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This Date in NHL History

Feb. 10: 'Kraut Line' totals 11 points for Bruins

Plus: Red Wings trade Red Kelly; Brett Hull scores goal No. 700

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / Managing Editor


1942: The Boston Bruins' "Kraut Line" of Milt Schmidt, Bobby Bauer and Woody Dumart scores 11 points an 8-1 victory against the Montreal Canadiens at Boston Garden in the final game before all three leave to join the Royal Canadian Air Force.

They are applauded after the game; from the Bruins, they receive gifts that include a watch, a gold bracelet, and paychecks that cover the remainder of the regular season and the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Canadiens put their rivalry aside and join the Bruins in carrying the trio off the ice while the crowd sings "Auld Lang Syne."

"It was a night I will never forget," Schmidt says years later. "I will never, never forget those fans."

'Kraut Line' of Bruins honored before going to war

Video: Memories: Kraut Line Carried off Boston Garden Ice



1960: The Detroit Red Wings trade star defenseman Red Kelly to the Toronto Maple Leafs for defenseman Marc Reaume. The trade comes three days after Kelly refuses to report after being sent to the New York Rangers, negating that deal. Kelly, who's moved to center by coach Punch Imlach, helps the Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup four times in the next eight years. Reaume has six assists in 77 NHL games with Detroit, Montreal and the Vancouver Canucks before retiring in 1971.


1983: The Minnesota North Stars and visiting Rangers combine to set an NHL record for the fastest three goals. New York's Matt Pavelich scores at 19:18 of the second period, teammate Ron Greschner scores nine seconds later and Minnesota's Willi Plett beats New York goaltender Eddie Mio six seconds after that for three goals in 15 seconds. Minnesota wins the game 7-5.


1992: Denis Savard becomes the 37th NHL player to score 400 goals. He gets his 12th NHL hat trick by scoring three times in the Canadiens' 8-3 win against the Canucks at the Forum. It's the Montreal native's only hat trick as a member of the Canadiens.

Video: Denis Savard sparked Blackhawks revival in 1980s


1993: The Calgary Flames set a variety of NHL records in a 13-1 victory against the visiting San Jose Sharks. The Flames score the fastest three goals from the start of a period when Gary Suter, Chris Lindberg and Ron Stern connect in the first 53 seconds of the third. Jeff Reese sets a single-game record for goaltenders by being credited with three assists. Forward Theo Fleury finishes plus-9, another single-game record. He finishes the night with one goal and five assists.


2003: After going scoreless for seven games, Brett Hull becomes the sixth player (and the second-fastest) in NHL history to score 700 goals. He reached the milestone by scoring late in the second period of the Red Wings' 5-4 victory against the San Jose Sharks at Joe Louis Arena. The goal comes on a one-timer from the bottom of the left circle that goes through the pads of goaltender Evgeni Nabokov.

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