Today in Hockey History: Antonie Vermette Wins Another OT Game for Chicago Blackhawks

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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

1977: Gordie Howe, Mark Howe and Marty Howe each leave the Houston Aeros of the WHA for the New England Whalers.

1979: The New England, who just joined from the WHA, officially change their name to the Hartford Whalers.

1991: Mark Recchi scores twice and Larry Murphy has four assists in the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-4 Game 5 win over the Minnesota North Stars.

1995: Paul Coffey ties Denis Potvin for highest-scoring defenceman in the playoffs. Coffey gets a goal and an assist in the Detroit Red Wings 6-2 Game 2 win over the San Jose Sharks.

2000: Joe Nieuwendyk scores 12:10 into overtime as the Dallas Stars beat the Colorado Avalanche. Dallas wins 3-2 to take Game 5 and three games to two lead.

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.

2016: Joe Pavelski scores twice in a 6-3 Game 5 victory over the St. Louis Blues. Pavelski gives the Sharks a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference Final.

2018: Andre Burakovsky scores twice as the Washington Capitals advance to the Final for the first time since 1998. Washington wins 4-0 in Game 7 over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Happy Birthday to You

1929: Vic Stasiuk

1956: Tom Rowe

1961: Dave Babych

1966: Gary Roberts

1979: Brian Campbell

1983: Curtis McElhinney