1942 - Eddie Bush set a new NHL record for points by a defenseman in a Stanley Cup finals game with 5 (a goal and 4 assists). Bush, who never scored another point in his career, led Detroit to a 5-2 win over Toronto in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
1946 - Elmer Lach scored a goal and added two assists as Montreal beat Boston 6-3 in Game Five of the Finals, to become the 1946 Stanley Cup Champions.
1964 - Toronto's Dave Keon scored a hat trick as the Maple Leafs won 3-1 at Montreal, in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Semi-Finals. With the win, the Leafs advanced to the Finals vs Detroit.
1968 - Minnesota's Wayne Connelly became the first player in NHL history to score a penalty shot goal in the playoffs (after two others missed), when he beat Terry Sawchuk during a 7-5 North Stars' win over Los Angeles.
1980 - Hartford's Gordie Howe scored his 68th (and final) career NHL playoff goal, in an 8-4 Whalers' loss at Montreal, in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Preliminary Round.
1980 - For the first (and only) time in history, all three members of the Howe family collected points in the same NHL game. Gordie & Marty each had a goal and assist, and Mark added two assists in an 8-4 Hartford Whalers' playoff loss in Montreal.
1987 - Edmonton set a Stanley Cup playoff record for most goals in a game, when they beat L.A. 13-3, in game two of the Smythe Division Semi-Finals. Wayne Gretzky had six assists for the Oilers, tying the NHL record for most assists in a playoff game.
1987 - Wayne Gretzky had six assists, including his 177th career playoff point, to pass Jean Beliveau and put him into first place on the all time playoff scoring list, as the Oilers beat the Kings 13-3 in Edmonton.
1988 - Petr Klima became the first Red Wings' player to score a penalty shot goal in the playoffs.
1990 - New Jersey tied an NHL record (set in 1974) for fewest shots in a playoff game, with just 10, but won the game 2-1 over Washington, in Game 3 of the Patrick Division Semi-Finals.
1997 - Brett Hull scored his 500th goal as a member of the Blues.
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