"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' 4-3 overtime win against the Boston Bruins, March 9, 1993.
The Penguins won their second consecutive game at the Civic Arena. Los Angeles took a 1-0 lead just 2:12 into the game when left winger Luc Robitaille scored on a power play against goaltender Tom Barrasso. Assists went to center Wayne Gretzky and defenseman Rob Blake.
At 7:46 of the first period, a goal by right winger Jaromir Jagr against Robb Stauber tied the game, 1-1. Center Mario Lemieux and left winger Troy Loney netted assists.
A power-play goal by right winger Joe Mullen at 14:37 put the Penguins up, 2-1. Defenseman Ulf Samuelsson and Lemieux had assists.
The Kings tied the game, 2-2, when Gretzky scored on a tip-in 6:05 into the second period off assists from left winger Tony Granato and defenseman Charlie Huddy.
A goal by Lemieux at the 13:41 mark regained the lead for the Penguins, 3-2. Assists were credited to center Ron Francis and former Kings defenseman Larry Murphy.
Late in the third period at 16:38, the Kings tied the game, 3-3, with a power-play goal by rookie defenseman Alexei Zhitnik. Granato and Blake had assists.
The Penguins won the game at 3:18 of the overtime period when Jagr scored a power play goal with a re-direction on off assists Murphy and Lemieux.
-Barrasso made 28 saves in the victory.
-The three stars were 1.) Jagr 2.) Lemieux 3.) Gretzky.
-The Penguins tied a franchise record with their 41st win of the season. The record was previously set in the 1990-91 season.
-Jagr's overtime goal gave him a career-best 70 points.
-Penguins left winger Kevin Stevens served a one-game suspension for receiving his third non-stick related game misconduct of the season.
Patrick Division standings:
|Mario Lemieux, C||44||41||70||111|
|Kevin Stevens, LW||58||48||42||90|
|Rick Tocchet, RW||64||35||43||78|
|Ron Francis, C||68||18||58||76|
|Jaromir Jagr, RW||65||26||44||70|
|Larry Murphy, D||68||15||50||65|
|Joe Mullen, RW||56||24||31||55|
|Shawn McEachern, LW||68||25||29||54|
|Ulf Samuelsson, D||60||2||20||22|
|Jim Paek, D||68||3||14||17|
|Paul Stanton, D||68||4||12||16|
|Bob Errey, LW||51||8||6||14|
|Dave Tippett, C||58||2||11||13|
|Mike Needham, RW||53||8||4||12|
|Troy Loney, LW||65||4||8||12|
|Mike Stapleton, C||62||3||7||10|
|Martin Straka, C||26||2||8||10|
|Kjell Samuelsson, D||49||2||4||6|
|Jeff Daniels, LW||42||2||2||4|
|Bryan Fogarty, D||12||0||4||4|
|Grant Jennings, D||49||0||4||4|
|Jamie Leach, RW||5||0||0||0|
|Jay Caufield, RW||26||0||0||0|
Also in the news that day:
-First baseman Kevin Young went 2 for 4 with an RBI for the Pirates in an 8-3 spring training loss to the Minnesota Twins at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Fla.