On May 16, 1996, Steve Yzerman scored one of the most iconic goals in Detroit Red Wings playoff history. His decisive double overtime goal in game seven of the Western Conference semifinals against the St. Louis Blues allowed the Red Wings to advance to the conference finals.

Yzerman finished the 1995-96 season with 44 goals in 98 total games. The next two seasons the Red Wings would go on to win back-to-back Stanley Cup titles.