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1992 Stanley Cup Final
Teams 1 2 3 4 Games
Pittsburgh Penguins  5 3 1 6 4
Chicago Blackhawks  4 1 0 5 0
* - overtime period(s)
Location: Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Civic Arena (1,2)
Chicago, IL: Chicago Stadium (3,4)
Format: Best-of-seven
Coaches: Pittsburgh: Scotty Bowman
Chicago: Mike Keenan
Captains: Pittsburgh: Mario Lemieux
Chicago: Dirk Graham
Dates: May 26 – June 1
MVP: Mario Lemieux
Ron Francis (7:59, third)
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The 1992 Stanley Cup Final NHL championship series was contested by the Prince of Wales Conference and defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins and the Clarence Campbell Conference champion Chicago Blackhawks. The Blackhawks were making their first appearance in the Final since 1973. After the Blackhawks jumped to an early 4-1 lead in Game 1, Mario Lemieux and the Penguins came back to win the game, sweep the series in four games, and win their second straight and second overall Stanley Cup. It was the 99th year of the Stanley Cup. It was the last final for Chicago's Stadium as it closed in 1994.


Paths to the Final

Pittsburgh defeated the Washington Capitals 4–3, the New York Rangers 4–2, and the Boston Bruins 4–0. Chicago had to defeat the St. Louis Blues 4–2, the Detroit Red Wings 4–0, and the Edmonton Oilers 4–0. Chicago set an NHL playoff record in winning 11 games in a row to reach the finals. Pittsburgh had won seven in a row entering the finals and swept Chicago in four games to tie Chicago's record. Pittsburgh then extended the record to 14 with three wins against New Jersey the following season before finally losing.

The series

The Penguins were led by captain Mario Lemieux, coach Scotty Bowman, and goaltender Tom Barrasso. The Blackhawks were led by captain Dirk Graham, coach Mike Keenan, and goaltender Ed Belfour.

Mario Lemieux captured the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP for the second consecutive year, becoming only the second player in NHL history to do so.

Pittsburgh wins series 4–0 and Stanley Cup


...5 seconds to go, loose around to the far corner, 2 seconds, the Penguins, are going to win the Stanley Cup I believe...Chelios shoots it, blocked, THE PENGUINS HAVE WON THE STANLEY CUP! Oh Lord Stanley, Lord Stanley, get me the brandy!
Mike Lange, Penguins broadcaster, calling the dying seconds of Game 4[1]

Pittsburgh Penguins 1992 Stanley Cup champions




  • Mike Needham did not play in any regular season games for Pittsburgh (played in the minors), but played in 5 playoff games (not in the Finals). Jeff Daniels played in 2 regular season games for Pittsburgh, and spent the rest of the season in the minors. Their names were engraved on the Stanley Cup, even though they did not qualify. Ken Priestlay played in 49 regular season games, but was playing in the minors during the playoffs. Priestlay was also included on the Stanley Cup.


Stanley Cup engraving

Bob Johnson died on November 28, 1991 of cancer. The NHL allowed his name to be included with the 1991–92 Pittsburgh Penguins.

Pierre McGuire, Les Binkley, John Gill, Charlie Hodge, Ralph Cox were with the team as Scouts in 1990–91, but names were not included on the Stanley Cup that year. All five members have two Stanley Cup rings with Pittsburgh.


See also



  • Diamond, Dan (2000). Total Stanley Cup. NHL.  
  • Podnieks, Andrew; Hockey Hall of Fame (2004). Lord Stanley's Cup. Bolton, Ont.: Fenn Pub. pp. 12, 50.. ISBN 978-1-55168-261-7.  
  • NHL (1991). National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 1991–92.  
Preceded by
Pittsburgh Penguins
Pittsburgh Penguins
Stanley Cup Champions

Succeeded by
Montreal Canadiens


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