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April 27, 2013

This Day In Hockey History: April 27th

1951 - Detroit Red Wings' Gordie Howe was named to the NHL First All-Star team for the first time in his five year NHL career.

1958 - Hall of Fame announced it's newest members: Frank Boucher, King Clancy, Sprague Cleghorn, Alex Connell, Red Dutton, Frank Foyston, Frank Fredrickson, Herb Gardiner, Bill Hay, Dick Irvin,Ivan "Ching" Johnson, Duke Keats, Hugh Lehman, and Paddy Moran.

1971 - Chicago's Bobby Hull scored the only playoff overtime goal of his NHL career (at 6:35 of overtime), to lead the Black Hawks to a 3-2 win over the Rangers.

1971 - Scotty Bowman resigned as General Manager and Head Coach of the St. Louis Blues. Six weeks later he would become the Head Coach of the Montreal Canadiens.

1980 - Al MacAdam scored a goal and added an assist to lead the Minnesota North Stars to a 3-2 win over the Canadiens in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Quarter-Finals at Montreal. The loss ended Montreal's hopes for five straight Stanley Cups.

1982 - Jim Nill scored after 28:58 of OT in the longest game in Canucks' history -- a 2-1 win at Chicago, in Game 1 of the Conference Finals.

1992 - Scotty Bowman became the leader in career playoff games coached, coaching his 191st career playoff game, one more than Dick Irvin.

1994 - Dominik Hasek made 70 saves and Dave Hannan scored at 5:43 into the 4th overtime to lead the Sabres to a 1-0 win over the Devils, in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Quarter-Finals. It was the 6th longest game in playoff history.

Happy Birthday to Mike Krushelnyski, Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Keith Magnuson, Anders Hakansson, Bob Dillabough, Bob McGill, Mark Stuart, Vlastimil Kroupa, Vern Ayres, Murray Bannerman and Semyon Varlamov

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