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This Date in NHL History

This Date in NHL History

June 22: Blackhawks move within one win of Cup

Plus: John Ziegler named NHL President in 1977; Nordiques draft Eric Lindros at No. 1 in 1991

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

THIS DATE IN HISTORY: June 22

2013: Right wing Patrick Kane scores two goals to help the Chicago Blackhawks defeat the Boston Bruins 3-1 in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final at United Center, moving them within one win of their second championship in four seasons.

Kane scores late in the first period and early in the second to give Chicago a 2-0 lead. Boston defenseman Zdeno Chara cuts it to 2-1 at 3:40 of the third period, but the Bruins can't beat Chicago goaltender Corey Crawford again, and an empty-net goal by center Dave Bolland wraps up the win, which puts the Blackhawks up 3-2 in the best-of-7 series.

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June 21: Rangers hire Alain Vigneault as coach

Plus: NHL announces 4-on-4 overtime; Marc-Andre Fleury, Eric Staal go at top of first round of 2003 draft

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

THIS DATE IN HISTORY: June 21

2013: Alain Vigneault is named the 35th coach in the history of the New York Rangers.

Vigneault is available after he is fired by the Vancouver Canucks on May 22, two years after guiding them to Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final. The Canucks go 313-170-57 under Vigneault and win six division titles in his seven seasons as coach.

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June 20: Devils go up 2-0 against Red Wings in Final

Plus: Lightning select Steven Stamkos at No. 1; Evgeni Malkin wins Hart, Art Ross, Ted Lindsay Trophies

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

1995 SCF, Gm2: End-to-End goal

1995 Cup Final, Gm2: Niedermayer goes end-to-end

June 20: New Jersey Devils' Scott Niedermayer turns the momentum of the game around by going coast-to-coast to score the game-tying goal.

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: June 20

1995: Defenseman Scott Niedermayer's spectacular goal and a more conventional one by forward Jim Dowd carry the New Jersey Devils within two wins of their first Stanley Cup championship.

Niedermayer uses his speed to blast through the neutral zone and drive in on Detroit Red Wings goaltender Mike Vernon. His shot misses the net, but the puck comes right back to Niedermayer, who scores at 9:47 of the third periodto tie Game 2 of the Final at 2-2. Dowd puts the Devils ahead 3-2 with 1:24 left by knocking in the rebound of a shot by defenseman Shawn Chambers, and Stephane Richer's empty-netter wraps up a 4-2 win at Joe Louis Arena that gives the Devils a 2-0 lead in the best-of-7 series.

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June 19: Stars win Stanley Cup on Brett Hull's goal in triple overtime

Carolina wins first championship; Blackhawks even 2013 Final against Bruins

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

1999 Cup Final, Gm6: Dallas Cup

1999 Cup Final, Gm6: Brett Hull's triple OT GWG

June 19: Brett Hull puts the rebound past a prone Sabres Dominik Hasek late in 3rd overtime, and the Dallas Stars win their first Stanley Cup

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: June 19

1999: The Dallas Stars bring the Stanley Cup to Texas for the first time when they defeat the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 in triple overtime to win Game 6 of the Final at Marine Midland Arena.

Brett Hull scores a controversial Cup-winning goal at 14:51 of the third overtime. His foot is in the crease when he puts a rebound past Sabres goaltender Dominik Hasek, but the goal stands under NHL rules because he's deemed to be in possession of the puck.

To Hull, it's the most important of his 844 combined goals in the regular season and Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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June 18: Bobby Orr wins Norris Trophy for eighth straight year

Plus: Rangers trade first-round pick to Quebec for coach Michel Bergeron

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Correspondent

THIS DATE IN HISTORY: June 18

1975: Bobby Orr of the Boston Bruins wins the Norris Trophy as the NHL's best defenseman for the eighth consecutive year.

