March 08, 2013

This Day In Hockey History: March 8th

1910 - "Newsy" Lalonde scored six goals to lead the Renfrew Creamery Kings (also known as the "Millionaires") to a 17-2 win against Ottawa.

1913 - Quebec's Joe Malone scored nine goals during a 14-3 win over the Sydney (Nova Scotia) Millionaires, in a Stanley Cup game.

1937 - Montreal's Howie Morenz died just six weeks after suffering a broken leg during a game against Chicago. Three days later, a funeral service was held at the Forum and more than 15,000 people paid their respects.

1945 - Detroit's Syd Howe became the NHL's all time leading scorer, with 516 career points (passing Nels Stewart). He set the record with an assist in a 7-3 win against New York.

1952 - "Elmer Lach Night" was held at the Forum, when the Canadiens tied Chicago 4-4. The veteran center received a car, rowboat, TV set, refrigerator and other gifts.

1960 - Gordie Howe became the first player in history to play in 1,000 career NHL games (including playoffs) as the Red Wings beat Canadiens 3-0 in Detroit.

1972 - Rod Gilbert scored his 40th goal of the season, to make the Rangers' trio of Gilbert, Vic Hadfield, and Jean Ratelle the first line in NHL history with three 40-goal scorers.

1983 - Ray Bourque scored the only hat trick of his NHL career, as Boston won 11-5 over the Nordiques in Quebec City. Bourque became just the second defenseman in Bruins history to get three goals in one game.

1988 - Boston Bruins obtained goaltender Andy Moog from Edmonton, in exchange for Bill Ranford and Geoff Courtnall.

1988 - Vancouver Canucks dealt Richard Brodeur to the Hartford Whalers in exchange for goaltender Steve Weeks. Brodeur departed as Canucks' all-time goaltending leader in games (377), wins (126), ties (62) and losses (172).

1991 - Rookie goaltender Dominik Hasek picked up the first victory of his NHL career, as the Blackhawks won 5-3 at Buffalo.

1997 - Vancouver Canucks obtained Sergei Nemchinov and Brian Noonan from the New York Rangers, in exchange for Esa Tikkanen and Russ Courtnall.

Happy Birthday to Larry Murphy, Greg Malone, Chris Clark, Brent Fedyk, Tracy Pratt, Rob Pearson, Mike Lalor, Don Ashby, Bob Boughner and Rob Zettler

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