1997 : Detroit Red Wings End 42-year Stanley Cup Drought

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June 7, 2020 all-day
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2020-06-08T00:00:00-04:00

THIS DATE IN HISTORY: June 7

1997: The Stanley Cup returns to Hockeytown for the first time in 42 years.

The Detroit Red Wings complete a sweep of the Philadelphia Flyers with a 2-1 victory in Game 4 of the Final at Joe Louis Arena to win their first championship since 1955. Nicklas Lidstrom scores late in the first period to put the Red Wings up 1-0, and Darren McCarty makes it 2-0 at 13:02 of the second. Goaltender Mike Vernon makes 26 saves, allowing only a goal by Eric Lindros with 15 seconds remaining in the third period.

John Krieser, “June 7: Red Wings sweep Flyers, end 42-year Stanley Cup drought“, NHL News, June 7, 2018.

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