Today, we look at the Penguins' 6-2 win against the Flames, March. 3, 1992.
The Penguins started a three-game road trip at the Olympic Saddledome in Calgary. The Penguins took a 1-0 lead when defenseman Jim Paek scored his first career regular season goal 1:16 into the game with a slapper against rookie goaltender Trevor Kidd. Center Ron Francis and defenseman Larry Murphy netted assists.
Right winger Jaromir Jagr made it a 2-0 game with a power-play goal at the 7:27 mark off assists from former Flames right winger Joe Mullen and center Bryan Trottier.
The Flames got on the scoreboard at 15:26 with a power-play goal by center Joe Nieuwendyk against goaltender Tom Barrasso. Right wingers Theo Fleury and Sergei Makarov had assists.
The Penguins took a 3-1 lead just 40 seconds into the second period when left winger Bob Errey scored off assists from defensemen Kjell Samuelsson and Gordie Roberts.
Makarov narrowed the lead to 3-2 with a goal exactly a minute later at 1:40. Assists went to left winger Gary Roberts and defenseman Mark Osiecki.
Left winger Kevin Steven's 40th goal of the season at the 6:57 mark proved to be the game winner. Murphy and right winger Rick Tocchet were credited with assists.
At the 10:52 mark, a goal by Francis made it a 5-2 game. Assists were credited to left winger Phil Bourque and Mullen.
Late in the period at 18:58, Roberts scored the Flames' final goal on a power play off assists from defenseman Al MacInnis and Makarov.
Stevens scored the games' final goal late in the third period at teh 19:31 mark on an empty net. Tocchet had the only assist.
-Barrasso made 23 saves in the win.
-Penguins center Mario Lemieux and defenseman Ulf Samuelsson missed the game due to illness.
-Penguins center Shawn McEachern, a member of the United States' Olympic team, made his NHL debut. He replaced Lemieux on the team's top line between Stevens and Tocchet.
-The Penguins snapped a seven-game road winless streak (0-6-1).
-Kjell Samuelsson recorded his first point as a Penguin.
-Following the game, Flames general manager and coach Doug Risebrough relinquished his coaching duties.
|Kevin Stevens, LW||64||41||56||97|
|Mario Lemieux, C||50||32||62||94|
|Joe Mullen, RW||64||39||38||77|
|Larry Murphy, D||62||17||42||59|
|Jaromir Jagr, RW||54||27||30||57|
|Ron Francis, C||54||16||23||39|
|Rick Tocchet, RW||48||13||22||35|
|Bob Errey, LW||62||14||13||27|
|Bryan Trottier, C||50||9||16||25|
|Troy Loney, LW||60||8||14||22|
|Phil Bourque, LW||44||8||14||21|
|Gordie Roberts, D||58||2||19||21|
|Jiri Hrdina, C||47||3||12||15|
|Kjell Samuelsson, D||60||4||10||14|
|Ulf Samuelsson, D||47||1||10||11|
|Ken Priestlay, C||50||2||8||10|
|Jamie Leach, RW||38||5||4||9|
|Paul Stanton, D||40||2||6||8|
|Jim Paek, D||46||1||6||7|
|Grant Jennings, D||42||2||1||3|
|Peter Taglianetti, D||43||1||2||3|
|Jeff Chychrun, D||30||0||3||3|
|Gord Dineen, D||1||0||0||0|
|Shawn McEachern, C||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||38||0||0||0|
Patrick Division standings:
Also in the news that day:
-Forward Chris McNeal had career highs of 27 points and 20 rebounds for Pitt which defeated Boston College, 90-66, at the Fitzgerald Field House.
(Photo: Penguins Hockey Cards)