A game you’ll always remember but others may not.
At Madison Square Garden against the Rangers, Mario Lemieux achieved a five-goal game by scoring in five ways – in December 1988, he scored an even-strength goal, a power-play goal, a short-handed goal, a penalty shot goal and an empty net goal.
Also at MSG in January 1979 I watched Tim Young of the Minnesota North Stars score 5 goals on 5 shots. He added an assist in a 7-1 rout of the Rangers.
I was also at the pine tar game, and what some may not know, or care, was that catcher Don Slaught was one hit away from the cycle in that game. Does anyone know if a catcher ever hit for the cycle ? Catchers aren’t known for hitting triples too often.