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Twenty Years Later - Penguins 1, Blackhawks 0 - 05-30-12

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' 1-0 win against the Blackhawks in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final, May 30, 1992.


The Penguins took a 3-0 series lead at Chicago Stadium. At 15:26 of the first period, left winger Kevin Stevens scored the game's only goal against goaltender Ed Belfour when he deflected a point shot off his skate. Assists went to defenseman Jim Paek and center Shawn McEachern.

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Notes:

-Penguins goaltender Tom Barrasso made 27 saves in the shutout.

-Barrasso recorded his second career postseason shutout. His first was an 8-0 Cup-clinching win against the North Stars in the 1991 Stanley Cup Final.

-The Penguins won a franchise record 10th consecutive postseason game.

Postseason statistics:

Player
Position
Games
Played
Goals Assists Points
Mario Lemieux, C 14 15 16 31
Ron Francis, C 20 7 19 26
Kevin Stevens, LW 20 12 13 25
Jaromir Jagr, RW 20 10 13 23
Rick Tocchet, RW 13 5 10 15
Larry Murphy, D 20 5 9 14
Shawn McEachern, C 18 2 7 9
Troy Loney, LW 20 4 4 8
Paul Stanton, D 20 1 7 8
Bryan Trottier, C 20 4 3 7
Phil Bourque, LW 20 2 5 7
Joe Mullen, RW 9 3 1 4
Bob Errey, LW 13 3 0 3
Jock Callender, RW 11 1 2 3
Kjell Samuelsson, D 14 0 3 3
Jim Paek, D 18 0 3 3
Dave Michayluk, LW 7 1 1 2
Gordie Roberts, D 17 0 2 2
Jiri Hrdina, C 20 0 2 2
Ulf Samuelsson, D 20 0 2 2
Mike Needham, RW 5 1 0 1
Jay Caufield, LW 9 0 0 0
Grant Jennings, D 10 0 0 0

Also in the news that day:

-A sacrifice foul by catcher Don Slaught scored first baseman Jeff King in the 10th inning and gave the Pirates a 3-2 win against the Giants at Three Rivers Stadium.

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

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