Lemieux's five goals in five ways named NHL's greatest moment

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The Pittsburgh Penguins can add another piece of history to their trophy case.

Team co-owner and former star forward Mario Lemieux won an NHL award Saturday for having the greatest moment in the history of the league.


Lemieux’s five goals in five different ways against the New Jersey Devils in 1988 beat out Bobby Orr’s game-winning goal to win the 1970 Stanley Cup for the Boston Bruins.

The contest was voted on by fans to commemorate the NHL’s first 100 years. Fans voted on the bracket-style format to determine which moment was the greatest.

Lemieux was the first player to score goals in five different ways in the same game.