Today, we look at the Penguins' 4-3 loss against the New York Islanders, Dec. 19, 1992.
The Penguins had a three-game winning streak snapped the Civic Arena. A goal by right winger Jaromir Jagr against goaltender Danny Lorenz 6:45 into the contest gave the Penguins a 1-0 lead. Assists went to defenseman Ulf Samuelsson and goaltender Tom Barrasso.
At 14:56 of the first period, an unsassisted goal by center Benoit Hogue tied the game, 1-1.
New York took a 2-1 lead at 4:23 of the second period when right winger Pat Flatley scored a short-handed goal on a two-on-one off assists from Hogue and defenseman Scott Lachance.
Late in the period at the 19:19 mark, Flatley scored another short-handed goal on another two-on-one to put the Islanders up, 3-1. Once again, assists were recorded by Hogue and Lachance.
At 7:44 of the third period, a rebound goal by left winger Kevin Stevens made it a 3-2 game. Center Mario Lemieux and defenseman Ulf Samuelsson were credited with assists.
Left winger David Volek scored the eventual game-winning goal just over a minute later at 8:55. Right winger Brad Dalgarno had the lone assist.
Jagr scored the game's final goal at the 10:26 mark with a backhander off assists from center Ron Francis and defenseman Jim Paek.
-Barrasso made 27 saves in the loss.
-The three stars were 1.) Hogue 2.) Jagr 3.) Flatley.
-The Penguins' power-play went 0 for 6.
-Lorenz, playing his first game of the season, recorded the first and only win of his NHL career.
Patrick Division standings:
|Mario Lemieux, C||34||34||56||90|
|Kevin Stevens, LW||25||26||24||50|
|Rick Tocchet, RW||32||22||25||47|
|Ron Francis, C||35||10||34||44|
|Jaromir Jagr, RW||35||16||23||38|
|Larry Murphy, D||35||7||31||37|
|Shawn McEachern, LW||35||17||12||29|
|Joe Mullen, RW||23||8||14||22|
|Ulf Samuelsson, D||31||2||14||15|
|Paul Stanton, D||33||3||5||8|
|Jim Paek, D||35||2||5||7|
|Troy Loney, LW||32||2||4||6|
|Mike Needham, RW||27||5||0||5|
|Mike Stapleton, C||34||1||4||5|
|Dave Tippett, C||28||2||2||4|
|Jeff Daniels, LW||35||2||2||4|
|Bob Errey, LW||20||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||18||0||1||1|
|Grant Jennings, D||19||0||1||1|
|Jamie Leach, RW||5||0||0||0|
|Jay Caufield, RW||7||0||0||0|
Also in the news that day:
-Later in the day at the Civic Arena, guard Jerry McCullough scored a career-best 29 points and led Pitt to a 102-91 win against Duquesne in the City Game.
(Photo: Penguins Hockey Cards)