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Twenty Years Later - Bruins 7, Penguins 0 - 01-14-13

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

"Twenty Years Later" is a segment with a highly unimaginative name which will appear on Empty Netters throughout the 2012-13 season. We will examine the Penguins' 1992-93 season which led to the only President's Trophy in franchise history. The 1992-93 squad is commonly regarded as the most talented in the history of the Penguins. We will look back on games on the date they happened.

Today, we look at the Penguins' 7-0 loss against the Boston Bruins, Jan. 14, 1993.


The Penguins lost their second consecutive game at the Boston Garden. Right winger Steve Heinze opened the scoring with a goal against goaltender Ken Wregget 4:44 into the game. Assists went to left winger Dave Reid and defenseman Ray Bourque.

Boston made it a 2-0 game at 11:21 of the first period when Reid scored a short-handed goal off assists from Bourque and center Dave Poulin.

Defenseman Don Sweeney scored at 8:02 of the second period to give Boston a 3-0 advantage. Rookie left winger Joe Juneau had the only assist.

At the 11:05 mark, the Bruins went up 4-0 when Heinze scored his second goal of the game. Goaltender John Blue recorded the lone assist.

A power-play score by right winger Stephen Leach made it a 5-0 game. Assists were credited to defenseman Glen Wesley and center Adam Oates.

At 11:20 of the third period, left winger Ted Donato scored off assists from defenseman David Shaw and Heinze to make it a 6-0 contest.

Late in the game, at the 19:54 mark, Heinze completed the hat trick with an unassisted goal.

Notes:

-Wregget made 28 saves in the loss.

-The three stars were: 1.) Heinze 2.) Blue 3.) Leach.

-The Penguins played their first game since it had been revealed that center Mario Lemieux had been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma. The team announced Lemieux would miss at least four to six weeks while receiving treatment.

-Penguins goaltender Tom Barrasso missed the game while recovering from the chicken pox.

-Heinze recorded his first career hat trick.

-Blue made 21 saves and recorded his first career shutout.

-The Penguins were shutout by the Bruins for the first time since 1977.

Patrick Division standings:


Record Points
Penguins 29-12-4 62
Capitals 23-18-4 50
Devils 23-17-3 49
Rangers 21-18-6 48
Islanders 18-22-4 40
Flyers 16-19-7 39

Statistics:

Player
Position
Games
Played
Goals Assists Points
Mario Lemieux, C 40 39 65 104
Kevin Stevens, LW 36 33 29 65
Rick Tocchet, RW 42 25 32 57
Ron Francis, C 45 11 43 55
Jaromir Jagr, RW 45 19 28 46
Larry Murphy, D 45 11 36 46
Shawn McEachern, LW 45 19 18 37
Joe Mullen, RW 33 13 20 33
Ulf Samuelsson, D 41 2 17 18
Paul Stanton, D 43 4 9 13
Jim Paek, D 45 2 9 11
Bob Errey, LW 30 5 4 9
Dave Tippett, C 38 2 5 7
Troy Loney, LW 42 2 4 6
Mike Needham, RW 32 5 0 5
Mike Stapleton, C 44 1 4 5
Jeff Daniels, LW 38 2 2 4
Bryan Fogarty, D 12 0 4 4
Kjell Samuelsson, D 28 1 2 3
Martin Straka, C 11 0 2 2
Grant Jennings, D 29 0 2 2
Peter Ahola, D 22 0 1 1
Jamie Leach, RW 5 0 0 0
Jay Caufield, RW 13 0 0 0

Also in the news that day:

-Former Steelers coach Chuck Noll and wide receiver Lynn Swann was named a finalist for induction in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

(Photos: Penguins Hockey Cards)

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