Today, we look at the Penguins' 7-3 win against the New York Islanders, Nov. 27, 1992.
The Penguins opened a three-game road trip at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y. Just 1:55 into the contest, the Penguins took a 1-0 lead when center Ron Francis scored on a wrister against goaltender Glenn Healy. The only assist went to right winger Joe Mullen.
Just over a minute later at 3:06 of the first period, the Penguins increased their lead to 2-0 with a tap-in goal by right winger Rick Tocchet off assists from left winger Kevin Stevens and center Mario Lemieux.
At the 12:54 mark, the Penguins went up 3-0 when right winger Jaromir Jagr scored his 10th goal of the season with a wrister. Right winger Shawn McEachern and left winger Troy Loney were credited with assists.
Lemieux scored his 30th goal of the season with a one-timer against goaltender Mark Fitzpatrick made it a 4-0 game at 5:05 of the second period. Assists were recorded by Mullen and Jagr.
Late in the period at 18:12, a power-play goal off a tap-in by Tocchet increased the lead to 5-0. Stevens and defenseman Larry Murphy collected assists.
Just 1:58 into the third period, Mullen scored off an assist from Francis to put the Penguins up 6-0.
New York finally got on the scoreboard at the 9:21 mark when left winger Bill Berg scored a short-handed goal against goaltender Tom Barrasso. The only assist went to center Tom Fitzgerald.
Stevens scored the Penguins' final goal of the game at 15:07 on a power play off assists from Murphy and Lemieux.
A power-play goal by right winger Steve Thomas at the 18:07 mark made it a 7-2 game. Assists went to defensemen Tom Kurvers and Jeff Norton.
The final goal of the game was scored late at 19:22 by center Claude Loiselle. Right winger Patrick Flatley and Kurvers collected assists.
-Barrasso made 19 saves in the win.
-The three stars were: 1.) Stevens 2.) Tocchet 3. Lemieux.
-The Penguins extended a road winning streak against the Islanders to five games.
-Responding to a question regarding his bid, for a shutout, Barrasso admitted, "In the third period, I lost interest a lot. I didn't have a shot for five minutes. My mind wandered off."
Patrick Division standings:
|Mario Lemieux, C||27||30||38||67|
|Kevin Stevens, LW||17||19||21||40|
|Rick Tocchet, RW||24||18||19||37|
|Ron Francis, C||27||6||24||30|
|Jaromir Jagr, RW||27||10||18||27|
|Larry Murphy, D||27||4||23||27|
|Shawn McEachern, LW||27||15||11||26|
|Joe Mullen, RW||15||6||9||15|
|Ulf Samuelsson, D||24||2||9||11|
|Paul Stanton, D||25||1||4||5|
|Dave Tippett, C||21||2||2||4|
|Mike Needham, RW||24||4||0||4|
|Jeff Daniels, LW||27||2||2||4|
|Jim Paek, D||27||1||3||4|
|Mike Stapleton, C||27||1||3||4|
|Bryan Fogarty, D||12||0||4||4|
|Kjell Samuelsson, D||26||1||2||3|
|Troy Loney, LW||24||0||3||3|
|Bob Errey, LW||12||1||1||2|
|Martin Straka, C||6||0||1||1|
|Peter Ahola, D||10||0||1||1|
|Grant Jennings, D||12||0||1||1|
|Jamie Leach, RW||5||0||0||0|
|Jay Caufield, RW||7||0||0||0|
Also in the news that day:
-Former Pirates pitcher Doug Drabek signed a four-year deal with the Houston Astros worth $19.5 million.
(Photo: Penguins Hockey Cards)