Today, we look at the Penguins' 2-1 loss against the New Jersey Devils, Dec. 11, 1992.
The Penguins had a two-game winning streak snapped at Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford, N.J. Just 3:51 into the game, a backhanded goal by right winger Shawn McEachern against goaltender Chris Terreri gave the Penguins a 1-0 lead. Left winger Bob Errey recorded the lone assist.
Just over five minutes later at 8:58 of the first period, New Jersey tied the game, 1-1, when left winger Stephane Richer scored with a slapper against goaltender Tom Barrasso. The only assist went to defenseman Bruce Driver.
A short-handed breakaway goal by center Alexander Semak at 7:43 of the second period proved to be the game-winning score. Defenseman Alexei Kasatonov recorded an assist.
-Barrasso made 28 saves in the loss.
-The three stars were 1.) Semak 2.) Terreri 3.) Devils defenseman Scott Stevens.
-Semak scored the first short-handed goal of his career.
-The Devils recorded their first win in four meetings that season with the Penguins.
-Each team's power play was 0 for 7.
Patrick Division standings:
|Mario Lemieux, C||30||32||46||78|
|Kevin Stevens, LW||21||20||23||43|
|Rick Tocchet, RW||28||20||22||42|
|Ron Francis, C||31||10||28||38|
|Jaromir Jagr, RW||31||12||21||32|
|Larry Murphy, D||31||6||25||31|
|Shawn McEachern, LW||31||16||12||28|
|Joe Mullen, RW||19||7||12||19|
|Ulf Samuelsson, D||27||2||12||14|
|Paul Stanton, D||29||2||4||6|
|Mike Needham, RW||27||5||0||5|
|Jim Paek, D||31||2||3||5|
|Mike Stapleton, C||31||1||4||5|
|Dave Tippett, C||24||2||2||4|
|Jeff Daniels, LW||31||2||2||4|
|Bryan Fogarty, D||12||0||4||4|
|Bob Errey, LW||16||1||2||3|
|Kjell Samuelsson, D||26||1||2||3|
|Troy Loney, LW||28||0||3||3|
|Martin Straka, C||7||0||1||1|
|Peter Ahola, D||14||0||1||1|
|Grant Jennings, D||15||0||1||1|
|Jamie Leach, RW||5||0||0||0|
|Jay Caufield, RW||7||0||0||0|
Also in the news that day:
-The NHL hired NBA senior vice president Gary Bettman to serve as the league's first commissioner.
-Pitt re-hired Johnny Majors as head football coach.
(Photo: Penguins Hockey Cards)