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This Date in NHL History

May 9: Lupul caps four-goal game with OT winner for Ducks

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

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / Managing Editor


2006: Joffrey Lupul makes history in the Stanley Cup Playoffs when he scores all four goals for the Anaheim Ducks, including the winner at 16:30 of overtime, in a 4-3 victory against the Colorado Avalanche 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 six-game winning streak in playoff overtime games.



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 with two ties in their previous 19 games at Boston Garden.


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 Cup Final for the first time in their 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 goalie 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 victory at Chicago Stadium in Game 3 of the Campbell Conference Final. Denis Savard scores a goal and has two assists, and goalie 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 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.


2011: Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin play in their 78th Stanley Cup Playoff game together with the Vancouver Canucks, setting a record for most postseason games as teammates by a pair of brothers, a mark that had been held by Brent Sutter and Duane Sutter (77) with the Islanders. Henrik assists on Daniel's goal to help the Canucks defeat the Nashville Predators 2-1 at Bridgestone Arena


2016: Viktor Arvidsson scores his first playoff goal at 2:03 of overtime to lift the Predators to a 4-3 victory against the San Jose Sharks in Game 6 of the Western Conference Second Round at Bridgestone Arena. The Predators force Game 7 for the second time in as many playoff series; Nashville had not gone to a seventh game in any previous playoff series before defeating the Anaheim Ducks in the first round.

Video: SJS@NSH, Gm6: Arvidsson's backhander wins it in OT


2017: Clarke MacArthur sets up two first-period goals to help the Ottawa Senators eliminate the New York Rangers with a 4-2 win in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Second Round at Madison Square Garden. Goalie Craig Anderson makes 37 saves and Erik Karlsson has a goal and an assist for Ottawa, which advances to the conference final for the first time since 2007.


2019: The Bruins score two of their four third-period goals 28 seconds apart and defeat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-2 at TD Garden in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final. Carolina leads 2-1 before power-play goals by Marcus Johansson at 2:26 and Patrice Bergeron at 2:54 put the Bruins ahead to stay. Tuukka Rask makes 29 saves for the Bruins, who go on to sweep the series.

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