1995
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1995 in the NHL

NHL Players Union Ratifies Deal;
Season to Begin

By Len Hochberg
Washington Post Staff Writer
January 14, 1995

National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman, alongside union leader Bob Goodenow, jointly announced yesterday that the players ratified the collective bargaining agreement and that the long-delayed season will begin Friday.
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Mario Lemieux's 7 Points Sink Lightning, 10-0

The Associated Press
November 2, 1995

It was the Mario Lemieux show in Pittsburgh.
"It was scary. He could have had a few more," Pittsburgh Coach Eddie Johnston said after Lemieux scored seven points with a goal and six assists as the Penguins crushed the Lightning, 10-0.
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In No Uncertain Terms, Lemieux Returns

By Jennifer Frey
Washington Post Staff Writer
November 17, 1995

PITTSBURGH -- Mario Lemieux had a new home built here, on the fringes of his adopted city, more than two years ago. He never thought, then, that he would spend so much time pacing its spacious rooms, his mind racing, while he wondered what the future held.
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Capitals' Season Ends as Penguins
Rally From 3-1 Deficit

By Len Hochberg
Washington Post Staff Writer

PITTSBURGH, MAY 18 -- The Washington Capitals' regular season began so badly and ended so brightly. Tonight their postseason, which began so brightly, ended oh-so badly.
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Devils Get Their Due, Sweep Stanley Cup Finals

By Len Hochberg
Washington Post Staff Writer

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., JUNE 24 -- Two years ago, upon accepting the job as coach of the New Jersey Devils, Jacques Lemaire saw players he said could be champions, if only they played as one. One year ago, he led them to the brink of playing for a title. Now, Lemaire has united the Devils into the finest team in the NHL.
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