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This Date in NHL History

Nov. 27: Howe reaches three milestones

Plus: Canadiens begin record road undefeated streak; Penguins remember Johnson

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / Managing Editor

Memories: Howe reaches 1,000

Memories: Howe becomes first to reach 1,000 points

On November 27, 1960, Gordie Howe registered his 1,000th point, becoming the first player in the National Hockey League to ever do so

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Gordie Howe reaches three major milestones on the same day during a span of nine years.


1960: Howe becomes the first player in NHL history to have 1,000 points when he assists on a first-period goal by Howie Glover in the Detroit Red Wings' 2-0 victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Olympia Stadium. Howe's 1,000th point comes in his 938th NHL game.


1965: Howe scores his 600th NHL goal during Detroit's 3-2 loss to the Montreal Canadiens. He is the first player in League history to score 600 goals.


1969: To complete his personal hat trick of milestones on this date, Howe has two assists in a 5-1 victory against the Los Angeles Kings to become the first NHL player with 1,700 points. He gets point No. 1,700 in his 1,567th regular-season game.

Video: Gordie Howe, 'Mr. Hockey,' enjoyed five-decade career



1941: The Boston Bruins tie an NHL record by scoring four goals in the 10-minute overtime period to defeat the Brooklyn Americans 6-2 at Madison Square Garden. Overtime is a mandatory 10-minute period before being discontinued in November 1942. When the NHL reinstitutes OT in 1983, the format is changed to a five-minute sudden-death period.


1946: Assistant coach Dit Clapper comes out of retirement to help the Bruins on defense, replacing the injured Jack Crawford. He gets a standing ovation from 14,000 fans at Boston Garden. The inspired Bruins defeat the New York Rangers 5-2.


1974: The Canadiens begin an NHL-record 23-game road undefeated streak (14-0 with nine ties) with a 3-2 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Civic Arena. Jacques Lemaire scores the winning goal at 11:54 of the third period.

Video: Jacques Lemaire won eight Stanley Cups with Canadiens


1991: The Penguins hold a 10-minute candlelight ceremony in honor of coach Bob Johnson, who died one day earlier, prior to their game against the New Jersey Devils at Civic Arena. Pittsburgh then rolls to an 8-4 victory, giving Scotty Bowman, who has stepped in after Johnson becomes ill, his 750th NHL win.


2007: Mats Sundin becomes the first player to score 400 goals as a member of the Maple Leafs. The milestone comes in a 4-3 shootout loss to Montreal at Air Canada Centre. Sundin's 400th goal comes with 17.6 seconds remaining in the third period. Sundin scores 420 of his 564 NHL goals with Toronto, and he is inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2012.

Video: Mats Sundin only Swede to score 500 goals


2015: Dave Tippett gets his 500th win as an NHL coach when the Arizona Coyotes defeat the Calgary Flames 2-1 at Gila River Arena. Oliver Ekman-Larsson's goal with 39.9 seconds left in overtime makes Tippett the 22nd coach in League history with 500 victories.


2017: Roberto Luongo becomes the second goalie in NHL history to win 200 games with two teams when the Florida Panthers defeat the New Jersey Devils 3-2 at Prudential Center. Luongo makes 23 saves in his 200th win with the Panthers to go along with his 252 wins with the Vancouver Canucks. He joins Patrick Roy, who has 289 wins with the Canadiens and 262 with the Colorado Avalanche.


2018: The Buffalo Sabres tie a team record with their 10th consecutive victory, a 3-2 overtime win against the San Jose Sharks at KeyBank Center. Jeff Skinner scores his 18th goal in 18 games at 1:41 of OT for the win. The 10 straight wins match the team record set from Jan. 4-23, 1984 and equaled from Oct. 4-26, 1986.

2019: The Pittsburgh Penguins score five unanswered goals to overtake the Vancouver Canucks 8-6 at PPG Paints Arena. Evgeni Malkin has the eighth five-point game of his career with two goals and three assists. Vancouver leads 6-3 with less than 15 minutes remaining in the third period before Malkin scores twice during the five-goal outburst.

On the same night, 42-year-old Zdeno Chara becomes the oldest defenseman in NHL history to have multiple game-winning goals in a season when he scores in the third period to give the Boston Bruins a 2-1 win against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre.

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