April 04, 2016

This Day in Hockey History: April 4th

1921 - Ottawa Senators defeated Vancouver Millionaires 2-1 in the decisive 5th game of their Stanley Cup series. Jack Darragh scored both goals for the Senators, who became first NHL team to capture back-to-back Stanley Cup Championships.

1961 - Montreal lost 3-0 at Chicago in Game Six of the Semi-Finals, and got knocked out of the playoffs, missing the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 1949.

1971 - Jean Beliveau played his final regular season game, the 1,125th of his career, a 7-2 Montreal loss to Boston.

1971 - Gordie Howe appeared in his 1,687th (and final) regular season game with the Red Wings, as the Rangers beat Detroit 6-0 at New York.

1971 - Boston's Bobby Orr had two assists to finish the 1970-71 season with an NHL-record 102 assists along with two records for NHL defensemen: 37 goals and 139 points.

1986 - Calgary defenseman Gary Suter set an NHL record for most assists in one game by a rookie, with six in the Flames 9-3 win over the Oilers, in Calgary.

1993 - San Jose set an NHL record with their 68th loss of the season, breaking Washington's record of 67 in 1975.

Happy Birthday to Roberto Luongo, Dale Hawerchuk, Pat Burns, Yanic Perreault, Blake Dunlop, Gary Lupul, Cam Barker, Brandon Bochenski and Kevin Weekes.

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