Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Today in Hockey History (December 20th)

December 20th 1983
Guy Lafleur and Steve Shutt of the Montreal Canadiens score their 500th and 400th career goal, respectively, in a 6-0 rout of the New Jersey Devils at Byrne Meadowlands Arena in New Jersey.
During the game against the Devils on December 20th,1983, Shutt took a pass from Ryan Walter in the second period and faked Devils’ goalkeeper "Chico" Resch to the right to score his 400th career goal and put Montreal up 3-0. Lafleur scored his own milestone goal at 8:34 into the third period, taking a rising shot from about 30 feet away to beat Resch. With the shot, Lafleur became only the 10th player in the history of the NHL to score 500 goals.

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