Today, we look at the Penguins' win against the Oilers, March. 17, 1992.
The Penguins opened a two-game homestand at the Civic Arena. Left winger Kevin Stevens gave the Penguins a 1-0 lead late in the first period at the 18:26 mark with a power-play goal against goaltender Bill Ranford. Center Mario Lemieux and right winger Jaromir Jagr netted assists.
Just 2:29 into the second period, Phil Bourque made it a 2-0 game when he scored off assists from center Ron Francis and defenseman Jim Paek.
Former Penguins left winger Craig Simpson scored the Oilers' first goal at the 13:12 mark against goaltender Tom Barrasso. Right winger Scott Mellanby and defenseman Greg Hawgood recorded assists.
Edmonton tied the game, 2-2, wen center Craig MacTavish scored off assists from right winger Martin Gelinas and left winger Kelly Buchberger.
At the 17:59 mark, center Bernie Nicholls scored to give the Oilers a 3-2 lead. Left winger Vincent Damphousse recorded the lone assist.
The Oilers went up 4-2 when Buchberger scored a shorthanded goal at 4:36 of the third period. The only assist went to MacTavish.
Just over a minute later at 5:39, defenseman Larry Murphy scored to make it a 4-3 game. Assists went to right winger Joe Mullen and Stevens.
At the 7:46 mark, the Penguind tied the game, 4-4, on a power-play goal by Mullen. Murphy and Lemieux were credited with assists.
Edmonton regained the lead, 5-4, when Gelinas scored again at 8:51 off assists from right winger Joe Murphy and defenseman Dave Manson.
The Penguins tied the game again, 5-5, with a goal by Stevens at 13:13. Jagr had the only assist.
At 14:02, Francis scored the game-winning goal off assists from left winger Bob Errey and Mullen.
-Barrasso made 32 saves in the win.
-The three stars were 1.) Mullen 2.) Stevens 3.) Buchberger.
-Mullen's goal was the 400th of his career.
-At 15:33 of the second period, Ranford stopped Lemieux on a penalty shot. It was the first time in six career attempts Lemieux had been denied on a penalty shot.
-Penguins right winger Rick Tocchet (jaw) and center Bryan Trottier (back) each missed the game.
|Kevin Stevens, LW||71||47||63||110|
|Mario Lemieux, C||57||36||74||110|
|Joe Mullen, RW||71||43||43||86|
|Larry Murphy, D||69||21||49||70|
|Jaromir Jagr, RW||61||29||33||62|
|Ron Francis, C||61||19||29||48|
|Rick Tocchet, RW||53||22||24||45|
|Bob Errey, LW||69||15||16||31|
|Bryan Trottier, C||56||10||16||26|
|Troy Loney, LW||67||8||15||23|
|Gordie Roberts, D||64||2||21||23|
|Phil Bourque, LW||49||9||14||22|
|Kjell Samuelsson, D||67||5||10||15|
|Jiri Hrdina, C||51||3||12||15|
|Ulf Samuelsson, D||53||1||11||12|
|Ken Priestlay, C||50||2||8||10|
|Jamie Leach, RW||38||5||4||9|
|Paul Stanton, D||45||2||7||9|
|Jim Paek, D||49||1||7||8|
|Grant Jennings, D||44||2||2||4|
|Peter Taglianetti, D||44||1||3||4|
|Shawn McEachern, C||7||0||3||3|
|Jeff Chychrun, D||36||0||3||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||45||0||0||0|
Patrick Division standings:
Also in the news that day:
-The Pirates traded pitcher John Smiley to the Twins in exchange for pitcher Denny Neagle and outfielder Midre Cummings.
(Photo: Penguins Hockey Cards)