1992–93 Pittsburgh Penguins season

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1992–93 Pittsburgh Penguins
Presidents' Trophy Winners
Division 1st Patrick
Conference 1st Prince of Wales
1992–93 record 56–21–7
Home record 32–6–4
Road record 24–15–3
Goals for 367
Goals against 268
Team information
General Manager Craig Patrick
Coach Scotty Bowman
Captain Mario Lemieux
Alternate captains Larry Murphy
Kevin Stevens
Arena Pittsburgh Civic Arena
Team leaders
Goals Mario Lemieux (69)
Assists Mario Lemieux (91)
Points Mario Lemieux (160)
Penalties in minutes Rick Tocchet (252)
Plus/minus Mario Lemieux (+55)
Wins Tom Barrasso (43)
Goals against average Tom Barrasso (3.01)
<1991–92 1993–94>

The Pittsburgh Penguins were the best team in the NHL during the 1992–93 regular season. Their 56 wins and 119 points earned them the President's Trophy's as the league's top team. Four players reached the 100-point plateau and, for the second consecutive season, five reached the 30-goal plateau. Despite missing over a quarter of the regular season, Mario Lemieux returned later in the year to help the Penguins put together a 17-game winning streak, an NHL record still standing today.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Pittsburgh allowed the most short-handed goals (19) during the regular season of all 24 teams.[1] In addition to tying the Buffalo Sabres for most hat tricks during the regular season, with 10, the Penguins finished second in shooting percentage, scoring 367 goals on 2,725 shots (13.5%).[2]

Mario Lemieux[edit]

It was announced during the regular season that Mario Lemieux had been diagnosed with Hodgkin's Disease. Despite missing 24 regular-season games and the 1993 NHL All-Star Game in Montreal on Saturday, February 6, Lemieux led the league in Plus/Minus with +55 and led in scoring with 160 points (a total for which he would win the Art Ross Trophy). At the pace he was scoring goals (1.15 per game) and picking up assists (1.52 per game), he could have scored 97 goals and tallied 128 assists for 225 points had he played all 84 games. Had he achieved these totals, he would have broken Wayne Gretzky's all-time records for most goals in a season (92) and most points in a season (215). In recognition of his dedication and his achievements, Lemieux was awarded the Hart Trophy as league MVP of 1992–93.

Season standings[edit]

Patrick Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Pittsburgh Penguins 84 56 21 7 367 268 119
Washington Capitals 84 43 34 7 325 286 93
New York Islanders 84 40 37 7 335 297 87
New Jersey Devils 84 40 37 7 308 299 87
Philadelphia Flyers 84 36 37 11 319 319 83
New York Rangers 84 34 39 11 304 308 79

[3]Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Note: Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Schedule and results[edit]

October[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Record Pts
1 October 6 Philadelphia 3–3 Pittsburgh * 0-0-1 1
2 October 8 NY Islanders 3–7 Pittsburgh 1-0-1 3
3 October 10 Pittsburgh 3–3 Montreal * 1-0-2 4
4 October 13 Buffalo 5–6 Pittsburgh 2-0-2 6
5 October 15 Montreal 2–5 Pittsburgh 3-0-2 8
6 October 17 Pittsburgh 7–3 Hartford 4-0-2 10
7 October 20 Vancouver 1–5 Pittsburgh 5-0-2 12
8 October 22 Detroit 6–9 Pittsburgh 6-0-2 14
9 October 24 Pittsburgh 4–3 New Jersey 7-0-2 16
10 October 27 Pittsburgh 7–2 Ottawa 8-0-2 18
11 October 29 Pittsburgh 4–6 St. Louis 8-1-2 18

November[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Record Pts
12 November 1 Pittsburgh 5–4 Tampa Bay 9-1-2 20
13 November 3 NY Islanders 0–2 Pittsburgh 10-1-2 22
14 November 5 St. Louis 4–8 Pittsburgh 11-1-2 24
15 November 7 Pittsburgh 2–4 Toronto 11-2-2 24
16 November 8 Pittsburgh 2–7 Chicago 11-3-2 24
17 November 10 Pittsburgh 4–1 Minnesota 12-3-2 26
18 November 12 Quebec 4–4 Pittsburgh * 12-3-3 27
19 November 13 Pittsburgh 0–8 Detroit 12-4-3 27
20 November 17 Buffalo 2–4 Pittsburgh 13-4-3 29
21 November 20 Pittsburgh 4–1 New Jersey 14-4-3 31
22 November 21 New Jersey 0–2 Pittsburgh 15-4-3 33
23 November 23 Pittsburgh 5–2 NY Rangers 16-4-3 35
24 November 25 NY Rangers 11–3 Pittsburgh 16-5-3 35
25 November 27 Pittsburgh 4–6 Washington 16-6-3 35
26 November 28 Washington 3–5 Pittsburgh 17-6-3 37

