All summer long, NHL Network will be replaying the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs -- from every jaw-dropping goal to every highlight-reel save to every crushing defeat.
Each game of the postseason -- spanning the more than two-month period from the opening round to Boston's Game 7 clincher of the Stanley Cup Final -- will be shown on the Network throughout the offseason.
Fans can tune in at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. ET nightly for a different game -- and different chance to re-live history. A complete program schedule can be found on NHLNetwork.com.
History was made by San Jose Sharks center Benn Ferriero on his 24th birthday in Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Detroit Red Wings. The birthday boy netted the game-winning goal in overtime to cap his NHL playoff debut in the Sharks’ 2-1 victory over the Red Wings.
The victory was San Jose’s fourth overtime victory of the 2011 playoffs, but Detroit didn’t make it an easy one. Jimmy Howard stopped 44 shots in the contest and Nicklas Lidstrom buried a shot from the slot to give Detroit a 1-0 lead 10:30 into the first period.
Joe Pavelski evened up the score with less than 10 minutes left in regulation when he scored on the power play to earn the favor of San Jose coach Todd McLellan after the game.
“Everything about Pav's game we liked tonight,” McLellan told NHL.com. “He was a very key piece of tonight's win."