Sunday, March 7, 2010

Today in Hockey History

1900 - Stanley Cup: Montreal Shamrocks (above) sweep Halifax Crescents in 2 games
Following the conclusion of the 1900 season, Montreal accepted a challenge from the Halifax Crescents of the Maritime Hockey League. In two games, the Shamrocks convincingly defeated Halifax by a combined total of 21-1. Montreal forward Arthur Farrell set a new Stanley Cup record by recording four goals in each of the two games.

1940 - Montreal Canadiens lose record tying NHL 15th straight game at home

1986 - Wayne Gretzky breaks own NHL season record with 136th assist

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