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Super Mario lifted the Penguins

Updated: May 7, 2002, 4:37 PM ET
By Fred W. Kiger | Special to ESPN.com

Signature Game March 26, 1996 - Although leading the league in goals, points, power-play goals, shorthanded goals and hat tricks this season, Mario Lemieux's head had been elsewhere the last couple of months.

Two days earlier, that burden was lifted when his wife Nathalie, who had been confined to bed for the last two months with a troubled pregnancy, gave birth to Austin Nicholas, the couple's third child and first son. Though Austin was born three months premature and weighed only two ...

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