May 18, 1973: Bobby Orr of the Boston Bruins wins the Norris Trophy as the NHL's top defenseman for the sixth straight season. It's the first time in League history that any player wins an individual award six times in a row. Orr ends 1972-73 with 29 goals and 101 points; Guy Lapointe of the Canadiens is second among defensemen in each category with 19 goals and 54 points.
May 17, 1979: Ken Dryden of the Montreal Canadiens becomes the first goalie in NHL history to score a point in the Stanley Cup Final. Dryden is credited with an assist on Jacques Lemaire's goal at 17:10 of the third period that wraps up a 4-1 win against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden in Game 3. Dryden makes 19 saves, allowing only a third-period goal by Ron Duguay, and helps the Canadiens take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-7 series.
May 11, 1972: Bobby Orr scores his second Cup-winning goal in three seasons, helping the Boston Bruins defeat the New York Rangers 3-0 at Madison Square Garden in Game 6 of the Final. Orr beats Gilles Villemure during a power play midway through the first period, then sets up the first of two goals by Wayne Cashman in the third period. Gerry Cheevers makes 33 saves for his fifth playoff shutout. Orr becomes the fourth player to score two Cup-winning goals in his NHL career.