– It’s 1:30 in the morning
on June 20th, 1999. We’re at Marine Midland
Arena in Buffalo, New York. The Dallas Stars and Buffalo Sabres are tied one-one in triple
overtime of game six. The teams have combined for
nearly two full games of hockey as each franchise continues
the hunt for their first cup. If Buffalo wins, the
teams head back to Dallas to decide the series with a seventh game. If the Stars win, we’ll be further delayed going to bed in order to
watch the trophy presentation. What comes next will completely change how we think about these teams, this NHL season, and will leave
us with one lasting memory to define it all. But what got us here? For that, let’s rewind. In the span of three seasons, the Minnesota North Stars became the Minnesota Stars,
which became the Dallas Stars. While the team made the playoffs each of their first two years in Texas, in the seasons that followed, the scenery wouldn’t be the only thing that received a major change. Captained by the physical
juggernaut Derian Hatcher and led on offense by Mike Modano, a new owner led to a new supporting cast. To start the ’95, ’96 season, they traded for veteran centers Guy Carbonneau and Joe Nieuwendyk. Following a first half slump,
Ken Hitchcock took over as head coach and not long after that, they pulled off another trade, this time for Daryl Sydor, a defenseman on the verge
of entering his prime. After missing the playoffs and trading their captain’s brother for Surgei Zubov, the Stars rebounded. They won their division,
recorded the franchise’s first 100 point season, and became
the two seed in the West. But in the opening round
against an average Oilers team, they had to fight just
to force a game seven, and when that went to overtime, Todd Marchant, with some
help from Grant Ledyard’s fantastic footwork ended Dallas’ season. Free agency offered a
distraction when the Stars took a disgruntled Eddie Belfour
off the hands of San Jose. The Eagle helped Dallas set
another franchise best record on their way to winning
the President’s trophy. But their championship hopes were dashed when Nieuwendyk hurt his
knee in their opening round. They got revenge on the Oilers but their offense wasn’t able to match that of the Red Wings. However, that offseason
provided a quick fix. With Nieuwendyk needing
multiple surgeries on his knee, they signed a decent contingency plan. Brett Hull, despite his 70
goal seasons being behind him, gave Dallas yet another offensive threat. They rode that offense,
gave up the fewest goals in the league, and
finished the regular season once again atop the NHL. By 1999, only four players
remained from the team that moved to Dallas,
and for their opponents, while Buffalo has had some
turnover over the last few years, there was a moment where it
looked like their lone superstar wasn’t going to be here, and if he wasn’t here,
then there’s no chance the Sabres would be. Dominik Hasek was the brightest spot on an otherwise mostly dim Buffalo team. He had just capped off
the sixth straight season where he led the NHL in save percentage and recorded a career-best
average for goals against. But just two years ago, he nearly walked. Issues surfaced in the opening
round of the 1997 playoffs. Hasek tweaked his knee
in Buffalo’s third game against the Senators. He attempted to give it a go for game four but didn’t feel right skating
around during warmups. As his backup Steve
Shields held down the fort, Jim Kelley, a Buffalo reporter and not the former Bill’s quarterback wrote that there was more going
on than just the knee injury that factored into Hasek sitting out. This didn’t go well for either party. Following a Sabres loss in game five, Hasek shoved Kelley and took
a swing at the reporter. He quickly apologized but
the league investigated and suspended the goaltender in part because Hasek was
actually healthy enough to play. While they survived
Ottawa without their star, Philadelphia proved to be
too much for the Sabres. And although Kelley’s words
had also been too much for Hasek to hear, they
began to ring true. The article shined a light on Hasek’s less than ideal relationship
with Sabres coach Ted Nolan and questioned if the goalie had become exhausted by expectations. While Hasek did his
best to dodge the topic, once the season was further behind him, he opened up a bit. At that year’s NHL award ceremony, Hasek took home the
Hart and Vezina trophies as Nolan earned coach of the year honors. That same night, Hasek
