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 28th, featuring Patrick Roy.
Today in Hockey History
Patrick Roy Gets 506th Victory
1999: The Colorado Avalanche goalie becomes the all-time winningest goalie in playoff and regular season history. Roy would make 24 saves as the Avs would beat the Los Angeles Kings, 7-2. The win would be the 506th of his career combining regular season and post-season wins.
Other Notable Events
1944: Doug Bentley is the first Chicago Blackhawks player to get three goals in a post-season game. Chicago would beat the Detroit Red Wings in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup semifinals. He’d repeat the feat three days later in the deciding Game 5.
1967: Both Stan Mikita and Gordie Howe make history in the Blackhawks 7-2 win over the Red Wings. Mikita breaks his own record for assists in a season with 60 while Howe is the first player to reach 1,500 points.
1975: The Washington Capitals win their only road game of the season with a 5-3 win over the California Seals.
1996: Gretzky gets 100 points for the 15th and final time in his career in the St. Louis Blues 4-4 with the New Jersey Devils.
Happy Birthday to You
1945: Bobby Schmautz
1957: John Anderson
1961: Mike Allison
1972: Keith Tkachuk
1989: Logan Couture
1991: Ondrej Palat
1995: Jonathan Drouin