April 19, 2016

This Day In Hockey History: April 19th

1947 - 21-year-old Ted Kennedy scored the winning goal (and added an assist) as Toronto beat the Canadiens 2-1 in Game 6 of the Finals. The victory gave the Leafs the 1947 Stanley Cup Championship.

1951 - Harry Watson scored the winning goal at 5:15 of overtime to lead the Maple Leafs to a 3-2 playoff win over the Canadiens, in Game Four of the Stanley Cup Finals at Montreal. Toronto went on to win the series in five games.

1962 - Chicago's Stan Mikita picked up two assists to set two new playoff records: his 21 points broke Gordie Howe's record of 20 set in 1955, and his 15 assists also set a new record.

1970 - Phil Esposito scored a hat trick as the Bruins won 6-3 at Chicago, in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Semi-Finals. Brother Tony Esposito was in goal for the Blackhawks.

2002 - Martin Brodeur became just the second goaltender in NHL history to make 100 consecutive playoff starts for one club.

2004 - Jose Theodore recorded his first career playoff shutout in the Montreal's 2-0 win over the Bruins at Boston, in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Quarter-Finals. It was only the fourth game 7 road shutout in NHL playoff history.

Happy Birthday to Randy Carlyle, Martin Havlat and Robyn Regehr

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