decided to drop some quotes, saying he didn’t respect Nolan and was hoping for a new head coach. A month later, the goalie got his wish. With Lindy Ruff at the helm and a theoretically happier Hasek, the Sabres returned to the playoffs where they dropped just one
game in their first two series. But having made it out of the second round for the first time since
1980, their luck stopped. They fell to the Capitals in six games, but with three overtime losses, the team was close. And although they dropped
down to the sixth seed in the 1999 playoffs, they had a few more threats on offense. Michael Peca and Miraslov Satan led the way and took some
pressure off of their goalie. But in game six, as Hasek
had proved all series long, if the team was going to win the Cup, it would be because of him. To do that they’ll have
to survive tonight. Or this morning, whatever. The trouble with that is, tied one-one with nearly six full periods in the books, ending it won’t be easy. And the way this series
has gone, that fits. By now, Dallas’ four-two win in game two seems like an aberration. Granted, one of those
came on an empty net. But when there’s been a
goalie between the pipes, it’s been anyone’s game. Game one had to be settled in overtime where the Sabres stole home ice advantage thanks to Jason Woolley 15 minutes in. The Stars tied up the series in game two, but also made it their
mission to rattle Hasek. As the first period came to a close, Nieuwendyk introduced himself
to the opposing goalie and managed to knock aside
his stick in the process. Not long after that,
Modano stuck out a skate as he went by Hasek, which
sent the goalie to the ice and brought the teams
together as the horn sounded. The tactics would pay off for that night, but the biggest hit came to the Stars. Mike Modano injured his wrist and while he’d continue to play, he’d get some company
during medical treatment following game three. The Stars got the win to lead the series, but with their two leading scorers of the regular season banged up, their offense slowed down. The teams traded games four and five with two goals being the
magic number needed to win. And for the fourth straight time, that would be the case tonight. You can thank Hasek and Belfour for the lack of scoring. They have been otherworldly, both in this series and
in the regular season. But just in case they
needed a little help, the NHL looked to make
their lives a bit easier. It began in 1991. Goalies had vocally sought protections to prevent opponents from
being able to barrel into them, which was a reasonable ask. The league finally heard
them and made some changes. That season the goaltender’s crease would be expanded and
penalties were introduced for crease infringement
and unnecessary contact with the goalie. In addition to that,
goals would be disallowed if the puck entered the net while a player of the attacking team was
standing on the crease, was in the goal crease, or
placed their stick in the crease. And while it sounded too good to be true for the guys in net, once the season began and the league actually adhered to the rule changes, the goalies were happy. For everyone else on the ice, the reaction was not as positive. While everyone got used to it, league scoring went down as a result. They attempted to find some middle ground, and the league tweaked some things ahead of the ’98, ’99 season. Among these was adjusting
the edges of the crease with the hope of fewer goals disallowed, due to players on the sides of the goal who weren’t necessarily
affecting the play. It was viewed as anti-goalie, but even Hasek agreed
it was the right move. The league wasn’t done though. Once the season was underway, they circulated a memo to all the teams expanding on some of the
crease-related language. If a player controlled the
puck, entered the crease, and scored, the goal would stand. But if there was a change of possession and the player remained
in the crease then scored, it would be disallowed. For whatever reason, they
didn’t make that memo public knowledge at the time. Why am I even telling you that? Sometimes I just say things. Look, triple overtime, how’d they do that? Desperate to force a game seven, the Sabres opened tonight
by controlling the pace. But the Stars and their physical defense weathered the early storm
before a little offensive luck rolled their way. As Nieuwendyk warded off a pair of Sabres, he threw the puck at Hasek, it hit the back of his leg,
and bounced into the net. The Stars got on the board
with a goal you rarely saw Hasek give up. It turned out to be extra
fortunate for Dallas as they managed just one
more shot in the first period to bring their total to five. Buffalo continued to outshoot the Stars through the second, and blew
