Today in Hockey History: St. Louis Blues Brett Hull Scores 80th

Brett Hull

During the NHL’s hiatus, we at the Last Word on Hockey are going to look back at each date’s historical significance to the game. We’ll remember the moments that shaped the sport of hockey that happened on this day. Here’s our look at this date in hockey history for March 19th, featuring Brett Hull.

Today in Hockey History

Brett Hull Scores 80th Goal of 1990-91 Season

1991: Hull scored his 80th goal of the season in the St. Louis Blues 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals. Hull beats goalie Don Beaupre with a power-play marker in the first period.

Hull would be the third person after Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux to eclipse 80 in a season. The “Golden Brett” would finish with 86 goals and 131 points for the campaign.

Other Notable Events

1932: Howie Morenz of the Montreal Canadiens passes Cy Denneny as the league’s all-time leading scorer. He gets a goal and three assists in the Habs’ 6-4 victory over the Montreal Maroons. Morenz would finish with 472 career points.

1960: Johnny Bower sets a Toronto Maple Leafs record with his 33rd win of the season in goal. Bower would help the Leafs blank the Chicago Blackhawks, 1-0, at Maple Leaf Gardens. He would break the record of 32 held by both Turk Broda and Harold Lumley.

1969: The legendary Gordie Howe of the Detroit Red Wings breaks his own record of points by a right wing in a 4-4 tie with the Oakland Seals. Howe would get a goal and an assist to get 96 points in a season. He set the record (95) in the 1952-53 season.

1978: Phil Esposito is the second player to get 1,400 career points in the Boston Bruins 7-7 tie with the New York Rangers. Esposito reaches the mark with an assist.

1981: The Buffalo Sabres set a record for most goals in a period with nine in a 14-4 drubbing of Toronto. Andre Savard and Gilbert Perreault each get a hat trick.

2007: Jaromir Jagr is the first player to score 25 goals in his first 16 seasons in the league. He’d score with 33.8 seconds left as the Rangers beat the Penguins, 2-1, at Madison Square Garden. Jagr would score 25 the next season to make it 17 seasons in a row.

2014: Joel Quenneville picks up his 700th career coaching win as the Blackhawks shut out the Blues, 4-0. He joined Al Arbour and Scotty Bowman in the 700-win club.

Happy Birthday to You

1953: Larry Patey

1967: Vladimir Konstantinov

1970: Janne Laukkanen

1986: Tyler Bozak

1990: Anders Nilsson

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