Today in History: Colorado Avalanche Patrick Roy Gets Win Mark

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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.

Roy would break the tie he held with Montreal Canadiens goalie and Hall of Famer Jacques Plante. He would win a combined 702 games before he called it a career.

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.

1980: Don Cherry gets his 250th and final win behind the bench as the Colorado Rockies beat the Pittsburgh Penguins, 5-0.

1982: Wayne Gretzky scores his 92nd goal of the season in the Edmonton Oilers 6-2 victory over the Kings. He scored 16 more than the previous record-holder Phil Esposito.

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.

Jaromir Jagr sets the record for most points by a European as the Penguins beat the Florida Panthers, 3-2. Jagr would record his 140th point to pass Peter Stastny‘s mark set in 1981-82.

2019: Leon Draisaitl is the first German player to reach 100 points in Edmonton’s 3-2 loss to the Dallas Stars. The German gets a goal and an assist in the loss.

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