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Better late than never

Wednesday, 04.22.2009 / 10:28 AM / 2009 Playoffs Conference Quarterfinals

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Jussi Jokinen's goal is the latest regulation game-winner in Stanley Cup Playoffs history. The previous record holder was Bob Pulford, who scored with two seconds left in Game 1 of the 1964 Stanley Cup Final to give the Maple Leafs a win over the Red Wings. The goal is a good omen for the Canes, as Toronto went on to win the Stanley Cup.

Latest regulation GWGs in playoff history:

2009 - Jussi Jokinen (Hurricanes): 19:59

1964 - Bob Pulford (Maple Leafs): 19:58 *

1987 - Mikko Makela (Islanders): 19:57

1997 - Eric Lindros (Flyers): 19:53

1989 - Don Barber (North Stars): 19:53

* Won Stanley Cup


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