past their series average well before the period ended. With two minutes left in the second, Stu Barnes finally got one by Belfour. Going high stick side to tie it up. If all the shots weren’t
enough for the Sabres to remind Belfour that they
weren’t going anywhere, they found new ways to
say hello in the third. Less than five minutes in, Belfour was playing the
puck from behind the net when Satan tripped him up. Not long after Belfour
got back to his feet and picked up his stick, Varada forgot about the new rules and drove straight into the Eagle. It didn’t work out great for the Sabre. Once the teams entered overtime, both offenses pulled off the gas a bit. Buffalo managed the
first shot of the period after nearly eight minutes of play. And Dallas didn’t get their
first for another four. Better chances came in
the second for both sides. The Sabres’ Rhett Warrener made a play to block Nieuwendyk’s shot
during a two on one break. And a minute later,
Buffalo nearly ended it, but James Patrick could
only find the crossbar behind Belfour. With the third overtime coming to a close, Belfour has made 53 saves while Hasek has nearly kept pace with 48. But something’s gotta give, and someone’s gotta score, and right now, the Stars have
some good options on the ice. Modano, Hull, and Jere Lehtinen have worked wonders for Dallas this year. They all eclipsed the 50 point mark and took turns playing the hero. But while Modano and Lehtinen
were home-grown talents who looked to carry the only franchise they’d ever known to a new height, Hull was the new guy,
trying to do his part. And just like the other guys, he was looking for his first Stanley Cup. He came to Dallas after
a somewhat messy end to his time in St. Louis. As a member of the Blues, he had blossomed into a perennial goal scorer who led the league from 1989 to 1992. But in recent years, injuries played a part
and a drop in numbers. This first year in
Dallas was no different. He averaged a point per game for the first half of the season. Then missed nearly a
month with a groin injury. He returned for the final stretch and was good for the playoffs, but when he reaggravated
it on his third shift of game three, it looked like the Stars would once again be without
a key offensive piece when they needed it most. He missed game four and saw
limited ice time in game five, and while he’s managed 25 minutes tonight, that pales in comparison to the guys that are out there with him. But all it takes is one shift. By the end of this
series, one of these teams will win the first Stanley Cup in their franchise’s history. It’s been neck and neck since game one, so the need for triple
overtime fits the battle they’ve been through. Thanks to the guys in net, nothing has come easy,
and there’s no reason that should change now. So with it being past all of our bedtimes, welcome to a moment in history. – [Television Announcer] The net! Hasek down. Score! It’s over. It’s over. Brett Hull and Mike Modano
were there in overtime. The Dallas Stars are the
1999 Stanley Cup champions. – [Narrator] Okay, sorry, wait. This needs an extra moment. The immediate replays
showed Hull in the crease when he knocked home the winning goal. Although the teams shook hands
and the Stars celebrated, many believed it was an illegal goal, and as ESPN reported,
the Sabres were waiting on word from the league. – Lindy Ruff, or none of
the players are available until Brian Lewis comes down
from the National Hockey League and explains to them the situation on why this goal should count. Stay tuned, I haven’t the faintest clue what’s gonna happen at this point. – [Narrator] Once the NHL spoke
to Buffalo, it all came down to the language in the memo
circulated by the league. Although Hull was in the crease, his initial shot went off Hasek, and had not resulted in
a change of possession, therefore Hull was still
considered the puck handler and was allowed to be in the crease. It was a tough ruling backed by a rule that the league was
already looking to change in the off season. And even though the Sabres
knew where the blame lay, for them it was an unforgettable ending in the worst way. But controversy or not, the Dallas Stars won the Stanley Cup, and Brett Hull finally got his chance to lift the trophy. Okay, show’s over. Thanks for watching, and as we sign off every
video, sorry Buffalo fans. To ease the pain, here’s a
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Brett Hull’s controversial triple-overtime goal for the 1999 Stanley Cup deserves a deep rewind

