Santonio Holmes game winning catch against Arizona in Super Bowl XLIII
James Harrison's 100 yd interception return for touchdown in Super Bowl XLIII
Ben Roethlisberger's game-saving tackle on Colts DB Nick Harper in 2006 AFC playoffs
Other Considerations: 2009 - Troy Polamalu's INT against the Ravens in the AFC Championship to secure the Super Bowl berth.
2006 Super Bowl XL - Willie Parker's 75 yd TD run to put the Steelers up 14-3 over the Seahawks. The run was the longest in Super Bowl history.
2006 Super Bowl XL - Taking a reverse WR Antwan Randel El made a 43 yd TD pass to Hines Ward putting the Steelers up 21-10
Mario Lemieux's breakaway goal in Game 2 of the 1991 Stanley Cup Finals against Minnesota
Mario Lemieux's game-winning goal in Game 1 of the 1992 Stanley Cup Finals against Chicago. I believe a Blast Furnace author was there
Marc-Andre Fleury's last second save against Detroit's Nicklas Lidstrom to preserve 2009 Stanley Cup win
Lemieux's first game: 1st goal on first shot of first shift against Boston 10/14/84
Lemieux scores 5 goals five different ways against New Jersey 12/31/88: even-strength, power-play, short-handed, penalty shot, and empty-net
"The Save" Down 3 games to 2 in the '91 playoff series against the Devils, Frank Pietrangelo makes spectacular save against Peter Stastny in Game 6. Pens would go on to win game and win series
One of the longest games in NHL history. Petr Nedved scores in 4th overtime to defeat the Capitals 3-2 in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the '96 playoffs and tie series 2-2 on 4/24/96. Note: Lemieux was ejected earlier in the game and bought pizza for teammates between an overtime period.
Other Considerations: Darius Kasparaitis' game-winning OT goal to defeat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 in Game 7 of the '01 Eastern Conference Semifinals.
Ron Francis scores an OT goal to beat the Rangers 5-4 in the '92 Patrick Division final
4/24/89 - Lemieux ties two NHL playoff records with five goals and eight points in a 10-7 victory against the Flyers.
3/4/91- The Trade: C Ron Francis, D Ulf Samuelsson and D Grant Jennings traded from Hartford to Pens for John Cullen, Zarley Zalapski and Jeff Parker. Propelled Pens to '91 and '92 Stanley Cup Championship
Not too many great moments over the last 30 years. Many can just think of the disappointing playoff runs capped-off by Sid Bream sliding into home plate.....other than that??? I just wish I could add more.
Francisco Cordova and Ricardo Rincon combined no-hitter in 10 inning game vs Astros on 7/12/97. Mark Smith blasted the game-winning homerun in the tenth in the year dubbed the 'Freak Show.' The last season the Pirates were close to a .500 season
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7/28/2001 Brian Giles hits a walk-off grand slam off of Houston Closer Billy Wagner that capped a rally from an 8-2 9th inning deficit. Pirates defeated Houston 9-8. Considered one of the best games at PNC ParkOther mentions: Barry Bonds first career homerun against the Atlanta Braves on 6/4/86.
Rob Mackowiak's double header against the Chicago Cubs on 5/28/04 where he hit a walk-off grand slam in the first game and a game tying 9th inning homerun in the second game.
4th and 5 on the Georgia 33 yard line with 42 seconds remaining down 20-17 Dan Marino connects with John Brown for a touchdown to win the 1982 Sugar Bowl 24-20. Pitt finishes season 11-1 and ranked # 2.
The 100th edition of the Backyard Brawl played on 12/1/2007 featured the # 2 ranked West Virginia Mountaineers against the 28 point underdog Panthers. The Panthers pulled off one of the biggest upsets in history winning 13-9 and denying WVU a trip to the National Championship game.
11/13/1999 Final Game at Pitt Stadium. Incredible atmosphere to close down the 75 year old venue. Pitt defeated Notre Dame 37-27 on a perfect fall afternoon. The stadium played host to 9 National Championship teams, 24 College Football Hall of Famers, 6 NFL Hall of Famers, and 83 All Americans.
Other Considerations: 1997 - Pitt defeats WVU 41-38 in the third overtime. 'Pistol' Gonzalez threw a touchdown pass to Terry Murphy on 4th and 17 to win the game.
2000 Pitt vs Penn St - Rod Rutherford catches 62 yard TD pass in the only TD of the game. Pitt wins 12-0
2002 - Pitt vs Virginia Tech: Larry Fitzgerald's coming out party in Blacksburg, VA. The freshman caught three TDs and had 105 rec yds in a 28-21 victory over the # 3 ranked Hokies.
2006 - Darrelle Revis 73 yd punt return against West Virginia. Nominated for play of the year by the ESPYs and won College Play of the Year.
"Send it in Jerome!" Considered one of the most famous dunks in basketball history. Pitt's Jerome Lane shatters the Fitzgerald Field House backboard against Providence on 1/25/88
Pitt's Levance Fields hits a step-back 3 pointer to defeat Duke 65-64 in overtime at Madison Square Garden on 12/20/2007
Other considerations: Dejuan Blair flips UConn star center Hasheem Thabeet after grabbing a rebound as # 4 ranked Pitt defeated # 1 ranked UConn on 2/16/2009 in Hartford, CT.
2001 - Julius Page dunks over 7 '0'' Ruben Boumjte Boumjte as Pitt upset # 9 Georgetown. The young Panthers were starting to show signs that they were going to turn the program around.
2003 - Pitt's first Big East Tournament Championship over UConn 74-56.
2008 - Ronald Ramon's buzzer beater 3 pointer against West Virginia to win 55-54
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