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03-15-2006, 11:53 PM
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Greatest Comebacks

Is anyone aware of the other times in NHL history that a team has come back from a 5-goal deficit? The link belows mentions the Blues' 11/29/00 come back as the ninth time.

http://www.i-sportsbook.com/hockey/st_louis.html

The 5-0 deficit the Blues overcame for a 6-5 overtime victory on Wednesday, Nov. 29 against the Toronto Maple Leafs, tied the largest comeback in NHL history. It marked the ninth time that a team has come from five goals down to win a game.

But it marked only the second time a team has come back from five goals down in the third period to win the game. The only other time was on Jan. 26, 1987 when the Calgary Flames were down 5-0 in the third period to the Toronto Maple Leafs and came back to win 6-5 in overtime. During the Calgary/Toronto game, Blues defenseman Al MacInnis recorded a hat trick for Calgary in the victory. The Blues scored their six goals in 15 minutes and 27 seconds, making it the fastest time span a team has come back from a five-goal deficit in NHL history. Calgary scored six goals in 15 minutes and 28 seconds. This comeback would be the second one for the Blues this season. On Oct. 11 of this season, the Blues found themselves down 4-0 in the third period against the Los Angeles Kings. The Blues came back and tied the game 4-4 to steal a point from the Kings.

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The most famous 5-goal come back is the 'Miracle on Manchester.' The LA Kings came back from 5-0 down in the 3rd period to beat the Oilers is the playoffs.

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If I recall correctly, the Flames once came back from 8-3 to tie Quebec 8-8. They got 1 of the goals playing 3 on 5. I know it's not a win, but still pretty good. Also, the Rangers once beat the Caps 8-6 after being down 6-1.

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Also, the Rangers once beat the Caps 8-6 after being down 6-1.
And they scored all 7 goals of the comeback in the 3rd period!

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Is anyone aware of the other times in NHL history that a team has come back from a 5-goal deficit? The link belows mentions the Blues' 11/29/00 come back as the ninth time.

http://www.i-sportsbook.com/hockey/st_louis.html

The 5-0 deficit the Blues overcame for a 6-5 overtime victory on Wednesday, Nov. 29 against the Toronto Maple Leafs, tied the largest comeback in NHL history. It marked the ninth time that a team has come from five goals down to win a game.

But it marked only the second time a team has come back from five goals down in the third period to win the game. The only other time was on Jan. 26, 1987 when the Calgary Flames were down 5-0 in the third period to the Toronto Maple Leafs and came back to win 6-5 in overtime. During the Calgary/Toronto game, Blues defenseman Al MacInnis recorded a hat trick for Calgary in the victory. The Blues scored their six goals in 15 minutes and 27 seconds, making it the fastest time span a team has come back from a five-goal deficit in NHL history. Calgary scored six goals in 15 minutes and 28 seconds. This comeback would be the second one for the Blues this season. On Oct. 11 of this season, the Blues found themselves down 4-0 in the third period against the Los Angeles Kings. The Blues came back and tied the game 4-4 to steal a point from the Kings.
The greatest single game comeback of all time was, of course, the Miracle on Manchester.

It was the 1982 playoffs and the Gretzky-led Oilers were hammering the Kings 5-0 after the second period of one of the games. The Kings scored 5 goals in the third and won it in OT. That is the greatest comeback of all time.

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The greatest single game comeback of all time was, of course, the Miracle on Manchester.

It was the 1982 playoffs and the Gretzky-led Oilers were hammering the Kings 5-0 after the second period of one of the games. The Kings scored 5 goals in the third and won it in OT. That is the greatest comeback of all time.
I vaguely remember a game about 6 or 7 years ago in which a team scored two goals with their goalie pulled late in the third to tie it up, then won in OT. Don't remember who was playing though... anyone can help my memory?

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I vaguely remember a game about 6 or 7 years ago in which a team scored two goals with their goalie pulled late in the third to tie it up, then won in OT. Don't remember who was playing though... anyone can help my memory?
I want to say Dallas over Boston, but I think that was three in the last 2 minutes to win in regulation.

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I think the Avs did come back from a 5-0 deficit against the Bure led Panthers. After Bure went out the Avs came back for a win with Forsberg being involved in all the goals.

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I think the Avs did come back from a 5-0 deficit against the Bure led Panthers. After Bure went out the Avs came back for a win with Forsberg being involved in all the goals.
Yup, I remember that game.

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Yup, I remember that game.

http://lpj.free.fr/aval.htm
yeah, that was one of the greatest games i've seen, and one of the most craziest games too.

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Rangers Vs Caps , 92?

Down 6-0 , won 8-6 !!!!

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I recall the Habs being down 5-0 against the Leafs in the mid to late 80's and winning 6-5. The reason I recall it was because I was very sick with the flu that day. My Leaf buddies kept on calling me and mocking the Habs. I think it was bad karma for them and hence the Habs come back.

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This one was also pretty good:

http://letsgopens.com/scripts/dbman/box/2357.htm

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The greatest single game comeback of all time was, of course, the Miracle on Manchester.

