'Super Mario' goes wild as Pens paste Gretzky, Blues

Photo by AP. Pittsburgh's Mario Lemieux (right) skates alongside Edmonton's Wayne Gretzky during a 1986 contest.

Pittsburgh Penguins center Mario Lemieux put on quite a show against Wayne Gretzky and the St. Louis Blues as he scored five goals and recorded two assists in helping the Penguins record an 8-4 victory on this day 24 years ago.

Lemieux was playing in his first game since his wife, Nathalie, gave birth to a premature baby two days prior. The baby, who the couple named Austin Nicholas, was born three months early and weighed only two pounds and five ounces. He was the couple's third child.

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