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This Week in Centennial History

Bobby Orr scores iconic Cup-winning goal for Bruins; Toe Blake wins 11th championship @NHLdotcom

The Pittsburgh Penguins are halfway to becoming the first team to win back-to-back Stanley Cup championships since the Detroit Red Wings in 1997 and '98. Pittsburgh won Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Second Round on Wednesday to eliminate the Washington Capitals. If the Penguins are able to get past the Ottawa Senators in the Eastern Conference Final and defeat the Western Conference winner in the Cup Final, they'll end the longest stretch without a repeat champion in NHL history. 

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

Here are Centennial highlights for the week of May 7-13:


May 13, 2013: The Boston Bruins complete a historic Game 7 comeback to eliminate the Toronto Maple Leafs when Patrice Bergeron scores in overtime for a 5-4 victory.

Video: Memories: Bruins pull off remarkable rally in Game 7


May 12, 1986: The St. Louis Blues pull off the "Monday Night Miracle" to defeat the Calgary Flames in Game 6 of the Campbell Conference Final.

Video: 1986 Conf Finals, Gm6: Blues' Monday Night Miracle


May 11, 1968: Toe Blake caps his career with an 11th Stanley Cup title when the Montreal Canadiens complete a sweep of the Blues in the Final.


May 10, 1970: Bobby Orr scores one of the most famous goals in NHL history to give the Bruins their first Stanley Cup championship in 29 years.

Video: Memories: Orr scores in overtime to win Stanley Cup

Glenn Hall embraces allowing "The Goal."

Video: Memories: NHL flips out over Orr's historic goal


May 9, 2006: Joffrey Lupul scores all four goals for the Anaheim Ducks, including in overtime of a 4-3 victory against the Colorado Avalanche in Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals.


May 8, 1973: The Chicago Blackhawks hold off the Canadiens 8-7 to win the highest-scoring game in the history of the Stanley Cup Final.

May 7, 1983: Mike Bossy powers the three-time defending champion New York Islanders back to the Cup Final by scoring four goals against Boston in a series-clinching 8-4 victory in Game 6 of the Wales Conference Final.

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