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Mario was super despite the obstacles

Oct. 11, 1984: Lemieux's first NHL game

April 26, 1997: A swan's song

Mario Lemieux: Career chronology

Mario Lemieux: Career stats

Jan. 20, 1989: Lemieux nets 50th in 44th game

Wednesday, November 19, 2003
Lemieux leads Penguins to repeat

ESPN Classic celebrates Mario Lemieux's return to the ice by presenting the Pittsburgh Penguins Cup-clinching Game 4 win in 1992.

Saturday, Dec. 16 at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN Classic
1992 Stanley Cup Finals, Game 4: Pittsburgh Penguins at Chicago Blackhawks

The Pittsburgh Penguins complete a four-game sweep with a 6-5 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks to win hockey's Stanley Cup for the second straight year.

Mario Lemieux contributed a goal and two assists en route to capturing his second consecutive Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff MVP. Lemieux, the NHL's scoring leader, missed six games of the playoffs after suffering a broken hand in Game 2 of the Patrick Division finals against the New York Rangers. But he returned against Boston in the Wales Conference finals and finished the playoffs with 16 goals in 15 games.

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