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This Date in NHL History

Sept. 14: United States wins World Cup of Hockey

Plus: Daniel, Henrik Sedin make debut; Shane Doan, Canada clinch Canada Cup

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Sept. 14

1996: The United States scores four late goals to stun Canada 5-2 in Game 3 of the final and win the inaugural World Cup of Hockey.

The U.S. and Canada split the first two games and are tied 1-1 after two periods of Game 3 in Montreal. Canada takes a 2-1 lead when defenseman Adam Foote scores with 7:10 remaining in the third period, but goals by Brett Hull and Tony Amonte in a 43-second span give the United States a 3-2 lead. Derian Hatcher's empty-netter and a goal by Adam Deadmarsh complete the biggest victory for the United States since the "Miracle on Ice" team wins the gold medal at the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics.

Mike Richter, whose superb goaltending keeps the U.S. in the game until the late offensive burst, is named MVP.

Video: Team USA reflects on '96 World Cup of Hockey win

 

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1972: The expansion New York Islanders open their first training camp in Peterborough, Ontario. The Islanders go on to set NHL records for fewest victories (12-60-6) and points (30) in a season.

2000: Daniel and Henrik Sedin, taken by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1999 NHL Draft (No. 2 and No. 3 respectively), make their debut in a 5-3 victory against MoDo at the NHL Challenge in Stockholm. Daniel, playing left wing on a line with Henrik in the middle, leads the way with a goal and two assists against his old team. The Canucks defeat Djurgarden 2-1 in overtime the next day to win the tournament, with Daniel scoring the winning goal.

2004: Shane Doan scores the tie-breaking goal early in the third period and Canada defeats Finland 3-2 in Toronto to win the Canada Cup. Canada scores on its first shot on goal in each period, with Doan beating Miikka Kiprusoff 34 seconds into the third to break a 2-2 tie. Vincent Lecavalier, Canada's top scorer with seven points (two goals) is named MVP.

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