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CLASSIC CLIP: MOGILNY'S 76TH GOAL

Thursday, 04.30.2009 / 11:39 AM / Features
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CLASSIC CLIP: MOGILNY\'S 76TH GOAL
Alexander Mogilny (Photo: Getty Images)
There are two numbers that are synonymous with Alexander Mogilny.

No. 89: due to the sweater he wore in six seasons with the Buffalo Sabres, the overall pick he was taken with in the NHL Draft (89th overall in 1988), and the year, 1989, that the Soviet forward decided to defect to the United States to play for the team.

No. 76 was a result of what followed.

Mogilny established himself as a 30-goal scorer through his first three seasons in the NHL. Netting only 43 points in his rookie year, his production steadily increased as he adapted to a new league and country.

While the arrivals of fellow Europeans - including Yuri Khmylev and Richard Smehlik - made the transition easier, it was the addition of an American that made all the difference.

Namely, Pat LaFontaine.

When the forward was traded to Buffalo from the New York Islanders, the duo became a force. Playing on the same line they were nearly unstoppable, combining for a total of 275 points in the 1992-93 campaign.
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Watch last week's classic clip, featuring the 1975 Super Series against the Russians.
1975 Super Series

It was in that season that Mogilny broke the franchise’s single-season goal record. Shattering the previous marker of 56 goals, set by Danny Gare in 1980, Mogilny exploded to register 76 goals in 77 games.

On April 15, 1993 he net his final tally of the season, goal No. 76, against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Bob Errey left a loose puck behind the net and Mogilny was there for an easy wrap-around past goaltender Tommy Soderstrom.

Click play to watch the goal below.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Hodgson 72 20 24 -26 44
T. Ennis 80 21 22 -25 43
D. Stafford 70 16 18 -19 34
C. Ehrhoff 79 6 27 -27 33
C. Stewart 63 15 11 0 26
C. Conacher 79 7 19 1 26
T. Myers 62 9 13 -26 22
Z. Girgensons 70 8 14 -6 22
M. Foligno 74 7 12 -17 19
J. McBain 69 6 11 -13 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Neuvirth 4 8 2 .921 2.78
J. Enroth 4 17 5 .911 2.82