Normally we’d be in the midst of starting up another hockey season now, but we’re in a different world. Last Word on Hockey is still 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 November 13th, featuring John Marks.
Today in Hockey History
John Marks Nets Two in 33 Seconds
1975: The Chicago Blackhawks forward sets a record for quickest two goals to start a game. Marks scores a pair of goals in 33 seconds against the Philadelphia Flyers. However, Chicago would blow a 5-1 lead and settle for a 5-5 tie in Philadelphia.
The Hamiota, Manitoba native would score a career-high 21 goals in the 1975-76 season. He would equal that mark in the 1978-79 campaign. His fastest goals mark would stand until Feb. 14, 2003 when the Boston Bruins Mike Knuble does it in 27 seconds versus the Florida Panthers.
Other Notable Events
1934: Ralph Bowman of the St. Louis Eagles scores the first penalty shot goal in league history. The goal comes on the second penalty shot ever, but St. Louis loses, 2-1, to the Montreal Maroons.
1968: The St. Louis Blues use three goalies in a 3-1 win over the New York Rangers. Hall starts the game, but he’s ejected after disputing a penalty early in the first. Backup Robbie Irons comes in, but gets injured in the two-minute warmup. Irons holds out long enough for emergency goalie Jacques Plante to suit up and come into the game. Plante makes 22 saves to help the Blues win.
1982: Chicago goalie Tony Esposito becomes the fourth goalie to win 400 games. He stops 34 shots in the Blackhawks 3-2 win over the Red Wings.
2019: Chicago gets it first win over the Vegas Golden Knights after losing its first seven ever meetings. The Blackhawks win 5-3 to be the last team to beat the Knights.
Happy Birthday to You
1950: Gilbert Perreault
1984: Jason Garrison
1990: Brenden Dillon
1994: Sean Walker