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May 13, 2013

This Day In Hockey History: May 13th

1933 - The NHL Board of Governors held their annual meeting, where it was decided to lower the league salary cap from $70,000 to $65,000 per team for the 1933-34 NHL season.

1939 - At the annual NHL Board of Governors meeting, Boston's Art Ross submitted for consideration a new type of hockey stick with a metal handle and replaceable wooden blade. This came nearly 50 years before the modern-era aluminum stick.

1958 - Detroit's Gordie Howe was named winner of Hart Trophy as NHL's MVP for the second straight year and fourth time in his career, tying the record for most Hart Awards (set by former Bruins' defenseman Eddie Shore).

1979 - New York Rangers beat the Canadiens 4-1 at the Forum in Game One of the 1979 Stanley Cup Finals. Montreal came back with four straight wins to win the Stanley Cup for the fourth straight season.

1980 - Denis Potvin scored (with one second remaining in a power play) at 4:07 of overtime to give the Islanders a 4-3 win over the Flyers in Game One of the 1980 Stanley Cup Finals. It was the first OT power play goal in Stanley Cup Finals' history.

1987 - Edmonton's Kent Nilsson scored 2 goals and 2 assists, and Glenn Anderson picked up five assists as the Oilers won 6-3 over the visiting Red Wings, in Game 5 of the Campbell Conference Finals. Oilers advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals vs Philadelphia.

1993 - For the first time in their 26 year history, the L.A. Kings advanced to the Stanley Cup Conference Finals by beating the Canucks 5-3 in Game 6 of the Smythe Division Finals, at the Forum. Kings' Wayne Gretzky scored a goal and added two assists.

2003 - San Jose Sharks named Doug Wilson as their new General Manager.

Happy Birthday to Babe Dye, Darryl Sydor, Ron Wilson, Travis Zajac, Kris Versteeg, P.K. Subban, Matt Greene, Jared Boll, Jamie Wright, Jamie Allison and Jaroslav Halak.

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