100 thoughts on “Brett Hull’s controversial triple-overtime goal for the 1999 Stanley Cup deserves a deep rewind

  • May 11, 2019 at 11:00 am
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    Buffalo must really hate Dallas.

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  • May 11, 2019 at 1:24 pm
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    I have some really cool suggestions for Rewinder, some of them are relatively niche, but I'd really REALLY love to see SB Nation do this:

    1. South Africa vs. Japan, Rugby World Cup 2015 (rugby union). Japan defeated South Africa with an 83rd minute try (in additional time). It is one of the biggest, if not the biggest upset in rugby. Japan is not a big rugby country (probably second tier but improving), yet they managed to defeat South Africa, one of the top rugby countries in the world.
    2. 'Miracle on Grass', Brisbane Lions vs Geelong Cats, AFL 2013 regular season (Aussie rules football). After 3rd quarter time,Brisbane were trailing by 52 (8 6-point goals and 4 1-point 'behinds'). They kicked 10 out of 11 goals, with Ashley McGrath (celebrating his 200th AFL game) kicking the final goal after the siren.
    3. Brisbane Broncos vs North Queensland Cowboys, 2015 NRL Grand Final (rugby league). The Cowboys had just scored a try to tie the match 16-16, with its captain (and arguably one of the best rugby league player ever) Johnathan Thurston kicking the extra point to win the fin– he hits the post.
    Golden point extra time, Cowboys to kick off. Broncos player who received the kick knocked on, resulting in a scrum for Cowboys 10 metres from the try line. Few tackles later, JT kicked the drop goal to seal victory for the Cowboys.

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  • May 11, 2019 at 3:54 pm
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    1:16 Fun Fact: It was Jarome Iginla that Dallas traded for Joe Nieuwendyk.

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  • May 11, 2019 at 4:19 pm
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    Absolutely a legal goal. A rebound off the goalie does not change possession – same way it doesn't during a delayed penalty situation. Also, shooting the puck (saved) does not count as a loss of possession.

    Hull clearly shot the puck into the crease BEFORE he entered it, thus doing so legally. Hull is not obligated to get out of the crease after the first shot (if it was shot before entering the crease), during the save, or during any immediate rebound attempt when possession is still the same.

    The NHL rule specifies that as long as the attacking player legally possessed the puck in the crease, it's still his puck to play even if it bounds off the goalie and out, since a rebound off the goalie does not change possession.

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  • May 11, 2019 at 9:29 pm
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    Urinatingtree is BETTER #STANDWITHUTREE

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  • May 12, 2019 at 12:43 am
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    It’s a goal! Get over it!

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  • May 12, 2019 at 2:03 am
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    You need to do Joe Carter's WS winning HR against the Phillies for a Rewinder.

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  • May 12, 2019 at 2:48 pm
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    Then Butt Hull continued his money grab tour of the NHL and got his name on The Cup again with Detroit. Apparently he invested his fortune in food and maintains a “healthy” 300+ pound status. This might have been his “plan” all along for he is virtually unrecognizable, thus isn’t bothered by fans for autographs or pictures.

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  • May 12, 2019 at 3:25 pm
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    REWINDER IDEA The Alex Burrows goal in game 7 OT in 2011 vs the Blackhawks. That rivalry and the Blackhawks dynasty were incredible

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  • May 12, 2019 at 7:18 pm
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    9:34 Not today Satan.

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  • May 12, 2019 at 9:18 pm
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    Wtf this is a video about the two teams history lmao nice way to stretch the video out over 10min lmao I stopped watching about half way when I realized you are just talking to talk.

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  • May 12, 2019 at 10:19 pm
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    The only reason hockey fans remember this series is because of the ending. Not because of the excellent hockey that happened in the six games as a whole or the remarkable goaltending between Hasek and Belfour.

