"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 Islanders in Game 2 of the Patrick Division final series, May 4, 1993.
The Penguins tied the series, 1-1, at the Civic Arena. A goal by right winger Joe Mullen against goaltender Glenn Healy gave the Penguins a 1-0 lead 4:37 into the game. Assists went to defenseman Mike Ramsey and center Ron Francis.
After a scoreless second period, right winger Rick Tocchet scored just 38 seconds into the third period to give the Penguins a 2-0 lead. Right winger Jaromir Jagr and center Dave Tippett collected assists.
Francis scored the game's final goal at the 6:40 mark. Left winger Kevin Stevens was credited with the lone assist.
-Goaltender Tom Barrasso made 26 saves in the shutout.
-Mullen's goal was his 100th career postseason point.
-Penguins center Mario Lemieux missed the game due to back spasms which forced him to sit out most of Game 1.
|Ron Francis, C||7||3||7||10|
|Mario Lemieux, C||5||5||4||9|
|Kevin Stevens, LW||7||2||6||8|
|Rick Tocchet, RW||7||4||3||7|
|Larry Murphy, D||7||1||5||6|
|Jaromir Jagr, RW||7||2||3||5|
|Dave Tippett, C||7||1||4||5|
|Mike Ramsey, D||7||0||5||5|
|Jeff Daniels, LW||7||3||1||4|
|Shawn McEachern, LW||7||3||1||4|
|Joe Mullen, RW||7||2||2||4|
|Ulf Samuelsson, D||7||0||3||3|
|Peter Taglianetti, D||7||1||1||2|
|Troy Loney, LW||5||0||2||2|
|Mike Needham, RW||4||1||0||1|
|Martin Straka, C||7||0||1||1|
|Kjell Samuelsson, D||7||0||1||1|
|Mike Stapleton, C||6||0||0||0|
|Grant Jennings, D||7||0||0||0|
Also in the news that day:
-The NHL suspended Capitals center Dale Hunter 21 games for a hit in Game 6 of a Patrick Division semifinal with the Islanders at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y. The suspension would begin at the start of the 1993-94 season.
-An overtime goal by center Guy Carbonneau gave the Montreal Canadiens a 4-3 win against the Buffalo Sabres in Game 2 of the Adams Division Final at the Montreal Forum. The Canadiens took a 2-0 series lead.
-First baseman Kevin Young went 1 for 4 with a home run for the Pirates in a 3-2 loss to the Braves at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium.
(Photo: Penguins Hockey Cards)