May 4, 1969 • With a 2-1 win in Game Four of the 1969 Stanley Cup Final, the Montreal Canadiens swept the St. Louis Blues in the Final for the second straight season. The Conn Smythe Trophy was presented to Serge Savard, the first defenseman to receive the award.
May 4, 1972 • New York Rangers defenseman Brad Park registered two power-play goals in the first
period of a 5-2 win against the Boston Bruins to tie a Stanley Cup Final record for one period. Park joined Sid Smith (April 10, 1949) of Toronto and Montreal’s Maurice “Rocket” Richard (April 6, 1954) and Bernie “Boom Boom” Geoffrion (April 7, 1955) in accomplishing this power-play feat.
May 4, 1998 • Curtis Joseph of the Edmonton Oilers blanked the Colorado Avalanche 4-0 to become just the second goaltender in NHL playoff history to post back-to-back shutouts in Games Six and Seven of a playoff series. Joseph and the Oilers recorded a 2-0 win over the Avalanche in Game Six.
May 4, 2000 • The Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh in Game Four of their Eastern Conference Semifinal series, ending the third longest game in NHL history. Philadelphia forward Keith Primeau scored at 12:01 of the fifth overtime period (92:01 into overtime). The game's duration of six hours, 56 minutes set an NHL record.
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