Today, we look at the Penguins' 4-2 loss against the Maple Leafs, Nov. 7, 1992.
The Penguins opened a three-game road trip at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto. Just 3:16 into the game, Mario Lemieux gave the Penguins a 1-0 lead with his 20th goal of the season against goaltender Felix Potvin. Right winger Joe Mullen netted the only assist.
Toronto tied the game, 1-1, when center Doug Gilmour scored a shorthanded goal against former Maple Leafs goaltender Ken Wregget. The lone assist was credited to left winger Mike Krushelnyski.
The Penguins re-gained the lead, 2-1, at 2:48 of the second period when center Dave Tippett scored off assists from center Mike Stapleton and left winger Bob Errey.
Shortly after that, the Maple Leafs tied the game once again, 2-2, with a goal by former Penguins center Dave McLlwain. Assists were recorded by defenseman Sylvain Lefebvre and left winger Wendel Clark.
Rookie right winger Nikolai Borschevsky scored the eventual game-winning goal on a power play at the 11:01 mark. Gilmour and defenseman Dmitri Mironov were credited with assists.
An empty-net goal on a power play by Clark at 19:16 of the third period secured the win for the Maple Leafs. Defenseman Jamie Macoun and Gilmour had assists.
-Wregget made 26 saves in the loss.
-The three stars were: 1.) Potvin 2.) Lefebvre 3.) Clark.
-Errey made his season debut after missing the first 14 games of the season due to an ankle injury.
-Center Martin Straka, the Penguins' first-round pick in that year's draft, made his NHL debut.
-Two days after being acquired in a trade, defenseman Peter Ahola made his debut with the Penguins.
-Penguins left winger Kevin Stevens missed the game due to a left knee injury.
Patrick Division standings:
|Mario Lemieux, C||15||20||23||43|
|Kevin Stevens, LW||14||15||18||33|
|Jaromir Jagr, RW||15||8||13||21|
|Ron Francis, C||15||2||17||19|
|Rick Tocchet, RW||13||9||9||18|
|Shawn McEachern, LW||15||9||9||18|
|Larry Murphy, D||15||4||12||16|
|Ulf Samuelsson, D||15||2||7||9|
|Dave Tippett, C||15||2||2||4|
|Paul Stanton, D||15||1||3||4|
|Bryan Fogarty, D||8||0||4||4|
|Joe Mullen, RW||4||1||2||3|
|Jim Paek, D||15||1||2||3|
|Kjell Samuelsson, D||15||1||2||3|
|Mike Stapleton, C||15||1||2||3|
|Mike Needham, RW||12||2||0||2|
|Jeff Daniels, LW||15||1||1||2|
|Troy Loney, LW||15||0||2||2|
|Bob Errey, LW||1||0||1||1|
|Grant Jennings, D||9||0||1||1|
|Peter Ahola, D||1||0||0||0|
|Martin Straka, C||1||0||0||0|
|Jay Caufield, RW||5||0||0||0|
|Jamie Leach, RW||5||0||0||0|
Also in the news that day:
-Mike Keenan resigned as the Blackhawks' general manager.
(Photo: Penguins Hockey Cards)