Miracle on Manchester

Slapshot Back in Time: Remembering the Miracle on Manchester

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The Miracle on Manchester is one of the most memorable moments in hockey history. The Los Angeles Kings were facing elimination in the 1982 playoffs against the heavily favored Edmonton Oilers. In the third period of the deciding game, the Kings found themselves down 5-0 and on the brink of elimination.

However, the Kings mounted an incredible comeback, scoring five unanswered goals to tie the game and force overtime. With just over a minute left in the first overtime period, little-known forward Daryl Evans scored the game-winning goal, capping off what is now known as the Miracle on Manchester.

The victory was particularly remarkable because the Kings were significant underdogs in the series. Their comeback from a 5-0 deficit was almost unprecedented, especially in a playoff game. The win was a testament to the team's perseverance and never-say-die attitude.

The Miracle on Manchester is also notable for the impact it had on the Kings' fan base. Before the game, the team had struggled to attract fans and generate excitement. However, after the game, the Kings became the talk of the town, and the Forum was packed for every subsequent playoff game.

While there were undoubtedly some funny moments and colorful quotes from the game, the Miracle on Manchester will always be remembered as a moment of triumph in the face of adversity. It serves as a reminder that anything is possible in sports and in life, as long as you believe in yourself and never give up.

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