Today, we look at the Penguins' 5-1 win against the Whalers, Oct. 20, 1992.
The Penguins extended their unbeaten streak to seven games and won their fourth consecutive game. Defenseman Jim Paek put the Penguins up 1-0 with his first goal of the season just 4:05 into the game against goaltender Kirk McLean. Assists went to center Mario Lemieux and left winger Kevin Stevens.
At 15:18 of the first period, the Penguins took a 2-0 lead when right winger Jaromir Jagr scored off assists from right winger Shawn McEachern and center Ron Francis.
Shortly after that, the Canucks got on the scoreboard at 15:35 when center Petr Nedved beat goaltender Tom Barrasso. Left winger Geoff Courtnall and right winger Jim Sandlak were credited with assists.
Exactly two minutes later at 17:35, Lemieux scored on a power play to make it a 3-1 game. Defenseman Larry Murphy and Stevens had assists.
Late in the period at the 18:57 mark, McEachern scored another power-play goal off assists from Lemieux and Jagr.
After a scoreless second period, McEachern scored the game's final goal at 1:31 of the third period. Francis recorded the lone assist.
-Barrasso made 23 saves in the win.
-With three points, Lemieux recorded multiple points in a game for the 300th time in his career.
Patrick Division standings:
|Mario Lemieux, C||7||8||14||22|
|Kevin Stevens, LW||7||9||9||18|
|Jaromir Jagr, RW||7||5||8||13|
|Shawn McEachern, LW||7||5||4||9|
|Ron Francis, C||7||1||10||11|
|Larry Murphy, D||7||3||4||7|
|Rick Tocchet, RW||5||3||3||6|
|Bryan Fogarty, D||4||0||3||3|
|Paul Stanton, D||7||1||1||2|
|Kjell Samuelsson, D||7||0||2||2|
|Ulf Samuelsson, D||7||0||2||2|
|Mike Needham, RW||5||1||0||1|
|Jim Paek, D||7||1||0||1|
|Grant Jennings, D||5||0||1||1|
|Troy Loney, LW||7||0||1||1|
|Jay Caufield, RW||3||0||0||0|
|Jamie Leach, RW||5||0||0||0|
|Jeff Daniels, LW||7||0||0||0|
|Mike Stapleton, C||7||0||0||0|
|Dave Tippett, C||7||0||0||0|
Also in the news that day:
-Pitcher Juan Guzman allowed one earned run in eight innings and helped the Blue Jays beat the Braves, 3-2, in Game 3 of the World Series at Toronto's Skydome. Toronto had a 2-1 series lead.
(Photo: Penguins Hockey Cards)