December[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Record Pts
27 December 1 Pittsburgh 7–3 NY Islanders 18-6-3 39
28 December 3 Pittsburgh 3–5 Los Angeles 18-7-3 39
29 December 5 Pittsburgh 9–4 San Jose 19-7-3 41
30 December 8 Winnipeg 2–5 Pittsburgh 20-7-3 43
31 December 11 Pittsburgh 1–2 New Jersey 20-8-3 43
32 December 12 New Jersey 5–6 Pittsburgh 21-8-3 45
33 December 15 Philadelphia 2–6 Pittsburgh 22-8-3 47
34 December 17 Pittsburgh 5–4 Philadelphia * 23-8-3 49
35 December 19 NY Islanders 4–3 Pittsburgh 23-9-3 49
36 December 21 Quebec 4–7 Pittsburgh 24-9-3 51
37 December 23 Pittsburgh 4–0 Philadelphia 25-9-3 53
38 December 27 Pittsburgh 4–2 Buffalo 26-9-3 55
39 December 31 Toronto 3–3 Pittsburgh * 26-9-4 56

January[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Record Pts
40 January 2 NY Rangers 2–5 Pittsburgh 27-9-4 58
41 January 5 Boston 2–6 Pittsburgh 28-9-4 60
42 January 7 Minnesota 6–3 Pittsburgh 28-10-4 60
43 January 9 Calgary 2–3 Pittsburgh 29-10-4 62
44 January 10 Pittsburgh 2–3 Winnipeg 29-11-4 62
45 January 14 Pittsburgh 0–7 Boston 29-12-4 62
46 January 16 Ottawa 1–6 Pittsburgh 30-12-4 64
47 January 19 Pittsburgh 5–2 Vancouver 31-12-4 66
48 January 22 Pittsburgh 1–2 Edmonton 31-13-4 66
49 January 23 Pittsburgh 4–3 Calgary 32-13-4 68
50 January 26 Washington 3–6 Pittsburgh 33-13-4 70
51 January 28 NY Islanders 5–2 Pittsburgh 33-14-4 70
52 January 30 Philadelphia 2–4 Pittsburgh 34-14-4 72
53 January 31 Pittsburgh 2–2 Washington * 34-14-5 73

February[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Record Pts
54 February 8 Boston 0–4 Pittsburgh † 35-14-5 75
55 February 10 Pittsburgh 3–0 NY Rangers 36-14-5 77
56 February 13 Chicago 1–4 Pittsburgh 37-14-5 79
57 February 14 Pittsburgh 4–7 Buffalo 37-15-5 79
58 February 18 Edmonton 5–4 Pittsburgh 37-16-5 79
59 February 20 Pittsburgh 2–4 NY Islanders 37-17-5 79
60 February 21 Pittsburgh 4–3 Hartford 38-17-5 81
61 February 23 New Jersey 3–1 Pittsburgh 38-18-5 81
62 February 25 Pittsburgh 1–2 Ottawa 38-19-5 81
63 February 27 Tampa Bay 3–3 Pittsburgh * 38-19-6 82
64 February 28 Pittsburgh 4–2 Washington 39-19-6 84

Game was played in Atlanta.

March[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Record Pts
65 March 2 Pittsburgh 4–5 Philadelphia 39-20-6 84
66 March 5 Pittsburgh 1–3 NY Rangers 39-21-6 84
67 March 9 Boston 2–3 Pittsburgh 40-21-6 86
68 March 11 Los Angeles 3–4 Pittsburgh * 41-21-6 88
69 March 14 Pittsburgh 3–2 NY Islanders 42-21-6 90
70 March 18 Washington 5–7 Pittsburgh 43-21-6 92
71 March 20 Philadelphia 3–9 Pittsburgh 44-21-6 94
72 March 21 Pittsburgh 6–4 Edmonton ‡ 45-21-6 96
73 March 23 San Jose 2–7 Pittsburgh 46-21-6 98
74 March 25 New Jersey 3–4 Pittsburgh 47-21-6 100
75 March 27 Pittsburgh 5–3 Boston 48-21-6 102
76 March 28 Pittsburgh 4–1 Washington 49-21-6 104
77 March 30 Ottawa 4–6 Pittsburgh 50-21-6 106

Game was played in Cleveland.

