Today, we look at the Penguins' 6-2 win against the Philadelphia Flyers, Dec. 15, 1992.
The Penguins won their second consecutive game at the Civic Arena. Just 2:12 into the contest, the Penguins took a 1-0 lead when right winger Shawn McEachern scored against goaltender Stephane Beauregard. Left winger Troy Loney and right winger Jaromir Jagr collected assists.
At 5:14 of the first period, former Penguins right winger Mark Recchi tied the game, 1-1, with a short-handed breakaway goal against goaltender Tom Barrasso. The only assist was recorded by left winger Pelle Eklund.
The Penguins reclaimed the lead, 2-1, at 10:32 with a goal by left winger Kevin Stevens off an assist by right winger Joe Mullen.
Late in the period at the 19:30 mark, defenseman Paul Stanton scored the eventual game-winning goal on a power play. Centers Mario Lemieux and Ron Francis had assists.
Mullen scored the only goal of the second period at the 2:14 mark. Assists went to left winger Bob Errey and Francis.
Just 1:04 into the third period, center Rod Brind'Amour scored the Flyers' final goal. Eklund had the lone assist.
Shortly after that at the 3:09 mark, Stevens scored his second goal of the game off assists from Lemieux and former Flyers right winger Rick Tocchet.
The game's final goal was scored by Lemieux at 11:29. Assists were recorded by Tocchet and Lemieux.
-Barrasso made 21 saves in the win.
-The three stars were 1.) Stevens 2.) Lemieux 3.) Tocchet.
-Penguins head coach Scotty Bowman recorded his NHL record 800th career regular season win.
-The Flyers lost their fifth consecutive game.
-Flyers center Eric Lindros missed the game due to a knee injury.
Patrick Division standings:
|Mario Lemieux, C||32||34||51||85|
|Kevin Stevens, LW||23||25||24||49|
|Rick Tocchet, RW||30||20||24||44|
|Ron Francis, C||33||10||32||42|
|Jaromir Jagr, RW||33||12||23||34|
|Larry Murphy, D||33||6||28||34|
|Shawn McEachern, LW||33||17||12||29|
|Joe Mullen, RW||21||8||14||22|
|Ulf Samuelsson, D||29||2||12||14|
|Paul Stanton, D||31||3||4||7|
|Troy Loney, LW||30||2||4||6|
|Jim Paek, D||33||2||4||6|
|Mike Needham, RW||27||5||0||5|
|Mike Stapleton, C||33||1||4||5|
|Dave Tippett, C||26||2||2||4|
|Jeff Daniels, LW||33||2||2||4|
|Bob Errey, LW||18||1||3||4|
|Bryan Fogarty, D||12||0||4||4|
|Kjell Samuelsson, D||26||1||2||3|
|Martin Straka, C||7||0||1||1|
|Peter Ahola, D||16||0||1||1|
|Grant Jennings, D||17||0||1||1|
|Jamie Leach, RW||5||0||0||0|
|Jay Caufield, RW||7||0||0||0|
Also in the news that day:
-The D.L. Clark Candy Co. announced plans for a Mario Lemieux-themed candy bar called the Mario Bar.
-Goaltender Mike Vernon made 39 saves and led the Calgary Flames to a 3-0 shutout of the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. The shutout snapped a streak of 236 games with a goal for the Rangers, the fourth-longest in NHL history.
-Forward Effrem Whitehead had 15 points - all on five three-pointers in the second half - and 12 rebounds for Duquesne which upset No. 10 Florida State, 91-84 at the A.J. Palumbo Center.
(Photo: Penguins Hockey Cards)