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


    Check out our full video catalog:
    Visit our playlists:
    Like SB Nation on Facebook:
    Follow on Twitter:
    Follow on Instagram:
    Explore SB Nation:
  • Sport Sport

Comments • 897

  • Helix Gaming - Gaming/Vlogs king

    Game 7 eastern conference final 2017. I was laying in bed hoping the penguins will lose in double over time. Not able to fall asleep i here the goal horn go off. That means the home team won. I was pissed. They ended up winning the cup

    • pandoralover21
      pandoralover21  2 days back

      still disgusting that texas would ever steal a hockey team from minnesota

      • sean mcphail
        sean mcphail  3 days back

        Hasek wasn’t happy with Nolan cuz Nolan was sleeping with his wife.

        • William Fetters
          William Fetters  4 days back

          The worst part of this whole thing is that they called that damn " Skate In the Crease" rule super tight that ENTIRE year.
          I'd love to see how many times it was called across the leauge through out the season cause it was definitely a ton of them. The top rule makers n the NHL told all the referees to keep a very close eye on it & call it everytime.

          So for that to happen all year long & then have the season end in triple overtime on a goal where the skate was in the crease , no doubt about it , that just terrible.

          The rule was immediately changed back to normal. That was for the better IMO. It was a terrible rule.

          • Jay Lew
            Jay Lew  2 weeks back

            I wonder if they checked if his wrist was game worthy how Emilio checked Adam Banks wrist in the locker room

            • opiered51
              opiered51  2 weeks back

              Man I remember staying up late as hell watching this

              • robert perrella
                robert perrella  3 weeks back

                in the 1940's,1950's,1960's,1970.s1980.s: the brett hull hgoal would have counted IN THOSE DAYS!!!!!!!!!the goal should count for another reason: PITIFUL DEFENSIVE ZONE COVERAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                • jeff weaver
                  jeff weaver  3 weeks back

                  No goal

                  • Angel Morales
                    Angel Morales  3 weeks back

                    Do a rewinder for the 04 Red Sox Comeback or the Cavs Comeback

                    • Ryan Ahr
                      Ryan Ahr  3 weeks back

                      This came up after the erroneously named "Music City Miracle" video for me. I'm from Buffalo and have been a fan from birth. Just...ouch.

                      • david Ash
                        david Ash  4 weeks back

                        The rule was changed ur a sports show sad

                        • Jennapher Hague
                          Jennapher Hague  1 months 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  2 months back

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

                            • TheWumboTrolley
                              TheWumboTrolley  2 months 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  2 months back

                                No goal

                                • Jake Reed
                                  Jake Reed  2 months back

                                  Boo you stars, boo you

                                  • E93 Sports
                                    E93 Sports  2 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.  2 months back

                                      It’s pronounced Gay

                                      • Malik Von Saint
                                        Malik Von Saint  2 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

                                        • Kevin Brown
                                          Kevin Brown  2 months back

                                          the curse of buffalo, but hey your kings of snow

                                          • Ryan G.
                                            Ryan G.  2 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  2 months back

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

                                              • David Gonzalez
                                                David Gonzalez  3 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  3 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  3 months back

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

                                                    • Jamie Kargus
                                                      Jamie Kargus  3 months back

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

                                                      • Mannina90
                                                        Mannina90  3 months back

                                                        the way you say "didn't" irks me

                                                        • Conner Begeman
                                                          Conner Begeman  3 months back

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

                                                          • untexan
                                                            untexan  3 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:

                                                            • MMGJ10
                                                              MMGJ10  3 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  3 months back

                                                                do a rewind on the blues this year

                                                                • Ultrametric
                                                                  Ultrametric  3 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  4 months back

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

                                                                            • Shawn Baker
                                                                              Shawn Baker  4 months back

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

                                                                              • Jo Bckts
                                                                                Jo Bckts  4 months back

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

                                                                                • RyanMiller3039
                                                                                  RyanMiller3039  4 months back

                                                                                  The Sabres got screwed, no goal.

                                                                                  • Mark Pentler
                                                                                    Mark Pentler  4 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  4 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  4 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  4 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  4 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  4 months back

                                                                                              StL Blues trading Hull was like Boston trading Ruth -

                                                                                              • patskers1
                                                                                                patskers1  4 months back

                                                                                                Bring back the North Stars!!!

                                                                                                • mateo1726
                                                                                                  mateo1726  4 months back

                                                                                                  Some of the best sports videos on the web