THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: March 25
1924: The Montreal Canadiens defeat Calgary 3-0 in Game 2 of the Final (played in Ottawa), to become the 1924 Stanley Cup Champions. Georges Vezina gets the shutout to help the Canadiens win the Cup for the first time since the formation of the NHL in 1917-18.
1943: Busher Jackson of the Boston Bruins scores the first overtime shorthanded goal in Stanley Cup Playoff history to give the Bruins a 3-2 win against the Canadiens in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Semifinals. Jackson scores the winner at 3:20 of OT.
1951: Detroit Red Wings forward Alex Delvecchio plays in his first NHL game and rookie goaltender Terry Sawchuk earns his 11th shutout of the season in a 5-0 victory against the visiting Canadiens. The Red Wings become the first NHL team to reach 100 points in a season.
1962: Bobby Hull becomes the third player in NHL history to score 50 goals in a season, tying the record shared by Maurice Richard and Bernie Geoffrion. Hull reaches the milestone and gives the Chicago Blackhawks a 1-0 lead when he beats Gump Worsley 4:58 into the first period, but the New York Rangers win the game 4-1 at Madison Square Garden.
1972: Hull joins Gordie Howe as the only NHL players with 600 career goals when he scores with 2:26 remaining to give the Blackhawks a 5-5 tie with the Bruins at Boston Garden. Despite allowing five goals, Boston goaltender Gerry Cheevers extends his personal unbeaten streak to 32 games (24-0-8).
1982: Wayne Gretzky reaches another scoring mark considered unreachable when he becomes the first player in NHL history to score 200 points in one season.
Point No. 200 comes when Gretzky assists on a first-period goal by Pat Hughes in the Edmonton Oilers’ 7-2 win against the Calgary Flames at Stampede Corral. Gretzky also assists on a goal by Dave Semenko later in the period and sets another NHL record by scoring two shorthanded goals in a span of 27 seconds in the second period. Gretzky finishes the night with 203 points; he ends the season with 212.
1995: Scotty Bowman becomes the first coach in NHL history with 900 career victories when the Detroit Red Wings defeat the Vancouver Canucks 2-1 at Pacific Coliseum. The win gives Bowman an NHL record of 900-417-236.
2004: Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo makes 42 saves in a 3-2 loss against the Carolina Hurricanes to give him an NHL-record 2,219 for the season. Luongo breaks the record of 2,214 set by Felix Potvin of the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1996-97. Luongo finishes the season with 2,303. The game, where Carolina took 45 shots, caps a week when the Panthers allow an opponent to take 50 shots twice.