30 Years Ago Today Mario Was Truly 'Le Magnifique'

On Dec. 31, 1988 Lemieux scored 5 goals 5 different ways

Andrew Limberg
December 31, 2018 - 12:24 pm

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It was 30 years ago today that Mario Lemieux did the impossible.

On December 31, 1988 Lemieux scored five goals in five different ways against the New Jersey Devils at the Civic Arena.

The future two-time Stanley Cup Champion and Hall of Famer scored at even strength, on the power play, short-handed and penalty shot and got any empty-netter.

To this day, Lemieux is the only player in history to accomplish the feat.

The Penguins won the game 8-6.

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