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Capitals, Pens skate to 5-all alumni tie

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PITTSBURGH (AP) - Mario Lemieux couldn't find the net. That doesn't mean he's lost his scoring touch.

Lemieux set up two goals to offset two goals by Washington's Paul Mulvey as retired players from the Capitals and Penguins skated to a 5-all tie Friday in the Winter Classic alumni game.

The two-period game played before 10,000 fans was relaxed - most players wore ski caps rather than helmets - but competitive. Peter Bondra, a career 500-goal scorer, scored the tying goal for Washington with 45 seconds remaining.

The highlight might have been Hall of Famers Lemieux and Larry Murphy assisting on Pittsburgh's final goal by Hall of Famer Ron Francis on the power play. Also on the ice at the time were Hall of Famer Paul Coffey and former All-Star Kevin Stevens.

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