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Super Mario scores on his first NHL shift

Updated: October 17, 2005, 4:30 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

Oct. 11, 1984

Big things are expected from Mario Lemieux, the first selection in the 1984 NHL draft who had 133 goals and 149 assists for 282 points in junior hockey last season. The Pittsburgh Penguins center, who wears No. 66 (Wayne Gretzky's No. 99 turned upside down), doesn't disappoint.

Today, in his first game, on his first shift, on his first shot, he scores his first goal. It comes at 2:59 of the first period, past Boston goalie Pete Peeters, in a 4-3 loss to ...

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