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This Day In Hockey History: May 14th

1927 - Montreal Canadiens donated the "Vezina Memorial Trophy" to the NHL in memory of Georges Vezina.

1965 - Jean Beliveau was named the winner of the Hart Memorial Trophy (as the NHL's MVP) for the second time in his career.

1969 - Los Angeles Kings obtained Eddie Shack and Ross Lonsberry from Boston in exchange for first round draft choices in 1971 and 1973. 1970 - Boston coach Harry Sinden announced his retirement from hockey. He returned to the team two and a half years later.

1973 - Chicago Black Hawks obtained Dale Tallon from Vancouver in exchange for goaltender Gary Smith and defenseman Jerry Korab.

1977 - Jacques Lemaire scored twice, including the winner at 4:32 of overtime to lead the Canadiens to a 2-1 win at Boston in Game 4 of the Finals. Montreal clinched the 1977 Stanley Cup, their 20th Stanley Cup championship.

1985 - Edmonton's Paul Coffey set an NHL playoff record for most points by a defenseman in a game, with 6 (1 goal and 5 assists) during a 10-5 Oilers' win over Chicago.

1987 - Montreal and Philadelphia engaged in a full scale pre-game warm up brawl before the game even started! Even more amazing - no penalties were assessed.

1989 - Al MacInnis scored twice as the Flames won 3-2 over the Canadiens in Calgary, in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals.

1993 - David Volek scored 2 goals, including the winner at 5:16 of OT to lead the Islanders to a 4-3 playoff win at Pittsburgh, in Game 7 of the Patrick Division Finals.

1995 - Quebec Nordiques beat the visiting New York Rangers 4-2, in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Quarter-Finals. It was the final NHL game played in Quebec City.

1997 - Buffalo Sabres fired General Manager John Muckler. He was later replaced by Darcy Regier.

2003 - Anaheim's Jean-Sebastien Giguere tied a playoff record with his third consecutive shutout in a 4-0 win against the visiting Minnesota Wild, in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals.

Happy Birthday to Gump Worsley, Rick Vaive, Danny Gare, Steve Tambellini, Pierre Plante, Mike Van Ryn, Don Blackburn and Alain Vigneault.


Adrian said…
87 brawl aye.. time to find a video of this :P
Nice post!

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