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May 9: Joffrey Lupul of Ducks scores four goals, including in OT

Plus: Flyers end 19-game losing streak in Boston; North Stars advance to first Cup Final

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

THIS DATE IN HISTORY: May 9

2006: Joffrey Lupul makes Stanley Cup playoff history when he scores all four goals for the Anaheim Ducks, including the winner at 16:30 of overtime, in a 4-3 victory against Colorado in Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals at Pepsi Center.

Lupul scores once in the second period and twice in the third before winning the game and becoming the first NHL player to cap a four-goal performance in a playoff game by scoring in overtime.

"They just went in tonight," he says. "I got a couple of good passes. And some breaks."

The loss ends Colorado's NHL-record six-game winning streak in playoff overtime games.

 

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1974: The Philadelphia Flyers end a 19-game winless streak at Boston Garden when Bobby Clarke scores at 12:01 of overtime for a series-tying 3-2 victory against the Boston Bruins in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final. After defenseman Andre Dupont ties the game with 52 seconds remaining in the third period, Clarke beats Gilles Gilbert at 12:01 of overtime, tying the best-of-7 series 1-1. The Flyers had been 0-17-2 in their previous 19 games in Boston.

 

1978: Ken Dryden makes 23 saves for his 10th (and final) career playoff shutout, helping the visiting Canadiens complete a sweep of the Toronto Maple Leafs with a 2-0 victory in Game 4 of the Semifinals. Jacques Lemaire scores in the first period and Steve Shutt gets a power-play goal early in the second for the Canadiens, who win their eighth straight playoff game on the road.

Video: Ken Dryden won Conn Smythe before he won Calder

 

1981: The Minnesota North Stars advance to the Final for the first time in franchise history by defeating the Calgary Flames 5-3 at Met Center in Game 6 of the Semifinals. Rookie Brad Palmer scores two of the North Stars' three goals in the third period, and Gilles Meloche makes 23 saves. Minnesota becomes the third of the six teams that joined the NHL in 1967 to advance to the Final.

 

1985: The Chicago Blackhawks end the Edmonton Oilers' NHL-record streak of 12 consecutive playoff victories with a 5-2 win at Chicago Stadium in Game 3 of the Campbell Conference Final. Denis Savard scores a goal and has two assists, and goaltender Murray Bannerman makes 33 saves, helping the Blackhawks keep Wayne Gretzky off the scoresheet. It's the first playoff defeat for the Oilers since a 6-1 loss to the New York Islanders in Game 2 of the 1984 Final.

 

1999: Scotty Bowman becomes the first coach in NHL history to win 200 playoff games when the Detroit Red Wings defeat the Colorado Avalanche 4-0 at McNichols Arena in Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals. Steve Yzerman celebrates his 34th birthday by scoring two goals, and Bill Ranford makes 28 saves for his fourth career playoff shutout. 

 

2009: Evgeni Malkin scores a power-play goal 3:28 into overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 3-2 victory against the Washington Capitals in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at Verizon Center. Malkin's backhand pass through the middle hits Washington defenseman Tom Poti and slides into the net to give Pittsburgh its third straight win after losing the first two games of the series.

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