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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.

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