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Twenty Years Later - Penguins 6, Senators 1 - 01-16-12

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' 6-1 win against the Ottawa Senators, Jan. 16, 1993.


The Penguins snapped a two-game losing streak at the Civic Arena. Ottawa scored the first goal of the contest 15:19 into regulation when rookie right winger Tomas Jelinek scored against goaltender Ken Wregget off assists from defenseman Ken Hammond and right winger Jody Hull.

The Penguins responded less than two minutes later at 17:01 of the first period when left winger Kevin Stevens scored a power-play goal against goaltender Peter Sidorkiewicz. Assists were credited to centers Ron Francis and Mike Stapleton.

Another power-play goal by right winger Joe Mullen late in the period at the 19:54 mark proved to be the game-winning score. Francis and defenseman Larry Murphy collected assists.

The only goal of the second period was scored by Mullen early at the 1:25 mark. Stevens recorded the lone assist.

Early in the third period at 2:55, left winger Bob Errey scored on a breakaway to give the Penguins a 4-1 lead. Stapleton had the only assist.

Exactly four minutes later at 6:55, right winger Mike Needham scored off assists from right winger Jaromir Jagr and defenseman Ulf Samuelsson to make it a 5-1 game.

Right winger Rick Tocchet scored late in the game at 19:43 to put the Penguins up, 6-1. Assists went to rookie center Martin Straka and Jagr.

Notes:

-Wregget made 29 saves in the win.

-Stapleton snapped a 17-game slump without a point and recorded the first multi-point game of his Penguins career.

-This was the Penguins' first home game against the expansion Senators.

-The Senators remained winless on the road (0-22-0) in their inagural season.

Patrick Division standings:


Record Points
Penguins 30-12-4 64
Capitals 23-18-4 50
Devils 23-18-3 49
Rangers 21-19-6 48
Islanders 19-22-4 42
Flyers 17-19-7 41

Statistics:

Player
Position
Games
Played
Goals Assists Points
Mario Lemieux, C 40 39 65 104
Kevin Stevens, LW 37 34 30 67
Rick Tocchet, RW 43 26 32 58
Ron Francis, C 46 11 45 57
Jaromir Jagr, RW 46 19 30 48
Larry Murphy, D 46 11 37 46
Shawn McEachern, LW 46 19 18 37
Joe Mullen, RW 34 15 20 35
Ulf Samuelsson, D 42 2 18 20
Paul Stanton, D 44 4 9 13
Jim Paek, D 46 2 9 11
Bob Errey, LW 31 6 4 10
Dave Tippett, C 39 2 5 7
Mike Stapleton, C 45 1 6 7
Mike Needham, RW 33 6 0 6
Troy Loney, LW 42 2 4 6
Jeff Daniels, LW 38 2 2 4
Bryan Fogarty, D 12 0 4 4
Kjell Samuelsson, D 28 1 2 3
Martin Straka, C 12 0 3 3
Grant Jennings, D 30 0 2 2
Peter Ahola, D 22 0 1 1
Jamie Leach, RW 5 0 0 0
Jay Caufield, RW 14 0 0 0

Also in the news that day:

-Guard Garrick Thomas scored 16 points for Pitt in a 76-73 win against Seton Hall at the Fitzgerald Field House.

-Forward Derrick Alston had 23 points for Duquesne which defeated Detroit Mercy, 75-73, at the A.J. Palumbo Center.

(Photo: Penguins Hockey Cards)

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