On this date in 1993, the Penguins took the ice at the Hartford Civic Center to take on the Whalers.
The Penguins went into the game with a 12-7-7 record, coming off of three straight ties in their last three games.
The team would storm out to a 1st and 2nd period barrage of goals, building leads of 2-0, 4-1, and 5-2 at three different times.
Ron Francis, Kevin Stevens, Doug Brown, and Joe Mullen would all light the lamp for the Penguins.
After a goal from Markus Naslund would extend their lead to 6-3 just five minutes into the 3rd period, it seemed as if things were in the bag — but hold on.
The Whalers would pull back within two goals with a goal from Geoff Sanderson with about 7 minutes left.
32 seconds later, Robert Kron would make it interesting, drawing the Whalers closer yet, with the score. now 6-5.
5 minutes later, with just under three minutes left on the clock, it’s Robert Kron again. Tie game. 6-6.
We go to overtime.....and enter Jaromir Jagr.
Never in doubt for Jagr once he got hit in stride inside the blue line. What a bonkers kind of game, especially with Jagr scoring after coming out of the penalty box after having to sit for using an illegal stick.