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#1 Posted on 23.12.02 2207.19 Reposted on: 23.12.09 2207.37
Mario Lemieux made local radio personality Mark Madden and the Buffalo Sabres pay.
Lemieux scored the go-ahead goal off a faceoff with 6:50 remaining and collected three assists to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 5-2 victory over the Sabres.
During his afternoon radio show in Pittsburgh, Madden had said he would donate $66,000 to the Mario Lemieux Foundation if the hockey great ever scored off a faceoff.
Lemieux made good on the challenge when he won a faceoff in the right circle. The puck went off the skate of Buffalo defenseman Alexei Zhitnik and through the pads of rookie goaltender Mika Noronen, giving the Penguins a 3-2 lead.