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March 25, 2013

This Day In Hockey History: March 25th

1922 - Toronto goaltender John Roach blanked the Vancouver Millionaires 6-0, in the first shutout in Stanley Cup play by an NHL rookie.

1937 - Lionel Conacher of the Montreal Maroons took the NHL's first penalty shot in the playoffs. He was stopped by the Bruins' Tiny Thompson who went on to shut out the Maroons 4-0, in Game Two of the Stanley Cup Quarter-Finals in Boston.

1943 - Boston's Harvey "Busher" Jackson scored the first overtime shorthanded goal in playoff history as the Bruins beat Montreal, 3-2 in Game Three of the Stanley Cup Semi-Finals. Jackson scored the winner at 3:20 of overtime.

1950 - Rookie goaltender Al Rollins recorded the first shutout of his NHL career to lead the Maple Leafs to an 8-0 win over the Bruins in Toronto.

1951 - Detroit's Alex Delvecchio played in his first NHL game.

1951 - Rookie Reg Sinclair scored his first career hat trick to lead the Rangers to a 5-2 win over the Black Hawks in a penalty-free game played in Chicago.

1962 - Bobby Hull became the third player in NHL history to score 50 goals in a season, tying the NHL record shared by Maurice Richard and Bernie Geoffrion, as Chicago lost 4-1 to the Rangers at New York.

1972 - Detroit's Alex Delvecchio became just the third player in NHL history to score 1,200 career points.

1980 - Montreal's Pierre Larouche became the first player in NHL history to score 50 goals with two different NHL teams. He notched #50 for the Canadiens in an 8-4 win over Chicago, after previously scoring 53 goals for Pittsburgh in 1975-76.

1995 - Detroit's Scotty Bowman became the first coach in NHL history to record 900 career victories, when the Red Wings beat the Canucks 2-1 in Vancouver.

1997 - Hartford Whalers announced that they would move from Connecticut, following the 1996-97 season.

2001 - Jaromir Jagr became the first player in team history to appear in 800 games as a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins

Happy birthday to Bill Barilko, Jean Potvin, Bert Gardiner, Andrei Nikolishin, Pat Hughes, Ted Bulley, Bruce Crowder, Dmitri Kvartalnov, Dwight Schofield, Jere Karalahti, Ken Wregget, Shawn Antoski and Lance Bouma.

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