With the Dallas Stars and the Vegas Golden Knights playing seven games each, we’ll look back on one of the most iconic moments in franchise playoff history.

This Sunday, May 5th, Stars fans remember one of the most iconic moments in franchise history.

Sixteen years ago, the Stars faced the San Jose Sharks in round two of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

The Game

It was game six of the Western Conference semi-finals. The Sharks had just tallied two straight wins after the Stars took an early 3-0 series lead. Trailing in the third period 1-0 with their season on the line, San Jose tied it up with a goal in the third period that would force overtime. The Sharks were hoping to force game seven in San Jose, and the Stars wanted to put away their old Pacific division rivals at the AAC.

Through another 60 minutes, aka three overtimes, the score remained tied at one. So it was onto the fourth overtime after the rivals played the equivalent of two games. On the power play is where the magic occurred. Brenden Morrow, the captain of the Stars at the time, sealed the game with one shot, blowing the roof off during the overnight hours in Dallas and giving fans who couldn’t stay awake for the finish a pleasant surprise when they first woke up.


Of course, it was Stars’ color commentator Daryl Reaugh who launched the slogan for that series-clinching goal. After Morrow hopped on the rebound, Reaugh gave the shot a title that’ll be remembered by Stars fans for many years to come.

From shouting larceny when a goalie makes an incredible save to take on this Sunday, Reaugh has a knack for giving Stars’ highlights an appropriate title, giving Stars fans more material during conversations outside of the games. We definitely could not go without giving Razor the credit for his razorisms.

Dallas Stars’ Lore

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That series-clinching goal is one of the most relived moments in Stars’ history. Even during the 2016 playoffs vs. the St. Louis Blues, Morrow’s goal made headlines again.

There was no way there was not going to be an article reminiscing about the 2008 overtime winner, even when somebody eight years later was chalking up a winner in extra time of their own. And, of course, it also occurred on May 5th.

In 2016, Morrow retired as a Star, calling it an NHL career.
After finishing 2015 as a Stanley Cup finalist with the Tampa Lightning, Morrow retired in Dallas with no regrets and little left on the ice.

PHOTO: The Score

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