"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 New York Rangers, April 10, 1993.
The Penguins extended their NHL record winning streak to 17 games at the Civic Arena. A goal by center Dave Tippett against goaltender Mike Richter 6:26 into the game gave the Penguins a 1-0 lead. Assists went to right winger Jaromir Jagr and rookie center Martin Straka.
Just 3:11 into the second period, defenseman Mike Ramsey made it a 2-0 game with a goal off assists from Jagr and Tippett.
Late in the period at the 17:37 mark, left winger Esa Tikkanen got the Rangers on the scoreboard with a goal against goaltender Ken Wregget. Rookie defenseman Sergei Zubov and center Mark Messier collected assists.
At 8:04 of the third period, a short-handed breakaway goal by right winger Rick Tocchet gave the Penguins a 3-1 advantage.
Less than a minute later at 9:02, the Rangers made it a 3-2 game with a goal by right winger Tony Amonte. Defenseman Joe Cirella and Messier netted assists.
The game's final goal was scored by left winger Kevin Stevens at the 15:51 mark. It was unassisted.
-Wregget made 24 saves to record the win.
-Ramsey scored his first goal with the Penguins.
Patrick Division standings:
|Mario Lemieux, C||59||67||90||157|
|Kevin Stevens, LW||71||54||56||110|
|Rick Tocchet, RW||79||48||59||108|
|Ron Francis, C||83||24||76||100|
|Jaromir Jagr, RW||78||33||57||90|
|Larry Murphy, D||82||22||61||83|
|Joe Mullen, RW||72||32||37||69|
|Shawn McEachern, LW||83||27||33||60|
|Ulf Samuelsson, D||74||3||26||29|
|Dave Tippett, C||73||6||18||24|
|Troy Loney, LW||60||5||15||20|
|Jim Paek, D||76||3||14||17|
|Paul Stanton, D||76||4||12||16|
|Martin Straka, C||38||3||13||16|
|Mike Needham, RW||55||8||4||12|
|Mike Stapleton, C||77||4||9||12|
|Kjell Samuelsson, D||62||3||6||9|
|Jeff Daniels, LW||57||4||4||8|
|Peter Taglianetti, D||10||1||4||5|
|Grant Jennings, D||56||0||5||5|
|Bryan Fogarty, D||12||0||4||4|
|Mike Ramsey, D||11||1||2||3|
|Jamie Leach, RW||5||0||0||0|
|Jay Caufield, RW||27||0||0||0|
Also in the news that day:
-Left fielder Al Martin went 1 for 4 with a home run for the Pirates in a 12-5 loss to the San Francisco Giants at Three Rivers Stadium.
-The Pirates signed shortstop Jay Bell to a four-year contract extension worth $17.5 million.
(Photo: Penguins Hockey Cards)