Playoff “This Day” (6/1)
WRITTEN BY CHRIS WASSEL | 01 JUNE 2011
Wow it is June already! This moment was from 15 years ago today. It is amazing that this really happened because of the given team’s ten year playoff drought but it did really occur. We are not making this up and they for one year captured the magic of the rat. Here we go.
June 01, 1996
John Vanbiesbrouck made 39 saves as Florida won 3-1 at Pittsburgh, in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Panthers became the first “modern” NHL team to make the Stanley Cup Finals in their third season.