May 02, 2009

History Says....

  • The Detroit Red Wings have set a new NHL record. Their second round match up against Anaheim marks the 18th consecutive playoff series that the Red Wings had started on their home ice. The previous record was 17 by the Montreal Canadiens from 1976 through 1983.
  • Detroit made more history in game one. Nicklas Lidstrom's last minute game winning goal gave the Wings back to back games featuring tie-breaking, game winning goals in the final minute of play.
  • This year's playoffs have now featured four tie-breaking goals in the last minute of the third period, already the highest such total in any year in NHL history.
  • Apparently in the first round Tim Gleason became just the sixth player in NHL history to score his first goal of the entire season in a playoff overtime game.

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