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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.

"It ranks No. 1 to me," he says in 2012. "To go to Dallas and be the missing piece of the puzzle that's going to help them win their Cup, and then to go out and score the goal in overtime; who hasn't sat as a kid on the ice with his buddies and dreamt or pretended that's the goal they've scored? To do it in real life was something special."

It's the first Stanley Cup championship in the history of the Stars franchise, which went to the Cup Final twice (1981, 1991) as the Minnesota North Stars before relocating to Dallas in 1993.

 

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2006: The Carolina Hurricanes win the first Stanley Cup championship in franchise history by defeating the Edmonton Oilers 3-1 in Game 7 of the Final at RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. Goaltender Cam Ward makes 22 saves to become the fourth rookie to win the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP. Defenseman Frantisek Kaberle's power-play goal at 4:18 of the second period proves to be the Cup-winner. It's the first championship for Hurricanes captain Rod Brind'Amour after playing in 1,187 regular-season games.

Video: 2006 Cup Final, Gm7: Canes Ward wins Conn Smythe

 

2013: Defenseman Brent Seabrook scores at 9:51 of overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 6-5 win against the Boston Bruins in Game 4 of the Cup Final at TD Garden. After the Bruins rally from 3-1, 4-2 and 5-4 deficits, Seabrook becomes the fifth defenseman in NHL history to score two overtime goals in the same playoff year when his screened slap shot from the right circle gets past Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask, tying the best-of-7 series 2-2.

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