Today, we look at the Penguins' 7-5 loss against the Flames, Jan. 10, 1992.
The Penguins opened a three-game road trip with a loss at the Saddledome in Calgary. Right winger Jaromir Jagr gave the Penguins a 1-0 lead 1:41 into the game with a goal against goaltender Mike Vernon. Center Jiri Hrdina and left winger Troy Loney had assists.
At 1:15 of the second period, right winger Ron Stern was credited with an unassisted goal against goaltender Wendell Young to tie the game, 1-1. Young attempted to play a rebound off a shot from Penguins left winger Kevin Stevens which had caromed into the Penguins zone, but accidentally knocked it into his own net.
At 5:23, defenseman Frantisek Musil scored on a power play with a slap shot from the right point to put the Flames up, 2-1. Defenseman Al MacInnis and right winger Theo Fleury recorded assists.
Right winger Mark Recchi tied the game, 2-2, with a power-play goal on a rebound at 12:42 off assists from defenseman Paul Coffey and center Bryan Trottier.
Calgary reclaimed the lead, 3-2, when defenseman Gary Suter cashed in on a power play with a slap shot. Assists were credited to center Robert Reichel and MacInnis.
Late in the period at 19:42, Jagr scored his 20th goal of the season with a wrister and tied the game again, 3-3. Hrdina and Loney once again had the assists.
Just 3:04 into the third period, center Joe Nieuwendyk scored an unassited to goal to put Calgary up, 4-3.
The Penguins tied it again, 4-4, at 5:05 when Stevens scored on a wrister off assists from former Flames right winger Joe Mullen and center Ken Priestlay.
The Flames took another lead, 5-4, when MacInnis scored at 6:49. Reichel and left winger Gary Roberts had assists.
Fleury scored the eventual game-winning goal less than 10 seconds later at 6:56. Left winger Paul Ranheim had the lone assist.
Loney pulled the Penguins within one goal at 12:34 with a score on a rebound off assists from center Ron Francis and Coffey.
Center Joel Otto secured the win for the Flames with an empty-net goal at 19:35. Roberts and Fleury were credited with assists.
-Young made 30 saves in the loss.
-The three stars were: 1.) MacInnis 2.) Jagr 3.) Nieuwendyk.
-Penguins center Mario Lemieux missed his third consecutive game due to a back injury and was sent home from the trip for medical treatment.
|Mario Lemieux, C||38||28||46||74|
|Kevin Stevens, LW||43||31||39||70|
|Joe Mullen, RW||43||26||31||57|
|Mark Recchi, RW||43||24||26||50|
|Paul Coffey, D||42||8||41||49|
|Jaromir Jagr, RW||43||20||27||47|
|Larry Murphy, D||42||8||26||34|
|Ron Francis, C||33||10||14||24|
|Bob Errey, LW||42||10||9||19|
|Troy Loney, LW||40||5||12||17|
|Phil Bourque, LW||36||6||10||16|
|Gordie Roberts, D||37||2||13||15|
|Jiri Hrdina, C||27||3||10||13|
|Bryan Trottier, C||29||5||6||11|
|Ken Priestlay, C||34||2||7||9|
|Jamie Leach, RW||25||4||4||8|
|Ulf Samuelsson, D||29||1||7||8|
|Jim Paek, D||39||0||6||6|
|Paul Stanton, D||23||1||3||4|
|Grant Jennings, D||31||2||1||3|
|Peter Taglianetti, D||29||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||20||0||0||0|
Patrick Division standings:
Also in the news that day:
-The Green Bay Packers hired 49ers offensive coordinator Mike Holmgren as head coach.
-The Tampa Bay Buccanneers hired former Bengals head coach Sam Wyche as their head coach.
-The White Sox acquired all-star second baseman Steve Sax from the Yankees in exchange for pitchers Melido Perez, Robert Wickman and Domingo Jean.
(Photo: Penguins Hockey Cards)