Found August 13, 2013 on The PensNation:
If you’re as bored of the Sidney Crosby/DMV talk as we are, you’re probably hoping for something a little different to help the dog days of summer pass a little more quickly. Over the next few weeks, we will be doing a slew of Top Five lists for your perusal. Since we’re all sick of talking about Crosby, let’s kick things off with the Top Five Pre-Sidney Crosby Playoff Goals.  NUMBER 5: Jaromir Jagr’s Dancing With the Devils  It was the first playoff goal for Jaromir Jagr and it was pretty impressive. Jagr gets hooked, interfered with, and somehow he slithers through all of that and comes out on the other end with the puck. Even a magician by todays’ standards like Pavel Datsyuk has to wonder how Jagr did that. NUMBER 4: Darius Kasparaitis OT Series-Clinching Goal It might not be the prettiest Penguins goal – or even in the top-20 prettiest goals for that matter – but this was a huge one. A game seven, overtime GWG/series-clinching goal? Yes please! For you newer fans, this is a lot like the Brooks Orpik goal against the New York Islanders – but with a lot more riding on it. Orpik was perhaps the least likely guy to get the GWG; so was Kasparaitis. NUMBER 3: Petr Nedved Stuns Washington In 4th OT. Penguins fans have always travelled well to the Nation’s Capital. Just listen to the reaction to Nedved’s GWG. If you’re a Capitals fan, how could you not be embarrassed? Absolutely deafening celebration by the Penguins contingent. Caps fans still feel the shame from that night. NUMBER 2: Jagr’s Got Dangles for Days Jagr completely owned Brandon Sutter’s dad. It’s hard to believe Jagr plays against the sons of the fathers he used to dominate. Oh, and yeah, “Mike Keenan has these guys well trained…” Trained for what exactly? I still have no clue. NUMBER 1: Mario Lemieux Cannot Be Stopped “Oh my heavens!” Anybody else get goosebumps watching that? Only Lemieux could make a Stanley Cup Finals team look like a bunch junior players. I don’t even think he was touched by the Minnesota defense. There’s a reason why this picture hangs in the hallway of the press box in CONSOL Energy Center, and it isn’t because Lemieux owns the team either. This is perhaps one of the most beautiful goals in Stanley Cup Finals history. The John Barbero goal call is the cherry on top. Have a Pens playoff goal that didn’t make the cut? Leave it in the comments section.
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