Today, we look at the Penguins' 4-0 win against the Philadelphia Flyers, Dec. 23, 1992.
The Penguins won their second consecutive game at the Spectrum in Philadelphia. Center Mario Lemieux gave the Penguins a 1-0 lead just 41 seconds into the game with a backhanded goal against goaltender Tommy Soderstrom. Assists went to left winger Kevin Stevens and right winger Rick Tocchet.
At 10:30 of the first period, a power-play goal by Stevens made it a 2-0 game. Lemieux and defenseman Larry Murphy collected assists.
Just 2:09 into the second period, Lemieux scored again with a rebound goal off assists from defenseman Paul Stanton and center Dave Tippett.
The game's final goal was scored by right winger Shawn McEachern off a tip-in at 12:21. Assists were credited to Tippett and right winger Jaromir Jagr.
-Penguins goaltender Tom Barrasso made 20 saves in the shutout win. He recorded his 18th career shutout.
-The three stars were 1.) Lemieux 2.) Barrasso 3.) Stevens.
Patrick Division standings:
|Mario Lemieux, C||36||36||61||97|
|Kevin Stevens, LW||27||28||26||56|
|Rick Tocchet, RW||34||23||27||50|
|Ron Francis, C||37||11||34||45|
|Jaromir Jagr, RW||37||17||25||41|
|Larry Murphy, D||37||9||33||41|
|Shawn McEachern, LW||37||19||13||32|
|Joe Mullen, RW||25||8||15||23|
|Ulf Samuelsson, D||33||2||15||16|
|Paul Stanton, D||35||3||7||10|
|Jim Paek, D||37||2||6||8|
|Dave Tippett, C||30||2||4||6|
|Troy Loney, LW||34||2||4||6|
|Mike Needham, RW||27||5||0||5|
|Mike Stapleton, C||36||1||4||5|
|Jeff Daniels, LW||36||2||2||4|
|Bob Errey, LW||22||1||3||4|
|Bryan Fogarty, D||12||0||4||4|
|Kjell Samuelsson, D||27||1||2||3|
|Martin Straka, C||7||0||1||1|
|Peter Ahola, D||19||0||1||1|
|Grant Jennings, D||21||0||1||1|
|Jamie Leach, RW||5||0||0||0|
|Jay Caufield, RW||8||0||0||0|
Also in the news that day:
-Steelers center Dermontti Dawson, running back Barry Foster, guard Carlton Haselrig and cornerback Rod Woodson were selected to the Pro Bowl.
(Photo: Penguins Hockey Cards)