Today, we look at the Penguins' 4-2 win against the Buffalo Sabres, Nov. 20, 1992.
The Penguins won their second consecutive game at Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford, N.J. Right winger Shawn McEachern gave the Penguins a 1-0 lead 10:03 into the game with a goal against goaltender Craig Billington. Center Ron Francis recorded the only assist.
Late in the first period at the 19:52 mark, right winger Rick Tocchet scored the eventual game-winning goal off assists from center Mario Lemieux and right winger Joe Mullen.
At 9:20 of the second period, defenseman Scott Stevens scored New Jersey's only goal of the game on a power-play against goaltender Tom Barrasso. Assists went to center Peter Stastny and right winger Claude Lemieux.
McEachern scored his second goal of the game at the 16:35 mark off assists from Tocchet and Lemieux.
The game's final goal was scored by Tocchet at 1:35 of the third period. Mullen and Lemieux netted assists.
-Barrasso made 33 saves in the win. Barrasso earned his 89th career win with the Penguins and broke the franchise mark for wins initally set by goaltender Denis Herron.
-The game's three stars were 1.) Tocchet 2.) McEachern 3.) Lemieux.
Patrick Division standings:
|Mario Lemieux, C||21||23||32||55|
|Kevin Stevens, LW||14||15||18||33|
|Rick Tocchet, RW||18||13||13||26|
|Shawn McEachern, LW||21||13||10||23|
|Jaromir Jagr, RW||21||9||14||23|
|Ron Francis, C||21||3||19||22|
|Larry Murphy, D||21||4||15||19|
|Joe Mullen, RW||9||4||6||10|
|Ulf Samuelsson, D||19||2||7||9|
|Paul Stanton, D||21||1||4||5|
|Dave Tippett, C||21||2||2||4|
|Mike Stapleton, C||21||1||3||4|
|Bryan Fogarty, D||12||0||4||4|
|Jeff Daniels, LW||21||2||1||3|
|Jim Paek, D||21||1||2||3|
|Kjell Samuelsson, D||21||1||2||3|
|Mike Needham, RW||18||2||0||2|
|Bob Errey, LW||6||1||1||2|
|Troy Loney, LW||19||0||2||2|
|Peter Ahola, D||5||0||1||1|
|Martin Straka, C||5||0||1||1|
|Grant Jennings, D||9||0||1||1|
|Jamie Leach, RW||5||0||0||0|
|Jay Caufield, RW||6||0||0||0|
Also in the news that day:
-The Pirates re-signed outfielder Dave Clark to a one-year contract.
(Photo: Penguins Hockey Cards)