May 08, 2013
This Day In Hockey History: May 8th
1970 - Boston's Bobby Orr was named winner of the Hart Memorial Trophy as the NHL MVP, becoming the first defenseman to win the award in 26 seasons; he also won the Norris Memorial Trophy for a third straight season.
1973 - Chicago and Montreal combined to set an NHL record with 15 goals in one Stanley Cup Finals game. Black Hawks won 8-7 in Game 5, at Montreal.
1975 - Buffalo Sabres beat Montreal 4-3 in Game 6 at the Forum, to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time in team history.
1979 - Boston's Stan Jonathan scored the only hat trick of his playoff career in the Bruins' 5-2 win over the Canadiens, in Game Six of the Semi-Finals in Boston.
1982 - Vancouver Canucks became the first team since 1924 Vancouver Maroons of the WCHL to represent Vancouver in the Stanley Cup Finals. Canucks lost the opening game 6-5 in OT to the Islanders, who went on to win the Cup in 4 straight. Islanders' Mike Bossy scored a hat trick, including the winning goal at 19:58 of overtime.
1988 - Paul McInnis, Vin Godleski and Jim Sullivan replaced the regular NHL officials in New Jersey, during a playoff game against Boston. Regular NHL officials refused to work the game in protest of suspended New Jersey coach Jim Schoenfeld being allowed to coach thanks to a court injunction. The replacements wore yellow jerseys, thus dubbing the infamous event as Yellow Sunday. Devils won 3-1 over the visiting Bruins, in Game 4 of the Wales Conference Finals.
1993 - Tom Fitzgerald set an NHL record by scoring two shorthanded goals (during the same minor penalty) within a span of :48, to lead the Islanders to a 6-5 playoff win over the visiting Penguins.
1994 - Luc Robitaille's goal in a shootout gave Team Canada a 2-1 win over Finland and Canada's first World Hockey Championship in 33 years.
1995 - Rangers' Mark Messier became the third player (after Gretzky and Kurri) in NHL history to score 100 playoff goals, when he scored in an 8-3 win over the Nordiques, in Quebec City.
2000 - Martin Brodeur recorded his 8th career playoff shutout, and the Devils held Toronto to an NHL modern day record-low 6 shots, eliminating the visiting Maple Leafs from the playoffs with a 3-0 win.
Happy Birthday to Ed Chadwick, Ray Whitney, Peter McNab, Eddie Joyal, Ken Smith, Rick Zombo, Jim Pavese, Lars Eller, John Mariucci, Matt Martin, Herb Gardiner and Jussi Markkanen.
Posted by Joe Pelletier at 1:01 am