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Twenty Years Later - Penguins 6, Bruins 2 - 01-05-13

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' 6-2 win against the Boston Bruins, Jan. 5, 1993.


The Penguins extended an unbeaten streak to six games at the Civic Arena. The Penguins took a 1-0 lead 12:15 into the game with a breakaway goal by left winger Bob Errey against goaltender Andy Moog. Center Ron Francis and right winger Joe Mullen netted assists.

Just over four minutes later, a goal by right winger Rick Tocchet made it a 2-0 contest. Assists went to left winger Kevin Stevens and defenseman Paul Stanton.

Just 1:50 into the second period, Boston got on the scoreboard with a goal of a wrist shot by defenseman David Shaw against goaltender Tom Barrasso. Left winger Joe Juneau recorded the lone assist.

Shortly after that at the 2:24 mark, right winger Shawn McEachern scored the eventual game-winning goal off assists from right winger Jaromir Jagr and defenseman Larry Murphy.

A goal by Mullen at 8:27 padded the lead to 4-2. Assists were credited to Errey and Jagr.

The Bruins' final goal was scored by center Adam Oates late in the period at the the 19:21 mark. Right winger Stephen Leach and Shaw had assists.

Errey scored again on a wraparound at 2:52 of the third period to make it a 5-2 game. McEachern and Mullen netted assists.

Jagr scored the contest's final goal at 18:50 on a power play. Stevens and Murphy collected assists.

Notes:

-Barrasso made 41 saves in the victory.

-The three stars were 1.) Errey 2.) Barrasso 3.) McEachern.

-Penguins center Mario Lemieux left the game in the second period due to a back ailment.

-The Penguins assigned left winger Jeff Daniels and rookie center Martin Straka to the Cleveland Lumberjacks of the IHL.

-Jagr, Lemieux and Stevens were voted as startes for the Wales Conference in the All-Star game.

Patrick Division standings:


Record Points
Penguins 28-9-4 60
Capitals 21-16-4 46
Rangers 19-17-5 43
Devils 18-17-3 39
Islanders 17-19-4 38
Flyers 13-19-5 31

Statistics:

Player
Position
Games
Played
Goals Assists Points
Mario Lemieux, C 40 39 65 104
Kevin Stevens, LW 31 31 29 61
Rick Tocchet, RW 38 25 29 54
Ron Francis, C 41 11 38 49
Jaromir Jagr, RW 41 19 28 46
Larry Murphy, D 41 9 35 43
Shawn McEachern, LW 41 19 16 35
Joe Mullen, RW 29 11 19 30
Ulf Samuelsson, D 37 2 16 17
Paul Stanton, D 39 3 9 12
Jim Paek, D 41 2 9 11
Bob Errey, LW 26 5 4 9
Dave Tippett, C 34 2 4 6
Troy Loney, LW 38 2 4 6
Mike Needham, RW 28 5 0 5
Mike Stapleton, C 40 1 4 5
Jeff Daniels, LW 36 2 2 4
Bryan Fogarty, D 12 0 4 4
Kjell Samuelsson, D 28 1 2 3
Grant Jennings, D 25 0 2 2
Martin Straka, C 7 0 1 1
Peter Ahola, D 22 0 1 1
Jamie Leach, RW 5 0 0 0
Jay Caufield, RW 11 0 0 0

Also in the news that day:

-The Chicago bears fired Carnegie native Mike Ditka as head coach.

-Notre Dame fullback Jerome Bettis announced he would forego his senior season and enter the NFL Draft.

-Former Athletics/Yankees/Orioles/Angels outfielder Reggie Jackson was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

(Photo: Penguins Hockey Cards)

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