Clemente’s Corner: Stephane Matteau Recalls His Memorable Playoff Goal 30 Years Later

The year was 1994 and the New York Rangers were having a magical season. Captained by Mark Messier, the Broadway Blues were a team built to win under coach Mike Keenan. Featuring veterans Adam Graves, Kevin Lowe, Glenn Anderson and Steve Larmer, the Rangers would eventually hoist the Stanley Cup by season’s end after beating the Vancouver Canucks.   

The win ended a 54-year Stanley Cup drought. Thirty years later, Rangers fans still fondly recall that championship run.

Along the way, the team gave fans a series of memorable moments. The biggest is undoubtedly Stephane Matteau’s incredible game-winning goal in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the New Jersey Devils. Looking back, those seven games were one of the best playoff series ever contested.

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Puck Junk Podcast: 2022-23 Trilogy Hockey Cards

Plus: 2023 Stanley Cup Finals Recap
Episode #155: June 24, 2023

After a bit of a hiatus, the Puck Junk Podcast is back! In this episode, Sal Barry and Tim Parish give their thoughts on the victorious Vegas Golden Knights beating the faltering Florida Panthers to win the 2023 Stanley Cup Championship. Then they take a long look at the 2022-23 Trilogy Hockey card set, including what they like about it and what could be better. It’s 82 minutes of hockey goodness! 

Show Notes, Links and Images:
What Haters Get Wrong About the Vegas Golden Knights (Puck Junk)
Puck Junk Podcast: Are Redemption Cards a Necessary Evil? (Puck Junk
Box Break: 2022-23 Trilogy Hockey Cards (Puck Junk)

Here is Sal’s INCORRECT Stanley Cup Finals prediction: 

Yeah…that tweet did not age well. 

And here is Sal’s “appearance” on the NHL on TNT:

A better look at the tweet of the Michael Scott / Paul Bissonnette graphic:

8 New And Necessary Punctuation Marks We Really Need

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Podcast music by Jim “Not the Goalie” Howard (Instagram @flyingV2112)

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