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
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.
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.
Happy Birthday to You
1953: Larry Patey
1967: Vladimir Konstantinov
1970: Janne Laukkanen
1986: Tyler Bozak
1990: Anders Nilsson