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Mayday, Mayday, Mayday!!!

Brad May never scored more than 15 goals in a season with the Sabres, but he did score one of the biggest goals in Sabres playoff history on this day in 1993. The now infamous call of Mayday was unlikely for a player known more for his fists than his scoring prowess.

The Sabres entered the 1993 playoffs as a huge undergog, playing the top seeded Boston Bruins. The entire series was miraculous really, with the Sabres taking a 3-0 lead and winning an overtime game on a Yuri Khmylev goal the game before. The Sabres were ready for a sweep, but things didn’t go well after the team took an early 1-0 lead on an Alexander Mogilny breakaway. The Bruins seemed to score at will in the first 20 minutes and things looked bleak for the Sabres. Grant Fuhr was replaced by Dominik Hasek after the first period. Hasek, an unknown quantity at the time, stopped 23 of 24 shots including a sweet skate save on Peter Douris and the Sabres began mounting a comeback.

Playing on the left side of Pat LaFontaine and Alexander Mogilny, May was caught on camera kissing his stick before the faceoff. It turned out to be the luck he needed. A falling Lafontaine pushed the puck up to a streaking May. A little dipsy-do between Hall of Fame Defenseman Ray Borque’s legs left May all alone in front of Goaltender Andy Moog. He faked the shot and deked his way into Sabres History, ending a 10 year playoff drought against the top seeded Bruins. The next round the Sabres lost Mogilny, LaFontaine and Dale Hawerchuck and 4 straight one-goal games to the eventual Stanley Cup Champions, the Montreal Canadiens. But April 24, 1993 will always be remembered by Sabres fans as Mayday!

Watch the video below to see how the Sabres overcame a huge deficit and won it in overtime with the infamous Mayday Goal.

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