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This Day In Hockey History: April 24th


1948 - Detroit Red Wings' center Jimmy McFadden was voted the Calder Trophy as the best NHL rookie for the 1947-48 season.

1969 - Jean Beliveau scored at 31:28 for the only overtime goal of his playoff career to give Montreal a 2-1 victory at Boston.

1979 - Rangers and Flyers set an NHL playoff record for most goals in one period, with nine in the third period. New York won the period 6-3 and the game 8-3.

1989 - Kings' Wayne Gretzky scored his 86th career playoff goal, making him the #1 playoff goal scorer in NHL history (passing Mike Bossy who had 85 with the Islanders).

1993 - Brad May's goal at 4:48 of overtime gave the Sabres a 6-5 playoff win over the Bruins at the Aud, and a four game sweep in the Adams Division Semi-Finals.

1993 - Ray Ferraro scored at 25:40 of OT for his second straight overtime goal, to give the Islanders a 4-3 win over the Capitals in Game 4 of the Patrick Division Semi-Finals in New York. It was the Islanders' third straight OT win.

1996 - Pittsburgh's Ken Wregget stopped Joe Juneau on the 1st OT penalty shot in Stanley Cup history, at the 15:44 mark of the second OT between the Penguins and Capitals. Pittsburgh won the game on a power play goal by Petr Nedved after 79:15 of OT.

1997 - Patrick Roy set an NHL record with his 89th career playoff win, passing former NY Islander Billy Smith as Colorado won 7-0 over the visiting Blackhawks

1999 - Patrick Roy became the first goalie in NHL history to win 100 playoff games, as the Colorado Avalanche beat the Sharks 3-1 at San Jose.

2002 - Ottawa's Patrick Lalime tied Brent Johnson's NHL record (set one night earlier) by starting his playoff career with 3 straight shutouts.

2003 - Petr Sykora scored the winning goal 48 seconds into the 5th overtime, the NHL's 4th-longest game, and Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 60 saves as the Mighty Ducks won 3-2 against the Stars at Dallas, in Game 1 of the Western Conference Semi-Finals.

Happy Birthday to Phil Watson, Gus Bodnar, Darren Veitch, Ken Klee, Kris Letang, Frans Nielsen, Peter Skudra, David Maley, Jeff Jackson, Byron Ritchie, Dale Craigwell, Philippe Dupuis, Patrik Juhlin, Brett Sterling and Anton Lander

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