Today, we look at the Penguins' 7-2 win against the Senators, Oct. 27, 1992.
The Penguins extended their season-opening unbeaten streak to 10 games and won their seventh consecutive game at the Ottawa Civic Centre. Late in the first period at the 19:33 mark, the Penguins took a 1-0 lead when right winger Rick Tocchet scored a power-play goal off a rebound against goaltender Peter Sidorkiewicz off assists from left winger Kevin Stevens and center Ron Francis.
Early in the second period at 1:19, Lemieux scored on a rebound to make it a 2-0 game. Stevens recorded the lone assist.
The Penguins took a 3-0 lead at the 6:32 mark when right winger Mike Needham scored witih a re-direction. Center Dave Tippett and left winger Jeff Daniels netted assists.
At 13:16, a goal by Lemieux made the score 4-0. Stevens and Tocchet were credited with assists.
Penguins defenseman Ulf Samuelsson scored his first goal of the season at the 17:11 mark. Left winger Troy Loney had the only assist.
Early in the third period, Samuelsson struck again at the 3:19 mark against goaltender Steve Weeks. The sole assist was recorded by right winger Shawn McEachern.
The Senators finally got on the scoreboard at the 7:23 mark when center Laurie Boschman against goaltender Tom Barrasso. Assists went to defensemen Norm Maciver and Brad Marsh.
Ottawa made it a 6-2 game less than three minutes later at 10:13 when left winger Darcy Loewen scored off assists from right winger Jim Thomson and Maciver.
Stevens scored the game's final goal at 17:20. Samuelsson and McEachern were credited with assists.
-Barrasso made 26 saves in the win.
-The three stars were 1.) Lemieux 2.) Samuelsson 3.) Stevens.
-This was the Penguins' first game against the expansion Senators and in Ottawa.
-At 8-0-2, the Penguins were the only remaining unbeaten team in the NHL.
-The Penguins tied a record with their seventh consecutive win.
-The Senators recorded their eighth consecutive loss.
-Lemieux scored a goal for the 10th consecutive game.
Patrick Division standings:
|Mario Lemieux, C||10||14||18||32|
|Kevin Stevens, LW||10||11||15||26|
|Jaromir Jagr, RW||10||7||11||18|
|Ron Francis, C||9||1||14||15|
|Shawn McEachern, LW||10||7||7||14|
|Rick Tocchet, RW||8||7||6||13|
|Larry Murphy, D||10||3||8||11|
|Ulf Samuelsson, D||10||2||4||6|
|Bryan Fogarty, D||7||0||4||4|
|Paul Stanton, D||10||1||2||3|
|Mike Needham, RW||8||2||0||2|
|Jim Paek, D||10||1||1||2|
|Dave Tippett, C||10||1||1||2|
|Troy Loney, LW||10||0||2||2|
|Kjell Samuelsson, D||10||0||2||2|
|Grant Jennings, D||6||0||1||1|
|Jeff Daniels, LW||10||0||1||1|
|Mike Stapleton, C||10||0||1||1|
|Jeff Chychrun, D||1||0||0||0|
|Jay Caufield, RW||4||0||0||0|
|Jamie Leach, RW||5||0||0||0|
Also in the news that day:
-Oakland Athletics manager Tony LaRussa was named the American League's manager of the year.
(Photo: Penguins Hockey Cards)