Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Today in Hockey History

1903 - Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Montreal AAA in 2 games
The 1902-03 Ottawa Hockey Club season
was the club's 18th season of play. The club would win the CAHL championship in a playoff with the Montreal Victorias to win the Club's first Stanley Cup. For their win, the players would each be given a silver nugget. From that day forward, the club was nicknamed the Silver SevenThis season was the first season for Frank McGee and Art Moore. McGee would place second in the league scoring race with 14 goals in six games.
The season would be a two team race between Montreal Victorias and Ottawa, splitting their matches between each other. The season ended in a tie, which necessitated a two-game playoff, won by Ottawa to win their first Stanley Cup.
  • 1913 - Stanley Cup: Quebec Bulldogs (above) sweep Sydney (NS) Millionaires in 2 games. Both games were played in Quebec. The Bulldogs won the first game 14-3 with Joe Malone (front row center) scoring 9 goals. Game 2 saw the Bulldogs win 6-2 without Joe Malone but Joe Hall came through with the hat trick.
1992 New York Islanders coach Al Arbour becomes the second coach in NHL history to win 700 games with a 5-2 victory over Philadelphia.

2007 - Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby, 19, becomes the youngest player in NHL history with two 100-point seasons after scoring a goal in a 3-2 overtime win over the New York Rangers.

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