Today, we look at the Penguins' 6-4 loss against the Washington Capitals, Nov. 27, 1992.
The Penguins lost their second consecutive game at the Capital Centre in Landover, Md. Left winger Kevin Stevens gave the Penguins a 1-0 lead with a goal against goaltender Jim Hrivnak 10:44 into the contest. Assists went to right winger Rick Tocchet and former Capitals defenseman Larry Murphy.
Washington tied the game, 1-1, just over a minute later at 11:56 when right winger Pat Elynuik scored against goaltender Tom Barrasso. Defenseman Al Iafrate and center Dale Hunter collected assists.
A power-play goal by Tocchet at 15:41 gave the Penguins a 2-1 lead. Assists went to center Ron Francis and Murphy.
The Penguins took a 3-1 lead when center Mario Lemieux scored just 43 seconds into the second period. Stevens recorded the lone assist.
At the 5:49 mark, Iafrate scored on another power play to make it a 3-2 contest. Hrivnak collected the only assist.
Just under three minutes later at 8:47, Washington tied the game, 3-3, with an unassisted goal by Bob Carpenter.
Washington took a 4-3 lead when left winger Todd Krygier scored the go-ahead goal at the 11:40 mark off assists from Elynuik and left winger Dmitri Khristich.
Iafrate scored the eventual game-winning goal at 9:39 of the third period. Assists went to Elynuik and defenseman Sylvain Cote.
Stevens scored his second goal of the game to make it 5-4 at 14:18. Assists went to Tocchet and Lemieux.
Late in the game at 19:40, center Mike Ridley scored an empty-net goa to secure the win. the only assist went to left winger Kelly Miller.
-Barrasso made 32 saves in the loss.
-The three stars were: 1.) Iafrate 2.) Elynuik 3.) Stevens.
Patrick Division standings:
|Mario Lemieux, C||25||27||36||62|
|Kevin Stevens, LW||15||17||19||36|
|Rick Tocchet, RW||22||15||18||33|
|Ron Francis, C||25||5||21||26|
|Jaromir Jagr, RW||25||9||15||24|
|Shawn McEachern, LW||25||13||10||23|
|Larry Murphy, D||25||4||18||22|
|Joe Mullen, RW||13||5||7||12|
|Ulf Samuelsson, D||23||2||8||10|
|Paul Stanton, D||23||1||4||5|
|Dave Tippett, C||21||2||2||4|
|Mike Needham, RW||22||4||0||4|
|Jeff Daniels, LW||25||2||2||4|
|Jim Paek, D||25||1||3||4|
|Mike Stapleton, C||25||1||3||4|
|Bryan Fogarty, D||12||0||4||4|
|Kjell Samuelsson, D||25||1||2||3|
|Bob Errey, LW||10||1||1||2|
|Troy Loney, LW||22||0||2||2|
|Martin Straka, C||6||0||1||1|
|Peter Ahola, D||8||0||1||1|
|Grant Jennings, D||10||0||1||1|
|Jamie Leach, RW||5||0||0||0|
|Jay Caufield, RW||7||0||0||0|
Also in the news that day:
-Maple Leafs center Doug Gilmour was suspended eight days without pay and fined $500 for slashing Kings right winger Tomas Sandstrom.