"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' 5-3 win against the Boston Bruins, March 27, 1993.
The Penguins won their ninth consecutive game at the Boston Garden. Right winger Rick Tocchet gave the Penguins a 1-0 lead 9:14 into the game when he scored his 40th goal of the season against goaltender Andy Moog. Center Mario Lemieux had the only assist.
Just over nine minutes later, right winger Joe Juneau scored against goaltender Tom Barrasso and tied the game, 1-1. Assists went to center Adam Oates and defenseman Ray Bourque.
The Penguins regain a 2-1 lead when right winger Jaromir Jagr scored just 3:57 into the third period. Left winger Troy Loney had the only assist.
Boston tied the game again, 2-2, at the 8:19 mark when center Dave Poulin scored off an assist from defenseman Stephane Richer.
A goal at 11:45 by center Davie Tippett put the Penguins up 3-2. Assists were credited to right winger Joe Mullen and defenseman Peter Taglianetti.
At 2:12 of the third period, Lemieux scored the eventual game-winning goal. The lone assist was collected by Tagilanetti.
Lemieux scored again at the 10:13 mark off assists from center Ron Francis and Jagr.
The game's final goal was scored by defenseman Gord Murphy at 11:22. Juneau and Oates netted assists.
-Barrasso made 36 saves in the win.
-The three stars were: 1.) Lemieux 2.) Juneau 3.) Taglianetti.
-Juneau set a single-season franchise record for assists by a left winger with 66.
-Moog had a winning streak of 10 games snapped.
-Bruins left winger Cam Neely was ejected from the game during the second period after he started a fight with Penguins defenseman Ulf Samuelsson. It was the first meeting of the two players since Samuelsson injured Neely's knee during the 1991 Wales Conference final.
Patrick Division standings:
|Mario Lemieux, C||51||55||81||136|
|Kevin Stevens, LW||65||52||48||100|
|Rick Tocchet, RW||71||40||48||88|
|Ron Francis, C||76||20||68||88|
|Jaromir Jagr, RW||71||32||50||82|
|Larry Murphy, D||75||18||58||76|
|Joe Mullen, RW||64||27||34||61|
|Shawn McEachern, LW||75||26||32||58|
|Ulf Samuelsson, D||67||2||23||25|
|Troy Loney, LW||72||5||13||18|
|Dave Tippett, C||65||3||14||17|
|Jim Paek, D||75||3||14||17|
|Paul Stanton, D||73||4||12||16|
|Mike Needham, RW||53||8||4||12|
|Martin Straka, C||31||3||9||12|
|Mike Stapleton, C||69||3||7||10|
|Kjell Samuelsson, D||55||2||5||7|
|Jeff Daniels, LW||49||2||3||5|
|Bryan Fogarty, D||12||0||4||4|
|Grant Jennings, D||50||0||4||4|
|Peter Taglianetti, D||2||0||2||2|
|Mike Ramsey, D||3||0||0||0|
|Jamie Leach, RW||5||0||0||0|
|Jay Caufield, RW||27||0||0||0|
Also in the news that day:
-Third baseman Jeff King went 1 for 3 with an RBI for the Pirates in a 4-3 spring training loss to the Indians at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Fla.
(Photo: Penguins Hockey Cards)