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March 16, 2013

This Day In Hockey History: March 16th

1923 - Brothers faced each other for the first time in Stanley Cup history. Cy and Corb Denneny, and George and Frank Boucher lined up on opposite sides of the ice in game between Ottawa Senators and Montreal Maroons.

1939 - New York Rangers beat the Americans 11-5. When Americans' goalie Earl Robertson hurt his leg, defenseman Roger Jenkins finished the game in the net. He gave up seven third period goals.

1941 - Chicago Black Hawks coach Paul Thompson became the first NHL coach to pull his goalie for an extra skater. It did not help as Chicago lost to Toronto 3-0.

1947 - Detroit's Billy Taylor set an NHL record (later tied by Wayne Gretzky) with seven assists in a 10-6 win over the Black Hawks at Chicago.

1961 - Montreal's Bernie Geoffrion became the second player in NHL history to score 50 goals in a season, in a 5-2 win over Toronto. His 50 goals tied a mark set in 1945 by Maurice Richard.

1966 - Montreal and the Maple Leafs combined to set an NHL record by scoring 4 goals within a span of 1:05 during a 7-2 Canadiens win at Toronto

1993 - Tampa Bay's Brian Bradley set an NHL record for most goals by an expansion team player, when he scored his 39th goal of the year in a 4-3 Lightning loss to the Hartford Whalers. Bradley broke the mark of 38 set by Gilbert Perreault in 1970-71.

1995 - Quebec Nordiques honored Michel Goulet by retiring his jersey number 16.

2002 - Detroit's Scotty Bowman became the "losingest" coach in NHL history, in the Red Wings' 2-1 loss to the Bruins. Bowman picked up NHL career loss #578 (one more than Al Arbour) - to go along with his 1,240 victories.

Happy Birthday to Roger Crozier, Brian Mullen, Al MacAdam, Greg Johnson, Duane Sutter, Kim Johnsson, Tyler Arnason, Brian Willsie, Jamie Rivers, Jiri Tlusty, and Brandon Prust.

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