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Today in Hockey History: Cam Neely Scored His 47th Playoff Goal as a Bruin Breaking Phil Esposito’s Record

May 3, 1991: In game 2 of the 1991 Eastern Conference Finals, Bruins’ power forward Cam Neely scored his 47th career playoff goal, breaking Phil Esposito‘s record for most playoff goals as a Bruin.

After scoring 2 goals in game 1 of the series, Cam Neely started game 2 where he left off, scoring a power-play goal just 5 minutes and 23 seconds into the first period.

Assisted by Craig Janney and Vladimir Ruzicka, Neely‘s power-play tally was his 47th playoff goal as a Bruin, breaking Phil Esposito’s record of 46.

While Neely managed to score another goal in the series, his career was never the same after the hit he sustained in game 3 from Penguins defenseman Ulf Samuelsson.

Although he put up incredible numbers in the 4 partial seasons he played after the hit, his ailing knee combined with a degenerative hip condition ultimately led to his premature retirement… but not before padding his playoff goal total as a Bruin at 55.

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