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
Posted by Joe Pelletier at 1:23 am