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NHL Playoff Memories: The Goal That Won’t Die, 1999

Published by on May 20, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

(Note: This is part three of the NHL Playoff Memories series. You can read part two here.)

 

June 19, 1999. The Dallas Stars lead the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 in the Cup finals.

 

Before the game, the Rigas family—owners of the Buffalo Sabres—hands out bottles of maple syrup (no one is quite certain why) in the press box. Nearly six periods later, the sportswriters are considering ordering in a pancake breakfast to go with the syrup.

 

The game has been tied 1-1 through two overtime periods. There's five minutes left in the third overtime.

 

Dallas centre Mike Modano grabs the puck al...

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