It was the 1982 playoffs and the Gretzky-led Oilers were hammering the Kings 5-0 after the second period of one of the games. The Kings scored 5 goals in the third and won it in OT. That is the greatest comeback of all time.
And every time I see Sather, I can't help but remember his smile after Edmonton scored their 5th. He was taunting the LA bench.
Boy I hate that guy...

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The greatest comeback was of course the "Miracle on Manchester".

Although not as big a deficit, for me the "Miracle at Molson" is the one comeback that stands out for me. Habs up 3-0, dominating the 1st and second period. A win would have put the Habs up 3-1 in the series, basically series over for Carolina.

And then that third period where they gave up 3 goals. And then Nick Wallin scored in overtime, to win it.

That game stands out because, I knew, just KNEW at that moment that Habs were done. Even though the series was tied 2-2, I knew they weren't going to win the series.

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The 1971 Canadiens stand out to me.

I believe they came back from a 3-0 or even 5-0 deficit against Bobby Orr's Bruins, then destroyed them 8-3 in game 6 and won game 7 to advance.

In the finals, Montreal was losing 2-0 in game 7 at Chicago, when they climbed back in the game on a Jacques Lemaire longshot from center ice, and then two Henri Richard goals and hung on for the Cup.

Those might be the greatest comebacks of all time, especially the game 7 one.

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I vaguely remember a game about 6 or 7 years ago in which a team scored two goals with their goalie pulled late in the third to tie it up, then won in OT. Don't remember who was playing though... anyone can help my memory?
Pens did that against the Bruins in '96, but I'm sure it's been done quite a few times.

Lemieux scored the OT winner on a SH breakaway, too. Another fun fact: the game was not broadcast locally.

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Also, do you remember the "Monday Night Miracle", back on May 12, 1986, Game 6 of the Campbell Conference Finals, Calgary at St. Louis?

The Blues were facing elimination and trailed by 3 goals with less than 12 minutes left in the game. Calgary was loaded with All-Stars such as Gary Suter, Al MacInnis, Lanny McDonald, Joel Otto, Hakan Loob, Dan Quinn and Jim Peplinski. This was also the series where St. Louis coach Jacques Demers had caused a furor when he was caught throwing pennies on the ice to delay play.

The Blues had limped into the post-season after finishing 3rd in the Norris Division and only three games over .500. They had pulled off a minor upset by beating Minnesota in the final game of a 5-game series and then had to go 7 games to beat the upstart Toronto Maple Leafs in the second round. St. Louis opened in Calgary winning 3-2, but the Flames stormed back and won games 2, 3, and 5.

The first period was scoreless but roughly played as referee Kerry Fraser handed out 21 penalties, including a fight between Calgary's Peplinski and the Blues Rob Ramage. Plus another skirmish at the end of the period between Doug Gilmour and Lanny McDonald, and Charlie Bourgeois and Joel Otto.

Calgary went on to score 4 goals in the 2nd period to lead 4-1 after 40 minutes.
The Blues Doug Wickenheiser scored on the power-play six minutes into the third to make it 4-2, but Calgary's Joe Mullen scored 64 seconds later to regain a three-goal lead. Things looked pretty bleak at this point for St. Louis as many fans headed for the exits.

Then Brian Sutter's rebound goal off a shot by Greg Paslawski launched the Blues comeback, cutting the deficit to 5-3 with 11:52 to go. Paslawski would score on a wraparound with just 4:11 remaining to cut it to 5-4. The Arena in St. Louis was going nuts at this point, cheering every time the Blues touched the puck.

Mike Vernon, Calgary's rookie goalie, made a costly mistake with 1:08 left in the game when he was caught out of the net by Paslawski, who lifted Vernon's stick, stole the puck, came around the net and stuffed it in for the equalizer and sending the game to overtime.

Bernie Federko stole the puck from Flames defenceman Paul Reinhart and gave it to Mark Hunter, who moved in with Doug Wickenheiser for a two-on-one. When Vernon stopped Hunter, the rebound dribbled to Wick and he pushed it into the open net 7:30 of OT for the game-winner. St. Louis would eventually lose 2-1 in Game 7. But nothing could erase the thrilling comeback victory of Game 6, which was re-played several times on ESPN and made into a one-hour special by the ESPN crew.

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The greatest comeback was of course the "Miracle on Manchester".

Although not as big a deficit, for me the "Miracle at Molson" is the one comeback that stands out for me. Habs up 3-0, dominating the 1st and second period. A win would have put the Habs up 3-1 in the series, basically series over for Carolina.

And then that third period where they gave up 3 goals. And then Nick Wallin scored in overtime, to win it.

That game stands out because, I knew, just KNEW at that moment that Habs were done. Even though the series was tied 2-2, I knew they weren't going to win the series.

Thank you Kerry Fraser!!!


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I believe in the early 80's, Hartford trailed Detroit 6-0 late in the 2nd, came back to tie 6-6, then lost it late in the 3rd. 7-6.

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