May 31, 2011
This Date In Stanley Cup History
May 31, 1987 • Right winger Jari Kurri scored the Cup-winning goal at 14:59 of the second period as the Edmonton Oilers beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 in Game Seven of the 1987 Final. The win marked the third Cup title in four seasons for Edmonton.
May 31, 2003 • The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim won Game Three of their Stanley Cup Final series with the New Jersey Devils on Ruslan Salei’s goal at 6:59 of overtime. Anaheim improved its overtime record to 6-0 in the playoffs and Jean-Sebastien Giguere ran his overtime streak to a record 167:48. Giguere added 39 more seconds to his streak with a 1-0 overtime victory two nights later.
May 31, 2004 • Tampa Bay Lightning forward Brad Richards set a single-season playoff record by scoring his seventh game-winning goal. Richards tallied the lone goal in a 1-0 victory against the Calgary Flames in Game Four of the Stanley Cup Final at Calgary.