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May 09, 2013

This Day In Hockey History - May 9th

1974 - Bobby Clarke had two goals and an assist, including the winner at 12:01 of OT, to give the Flyers a 3-2 win over the Bruins in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals. It was the Flyers' first win in Boston after going 0-17-2 since November 12, 1967.

1976 - Philadelphia's Reggie Leach extended his Stanley Cup Playoff-record consecutive goal scoring streak to 10 straight games, when the Flyers lost 4-3 in Montreal, in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals.

1990 - The NHL approved the sale of the Minnesota North Stars by George and Gordon Gund, in exchange for their gaining the rights to a Bay Area team that would begin play in October 1991 -- The "Sharks" were born.

1994 - Rookie Martin Brodeur recorded his first career playoff shutout in the Devils 2-0 win over the visiting Boston Bruins.

1997 - San Jose Sharks fired head coach Al Sims, after he completed one season with the team. He was later replaced by Darryl Sutter.

Happy Birthday to Steve Yzerman, Mark Tinordi, Joe Cirella, Stephane Yelle, Vernon Fiddler, Tony Twist, Archie Wilcox, John Schella and Brent Grieve.

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