Here's some of my favorite hockey stuff. From left to right: Jagr action figure, Kasparitis pickles, Jagr peanut butter, Lemieux autographed puck, Lemieux bobble head in a Canadian olympic uni(a treasured gift from a friend) and in the mason jar(lol, like that espn commercial) real ice from the Mellon bowl(the very spot) where Mario went five hole on the Dominator .
Hey, on this day:
April 22, 1976
Ian Turnbull picked up four assists as the Maple Leafs won 8-5 over the Flyers, in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Quarter-Finals.
April 22, 1981
Brian Propp scored a natural hat trick as the Flyers beat Calgary, 9-4, in Game Five of the Quarter-Finals at the Spectrum.
April 22, 1996
Alexander Mogilny picked up three assists as the Canucks won 4-3 over the visiting Avalanche, in Game 4 of the Western Conference Quarter-Finals.
April 22, 1993
Pittsburgh Penguins increased their NHL-record playoff winning streak to 14 straight victories with a 4-3 win over the Devils at New Jersey, in Game Three of the Patrick Division Semi-Finals. <---just had to throw that in here.
April 22, 1995
John LeClair scored the winning goal at :54 of overtime to lead the Flyers to a 4-3 win, at New Jersey. The win made the Flyers the 1994-95 Atlantic Division Champions, their first division championship since the 1986-87 season.
Toronto's Nick Metz became the first NHL player to get three assists in one period of a playoff game during the 1941 plaoffs, in the second period of a 7-2 win over Boston, in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Semi-Finals, in Toronto.
In 1987 the Philadelphia Flyers set an NHL record for most playoff games played --- their 7th game loss to the Oilers in the Finals was their 26th playoff game that year. The most any team can play is 28.