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March 7: Jagr passes Howe for third on NHL scoring list

Plus: Blues acquire Brett Hull in trade with Flames; Gretzky scores 1,000th goal

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

THIS DATE IN HISTORY: March 7

2016: Florida Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr moves into sole possession of third place on the NHL all-time points list with an assist in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Boston Bruins at BB&T Center.

Jagr passes Gordie Howe with his 1,851st point in his 1,613rd NHL game when he's credited with an assist after Aleksander Barkov scores on his rebound against Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask with 3:12 remaining in the first period. Jagr trails only Mark Messier (1,887) and Wayne Gretzky (2,857).

Jagr plays down the importance of passing Howe after the loss.

"It's more for you guys," he says of the media. "It's behind me now. Let's concentrate on wins."

Video: Jaromir Jagr second on NHL points list

 

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1921: Cy Denneny scores six goals to help the Ottawa Senators defeat the visiting Hamilton Tigers 12-5. He becomes part of the first brother combination to each score six goals in an NHL game, joining Corbett Denneny, who scored six against Hamilton six weeks earlier.

 

1939: The Boston Bruins clinch the regular-season championship in the first season of the seven-team, single-division NHL by defeating the Detroit Red Wings 3-0 at Boston Garden. Rookie goaltender Frankie Brimsek earns his 10th shutout of the season. The Bruins go on to win the Stanley Cup.

 

1951: Scotty Bowman's playing career ends at 18 when he sustains a severe head injury during a junior hockey game. Bowman soon turns to coaching and goes on to become the NHL all-time leader in wins (1,244 in the regular season, 223 in the playoffs) and Stanley Cup championships (nine).

 

1988: The St. Louis Blues acquire right wing Brett Hull and forward Steve Bozek in a trade with the Calgary Flames for defenseman Rob Ramage and goaltender Rick Wamsley. Ramage plays a key role in Calgary's 1989 Stanley Cup championship, but Hull goes on to score 527 of his 741 NHL goals with the Blues.

Video: Brett Hull fourth leading goal-scorer in NHL

 

1992: Pittsburgh's Kevin Stevens becomes the first player in NHL history to get 100 points and 200 penalty minutes in the same season. Stevens earns his 100th point with an assist in a 5-3 loss at the Los Angeles Kings. He finishes the season with 123 points and 254 penalty minutes.

 

1994: Boston's Cam Neely scores his 49th and 50th goals in his 44th game of the season, tying Mario Lemieux as the third-fastest player in NHL history to reach the 50-goal mark. Neely gets No. 49 at 6:16 of the first period during a Boston power play, then scores No. 50 by beating goalie Don Beaupre at 11:03 of the third. Neely also has an assist in a 6-3 win against the Washington Capitals.

 

1998: Gretzky of the New York Rangers scores his 1,000th NHL goal (878 in the regular season, 122 in the Stanley Cup Playoffs) in a 6-3 loss to the New Jersey Devils at Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The milestone goal comes when Gretzky beats goalie Martin Brodeur during a power play at 15:29 of the second period.

Exactly 17 years earlier, Gretzky becomes the first player in NHL history to have six hat tricks before age 21 when he scores four goals for the Edmonton Oilers in a 5-3 win against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Spectrum. The four goals give Gretzky 100 in his first 145 NHL games.

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