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Twenty Years Later - Penguins 4, Bruins 3 - 05-17-12

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

"Twenty Years Later" is a segment with a highly unimaginative name which will appear on Empty Netters throughout the 2011-12 season. We will examine the Penguins' 1991-92 season which led to the second Stanley Cup title in franchise history. We will look back on games on a particular date and catch up with former players, coaches, executives and media members who were a part or around that team.

Today, we look at the Penguins' 5-1 win against the Bruins in Game 1 of the Prince of Wales conference final series, May 17, 1992.


The Penguins took a 1-0 series lead at the Civic Arena. Center Brian Trottier gave the Penguins a 1-0 lead 3:26 into the game with a goal off a wrister from the right circle against goaltender Andy Moog. The only assist was recorded by goaltender Tom Barrasso.

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Just over two minutes later at 5:40 of the first period, center Bob Sweeney tied the game, 1-1, with an unassisted shorthanded goal.

At 13:35, a goal by center Ted Donato put Boston up, 2-1. The lone assist was recorded by right winger Peter Douris.

Less than a minute after that, right winger Jock Callander tied the game again, 2-2 off an assist from left winger Dave Michayluk.

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Late in the second period, the Bruins regained a 3-2 lead when defenseman Glen Wesley scored. Assists went to centers Joe Juneau and Adams Oates.

The Penguins tied the game again when rookie center Shawn McEachern scored his first career NHL goal on a forehand wraparound at 12:27 of the third period. Right winger Rick Tocchet had the lone assist.

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At 9:44 of overtime, right winger Jaromir Jagr scored to give the Penguins a 4-3 win. Defenseman Kjell Samuelsson had the only assist.

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Notes:

-Barrasso made 35 saves in the win.

-The three stars were 1.) Barrasso 2.) Moog 3.) Jagr.

Postseason statistics:

Player
Position
Games
Played
Goals Assists Points
Ron Francis, C 14 7 13 20
Mario Lemieux, C 8 7 12 19
Kevin Stevens, LW 14 7 10 17
Jaromir Jagr, RW 14 7 8 15
Larry Murphy, D 14 5 7 12
Rick Tocchet, RW 7 3 4 7
Bryan Trottier, C 14 3 3 6
Shawn McEachern, C 12 2 4 6
Phil Bourque, LW 14 2 4 6
Troy Loney, LW 14 3 2 5
Joe Mullen, RW 9 3 1 4
Paul Stanton, D 14 0 4 4
Jock Callender, RW 5 1 1 2
Kjell Samuelsson, D 8 0 2 2
Bob Errey, LW 11 2 0 2
Gordie Roberts, D 11 0 2 2
Mike Needham, RW 5 1 0 1
Dave Michayluk, LW 3 0 1 1
Jim Paek, D 12 0 1 1
Jiri Hrdina, C 14 0 1 1
Ulf Samuelsson, D 14 0 1 1
Jay Caufield, LW 9 0 0 0
Grant Jennings, D 10 0 0 0

Also in the news that day:

-Shortstop Jay Bell went 2 for 5 with two RBIs for the Pirates who lost to the Padres, 6-5, at Three Rivers Stadium.

-Delivery drivers for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Pittsburgh Press went on strike.

(Photo: Penguins Hockey Cards; Videos: Jay Korber)

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