Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Today in Hockey History

Today is a huge day in hockey/NHL history. On this day in 1994 Wayne Gretzky became the all time leading goal scorer in NHL history with a goal in a game against the Vancouver Canucks.

Also on this day a record was set that will be as hard to top as Gretzky's all time goal lead.
- Bill Mosienko scores three goals in an NHL-record 21 seconds. In the final game of the regular season for both teams, the New York Rangers held a 6-2 lead over the visiting Chicago Black Hawks with one period to go. Just when it appeared the Blueshirts would at least end another playoff-less season on a positive note, the Hawk veteran decided he had other plans. The fans at Madison Square Garden sat in shock as they watched a four-goal lead evaporate and eventually turn into a one-goal loss. The Winnipeg winger led the comeback by averaging a goal every seven seconds in a span of under half-a-minute. Linemate Gus Bodnar set up each tally in the hat trick, giving him the fastest three assists in league history.

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