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March 6: Hawerchuk has record-setting period

Plus: Bruins trade Bourque to Avalanche; Vachon earns final NHL win

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

THIS DATE IN HISTORY: March 6

1984: Dale Hawerchuk sets an NHL record that still stands with five assists in one period, helping the Winnipeg Jets to a 7-3 win against the Los Angeles Kings at the Forum in Inglewood, California.

The Jets already lead 1-0 when Hawerchuk sets up Morris Lukowich at 3:31 for a 2-0 lead. After the Kings tie the game 2-2, Hawerchuk helps the Jets take a 3-2 lead when he assists on a goal by defenseman Wade Campbell at 7:45.

The next two assists come on goals by linemate Paul MacLean, who scores a power-play goal at 9:29 and beats Markus Mattson less than four minutes later at even strength. Hawerchuk wraps up his record-setting period by setting up Lukowich again with nine seconds remaining.

Video: Memories: Hawerchuk sets record with five assists

 

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1971: The Boston Bruins defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-3 at the Civic Arena to set an NHL record for most wins in a season. It's their 47th victory, one more than the mark of 46 set by the Montreal Canadiens in 1968-69. Phil Esposito scores three goals and sets a modern NHL record with his sixth hat trick of the season.

 

1979: Robbie Moore become the 15th goaltender to have a shutout in his first NHL game when the Philadelphia Flyers defeat the Colorado Rockies 5-0 at the Spectrum. Moore has two shutouts and goes 3-0-1 in five appearances for the Flyers in 1978-79, but he returns to the minors for the 1979-80 season and plays only one more NHL game (with the Washington Capitals in 1982-83).

 

1982: Future Hall of Fame goaltender Rogie Vachon earns his 355th (and final) NHL win in the Bruins' 4-0 victory against the Kings at Boston Garden. It's also his 51st and final NHL shutout.

 

1996: Chris Osgood of the Detroit Red Wings becomes the second goaltender in NHL history to score a goal by shooting the puck into the net. Osgood fires the puck the length of the ice and into an empty net with 11 seconds remaining to cap the Red Wings' 4-2 victory against the Hartford Whalers at the Civic Center.

 

1997: Mike Gartner scores twice in the Phoenix Coyotes' 5-0 road win against the Tampa Bay Lightning to reach the 30-goal mark for the 17th time in his career, an NHL record. Gartner's second goal of the game also gives him 1,300 points in his NHL career.

 

2000: The Bruins trade defenseman Ray Bourque and left wing Dave Andreychuk to the Colorado Avalanche for left wing Brian Rolston, defenseman Martin Grenier, center Sammy Pahlsson and a first-round draft pick. Bourque, who was drafted by the Bruins in 1979, won the Norris Trophy five times in 21 years with Boston but never won the Stanley Cup there. The trade comes less than a week after he asks to be sent to a Cup contender. 

 

2004: Mike Sillinger became the third player in NHL history to play for 10 different teams during his career. He makes his debut with team No. 10, the St. Louis Blues, and has two assists in a 4-2 win against the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum. Sillinger ends his career by playing three seasons with the Islanders, his 12th NHL team.

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