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May 19, 2013

This Day In Hockey History: May 19th

1974 - Philadelphia became the first modern expansion team to win the Stanley Cup, beating Boston 1-0 in Game 6. Rick MacLeish scored the game's only goal, while goalie Bernie Parent won the Conn Smythe Trophy with his second career playoff shutout.

1984 - Wayne Gretzky scored two goals and an assist as the Edmonton Oilers beat the NY Islanders 5-2 in Game 5 of the Finals, to become the 1984 Stanley Cup Champions for the first time. They were also the first former WHA team to win the Stanley Cup.

1989 - Montreal's Larry Robinson became the first player in NHL history to play in 200 Stanley Cup playoff games, as the Canadiens beat Calgary 4-3 in overtime, in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals, in Montreal.

1994 - Stephane Matteau scored the game winner at 26:13 of overtime to lead the Rangers to a 3-2 win over the Devils, in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals, in New Jersey.

1995 - San Jose goaltender Wade Flaherty made 56 saves in his second playoff start, and Ray Whitney scored the winning goal at 21:54 of overtime as the Sharks won 5-4, at Calgary in Game 7 of the Western Conference Quarter-Finals.

2000 - Patrick Roy tied an NHL record with his 15th career playoff shutout (set by Clint Benedict in the 1920's) as the Avalanche won 2-0 over the visiting Dallas Stars.

2000 - Glen Sather resigned as General Manager of the Edmonton Oilers, after 24 years with the organization.

Happy Birthday to Carey Wilson, Alex Shibicky, Steamer Maxwell, Murray Murdoch, Andreas Johansson, Marc Bureau, Denis Arkhipov, Bob Hess, Mark Janssens, Hannu Jarvenpaa, Jack Skille, Wayne Van Dorp, Jason Botterill and Michael Leighton

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