"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' 4-2 win against the Philadelphia Flyers, Jan. 30, 1993.
The Penguins wrapped up a three-game home stand at the Civic Arena. Center Ron Francis gave the Penguins a 1-0 lead 17:37 into the game with a power-play goal against goaltender Tommy Soderstrom. Right winger Joe Mullen and defenseman Larry Murphycollected assists.
Just 2:52 into the second period, right winger Shawn McEachern scored on another power play. The only assist was recorded by former Flyers right winger Rick Tocchet.
At 12:27 of the third period, ex-Penguins' right winger Mark Recchi scored Philadelphia's first goal on a power play versus former Flyers goaltender Ken Wregget. Assists went to defenseman Greg Hawgood and left winger Brent Fedyk.
Just over a minute later at 13:20, the Flyers tied the game, 2-2, when center Ron Brind'Amour scored his own power play goal off assists from defenseman Garry Galley and Fedyk.
At the 15:50 mark, left winger Kevin Steven scored his 40th goal of the season on a power play to put the Penguins up for good, 3-2. Francis and right winger Jaromir Jagr collected assists.
The game's final goal was scored by Jagr on an empty net late at 19:42. Defenseman Ulf Samuelsson had the only assist.
-Wregget made 27 saves in the win.
-Francis' goal was the 300th of his career.
-The Penguins extended an unbeaten streak against the Flyers to 14 games.
Patrick Division standings:
|Mario Lemieux, C||40||39||65||104|
|Kevin Stevens, LW||41||40||35||75|
|Rick Tocchet, RW||49||29||35||64|
|Ron Francis, C||52||13||49||62|
|Jaromir Jagr, RW||52||21||37||57|
|Larry Murphy, D||52||13||41||54|
|Shawn McEachern, LW||52||22||22||44|
|Joe Mullen, RW||40||15||25||40|
|Ulf Samuelsson, D||47||2||19||21|
|Paul Stanton, D||51||4||11||15|
|Jim Paek, D||52||3||12||15|
|Bob Errey, LW||37||6||4||10|
|Mike Stapleton, C||52||3||6||9|
|Dave Tippett, C||45||2||7||9|
|Mike Needham, RW||40||6||1||7|
|Troy Loney, LW||50||2||5||7|
|Kjell Samuelsson, D||33||2||3||5|
|Jeff Daniels, LW||36||2||2||4|
|Bryan Fogarty, D||12||0||4||4|
|Peter Ahola, D||30||1||2||3|
|Martin Straka, C||15||0||3||3|
|Grant Jennings, D||35||0||2||2|
|Jamie Leach, RW||5||0||0||0|
|Jay Caufield, RW||14||0||0||0|
Also in the news that day:
-Former Steelers head coach Chuck Noll was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
(Photo: Penguins Hockey Cards)