    Its all about Hull's skate. Sigh

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  • May 12, 2019 at 10:46 pm
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    This was such a crushing moment.. the team didn't deserve to lose it like that

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  • May 13, 2019 at 3:57 am
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    Oh the memories!!! That was an amazing series!!! Forever a Stars Fan no matter how bad they are. Hull said it wasn’t a goal and even argued immediately it wasn’t. That’s class.

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  • May 13, 2019 at 6:53 am
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    Nobody talks about the time Hull shot it high off the back-boards & into the net ?

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  • May 13, 2019 at 7:46 am
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    i love hockey uploads

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  • May 13, 2019 at 9:50 am
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    Another lousy job by SB Nation. They aim to be cute, while leaving out large swaths of the story. The only people who like their videos are those who don't know anything about the topic.

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  • May 13, 2019 at 4:25 pm
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    Hasek was a beast

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  • May 13, 2019 at 7:44 pm
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    I don’t even like hockey and it’s hard to watch this video……..I’m from western New York and all I know is the sabers got robbed that night

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  • May 13, 2019 at 7:59 pm
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    Buffalo had satan and still couldn't win

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  • May 14, 2019 at 2:37 am
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    I Agree that it shouldn't have bin a goal but I think Dallas would have won Game 7 in Dallas

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  • May 14, 2019 at 4:00 am
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    It's still crazy to think about the fact that Belfour and Hasek were both drafted by the Blackhawks in consecutive drafts. Most teams go multiple decades searching for a hall of fame caliber franchise transforming type goalie. Some teams have never had one. They got two within the span of 12 months.

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  • May 14, 2019 at 3:14 pm
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    I remember watching this live. All season long that’s no goal. Everyone kept saying what if it’s the goal that wins the Stanley cup? Then it happened. And the league came out with some bs explanation afterwards. Then changed the rule. I’m not even a buffalo fan and I know they got robbed.

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  • May 14, 2019 at 5:01 pm
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    These guys dont research well. That wasnt Niewendyk that scored that first "lucky' goal. That was Jere Lehtinen, three time Selke winner.

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  • May 14, 2019 at 8:20 pm
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    good vid. balanced.

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  • May 14, 2019 at 10:27 pm
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    love the vapourwave style XD

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  • May 14, 2019 at 11:51 pm
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    This is a chapter from "War & Peace", after 7 minutes…….get to the point!

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  • May 15, 2019 at 1:54 am
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    all buffalo hopes in the nhl and nfl have been crushed by team with a star from dallas texas

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  • May 15, 2019 at 2:40 am
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    Hull said if that went back to Dallas the Sabres would have won. I'M not saying that, Hull said that. We'll never know. But man, Sabres were so close it gives me chills. It's painful to watch for me, but also great because we were a good team. It's been way too long since Buffalo has been on top.

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  • May 15, 2019 at 5:56 am
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    That was definitely Jere Lehtinen who scored the first goal in game 6. Nieuwendyk is a lefty

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  • May 15, 2019 at 9:11 am
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    There is no way they were taking this goal back. You have 3 seconds to wave that goal off . After the party starts and the cup is handed out. Your not turning back time even if the wording in that memo was different.

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  • May 15, 2019 at 10:50 am
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    There's NO CONTROVERSY. Hull had control of the puck and kicked it into the crease before scoring; he was in control of the puck. His skate entered the crease after he kicked the puck to his stick. GOOD GOAL.

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  • May 15, 2019 at 1:32 pm
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    So we just gone forget about sergei zubov… #Disrespect…

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  • May 15, 2019 at 2:07 pm
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    50 shots a team in the 3rd overtime is relatively a low shooting game.

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  • May 15, 2019 at 2:29 pm
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    Go blues

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  • May 15, 2019 at 3:59 pm
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    Dallas will forever be tainted by this "victory" no matter how hard the league tried to explain it away, perception is reality and the league played the entire season following the rule that Hulls goal would not have counted. Place a big juicy asterisk next to that cup win for Dallas…..

