Today in Hockey History: Washington Capitals Sergei Fedorov Oldest to Win Game 7

Sergei Fedorov
NEWARK, NJ - FEBRUARY 29: Alex Ovechkin #8 (L) and newly acquired forward Sergei Fedorov #91 of the Washington Capitals skate against the New Jersey Devils on February 29, 2008 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The Capitals defeated the Devils 4-0. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

During the NHL’s hiatus, we at the Last Word on Hockey are going to look back at each date’s historical significance to the game. We’ll remember the moments that shaped the sport of hockey that happened on this day. Here’s our look at this date in hockey history for April 28th, featuring Sergei Fedorov.

Today in Hockey History

Sergei Fedorov is Oldest to Get a Game-Winning Goal in Game 7

2009: The Washington Capitals forward scores with four minutes, 59 seconds in regulation. Fedorov helps the Capitals beat the New York Rangers, 2-1, in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. The 39-year-old is the oldest to get a game-winning goal in Game 7 of a playoff series.

In 1992, Fedorov made history while with the Detroit Red Wings. He scored in 16:13 of overtime to break a scoreless tie with the Minnesota North Stars. The Russian beats Jon Casey, but the shot appears to go off the crossbar. However, he’s awarded the goal after video review and it’s the first game-winner to be awarded by review.

Other Notable Events

1968: Jacques Lemaire scores 2:14 into overtime as the Montreal Canadiens beat the Chicago Blackhawks in five games. Montreal books its fourth straight trip to the Stanley Cup Final with a 2-1 win.

1970: Jacques Plante gets his 14th and final playoff shutout in the St. Louis Blues 5-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Plante makes 20 saves as the Blues take Game 5 of the semifinals.

1984: Minnesota and the Edmonton Oilers score a post-season record seven power-play goals. Edmonton’s five-goal third period powers an 8-5 victory in Game 3 of the Campbell Conference Final.

1993: Dale Hunter cheapshots Pierre Turgeon into the boards in the New York Islanders Game 6 win over Washington. Turgeon scored but gets injured after the hit, which Hunter is suspended 21 games for.

1998: Daniel Alfredsson gets his first post-season hat trick as the Ottawa Senators beat the New Jersey Devils, 4-3. The Swede’s goals help the Sens win Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.

2001: Alexander Mogilny gets a playoff-record four points in the second period as the Devils beat the Toronto Maple Leafs, 6-5, in OT.

2009: The Carolina Hurricanes rally for two goals in the final 1:20 to beat the Devils, 4-3. Jussi Jokinen and Eric Staal provided goals as the Canes win Game 7 of the first round series.

2014: Chris Kreider of the Rangers becomes the first player to score two game-winning goals in the same postseason in which he played his first NHL game. The rookie gives the Blueshirts a 3-1 over the Capitals in Game 1 of the Eastern semifinals.

Happy Birthday to You

1955: Mel Bridgman

1964: Brad Shaw

1969: Ted Donato

1970: Nicklas Lidstrom

1986: David Krejci; Roman Polak

1994: Joonas Korpisalo

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