"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' 7-0 win against the New Jersey Devils in Game 2 of a Patrick Division semifinal series, April 20, 1993.
The Penguins took a 2-0 series lead with a win at the Civic Arena. A goal by left winger Shawn McEachern 15:09 into the game against goaltender Chris Terreri gave the Penguins a 1-0. Assists went to center Ron Francis and defenseman Peter Taglianetti.
Center Mario Lemieux scored at the 17:41 mark of the first period to put the Penguins up 2-0. Defenseman Ulf Samuelsson and goaltender Tom Barrasso netted assists.
Just 3:48 into the second period, right winger Rick Tocchet scored off assists from left winger Kevin Stevens and Samuelsson.
Just under nine minutes later at the 12:39 mark, right winger Jaromir Jagr made it a 4-0 game. Francis and defenseman Mike Ramsey were credited assists.
Stevens scored his first goal of the postseason at 15:43 on a power play. Assists went to Francis and defenseman Larry Murphy.
McEachern scored his second goal of the game at 16:56 off assists from left winger Jeff Daniels and right winger Joe Mullen.
Late in the game at 17:42 of the third period, Mullen scored his first goal of the postseason against goaltender Craig Billington. Francis and Barrasso collected assists.
-Barrasso made 36 saves in the win. He recorded his third career postseason shutout.
-The Penguins set an NHL record with their 13th consecutive postseason win dating back to 1992.
|Mario Lemieux, C||2||3||2||5|
|Ron Francis, C||2||1||4||5|
|Jaromir Jagr, RW||2||2||2||4|
|Kevin Stevens, LW||2||1||3||4|
|Shawn McEachern, LW||2||2||1||3|
|Joe Mullen, RW||2||1||2||3|
|Mike Ramsey, D||2||0||3||3|
|Rick Tocchet, RW||2||2||0||2|
|Larry Murphy, D||2||0||2||2|
|Ulf Samuelsson, D||2||0||2||2|
|Dave Tippett, C||2||1||0||1|
|Jeff Daniels, LW||2||0||1||1|
|Kjell Samuelsson, D||2||0||1||1|
|Peter Taglianetti, D||2||0||1||1|
|Grant Jennings, D||2||0||0||0|
|Troy Loney, LW||2||0||0||0|
|Mike Stapleton, C||2||0||0||0|
|Martin Straka, C||2||0||0||0|
Also in the news that day:
-Right winger Brian Mullen scored in the second overtime and gave the Islanders a 5-4 win against the Washington Capitals in Game 2 of the other Patrick Division semifinal series at the Capital Centre in Landover, Md. The series was tied, 1-1.
-Former Penguins right winger Scott Young scored two goals for the Quebec Nordiques in a 4-1 win against the rival Montreal Canadiens in Game 2 of an Adams Division semifinal series at Colisée de Québec in Quebec City, Quebec. The Nordiques led the series, 2-0.
-Goaltender Grant Fuhr made 34 saves for the Buffalo Sabres in a 4-0 shutout of the Boston Bruins in Game 2 of the other Adams Division semifinal series at the Boston Garden. The series was tied, 1-1.
-Right fielder Orlando Merced, first baseman Kevin Young and catcher Tom Prince each went 1 for 3 for the Pirates in a 5-0 loss to the Cincinnati Reds at Three Rivers Stadium.
-The Kansas City Chiefs acquired quarterback Joe Montana, saftey David Whitmore and a third-round pick in 1994 from the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for a first-round pick in the 1993 draft.
(Photo: Penguins Hockey Cards)