Today in Hockey: Bernie Parent Spurs Philadelphia Flyers Repeat

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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 27th, featuring Bernie Parent.

Today in Hockey History

Bernie Parent Wins Conn Smythe as Flyers Repeat

1975: The Philadelphia Flyers goalie stops 32 shots as they blank the Buffalo Sabres, 2-0, to win their second consecutive Stanley Cup. It’s the sixth and final post-season shutout of Parent’s career to win the Conn Smythe Trophy. He won the playoff MVP award in the previous post-season. Parent is the first player to win back-to-back playoff MVP awards.

Bob Kelly scores 11 seconds into the third period with a goal past Roger Crozier. Bill Clement adds an insurance goal with 2:47 left in regulation.

Other Notable Events

1993: Wayne Gretzky forces Game 7 with an overtime for the Los Angeles Kings in the Western Conference Final. Gretzky lifts the Kings with a goal 1:41 into OT in the Game 6 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

1994: Stephane Matteau scores 4:24 into the second overtime as the New York Rangers edged the New Jersey Devils, 2-1. His goal gets the Rangers to their first final since 1979.

1995: Paul Coffey becomes the highest-scoring defenceman in the playoffs with a goal and an assist for the Detroit Red Wings. Coffey passes Denis Potvin as Detroit beats the San Jose Sharks, 6-2, in Game 4 of the West semis.

2003: Martin Brodeur makes 16 saves as the Devils blank Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, 3-0, in Game 1 of the Final. Brodeur is the second goalie to have a shutout in each playoff round.

2004: Brad Richards ties a post-season record with his sixth game-winning goal in the same year. Richards helps the Tampa Bay Lightning win Game 1 of the Final, 4-1, over the Calgary Flames.

2006: Edmonton is the first No. 8 seed to reach a Cup Final with a 2-1 win over Anaheim. Raffi Torres gets the game-winner and Dwayne Roloson makes 32 saves for the Oilers.

2011: Nathan Horton scores 12:27 into the third period as the Boston Bruins edged Tampa Bay, 1-0, in Game 7 of the Eastern final. Horton is the first to score two Game 7-winners in the same post-season.

2014: Rene Bourque‘s hat trick helps the Montreal Canadiens win 7-4 over the Rangers in Game 5. Bourque is the player to score three goals in an elimination game since Maurice Richard in 1945.

2015: Duncan Keith gets three assists as the Chicago Blackhawks win 5-2 in Game 6 over Anaheim.

Happy Birthday to You

1940: Ed Van Impe

1966: Ray Sheppard

1976: Richard Park

1990: Marcus Kruger; Nic Dowd

1991: Chris Wagner