Today, we look at the Penguins' 6-3 loss to the Bruins, Feb. 9, 1992.
The Penguins lost their third consecutive game at the Boston Garden. Left winger Bob Carpenter scored 2:37 into the game on a power-play against goaltender Tom Barrasso to give the Bruins a 1-0 lead. Center Adam Oates and left winger Vladimir Ruzicka netted assists.
A power-play goal by Kevin Stevens at 5:15 of the first period against goaltneder Andy Moog tied the game, 1-1. Right winger Mark Recchi and defenseman Larry Murphy recorded assists.
The Penguins took 2-1 lead when left winger Troy Loney scored at 11:00 off assists from left winger Phil Bourque and center Jiri Hrdina.
The game was tied again, 2-2 when Ruzicka scored just 1:45 into the second period. Right winger Stephen Leach and defenseman Gord Murphy were credited with assists.
A power-play goal by right winger Joe Mullen at 8:10 recpalimed the lead for the Penguins, 3-2. Assists went to Recchi and center Ken Priestlay.
Just over two minutes later, Ruzicka's second goal tied the game once again, 3-3. Oakes and Carpenter netted assists.
A goal by right winger Peter Douris proved to be the eventual game-winner. Carpenter recorded the lone assist.
Ruzicka completed his hat trick at 8:43 of the third period off an assist from defenseman Don Sweeney.
An empty-net goal by Ruzicka again at 19:38 secured the victory. Defenseman Glen Wesley had the only assist.
-Barrasso made 36 saves in the loss.
-The Penguins dropped to 1-6-1 in their past eight games.
-The Penguins recalled defenseman Gord Dineen from Muskegon of the IHL.
|Kevin Stevens, LW||55||37||50||87|
|Mario Lemieux, C||42||29||51||80|
|Mark Recchi, RW||55||33||35||68|
|Joe Mullen, RW||55||30||33||63|
|Paul Coffey, D||50||9||51||60|
|Jaromir Jagr, RW||48||22||28||51|
|Larry Murphy, D||53||11||34||45|
|Ron Francis, C||44||12||20||32|
|Bob Errey, LW||53||12||10||22|
|Bryan Trottier, C||41||9||13||22|
|Troy Loney, LW||52||8||14||22|
|Phil Bourque, LW||39||7||11||17|
|Gordie Roberts, D||49||2||15||17|
|Jiri Hrdina, C||39||3||11||14|
|Ken Priestlay, C||46||2||8||10|
|Ulf Samuelsson, D||39||1||9||10|
|Jamie Leach, RW||35||4||5||9|
|Paul Stanton, D||35||2||5||7|
|Jim Paek, D||39||0||6||6|
|Grant Jennings, D||40||1||2||3|
|Peter Taglianetti, D||38||1||2||3|
|Glenn Mulvenna, C||1||0||0||0|
|Gord Dineen, D||1||0||0||0|
|Todd Nelson, D||1||0||0||0|
|Jeff Daniels, LW||2||0||0||0|
|Jay Caufield, RW||28||0||0||0|
Patrick Division standings:
Also in the news that day:
In the first round of the Olympic tournament, Flames left winger Tim Sweeney had a goal and two assists for the United States which defeated Italy, 6-3, at the Méribel Ice Palace in Méribel, France. Goaltender Ray LeBlanc made 17 saves in the victory.
-Two goals and an assist by Jets right winger prospect Teemu Selanne led Finland to a 5-1 win against Germany.
-Former Flames right winger Hakan Loob scored two goals for Sweden in a 7-2 rout of Poland.
(Photo: Penguins Hockey Cards)