Reporting Sarah Arbogast
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – They brought consecutive Stanley Cups to the Pittsburgh in the early 1990s and today, many of those star players took on a different sport for a good cause.
Twenty years later, players like defenseman Larry Murphy and forward Joe Mullen recalled the final seconds ticked off the clock against the Chicago Blackhawks.
“At that moment, it’s like wow. All the hard work paid off, there is nothing greater than getting your hands on that Stanley Cup,” Murphy said.
“It seems like such a long time when you say it, but it just seems like yesterday. I mean, you remember all the good times and they seem to stick in your head all the time,” Mullen said.
They remember the games, but most of all they remember the teamwork.
A total of 27 guys from the championship team are in town this week for the 15th Annual Penguins Alumni Charity Golf Classic.
“Last night, we gathered at dinner, watched the last game against Chicago and just heard the stories from the guys, talk about the old days. We had a great time,” Mario Lemieux said.
“Time will pass, 20 years will pass, but as soon as you see them, you’ll start laughing and it’s something that no one can ever take away from you,” Peter Taglianetti said.
“I’ve played for a lot of different teams, but the teams that you win with, those are the ones you are tied together for life,” Murphy said.
Money raised from the event will go towards local charities.
Over the past 14 years, more than $400,000 has been raised.