April[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Record Pts
78 April 1 Hartford 2–10 Pittsburgh 51-21-6 108
79 April 3 Pittsburgh 5–3 Quebec 52-21-6 110
80 April 4 Pittsburgh 5–2 New Jersey 53-21-6 112
81 April 7 Montreal 3–4 Pittsburgh * 54-21-6 114
82 April 9 Pittsburgh 10–4 NY Rangers 55-21-6 116
83 April 10 NY Rangers 2–4 Pittsburgh 56-21-6 118
84 April 14 Pittsburgh 6–6 New Jersey * 56-21-7 119

Playoffs[edit]

Patrick Division Semi-Finals[edit]

Pittsburgh vs. New Jersey[edit]

The Devils had been a struggling team prior to the 1992–93 season, and in the first round of the playoffs, they met the Presidents' Trophy winners from Pittsburgh. The Penguins entered the series on an 11-game playoff winning streak, which they extended to a record 14 games in this series.


Pittsburgh Penguins Win Series (4-1)


Patrick Division Finals[edit]

Pittsburgh vs. New York Islanders[edit]

The Isles' improbable upset of the Penguins was capped off by David Volek's series-winning goal at 5:16 of overtime in Game 7.


New York Islanders Win Series (4-3)


Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Lemieux, MarioMario Lemieux C 60 69 91 160 38 55 16 6 10
Stevens, KevinKevin Stevens LW 72 55 56 111 177 17 26 0 5
Tocchet, RickRick Tocchet RW 80 48 61 109 252 28 20 4 5
Francis, RonRon Francis C 84 24 76 100 68 6 9 2 4
Jágr, JaromírJaromír Jágr RW 81 34 60 94 61 30 10 1 9
Murphy, LarryLarry Murphy D 83 22 63 85 73 45 6 2 2
Mullen, JoeJoe Mullen RW 72 33 37 70 14 19 9 3 3
McEachern, ShawnShawn McEachern RW 84 28 33 61 46 21 7 0 6
Samuelsson, UlfUlf Samuelsson D 77 3 26 29 249 36 0 0 1
Tippett, DaveDave Tippett LW 74 6 19 25 56 5 0 1 1
Loney, TroyTroy Loney LW 82 5 16 21 99 1 0 0 1
Paek, JimJim Paek D 77 3 15 18 64 13 0 0 0
Stanton, PaulPaul Stanton D 77 4 12 16 97 7 2 0 1
Straka, MartinMartin Straka C 42 3 13 16 29 2 0 0 1
Errey, BobBob Errey LW 54 8 6 14 76 -2 0 0 2
Needham, MikeMike Needham RW 56 8 5 13 14 -1 0 0 2
Stapleton, MikeMike Stapleton C 78 4 9 13 10 -8 0 1 1
Daniels, JeffJeff Daniels LW 58 5 4 9 14 -5 0 0 1
Samuelsson, KjellKjell Samuelsson D 63 3 6 9 106 25 0 0 1
Barrasso, TomTom Barrasso G 63 0 8 8 24 0 0 0 0
Taglianetti, PeterPeter Taglianetti D 11 1 4 5 34 4 0 0 0
Jennings, GrantGrant Jennings D 58 0 5 5 65 6 0 0 0
Fogarty, BryanBryan Fogarty D 12 0 4 4 4 -3 0 0 0
Ramsey, MikeMike Ramsey D 12 1 2 3 8 13 0 0 0
Ahola, PeterPeter Ahola D 22 0 1 1 14 -2 0 0 0
Wregget, KenKen Wregget G 25 0 1 1 6 0 0 0 0
Caufield, JayJay Caufield RW 26 0 0 0 60 -1 0 0 0
Chychrun, JeffJeff Chychrun D 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0
Leach, JamieJamie Leach RW 5 0 0 0 2 -2 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Barrasso, TomTom Barrasso 3702 63 43 14 5 186 3.01 4 1885 1699 .901
Wregget, KenKen Wregget 1368 25 13 7 2 78 3.42 0 692 614 .887
Team: 5070 84 56 21 7 264 3.12 4 2577 2313 .898

