Today, we look at the Penguins' 6-3 win again the Rangers, Dec. 23, 1991.
The Penguins extended a road winning streak to three games at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Right winger Joe Mullen gave the Penguins a 1-0 lead 8:28 into the game with a power-play goal against goaltender Glenn Healy. Defenseman Larry Murphy and center Mario Lemieux had assists.
Mullen scored another power-play goal less than a minute later at 9:03. Once again, Murphy and Lemieux had assists.
At 3:50 of the second period, center Pierre Turgeon scored the Islanders' first goal against goaltender Wendell Young. The goal was unassisted.
Mullen completed his hat trick at 11:16 and gave the Penguins a 3-1 lead. Assists went to Lemieux and left winger Kevin Stevens.
A power-play goal off a rebound by left winger Benoit Hogue at 16:56 made it a 3-2 game. Right winger Steve Thomas and defenseman Jeff Norton were credited with assists.
Thomas tied the game, 3-3, 2:12 into the third period off assists from Hogue and center Adam Creighton.
Defenseman Ulf Samuelsson scored the eventual game-winning goal at the 11:19 mark with a slap shot from the top of the left circle. Right winger Mark Recchi had the only assist.
At 13:46, Lemieux scored to give the Penguins a 5-3 lead off assists from Murphy and Samuelsson.
Mullen scored his fourth goal of the game at 18:05 on another power play. Stevens had the only assist.
-Young made 23 saves in the win.
-The three stars were 1.) Mullen 2.) Lemieux 3.) Hogue.
-Mullen had his third career four-goal game.
-The Penguins' power play went 5 for 9.
|Kevin Stevens, LW||35||27||31||58|
|Mario Lemieux, C||32||24||36||60|
|Paul Coffey, D||35||7||35||42|
|Joe Mullen, RW||35||21||23||43|
|Mark Recchi, RW||35||18||22||40|
|Jaromir Jagr, RW||35||12||23||36|
|Larry Murphy, D||34||5||22||27|
|Bob Errey, LW||34||9||8||17|
|Ron Francis, C||25||8||9||17|
|Phil Bourque, LW||28||4||10||14|
|Gordie Roberts, D||32||2||11||13|
|Troy Loney, LW||32||3||7||10|
|Bryan Trottier, C||25||4||5||9|
|Jiri Hrdina, C||20||3||6||9|
|Jamie Leach, RW||23||4||3||7|
|Ulf Samuelsson, D||21||1||6||7|
|Ken Priestlay, C||30||2||4||6|
|Jim Paek, D||31||0||4||4|
|Grant Jennings, D||27||2||1||3|
|Paul Stanton, D||15||1||2||3|
|Peter Taglianetti, D||26||0||2||2|
|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|
Patrick Division standings:
Also in the news that day:
-Guard Sean Miller scored 11 points for Pitt in a 86-47 rout of Cornell at the Fitzgerald Fieldhouse.