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April 26, 2013

This Day In Hockey History: April 26th

1962 - Jack Adams announced his retirement from hockey, after serving 35 years as the Detroit Red Wings' General Manager.

1975 - N.Y. Islanders beat Pittsburgh 1-0 in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Quarter-Finals, to become the 2nd team in NHL history to win a best-of-7 series after losing the first 3 games. Glenn Resch got the first Game 7 road shutout in playoff history.

1983 - Glenn Anderson scored 4 goals and Mark Messier got a hat trick to give the Oilers an 8-2 playoff win over Chicago, in Game 2 of the Campbell Conference Finals

1993 - Al Iafrate became the first defenseman in Washington history to score a playoff hat trick.

1993 - Islanders' Ray Ferraro scored four goals, but New York lost 6-4, at Washington in Game 5 of the Patrick Division Semi-Finals.

1997 - Mario Lemieux scored his 70th playoff goal and his 85th playoff assist in his 89th playoff game as Pittsburgh lost 6-3, at Philadelphia.

Happy Birthday to Bruce MacGregor, Cecil Dillon, Vaclav Varada, Craig Adams, Glenn Goldup, Pat Ribble, Bobby Butler and Petr Buzek

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