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 May 9th, featuring Joffrey Lupul.
Today in Hockey History
Joffrey Lupul Scores Four in Ducks Victory
2006: The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim forward scores four goals, including the overtime-winner in a 4-3 victory over the Colorado Avalanche. Lupul nets the winner 16:30 into OT to win Game 3 of the Western Semifinals. He’s the first to cap a four-goal night in the playoffs with an extra-session winner.
The loss snapped the Avalanche’s six-game overtime playoff winning-streak. Anaheim would go on to sweep Colorado in four straight. The Ducks post-season run ends in the conference finals against the Edmonton Oilers.
Other Notable Events
1974: Bobby Clarke scores 12:01 into overtime as the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Boston Bruins, 3-2. The win helps the Flyers snap a 19-game winless-streak at Boston Garden. Philadelphia ties the Stanley Cup Final at one game apiece.
1999: Scotty Bowman is the first coach to win 200 post-season games. The Detroit Red Wings beat Colorado, 2-0, in Game 2 of the Western semifinals.
2017: Erik Karlsson gets a goal and an assist as the Ottawa Senators advance to the Eastern Conference Final. Ottawa beats the New York Rangers 4-2 in Game 6 as the Sens reach the last four for the first time since 2007.
Happy Birthday to You
1963: Joe Cirella
1965: Steve Yzerman
1966: Mark Tinordi
1974: Stephane Yelle
1980: Vernon Fiddler
1989: Riley Nash
1991: Calvin de Haan