Today, we look at the Penguins' 6-5 win against the Flyers, March. 31, 1992.
The Penguins won their third consecutive game at the Civic Arena. Former Flyers right winger Rick Tocchet gave the Penguins a 1-0 lead 1:17 into the game with a power-play goal against goaltender Ron Hextall. Left winger Kevin Stevens and center Mario Lemieux recorded assists.
The Flyers responded just over a minute later at the 2:29 mark of the first period when left winger Mark Pederson scored to make it 1-1 against former Flyers goaltender Ken Wregget. Right winger Kevin Dineen and defenseman Kerry Huffman had assists.
Philadelphia took a 2-1 lead when former Penguins center Dan Quinn scored off an assist from defenseman Dan Kordic at the 9:45 mark.
The Penguins tied the game again, 2-2, when Stevens scored at 11:19. Assists went to Lemieux and Tocchet.
A shorthanded goal by defenseman Grant Jennings gave the Penguins a 3-2 lead at 15:12. Lemieux and center Ron Francis had assists.
Quinn scored his second goal of the game on a power play to tie it again, 3-3, at 18:50. Center Rod Brind'Amour and defenseman Brian Benning netted assists.
Right winger Andrei Lomakin scored 5:56 into the second period to reclaim the lead, 4-3, for the Flyers. Assists went to right winger Dave Brown and left winger Mark Freer.
Just under 10 minutes later at 15:31, left winger Bob Errey scored off assists from left winger Phil Bourque and defenseman Jeff Chychrun to tie the game yet again, 4-4.
At 7:33 of the third period, Lemieux scored an unassisted goal to give the Penguins a 5-4 lead.
Just over five minutes later, the Flyers tied the game again when center Rod Brind'Amour scored at 12:42 off assists from defensemen Mark Howe and Garry Galley.
At 14:21, Jenning scored his second goal of the game which proved to be the game winner. Bourque and Francis netted assists.
-Wregget made 22 saves in the win.
-The three stars were 1.) Lemieux 2.) Jennings 3.) Quinn.
-Stevens' goal set a NHL single-seasn record for points by a left winger with 122.
-Jennings scored two goals for the first time in his career.
-Flyers right winger Mark Recchi was held without a point in his first game at the Civic Arena following a February trade fro the Penguins.
-The game would be the Penguins last for nearly two weeks. The following day, a deadline to strike a new collective bargaining agreement expired without a reconciliation between the NHL and the NHLPA. The players would strike and would not return to the ice until Apri 13.
|Mario Lemieux, C||63||44||87||130|
|Kevin Stevens, LW||77||53||69||122|
|Joe Mullen, RW||74||43||43||86|
|Larry Murphy, D||75||21||54||75|
|Jaromir Jagr, RW||67||31||35||66|
|Rick Tocchet, RW||57||26||32||57|
|Ron Francis, C||67||21||33||54|
|Bob Errey, LW||75||18||16||34|
|Bryan Trottier, C||61||11||16||27|
|Phil Bourque, LW||55||10||17||26|
|Troy Loney, LW||73||9||15||24|
|Gordie Roberts, D||70||2||21||23|
|Kjell Samuelsson, D||73||5||11||16|
|Jiri Hrdina, C||53||3||12||15|
|Ulf Samuelsson, D||59||1||13||14|
|Paul Stanton, D||51||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||50||4||4||8|
|Peter Taglianetti, D||44||1||3||4|
|Shawn McEachern, C||12||0||4||4|
|Jeff Chychrun, D||41||0||4||4|
|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||50||0||0||0|
Patrick Division Standings:
Also in the news that day:
-Outfielder Lloyd McClendon went 5 for 5 with two RBIs and led the Pirates to a 9-3 spring training win against the Blue Jays at Dunedin Stadium in Dunedin, Fla.
(Photo: Penguins Hockey Cards)