The Oilers were titans. But for one night, nothing they could do was enough to stop the determined Kings.
Mark Messier didn’t just guarantee victory, down 3-2 to the crosstown rival Devils in the 1994 Eastern Conference Finals, he ensured it.
Lester Patrick took the term “player’s coach” literally. His New York Rangers were left without a goalie when Lorne Chabot suffered an eye injury and with no backup in sight, Patrick was forced between the pipes himself.
After 49 years, only the Blackhawks knew that they had just ended their Stanley Cup drought when Patrick Kane snuck a shot past Flyers goalie Michael Leighton.
Bob Baun had to be taken off the ice on a stretcher in Game 6 of the 1964 Stanley Cup Finals. In overtime, Then he became a hero.
Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin wasted no time establishing themselves. In a 2009 second-round playoff series that went the full seven games, there was no more exciting act than Game 2 when each star notched their first career playoff hat tricks.