Nelson, D||1||0||0||0|
|Jeff Daniels, LW||2||0||0||0|
|Jay Caufield, RW||15||0||0||0|
|Peter Taglianetti, D||20||0||0||0|
Patrick Division standings:
Also in the news that day:
-Speaking at a ceremony in Hawaii to commenorate the 50th anniversay of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, President George H.W. Bush, a veteran of World War II, said, "I have no rancor in my hear toward Germany or Japan - none at all. And I hope, in spite of the losses, that you have none in yours. This is no time for recrimination."