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NHL unveils remaining eight greatest moments

Fan voting for fourth round runs through Nov. 14

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

NEW YORK / TORONTO - Following three rounds of fan voting, the National Hockey League today unveiled the top eight moments remaining in the Greatest NHL® Moments Presented by Coors Light and Pepsi Zero Sugar. Round 4 voting is now open at NHL.com/GreatestMoments, with the top eight moments going head-to-head in this bracket-style, interactive, digital and mobile program which started with 64 of the NHL's most memorable events, milestones and achievements -- spanning from the League's inaugural season in 1917-18 to present day.

The remaining 8 Greatest NHL Moments going head-to-head in Round 4 voting include:

• Teemu Selanne sets rookie goal-scoring record (March 2, 1993) vs. Martin Brodeur becomes NHL's all-time wins leader with 552 (March 17, 2009)

• Wayne Gretzky reaches 50-goal plateau in a record-setting 39 games (Dec. 30, 1981) vs. Bobby Orr becomes the first defenseman to have 100 points in a season (March 15, 1970)

• Bobby Orr ends the Bruins' 29-year Stanley Cup® drought by scoring 40 seconds into overtime to complete a sweep of the St. Louis Blues (May 10, 1970) vs. Gordie Howe becomes the first player in NHL history to reach 1,000 career points (Nov. 27, 1960) 

• Mario Lemieux becomes first player to score goals five different ways in the same game (Dec. 31, 1988) vs. Darryl Sittler sets NHL single-game record with 10 points (six goals and four assists) (Feb. 7, 1976)

Round 4 voting closes Nov. 14, with the semifinal and final rounds of voting taking place Nov. 15-21 and Nov. 22-28, respectively. The Greatest NHL® Moment will be announced during the 2017 Scotiabank NHL100 Classic™ on Saturday, Dec. 16, featuring the Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa (7 p.m. ET, CBC, TVA Sports, NBCSN).

Throughout the next three weeks of voting, fans can select their favorite moment and join the conversation using the hashtag #NHLGreatestMoments. The original 64 moments, as determined by a Blue Ribbon panel consisting of broadcasters from NHL national rightsholders NBC Sports Group, NHL Network™, Sportsnet and TVA, were placed into a bracket style format, and divided into four regions: Hart Region, Norris Region, Calder Region and Vezina Region. Each moment is brought to life with a video vignette on the site.

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