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.
-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:
|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)