Today, we look at the Penguins' 3-2 win against the Calgary Flames, Jan. 9, 1993.
The Penguins finished a five-game homestand at the Civic Arena. Only 35 seconds into the game, the Penguins took a 1-0 lead when defenseman Larry Murphy scored his 10th goal of the season against goaltender Mike Vernon. Assists went to centers Martin Straka and Dave Tippett.
At 7:04, the lead was increased to 2-0 when former Flames right winger Joe Mullen scored off assists from right winger Shawn McEachern and Murphy.
The Flames got on the scoreboard at 14:41 when center Robert Reichel scored on a power play with a slap shot against goaltender Tom Barrasso. Right winter Theo Fleury and defenseman Gary Suter collected assists.
Following a scoreless second period, a goal by Suter tied the game, 2-2, with a rebound goal at 12:55 of the third period. Center Joe Nieuwendyk and right winger Sergei Makarov were credited with assists.
Late in regulation, at the 15:27 mark, left winger Kevin Stevens scored the game-winning goal with a backhander off assists from right winger Rick Tocchet and center Ron Francis.
-Barrasso made 22 saves in the victory.
-The three stars were 1.) Murphy 2.) Barrasso 3.) Suter.
Patrick Division Standings:
|Mario Lemieux, C||40||39||65||104|
|Kevin Stevens, LW||34||33||29||65|
|Rick Tocchet, RW||40||25||31||56|
|Ron Francis, C||43||11||42||54|
|Jaromir Jagr, RW||43||19||28||46|
|Larry Murphy, D||43||10||36||45|
|Shawn McEachern, LW||43||19||17||36|
|Joe Mullen, RW||31||12||20||32|
|Ulf Samuelsson, D||39||2||16||17|
|Paul Stanton, D||41||4||9||13|
|Jim Paek, D||43||2||9||11|
|Bob Errey, LW||28||5||4||9|
|Dave Tippett, C||36||2||5||7|
|Troy Loney, LW||40||2||4||6|
|Mike Needham, RW||30||5||0||5|
|Mike Stapleton, C||42||1||4||5|
|Jeff Daniels, LW||37||2||2||4|
|Bryan Fogarty, D||12||0||4||4|
|Kjell Samuelsson, D||28||1||2||3|
|Martin Straka, C||9||0||2||2|
|Grant Jennings, D||27||0||2||2|
|Peter Ahola, D||22||0||1||1|
|Jamie Leach, RW||5||0||0||0|
|Jay Caufield, RW||12||0||0||0|
Also in the news that day:
-A 38-yard field goal by placekicker Gary Anderson accounted for all the Steelers offense in a 24-3 to the Buffalo Bills in a AFC divisional playoff game at Three Rivers Stadium.
-Center Eric Mobley scored 18 points for No. 24 Pitt in an 85-77 loss to St. John's at Alumni Hall in New York. Pitt had a seven-game winning streak snapped.
(Photo: Penguins Hockey Cards)