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  • May 16, 2019 at 12:15 am
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    for 20 years, I've thought this was No Goal

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  • May 16, 2019 at 2:54 am
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    Ah yes. Our cities 'No goal game'. We haven't forgotten yet…

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  • May 16, 2019 at 7:57 am
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    Hasek is easily one of the best netminders ever. Dude was an absolute monster.

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  • May 16, 2019 at 3:07 pm
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    My Remaining requests plus three more:

    Super Bowl XXV – Scott Norwood's missed FG
    The Miracle on Ice
    Game 6 1993 World Series – Joe Carter's home run
    Game 7 2016 NBA Finals – Cleveland ending the 52-year curse
    Game 2 1991 NBA Finals – “The Move”
    Game 6 1993 NBA Finals – John Paxson's championship-winning three-pointer
    Cal-Stanford 1982 – "The Play"
    Super Bowl XLIX – Malcolm Butler's interception
    Super Bowl LI – The Greatest Comeback in Super Bowl History
    Doug Flutie’s Hail Mary
    1993 NCAA Basketball Championship – Chris Webber's timeout error
    2016 NCAA Basketball Championship – Kris Jenkins' buzzer-beater
    1983 NCAA Basketball Championship – Lorenzo Charles's buzzer-beating dunk
    1992 Duke vs. Kentucky – Christian Laettner's buzzer-beater
    49ers vs. Cowboys – “The Catch”
    Super Bowl XXIII – Joe Montana's TD pass to John Taylor
    1991 Duke vs. UNLV
    Super Bowl XXXII
    1972 AFC Divisional Playoff Game (Steelers vs. Raiders) – The Immaculate Reception

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  • May 16, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    That's my third rewinder request granted.

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  • May 16, 2019 at 4:06 pm
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    You should do a segment on the 1972 Olympics basketball game between USA and USSR.

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  • May 16, 2019 at 7:10 pm
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    Nice Humboldt shirt

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  • May 16, 2019 at 10:14 pm
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    Thank you for pronouncing Hašek's name correctly. Amazing video, you should be a detective.

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  • May 16, 2019 at 10:29 pm
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    The single best hockey game I have ever watched. Nearly 5 hours of on the edge of your seat, physical hockey with amazing goaltending on both ends.

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  • May 16, 2019 at 10:44 pm
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    So I finished watching it at 10 cause im on PST time and it was a good goal, nothing you can do about it.

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  • May 17, 2019 at 2:11 am
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    Fortnite Players: REVERT THE UPDATE NOWS

    Hockey Fans: Revert The Refs for gods sake

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  • May 17, 2019 at 3:54 am
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    Hull and Hasek won the cup together in Detroit in 2002

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  • May 17, 2019 at 7:33 am
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    You'd think the video quality would be better than that of the 1980's….sadly it is not.

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  • May 17, 2019 at 10:01 am
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    i have that puck and hull autographed it for me! 😀

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  • May 17, 2019 at 10:15 pm
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    Lol what if miroslav played for the devils

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  • May 18, 2019 at 2:32 am
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    Is there a more snakebitten town for sports than Buffalo?

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  • May 18, 2019 at 5:18 am
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    More hockey videos please!!

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  • May 18, 2019 at 7:51 am
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    That was a dumb rule, but a good goal nonetheless. How can you watch that and say the sabres got robbed?! Lol. If it was no goal and buffalo wins. I'd say dallas would've got robbed. Absolutely nothing wrong with that goal. That crease rule, however, was dumb.

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  • May 18, 2019 at 4:45 pm
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    Jesus loves you

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  • May 18, 2019 at 10:44 pm
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    Why did I click 😖

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  • May 19, 2019 at 12:00 am
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    This was a VERY well put together video!

