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09/04/1980 Gordie Howe scores his final playoff goal

Three days after scoring his 801st and final regular-season goal, Gordon Howe, a Canadian professional ice hockey player, scored his last of his 68 Stanley Cup Playoff goals. He put a long backhand shot past goaltender Denis Herron in the third period of the Hartford Whalers' 8-4 loss to the Montreal Canadiens in Game 2 of the Preliminary Round.