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"The Skinny" By Eric Hornick Game 8 Isles 5, San Jose 3 Anders Lee scored two goals and added an assist, and John T...

Monday, April 13, 2009

Happy 69th/76th anniversary!

Today is April 13th. Arguably the most successful day in Rangers
history. In fact, they've won two Stanley Cups on this day.

In 1933, the Rangers defeated the Maple Leafs to clinch the Cup
in 4 games [3-1 ]on a goal by Bill Cook 7:34 into OT.

And of course, on this date in 1940...Bryan Hextall scored at
2:07 of OT as the Rangers again beat the Leafs, this time in the
5th and deciding game.

Some people will say it's one Cup in 69 years. For me, it will
be Forever 1940.

The Isles btw have had some success on this day as well
[although the Rangers did eliminate them on April 13, 1990].

On this date in 1982, the comeback that made the dynasty the
dynasty.  Trailing 3-1 with 5 1/2 minutes left in the
third
period
, the Isles get two goals in the final minutes and then a
John Tonelli goal at 6:19 of OT to defeat the Penguins 4-3,
eliminating the upset-minded Penguins three games to two.



 
Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since 1982.

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