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Lemieux, MarioMario Lemieux C 11 8 10 18 10 3 1 1
Francis, RonRon Francis C 12 6 11 17 19 1 0 1
Stevens, KevinKevin Stevens LW 12 5 11 16 22 4 0 0
Tocchet, RickRick Tocchet RW 12 7 6 13 24 1 0 0
Murphy, LarryLarry Murphy D 12 2 11 13 10 2 0 1
Jágr, JaromírJaromír Jágr RW 12 5 4 9 23 1 0 1
Mullen, JoeJoe Mullen RW 12 4 2 6 6 0 1 1
Samuelsson, UlfUlf Samuelsson D 12 1 5 6 24 0 0 0
Ramsey, MikeMike Ramsey D 12 0 6 6 4 0 0 0
Daniels, JeffJeff Daniels LW 12 3 2 5 0 0 0 1
McEachern, ShawnShawn McEachern RW 12 3 2 5 10 0 0 1
Loney, TroyTroy Loney LW 10 1 4 5 0 0 0 0
Tippett, DaveDave Tippett LW 12 1 4 5 14 0 0 0
Straka, MartinMartin Straka C 11 2 1 3 2 0 0 0
Taglianetti, PeterPeter Taglianetti D 11 1 2 3 16 0 0 0
Barrasso, TomTom Barrasso G 12 0 3 3 4 0 0 0
Samuelsson, KjellKjell Samuelsson D 12 0 3 3 2 0 0 0
Needham, MikeMike Needham RW 9 1 0 1 2 0 0 0
Stanton, PaulPaul Stanton D 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Jennings, GrantGrant Jennings D 12 0 0 0 8 0 0 0
Stapleton, MikeMike Stapleton C 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Barrasso, TomTom Barrasso 722 12 7 5 35 2.91 2 370 335 .905
Team: 722 12 7 5 35 2.91 2 370 335 .905

[4]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes; PPG=Power-play goals; SHG=Short-handed goals; GWG=Game-winning goals
      MIN=Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; SO = Shutouts; SA=Shots Against; SV=Shots saved; SV% = Save Percentage;

Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

Player Award
Tom Barrasso NHL Second All-Star Team
Ron Francis Unsung Hero Award
Mario Lemieux Foodland Leading Point Scorer Award
Pittsburgh Penguins Masterton Nominee
Player's Player Award
Booster Club Award
Hart Memorial Trophy
Art Ross Memorial Trophy
Lester B. Pearson Award
Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy
NHL First All-Star Team
NHL Plus/Minus Award
ESPY Award for NHL Player of the Year
Shawn McEachern Edward J. DeBartolo Community Service Award
Michel Briere Memorial Rookie of the Year Award
Larry Murphy NHL Second All-Star Team
Jim Paek Edward J. DeBartolo Community Service Award
Kevin Stevens Baz Bastein Memorial "Good Guy" Award
NHL Second All-Star Team

Transactions[edit]

The Penguins were involved in the following transactions during the 1992-93 season:

Trades
November 6, 1992 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Peter Ahola
To Los Angeles Kings
Jeff Chychrun
February 26, 1993 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Future considerations
To San Jose Sharks
Peter Ahola
March 22, 1993 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Mike Ramsey
To Buffalo Sabres
Bob Errey
March 22, 1993 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Peter Taglianetti
To Tampa Bay Lightning
3rd round draft pick in 1993 (later traded to Florida; Florida selected Steve Washburn)

Personnel[edit]

Pittsburgh Penguins
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centers


Pittsburgh Penguins 1992–93 staff
Executive operations  

Hockey operations

Draft picks[edit]

Pittsburgh Penguins' picks at the 1992 NHL Entry Draft.[5]

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 19 Martin Straka Center  Czech Republic Skoda Plzen (Czech)
2 43 Marc Hussey Defense  Canada Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL)
3 67 Travis Thiessen Defense  Canada Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL)
4 91 Todd Klassen Defense  Canada Tri-City Americans (WHL)
5 115 Philippe De Rouville Goaltender  Canada Verdun College-Francais (QMJHL)
6 139 Artem Kopot Defense  Russia Chelyabinsk Traktor (Russia)
7 163 Jan Alinc Left Wing  Czech Republic Litvinov Chemopetrol (Czech)
8 187 Fran Bussey Center  United States Duluth East High School (Minn)
9 211 Brian Bonin Center  United States White Bear Lake Area High School (Minn)
10 235 Brian Callahan Center  United States Belmont Hill High School (Mass)
Draft notes[6]
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins' eleventh-round pick went to the St Louis Blues as the result of an October 2, 1990 trade that sent Gordie Roberts to the Penguins in exchange for this pick.

Farm teams[edit]

The Cleveland Lumberjacks relocated from Muskegon for the 1992-93 season. They finished second in the IHL's Atlantic Division which earned them a playoff spot. They lost in the first round of the playoffs to the eventual Turner Cup champion Fort Wayne Komets.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_1993.html
  2. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/teams/PIT/1993.html
  3. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 154. ISBN 9781894801225. 
  4. ^ "1992-93 Pittsburgh Penguins Statistics – Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-28. 
  5. ^ "NHL Entry Draft Year by Year Results". NHL.com. Retrieved July 15, 2012. 
  6. ^ "1992 NHL Entry Draft Pending Transactions". Pro Sports Transactions. Retrieved July 15, 2012.