As the NHL caps off a year-long celebration of the league's 100-year existence...they held a fan vote to determine the top 100 Greatest Moments. The winner was announced at the Senators/Canadiens outdoor game Saturday night.
Mario Lemieux's five goals scored five ways was voted the number one moment of the last 100 years. Congratulations, Big Guy!
Le Magnifique scored goals even strength, shorthanded, on the power play, on a penalty shot and added an empty-netter on December 31, 1988 at the Civic Arena.
NHL-commissioned artist Tony Harris presented this painting of Mario to Lemieux in-person at intermission of the outdoor game:
Here is a closer look at my painting presented to Mario Lemieux at last nights #WinterClassic. Thanks @NHL for trusting me with with this very cool commission "5 Goals, 5Ways" @penguins #NHL100 #NHL100Classic pic.twitter.com/1Ggc6Ofliq— Tony Harris (@THFineArt) December 17, 2017
This was the montage of all five goals....
An insane performance that may never be matched.— NHL (@NHL) December 17, 2017
Mario Lemieux's five goals, five different ways has been voted the Greatest Moment in NHL history. @pepsi + @CoorsLight #NHLGreatestMoments #NHL100 pic.twitter.com/53k21qpAGe