Mario Lemieux and the Penguins' alumni tied Peter Bondra and the Capitals' alumni on Friday morning in a friendly game at Heinz Field. Jimmy Rixner of SB Nation Pittsburgh was there. He filed this report:
Mario Lemieux skated for the Penguins and showed off some excellnt hands in making a few good dishes. Lemieux tallied a couple of assists. Ron Francis also had a multi-point effort.
Paul Coffey, even in advanced age, showed off the magnificent skating ability that made him the NHL's premiere offensive defenseman in his day.
In the end though, the Caps Peter Bondra, a tremendous goal scorer in his own right, stepped into a slapper to tie the game and that's how it ended. With the crowd clamoring to "let them play" it was decided that would not happen - as the ice needed to be cleaned and readied for a practice for the current day Penguins as they prepare to meet the Washington Capitals in tomorrow's main event.