Today, we look at the Penguins' 4-1 win against the Minnesota North Stars, Nov. 10, 1992.
The Penguins wrapped up a three-game road trip at the Met Center in Bloomington, Minn. Center Ron Francis the Penguins a 1-0 lead with a power-play goal against goaltender Jon Casey 6:28 into the contest. Rookie center Martin Straka an rookie right winger Shawn McEachern recorded assists.
After a scoreless second period, McEachern scored the eventual game-winning goal 2:03 into the third period. Assists went to center Mario Lemieux and right winger Joe Mullen.
Right winger Ulf Dalhen scored Minnesota's only goal at the 6:21 mark against goaltender Ken Wregget. Center Mike Modano and right winger Mike Craig collected assists.
Shortly after that at 7:00, McEachern scored again on a power play off assists from Lemieux and Mullen.
Late in the game, Lemieux secured the win with an short-handed empty-net goal at 18:39. The goal was unassisted.
-Wregget made 24 saves in the win.
-The three stars were: 1.) McEachern 2.) Wregget 3.) North Stars defenseman Craig Ludwig.
-Straka's assist was the first point of his NHL career.
-The North Stars lost at home for the first time all season.
Patrick Division standings:
|Mario Lemieux, C||17||22||25||47|
|Kevin Stevens, LW||14||15||18||33|
|Jaromir Jagr, RW||17||9||13||22|
|Shawn McEachern, LW||17||11||10||21|
|Ron Francis, C||17||3||17||20|
|Rick Tocchet, RW||15||9||10||19|
|Larry Murphy, D||17||4||13||17|
|Ulf Samuelsson, D||17||2||7||9|
|Joe Mullen, RW||5||1||4||5|
|Dave Tippett, C||17||2||2||4|
|Paul Stanton, D||17||1||3||4|
|Bryan Fogarty, D||9||0||4||4|
|Jim Paek, D||17||1||2||3|
|Kjell Samuelsson, D||17||1||2||3|
|Mike Stapleton, C||17||1||2||3|
|Mike Needham, RW||14||2||0||2|
|Jeff Daniels, LW||17||1||1||2|
|Troy Loney, LW||16||0||2||2|
|Bob Errey, LW||3||0||1||1|
|Martin Straka, C||3||0||1||1|
|Grant Jennings, D||9||0||1||1|
|Peter Ahola, D||2||0||0||0|
|Jay Caufield, RW||5||0||0||0|
|Jamie Leach, RW||5||0||0||0|
Also in the news that day:
-Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Dennis Eckersley was awarded the American League Cy Young award.
(Photo: Penguins Hockey Cards)