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

  • 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

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


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Comments • 881

  • Deetrain
    Deetrain  1 days 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

    • Football 4 Canadians
      Football 4 Canadians  3 days back

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

      • Jamie Kargus
        Jamie Kargus  4 days back

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

        • Mannina90
          Mannina90  5 days back

          the way you say "didn't" irks me

          • Conner Begeman
            Conner Begeman  1 weeks back

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

            • untexan
              untexan  1 weeks 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:

              • MMGJ10
                MMGJ10  1 weeks back

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

                • Alanzo Veach
                  Alanzo Veach  1 weeks back

                  do a rewind on the blues this year

                  • Ultrametric
                    Ultrametric  2 weeks back

                    This is unlistenable.

                    • Detective Biggles
                      Detective Biggles  2 weeks back

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

                      • BravesAvsFan
                        BravesAvsFan  2 weeks 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 weeks back

                          The refs were tired

                          • Rick Moran
                            Rick Moran  3 weeks 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 weeks back

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

                              • SabbathFan4Life316
                                SabbathFan4Life316  1 months back

                                That goal was completely legal, Dallas never lost possession and even if that goal was waived it was still overtime game 6 with Dallas leading the series 3-2. Dallas was the overall better team too.

                                • Shawn Baker
                                  Shawn Baker  1 months back

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

                                  • Jo Bckts
                                    Jo Bckts  1 months back

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

                                    • RyanMiller3039
                                      RyanMiller3039  1 months back

                                      The Sabres got screwed, no goal.

                                      • Hunter Lobur Cummins
                                        Hunter Lobur Cummins  1 months back

                                        no goal

                                        • Mark Pentler
                                          Mark Pentler  1 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  1 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  1 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  1 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  1 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  1 months back

                                                    StL Blues trading Hull was like Boston trading Ruth -

                                                    • patskers1
                                                      patskers1  1 months back

                                                      Bring back the North Stars!!!

                                                      • mateo1726
                                                        mateo1726  1 months back

                                                        Some of the best sports videos on the web

                                                        • Team Extreme sports
                                                          Team Extreme sports  1 months back

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

                                                          • OhHhKiE
                                                            OhHhKiE  1 months back

                                                            This was a VERY well put together video!

                                                            • flywiththecondor
                                                              flywiththecondor  1 months back

                                                              Why did I click 😖

                                                              • Jimmy Chonga
                                                                Jimmy Chonga  1 months back

                                                                Jesus loves you

                                                                • Kevin Murphy
                                                                  Kevin Murphy  1 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  1 months back

                                                                    More hockey videos please!!

                                                                    • Luis Moreno
                                                                      Luis Moreno  1 months back

                                                                      Is there a more snakebitten town for sports than Buffalo?

                                                                      • Damian Lillard #0 D.A.M.E

                                                                        Not even a Hockey fan but the G.O.A.T is talking about it so yea

                                                                        • skodwarde tetsicules
                                                                          skodwarde tetsicules  1 months back

                                                                          Lol what if miroslav played for the devils

                                                                          • nosearchwarrant
                                                                            nosearchwarrant  1 months back

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

                                                                            • Gregory Eagle
                                                                              Gregory Eagle  1 months back

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

                                                                              • wantsome7655
                                                                                wantsome7655  1 months back

                                                                                Hull and Hasek won the cup together in Detroit in 2002

                                                                                • Vegas Or Pittsburgh Fleury

                                                                                  Fortnite Players: REVERT THE UPDATE NOWS

                                                                                  Hockey Fans: Revert The Refs for gods sake

                                                                                  • Mike Fernandez
                                                                                    Mike Fernandez  1 months back

                                                                                    So I finished watching it at 10 cause im on PST time and it was a good goal, nothing you can do about it.

                                                                                    • youngnintogaining
                                                                                      youngnintogaining  1 months back

                                                                                      The single best hockey game I have ever watched. Nearly 5 hours of on the edge of your seat, physical hockey with amazing goaltending on both ends.

                                                                                      • jackoblllllllll
                                                                                        jackoblllllllll  1 months back

                                                                                        Thank you for pronouncing Hašek's name correctly. Amazing video, you should be a detective.

                                                                                        • michael debolt
                                                                                          michael debolt  1 months back

                                                                                          Nice Humboldt shirt

                                                                                          • NHL Fan
                                                                                            NHL Fan  1 months back

                                                                                            Go Avs!!

                                                                                            • Robert Keefer
                                                                                              Robert Keefer  1 months back

                                                                                              You should do a segment on the 1972 Olympics basketball game between USA and USSR.

                                                                                              • tatt oo sticker
                                                                                                tatt oo sticker  1 months back

                                                                                                NO GOAL

                                                                                                • Andrew Horne
                                                                                                  Andrew Horne  1 months back

                                                                                                  That's my third rewinder request granted.