May 18, 2011
This Date In Stanley Cup History
May 18, 1971 • The Montreal Canadiens, who had missed the playoffs in 1970, won the 1971 Stanley Cup with a 3-2 triumph over the Chicago Black Hawks in Game Seven. 23-year-old rookie goalie Ken Dryden took the Conn Smythe Trophy with a 12-8 record and a 3.00 average in the playoffs.
May 18, 1986 • Montreal center Brian Skrudland notched the fastest overtime goal in playoff history, scoring just nine seconds into overtime to give the Canadiens a 3-2 victory over the Calgary Flames in Game Two of the 1986 Final. The win was the first of four straight for Montreal en route to the team’s 23rd Stanley Cup title.
May 18, 2008 • Pittsburgh goalie Marc-Andre Fleury recorded his third career playoff shutout as the Penguins reached the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in 16 years, after a 6-0 win over the visiting Philadelphia Flyers in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Finals.