Top five game-winning goals in the NHL playoffs

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From Keith Primeau’s winner to end one of the longest overtime games in NHL playoff history, to Bobby Orr’s iconic airborne Cup clincher for the Boston Bruins, here are the top five game-winning goals in NHL playoff history.

5. 2000 Eastern Conference semifinal

Flyers-Penguins: Game 4

The Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins are hated rivals, and this memorable game has to be one of the top moments in the history of the Pennsylvania rivalry.  

Keith Primeau’s goal in the fifth overtime tied the series at 2-2.

4. 2010 Stanley Cup final

Blackhawks-Flyers: Game 6

It didn’t matter if no one saw Patrick Kane’s game-winning goal in 2010, because he did.

The American forward leaped for joy with his Chicago teammates while the Flyers stood around in dismay.

Kane’s goal in the first overtime gave the Blackhawks their first Cup since 1961, and is one of the most interesting game-winners in recent memory.

3. 1980 Stanley Cup final

 Flyers-Islanders: Game 6

Bob Nystrom’s slick backhander gave the Islanders their first of four Stanley Cups in a row.

The Swedish forward’s game-winner came 7:11 into overtime and brought the house down in Long Island.

It was also the fourth and final playoff overtime goal of his career, putting him just behind Maurice “Rocket” Richard (6) for the all-time lead.

2. 1970 Stanley Cup final

Blues-Bruins, Game 6

This one never gets old.

Bobby Orr’s flying game-winner against the St. Louis Blues will forever be cemented in our minds as one of the most iconic moments in league history.

1. 1999 Stanley Cup final

Sabres-Stars, Game 6

Brett Hull’s controversial game-winner in Buffalo will never be forgotten by Sabres fans.

The American forward’s foot was in the crease when he tapped home the triple OT gam- winner past Dominik Hasek.

The play was reviewed, but the goal still counted as the Dallas Stars brought their first ever Stanley Cup home to Texas.


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