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  • May 19, 2019 at 4:51 am
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    Wasn't this rule put in place because Clint Malarchuk got his throat cut open by a skate blade

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  • May 19, 2019 at 12:23 pm
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    Some of the best sports videos on the web

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  • May 19, 2019 at 10:26 pm
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    Bring back the North Stars!!!

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  • May 20, 2019 at 12:33 am
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    StL Blues trading Hull was like Boston trading Ruth –

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  • May 20, 2019 at 6:13 am
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    I remember that entire season — with that "skate in the crease" nonsense. So many "goals" were overturned due to that rule. Hull's goal would not have counted in the regular season…and it certainly shouldn't have counted in this game. (Also…I'm not a Sabres fan. Just feel they got screwed.)

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  • May 20, 2019 at 6:13 am
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    I remember that entire season — with that "skate in the crease" nonsense. So many "goals" were overturned due to that rule. Hull's goal would not have counted in the regular season…and it certainly shouldn't have counted in this game. (Also…I'm not a Sabres fan. Just feel they got screwed.)

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  • May 21, 2019 at 3:10 am
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    That 97 Oilers Stars series is still the best playoff series I've ever seen. Remember when that Oiler smacked his head on the inside of the penalty box door then had a violent seizure which you can't find footage of anymore? Remember when Niinima got a penalty for shooting after the whistle because the fans were unbelievably loud and he couldn't hear the whistle? Remember when the oilers were down 3-0 then came back in a couple of minutes then Buchberger won it in OT? Remember Cujo's miraculous save then Marchant won it in OT the very next play? Amazing series.

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  • May 21, 2019 at 6:43 am
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    Personally I think it's a good goal any OTHER year, but in 1999 it shouldn't have counted considering how the dumb rule affected other teams in the playoffs prior to the finals.

    Also surprised the video didn't mention Hasek use to be Belfour's backup in Chicago so there was pride at stake too.

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  • May 21, 2019 at 12:38 pm
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    finally some more hockey content, also as a video editor I'm intrigued to know what this excellent analogue video filter is. It's great

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  • May 21, 2019 at 11:56 pm
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    no goal

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  • May 22, 2019 at 1:38 am
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    The Sabres got screwed, no goal.

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  • May 23, 2019 at 12:13 am
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    3 OTs means: just Hit the Post, We end this manaujury.

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  • May 23, 2019 at 5:21 am
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    Freaking love these rewinds!! They are very informative!!!

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  • May 23, 2019 at 5:36 pm
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    That goal was completely legal, Dallas never lost possession and even if that goal was waived it was still overtime game 6 with Dallas leading the series 3-2. Dallas was the overall better team too.

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  • June 3, 2019 at 5:19 pm
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    You should do "the creation of SB nation deserves a deep rewind"

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  • June 5, 2019 at 7:56 pm
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    I hate to say it, as a Sabres fan, but after years of thinking this is "no goal" I've changed my mind. I don't buy the argument that after the puck touches Hasek it's still Hull's puck, no it's a loose puck at best, maybe even Hasek's puck. However, I do consider it Hull's puck when he kicks it up to his stick, and if you pause the video at the exact moment he kicks the puck, he is completely out of the crease and despite the fact that he re-enters the crease, he does so with the puck and therefore you have a good goal. For those of us that watched hockey that year, the rule was really dumb, but you got used to it, goals were disallowed all the time, it was part of the game that year. So at first it did seem like "no goal" because I had never before slowed it down to watch him kick the puck, but he does so intentionally, it's a hockey play, it didn't just bounce to him, therefore a goal.

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  • June 6, 2019 at 1:35 am
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    The refs were tired

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  • June 8, 2019 at 10:09 am
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    Sadly, Buffalo fans haven't gotten to see their team reach the Finals since then. Dominik Hasek, on the other hand, would eventually get his name on the Cup 3 years later as a member of the Red Wings…with Brett Hull as one of his teammates.

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  • June 8, 2019 at 2:13 pm
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    The North Stars Cinderella Run in the 1991 playoffs would be a good rewind.

