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This Date in NHL History

Nov. 5: Beliveau scores three goals in 44 seconds for Canadiens

Plus: Hockey Hall of Famers Apps, Broda make NHL debuts; Richter plays final game

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / Managing Editor

Memories: Beliveau's 3 PPGs

Memories: Beliveau scores 3 PPGs in 44 seconds

On November 5, 1955, Jean Beliveau nets three powerplay goals in 44 seconds, leading to a rule change of penalty termination after goals scored

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1955: Jean Beliveau scores all four goals for the Montreal Canadiens in a 4-2 win against the Boston Bruins. Three of the four are power-play goals and all are scored on the same penalty, in a span of 44 seconds. Under the rules at the time, a penalized player must serve his entire minor penalty.

The NHL changes the rule for the 1956-57 season, allowing a penalized player to return to the ice if a goal is scored.

Bert Olmstead assists on each of Beliveau's power-play goals for the second-fastest three assists in NHL history.

Video: Jean Beliveau's name is on Stanley Cup 17 times



1936: Two future Hockey Hall of Famers make their NHL debuts for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Center Syl Apps and goalie Turk Broda play in their first game, a 3-1 loss to the Detroit Red Wings at Maple Leaf Gardens. They are teammates on three Stanley Cup championship teams with Toronto.


1942: Carl Liscombe of the Red Wings sets an NHL record with seven points in a 12-5 victory against the New York Rangers at Olympia Stadium. Liscombe scores three goals and has four assists. Six of Detroit's goals come on the power play, setting a Red Wings record.


1970: Goalies Glenn Hall and Ernie Wakely combine to help the visiting St. Louis Blues defeat the Bruins 2-0. It's the first win for the Blues at Boston Garden since entering the NHL in 1967 and ends the Bruins' home unbeaten streak at 29 games (24-0 with five ties). 


1979: Michel Larocque makes 32 saves for his 14th NHL shutout and Guy Lafleur scores twice in the third period to help the Canadiens defeat the Washington Capitals 2-0 at the Forum. The win gives the Canadiens an all-time record of 34-0 with two ties against the Capitals since Washington enters the League in 1974.


1983: The Chicago Blackhawks set a record for the fastest two goals from the start of a period in NHL history by one team. Ken Yaremchuk scores 12 seconds into the second period and Darryl Sutter scores at 21 seconds during a 10-5 loss to the Minnesota North Stars at Met Center.

On the same night, the Rangers and Quebec Nordiques set a record for the fastest two goals from the start of a period by two teams. Quebec's Andre Savard scores eight seconds into the third period, but New York's Pierre Larouche matches him by scoring six seconds later. The game at Le Colisee in Quebec ends in a 4-4 tie.


2002: Mike Richter plays his final NHL game, making 39 saves for the Rangers in a 5-2 victory against the Edmonton Oilers at Madison Square Garden, a game when he is accidentally kneed in the head by former teammate Todd Marchant. Post-concussion syndrome forces him to retire. Richter ends his career as the Rangers' all-time leader in wins (301) and games played (666), totals later surpassed by Henrik Lundqvist. However, Richter still is the only goalie since 1940 to win the Stanley Cup with the Rangers. His No. 35 is later retired.


2006: The Buffalo Sabres set an NHL record by winning their eighth straight road game from the start of the season, 4-3 in overtime against the Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Daniel Briere scores his second goal of the game at 3:57 of OT to give the Sabres the win.


2011: Eight Philadelphia Flyers score goals in a 9-2 victory against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Wells Fargo Center. It's the first time Philadelphia has gotten goals from eight players since Oct. 23, 1983, when it happens in an 8-5 victory against Toronto.


2017: Mathew Barzal becomes the first New York Islanders rookie to have five assists in a game. The first of Barzal's three five-point games during his initial NHL season comes in a 6-4 win against the Colorado Avalanche at Barclays Center. The Avalanche begin the game with 18 skaters but finish with 17 after center Matt Duchene is pulled because he's been sent to the Ottawa Senators as part of a three-team trade that also involves the Nashville Predators.

Video: Barzal's five assists lift Isles past Avalanche, 6-4

2018: Brian Boyle scores three goals for his first NHL hat trick, helping the New Jersey Devils defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-1 at PPG Paints Arena. On Hockey Fights Cancer awareness night in Pittsburgh, the 33-year-old center scores three consecutive goals to break open a 2-1 game. The natural hat trick comes less than 14 months after Boyle is diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, and just over 12 months after he says the disease has gone into remission.


2019: Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins becomes the 21st player in NHL history and third born outside North America to play in 1,500 games. Chara, a native of Trencin, Slovakia, does not have a point during 17:54 of ice time in Boston's 5-4 loss to the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre, where the sellout crowd of 21,302 gives him an ovation after his accomplishment is announced during a first-period break.

On the same night, Cole Bardreau of the Islanders becomes the seventh player to score his first NHL goal on a penalty shot. The 26-year-old center beats Ottawa goalie Craig Anderson late in the second period to score the go-ahead goal in New York's 10th consecutive victory, a 4-1 win at Barclays Center. It's the longest streak for the Islanders since they win a then-NHL record 15 straight in 1981-82.

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