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This Day In Hockey History: April 22nd

1945 - Toronto beat Detroit 2-1 in Game Seven of the Finals, to become the 1945 Stanley Cup Champions. Walter "Babe" Pratt became the first defenseman to score a Stanley Cup winning goal.

1950 - Sid Abel and Ted Lindsay each scored twice in the Red Wings 5-4 win against the Rangers. New York had a 2-0 and 3-1 lead but failed to hold on as Wings came back to tie the Stanley Cup Final series at 3-3.

1962 - Toronto beat Chicago 2-1 in Game Six of the Finals, to become the 1962 Stanley Cup Champions -- their first of three straight titles.

1976 - Toronto's Darryl Sittler tied a playoff record set in 1944, for most goals in one game, with 5 in an 8-5 win over Philadelphia, in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Quarter-Finals.

1979 - Montreal goaltender Ken Dryden became the NHL's all-time leader in playoff victories. Dryden's 72nd career playoff win moved him one ahead of Jacques Plante.

1988 - New Jersey's Patrick Sundstrom set an NHL playoff record with eight points (three goals and five assists) as the Devils a 10-4 win over Washington in Game 3 of the Patrick Division Finals.

1997 - Los Angeles Kings named Dave Taylor as the team's new General Manager.

Happy Birthday to Dan Cloutier, Glen Somnor, Bob Mason, Tom Lysiak, Peter Zezel, Zarley Zalapski, Doug Jarrett, Al Hill, T.J. Galiardi, Bob Paradise and Enver Lisin


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