Thursday, October 28, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Today in 1995 Mario Lemieux joined the 500 goal club by getting goal number 500 against the New York Islanders.
Lemieux got his 500th in his 605th NHL game which is the 2nd fastest, behind only Wayne Gretzky who reached 500 in 575 games in 1986.
The 1995-1996 season would see Mario win his 3rd Hart trophy as league MVP and 4th of 5 Art Ross Trophies as the league top scorer with 69 goals and 92 assist.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
October 19th 1957 - Maurice "Rocket" Richard scored his 500th goal. The Canadiens were hosting the Chicago Blackhawks (naturally) and the Rocket one timed a pass from Jean Beliveau pass BlackHawk goalie Glenn Hall.
This gave the NHL its first member of the 500 goal club, which now stands at 41 members.
Now to make this more painful for my Blackhawk buddies, Richard scored his 100th,200th,400th and 500th goal against Chicago.
5 years later on March 14 1962 The 500 goal club welcomed a new member in the Detroit Red Wings legend Gordie Howe.