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Twenty Years Later - Penguins 2, Devils 0 - 11-21-12

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' 2-0 win against the New Jersey Devils, Nov. 21, 1992.


The Penguins completed a sweep of a home-and-home series with the Devils and won their third consecutive game at the Civic Arena. Late in the first period at the 1806 mark, right winger Jaromir Jagr scored a short-handed goal against goaltender Chris Terreri. Center Ron Francis netted the only assist.

Francis scored the game's second goal at 9:11 of the second period on a power play off assists from right winger Rick Tocchet and center Mario Lemieux.

Notes:

-Goaltender Tom Barrasso made 29 saves in the shutout win.

-The three stars were: 1.) Barrasso 2.) Francis 3.) Terreri.

-Dating back to the 1991-92 season, the Penguins extended a home-winning streak to 20 games and set a franchis mark set during the 1974-75 season.

-Jagr's short-handed goal was the first of his career.

Patrick Division standings:


Record Points
Penguins 15-4-3 33
Devils 11-9-0 22
Rangers 10-8-2 22
Flyers 8-9-3 19
Islanders 8-10-1 17
Capitals 7-12-1 15

Statistics:

Player
Position
Games
Played
Goals Assists Points
Mario Lemieux, C 22 23 33 56
Kevin Stevens, LW 14 15 18 33
Rick Tocchet, RW 19 13 14 27
Ron Francis, C 22 4 20 24
Shawn McEachern, LW 22 13 10 23
Jaromir Jagr, RW 22 9 14 23
Larry Murphy, D 22 4 15 19
Joe Mullen, RW 10 4 6 10
Ulf Samuelsson, D 20 2 7 9
Paul Stanton, D 22 1 4 5
Dave Tippett, C 21 2 2 4
Mike Stapleton, C 22 1 3 4
Bryan Fogarty, D 12 0 4 4
Jeff Daniels, LW 22 2 1 3
Jim Paek, D 22 1 2 3
Kjell Samuelsson, D 22 1 2 3
Mike Needham, RW 19 2 0 2
Bob Errey, LW 7 1 1 2
Troy Loney, LW 20 0 2 2
Peter Ahola, D 6 0 1 1
Martin Straka, C 6 0 1 1
Grant Jennings, D 9 0 1 1
Jamie Leach, RW 5 0 0 0
Jay Caufield, RW 6 0 0 0

Also in the news that day:

-Fullback Brian O'Neal rushed for 105 yards and four touchdowns for No. 23 Penn State which routed Pitt, 57-13, at Beaver Stadium in University Park. The rivals would not play again until 1997.

(Photo: Penguins Hockey Cards)

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