Miracle on Manchester is the nickname given to a playoff game between Los Angeles Kings and Edmonton Oilers on April 10, 1982. The game, the third in a best-of-five, was played at The Forum (the Kings home at the time) which was located on Manchester Boulevard in Inglewood California.
The Kings had won Game one 10 – 8, before losing Game two 3 – 2. Game 3 saw they were losing 5 – 0 through two periods but when play resumed in the third period, the game took a drastic turn.
Goals by Jay Wells and Doug Smith cut the lead to three only six minutes into the period. Charlie Simmer and Mark Hardy scored less than two minutes apart and with four minutes left in the game, the Oilers only led by one.
With the net empty and less than ten seconds remaining, a rebound from a Hardy slap shot was tapped home by Steve Bozek to tie the game. Minutes into overtime, Daryl Evans scored his now infamous goal off a faceoff.
The Kings completed the largest comeback in NHL Playoff history and went on to win the series in five.