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.
The Stanley Cup Playoffs oftentimes come down to unlikely heroes, which was the case for the Chicago Blackhawks
in Game 6 of their Western Conference Quarterfinal meeting with the Vancouver Canucks
when rookie Ben Smith
batted in the game-winning goal in overtime to extend the series to seven games. Smith previously played in just six regular season games before playing the hero in Game 6.
The final score was 4-3 in favor of Chicago after three periods of back-and-forth scoring. Vancouver took a 3-2 lead early in the third period, but Chicago defied all expectations as Michael Frolik
tied the score at 3-3 when he converted on a penalty shot with 17:29 remaining in the third period to send the game into overtime. Cory Schneider
, the surprise starter for Vancouver in place of Roberto Luongo
, was hurt on the play and Luongo finished out the game.