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This Day In Hockey History: May 16th

1927 - Jack Adams was named the General Manager/Coach of the Detroit Cougars, replacing Duke Keats. Adams went on to control the fortunes of the Detroit team (later called the "Red Wings") for the next 35 years.

1976 - Guy Lafleur scored the game winning goal as Montreal beat Philadelphia 5-3 to sweep the best-of-seven final series, in Game 4 of the Finals and win their 19th Stanley Cup championship.

1976 - Philadelphia Flyers' Reggie Leach scored his 19th goal of the playoffs in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Although the Flyers lost the game 5-3 and the series 4-0 to Montreal, Leach won the Conn Smythe Trophy as MVP of the Stanley Cup Series.

1982 - New York Islanders win their third straight Stanley Cup when Mike Bossy scored twice in a 3-1 victory over Vancouver, in Game Four of the Finals.

1985 - Jari Kurri set a new playoff record with his third hat trick of the '85 playoffs, then added a fourth goal as the Oilers won 8-2 at Chicago, in Game 6 of the Conference Championships. Edmonton advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals vs Philadelphia.

1996 - Steve Yzerman scored the winning goal at 1:15 of the second overtime as Detroit won 1-0 over the visiting St. Louis Blues, in Game 7 of the Western Conference Semi-Finals.

2002 - Dallas Stars named Dave Tippett as their new head coach, the 18th head coach in franchise history.

Happy Birthday to Corey Perry, Floyd Smith, Kyle Wellwood, Tomas Fleischmann, John Stewart, Jeff Skinner, Rick Rypien, Hugh Plaxton, and Jean-Sebastien Giguere


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