Jagr and Lemieux Lead 6th-seeded ’95-’96 Penguins By 5th-seeded ’12-’13 Penguins in High-Scoring Five Games

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Nobody liked playing against these two guys together and for good reason. (Photo via cyclelikesedins.wordpress.com)

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The 6th-seeded ’95-’96 Penguins took the opening game of the series thanks to three goals in the third period, including two from Mario Lemieux, to lead them to a 9-7 win. Both Lemieux and Jagr posted five point performances in the game. Meanwhile, defenseman Kris Letang had a five-point night for the 5th-seeded ’12-’13 Penguins, which included a hat trick. The ’95-’96 Penguins then held a 3-2 lead after two periods in Game 2, but Chris Kunitz scored almost eight minutes into the period to force an overtime for the ’12-’13 Penguins. Then, a little over ten minutes into overtime, Jagr score to give the ’95-’96 Penguins a 2-0 series lead. The ’12-’13 Penguins got on the board in the series with a 7-3 win in Game 3 thanks to four points from Sidney Crosby, who posted three goals, including two shorthanded goals, and an assist. Lemieux then outdid himself in Game 4 with a five-goal night while adding an assist as the ’95-’96 Penguins won 8-3. Jagr, Dave Roche and Dmitri Mironov all posted multi-point games. In Game 5, the ’12-’13 Penguins led 2-1 after the first period, but they would be outscored 9-3 over the next two periods. The ’95-’96 Penguins finished off the reigning reps with the 10-5 win in Game 5 while both Jagr and Lemieux both posted two goals and three assists in the win. 

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’95-’96 Penguins 2 4 3 9
’12-’13 Penguins 2 4 1 7

GAME SUMMARY:  ’95-’96 PIT – 9   ’12-’13 PIT – 7   (1-0   ’95-’96 PIT)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: RW – Jaromir Jagr (’95-’96 PIT) – 3 G   2 A   5 P   +1   11 S   4 PIM

2nd Star: D – Kris Letang (’12-’13 PIT) – 3 G   2 A   5 P   +2   5 S

3rd Star: C – Mario Lemieux (’95-’96 PIT) – 2 G   3 A   5 P   +1   5 S

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’95-’96 Penguins 1 2 0 1 4
’12-’13 Penguins 2 0 1 0 3

GAME SUMMARY:  ’95-’96 PIT – 4   ’12-’13 PIT – 3   (OT)   (2-0   ’95-’96 PIT)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Tom Barrasso (’95-’96 PIT) – W   3.00 GAA   .951 SV% (58 SV’s)

2nd Star: LW – Chris Kunitz (’12-’13 PIT) – 3 G   0 A   3 P   +1   10 S

3rd Star: C – Ron Francis (’95-’96 PIT) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +1   4 S   2 PIM

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’12-’13 Penguins 4 0 3 7
’95-’96 Penguins 1 1 1 3

GAME SUMMARY:  ’12-’13 PIT – 7   ’95-’96 PIT – 3   (2-1   ’95-’96 PIT)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Sidney Crosby (’12-’13 PIT) – 3 G   1 A   4 P   +2   9 S

2nd Star: RW – Jaromir Jagr (’95-’96 PIT) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +1   8 S

3rd Star: G – Tomas Vokoun (’12-’13 PIT) – W   3.00 GAA   .932 SV% (41 SV’s)

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’12-’13 Penguins 0 3 0 3
’95-’96 Penguins 4 1 3 8

GAME SUMMARY:  ’95-’96 PIT – 8   ’12-’13 PIT – 3   (3-1   ’95-’96 PIT)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Mario Lemieux (’95-’96 PIT) – 5 G   1 A   6 P   +5   14 S

2nd Star: RW – Jaromir Jagr (’95-’96 PIT) – 1 G   3 A   4 P   +5   8 S

3rd Star: LW – Dave Roche (’95-’96 PIT) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +2   6 S

GAME 5:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’95-’96 Penguins 1 5 4 10
’12-’13 Penguins 2 2 1 5

GAME SUMMARY:  ’95-’96 PIT – 10   ’12-’13 PIT – 5   (4-1   ’95-’96 PIT)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: RW – Jaromir Jagr (’95-’96 PIT) – 2 G   3 A   5 P   +5   9 S

2nd Star: C – Mario Lemieux (’95-’96 PIT) – 2 G   3 A   5 P   +4   6 S   2 PIM

3rd Star: C – Ron Francis (’95-’96 PIT) – 3 G   1 A   4 P   +1   7 S

The ’95-’96 Pittsburgh Penguins are the 40th team to qualify for the upcoming 2015 Ultimate NHL Playoff. It will be their first trip to the tournament and they are the 20th team that will make their debut in the upcoming 2015 Ultimate NHL Playoff. Up next is the 2015 New York Rangers Qualifying Tournament!

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