Today, we look at the Penguins' 5-3 win against the Washington Capitals, Nov. 28, 1992.
The Penguins snapped a two-game losing skid at the Civic Arena in the second contest of a home-and-home series. Washington took a 1-0 lead 8:06 into the contest when left winger Dmitri Khristich scored on a power-play against goaltender Tom Barrasso. Assists went to center Michal Pivonka and defenseman Calle Johansson.
Just over a minute and a half later at 9:36 of the first period, the Capitals increased their lead to 2-0 when defenseman Sylvain Cote scored off assists from defenseman Al Iafrate and left winger Kelly Miller.
The Penguins got on the scoreboard late in the period at the 17:10 mark when right winger Rick Tocchet beat goaltender Don Beaupre for a power-play score. Former Capitals defenseman Larry Murphy and center Ron Francis collected assists.
Only 1:24 into the second period, the game was tied on a goal by left winger Kevin Stevens. Murphy and right winger Jaromir Jagr were credited with assists.
Penguins center Mario Lemieux scored the go-ahead goal at the 13:02 mark on a power play off assists from Francis and Murphy.
The eventual game-winning goal was scored by right winger Shawn McEachern against goaltender Jim Hrivnak just under a minute later at 14:01. Jagr and defenseman Ulf Samuelsson netted assists.
Washington scored its final goal of the contest late in the period at the 18:09 mark on a power play by right winger Peter Bondra. Iafrate and right winger Pat Elynuik netted assists.
Lemieux scored the game's final goal late in the third period at 19:50 on an empty net. Tocchet had the only assist.
-Barrasso made 36 saves in the win.
-The game's three stars were: 1.) Murphy 2.) Barrasso 3.) Iafrate.
-Penguins defenseman Kjell Samuelsson (knee) and center Dave Tippett (thumb) missed the game due to injuries.
Patrick Division standings:
|Mario Lemieux, C||26||29||36||64|
|Kevin Stevens, LW||16||18||19||37|
|Rick Tocchet, RW||23||16||19||35|
|Ron Francis, C||26||5||23||28|
|Jaromir Jagr, RW||26||9||17||26|
|Larry Murphy, D||26||4||21||25|
|Shawn McEachern, LW||26||14||10||24|
|Joe Mullen, RW||14||5||7||12|
|Ulf Samuelsson, D||24||2||9||11|
|Paul Stanton, D||24||1||4||5|
|Dave Tippett, C||21||2||2||4|
|Mike Needham, RW||23||4||0||4|
|Jeff Daniels, LW||26||2||2||4|
|Jim Paek, D||26||1||3||4|
|Mike Stapleton, C||26||1||3||4|
|Bryan Fogarty, D||12||0||4||4|
|Kjell Samuelsson, D||25||1||2||3|
|Bob Errey, LW||11||1||1||2|
|Troy Loney, LW||23||0||2||2|
|Martin Straka, C||6||0||1||1|
|Peter Ahola, D||9||0||1||1|
|Grant Jennings, D||11||0||1||1|
|Jamie Leach, RW||5||0||0||0|
|Jay Caufield, RW||7||0||0||0|
Also in the news that day:
-The Steelers waived wide receiver Mark Didio.
(Photo: Penguins Hockey Cards)