Brett Hull’s controversial triple-overtime goal for the 1999 Stanley Cup deserves a deep rewind

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  • Published: 04 May 2019
  • In game six of the 1999 Stanley Cup Finals, the Buffalo Sabres hosted the Dallas Stars and no one was aware how long of a night they were in for, or how controversial the finish would be. Both sides were seeking their franchise's first Stanley Cup. Both sides had one of the league's best goaltenders in their net. But only one side had Brett Hull.

    He was the final piece in a massive makeover the Stars had gone through since their arrival in Dallas a few seasons earlier. Along with Mike Modano, Jere Lehtinen, and Joe Nieuwendyk, Hull was in good company when it came to scoring goals. But tonight, and this whole series, it was tougher sledding thanks to Dominik Hasek. That isn't to say it was all smooth sailing for the Dominator; Hasek just wouldn't be rattled regardless of the weapons he faced. Outside of game two, he was giving up less than two goals per game. The trouble was his offense faced just as tough of a test when trying to get pucks past Belfour.

    So in triple-overtime, still tied at 1-1, Hull gave us a moment in history that is still held onto by both franchises - just for polar opposite reasons.

    Written and produced by Will Buikema
    Directed and edited by Joe Ali

    Corrections/errors
    5:07 - Sabres were 7th seed, not 6th seed
    8:57 - Lehtinen, not Nieuwendyk

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Comments • 883

  • Jennapher Hague
    Jennapher Hague  2 weeks back

    Damn good! Props for the tee, too! And it was a silly rule; protect the goalies, yes! But of course it’s gonna result in fewer goals, silly wabbitts!
    And a vid on 1972 USA/USSR gold medal game would be awesome! None of the USA players accepted their silver medals after the outrageous outcome!!

    • RickAwesomeGaming
      RickAwesomeGaming  3 weeks back

      Game 7 of the Flames-Lightning Stanley Cup Final definitely needs a rewind, especially considering the controversy behind it.

      • TheWumboTrolley
        TheWumboTrolley  3 weeks back

        We need more hockey and Will. Here’s more things you should do:

        Crosby’s Golden Goal in the 2010 Olympics
        Fleury’s save on Lidstrom in 2009 Game 7
        Kane’s goal in Game 6 of the 2010 Finals
        Alec Martinez’s Cup Winner in 2014
        Chris Kunitz sends Ottawa to hell in 2017 Eastern Conference Finals
        Rangers ‘94 Cup Run
        Just do more hockey.

        • Derek Lasker
          Derek Lasker  3 weeks back

          No goal

          • Jake Reed
            Jake Reed  4 weeks back

            Boo you stars, boo you

            • E93 Sports
              E93 Sports  1 months back

              the third time buffalo and dallas faced each other for a championship. only this time it's in hockey.

              • DJ Tommy C.
                DJ Tommy C.  1 months back

                It’s pronounced Gay

                • Malik Von Saint
                  Malik Von Saint  1 months back

                  No goal.


                  Been yelling that from parking lot of Marine Midland Arena in '99. Now you can find me all weathered and homeless whimpering...no...gooooal

                  • Kevin Brown
                    Kevin Brown  1 months back

                    the curse of buffalo, but hey your kings of snow

                    • Ryan G.
                      Ryan G.  1 months back

                      This is akin to watching a snuff film in Buffalo. Still hurts like it did, even 20 years later.

                      • Pete Gall
                        Pete Gall  1 months back

                        Man I loved Hasek. He was so unique. From his style over all Down to his helmet.

                        • David Gonzalez
                          David Gonzalez  2 months back

                          OK. So, I can finally get this understood: The rule stated that if a player has possession of the puck and goes into the crease, as long as there isn't a change of possession, the goal will count. Brett Hull shot the puck and went into the crease to get the rebound. Because there was not a change of possession, Hull was able to get his own rebound and score, while inside the crease. Does this make sense? I just finally want to understand what the rules say.

                          • Deetrain
                            Deetrain  2 months back

                            Eddy the eagle man. The guy wasn't as good as Patrick, marty or the dominator...but he was right there behind them and came up.big imin 99 and 2000

                            • Carson
                              Carson  2 months back

                              4:03 The newspaper reporters predicted the flyers mascot! GRITTY

                              • Jamie Kargus
                                Jamie Kargus  2 months back

                                20 years ago today this happened (June 20th 1999-June 20th 2019) @Sabres fans get over it.

                                • Mannina90
                                  Mannina90  2 months back

                                  the way you say "didn't" irks me

                                  • Conner Begeman
                                    Conner Begeman  2 months back

                                    Brett hull would of gotten his cup if he played with the blues on Wednesday

                                    • untexan
                                      untexan  2 months back

                                      I remember when this rule was in place. Everyone in the NHL and the hockey media made such a big deal about absolutely no skates in the crease. This goal was a logical exception to the rule — of course you can play the puck in the crease, why wouldn’t you be able to do that? But no one ever heard about it because of all the ZERO TOLERANCE messaging.

                                      By the way, the Sabres exited the playoffs the year before on a eerily similar play by Brian Bellows and Joey Juneau of the Capitals. Check this out: https://youtu.be/T4d6qjVzASI

                                      • MMGJ10
                                        MMGJ10  2 months back

                                        Somehow I completely forgot Minnesota changed from North Stars to just the Stars.... How do I not remember this?

                                        • Alanzo Veach
                                          Alanzo Veach  2 months back

                                          do a rewind on the blues this year

                                          • Ultrametric
                                            Ultrametric  2 months back

                                            This is unlistenable.

                                            • Detective Biggles
                                              Detective Biggles  3 months back

                                              The North Stars Cinderella Run in the 1991 playoffs would be a good rewind.

