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March 15, 2013

This Day In Hockey History: March 15th

1941 - The Canadiens defeated the New York Americans 6-0 as Montreal coach Dick Irvin alternated goaltenders Bert Gardiner and Paul Bibeault in seven-minute intervals, for the first "shared shutout" in NHL history

1951 - With his 10th shutout of his rookie season, Terry Sawchuk became the first goalie in NHL history to win 40 games in one season.

1959 - Chicago's Ted Lindsay passed Rocket Richard as the NHL's all-time leader in career games played when he played in his 928th game in a 4-1 Black Hawks' loss Detroit.

1970 - Boston's Bobby Orr scored two goals and added two assists to become the first defenseman (and fourth player) in NHL history to get 100 points in a season.

1980 - Carol Vadnais scored the 10,000th goal in New York Rangers' history, in an 8-4 win over the Maple Leafs at Toronto.

1988 - After starting the year with Pittsburgh, Edmonton's Craig Simpson became the first player in NHL history to score 50 goals while playing for two teams in one season.

1989 - New York Rangers honored former goaltender Ed Giacomin by retiring his jersey #1. He joined Rod Gilbert (#7) as the only such honored player in team history.

1996 - Philadelphia Flyers obtained Dale Hawerchuk from St. Louis, in exchange for Craig MacTavish.

2003 - Chris Osgood became the first goalie in Blues history to get a shutout in his debut with St. Louis, a 1-0 win over the Predators at Nashville.

2004 - Alexander Mogilny became just the second Russian player to score 1,000 NHL points, when he picked up three assists in a 6-5 win in overtime against the visiting Buffalo Sabres.

Happy Birthday to Punch Imlach, Darcy Tucker, Stew Gavin, Craig Ludwig, Jannik Hansen, Steve Guolla, Hy Buller, Blair Stewart, Stacy Roest, Paul Kruse and David Steckel.

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