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Twenty Years Later - Penguins 3, Rangers 2 - 05-11-12

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

"Twenty Years Later" is a segment with a highly unimaginative name which will appear on Empty Netters throughout the 2011-12 season. We will examine the Penguins' 1991-92 season which led to the second Stanley Cup title in franchise history. We will look back on games on a particular date and catch up with former players, coaches, executives and media members who were a part or around that team.

Today, we look at the Penguins' 3-2 win against the Rangers in Game 6 of a Patrick Division final series, May 11, 1992.


The Penguins took a 3-2 series lead at Madison Square Garden in New York. Just 1:15 into the game, right winger Rick Tocchet scored his career postseason goal with the Penguins on a power-play against goaltender John Vanbiesbrouck. Assists went to center Ron Francis and defenseman Larry Murphy.

At the 7:04 mark, the Penguins took a 2-0 lead when right winger Jaromir Jagr scored on a penalty shot.

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New York got on the scoreboard at 6:59 of the second period when center Darren Turcotte scored a power-play goal against goaltender Tom Barrasso. Right winger Mike Gartner and defenseman Brian Leetch netted assists.

Only 1:51 into the third period, Gartner scored to tie the game 2-2 off assists from center Mark Messier and defenseman Jeff Beukeboom.

At the 14:27 mark, Jagr scored his second goal of the game which proved the be the game-winner. Defenseman Gordie Roberts and center Shawn McEachern were credited with assists.

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Notes:

Barrasso made 32 saves in the win.

-The three stars were 1.) Jagr 2.) Gartner 3.) Barrasso.

-Jagr's first goal was the first postseason penalty shot attempt in franchise history. To date, it is the franchise's only successful postseason attempt.

-With left winger Bob Errey dealing with a right shoulder injury, the Penguins recalled left winger Dave Michayluk from Muskegon of the IHL.

Postseason statistics:

Player
Position
Games
Played
Goals Assists Points
Mario Lemieux, C 8 7 12 19
Kevin Stevens, LW 12 7 10 17
Ron Francis, C 12 6 11 17
Jaromir Jagr, RW 12 5 8 13
Larry Murphy, D 12 5 7 12
Troy Loney, LW 12 3 2 5
Phil Bourque, LW 12 2 3 5
Joe Mullen, RW 9 3 1 4
Bryan Trottier, C 12 2 2 4
Shawn McEachern, C 10 0 4 4
Paul Stanton, D 12 0 4 4
Rick Tocchet, RW 5 1 2 3
Bob Errey, LW 11 2 0 2
Gordie Roberts, D 9 0 2 2
Mike Needham, RW 3 1 0 1
Jock Callender, RW 3 0 1 1
Kjell Samuelsson, D 6 0 1 1
Jim Paek, D 10 0 1 1
Jiri Hrdina, C 12 0 1 1
Ulf Samuelsson, D 12 0 1 1
Dave Michayluk, LW 1 0 0 0
Jay Caufield, LW 9 0 0 0
Grant Jennings, D 10 0 0 0

Also in the news that day:

-Pirates outfielder Andy Van Slyke was named the National League Player of the Week.

(Photo: Penguins Hockey Cards)

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