"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' 3-0 win against the New York Rangers, Feb. 10, 1993.
The Penguins won their second consecutive game at Madison Square Garden in New York. Following a scoreless first period, the Penguins took a 1-0 lead when rookie center Martin Straka scored his first career goal against goaltender Mike Richter. Right winger Shawn McEachern and Jaromir Jagrcollected assists.
At 10:56 of the third period, a goal by left winger Bob Errey put the Peguins up 2-0. Right winger Mike Needham and center Dave Tippett recorded assists.
McEachern scored the game's final goal on a rebound at the 17:43 mark on a power play off assists from Jagr and left winger Troy Loney.
-Goaltender Tom Barrasso made 30 saves in the shutout. It was his 19th career shutout. He made his first start since Jan. 9. He had been sidelined due to chickenpox.
-The three stars were 1.) Errey 2.) Barrasso 3.) Stevens.
-It was the Penguins' second consecutive shutout.
-Straka replaced right winger Rick Tocchet in the lineup. Tocchet was sidelined due to a bruised foot.
Patrick Division standings:
|Mario Lemieux, C||40||39||65||104|
|Kevin Stevens, LW||44||42||36||78|
|Rick Tocchet, RW||51||30||35||65|
|Ron Francis, C||554||14||50||64|
|Jaromir Jagr, RW||55||21||42||62|
|Larry Murphy, D||55||13||42||55|
|Shawn McEachern, LW||55||24||24||48|
|Joe Mullen, RW||43||16||26||42|
|Ulf Samuelsson, D||50||2||19||21|
|Jim Paek, D||55||3||13||16|
|Paul Stanton, D||54||4||11||15|
|Bob Errey, LW||40||7||4||11|
|Mike Stapleton, C||55||3||7||10|
|Dave Tippett, C||48||2||8||10|
|Mike Needham, RW||43||6||3||9|
|Troy Loney, LW||53||2||6||8|
|Kjell Samuelsson, D||36||2||3||5|
|Jeff Daniels, LW||36||2||2||4|
|Martin Straka, C||16||1||3||4|
|Bryan Fogarty, D||12||0||4||4|
|Peter Ahola, D||30||1||2||3|
|Grant Jennings, D||38||0||2||2|
|Jamie Leach, RW||5||0||0||0|
|Jay Caufield, RW||17||0||0||0|
Also in the news that day:
-The Detroit Tigers signed former Pirates outfielder Kirk Gibson to a one-year contracts.
(Photo: Penguins Hockey Cards)