Today in Hockey History: Anaheim Ducks Joffrey Lupul Has 4-Goal Game

Joffrey Lupul
DENVER - MAY 9: Joffrey Lupul #10 of the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim skates against the Colorado Avalanche in game three of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2006 NHL Playoffs on May 9, 2006 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. The Ducks won 4-3 in overtime. (Photo by Brian Bahr/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 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.

1978: Ken Dryden‘s 23 saves lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 2-0 Game 4 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs. It’s his 10th and final post-season shutout of his career.

1981: The Minnesota North Stars reach their first Stanley Cup Final. Brad Palmer scores twice in a 5-3 Game 6 win over the Calgary Flames.

1985: Denis Savard has a goal and two assists in the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 Game 3 win over Edmonton. Chicago’s victory snaps Edmonton’s record streak of 12 post-season wins in a row.

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.

2011: Vancouver Canucks duo Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin play their 78th post-season game together. It’s the most playoff games by a pair of brothers as the beat the Nashville Predators, 2-1.

2016: Viktor Arvidsson scores 2:03 into overtime as the Predators win 4-3 in Game 6 of the Western semifinals. His first goal helps Nashville force Game 7 against the San Jose Sharks.

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.

2019: Boston scores two goals 28 seconds apart in its Game 1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. Patrice Bergeron and Marcus Johansson net goals in a 5-2 victory.

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

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