May 05, 2011
This Date In Stanley Cup History
May 5, 1966 • At 2:30 of overtime in Game Six, Montreal Canadiens center Henri Richard became the ninth player in NHL history to record a Stanley Cup-winning goal in sudden-death. Richard’s overtime goal gave Montreal a 3-2 win versus the Detroit Red Wings. Detroit goaltender Roger Crozier, who amassed a 2.34 average and one shutout in 12 playoff games, earned the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP. Crozier was the first Conn Smythe winner from a losing team.