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April 10, 2013

This Day In Hockey History: April 10th

1955 - Gordie Howe scored the only hat trick of his playoff career to lead Red Wings to a 5-1 win over the Canadiens, in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals at Montreal.

1956 - Jean Beliveau scored a goal and two assists as Montreal beat Detroit 3-1 in Game Five of the Finals, to become the 1956 Stanley Cup Champions. It was the start of a record five straight Stanley Cup Championships for the Canadiens.

1982 - L.A. Kings staged their famous "Miracle on Manchester", scoring 5 goals in the third period to tie the Oilers, then winning 6-5 on an overtime goal by Daryl Evans.

1984 - Ken Morrow scored the winning goal at 8:56 of overtime to lead the Islanders to a 3-2 win over the visiting Rangers, in Game 5 of the Patrick Division Semi-Finals.

1990 - L.A. Kings set an NHL record when three players scored hat tricks in a 12-4 win over Calgary, in Game 4 of their Smythe Division Semi-Final series in L.A. Dave Taylor, Tony Granato, and Tomas Sandstrom scored 3 goals on 3 shots apiece.

1991 - Wayne Gretzky scored his 93rd career playoff goal -- the most in NHL history -- to lead the Kings to a 6-1 win at Vancouver.

1992 - The NHL and NHLPA announced the end of the NHL players' strike, in its 10th day.

1994 - Buffalo's Dominik Hasek became the first goalie in 20 years to post a goals-against average of under 2.00, after finishing the season with a 1.95 GAA after a 3-2 Sabres' loss to the NY Rangers.

2003 - Jean-Sebastien Giguere set a Stanley Cup record for goaltenders with 63 saves in his first playoff game.

Happy Birthday to Ron Murphy, Rob Brown, Dion Phaneuf, Sean Avery, Dutch Gainor, Donald Dufresne, Alexei Semenov, Enrico Ciccone, Dennis Vial, Kay Whitmore and Peanuts O'Flaherty

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