Ray Bourque
1980: Boston's Ray Bourque sets an NHL record for rookie defensemen with his 61st point of the season in a 7-1 win against the St. Louis Blues at Boston Garden.


1938: Rookie goalie Earl Robertson makes 60 saves and the New York Americans defeat the Rangers 3-2 in the third and deciding game of their Stanley Cup Quarterfinal series at Madison Square Garden. Lorne Carr scores the winning goal 40 seconds into the fourth overtime.

1952: Turk Broda of the Maple Leafs becomes the first goaltender in NHL history to appear in 100 career playoff games. Toronto loses 1-0 to the Red Wings in Detroit in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Semifinals.

1973: Forward Mickey Redmond becomes the first 50-goal scorer in the history of the Detroit Red Wings when he scores twice in an 8-1 win against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Maple Leaf Gardens.

Redmond is the seventh NHL player to reach the 50-goal plateau, joining Maurice Richard and Bernie Geoffrion of the Montreal Canadiens as well as Phil Esposito and Johnny Bucyk of the Boston Bruins, Bobby Hull of the Chicago Blackhawks and Vic Hadfield of the New York Rangers. Redmond scores his 50th at 16:47 of the third period, beating Toronto goaltender Ron Low, then scores his 51st at 17:05. He breaks the Red Wings record of 49 goals held by Gordie Howe and Frank Mahovlich.

“I must admit, I didn’t even see the puck,” Redmond said of his 50th, a deflection of a shot by defenseman Gary Bergman. “I just saw the goalie look behind him and I knew I must have got it.”

1974: The Boston Bruins become the first team in NHL history to win 50 or more games in four straight seasons when they defeat the Rangers 3-2 at Madison Square Garden.

1980: Boston’s Ray Bourque sets an NHL record for rookie defensemen with his 61st point of the season in a 7-1 win against the St. Louis Blues at Boston Garden. The record will be broken the following season when Larry Murphy scores 76 points for the Los Angeles Kings.

1990: The New York Rangers defeat the Quebec Nordiques 7-4 at Le Colisee to clinch first place in their division for the first time since the 1941-42 season, when they finish first in a seven-team NHL. The Rangers enter the third period trailing 4-2 but score five unanswered goals for the win. New York’s lineup that night includes nine rookies.

1993: Sherry Ross becomes the first woman to do play-by-play of an NHL game. Ross handles the first period of the New Jersey Devils’ 5-2 win against the Washington Capitals when announcer Gary Thorne is late arriving because of a flight delay.  

2002: Phil Housley of the Chicago Blackhawks becomes the fourth defenseman (and first U.S.-born player) in NHL history to get 1,200 career points. Housley scores the game-winning goal in Chicago’s 4-1 win against the Nashville Predators at United Center.

2003: Colorado Avalanche goalie Patrick Roy earns his 66th and final NHL shutout and his 547th victory — 100 more than Hall of Famer Terry Sawchuk — when the Avalanche shut out the visiting Kings 3-0.

2006: Detroit defenseman Chris Chelios becomes the first player in NHL history to appear in 400 or more games with three different teams when he plays for the Red Wings in a 4-1 win at St. Louis. Chelios had already played 664 games with the Chicago Blackhawks and 402 with the Montreal Canadiens


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