March 13, 2013

This Day In Hockey History: March 13th

1980 - Boston Bruins retired John Bucyk's #9 in a pre-game ceremony before a 4-2 win over the visiting Detroit Red Wings.

1996 - Toronto obtained Wendel Clark, Mathieu Schneider and D.J. Smith from the New York Islanders, in exchange for Darby Hendrickson, Kenny Jonsson, Sean Haggerty and the Leafs' 1st round pick in the 1997 Entry Draft.

1999 - Ray Bourque became the Boston Bruins' all-time leader in games played when he appeared in his 1,437th game, a 3-1 loss at Buffalo. Bourque broke the record held by John Bucyk.

2001 - Phoenix Coyotes traded left wing Keith Tkachuk to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for center Michal Handzus, center Ladislav Nagy, the rights to center Jeff Taffe and a 1st-round pick in the 2001 or 2002 Entry Draft.

2001 - Mark Recchi scored a goal and two assists in a 5-2 victory over St. Louis. The three points made him the 60th player in NHL history to score 1,000 points in his NHL career.

2002 - Scott Stevens became the 8th player in NHL history to appear in 1,500 games as the Devils to a 3-2 win over the visiting New York Islanders.

2003 - Carolina's Ron Francis became just the second player in NHL history to get 50 points in 22 straight seasons, when picked up an two assists in a 5-3 loss at Philadelphia.

2004 - Luc Robitaille became just the second player in L.A. history to play 1,000 games with the Kings, during a 3-1 loss to the Sharks at San Jose.

Happy Birthday to Barry Pederson, Blaine Stoughton, Petri Skriko, Landon Wilson, Ivan Irwin, Brad Smyth, Maxim Galanov and Kevin Kaminski

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