The Anaheim Ducks are ready for the playoffs this year, ten years after making some history in the postseason. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Today in NHL History- April 24

Here’s a look at today’s history in the NHL. The only notable history was just ten years ago.

April 24

2003- The Anaheim Mighty Ducks defeated the Dallas Stars 4-3 in game one of the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. This seems like an ordinary run of the mill playoff game, but it wasn’t. The game went into five overtimes! Petr Sykora, a former New Jersey Devil, scored 48 seconds into the fifth overtime period to give the Ducks the victory. This game became the fourth longest in NHL history at that time. The final time of the game was 140 minutes and 48 seconds. The Ducks are poised to make a deep run in the postseason ten years later as the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs fast approach. Expect the Ducks to have the #2 seed in the Western Conference and compete with the Chicago BlackHawks to reach the Stanley Cup Finals.

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