"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' 3-1 win against the New York Islanders in Game 3 of the Patrick Division final series, May 6, 1993.
The Penguins took a 2-1 series lead at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y. A rebound goal by center Ron Francis against goaltender Glenn Healy gave the Penguins a 1-0 lead 13:08 into the game. Assists went to left winger Jeff Daniels and defenseman Peter Taglianetti.
At 15:45 of the first period, right winger Jaromir Jagr scored the evenutal game-winning goal off assists from right winger Shawn McEachern and Francis.
Center Ray Ferraro scored New York's only goal of the game just 2:18 into the second period on a power play against goaltender Tom Barrasso. Defenseman Vladimir Malakhov and left winger Derek King were credited with assists.
The game's final goal was scored by right winger Joe Mullen at 19:22 of the third period on an empty net. Assists were collected by center Mario Lemieux and defenseman Ulf Samuelsson.
-Barrasso made 36 saves in the win.
-The three stars were: 1.) Francis 2.) Samuelsson 3.) Malakhov.
-Lemieux returnedto the lineup after missing Game 2 due to back spasms.
|Ron Francis, C||8||4||8||12|
|Mario Lemieux, C||6||5||5||10|
|Kevin Stevens, LW||8||2||6||8|
|Rick Tocchet, RW||8||4||3||7|
|Jaromir Jagr, RW||8||3||3||6|
|Larry Murphy, D||8||1||5||6|
|Jeff Daniels, LW||8||3||2||5|
|Joe Mullen, RW||8||3||2||5|
|Shawn McEachern, LW||8||3||2||5|
|Dave Tippett, C||8||1||4||5|
|Mike Ramsey, D||8||0||5||5|
|Ulf Samuelsson, D||8||0||4||4|
|Peter Taglianetti, D||8||1||1||2|
|Troy Loney, LW||6||0||2||2|
|Mike Needham, RW||5||1||0||1|
|Martin Straka, C||7||0||1||1|
|Kjell Samuelsson, D||8||0||1||1|
|Mike Stapleton, C||6||0||0||0|
|Grant Jennings, D||8||0||0||0|
Also in the news that day:
-An overtime goal by left winger Marcel Dionne gave the Canadiens a 4-3 win against the Sabres in Game 3 of the Adams Division final at Buffalo Memorial Auditorium. The Canadiens took a 3-0 series lead.
(Photo: Penguins Hockey Cards)