Today, we look at the Penguins' 7-3 win against the Canucks, March. 26, 1992.
The Penguins opened a three-game home stand at the Civic Arena. Left winger Bob Errey gave the Penguins 1-0 lead just 2:28 into the contest with a goal against goaltender Troy Gamble. Assists went to right winger Rick Tocchet and center Mario Lemieux.
Vancouver tied the game, 1-1, at 13:40 of the first period when left winger Geoff Courtnall scored against goaltender Ken Wregget. Center Cliff Ronning and right winger Trevor Linden netted assists.
At 15:06, the Penguins regained the lead, 2-1, when center Ron Francis scored his 20th goal of the season off assists from right winger Jaromir Jagr and defenseman Larry Murphy.
Less than a minute and a half later, Lemieux scored to make it a 3-1 lead. Tocchet had the only assist.
Just 48 seconds into the second period, the Penguins took a 4-1 lead when Tocchet scored off assists from Lemieux and defenseman Ulf Samuelsson.
At the 6:14 mark, Tocchet scored again to make it 5-1. Lemieux and left winger Kevin Stevens had assists.
Rookie right winger Pavel Bure scored his 30th goal of the season to make it a 5-2 game. Defenseman Jyrki Lumme and center Igor Larionov recorded assists.
Only 56 seconds into the third period, Linden scored making the score, 5-3. Courtnall and defenseman Dave Babych were credited with assists.
Francis scored his second goal of the game at 9:23 on a power play to make it a 6-3 game. Lemieux and Tocchet netted assists.
Shortly after that at the 9:35 mark, Lemieux scored the game's final goal off assists from Tocchet and Stevens.
-Wregget made 35 saves in the win. It was his 100th career win.
-The game's three stars were: 1.) Lemieux 2.) Tocchet 3.) Francis.
-Lemieux's assist on Tocchet's second goal was his 600th career assist.
-Stevens recorded his 67th assist of the season and tied the NHL's single-season record for assist by a left winger originally set by Montreal's Mats Naslund in 1985-86.
-Penguins right winger Joe Mullen missed the game due to hip and back ailments.
|Mario Lemieux, C||61||42||82||124|
|Kevin Stevens, LW||75||51||67||118|
|Joe Mullen, RW||74||43||43||86|
|Larry Murphy, D||73||21||53||74|
|Jaromir Jagr, RW||65||31||34||65|
|Rick Tocchet, RW||55||24||29||52|
|Ron Francis, C||65||21||31||52|
|Bob Errey, LW||73||17||16||33|
|Bryan Trottier, C||59||10||16||26|
|Phil Bourque, LW||53||9||15||23|
|Troy Loney, LW||71||8||15||23|
|Gordie Roberts, D||68||2||21||23|
|Kjell Samuelsson, D||71||5||10||15|
|Jiri Hrdina, C||52||3||12||15|
|Ulf Samuelsson, D||57||1||13||14|
|Paul Stanton, D||49||2||7||9|
|Ken Priestlay, C||50||2||8||10|
|Jamie Leach, RW||6||2||7||9|
|Jim Paek, D||49||1||7||8|
|Grant Jennings, D||48||2||2||4|
|Peter Taglianetti, D||44||1||3||4|
|Shawn McEachern, C||11||0||3||3|
|Jeff Chychrun, D||39||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||48||0||0||0|
Patrick Division standings:
Also in the news that day:
-Rookie goaltender Martin Brodeur made his NHL debut and made 24 saves for the Devils 4-2 defeat of the Bruins at Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford, N.J. The win clinched a playoff berth for New Jersey.
-Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson was sentenced to six years in prison after being found guilty of rape.
(Photo: Penguins Hockey Cards)