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Alexander Mogilny: The Lost Shifts

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14 minutes of hockey. Thanks, Youtube! This video has a lengthy synopsis which reads like a worthy blog post:

To answer several questions and provide a clear understanding of exactly what kind of player he was, I have compiled a footage reel featuring shifts from five NHL games featuring Alexander Mogilny from between 1993 and 2000. This footage includes many regular shifts in which he did not score goals, as well as goal highlights, breakout plays, physical plays, and demonstrations of immense creativity, structure, and control. Footage was taken from the following games:

February 24, 1993 vs. the Detroit Red Wings
April 27, 1994 vs. the New Jersey Devils
April 22, 1996 vs the Colorado Avalanche
October 5, 1996 vs. the Calgary Flames
April 13, 2000 vs. the Florida Panthers

Smart. Now, let’s watch some puck.



That was outstanding.

Make sure to also check out one of our previous posts on Alex the Great here on BSN – “Mogilny’s Sombrero Night Hat Trick.


Hockey Lore is the stuff of Awesome.


Go Sabres.



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Mogilny’s Sombrero Night Hat Trick: Pictures and Video!

(We’ve made this old post “sticky” today, in honor of Alex the Great’s birthday [Feb 18, 1969]. Enjoy.) 

Thank you, JimmyJ9989, of the miracle that is Youtube.

I have been trying to locate a picture of this iconic Sabres moment for years.  Today, that search finally paid off.

The tale of the tape:

December 24th, 1992.  In a slightly off-beat Christmas gesture to their fan base, the Buffalo Sabres hand out free sombreros to a bunch of lucky fans in a certain section of the Aud.

This was the season that Mogilny scored 76 goals (in 77 games).  Already, this early into the season, many fans were saying to each other, “Wouldn’t it be awesome if he got a hat trick tonight?”

He did.

With all the good-times flair that was the 1992-93 Sabres, Buffalo beat the Washington Capitals 4-1 – with Mogilny capping off his natural hat trick with 5:25 left in the 2nd period.  The sombreros came tumbling down to the ice.

Mogilny was often considered an enigma for many of his playing days here, but his fun-loving nature in 1992-93 can’t be denied. During the three star selections, Mogilny came skating out on the ice, wearing, of course, one of those sombreros.  Here is a video highlighting that season, with Mogilny and his Mexican nap-hat making their appearance at the 3:35 mark.

For those video challenged out there, here’s a grainy screen-grab.  If anyone has a better picture of this, please let me know. 409w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" />

Sometimes, "hockey lore" is just a very, very fun moment.

Go Sabres.

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