May 01, 2011
This Date In Stanley Cup History
May 1, 1965 • Montreal captain Jean Beliveau notched the winning goal and added one assist to
lead the Canadiens past the Chicago Black Hawks in Game Seven of the 1965 Final. Beliveau, who posted a 5-5-10 scoring total in the seven-game Stanley Cup Final series, received a new NHL award, the Conn Smythe Trophy, as the most valuable player to his team in the playoffs.
May 1, 2004 • Colorado Avalanche captain Joe Sakic tallied his sixth career overtime goal, tying the playoff record set by the legendary Maurice “Rocket” Richard from 1944-1960, in a 2-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinal. Sakic’s milestone tally came at 1:32 and was his second overtime goal in as many games, having notched the deciding goal at 5:15 in a 1-0 victory in Game Four.