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 28th, featuring Justin Williams.
Today in Hockey History
Justin Williams Wins Fourth Career Game 7
2013: The Los Angeles Kings forward scores both goals as they beat the San Jose Sharks, 2-1. Williams nets both goals in a span of 2:57 in the second period. The win helps the Kings beat the Sharks four games to three in Western semifinals.
Williams is the first player in league history to score at least a goal in his first four Game 7s. Jonathan Quick makes 25 saves to get the win in net for Los Angeles. Dan Boyle scores a third-period goal for San Jose.
Other Notable Events
1974: The Buffalo Sabres select Taro Tsujimoto in the 11th round, 183rd overall of the NHL Draft. Tsujimoto is a fictional player as a way to have fun with the league.
2014: Patrick Kane‘s four assists lead Chicago to a 5-4 Game 5 win over Los Angeles. Kane is the second player since 1999 to get four assists. Henrik Sedin did the same in Game 4 of the 2011 Western Finak.
Happy Birthday to You
1909: Red Horner
1943: Terry Crisp
1950: Errol Thompson
1955: Mark Howe
1969: Damian Rhodes
1988: David Perron
1997: Erik Cernak