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This Day In Hockey History: May 17th

1965 - New York Rangers obtained minor league goaltender Eddie Giacomin in trade from Providence of the AHL.

1981 - Minnesota's Dino Ciccarelli set an NHL playoff scoring record for rookies with his 21st point of the playoffs (a goal) in a 7-5 North Stars loss to the Islanders, in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals.

1981 - Mike Bossy set an NHL record with his 30th point of the playoffs. It came as a goal in the Isles' 7-5 win over the Minnesota North Stars, in Game 3 of the 1981 Stanley Cup Finals.

1983 - New York Islanders beat Edmonton 4-2 in Game Four of the Finals, to become the 1983 Stanley Cup Champions, the fourth straight title for New York.

1987 - Jari Kurri scored a goal and added two assists to lead the Oilers to a 4-2 win over the Flyers, in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals in Edmonton.

1993 - Doug Gilmour scored twice and added two assists to lead the Maple Leafs to a 4-1 playoff win against the Kings, in Game One of the Campbell Conference Finals, in Toronto.

1995 - Doug Gilmour picked up two second period assists to pass Dave Keon as the Maple Leafs' All-Time leading playoff scorer, in a 5-4 overtime win over Chicago.

Happy Birthday to Carl Liscombe, Doug Smith, Bill Lindsay, Jim Cummins, Per Svartvadet and Martin Cibak.


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