Today, we look at the Penguins' 5-2 win against the Canadiens, Oct. 15, 1992.
The Penguins extended their unbeaten streak to five games at the Civic Arena. Montreal took a 1-0 lead when rookie right winger Oleg Petrov scored scored his first career goal 3:27 into the game against goaltender Tom Barrasso. Center Denis Savard recorded the only assist.
Shortly after that, left winger Kevin Stevens tied the game, 1-1, when he scored against goaltender Patrick Roy at the 3:43 mark. Center Mario Lemieux and right winger Jaromir Jagr had assists.
At 6:43, center Ron Francis scored his first goal of the season to give the Penguins a 2-1 lead. Right winger Shawn McEachern netted the lone assist.
Jagr scored the eventual game-winning goal at 15:38 off assists from Lemieux and Stevens.
Lemieux scored at 5:33 of the second period to make it a 4-1 game. Left winger Troy Loney and defenseman Bryan Fogarty were credited with assists.
Just 3:00: into the third period, McEachern scored the Penguins' fifth goal of the game on a power play. Assists went to defenseman Paul Stanton and Fogarty.
The game's final goal was scored by center Kirk Muller at 12:50 to make it 5-2. Right winger Mike Keane and defenseman Mathieu Schneider had assists.
-Barrasso made 32 saves in the victory.
-The game's three stars were 1.) Lemieux 2.) Barrasso 3.) Jagr.
-Right winger Rick Tocchet missed his second consecutive game due to a bruised right ankle.
Patrick Division standings:
|Mario Lemieux, C||5||6||11||17|
|Kevin Stevens, LW||5||5||6||11|
|Ron Francis, C||5||1||5||6|
|Rick Tocchet, RW||3||2||3||5|
|Shawn McEachern, LW||5||2||3||5|
|Larry Murphy, D||5||3||1||4|
|Bryan Fogarty, D||2||0||3||3|
|Paul Stanton, D
|Kjell Samuelsson, D||5||0||2||2|
|Ulf Samuelsson, D||5||0||2||2|
|Mike Needham, RW||4||1||0||1|
|Grant Jennings, D||5||0||1||1|
|Troy Loney, LW||5||0||1||1|
|Jay Caufield, RW||1||0||0||0|
|Jeff Daniels, LW||5||0||0||0|
|Jamie Leach, RW||5||0||0||0|
|Jim Paek, D||5||0||0||0|
|Mike Stapleton, C||5||0||0||0|
|Dave Tippett, C||5||0||0||0|
Also in the news that day:
-Left winger Luc Robitaille scored two goals for the Los Angeles Kings who defeated the the Calgary Flames, 4-0 at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, Calif. At 4-1-0, the Kings tied the mark for best start in franchise history.
(Photo: Penguins Hockey Cards)