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Two sides to Lemieux's scoring title quest

After being shut out in the first game of the season, Mario Lemieux has been scoring at a torrid pace and currently leads the NHL's points race. Will he still be there in April?

Originally Published: November 18, 2002
By Terry Frei | Special to ESPN.com

Mario Lemieux ensconced at top of the NHL scoring list, and with a margin that is akin to a 10-meter lead early in the 1,500 meters of Olympic speedskating?

It's a throwback, something to which we grew comfortably familiar in the era of Lemieux contentment and relative health, and of a time when scoring 50 goals in a season wasn't an exclusive feat.

(ESPN.com has obtained a transcript of the meeting of NHL 50-goal scorers after last season. Because the meeting was held in a phone booth, ...

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