worn as lemieux raised the stanley cup in chicago stadium on june 1, 1992 capturing the second of back-to-back stanley cups.
Mario Lemieux won his third Art Ross Trophy as the National Hockey League's leading scorer in 1991-92 amassing 44 goals and 67 assists for 131 points in 64 games. He was also voted to the NHL All-Star Second Team. Lemieux led the Penguins to a third place finish in the Patrick Division and a first round match-up with the Washington Capitals. After defeating the Capitals in six games, Pittsburgh met the New York Rangers in the Patrick Division Finals. After winning Game 1 at Madison Square Garden, the Penguins scored 1:29 into the first period of Game 2 seizing momentum until Adam Graves viciously slashed Lemieux 3:06 later, breaking Lemieux's left hand. The Penguins lost Games 2 & 3 before winning three straight to advance to their second consecutive Wales Conference Final.
Lemieux returned in Game 2 against Boston, just two weeks after breaking his hand, and scored two goals and assisted on another as the Penguins went on to sweep the Bruins and advance to the Stanley Cup Final against Chicago. In Game 1, the Blackhawks stormed out to a 4-1 lead with 8:24 left in the second period. Rick Tocchet scored with 4:36 left in the second to cut the lead to 4-2 before Lemieux banked a shot off of Chicago goaltender Ed Belfour from behind the net 59 seconds later to make it 4-3. Jaromir Jagr's dazzling goal with 4:55 left in the game knotted the score at 4-4. Then Lemieux took over.
Steve Smith hauled down Lemieux with 18 seconds left in the game setting up a faceoff in the right circle in front of Belfour. Ron Francis won the draw back to Larry Murphy at the right point. Murphy's wrist shot made its way through to Belfour who kicked it to his right side. Lemieux, who set up for the faceoff near the left point, swooped in and buried the rebound behind Belfour with 12.6 seconds left to give the Penguins a 5-4 victory. Sound had feeling. The building shook.
In Game 2, Lemieux broke a 1-1 tie with a power-play goal 12:55 into the second period and added another goal 2:28 later to put the Penguins up 3-1 and give them a 2-0 series lead. The Penguins defeated the Blackhawks, 1-0, in Game 3 in Chicago and Lemieux scored a goal and assisted on two others in the Penguins' 6-5 win in Game 4 to complete the series sweep and capture the franchise's second consecutive Stanley Cup championship. Lemieux scored 16 goals in 15 games and added 18 assists for 34 points en route to winning his second Conn Smythe Trophy in a row as the Most Valuable Player of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
This pair of pants was worn by Mario Lemieux throughout the 1991-92 NHL season including on March 14, 1992 as he scored his 400th NHL goal at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto and on March 24, 1992 as he scored his 1,000th NHL point at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. He also wore these pants during the 1992 Stanley Cup Playoffs and Stanley Cup Final. Mario Lemieux was wearing this pair of pants on June 1, 1992 as he accepted the Stanley Cup from NHL Commissioner John Ziegler at Chicago Stadium in Chicago, Illinois after Game 4 of the 1992 Stanley Cup Final as the Penguins defeated the Chicago Blackhawks, 6-5, to complete a sweep of the series.
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Mario Lemieux #66 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates on the ice during Game 1 of the 1992 Stanley Cup Final against the Chicago Blackhawks on May 26, 1992 at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by B Bennett/Getty Images)
Mario Lemieux #66 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates on the ice during Game 3 of the 1992 Stanley Cup Final against the Chicago Blackhawks on May 30, 1992 at Chicago Stadium in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by B Bennett/Getty Images)
Mario Lemieux #66 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates on the ice during Game 4 of the 1992 Stanley Cup Final against the Chicago Blackhawks on June 1, 1992 at Chicago Stadium in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by B Bennett/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Penguins Mario Lemieux (66) on the cover of the June 8, 1992 edition of Sports Illustrated picturing him skating in Game 3 of the 1992 Stanley Cup Final at Chicago Stadium in Chicago, Illinois. CREDIT: Bruce Bennett (Photo by SI Cover /Sports Illustrated/Getty Images)
Mario Lemieux of the Pittsburgh Penguins on the cover of the June 15, 1992 edition of The Sporting News picturing him hoisting the Stanley Cup on June 1, 1992 at Chicago Stadium in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Sporting News via Getty Images)
The pants were acquired by PenguinsChronicles.com from a private collector in 2006 who originally purchased the pants from a private source in 2006.
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