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This Day In Hockey History: May 27th


1955 - Chicago Black Hawks traded Dave Creighton, Jerry Toppazzini, John McCormack and Gord Hollingworth to Detroit, in exchange for Tony Leswick, Glen Skov, Johnny Wilson and Benny Woit.

1966 - The "Kings" was picked as the name of the new Los Angeles franchise in the NHL, scheduled to begin play in October 1967.

1975 - Bernie Parent shut out Buffalo 2-0 (his 6th and final career playoff shutout) in Game 6 of the Finals, as the Flyers won their second straight Stanley Cup Championship. Parent became the first back-to-back winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy.

1982 - Colorado Rockies franchise was sold to Dr. John McMullen, who moved the team to New Jersey, where they became known as the "Devils".

1993 - Wayne Gretzky scored a power play goal at 1:41 of overtime to give the Kings to a 5-4 win over the Maple Leafs in Game 6 of the Campbell Conference Finals.

1994 - Stephane Matteau scored the winning goal at 24:24 of overtime to lead the Rangers to a 2-1 win over the Devils, in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals in New York. Rangers advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals vs Vancouver.

2004 - Brad Richards tied an NHL record with his sixth game winning goal of the 2004 playoffs, and added an assist as the Lightning beat the Calgary Flames 4-1 , in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals.

Happy Birthday to Ray Sheppard, Darren Jensen, Richard Park, Ed Van Impe, and Evgeny Davydov.

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