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This Day In Hockey History: April 13th



1927 - The Ottawa Senators defeated the Boston Bruins 3-1 to win the 1927 Stanley Cup. It was the original Senators' last Stanley Cup championship.

1933 - New York Rangers won the 1933 Stanley Cup when Bill Cook broke a scoreless tie with a powerplay goal at 7:33 of OT for a 1-0 win over Toronto.

1940 - Bryan Hextall scored at 2:07 of overtime as the NY Rangers beat Toronto 3-2 in Game Six of the Finals, to become the 1940 Stanley Cup Champions.

1944 - Toe Blake scored the game winner at 9:12 of OT and added four assists, as Montreal beat Chicago 5-4 in Game 4 of the Finals to win the 1944 Stanley Cup.

1974 - Chicago Black Hawks set an NHL playoff record for fewest shots in a playoff game, just 10 in a 1-0 win at Los Angeles, in Game 3 of the Quarter-Finals.

1982 - Mario Lessard made 40 saves as the Los Angeles Kings beat the Oilers 7-4, in Game 5 of the Smythe Division Semi-Finals at Edmonton, to eliminate the Oilers in the first round of the playoffs.

1982 - Dale Hunter scored the winning goal at 0:22 of overtime to lead the Nordiques to a 3-2 win at Montreal, in Game 5 of the Adams Division Semi-Finals. With the win, Quebec advanced to the Adams Division Finals against Boston.

1985 - Tim Kerr scored four goals in 8:16 in the second period, to set an NHL playoff record for most goals in one period as the Flyers beat the Rangers, 6-5 in Game Three of the Patrick Division Semi-Finals.

1993 - Ottawa Senators lost their 40th road game of the season to establish an all-time NHL mark, in a 6-2 loss to the Nordiques at Quebec City.

1994 - Vancouver's Pavel Bure scored his 60th goal of the season becoming just the eighth player in NHL history to score 60 or more goals twice in a career.

1997 - The Whalers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1, in the final NHL game played in Hartford.

Happy Birthday to Normie Himes, Paul Bibeault, Jiri Chra, Patrik Elias, Sergei Gonchar, Mariusz Czerkawski, Flash Hollett, Arron Asham, Ken Hodge Jr., Jeff Tambellini, Brad Smith, Mike Kennedy and Steve Martins

Comments

Anonymous said…
Time flies by,15 years have passed since the Whalers last game.It's sad to remember.Hartford was the first team I've supported when I started to love hockey.
It's a heartbreaking feeling every 13th of April.
They'll be in my heart forever.
I hope the state of Connecticut will get a new team in the NHL but with a different name, a contrario to Winnipeg.
Anyway we need a team here.
Thank you for creating this blog, a precious gate to the world of hockey.

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