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Twenty Years Later - Islanders 4, Penguins 3 - 12-19-12

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' 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.

Notes:

-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:


Record Points
Penguins 23-8-3 49
Capitals 18-15-2 38
Rangers 17-12-4 38
Devils 16-14-1 33
Islanders 14-15-4 32
Flyers 11-16-4 26

Statistics:

Player
Position
Games
Played
Goals Assists Points
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)

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