MONTREAL - During his long 20-year career, Henri Richard scored only one game-winning goal in overtime during the NHL playoffs. But, he chose the perfect moment for it because it gave the Canadiens the Stanley Cup on May 5, 1966.
The legendary No. 16 lifted Montreal to a 3-2 win just 2:20 into the extra frame against the Detroit Red Wings some 51 years ago today. It was Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
It marked the 14th title in team history, and the seventh time the "Pocket Rocket" hoisted the coveted trophy.
Richard added four more Stanley Cup titles after that. His 11 Stanley Cup triumphs are the most of any player in League history.