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April 03, 2013

This Day in Hockey History: April 3rd

1928 - The final game in the old Boston Arena was played, when the NY Rangers won 4-1 over the Bruins in the Stanley Cup Semi-Finals.

1930 - Montreal beat Boston 4-3 at the Forum, to win the 1930 Stanley Cup Championship in two straight games. For the defending Cup champ Bruins, who had the best regular season record (38-5-1), it marked their first back-to-back losses of the year.

1945 - Carl Liscombe scored four goals for the Red Wings in a 5-3 playoff win over Boston, in Game Seven of the Semi-Finals in Detroit.

1976 - Darryl Sittler became the first 100 point scorer in Toronto Maple Leafs' history, when he picked up an assist in a 4-2 loss to the Bruins, in Toronto.

1977 - Guy Lafleur extended his NHL-record point scoring streak to 28 games as Montreal won 2-1 at Washington. Lafleur scored 19 goals, 42 assists for a total of 61 points during the 28 game streak. Gretzky later broke the record with a 51 game streak.

1977 - Montreal's Guy Lafleur set a Canadiens' club record for most points in one season -- 136. It came in a 2-1 win against the Capitals at Washington.

1988 - Calgary's Hakan Loob became the first Swedish-born player to score 50 goals in an NHL season.

1988 - Mario Lemieux became the fourth player in NHL history to score 70 goals in a season, as he led the Penguins to a 4-2 win over the Hartford Whalers. He was preceeded by Phil Esposito, Wayne Gretzky, and Jari Kurri.

1996 - Peter Bondra scored 4 goals (including a natural hat trick in the second period), to give him 50 for the year, in the Capitals' 5-1 win, at Buffalo.

2000 - Brett Hull scored his 610th career goal to tie his father, Bobby, for 9th place on the NHL career list in the Stars 2-2 tie against the visiting Calgary Flames.

Happy Birthday to John Muckler, Bernie Parent, Stephen Weiss, Brent Gilchrist, Ray Getliffe, Shawn Bates, Steve Ludzik, Steve Downie, Billy Dea, Andrei Lomakin and Joey Crabb

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