March 24, 2013
This Day In Hockey History: March 24th
1936 - Mud Bruneteau scored as Detroit beat the Montreal Maroons 1-0 at 116:30 of overtime -- 5 hours and 51 minutes after the opening faceoff, in the longest game in NHL history.
1953 - Detroit's Terry Sawchuk tied an NHL record with his third straight playoff shutout, a 7-0 Red Wings win over Boston.
1977 - Bruins rookie Mike Milbury broke a 50-year-old team record when he picked up a major and a misconduct in the Bruins' 6-2 home loss to the Flyers. The penalties raised his season total to 166 minutes, one more than Eddie Shore had in 1926-27
1982 - Rick Vaive became the first 50 goal scorer in Toronto Maple Leafs history, when he scored in a 4-3 win against the visiting St. Louis Blues.
1992 - Mario Lemieux scored his 1,000th point of his NHL career in a Penguins' 4-3 loss at Detroit. Lemieux became the 36th player (and second fastest in 513 games) to reach the 1,000 point mark. (Gretzky in 424 games).
1992 - Pittsburgh's Kevin Stevens scored his 50th goal of the season to become the first player in NHL history to get 50+ goals and 200 penalty minutes in the same season.
2003 - Toronto's Mats Sundin played in his 1,000th NHL game, a 3-2 loss to the Bruins at Boston.
Happy Birthday to Doug Jarvis, Philippe Boucher, Pat Price, Ron Hainsey, P.A. Parenteau, Don McFadyen, Andrew Hutchinson, Ramzi Abid, Ladislav Benysek and Jeff Reese
Posted by Joe Pelletier at 12:38 am