April 17, 1997 - Martin Brodeur becomes the second NHL goalie to score in a playoff game


In the first game of a first-round playoff matchup against the Montreal CanadiansMartin Brodeur fired the puck the length of the ice and into the Canadiens’ empty net to ensure a 5–2 victory. It was only the second time in NHL history that a goaltender had scored in the playoffs, and the fifth time overall. The New Jersey Devils went on to win that series, but lost in the second round to the rival New York Rangers.

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"It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen." - Muhammad Ali

Build a deep conviction.

"If you don’t have confidence, you’ll always find a way not to win." - Carl Lewis

Confidence is key and keys open doors.

"Silence is golden when you can’t think of a good answer." - Muhammad Ali

Sometimes, silence can speak louder than words.

"I’m young, I’m handsome, I’m fast, I’m pretty, and can’t possibly be beat." - Muhammad Ali

All of the above and then some.

"You have to believe in yourself when no one else does, that makes you a winner right there." - Venus Williams

Me, myself, and I.

"You were born to be a player. You were meant to be here. This moment is yours." - Herb Brooks

Seize the moment. Make it count.

"Everything you want to know about a fighter is in his eyes. The look in his eyes tells the truth." - Sugar Ray Leonard

Take a close look.

"Up 50 or up 10 or up 2, play the same way. The minute you change the way you play, the minute you get worse as a player." - Diana Taurasi

Play relentless.

"Heart and mind overcome all." - Dan Henderson


"Every day when I get on the floor I give it my all. Because you never know what tomorrow holds." - Russell Westbrook

All or nothing.

"A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life." - Muhammad Ali


Mar. 13, 1999 - Sir Charles is the fourth NBA player to record 20,000 PTS, 10,000 REB, and 4,000 AST


Listed at 6-6, but probably actually closer to 6-4, Charles Barkley played power forward as well as anyone, often dominating players half a foot taller. The undersized power forward averaged 10+ rebounds per game in 15 of 16 seasons. In a 100-89 Houston win over Cleveland, Barkley’s first assist of the game put him in elite company with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain, and Karl Malone as the fourth player in NBA history to record 20,000 points, 10,000 rebounds and 4,000 assists.

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Mar. 11, 1965 - Bill Russell grabbed 49 rebounds, the third most in NBA history

That season the Boston Celtics won a league-record 62 games, and Bill Russell averaged 14.1 points and 24.1 rebounds per game, winning his second consecutive rebounding title and his fifth MVP award. On March 11 in a 112-100 win over Detroit, Russel grabbed 49 rebounds, the third-highest total in NBA history. His 51 rebounds in a single game is the second highest performance ever, only trailing Chamberlain’s all-time record of 55.

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"Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing." - Muhammad Ali

Impossible is not a fact.

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