10 Straight Overtime Wins
Date: June 7, 1993.
The Montreal Canadiens run in the 1993 Stanley Cup playoffs was magical, winning an unprecedented 10-straight overtime games before finally beating the Wayne Gretzky-led Los Angeles Kings in five games.
During the spring of 1993, the Canadiens won seven games in extended time just to get to the Stanley Cup finals. After dropping the first game of the finals, Games 2 through 4 were all tied after regulation.
Eric Desjardins was the hero in Game 2, scoring the tying goal with the net empty, and the OT game-winner just 51 seconds after the puck dropped in the fourth period.
Then in Games 3 and 4, a young John Leclair would make himself known to the hockey world by scoring the game winners on both nights.
Leclair's second OT goal in as many games on June 7, 1993 gave the Canadiens their 10th straight overtime win, and they headed back to Montreal with a commanding three games to one lead.
Two nights later, the Habs would win their 24th Stanley Cup.
Howie Morenz's Funeral
Date: March 10, 1937.
Howie Morenz was one of hockey's brightest stars at the time, a goal-scorer the game had not seen to date. He was loved by Canadiens fans, and his tragic death following a gruesome on-ice injury led to one of the most memorable moments in Canadiens' history.
The Canadiens opened the doors to the Forum as Morenz lay in state at center ice. It was estimated that 50,000 fans passed by his casket, while another 250,000 paid their respects on the streets.