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.
DTD: If you were to make changes in WCW, if you were in charge and not Ric Flair, what would they be?
SS: I'd get rid of all the old guys, and push the talent that has waited to get the push. The things they are doing, it's back in the 1980s. It's just bad, man. Flair doesn't even deserve to be on the show. You've got to get rid of all the old guys. Like what Vince did, they started pushing guys. Nobody knew who The Rock was 2 years ago. He made The Rock. Now The Rock just did Saturday Night Live. You've got to start with the young talent, talent people can relate to. Who are we trying to relate to if we've got a 50 year old man out there? Are we trying to relate, so a 50 year people and above will go out and buy a f*cking little toy? That ain't gonna happen. It's a f*cking joke.
Preds and Coyotes is the easiest series, yeah. Preds should take it easily, in no more than 6 games. Mike Smith is capable of stealing two, but Pekka Rinne is a lot better than Corey Crawford. I think St. Louis can handle the Kings.