March 12, 2013

This Day In Hockey History: March 12th

1933 - Detroit's John Roach became the first goaltender in NHL history to record 200 career victories when the Red Wings won 3-1 over the visiting Montreal Canadiens.

1935 - St. Louis Eagles beat Detroit 3-2 in their final home game of the 1934-35 season -- the final NHL game in St. Louis for 32 years.

1966 - Bobby Hull became the first player in NHL history to score more than 50 goals in a season when he picked up #51 in a 4-2 win over the Rangers

1967 - During a 2-2 tie between Montreal and New York, Canadiens' goalie Gump Worsley was injured when hit on the head by an egg tossed from the crowd. He was replaced in goal by rookie Rogie Vachon.

1972 - Detroit Red Wings retired Gordie Howe's jersey #9 in a ceremony at the Olympia, in Detroit.

1980 - Bobby Hull scored the 610th (and final) goal of his NHL career, and added an assist to help the Hartford Whalers to a 4-4 tie against the Red Wings at Detroit.

1980 - In his final game in Detroit, Hartford's Gordie Howe skated on a line with his sons Mark and Marty in a 4-4 Whalers' tie against the Red Wings.

1996 - St. Louis Blues obtained veteran Glenn Anderson, on waivers from Edmonton. The Blues reunited Anderson with former Oilers teammate Wayne Gretzky, who they acquired a couple of weeks earlier.

2002 - Vancouver center Artem Chubarov scored to become the first player in NHL history whose first four career goals were all game winners.

Happy Birthday to Shrimp Worters, Bronco Horvath, Danny Lewicki, Russ Blinco, Bingo Kampman, Mikko Koivu, Douglas Murray, Deron Quint, Christian Berglund, Evgeny Dadonov, Brent Johnson. and Marc Fusco.

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