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This Day In Hockey History: Feb 26th

1947 - Doug Bentley scored 4 goals and brother Max Bentley netted 3 in a 9-7 Chicago win over New York Rangers.

1955 - Doug Harvey picked up his 41st assist of the season, to set a new NHL record for assists by a defenseman, as the Canadiens won 4-1 over the Bruins, at the Forum. Harvey surpassed the old mark of 40 set by Toronto's Babe Pratt in 1943-44.

1966 - Toronto's Frank Mahovlich became the first player in franchise history to score 250 goals as a member of the Maple Leafs.

1981 - Boston's Jean Ratelle scored his 491st (and final) NHL goal in a 5-1 win over the Minnesota North Stars.

1997 - Ray Scapinello became the first official in NHL history to work 2,000 regular season games, when the Washington Capitals beat the Maple Leafs 3-1 in Toronto.

2001 - Dallas Stars' veteran Brett Hull appeared in the 1,000th game of his NHL career, a 3-2 loss to the Flames, in Calgary.

2001 - Rangers' Mark Messier scored to become just the 4th player in NHL history to have a 20 goal season at the age of 40.

Happy Birthday to Joe Mullen, P.J. Axelsson, Marty Reasoner, Gary Doak, Marc Fortier, Barry Dean, Mike Wilson, Jarrod Skalde, Leif Rohlin, Kevin Dallman, Darcy Loewen and Rick Knickle.


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