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March 27: Redmond becomes first 50-goal scorer for Red Wings

Plus: Bourque sets NHL rookie record; Roy gets final shutout

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / Managing Editor


1973: Mickey Redmond becomes the first 50-goal scorer in the history of the Detroit Red Wings when he scores twice in an 8-1 win against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Maple Leaf Gardens.

Redmond is the seventh NHL player to reach the 50-goal plateau, joining Maurice Richard and Bernie Geoffrion of the Montreal Canadiens as well as Phil Esposito and Johnny Bucyk of the Boston Bruins, Bobby Hull of the Chicago Blackhawks and Vic Hadfield of the New York Rangers.

Redmond scores his 50th at 16:47 of the third period, beating Toronto goalie Ron Low, then scores his 51st at 17:05. He breaks the Red Wings record of 49 goals held by Gordie Howe and Frank Mahovlich.

"I must admit, I didn't even see the puck," Redmond says of his 50th, a deflection of a shot by defenseman Gary Bergman. "I just saw the goalie look behind him and I knew I must have got it."



1938: The New York Americans defeat the Rangers 3-2 in the third and deciding game of their Stanley Cup Quarterfinal series at Madison Square Garden. Lorne Carr scores the winning goal 40 seconds into the fourth overtime.


1952: Turk Broda of the Maple Leafs becomes the first goalie in NHL history to appear in 100 playoff games. Toronto loses 1-0 to the Red Wings in Detroit in Game 2 of the Semifinals.


1974: The Boston Bruins become the first team in NHL history to win at least 50 games in four straight seasons when they defeat the Rangers 3-2 at Madison Square Garden.


1980: Ray Bourque sets an NHL record for rookie defensemen with his 61st point of the season in the Bruins' 7-1 win against the St. Louis Blues at Boston Garden. The record will be broken the following season when Larry Murphy scores 76 points for the Los Angeles Kings.


1990: The Rangers defeat the Quebec Nordiques 7-4 at Le Colisee to clinch first place in their division for the first time since the 1941-42 season, when they finish first in a seven-team NHL. The Rangers enter the third period trailing 4-2 but score five unanswered goals for the win. New York's lineup that night includes nine rookies.


1993: Sherry Ross becomes the first woman to do play-by-play of an NHL game. Ross handles the first period of the New Jersey Devils' 5-2 win against the Washington Capitals when announcer Gary Thorne is late arriving because of a flight delay.  


2002: Phil Housley of the Chicago Blackhawks becomes the fourth defenseman (and first U.S.-born player) in NHL history to get 1,200 career points. Housley scores the game-winning goal in Chicago's 4-1 win against the Nashville Predators at United Center.


2003:  Patrick Roy earns his 66th and final NHL shutout and his 547th victory when the Colorado Avalanche defeat the Kings 3-0 at Pepsi Center.


2006: Chris Chelios becomes the first player in NHL history to appear in at least 400 games with three different teams when he plays for the Red Wings in a 4-1 win at St. Louis. It's the defenseman's 400th game with the Red Wings after playing 664 games with the Chicago Blackhawks and 402 with the Montreal Canadiens.


2018: Connor McDavid surpasses the 100-point mark for the second straight season with a goal and two assists in the Edmonton Oilers' 7-3 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets at Rogers Place. The goal is his NHL career-high 40th; he finishes the game with 102 points on the way to repeating as NHL scoring champion.

Video: CBJ@EDM: McDavid tallies 40th goal, 100th point


2019: David Pastrnak of the Boston Bruins scores three goals for his third hat trick of the 2018-19 season, helping Boston defeat the New York Rangers 6-3 at TD Garden. Pastrnak has two assists in addition to the fourth regular-season hat trick of his NHL career, giving him a five-point night in his first home game after a 16-game absence because of a thumb injury.


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