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Twenty Years Later - Penguins 7, Maple Leafs 1 - 02-18-12

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' 7-1 win against the Maple Leafs, Feb. 18, 1992.


The Penguins snapped a six-game winless streak against at the Civic Arena. Just 6:42 into the game, right winger Joe Mullen opened the scoring with a goal off a rebound against goaltender Rick Wamsley. Center Mario Lemieux recorded the only assist.

Just over a minute later at 7:48 of the first period, center Ron Francis scored to put the Penguins up, 2-0. Right winger Mark Recchi and left winger Bob Errey had assists.

Mullen scored again at 12:43 to give the Penguins a 3-0 lead off assists from center Jiri Hrdina and defenseman Paul Stanton.

Late in the period, Mullen completed his hat trick with a power-play goal at 19:48. Assists were credited to left winger Kevin Stevens and Lemieux.

Francis scored again at 2:13 of the second period to make it a 5-0 game off assists from Recchi and defenseman Ulf Samuelsson.

At 17:10, defenseman Paul Coffey scored to give the Penguins a 6-0 lead. Mullen and Stevens were credited with assists.

Center Doug Gilmour scored the Maple Leafs' only goal at 5:23 of the third period against goaltender Tom Barrasso. Assists went to defenseman Dave Ellett and former Penguins right winger Kevin McClelland.

Stevens scored the game's final goal at the 12:54 mark off assists from Lemieux and Coffey.

Notes:

-Barrasso made 22 saves in the win.

-The three stars were 1.) Mullen 2.) Barrasso 3.) Francis.

-Mullen's hat trick was his third of the season and the 10th of his career.

-Defenseman Jim Paek returned to the lineup after missing 10 games due to a finger injury.

Statistics:

Player
Position
Games
Played
Goals Assists Points
Kevin Stevens, LW 58 39 53 91
Mario Lemieux, C 45 29 57 86
Joe Mullen, RW 58 35 34 70
Mark Recchi, RW 58 33 37 70
Paul Coffey, D 54 10 53 63
Jaromir Jagr, RW 48 23 28 51
Larry Murphy, D 56 13 35 48
Ron Francis, C 48 14 20 34
Bob Errey, LW 57 12 11 23
Bryan Trottier, C 44 9 13 22
Troy Loney, LW 55 8 14 22
Gordie Roberts, D 52 2 17 19
Phil Bourque, LW 39 7 11 18
Jiri Hrdina, C 32 3 12 15
Ulf Samuelsson, D 41 1 10 11
Ken Priestlay, C 47 2 8 10
Jamie Leach, RW 38 5 4 9
Paul Stanton, D 38 2 5 8
Jim Paek, D 40 0 6 6
Grant Jennings, D 42 2 1 3
Peter Taglianetti, D 41 1 2 3
Gord Dineen, D 1 0 0 0
Glenn Mulvenna, C 1 0 0 0
Todd Nelson, D 1 0 0 0
Jeff Daniels, LW 2 0 0 0
Jay Caufield, RW 32 0 0 0

Patrick Division Standings


Record Points
Rangers 37-19-4 78
Capitals 33-20-5 71
Devils 32-18-7 71
Penguins 27-24-7 61
Islanders 24-26-7 55
Flyers 21-26-11 53

Also in the news that day:

-In the quarterfinal round of the Albertville Olympics, Islanders right winger prospect Marty McInnis had a goal and two assists for the United States which defeated France, 4-1, at Méribel Ice Palace in Méribel, France. Blackhawks goaltending prospect Ray LeBlanc made 34 saves in the victory.

-A shootout goal by center Eric Lindros gave Canada a 4-3 win against Germany.

-The Pirates re-signed pitcher John Smiley to a one-year contract worth $3.44 million.

(Photo: Penguins Hockey Cards)

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