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This Week in Centennial History

Sabres defeat Flyers in "Fog Game" in 1975 Stanley Cup Final

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The combination of music and hockey is reaching a new level in Nashville this spring. Not only has the Predators' first trip to the Western Conference Final brought packed houses to Bridgestone Arena, it also has brought out some of the biggest names in music to sing the national anthem. This week, Kelly Clarkson and Keith Urban joined the list of high-profile anthem singers during the playoffs, following country music stars Carrie Underwood (wife of Predators center Mike Fisher), Luke Bryan, Little Big Town and Vince Gill (a longtime season-ticket holder).

As part of the League's Centennial Celebration, NHL.com is taking a look back at memorable events each week.

Here are Centennial highlights for the week of May 14-20:

May 20, 1975: The Buffalo Sabres outlast the Philadelphia Flyers in the "Fog Game."

Video: Memories: Sabres and Flyers Play Through Fog

 

May 19, 1984: Wayne Gretzky will never forget the day he became a Stanley Cup champion.

 

May 19, 1974: The Philadelphia Flyers become the first expansion team to win the Stanley Cup when they defeat the Boston Bruins 1-0 in Game 6 of the Final.

Video: Memories: Flyers win Stanley Cup to make history

 

May 18, 1986: Montreal Canadiens center Brian Skrudland scores the fastest overtime goal in the history of the Stanley Cup Playoffs when he beats Calgary Flames goaltender Mike Vernon nine seconds into OT to give the Canadiens a 3-2 win in Game 2 of the Final at Olympic Saddledome.

Video: Memories: Skrudland scores fastest OT playoff goal

 

May 17, 1983: The New York Islanders win their fourth consecutive Stanley Cup, completing a sweep of the Edmonton Oilers in the Final with a 4-2 win at Nassau Coliseum.

Video: Memories: Isles win fourth-straight Stanley Cup

 

May 16, 1978: The Canadiens set a record with their 10th consecutive win in the Final when they defeat the Boston Bruins 3-2 in Game 2 at the Forum.

 

May 15, 1984: Defenseman Kevin Lowe recalls the night the Oilers gained the confidence to become a dynasty.

 

May 14, 2010: The Flyers become the first team in 36 years to win a Stanley Cup Playoff series after losing the first three games when they defeat the Bruins 4-3 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at TD Garden.

Video: Memories: Flyers erase 3-0 series deficit vs. Bruins

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