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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

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