Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|NHL - Pittsburgh Penguins - 10 Greatest Games|
Genres: Television, Sports
Mario Lemieux. Jaromir Jagr. Sidney Crosby. 1991 & 1992 Stanley Cup Champions. Pittsburgh Penguins Fans have been blessed with legendary players and great teams during their history in the NHL. We asked for your vote on so... more »
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10 disk set game summaries
W. Baldwin | austin, tx United States | 10/19/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I was finally able to get a listing of the 10 games. They are:
1. May 25, 1991: Penguins vs. North Stars: Penguins claim their first Stanley Cup.
2. June 1, 1992: Penguins vs. Blackhawks: Penguins clinch back-to-back Cups sweeping the series in four games.
3. April 25, 1989: Penguins vs. Flyers: Mario Lemieux explodes for five goals and eight points in an epic playoff battle - Pittsburgh's first playoff berth since Lemieux's arrival.
4. Dec. 27, 2000: Penguins vs. Maple Leafs: Mario Lemieux emerges from retirement in dramatic fashion with a goal and two assists.
5. April 24, 1996: Penguins vs. Capitals: The Penguins and Capitals take four overtimes to decide Game Four of the '96 Eastern Conference quarterfinals as the Pens come out on top, 3-2.
6. April 9, 1993: Penguins vs. Rangers: Penguins set NHL record with 16th consecutive win - Lemieux erupts for five goals.
7. Oct. 24, 2006: Penguins vs. Devils: The 18-, 19- and 20-year-old trio of Jordan Staal, Sidney Crosby, and Evgeni Malkin all score a goal; Malkin's being a highlight for the ages, in a 4-2 win over Martin Brodeur and the Devils.
8. May 10, 2001: Penguins vs. Sabres: Darius Kasparaitis joins the rush and scores the OT winner in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
9. Dec. 13, 2006: Penguins vs. Flyers: Sidney Crosby has a six-point night to take over the NHL scoring lead in only his sophomore season.
10. April 13, 1991: Penguins vs. Devils: Frank Pietrangelo makes what is simply known as `The Save' in a 4-3 win in Game Six of the Patrick Division semifinals.
As I do not know the quality of the film since I haven't seen them yet (releases in November), my rating is based off the games included. I docked the set 1 star, as I am very, very disappointed that no pre-Lemieux games were included in the fans voting."
Top 10 Pens games is missing a key ingredient.
Jay76 | Pittsburgh, PA | 12/15/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a huge Pens' fan so I had to buy this DVD immediately. It's pretty good and definitely brings back many great memories. The video quality of the games is great, no glitches. The games are shown in their original broadcast which include Penguins play by play announcer Mike Lange with Paul Steigerwald adding color commentary. The four overtime playoff game against the Washington Capitals in 1996 is an ESPN telecast with Steve Levy providing play by play. The 2001 Eastern Conference Semifinal game 7 win against the Buffalo Sabres is also an ESPN telecast with Gary Thorne and Bill Clement on the call. Two of the included games are from the 2006 season which I don't agree with. Both are regular season games versus the Philadelphia Flyers and New Jersey Devils. There were so many great games during the 1980's and 1990's that the producers could have chosen instead, or at least given the fans a chance to vote on. But the biggest dissapointment is the fact that THE GREATEST Penguins game ever is not included in the DVD set. That would be game 1 of the 1992 Stanley Cup Finals at home against the Chicago Blackhawks. If you ever get a chance to see game highlights on ESPN Classic or the NHL Network, don't miss it. The Penguins trailed in this game 3-0 and 4-1 and for many Pens' fans a funny thing happened on the way to the refrigerator... Rick Tocchet scored to make it 4-2; Mario Lemieux made it 4-3 scoring a goal from an impossible angle behind the goal line. He banked a shot of goaltender Ed Belfour's right leg. With under 5:00 minutes remaining in regulation, Jaromir Jagr scored a goal that Lemieux called in his post-game press conference the greatest he'd ever seen. Game tied 4-4. The Pens lined up for a face off in the Chicago end with 17.2 seconds remaining. Ron Francis won the face off, Larry Murphy took the shot, the rebound came off Belfour right to Lemieux who buried it. Pens won 5-4. No Pens' fan will ever forget this game nor Mike Lange's call of the winning goal. You could say that this comeback win won the Penguins their second Stanley Cup. Chicago never recovered and went on to get swept in the series 4 games to 0. Hopefully there will be a Volume II that includes this game.
If you're a Penguins fan or a hockey fan in general, this DVD is definitely a good purchase. I give it 3 out of 5 stars because the producers should have done a better job picking what games to include. In my opinion, the two games from the 2006 season shouldn't in the list."
Not The Best Choice of Games, But Still Great
Cory T. Shaeffer | Pittsburgh | 12/16/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Mario Lemieux, Jaromir Jagr, and Sidney Crosby are without question three of the greatest superstars of their era. Therefore it was essential that at least one or two of the Crosby games were included here, even though none of Crosby's Penguin teams have yet won a championship. What is sacrificed are some of the games that date back to before the Lemieux era began, and there were quite a few memorable ones. But in the 1970's the Penguins were overshadowed by the Steelers and the Pirates, both Pittsburgh teams that won a half-dozen World Championships between them in the 1970's. That is why it would have been nice to include at least one game that showcased the franchise's rich history that began well before Super Mario arrived on the scene in 1984. Between Lemieux and Jagr alone, they served up so many memorable moments on the ice, this despite Lemieux's career being entirely plagued with injuries and misfortune, Penguin fans look to the future with Crosby and Evgeni Malkin as the next great hockey duo to rock the 'Burgh for the next decade-plus."
maiden pa. | bedford, pa United States | 11/24/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I would like to say I have most of these games on DVD. I always recorded their playoff games every year. I bought the Philly playoff game where Mario scores 5g and 2a. The one I wanted the most isn't on here. It's when Mario scores in every possible way during a N.J. game. I don't understand why no history of the team as a whole like the NFL discs I have. This doesn't cover the whole history before Mario. Not a complete edition but a must if you don't have. Check out the Steelers history Dvd if your a fan of them. I own it but not a fan."