Orr is honored after another record-setting season in 1974-75. He leads the NHL in scoring with 135 points, sets a record for defensemen by scoring 46 goals, ties Bobby Clarke of the Philadelphia Flyers for the League lead in assists with 89 and is No. 1 in plus-minus at plus-80.

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June 17: Devils stun Red Wings in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final

Plus: Quebec drafts Mats Sundin with No. 1 pick; Oilers force Game 7 against Hurricanes

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

THIS DATE IN HISTORY: June 17

1995: The underdog New Jersey Devils play an almost-perfect road game to start their first trip to the Stanley Cup Final.

The Devils limit the Detroit Red Wings to 17 shots and Martin Brodeur stops 16 of them in a 2-1 victory in Game 1 at Joe Louis Arena. New Jersey's Stephane Richer and Detroit's Dino Ciccarelli score power-play goals in the second period for a 1-1 tie. Forward Claude Lemieux score against Red Wings goalie Mike Vernon 3:17 into the third period to put New Jersey ahead to stay.

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June 16: Red Wings sweep Capitals, win Cup for second straight season

Plus: Sharks hire Kevin Constantine as coach; Ray Bourque named to NHL First All-Star Team for record 11th time

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

THIS DATE IN HISTORY: June 16

1998: The Detroit Red Wings complete a four-game sweep of the Washington Capitals with a 4-1 win in Game 4 of the Final at MCI Center. They become the first team since the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1991 and 1992 to repeat as champions.

In the most emotional moment of the night, Red Wings captain Steve Yzerman, who wins the Conn Smythe Trophy as most valuable player of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, hands the trophy to defenseman Vladimir Konstantinov, who's on the ice in a wheelchair after sustaining head injuries in a career-ending limousine accident a year earlier.

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June 15: Brad Marchand, Bruins win first Cup in 39 years

Plus: Ducks join NHL; Blackhawks claim third title in six seasons

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

THIS DATE IN HISTORY: June 15

2011: The Boston Bruins win the Stanley Cup for the first time since 1972 by playing an almost-perfect Game 7 in the Final.

Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron each score twice, Tim Thomas makes 37 saves and the Bruins become the third team in NHL history to win Game 7 on the road when they defeat the Vancouver Canucks 4-0 at Rogers Arena.

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June 14: Rangers hoist Stanley Cup, end 54-year wait

Plus: Panthers join NHL; Fernando Pisani scores shorthanded winner for Oilers

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

Memories: Rangers win the Cup

Memories: Rangers win the Stanley Cup after 54 years

On June 14, 1994, the New York Rangers ended their 54-year Stanley Cup drought after defeating the Vancouver Canucks on home ice

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: June 14

1994: The NHL's longest championship drought ends at 54 years when the New York Rangers hold off the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final.

The Rangers get the packed house at Madison Square Garden revved up when Brian Leetch and Adam Graves score to give them a 2-0 lead after one period. Trevor Linden scores a shorthanded goal for the Canucks early in the second period, but Mark Messier's power-play goal at 13:29 makes it 3-1 entering the third.

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June 13: Alec Martinez leads Kings to championship

Plus: Scotty Bowman retires after ninth Cup title; Devils advance to first Final in franchise history

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

2014 Cup Final, Gm5: Kings OT Cup

2014 Cup Final, Gm5: Kings dash NYR Cup hopes in 2OT

June 13: In a fitting end to an overtime-laden Final, LA's Alec Martinez puts one past NY's Henrik Lundqvist in 2OT to win the Stanely Cup

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: June 13

2014: The Los Angeles Kings end the longest game in their history with the best possible reward.

Defenseman Alec Martinez scores at 14:43 of the second overtime to lift the Kings to a 3-2 win against the New York Rangers in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center, giving Los Angeles its second championship in three seasons. Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist makes a save on Tyler Toffoli's shot but the rebound comes right to Martinez, who puts it into the net and then tosses his gloves and stick into the air in celebration.

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