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 23rd, featuring Antoine Vermette.
Today in Hockey History
Antoine Vermette Wins Another Multi-OT Game for Blackhawks
2015: The Chicago Blackhawks forward scores 5:37 into the second overtime as they beat the Anaheim Ducks in Game 4 of the Western Final. His goal helped Chicago tie the final at two games apiece with a 5-4 victory.
It’s the fourth multiple-overtime win for the Blackhawks, which is a league record. Vermette was a healthy scratch in Game 3, but made an impact. Anaheim had a 4-3 lead in the third period, but Patrick Kane tied the game with 8:21 in regulation.
Other Notable Events
1979: The New England, who just joined from the WHA, officially change their name to the Hartford Whalers.
2010: The Blackhawks reach the Final for the first time since 1992 with a 4-2 win over the Sharks. Dustin Byfuglien scores his third game-winning goal of the playoffs.
Happy Birthday to You
1929: Vic Stasiuk
1956: Tom Rowe
1961: Dave Babych
1966: Gary Roberts
1979: Brian Campbell
1983: Curtis McElhinney