May 21, 2011
This Date In Stanley Cup History
May 21, 1979 • Center Jacques Lemaire scored twice, including his second career Stanley Cup-winning goal, to power the Montreal Canadiens past the New York Rangers 4-1 in Game Five. The win gave Montreal its fourth straight Stanley Cup, one short of the record set by the same team, 1956-60.
May 21, 1981 • New York Islanders center Butch Goring notched two goals to help defeat the Minnesota North Stars 5-1 in the fifth and final game of the 1981 Final. Goring, who assisted on the winning goal in Game Two and scored the winner in Game Three, earned the Conn Smythe Trophy.
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