May 11, 2013
This Day In Hockey History - May 11th
1968 - In Toe Blake's final game as Montreal's coach, the Canadiens beat St. Louis 3-2 at the Forum to sweep the best-of-seven final series and win their 15th Stanley Cup championship.
1971 - Jean Beliveau scored his final Stanley Cup Playoff goal during a 5-2 win over Chicago, in Game Four of the Finals in Montreal.
1972 - Boston beat NY Rangers 3-0 in Game 6 of the Finals, to win the 1972 Stanley Cup. Gerry Cheevers got the shutout, while Bobby Orr became the 4th player to score two Cup-winning goals in his career, and the 1st to win the Conn Smythe Trophy twice.
1982 - Denis Potvin picked up three assists to lead the Islanders to a 6-4 win over Vancouver, in Long Island in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
1993 - Gary Shuchuk ended the longest playoff game in Kings' history by scoring the winner at 26:31 of overtime to give the Kings a 4-3 playoff win over the Canucks.
1996 - Mario Lemieux scored three goals and an assist, and Jaromir Jagr had a hat trick in the second period in the Penguins' 7-3 win over the visiting New York Rangers.
Happy Birthday to Colin Patterson, Dutch Hiller, Mike Rathje, Ulf Nilsson, Brad Marchand, Per Djoos, Jim Fahey and Tom Martin
Posted by Joe Pelletier at 12:47 am