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.
-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.
|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|
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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)