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This Date in NHL History

Nov. 14: Brett Hull gets 1,000th NHL point

Plus: Cheevers begins 32-game unbeaten streak, Green becomes youngest coach in League history

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / Managing Editor


1998: Brett Hull becomes the 53rd player in NHL history to reach the 1,000-point mark when he scores two goals and has an assist to help the visiting Dallas Stars defeat the Boston Bruins 3-1.

He also becomes part of the first father-son tandem to score 1,000 points in the League. Bobby Hull has 610 goals and 1,170 points in 1,063 NHL games before retiring in 1980. Brett Hull ends his career in 2005 with 1,391 points (741 goals, 650 assists).



1936: King Clancy of the Toronto Maple Leafs scores the 137th and final goal of his NHL career in a 6-2 victory against the Chicago Blackhawks at Maple Leaf Gardens. The defenseman beats Mike Karakas on a penalty shot at 5:50 of the third period to break a 2-2 tie. The future Hall of Famer retires one week later.


1957: Ted Lindsay of the Blackhawks scores the 325th goal of his NHL career during a 5-2 loss to the Bruins at Boston Garden to become the No. 3 goal-scorer in League history. Only Maurice Richard of the Montreal Canadiens and longtime linemate Gordie Howe of the Detroit Red Wings are ahead of Lindsay.

Video: 'Terrible Ted' Lindsay took on all comers for Detroit


1971: Bruins goalie Gerry Cheevers begins an NHL-record 32-game unbeaten streak (24-0 with eight ties) with an 11-2 victory against the Los Angeles Kings at Boston Garden. Cheevers finishes with 29 saves, defenseman Bobby Orr has his second NHL hat trick and three assists, and Phil Esposito scores twice and has three assists.


1979: The Washington Capitals name 26-year-old Gary Green as their new coach, replacing Dan Belisle. Green becomes the youngest coach in NHL history. Washington does not qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs under Green, who is fired after the Capitals start the 1981-82 season by going 1-12-0 in their first 13 games.


2001: Patrick Roy becomes the first goalie in NHL history to earn 200 victories with two teams (Canadiens, Colorado Avalanche) when he makes 26 saves in Colorado's 1-0 victory against the Minnesota Wild at Pepsi Center. It's Roy's 54th NHL shutout. He finishes his career with 551 victories, 289 with Montreal and 262 with Colorado.


2009: Tim Jackman of the New York Islanders scores the fastest goal in NHL history by a player celebrating his birthday. Jackman, playing on his 28th birthday, scores 16 seconds into a 5-4 shootout loss to the Florida Panthers.


2013: Jamie Benn has six points to help the Stars defeat the Calgary Flames 7-3 at Scotiabank Saddledome. Benn scores one goal and has five assists, including one on each of the four goals scored by linemate Tyler Seguin.


2017: Sidney Crosby ends an 11-game goal-scoring drought before setting up Conor Sheary for the game-winner 16 seconds into overtime as the Pittsburgh Penguins defeat the Buffalo Sabres 5-4 at PPG Paints Arena. The goal ends the second-longest drought of Crosby's career; his longest is a 12-game slump in 2011-12. The Penguins improve to 12-0-1 in their past 13 games against the Sabres.

On the same night, the expansion Vegas Golden Knights use their fifth goalie in 17 games during an 8-2 loss to the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place. Dylan Ferguson, an emergency call-up from junior hockey after Vegas' top three goalies go down with injuries, enters with 9:33 remaining in the third period after rookie Maxime Lagace allows seven goals.


2019: Connor McDavid has the biggest night of his NHL career with six points (three goals, three assists) for the Oilers in a 6-2 victory against the Colorado Avalanche at Rogers Place. The hat trick is his second in three games; he's the first Oilers player to accomplish that feat since Glenn Anderson in 1987-88. Linemate Leon Draisaitl has a big night of his own, finishing with five assists. Draisaitl becomes the 20th different player to have at least 41 points in the first 21 games of a season, and the first since Mario Lemieux of the Penguins in 2002-03.

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