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by Alanah McGinley on 04/21/08 at 03:21 PM ET
April 21, 1951 • Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Bill Barilko scored the Cup-winning goal at 2:53 of overtime to defeat the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 in Game Five of the 1951 Final. It was the only Stanley Cup series in which every game had ended in overtime. Toronto’s Sid Smith, Ted Kennedy, Harry Watson, Barilko and Montreal’s Maurice “Rocket” Richard each netted overtime winners during the five-game matchup.
Barilko died in an off-season plane crash in the summer of 1951, though his remains would not be discovered until 1962.
*information courtesy of NHL media
*Photo found at mikeboon.com, where he also provides a tribute to Barilko
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