March 22, 2013
This Day In Hockey History: March 22nd
1934 - Herbie Lewis scored the first power play overtime goal in NHL history, at 1:33 of OT to give the Red Wings a 2-1 win in Toronto, in Game 1 of their Stanley Cup Semi-Final series.
1959 - Montreal's Dickie Moore set an NHL record for most points in a season. His 96th point broke Gordie Howe's record of 95 points, set in 1952-53.
1964 - Rangers' Andy Hebenton played in his final NHL game -- the 630th consecutive of his career. He never missed a single game.
1970 - Boston's Bobby Orr became the first defenseman in NHL history to score 30 goals in a season, with 2 goals and 2 assists in a 5-0 win over the Minnesota North Stars.
1975 - Boston defenseman Bobby Orr scored his 9th (and final) career hat trick, and added an assist in an 8-2 Bruins' win against the Capitals in Boston.
1981 - Rookie Dino Ciccarelli scored four goals, including the first hat trick of his NHL career to lead the Minnesota North Stars to a 9-3 win against Detroit.
1989 - Buffalo's Clint Malarchuk escaped serious injury when his throat was slashed by a skate in an accident during a game against the Blues. Sabres lost 2-1 to St. Louis in Buffalo.
2000 - Detroit's Pat Verbeek scored twice to give him 500 career goals, in a 2-2 tie against the visiting Calgary Flames. Verbeek became the 28th NHL player to score 500 goals, and the first to get 500 goals and 2,000 penalty minutes.
2004 - L.A.'s Luc Robitaille picked up an assist to set an NHL record for most career points by a left wing with the 1,370th of his NHL career (passing John Bucyk) as the Kings lost 2-1 to the visiting Edmonton Oilers.
Happy Birthday to Dave Keon, Pelle Eklund, Tom Poti, John Marks, Bobby Leiter, Hannu Virta, Todd Ewen, Joel Kwiatkowski, John Kordic, Sven Butenschon, Mike Smith, Dunc Wilson and Warren Skorodenski.
Posted by Joe Pelletier at 7:36 am