Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Today in Hockey History
1911- The Ottawa Senators (above) defeated Port Arthur (Ontario) in a one game challenge for the Stanley Cup,13-4. Ottawa forward Marty Walsh manhandled Port Arthur with 10 goals.
1939 - The New York Americans and Rangers combine for an NHL-record 10 goals and 26 points in one period. In the final game of the 1938-39 season, the original battle of NY turned out to be a high-scoring one between the two tenants of Madison Square Garden. The first forty minutes seemed normal enough, as the Rangers took a modest 4-2 lead into the second intermission.
In the final frame, the Rangers showed why they'd eventually be the lone team to call MSG home, as they outscored their host 7-3 for a 11-5 final. Art Coulter, Bryan Hextall, Sr., and Phil Watson led the way for the Blueshirts with two goals a piece, though Johnny Sorrell did respond with a pair of his own for the Amerks.
Incredibly, only one of the 10 goals in the third was scored by the same player (Watson), as 18 different players on each side were credited with at least one of the 26 points.
1957 - Toronto Maple Leafs tie NHL record 37 points beating New York Rangers 14-1