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Twenty Years Later - Penguins 3, Red Wings 3 - 01-16-12

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

"Twenty Years Later" is a segment with a highly unimaginative name which will appear on Empty Netters throughout the 2011-12 season. We will examine the Penguins' 1991-92 season which led to the second Stanley Cup title in franchise history. We will look back on games on a particular date and catch up with former players, coaches, executives and media members who were a part or around that team.

Today, we look at the Penguins' 3-3 tie with the Red Wings, Jan. 17, 1992.


The Penguins went into the all-star break with a tie at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. Left winger Kevin Stevens opened the scoring 3:10 into the game and gave the Penguins a 1-0 lead with a goal against goaltender Tim Cheveldae. Assists went to defenseman Paul Coffey and center Mario Lemieux.

The Penguins took a 2-0 lead when center Ron Francis scored at 4:10 of the first period off assists from right winger Mark Recchi and defenseman Gordie Roberts.

Recchi scored at 14:45 to make it a 3-0 game. Francis and left winger Bob Errey were credited with assists.

At 2:45 of the third period, left winger Gerald Gallant scored the Red Wings' first goal of the game against goaltender Tom Barrasso. Left winger Shawn Burr and right winger Kevin Miller netted assists.

Right winger Ray Sheppard scored to make it a 3-2 game at the 8:27 mark off assists from rookie defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom and veteran blue-liner Brad McCrimmon.

A power-play goal by defenseman Steve Chiasson at 11:46 tied the game, 3-3. Centers Steve Yzerman and Sergei Fedorov had assists.

Notes:

-Barrasso made 30 saves in the tie.

-The three stars were 1.) Cheveldae 2.) Recchi 3.) Chiasson.

Statistics:

Player
Position
Games
Played
Goals Assists Points
Mario Lemieux, C 38 28 47 75
Kevin Stevens, LW 45 33 40 73
Joe Mullen, RW 45 27 31 58
Mark Recchi, RW 45 25 29 54
Paul Coffey, D 44 9 43 52
Jaromir Jagr, RW 45 21 27 48
Larry Murphy, D 43 8 26 34
Ron Francis, C 35 11 16 27
Bob Errey, LW 44 10 10 20
Troy Loney, LW 42 5 13 18
Phil Bourque, LW 36 6 10 16
Gordie Roberts, D 39 2 14 16
Jiri Hrdina, C 29 3 10 13
Bryan Trottier, C 31 5 6 11
Ken Priestlay, C 36 2 7 9
Jamie Leach, RW 26 4 4 8
Ulf Samuelsson, D 31 1 7 8
Jim Paek, D 39 0 6 6
Paul Stanton, D 25 1 3 4
Grant Jennings, D 33 1 2 3
Peter Taglianetti, D 30 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 22 0 0 0

Patrick Division standings:


Record Points
Rangers 30-17-1 60
Capitals 28-15-4 60
Penguins 24-16-5 53
Devils 22-15-7 51
Islanders 17-22-6 40
Flyers 14-21-9 37

Also in the news that day:

-Peace accords officially brought an end to the 12-year-old Salvadoran Civil War.

(Photo: Penguins Hockey Cards)

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