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Raising the Cup Presents: 1999 Stanley Cup Final Game 6

Wednesday, 08.10.2011 / 12:00 AM / NHL Network
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Raising the Cup Presents: 1999 Stanley Cup Final Game 6
 
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During the 1998-99 season in particular, the NHL implemented a zero-tolerance policy when enforcing the crease-violation rule, disallowing goals scored when any part of the scorer's body was in the crease before the puck. This interpretation would prove crucial in Game 6 of the 1999 Stanley Cup Final.

Ed Belfour had shut out the Sabres in Dallas two nights before, giving the Stars a 3-2 series lead and a chance to clinch in Buffalo. Dominik Hasek would have something to say about that, and both goalies were at the top of their games. Hasek allowed what looked like a centering pass by Jere Lehtinen to bounce off his pad and into the net in the first period, while Belfour was unable to stop a Stu Barnes shot that bounced off a diving defender in the second. Otherwise, they were flawless for more than 100 minutes.

Finally, almost three quarters of the way through a third overtime, Mike Modano fired a shot from the left circle that Hasek was able to stop, but Brett Hull followed on the rebound, shooting over a committed Hasek for the win. Hull's foot, however, was in the crease before he shot, leading the Buffalo crowd to believe the goal was no good, as similar goals had been waved off during the season. The counter-argument was that Hull had control of the puck before entering the crease, and the goal was allowed to stand. The Stars would win their first Stanley Cup ever, in game that fell a mere 23 seconds short of the longest Final game on record.

The end result of the controversy was a revision of the rule.

DATE recap GAME
Mon, Jul 18 1982 Stanley Cup Final Game 4 - New York Islanders vs. Vancouver Canucks
Tue, Jul 19 1983 Stanley Cup Final Game 4 - Edmonton Oilers vs. New York Islanders
Wed, Jul 20 1984 Stanley Cup Final Game 5 - Edmonton Oilers vs. New York Islanders
Thu, Jul 21 1985 Stanley Cup Final Game 5 - Edmonton Oilers vs. Philadelphia Flyers
Fri, Jul 22 1986 Stanley Cup Final Game 5 - Calgary Flames vs. Montreal Canadiens
Mon, Jul 25 1987 Stanley Cup Final Game 7 - Edmonton Oilers vs. Philadelphia Flyers
Tue, Jul 26 1988 Stanley Cup Final Game 4 - Boston Bruins vs. Edmonton Oilers
Wed, Jul 27 1989 Stanley Cup Final Game 6 - Calgary Flames vs. Montreal Canadiens
Thu, Jul 28 1990 Stanley Cup Final Game 5 - Boston Bruins vs. Edmonton Oilers
Fri, Jul 29 1991 Stanley Cup Final Game 6 - Minnesota North Stars vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Mon, Aug 1 1992 Stanley Cup Final Game 4 - Chicago Blackhawks vs.Pittsburgh Penguins
Tue, Aug 2 1993 Stanley Cup Final Game 5 - Montreal Canadiens vs. Los Angeles Kings
Wed, Aug 3 1994 Stanley Cup Final Game 7 - New York Rangers vs. Vancouver Canucks
Thu, Aug 4 1995 Stanley Cup Final Game 4 - Detroit Red Wings vs. New Jersey Devils
Fri, Aug 5 1996 Stanley Cup Final Game 4 - Colorado Avalanche vs. Florida Panthers
Mon, Aug 8 1997 Stanley Cup Final Game 4 - Detroit Red Wings vs. Philadelphia Flyers
Tue, Aug 9 1998 Stanley Cup Final Game 4 - Detroit Red Wings vs. Washington Capitals
Wed, Aug 10 1999 Stanley Cup Final Game 6 - Buffalo Sabres vs. Dallas Stars
Thu, Aug 11 2000 Stanley Cup Final Game 6 - Dallas Stars vs. New Jersey Devils
Fri, Aug 12 2001 Stanley Cup Final Game 7 - Colorado Avalanche vs. New Jersey Devils
Mon, Aug 15 2002 Stanley Cup Final Game 5 - Detroit Red Wings vs. Carolina Hurricanes
Tue, Aug 16 2003 Stanley Cup Final Game 7 - Mighty Ducks of Anaheim vs. New Jersey Devils
Wed, Aug 17 2004 Stanley Cup Final Game 7 - Calgary Flames vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
Thu, Aug 18 2006 Stanley Cup Final Game 7 - Carolina Hurricanes vs. Edmonton Oilers
Fri, Aug 19 2007 Stanley Cup Final Game 5 - Anaheim Ducks vs. Ottawa Senators
Mon, Aug 22 2008 Stanley Cup Final Game 6 - Detroit Red Wings vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Tue, Aug 23 2009 Stanley Cup Final Game 7 - Detroit Red Wings vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Wed, Aug 24 2010 Stanley Cup Final Game 6 - Chicago Blackhawks vs. Philadelphia Flyers

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