Today in Hockey History: Los Angeles Kings Justin Williams Wins Another Game 7

Justin Williams
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 28: Justin Williams #14 of the Los Angeles Kings skates on the forecheck in the first period of Game Seven of the Western Conference Semifinals against the San Jose Sharks during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on May 28, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The Kings defeated Sharks 2-1 to advance to the Western Conference Finals. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/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 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.

1981: Jean Ratelle retires from the NHL. He scores 491 goals in his career with the New York Rangers and Boston Bruins.

1992: Mario Lemieux scores twice as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Chicago Blackhawks, 3-1. His goals help Pittsburgh win Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final.

1999: Chris Drury scores with 31 seconds left in the first overtime as the Colorado Avalanche top the Dallas Stars, 3-2. Drury helps Colorado even the Western Conference Final at two games apiece.

2007: The Anaheim Ducks win Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final over the Ottawa Senators, 3-2.

2008: Pittsburgh fends of the Detroit Red Wings with a 3-2 Game 3 win in the Final. Sidney Crosby scores twice for the Penguins while Dallas Drake gets a pair for the Wings.

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.

2018: Tomas Nosek scores twice as the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Washington Capitals in Game 1 of the Final. Nosek breaks a 4-4 tie and adds a late empty-netter to give the Knights a 6-4 win.

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

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