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This Day In Hockey History: May 25th


1978 - Montreal Canadiens beat Boston 4-1 in Game Six of the Finals, to become the 1978 Stanley Cup Champions.

1989 - The Calgary Flames win their first Stanley Cup championship, thanks to a 4-2 over the Montreal Canadiens in game 6 of the Finals. It was the first time that the Canadiens lost the final game of the Finals on home ice.

1991 - Mario Lemieux scored a goal and 3 assists as the Penguins beat the North Stars 8-0 in Game 6 of the Finals. The win gave the Penguins their 1st Stanley Cup Championship.

1994 - After guaranteeing a victory, Mark Messier scored his 4th career playoff hat trick to lead the New York Rangers to a 4-2 win over the New Jersey Devils, in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

2002 - Patrick Roy set a playoff record for most career games (among all players) with his 237th appearance, as the Avalanche won 3-2 over the visiting Red Wings, in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals. He broke the mark of 236 set by Mark Messier.

Happy Birthday to Robert Picard, David Shaw, Kyle Brodziak, Ric Nattress, Nick Fotiu, Wayne Dillon, Mickey MacKay, Morris Mott, Nikita Filatov, Andy Wozniewski and Rick Wamsley.

Comments

Dan said…
I bet al iafrate is unimpressed by messier's hat trick
Anonymous said…
Nice Flames video with my fav player Lanny McDonald.I always recall his last goal of his tremendous career.I hope I would meet him someday.Great guy winning the Cup and so are his teammates.
Thanx for the memories!

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