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January 13, 2003
Mario's Magic
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January 13, 2003

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Mario's Magic

Better Than Average
At 37 Penguins center Mario Lemieux is skating to another NHL scoring title. (He's already won six.) In the second season of his third comeback (twice from back injuries, once from non-Hodgkins lymphoma), Lemieux has 19 goals and 48 assists in his first 39 games. His alltime-best scoring average has slipped, however, from 1.97 to 1.96 points per game. Who has the next highest per-game average among active players (minimum of 500 points)?

a. Peter Forsberg
b. Jaromir Jagr
c. Eric Lindros
d. Joe Sakic

Lemieux has beaten more than 125 goalies in his career. Who's given up the most goals to him?

This Week's Matchup
Lemieux is second to Marcel Dionne in career points among players born in Quebec. Pair each of these other prodigious point-getters with the Canadian province from which he is the alltime leading scorer.

1. Wayne Gretzky
2. Gordie Howe
3. Mark Messier
4. Steve Yzerman

a. Alberta
b. British Columbia
c. Ontario
d. Saskatchewan

Call to Order
Rank these former Penguins in order of their highest single-season goal output while playing mainly with Lemieux.

a. Rob Brown
b. Petr Nedved
c. Kevin Stevens
d. Rick Tocchet