NEW YORK / TORONTO - The National Hockey League today announced the remaining 4 moments - as selected by fans - in the Greatest NHL® Moments Presented by Coors Light and Pepsi Zero Sugar. Starting now, fans can visit NHL.com/GreatestMoments to begin voting in the semifinals of the bracket-style, interactive, digital and mobile program, and continue the quest of selecting the Greatest NHL Moment of all time -- spanning from the League's inaugural season in 1917-18 to present day.
The remaining four Greatest NHL Moments going head-to-head in the semifinals include:
• Wayne Gretzky reaches 50-goal plateau in a record-setting 39 games (Dec. 30, 1981) vs. Mario Lemieux becomes first player to score goals five different ways in the same game (Dec. 31, 1988)
• 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. Teemu Selanne sets rookie goal-scoring record (March 2, 1993)
How They Got Here
• Gretzky had the most moments with seven in the original field of 64, with his 1981 record of 50 goals in 39 games beating his 1984 milestone of becoming the fastest player to reach 1,000 points in a head-to-head face-off in round 3.
• Lemieux and Orr each had two moments in the original 64. Selanne's rookie goal-scoring record, which beat Martin Brodeur's all-time wins record to advance to the top four, was his sole career highlight to make the original 64 moments.
Semifinal voting closes Nov. 21, with the final round of voting taking place Nov. 22-28. 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 semifinal and final rounds 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.