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Twenty Years Later - Penguins 5, Bruins 1 - 05-21-12

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' 5-1 win against the Bruins in Game 3 of the Prince of Wales Conference final series, May 21, 1992.


The Penguins took a 3-0 series lead at the Boston Garden. A goal by left winger Kevin Stevens against goaltender Andy Moog 9:08 into the game gave the Penguins a 1-0 lead. Assists went to center Mario Lemieux and right winger Jaromir Jagr.

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Stevens scored again just over three minutes later at 12:42 of the first period on a power play to make it a 2-0 game. Center Ron Francis and right winger Rick Tocchet netted assists.

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Another goal by Stevens at 15:03 completed his hat trick and gave the Penguins a 3-0 lead. Lemieux and Tocchet were credited with assists.

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At 8:26 of the second period, center Bryan Trottier scored off assists from Jagr and left winger Troy Loney making it a 4-0 contest.

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The Bruins finally got on the scoreboard at 8:11 of the third period when rookie center Joe Juneau scored against goaltender Tom Barrasso. Defenseman Glen Wesley and center Adam Oates had assists.

Stevens collected his fourth goal at the 14:31 mark off assists from Lemieux and Jagr.

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Notes:

-Barrasso made 31 saves in the win.

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

-Stevens recorded his first career postseason hat trick. To date, he is the last member of the Penguins to score four or more goals in a postseason game.

-Jagr extended a scoring streak to seven games.

-Trottier's goal was his 184th career postseason point. That moved him past Oilers/Maple Leafs right winger Glenn Anderson for fourth place on the NHL's all-time career postseason scoring list.

-The Penguins set a franchise record with their sixth consecutive postseason win.

Postseason statistics:

Player
Position
Games
Played
Goals Assists Points
Mario Lemieux, C 10 9 16 25
Kevin Stevens, LW 16 11 12 23
Ron Francis, C 16 7 15 22
Jaromir Jagr, RW 16 8 13 21
Larry Murphy, D 16 5 8 13
Rick Tocchet, RW 9 4 6 10
Troy Loney, LW 16 4 4 8
Bryan Trottier, C 16 4 3 7
Shawn McEachern, C 14 2 4 6
Phil Bourque, LW 16 2 4 6
Paul Stanton, D 16 0 5 5
Joe Mullen, RW 9 3 1 4
Jock Callender, RW 7 1 1 2
Kjell Samuelsson, D 10 0 2 2
Bob Errey, LW 11 2 0 2
Gordie Roberts, D 13 0 2 2
Ulf Samuelsson, D 16 0 2 2
Mike Needham, RW 5 1 0 1
Dave Michayluk, LW 5 0 1 1
Jim Paek, D 14 0 1 1
Jiri Hrdina, C 16 0 1 1
Jay Caufield, LW 9 0 0 0
Grant Jennings, D 10 0 0 0

Also in the news that day:

-Pitcher Bob Walk allowed one earned run and recorded four strikeouts in seven inning for the Pirates in a 1-0 loss to the Giants at Candlestick Park.

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

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