The Russian Five debuted 24 years ago today in 1995

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Hockey was forever changed on October 27, 1995, during a tilt between the Detroit Red Wings and Calgary Flames.

It was the night that Red Wings head coach Scotty Bowman sent five former Soviet Red Army players onto the ice in Calgary, and into history. Sergei Fedorov, Slava Fetisov, Igor Larionov, Vladimir Konstantinov, and Slava Kozlov all played together on the same line, and quickly became known by the legendary moniker of the “Russian Five”.

Fittingly, both Kozlov and Larionov scored in Detroit’s 3-0 win.