June 03, 2011
This Date In Stanley Cup History
June 3, 1993 • Montreal Canadiens defenseman Eric Desjardins became the first defenseman in NHL history to record a hat trick in the Stanley Cup Final. Desjardins tallied a game-tying power-play goal late in the third period and added the overtime winner in a 4-3 win. The tying goal came as a result of a stick measurement requested by Canadiens coach Jacques Demers. The stick used by Los Angeles defenseman Marty McSorley was found to have a curve that exceeded the allowable limit, resulting in a two-minute penalty to McSorley at 18:15 of the third period. Desjardins scored 32 seconds later. His winning goal was scored after just 51 seconds of overtime.