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On this date in Penguins history: Penguins win barn burner in Hartford

On this date in 1993, the Penguins almost blew a 3-goal lead to lose to the Whalers.

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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.