Today, we look at the Penguins' 7-4 win against the Quebec Nordiques, Dec. 21, 1992.
The Penguins won their fourth out of fifth game at the Civic Arena. Right winger Jaromir Jagr put the Penguins up 1-0 with a power-play goal against goaltender Stephane Fiset 11:05 into the game. Assists went to center Mario Lemieux and defenseman Ulf Samuelsson.
Just over three minutes later at 14:22, a goal by right winger Shawn McEachern put the Penguins up 2-0. Right winger Rick Tocchet and defenseman Larry Murphy picked up assists.
At 3:58 of the second period, a goal by left winger Kevin Stevens made it a 3-0 game. Right winger Joe Mullen and Lemieux collected assists.
Quebec got on the scoreboard at 7:16 when center Joe Sakic scored on a power-play against goaltender Tom Barrasso. Assists were credited to right winger Owen Nolan and center Mats Sundin.
The Penguins took a 4-1 lead when Murphy scored a short-handed goal at 9:15 off assists from Lemieux and defenseman Jim Paek.
Shortly after that, at the 9:26 mark, center Ron Francis scored to make it a 5-1 game. Stevens recorded the lone assist.
Murphy scored again on a power play at 13:23 to put the Penguins up 6-1. McEachern and Jagr had assists.
Tocchet scored the game's final goal at 15:43 on another power play off assists from Lemieux and defenseman Paul Stanton.
Sakic scored again at 3:26 of the third period to make it a 7-2 contest. Former Penguins right winger Scott Young and Nolan netted assists.
Defenseman Mikhail Tatarinov scored his first goal of the season on a power play at the 8:15 mark off assists from Sundin and Young.
The game's final goal was scored by center Claude Lapointe at 16:43. Left wingers Mike Hough and Bill Lindsay had assists.
-Barrasso made 33 saves in the win.
-The three stars were 1.) Lemieux 2.) Murphy 3.) Sakic.
-Fiset was replaced by goaltender Ron Hextall after Tocchet's goal.
Patrick Division standings:
|Mario Lemieux, C||35||34||60||94|
|Kevin Stevens, LW||26||27||25||52|
|Rick Tocchet, RW||33||23||26||49|
|Ron Francis, C||36||11||34||45|
|Jaromir Jagr, RW||36||17||24||40|
|Larry Murphy, D||36||9||32||40|
|Shawn McEachern, LW||36||18||13||31|
|Joe Mullen, RW||24||8||15||23|
|Ulf Samuelsson, D||32||2||15||16|
|Paul Stanton, D||34||3||6||9|
|Jim Paek, D||36||2||6||8|
|Troy Loney, LW||33||2||4||6|
|Mike Needham, RW||27||5||0||5|
|Mike Stapleton, C||35||1||4||5|
|Dave Tippett, C||29||2||2||4|
|Jeff Daniels, LW||36||2||2||4|
|Bob Errey, LW||21||1||3||4|
|Bryan Fogarty, D||12||0||4||4|
|Kjell Samuelsson, D||26||1||2||3|
|Martin Straka, C||7||0||1||1|
|Peter Ahola, D||19||0||1||1|
|Grant Jennings, D||20||0||1||1|
|Jamie Leach, RW||5||0||0||0|
|Jay Caufield, RW||7||0||0||0|
Also in the news that day:
-Bengals offensive tackle Anthony Munoz, an 11-time Pro Bowl selection, announced he would retire at the end of the season.
(Photo: Penguins Hockey Cards)