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This Day In Hockey History: April 14th

1928 - NY Rangers beat the Montreal Maroons 2-1 in Game Five of the Finals, to become the 1928 Stanley Cup Champions.

1931 - Goalie George Hainsworth shut out Chicago 2-0 (his 6th career playoff shutout) as Montreal became the second NHL team to win a Stanley Cup championship in consecutive seasons.

1948 - Toronto beat the Red Wings 7-2 in Game 4 of the Finals in Detroit, to give the Leafs a four game sweep, and their second consecutive Stanley Cup Championship.

1955 - Alex Delvecchio scored twice as the Detroit Red Wings beat Montreal 3-1 in Game 7, to become the 1955 Stanley Cup Champions.

1960 - Jean Beliveau scored twice as Montreal became the first team to win 5 consecutive Stanley Cup Championships.

1970 - Minnesota's Charlie Burns became the final player/coach in NHL history to score a goal, when he tallied once for the North Stars in a 6-3 loss in St. Louis, in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Quarter Finals.

1980 - Chicago veteran Stan Mikita announced his retirement after 22 seasons in the NHL.

1983 - For the first time in NHL Playoff history players from both teams scored hat tricks when Mark Messier's 4 goals led the Oilers to a 6-3 win over Calgary, despite 3 goals from Flames' defenseman Paul Reinhart, in Game 1 of the Division Finals.

1989 - Just 13 days after being fired by the New York Rangers, Michel Bergeron was named coach of the Quebec Nordiques for the second time in his career. Bergeron replaced Jean Perron.

1992 - Playing in the final regular season game of his 20 year NHL career, Larry Robinson scored his final NHL goal (#208) and picked up his final career point (#958 -- 4th highest among defensemen in NHL history) in the Kings' 3-2 loss to Vancouver.

1996 - Detroit wrapped up the winningest season in NHL history with a 5-1 win at Dallas. The Red Wings finished the season with 62 wins, two more than the 1976-77 Montreal Canadiens.

1996 - Paul Kariya scored twice to become the first Mighty Ducks player to score 50 goals in a season, as Anaheim won 5-2 over the visiting Winnipeg Jets.

1996 - Jaromir Jagr had two assists to set an NHL record for most points in a season by a right wing, breaking the old record of 147 points set by Mike Bossy.

Happy Birthday to Paul MacDermid, Steve Chiasson, Steve Jensen, Jason Wiemer, Peter Mueller, Sylvio Mantha, Dave Archibald, Jeff Finley, Larry Brown, Paul Masnick, Grant Clitsome, Lonnie Loach and Alain Cote.


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