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  • June 14, 2019 at 12:34 am
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    This is unlistenable.

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  • June 14, 2019 at 4:35 pm
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    do a rewind on the blues this year

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  • June 15, 2019 at 4:04 am
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    Somehow I completely forgot Minnesota changed from North Stars to just the Stars…. How do I not remember this?

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  • June 15, 2019 at 5:03 am
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    I remember when this rule was in place. Everyone in the NHL and the hockey media made such a big deal about absolutely no skates in the crease. This goal was a logical exception to the rule — of course you can play the puck in the crease, why wouldn’t you be able to do that? But no one ever heard about it because of all the ZERO TOLERANCE messaging.

    By the way, the Sabres exited the playoffs the year before on a eerily similar play by Brian Bellows and Joey Juneau of the Capitals. Check this out: https://youtu.be/T4d6qjVzASI

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  • June 15, 2019 at 6:42 am
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    Brett hull would of gotten his cup if he played with the blues on Wednesday

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  • June 19, 2019 at 8:09 pm
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    the way you say "didn't" irks me

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:36 pm
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    20 years ago today this happened (June 20th 1999-June 20th 2019) @Sabres fans get over it.

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  • June 21, 2019 at 9:42 pm
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    4:03 The newspaper reporters predicted the flyers mascot! GRITTY

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  • June 23, 2019 at 10:53 am
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    Eddy the eagle man. The guy wasn't as good as Patrick, marty or the dominator…but he was right there behind them and came up.big imin 99 and 2000

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  • July 3, 2019 at 5:10 pm
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    OK. So, I can finally get this understood: The rule stated that if a player has possession of the puck and goes into the crease, as long as there isn't a change of possession, the goal will count. Brett Hull shot the puck and went into the crease to get the rebound. Because there was not a change of possession, Hull was able to get his own rebound and score, while inside the crease. Does this make sense? I just finally want to understand what the rules say.

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  • July 13, 2019 at 2:31 pm
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    Man I loved Hasek. He was so unique. From his style over all Down to his helmet.

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  • July 13, 2019 at 4:09 pm
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    This is akin to watching a snuff film in Buffalo. Still hurts like it did, even 20 years later.

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  • July 14, 2019 at 2:46 pm
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    the curse of buffalo, but hey your kings of snow

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  • July 16, 2019 at 10:32 pm
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    No goal.

    Been yelling that from parking lot of Marine Midland Arena in '99. Now you can find me all weathered and homeless whimpering…no…gooooal

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  • July 19, 2019 at 2:52 pm
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    It’s pronounced Gay

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  • July 23, 2019 at 6:08 pm
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    the third time buffalo and dallas faced each other for a championship. only this time it's in hockey.

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  • July 25, 2019 at 6:26 am
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    Boo you stars, boo you

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  • August 2, 2019 at 4:32 pm
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    No goal

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  • August 3, 2019 at 7:42 am
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    We need more hockey and Will. Here’s more things you should do:

    Crosby’s Golden Goal in the 2010 Olympics
    Fleury’s save on Lidstrom in 2009 Game 7
    Kane’s goal in Game 6 of the 2010 Finals
    Alec Martinez’s Cup Winner in 2014
    Chris Kunitz sends Ottawa to hell in 2017 Eastern Conference Finals
    Rangers ‘94 Cup Run
    Just do more hockey.

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  • August 3, 2019 at 11:43 pm
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    Game 7 of the Flames-Lightning Stanley Cup Final definitely needs a rewind, especially considering the controversy behind it.

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  • August 8, 2019 at 6:37 pm
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    Damn good! Props for the tee, too! And it was a silly rule; protect the goalies, yes! But of course it’s gonna result in fewer goals, silly wabbitts!
    And a vid on 1972 USA/USSR gold medal game would be awesome! None of the USA players accepted their silver medals after the outrageous outcome!!

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