Former Detroit Red Wings forward Darren McCarty will forever hold a special place in the hearts of fans everywhere – not only for his central role in the legendary rivalry with the Colorado Avalanche, but for his spectacular Stanley Cup winning goal in Game 4 of the 1997 Stanley Cup Finals.
McCarty joined WXYZ’s Brad Galli to describe the night that will live forever in Red Wings lore:
“June 7, 1997 was like Christmas Day on steroids,” he said. “I woke up in the morning and was like, ‘We’re gonna win the Stanley Cup.'”
On this day in @DetroitRedWings history, Darren McCarty had the game-winner to clinch the Stanley Cup.
"June 7, 1997 was like Christmas Day on steroids," he told me. "I woke up in the morning and was like, 'We're gonna win the Stanley Cup.'"
— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) June 7, 2020