10 years ago to the day, Jaroslav Halak marked the spirits of the supporters of the Montreal canadiens in pushing 53 pucks in a gain of 4 to 1 during the sixth match of the series in the first knockout round to face the Washington Capitals.
Not giving up in front of Eric Fehr, the Slovak has established a new brand of the national hockey League (NHL) for the number of stops during a preliminary meeting did not need an extension.
Two days later, Halak was this time 41 stops in a payout of 2 to 1, which allowed the Habs to eliminate the Capitals. The latter had yet to win the trophy of the Presidents in this year.
Also doing miracles against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second round, Halak had seen his routes stop in the final of the East to face the Philadelphia Flyers. A few weeks later, he was traded to the Blues in St. Louis.
Several years ago, another goalkeeper Blue-White-Red was able to celebrate a April 26. Ken Dryden became the fourth goalkeeper to sign 50 wins in the series with a performance of 19 saves in a win of 3 to 0 against the New York Islanders in 1977.
On the 26th of April is also a date a positive in the history of the Islanders. In 1975, they have in effect become the second team to come from behind in a series the best of seven meetings after falling behind 3 to 0.
It is a victory of 1 to 0 in the seventh game against the Penguins in the second round of the series, which allowed them to continue their journey. It was also a first participation to the playoffs for the training, which was his third season in the NHL.