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May 07, 2013

This Day In Hockey History: May 7th


1971 - Sid Abel was named as the new head coach of the St. Louis Blues, replacing Scotty Bowman.

1993 - Wayne Gretzky set a record with his 19th career playoff game-winning-goal in the Kings 7-4 win over the Canucks, in Game 3 of the Smythe Div Finals in L.A. Gretzky broke Maurice Richard's record of 18 career playoff game winning goals.

1993 - Wayne Gretzky scored twice to become the first player in NHL history to score 100 playoff goals

1999 - Claude Lemieux became the first player in NHL history to appear in 50 playoff games with three different teams.

1999 - New Jersey Devils signed free agent Brian Rafalski, who had gone undrafted after 4 years of college hockey at Wisconsin, followed by four seasons of hockey in Sweden and Finland.

2000 - Andy Delmore became the first rookie defenseman in NHL history to score a playoff hat trick as Philadelphia won 6-3 over the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins.

Happy Birthday to Frank Selke Sr., Tim Connolly, Steve Reinprecht, Brad Isbister, Tom Cook, Dave Karpa, Lars Molin and David Schlemko

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