May 24, 2011
This Date In Stanley Cup History
May 24, 1980 • Right winger Bob Nystrom scored at 7:11 of overtime as the New York Islanders defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 5-4 and captured the 1980 Stanley Cup in six games. Nystrom’s goal was the fourth and final overtime tally of his playoff career and moved him into second place on the alltime list behind Maurice “Rocket” Richard (6).
May 24, 1986 • The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Calgary Flames 4-3 in Game Five en route to their 23rd Stanley Cup title, a new professional record for the most championship seasons. Montreal had been tied with Major League Baseball’s New York Yankees, winners of 22 World Series at the time.
May 24, 1990 • The Edmonton Oilers won their fifth Stanley Cup in seven years with a 4-1 win over the Boston Bruins in Game Five of the 1990 Final at Boston Garden. Seven Oilers players—Glenn Anderson, Grant Fuhr, Randy Gregg, Charlie Huddy, Jari Kurri, Kevin Lowe and Mark Messier — were members of all five championship clubs.
May 24, 1995 • New York Rangers center Mark Messier’s goal in the second period of a 5-2 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers in Game Three of their Conference Semifinal was the 102nd of his playoff career, tying Jari Kurri for second place on the all-time list.
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