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This Date in NHL History

Nov. 24: Bowman coaches 2,000th NHL game

Plus: Clancy, Perreault retire; Laine scores five goals for Jets

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / Managing Editor


2000: Scotty Bowman coaches his 2,000th regular-season NHL game. As is the case in most of the first 1,999, he comes out a winner.

Sergei Fedorov scores his second goal of the game with 28 seconds remaining in the third period to give Bowman and the Detroit Red Wings a 3-2 victory against the Vancouver Canucks at Joe Louis Arena.

Bowman's milestone is announced in the first period and he receives a two-minute standing ovation. But he downplays the achievement, noting that "I knew it was going to happen sometime this year."

He finishes his coaching career with the Red Wings in 2002 and still holds NHL regular-season records for games coached (2,141) and victories (1,244).



1926: The Detroit Cougars (later renamed the Red Wings) get the first win in their history by defeating the Chicago Blackhawks 1-0 in Chicago. Frank Frederickson scores the game-winner and Hap Holmes earns the first shutout of his rookie season.


1936: King Clancy announces his retirement from the NHL as a player after a 16-year career with the Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs. The announcement comes two days after Clancy plays in his final game, Toronto's 4-2 loss at Detroit, but it doesn't end his involvement with hockey. Clancy spends most of the next five decades as a coach, referee, team executive and goodwill ambassador.

Video: Star defenseman King Clancy did everything in hockey


1960: Dickie Moore of the Montreal Canadiens scores his 20th goal of the season in his 21st game, a 3-1 loss to the Red Wings at Olympia Stadium, to equal the NHL record for fastest 20 goals in a season. He matches the mark set by former linemate Maurice Richard in 1944-45.


1986: Gilbert Perreault announces his retirement from the NHL. Perrault plays his entire career with the Buffalo Sabres after being selected with the No. 1 pick in the 1970 NHL Draft and finishes with 1,326 points (512 goals, 814 assists) in 1,191 games. He is named to the 100 Greatest NHL Players in 2017.


2003: Florida Panthers defenseman Mathieu Biron becomes the first NHL player in 23 years to score a goal against his brother when he beats Martin Biron during a 2-1 win against the visiting Buffalo Sabres. Before the Biron vs. Biron goal, no player has scored against his brother since Phil Esposito of the New York Rangers does it against Chicago's Tony Esposito on Nov. 5, 1980.


2006: Detroit defenseman Chris Chelios becomes the all-time NHL leader in games played by a U.S.-born player when he steps on the ice at Joe Louis Arena. The 1,496th game of his NHL career is a 3-2 shootout loss to the St. Louis Blues. Chelios breaks the record held by Phil Housley.

Video: Chris Chelios was fierce defender in 26-season career


2014: The New York Islanders defeat the Philadelphia Flyers 1-0 in a shootout at Nassau Coliseum. Frans Nielsen and John Tavares score in the tiebreaker after New York outshoots Philadelphia 46-21 through 65 minutes. The Islanders improve to 15-6-0; it's the first time in their history they win 15 of their first 21 games.


On the same night, goalie Marc-Andre Fleury earns his 300th NHL win when the Pittsburgh Penguins defeat the Boston Bruins 3-2 in overtime. At 29 years, 361 days old, he's the third-youngest in NHL history to get to 300 wins; only Martin Brodeur (29 years, 223 days) and Terry Sawchuk (29 years, 323 days) are younger when they get win No. 300.


2017: The Vegas Golden Knights tie the NHL record for longest home winning streak by a team in its first season when Jonathan Marchessault scores at 1:21 of overtime for a 5-4 victory against the San Jose Sharks at T-Mobile Arena. Marchessault's goal comes after the Golden Knights can't hold a 4-1 lead in the second period. Sharks forward Joe Thornton has two assists to give him 1,017, passing Joe Sakic for sole possession of 12th place on the all-time list.

Video: Marchessault scores in OT, Golden Knights edge Sharks


2018: Patrik Laine of the Winnipeg Jets scores five goals on five shots in an 8-4 victory against the St. Louis Blues at Enterprise Center. The 20-year-old forward scores one goal in the first period, one in the second and three in the third to become the 45th player in NHL history with at least five goals in a game, and the first since Johan Franzen of the Detroit Red Wings does it in a 7-5 win against the Ottawa Senators on Feb. 2, 2011.


2019: The Carolina Hurricanes get their first shutout in Detroit when they defeat the Red Wings 2-0 at Little Caesars Arena. James Reimer makes 19 saves for Carolina, which hasn't had a shutout in Detroit since relocating from Hartford in 1997. The Hurricanes/Whalers only previous shutout in Detroit is a 26-save, 3-0 victory by Hartford on Nov. 14, 1989.

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