                                              • BravesAvsFan
                                                BravesAvsFan  3 months back

                                                Sadly, Buffalo fans haven't gotten to see their team reach the Finals since then. Dominik Hasek, on the other hand, would eventually get his name on the Cup 3 years later as a member of the Red Wings...with Brett Hull as one of his teammates.

                                                • Henry 717
                                                  Henry 717  3 months back

                                                  The refs were tired

                                                  • Rick Moran
                                                    Rick Moran  3 months back

                                                    I hate to say it, as a Sabres fan, but after years of thinking this is "no goal" I've changed my mind. I don't buy the argument that after the puck touches Hasek it's still Hull's puck, no it's a loose puck at best, maybe even Hasek's puck. However, I do consider it Hull's puck when he kicks it up to his stick, and if you pause the video at the exact moment he kicks the puck, he is completely out of the crease and despite the fact that he re-enters the crease, he does so with the puck and therefore you have a good goal. For those of us that watched hockey that year, the rule was really dumb, but you got used to it, goals were disallowed all the time, it was part of the game that year. So at first it did seem like "no goal" because I had never before slowed it down to watch him kick the puck, but he does so intentionally, it's a hockey play, it didn't just bounce to him, therefore a goal.

                                                    • Eric Silver
                                                      Eric Silver  3 months back

                                                      You should do "the creation of SB nation deserves a deep rewind"

                                                      • Shawn Baker
                                                        Shawn Baker  3 months back

                                                        Freaking love these rewinds!! They are very informative!!!

                                                        • Jo Bckts
                                                          Jo Bckts  3 months back

                                                          3 OTs means: just Hit the Post, We end this manaujury.

                                                          • RyanMiller3039
                                                            RyanMiller3039  3 months back

                                                            The Sabres got screwed, no goal.

                                                            • Hunter Lobur Cummins
                                                              Hunter Lobur Cummins  3 months back

                                                              no goal

                                                              • Mark Pentler
                                                                Mark Pentler  3 months back

                                                                finally some more hockey content, also as a video editor I'm intrigued to know what this excellent analogue video filter is. It's great

                                                                • bowmen82
                                                                  bowmen82  3 months back

                                                                  Personally I think it's a good goal any OTHER year, but in 1999 it shouldn't have counted considering how the dumb rule affected other teams in the playoffs prior to the finals.

                                                                  Also surprised the video didn't mention Hasek use to be Belfour's backup in Chicago so there was pride at stake too.

                                                                  • TayR0C
                                                                    TayR0C  3 months back

                                                                    That 97 Oilers Stars series is still the best playoff series I've ever seen. Remember when that Oiler smacked his head on the inside of the penalty box door then had a violent seizure which you can't find footage of anymore? Remember when Niinima got a penalty for shooting after the whistle because the fans were unbelievably loud and he couldn't hear the whistle? Remember when the oilers were down 3-0 then came back in a couple of minutes then Buchberger won it in OT? Remember Cujo's miraculous save then Marchant won it in OT the very next play? Amazing series.

                                                                    • J M
                                                                      J M  3 months back

                                                                      I remember that entire season -- with that "skate in the crease" nonsense. So many "goals" were overturned due to that rule. Hull's goal would not have counted in the regular season...and it certainly shouldn't have counted in this game. (Also...I'm not a Sabres fan. Just feel they got screwed.)

                                                                      • J M
                                                                        J M  3 months back

                                                                        I remember that entire season -- with that "skate in the crease" nonsense. So many "goals" were overturned due to that rule. Hull's goal would not have counted in the regular season...and it certainly shouldn't have counted in this game. (Also...I'm not a Sabres fan. Just feel they got screwed.)

                                                                        • gibsoneb3
                                                                          gibsoneb3  3 months back

                                                                          StL Blues trading Hull was like Boston trading Ruth -

                                                                          • patskers1
                                                                            patskers1  3 months back

                                                                            Bring back the North Stars!!!

                                                                            • mateo1726
                                                                              mateo1726  3 months back

                                                                              Some of the best sports videos on the web

                                                                              • Team Extreme sports
                                                                                Team Extreme sports  3 months back

                                                                                Wasn't this rule put in place because Clint Malarchuk got his throat cut open by a skate blade

                                                                                • OhHhKiE
                                                                                  OhHhKiE  3 months back

                                                                                  This was a VERY well put together video!

                                                                                  • flywiththecondor
                                                                                    flywiththecondor  3 months back

                                                                                    Why did I click 😖

                                                                                    • Jimmy Chonga
                                                                                      Jimmy Chonga  3 months back

                                                                                      Jesus loves you

                                                                                      • Kevin Murphy
                                                                                        Kevin Murphy  3 months back

                                                                                        That was a dumb rule, but a good goal nonetheless. How can you watch that and say the sabres got robbed?! Lol. If it was no goal and buffalo wins. I'd say dallas would've got robbed. Absolutely nothing wrong with that goal. That crease rule, however, was dumb.

                                                                                        • David Toplis
                                                                                          David Toplis  3 months back

                                                                                          More hockey videos please!!

                                                                                          • Luis Moreno
                                                                                            Luis Moreno  3 months back

                                                                                            Is there a more snakebitten town for sports than Buffalo?

                                                                                            • skodwarde tetsicules
                                                                                              skodwarde tetsicules  3 months back

                                                                                              Lol what if miroslav played for the devils

                                                                                              • nosearchwarrant
                                                                                                nosearchwarrant  3 months back

                                                                                                i have that puck and hull autographed it for me! :D

                                                                                                • Gregory Eagle
                                                                                                  Gregory Eagle  3 months back

                                                                                                  You'd think the video quality would be better than that of the 1980's....sadly it is not.