Today, we look at the Penguins' 6-2 win again the Capitals, Dec. 28, 1991.
The Penguins won their third consecutive game at the Capital Centre in Landover, Md. Penguins right winger Mark Recchi opened the scoring at 8:57 of the first period with a power-play goal against goaltender Don Beaupre. Assists went to left winger Kevin Stevens and former Capitals defenseman Larry Murphy.
Left winger Phil Bourque gave the Penguins a 2-0 lead with a goal at the 9:31 mark. Center Jiri Hrdina and right winger Jaromir Jagr had assists.
Right winger Dino Ciccarelli scored Washington's first goal against goaltender Wendell Young at 11:59. Defenseman Al Iafrate recorded the lone assist.
Bourque scored his second goal of the game while killing a penalty at 10:36 of the second period. Center Mario Lemieux had the only assist.
Recchi's 20th goal of the season came on a power play at the 11:54 mark. Defensemen Paul Coffey and Paul Stanton were credited with assists.
Murphy scored a shorthanded goal just 29 second into the third period to give the Penguins a 5-1 lead. Lemieux and left winger Bob Errey had assists.
The Penguins' final goal was scored by left winger Troy Loney at the 3:20 mark off assists from Jagr and defenseman Jim Paek.
The game's final goal was scored by Ciccarrelli on a power play at 10:08. Assists went to defensemen Kevin Hatcher and Sylvain Cote.
-Young made 27 saves in the win.
-The three stars were 1.) Recchi 2.) Bourque 3.) Ciccarrelli.
-The Penguins tied a franchise record with their fourth consecutive road win.
|Mario Lemieux, C||35||26||43||69|
|Kevin Stevens, LW||37||29||36||65|
|Joe Mullen, RW||37||25||26||51|
|Mark Recchi, RW||37||20||24||44|
|Paul Coffey, D||37||7||37||44|
|Jaromir Jagr, RW||37||15||25||40|
|Larry Murphy, D||36||6||24||30|
|Bob Errey, LW||36||10||9||19|
|Ron Francis, C||27||9||10||19|
|Phil Bourque, LW||30||6||10||16|
|Jiri Hrdina, C||22||3||8||11|
|Gordie Roberts, D||33||2||11||13|
|Troy Loney, LW||34||4||7||11|
|Bryan Trottier, C||25||4||5||9|
|Jamie Leach, RW||24||4||4||8|
|Ulf Samuelsson, D||22||1||7||8|
|Ken Priestlay, C||32||2||5||7|
|Jim Paek, D||33||0||6||6|
|Paul Stanton, D||17||1||3||4|
|Grant Jennings, D||28||2||1||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||16||0||0||0|
Patrick Division standings:
Also in the news that day:
-Guard Chris Leonard scored 18 points for the West Virginia men's basketball team in an 84-80 loss to Alabama-Birmingham in the Cable Car Classic tournament at Toso Pavilion in Santa Clara, Calif.