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Recapping Robinson's playoff highlights

Hall of Fame member, Sharks executive has had lots of memorable moments in Stanley Cup Playoffs

by Dave Stubbs @dave_stubbs / NHL.com Columnist

Highlights from the Stanley Cup Playoff career of Larry Robinson:

April 17, 1973: As a 21-year-old rookie defenseman with the Montreal Canadiens, Robinson gets the first of his 28 career playoff goals, scoring at 6:45 of overtime to give his team a 4-3 win against the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 2 of the Semifinals.

May 10, 1973: Wins the first of his six Stanley Cup championships as a player when the Canadiens defeat the Chicago Blackhawks in six games.

May 16, 1976: Wins his second Stanley Cup when the Canadiens defeat the Flyers in four games.

May 14, 1977: Wins Stanley Cup No. 3 when the Canadiens sweep the Boston Bruins in four games.

May 16, 1978: Sets a Canadiens record for defensemen when his two assists in a 3-2 overtime victory against the Bruins in Game 2 of the Final give him 15 for the playoff year, breaking the record of 14 set by J.C. Tremblay in 1971.

May 25, 1978: Robinson wins his fourth Stanley Cup championship when the Canadiens defeat the Bruins in six games. He wins the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player in the playoffs.

April 22, 1979: Scores twice, including a power-play goal in overtime, in Game 4 of the Quarterfinals against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Canadiens complete a sweep with a 5-4 victory.

May 21, 1979: Wins his fifth Stanley Cup championship when the Canadiens defeat the New York Rangers in five games.

April 9, 1981: Breaks Guy Lapointe's franchise record for defensemen with his 69th career playoff point, an assist, in the Canadiens' 3-1 loss to the Edmonton Oilers in Game 2 of the first round.

April 11, 1985: Sets a Canadiens record for defensemen by appearing in his 124th career playoff game, breaking the mark shared by Doug Harvey and Serge Savard, in a 5-3 loss to the Boston Bruins in Game 2 of the Adams Division Semifinals.

May 24, 1986: Wins the Stanley Cup for the sixth time when the Canadiens defeat the Calgary Flames in a five-game Final.

April 8, 1987: Scores a goal against the Bruins in a 6-2 victory in Game 1 of the Adams Division Semifinals to become the first defenseman in Canadiens history to reach 100 career playoff points.

May 12, 1987: Ties a Canadiens playoff record for defensemen with four points, a goal and three assists, in Montreal's 5-2 win against Philadelphia in Game 5 of the Wales Conference Final.

May 14, 1987: Ties a Canadiens record for most assists in one playoff year with his 17th in Game 6 of the Wales Conference Final, a series-ending 4-3 loss to the Flyers.

April 6, 1988: Sets a Canadiens record with his 98th career playoff assist, one more than Jean Beliveau, in a 4-3 victory against the Hartford Whalers in Game 1 of the Adams Division Semifinals.

April 9, 1988: Becomes the first player in Canadiens history to reach 100 career playoff assists in 4-3 win against the Whalers in Game 3.

April 5, 1989: Appears in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the 17th consecutive season, tying Brad Park's NHL record, when he plays in the Canadiens' 6-2 win against the Whalers in Game 1 of Adams Division Semifinals.

April 9, 1989: Sets an NHL record by appearing in his 186th playoff game, surpassing New York Islanders defenseman Denis Potvin. He helps the Canadiens complete a sweep of the Whalers with a 4-3 overtime victory in Game 4. Robinson will end his career having played in 227 playoff game; he ranks eighth in NHL history.

May 19, 1989: Becomes the first in NHL history to play in 200 playoff games when the Canadiens defeat the Flames 4-3 in overtime in Game 3 of the Final.

April 18, 1992: After signing with the Los Angeles Kings as a free agent in July 1989, Robinson ties Gordie Howe's record for most years in the playoffs (20) by playing in the Kings' 3-1 loss to the Oilers. Robinson also extends his NHL record for consecutive playoff appearances to 20, a mark equaled in 2011-12 by Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom.

June 24, 1995: Wins his seventh Stanley Cup title, this time as an assistant coach with the New Jersey Devils.

June 10, 2000: Robinson wins his first Stanley Cup championship as an NHL coach, and eighth overall, when New Jersey defeats the Dallas Stars 2-1 in overtime in Game 6 of the Final.

June 9, 2003: As a coaching consultant with the Devils, Robinson wins his ninth Stanley Cup title when New Jersey beats the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 3-0 in Game 7 of the Final.

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