Twenty Years Later - Penguins 2, Islanders 0 - 11-03-12

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

"Twenty Years Later" is a segment with a highly unimaginative name which will appear on Empty Netters throughout the 2012-13 season. We will examine the Penguins' 1992-93 season which led to the only President's Trophy in franchise history. The 1992-93 squad is commonly regarded as the most talented in the history of the Penguins. We will look back on games on the date they happened.

Today, we look at the Penguins' 2-0 win against the Islanders, Nov. 3, 1992.

The Penguins won their second consecutive game at the Civic Arena. Left winger Jeff Daniels opened the scoring 8:22 into the game with his first career NHL goal by putting a backhander behind goaltender Mark Fitzpatrick. Right winger Shawn McEachern recorded the only assist.

After a scoreless second period, right winger Rick Tocchet secured the win with a goal off a rebound at 7:00 of the third period. Assists went to left winger Kevin Stevens and defenseman Jim Paek.


-Goaltender Tom Barrasso made 19 saves in the shutout. It was the 16th shutout of his career.

-Barrasso broke a franchise record he shared with goaltender Roberto Romano by winning his eighth consecutive game. Romano set the previous record during the 1986-87 season.

-With a 9-0-2 reclrd, Barrasso tied the franchise for a unbeaten streak by a goaltender at 11 games. He shared the mark with goaltender Michel Plasse who had a 6-0-5 mark during his streak set during the 1975-76 campaign.

-Penguins center Mario Lemieux failed to score a point or goal for the first time all season. His scoring streaks were snapped at 12 games. His goal-scoring streak was four games short of the NHL record set by Senators forward Harry "Punch" Broadbent during the 1921-22 season.

-It was the first time since Feb. 22 of the 1991-92 season that Lemieux failed to score in a regular season game.

-Earlier in the day, Lemieux had been named the NHL's player of the month for October.

-Penguins center Ron Francis also had a point-scoring streak snapped after 12 games.

-Stevens extended his scoring streak to 13 games. He was the only member of the team to score in every game to that point in the season.

-Islanders center Pierre Turgeon had his scoring streak snapped at 12 games.

Patrick Division standings:

Record Points
Penguins 10-1-2 22
Rangers 8-4-1 17
Devils 7-5-0 14
Islanders 6-6-1 13
Capitals 5-8-0 10
Flyers 3-7-3 9


Goals Assists Points
Mario Lemieux, C 13 18 20 38
Kevin Stevens, LW 13 15 18 33
Jaromir Jagr, RW 13 7 13 20
Ron Francis, C 13 2 16 18
Shawn McEachern, LW 13 8 9 17
Rick Tocchet, RW 11 8 7 15
Larry Murphy, D 13 3 11 14
Ulf Samuelsson, D 13 2 5 7
Paul Stanton, D 13 1 3 4
Bryan Fogarty, D 8 0 4 4
Jim Paek, D 13 1 2 3
Mike Needham, RW 11 2 0 2
Jeff Daniels, LW 13 1 1 2
Dave Tippett, C 13 1 1 2
Troy Loney, LW 13 0 2 2
Kjell Samuelsson, D 13 0 2 2
Grant Jennings, D 8 0 1 1
Mike Stapleton, C 13 0 1 1
Jeff Chychrun, D 1 0 0 0
Joe Mullen, RW 2 0 0 0
Jay Caufield, RW 5 0 0 0
Jamie Leach, RW 5 0 0 0

Also in the news that day:

-Arkansas governor Bill Clinton defeated President George H.W. Bush and Texas businessman Ross Perot in the presidential election. Clinton claimed 370 electoral votes while Bush won 168. Perot did not win any electoral votes.

-The Pirates re-signed outfielder Lloyd McClendon to a two-year contract extension worth $1.3 million.

-Dodgers first baseman Eric Karros was named the National League Rookie of the Year. Pirates pitcher Tim Wakefield finished third in voting for the award.

(Photo: Penguins Hockey Cards)

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