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This Week in Centennial History

Wayne Gretzky passes Gordie Howe; Ron Tugnutt makes 70 saves in one game

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The NHL's Centennial year will include two games in Sweden. The League announced Friday that the Ottawa Senators and Colorado Avalanche, two teams with Swedish-born captains, Erik Karlsson and Gabriel Landeskog, will face off in Stockholm on Nov. 10 and 11 as part of the 2017 SAP NHL Global Series. It will be the sixth time the NHL has played regular-season games in Europe, and first since 2011.

As part of the League's Centennial Celebration, NHL.com is taking a look back at memorable events each week.

Here are Centennial highlights for the week of March 19-25:

 

March 25, 1982: Wayne Gretzky becomes the first player in NHL history to have 200 points in one season, and his parents were on hand to watch.

Video: Memories: Gretzky tallies his 200th point of the year

 

March 24, 1936: The Detroit Red Wings win the longest game in NHL history when Mud Bruneteau scores at 16:30 of the sixth overtime for a 1-0 victory against the Montreal Maroons in Game 1 of their Stanley Cup Semifinal series.

 

March 23, 1994: Gretzky passes Gordie Howe on the all-time goal-scoring list.

Video: Memories: Wayne Gretzky scores his 802nd career goal

 

March 23, 1944: Maurice Richard is awarded all three stars after scoring five goals in the Montreal Canadiens' 5-1 victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 2 of their Semifinal series.

 

March 22, 1964: Eddie Johnston of the Boston Bruins becomes the last goalie to play every minute of every game in a season.

 

March 21, 1991: In one of the great goaltending performances of all time, Ron Tugnutt of the Quebec Nordiques makes 70 saves in a 3-3 tie against the Boston Bruins at Boston Garden.

Video: Memories: Tugnutt turns away 70 shots

 

March 20, 1969: Bobby Hull of the Chicago Blackhawks and Bobby Orr of the Boston Bruins each make history in a 5-5 tie at Boston Garden.

 

March 19, 1932: Howie Morenz becomes the NHL's all-time leading scorer, passing Cy Denneny.

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