List of Stanley Cup Final overtime series winners

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The following is a list of players who scored the game-winning goal in an overtime period of the Stanley Cup Finals playoff series. In the history of the National Hockey League, there have been 17 series which have ended on a game-winning goal in overtime. What follows is a list of goal scorers, the team that won the Stanley Cup as a result of the goal, the year in which it occurred, the game in the series in which it took place, the overtime period it happened in, the time of the goal, and the opposing goaltender who allowed the winning goal.

Overtime Series Winners[edit]

Name Team Year Game No. Time Opposing goalie Opposing team
Bill Cook New York Rangers 1933 4 7:33 Lorne Chabot Toronto Maple Leafs
Mush March Chicago Blackhawks 1934 4 30:05 Wilf Cude Detroit Red Wings
Bryan Hextall New York Rangers 1940 6 2:07 Turk Broda Toronto Maple Leafs
Toe Blake Montreal Canadiens 1944 4 9:12 Mike Karakas Chicago Blackhawks
Pete Babando Detroit Red Wings 1950 7 28:31 Chuck Rayner New York Rangers
Bill Barilko Toronto Maple Leafs 1951 5 2:53 Gerry McNeil Montreal Canadiens
Elmer Lach Montreal Canadiens 1953 5 1:22 Gord Henry Boston Bruins
Tony Leswick Detroit Red Wings 1954 7 4:29 Gerry McNeil Montreal Canadiens
Henri Richard Montreal Canadiens 1966 6 2:20 Roger Crozier Detroit Red Wings
Bobby Orr Boston Bruins 1970 4 0:40 Glenn Hall St. Louis Blues
Jacques Lemaire Montreal Canadiens 1977 4 4:32 Gerry Cheevers Boston Bruins
Bob Nystrom New York Islanders 1980 6 7:11 Pete Peeters Philadelphia Flyers
Uwe Krupp Colorado Avalanche 1996 4 44:31 John Vanbiesbrouck Florida Panthers
Brett Hull Dallas Stars 1999 6 54:51 Dominik Hašek Buffalo Sabres
Jason Arnott New Jersey Devils 2000 6 28:20 Ed Belfour Dallas Stars
Patrick Kane Chicago Blackhawks 2010 6 4:06 Michael Leighton Philadelphia Flyers
Alec Martinez Los Angeles Kings 2014 5 34:43 Henrik Lundqvist New York Rangers

Notes[edit]

  • The 1933 and 1934 winner ended a series which was only a Best-of-Five series.
  • The 1951 winner by Bill Barilko was his last goal ever. He died the following summer.
  • Gerry McNeil is the only goaltender in history to have allowed two Cup-winning overtime goals, in 1951 and 1954.
  • Twice in Stanley Cup history has a team won the Stanley Cup on an overtime series winner one season, and then lost the same way the next season. The Montreal Canadiens won the 1953 Stanley Cup in overtime, only to lose it the following year to Detroit. The Dallas Stars won the 1999 Stanley Cup on a controversial overtime goal, only to lose it the following year to New Jersey.
  • The Red Wings have the distinction of being the only franchise ever to win the Stanley Cup in overtime in Game 7 of the series. They've actually accomplished this feat twice in both 1950 and 1954.
  • The longest drought between Stanley Cup overtime series winners is 16 years, from 1980 to 1996.
  • While only seven of the 16 overtime series winning goals have been scored by the visiting team, from 1996 to 2010, four consecutive overtime Cups were won by the road team. The streak was broken in 2014 by the Los Angeles Kings. The seven road winners took place in: 1940, 1966, 1977, 1996, 1999, 2000, and 2010.
  • Bobby Orr, Bill Barilko, Uwe Krupp, and Alec Martinez are the only defensemen to score overtime series winners for the Stanley Cup.
  • The Montreal Canadiens have been involved in six of the 16 Cup-winning overtime goals, winning four times and losing twice.
  • Of the 16 Cup-winning overtime goals, 11 have been scored by Canadian-born players, three by American-born players ( Pete Babando, Patrick Kane and Alec Martinez), and two by European-born players (Bob Nystrom and Uwe Krupp). Brett Hull was born in Canada, although he played internationally for the USA (he has dual American-Canadian citizenship).
  • Eight of the 16 goals were scored with less than five minutes elapsed in overtime, two others within the first ten minutes. Four goals were scored in the second overtime and two in the third overtime of the deciding game.

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