Ray Bourque October 25 NHL history
2000: Ray Bourque becomes the highest-scoring defenseman in NHL history.

October 25 NHL History

2000: Ray Bourque becomes the highest-scoring defenseman in NHL history.

Bourque passes Paul Coffey by earning two assists in the Colorado Avalanche’s 2-1 overtime victory against the Nashville Predators at Pepsi Center. He ends the regular season with 1,579 points, still an NHL record for defensemen. After that, he plays on a Stanley Cup-winning team for the only time in his career when he helps the Avalanche win the second championship in franchise history.

1969: Rookie goaltender Tony Esposito defeats his former team when the Chicago Blackhawks win 5-0 against the Montreal Canadiens at the Forum. It’s the first of 15 shutouts for Esposito in 1969-70, still the NHL record for rookie goaltenders.

1984: Guy Lafleur scores his 518th and final goal as a member of the Canadiens in a 3-2 win against the Buffalo Sabres. His goal late in the second period ties the game 2-2. He retires from the Canadiens a month later and is voted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, but decides to play again and joins the New York Rangers for the 1988-89 season.

1990: Brett Hull becomes the first player in St. Louis Blues history to have back-to-back hat tricks when he scores three times in an 8-5 victory against the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs one night after getting three goals against Toronto at Maple Leaf Gardens. The goals give him 13 in the Blues’ first 10 games.

1991: Vincent Riendeau and Tim Cheveldae combine for the first shared shutout in the Detroit Red Wings’ 65-year history. They faced a combined total of 13 shots in Detroit’s 4-0 victory against the Maple Leafs at Joe Louis Arena. Riendeau leaves with an injury at 7:09 of the second period after making eight saves, but gets credit for the victory. Cheveldae makes five saves in the final 32:51.

2002: New Jersey Devils defenseman Ken Daneyko ends his NHL-record 256-game goal drought when he scores in a 2-1 road victory against the Sabres. It come on a slap shot during a delayed penalty and is his first goal since Feb. 9, 1999, when he scores against the Vancouver Canucks.

2014: Jaromir Jagr extends his own NHL record for most regular-season overtime goals to 19 when he scores at 3:39 of OT to give the Devils a 3-2 victory at the Ottawa Senators. It’s Jagr’s third regular-season overtime goal against the Senators, the most he’s scored against one team.


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