i don't know how Adam Henrique's career is going to pan out but if he doesn't accomplish anything else in the NHL, he will always be remembered for the two series-ending OT goals that he scored in 2012.
I know the thread topic is specific, but I'm going stretch the parameters of the question to reference Martin Gelinas' '04 playoffs.
-Scored the series clincher versus the Canucks in Game 7 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals.
-Scored the series clincher versus the Red Wings in Game 6 of the Semi-finals.
In a cruel twist of fate he's probably most known for a "goal" he scored that didn't count. In Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final he appeared to score what could have been the cup clinching goal late in the 3rd period. Which, undoubtedly, would have been his claim to fame as a hockey player.
Gelinas scored the game-winner in the final game of the Conference Finals against the Sharks that year too. Had his shot in Game 6 of the Finals gone in he would have had the game-winning goals in all four series-deciding games.
The first two I think of are Brad May and Bill Lindsay.
What do they have in common?
Ray Bourque was the goat on both goals.
May I can understand how he got around Bourque. It was just one of those plays where the last thing in the world you are thinking about is Brad May pulling a "Mario" move on you. He was sort of reaching for the puck and it was one of those "bang-bang" plays that happened so fast. But as for Lindsay I can never understand how he walked around Bourque on that play. This is 1996, Bourque is a Norris finalist this year and it isn't as if he did a once in a lifetime move on Bourque like May did, it just seemed Lindsay simply just outworked and skated around him. Not something you saw with Bourque.
Good question. I see him as a legit 2nd line player on most teams. Lots of speed, great timing, physical, but not a star. He played a significant role in the Isles success, but role player? Borderline maybe.
They did retire his number. The other numbers they retired are Hall of Famers, so obviously, the Isles thought of him as something more than just a role player.
Fernando Pisani is probably most famous for his goal-scoring binge in the 2006 playoffs... But that OT shortie against Carolina stands out above the others.
Shortly after that season, he was diagnosed with colitis and struggled through another handful of seasons before retiring. A damn shame because he'll forever be remembered for that 'fluke' palyoff run but Oiler fans of the era will tell you that he was actually a very skilled defensive winger with good size and a great shot.