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The 1992 Season
The Second Title

Before the season started, coach Bob Johnson was diagnosed with brain tumor, having emergency surgery on August 29, 1991. On october 1st, Scottie Bowman, who was already at the Pens organization,was named head coach on an interim basis. Then, on November 26, 1991, Johnson passed away at his house in Colorado, at the age of 60. This day is considered the saddest day in Penguins history.

On the ice, with Scottie Bowman behind the bench, the Pens had a .544 record, finishing just third in the Patrick Division standings, and 6th overall in the league, now with 22 teams. With a record of 39-32-9, the Penguins were scheduled to meet again with the Capitals, who they have faced the year before, in the First round of the playoffs.

Like 1991, the Penguins had trouble in the early rounds, but raised as the race was getting tougher. The Pens amazingly overcame deficits against both the Capitals and the NY Rangers, including a 3-1 come from behind against Washington, to win that series in 7 games.

The Wales Conference championship series put again front in front Penguins and Bruins, but this time the Penguins had a much easier time, as they rolled into a 4-0 sweep, returning to the Stanley Cup Finals, where they would try to defend the Title. And they did exactly this, facing a red-hot Blackhawks team, but the Penguins showed no fear, and again swept the series 4-0, consolidating the Penguins as a victorious team, and Mario Lemieux as the new NHL superstar.

 

Some of the best moments in the Cup run :

Penguins Playoff Run

Regular Season - 80 games, 39 wins, 32 losses, 9 ties.
Play Offs - 21 games, 16 wins, 5 losses.
Play Offs Results :
Division Semi-Finals - Penguins 4 - 3 Washington Capitals
Division Finals - Penguins 4 - 2 New York Rangers
Conference Finals - Penguins 4 - 0 Boston Bruins
Stanley Cup Finals - Penguins 4 - 0 Chicago Blackhawks

 

Finals Scores

Tue, May 26, 1992 : Blackhawks 4 at Penguins 5
Thu, May 28, 1992 : Blackhawks 1 at Penguins 3
Sat, May 30, 1992 : Penguins 1 at Blackhawks 0
Mon, June 1, 1992 : Penguins 6 at Blackhawks 5