May 04, 2013
This Day In Hockey History: May 4th
1972 - Bobby Orr scored a goal to break Red Kelly's career record for defensemen playoff goals. #17 came in only his 47th playoff game
1976 - Reggie Leach tied a Stanley Cup Playoff record (held by Maurice Richard) with a goal in his 8th straight playoff game, when the Flyers beat the Bruins 4-2, in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Semi-Finals, in Boston.
1976 - Jude Drouin scored two goals as the Islanders handed the Canadiens their only defeat in the 1976 Playoffs, a 5-2 loss, in Game Four of the Stanley Cup Semi-Finals.
1992 - The Kings fired coach Tom Webster after three seasons behind the bench. He was later replaced by Barry Melrose.
1998 - Nashville Predators officially became the NHL's 27th franchise, when their final terms and conditions were completed by the league.
2000 - Keith Primeau scored his first playoff goal as a Flyer at 12:01 of the 5th overtime in the third-longest game in NHL history - the longest game in 64 years as Philadelphia won 2-1 at Pittsburgh, in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals.
Happy Birthday to Fred Stanfield, Derek Roy, John Madden, Matthew Barnaby, Andrew Raycroft, Devan Dubnyk, Seth Martin, Leon Rochefort, Kevin Todd, James van Riemsdyk and Kent Huskins.
Posted by Joe Pelletier at 7:33 a.m.