Today, we look at the Penguins' 3-2 loss against the Winnipeg Jets, Jan. 10, 1993.
The Penguins opened a two-game road trip at the Winnipeg Arena. A power-play goal by defenseman Larry Murphy against goaltender Bob Essenssa 8:58 into the contest gave the Penguins a 1-0 lead. Assists went to center Ron Francis and right winger Rick Tocchet.
Less than half a minute after that, another power-play goal by right winger Joe Mullen made it a 2-0 game. Right winger Shawn McEachern and defenseman Ulf Samuelsson collected assists.
The Jets got on the scoreboard at the 13:02 mark when rookie right winger Teemu Selanne scored against goaltender Ken Wregget. The lone assist was credited to defenseman Phil Housley.
A power-play goal by left winger Keith Tkachuk tied the game, 2-2, at 12:23 of the second period. Assists went to defenseman Fredrik Olausson and Housley.
The game-winning goal was scored by Housley at 17:14 off assists from Selanne and rookie center Alexei Zhamnov.
-Wregget made 26 saves in the loss.
-Housley played in his 800th career game.
Patrick Division Standings:
|Mario Lemieux, C||40||39||65||104|
|Kevin Stevens, LW||35||33||29||65|
|Rick Tocchet, RW||41||25||32||57|
|Ron Francis, C||44||11||43||55|
|Jaromir Jagr, RW||44||19||28||46|
|Larry Murphy, D||44||11||36||46|
|Shawn McEachern, LW||44||19||18||37|
|Joe Mullen, RW||32||13||20||33|
|Ulf Samuelsson, D||40||2||17||18|
|Paul Stanton, D||42||4||9||13|
|Jim Paek, D||44||2||9||11|
|Bob Errey, LW||29||5||4||9|
|Dave Tippett, C||37||2||5||7|
|Troy Loney, LW||41||2||4||6|
|Mike Needham, RW||31||5||0||5|
|Mike Stapleton, C||43||1||4||5|
|Jeff Daniels, LW||38||2||2||4|
|Bryan Fogarty, D||12||0||4||4|
|Kjell Samuelsson, D||28||1||2||3|
|Martin Straka, C||10||0||2||2|
|Grant Jennings, D||28||0||2||2|
|Peter Ahola, D||22||0||1||1|
|Jamie Leach, RW||5||0||0||0|
|Jay Caufield, RW||12||0||0||0|
Also in the news that day:
-Quarterback Dan Marino threw for 167 yards and three touchdowns for the Miami Dolphins who beat the San Diego Chargers, 31-0, in an AFC divisional playoff game at Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.
-In a NFC division playoff contest, quarterback Troy Aikman threw for 200 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead the Dallas Cowboys past the Philadephia Eagles, 34-10, at Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas.
(Photo: Penguins Hockey Cards)