Twenty Years Later - Penguins 5, Bruins 2

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' 5-1 win against the Bruins in Game 2 of the Prince of Wales Conference final series, May 19, 1992.

The Penguins took a 2-0 series lead at the Civic Arena. Just 59 seconds into the game, rookie right winger Glen Murray gave the Bruins a 1-0 lead with a goal against goatlender Tom Barrasso. Center Adam Oates recorded the only assist.

At 6:02 of the first period, the Penguins tied the game, 1-1, when left winger Troy Loney scored against goaltender Andy Moog. Assists went to defenseman Paul Stanton and right winger Jaromir Jagr.

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Just over 11 minutes late at the 17:07 mark, Jagr scored to give the Penguins a 2-1 lead. Center Ron Francis and Loney were credited with assists.

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Right winger Rick Tocchet scored the eventual game-winning goal at 11:35 of the second period on a power play. Center Mario Lemieux and left winger Kevin Stevens had assists.

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A power-play goal by Oates at 9:43 of the third period made it a 3-2 game. Center Ted Donato and defenseman Ray Bourque had assists.

The Penguins went up 4-2 when Lemieux scored a power play goal at 12:47 off assists from Stevens and defenseman Larry Murphy.

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An empty-net goal on a power-play by Lemieux at 19:59 secured the win. Assists went to Jagr and defenseman Ulf Samuelsson.

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-Barrasso made 18 saves in the win.

-The three stars were 1.) Lemieux 2.) Jagr 3.) Loney.

-Lemieux returned to the lineup after missing five games due to a broken left wrist.

-The Penguins tied a franchise record with their fifth consecutive postseason win.

Postseason statistics:

Goals Assists Points
Mario Lemieux, C 9 9 13 22
Ron Francis, C 15 7 14 21
Kevin Stevens, LW 15 7 12 19
Jaromir Jagr, RW 15 8 10 18
Larry Murphy, D 15 5 8 13
Rick Tocchet, RW 8 4 4 8
Troy Loney, LW 15 4 3 7
Bryan Trottier, C 15 3 3 6
Shawn McEachern, C 13 2 4 6
Phil Bourque, LW 15 2 4 6
Paul Stanton, D 15 0 5 5
Joe Mullen, RW 9 3 1 4
Jock Callender, RW 6 1 1 2
Kjell Samuelsson, D 9 0 2 2
Bob Errey, LW 11 2 0 2
Gordie Roberts, D 12 0 2 2
Ulf Samuelsson, D 15 0 2 2
Mike Needham, RW 5 1 0 1
Dave Michayluk, LW 4 0 1 1
Jim Paek, D 13 0 1 1
Jiri Hrdina, C 15 0 1 1
Jay Caufield, LW 9 0 0 0
Grant Jennings, D 10 0 0 0

Also in the news that day:

-Catcher Don Slaught went 2 for 4 with an RBI for the Pirates in a 7-2 loss to the Giants at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.

(Photo: Penguins Hockey Cards; Video: Jay Korber)

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