On May 25, 1994, New York Rangers center Mark Messier guarantees a victory in Game 6 against the New Jersey Devils
THIS DATE IN HISTORY: May 25
1994:Mark Messier delivers on his guarantee that the New York Rangers will defeat the New Jersey Devils in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final, scoring three goals in a 4-2 victory at Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Memories: Nystrom pots OT Stanley Cup-clinching goal
On May 24, 1980, Islanders forward Bobby Nystrom scores the overtime winner to give the Isles their first of four straight Stanley Cups
THIS DATE IN HISTORY: May 24
1980: The New York Islanders begin a dynasty when Bobby Nystrom scores 7:11 into overtime to lift them to a 5-4 victory against the Philadelphia Flyers at Nassau Coliseum in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final. The eighth-year franchise wins the first of four consecutive championships.
May 23: Chicago's Antoine Vermette ends a back-and-forth Game 4 vs. Anaheim with a 2OT goal as the Blackhawks tie the series 2-2
THIS DATE IN HISTORY: May 23
2015: The Chicago Blackhawks continue their success in extra-long Stanley Cup Playoff games when Antoine Vermette scores 5:37 into the second overtime for a series-tying 5-4 victory against the Anaheim Ducks in Game 4 of the Western Conference Final at United Center.
Memories: Lidstrom plays 228th straight playoff game
On May 22, 2009, Red Wings Defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom played in his 228th consecutive playoff game against the Chicago Blackhawks
THIS DATE IN HISTORY: May 22
2009: Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom sets an NHL record by playing in his 228th consecutive Stanley Cup Playoff game, a 4-3 overtime loss to the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 3 of the Western Conference Final at United Center.
Memories: Skrudland scores fastest OT playoff goal
On May 18, 1986, Brian Skrudland of the Canadiens scored the game-winning goal just nine seconds into overtime, the fastest in playoff history
THIS DATE IN HISTORY: May 18
1986:Brian Skrudland scores the fastest overtime goal in Stanley Cup Playoff history when he beats goalie Mike Vernon nine seconds into OT to give the Montreal Canadiens a 3-2 victory against the Calgary Flames in Game 2 of the Final at the Saddledome.