Today, we look at the Penguins' 5-2 win against the Winnipeg Jets, Dec. 8, 1992.
The Penguins won their second consecutive game at the Civic Arena. Right winger Rick Tocchet gave the Penguins a 1-0 lead 5:08 into the game with a goal against goaltender Bob Essensa. Assists went to left winger Kevin Stevens and center Mario Lemieux.
The Jets tied the game, 1-1, at 2:04 of the second period when left winger Darrin Shannon scored on a rebound against goaltender Ken Wregget. Rookie right winger Teemu Selanne and defenseman Dean Kennedy had assists.
A power-play goal off a deflection by Stevens at 13:08 regained the lead for the Penguins, 2-1. Center Ron Francis and Lemieux collected assists.
Just over a minute later at 14:33, right winger Jaromir Jagr scored the eventual game-winning goal off an assist from Francis.
Shortly after that, Selanne scored at the 14:47 mark to make it a 3-2 game. Defenseman Fredrik Olausson and center Thomas Steen netted assists.
Lemieux scored at the 17:31 mark to give the Penguins a 4-2 lead. Assists went to right winger Joe Mullen and Jagr.
The game's final goal was scored by Francis at 8:34 of the third period. Jagr and Mullen had assists.
-Wregget made 32 saves in the victory.
-The three stars were 1.) Francis 2.) Tocchet 3.) Wregget.
-Francis extended a scoring streka to seven games.
Patrick Division standings:
|Mario Lemieux, C||29||32||46||78|
|Kevin Stevens, LW||20||20||23||43|
|Rick Tocchet, RW||27||20||22||42|
|Ron Francis, C||30||10||28||38|
|Jaromir Jagr, RW||30||12||21||32|
|Larry Murphy, D||30||6||25||31|
|Shawn McEachern, LW||30||15||12||27|
|Joe Mullen, RW||18||7||12||19|
|Ulf Samuelsson, D||26||2||12||14|
|Paul Stanton, D||28||2||4||6|
|Mike Needham, RW||27||5||0||5|
|Jim Paek, D||30||2||3||5|
|Mike Stapleton, C||30||1||4||5|
|Dave Tippett, C||23||2||2||4|
|Jeff Daniels, LW||30||2||2||4|
|Bryan Fogarty, D||12||0||4||4|
|Kjell Samuelsson, D||26||1||2||3|
|Troy Loney, LW||27||0||3||3|
|Bob Errey, LW||15||1||1||2|
|Martin Straka, C||7||0||1||1|
|Peter Ahola, D||13||0||1||1|
|Grant Jennings, D||14||0||1||1|
|Jamie Leach, RW||5||0||0||0|
|Jay Caufield, RW||7||0||0||0|
Also in the news that day:
-Atlanta Hawks forward Dominique Wilkins set and NBA record by making 23 free throws wihout a miss in a 123-114 win against the Chicago Bulls at the Omni in Atlanta.
(Photo: Penguins Hockey Cards)