Tuesday, April 23, 2013

April 23, 1950: The Red Wings win the first ever Stanley Cup Game 7

On April 23, 1950, in the first ever Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals the Detroit Red Wings beat the New York Rangers 4-3 in double overtime. Pete Babando scored the game winner 28 minutes and 31 seconds after regulation play had ended. After winning the first game of the series the Red Wings dropped the next one before winning Game 3. Games 4 and 5 both went to overtime and both games would be won by New York, which meant the Rangers only needed one win to take home hockey's top prize, they just couldn't get that win. After a 5-4 Detroit victory in Game 6, the first ever Game 7 would be an epic contest that sealed the deal for the Red Wings.

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