March 14, 2013

This Day In Hockey History: March 14th

1908 - "Newsy" Lalonde scored twice to lead the Montreal Wanderers to a 6-4 win and a successful defense of the Stanley Cup against the challenging Toronto Trolley Leaguers.

1929 - George Hainsworth recorded his 22nd shutout of the 1928-29 season to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 1-0 win over the Montreal Maroons. Hainsworth finished the year with a league record 22 shutouts. It came in a 44 games schedule!

1933 - Chicago Black Hawks forfeited the only game in team history, when players refused to return to the ice after their coach Tom Gorman was ejected from the game. Boston was awarded a 1-0 victory.

1944 - Boston's Herb Cain's had two assists in a 6-4 win over Chicago gave him 75 points for the season, a new NHL single season scoring record

1962 - Detroit's Gordie Howe became the second player in NHL history to score 500 career goals (joining Rocket Richard) when he scored in a 3-2 loss to the New York Rangers.

1971 - Goaltender Ken Dryden made his NHL debut when the Montreal Canadiens beat the Penguins 5-1 at Pittsburgh.

1981 - Darryl Sittler became the all-time leading goal scorer (passing Dave Keon with 365) in Toronto Maple Leafs history, when he scored his 18th career hat trick in a 5-3 win over the Capitals.

1984 - Toronto's Rick Vaive scored twice in a 3-3 tie against Minnesota. In doing so he hit the 50 goal mark for the third season in a row. No other Maple Leafs player had ever scored 50 goals.

1986 - Edmonton's Paul Coffey scored two goals and added six assists for eight points -- to tie Tom Bladon's NHL record for most points in a game by a defenseman. Edmonton beat Detroit 12-3.

1991 - Los Angeles' Wayne Gretzky set an NHL record with an assist in his 18th consecutive game -- breaking the old mark of 17 that he shared with Paul Coffey. It came in a 6-3 Kings' loss to Chicago.

1996 - Los Angeles Kings obtained Mattias Norstrom, Ian Laperriere, Ray Ferraro, Nathan Lafayette and the Rangers' 4th round pick in the 1997 Entry Draft from the New York Rangers, in exchange for Marty McSorley, Jari Kurri and Shane Churla.

1997 - Pittsburgh's Joey Mullen became the first American born player to score 500 career goals with a goal in a 6-3 loss in Colorado.

2000 - New Jersey traded center Brendan Morrison and center Denis Pederson to Vancouver for right wing Alexander Mogilny.

Happy Birthday to Vaclav Nedomansky, Patrick Traverse and Darcy Wakaluk.

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