Today in Hockey History: Ray Bourque Ties Boston Bruins Points Mark

Ray Bourque
Spread the love

Hockey is finally back! Normally we’d be closing in on the mid-way point of the regular season, however, 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 January 30th featuring Ray Bourque.

Today in Hockey History

Ray Bourque Ties For Bruins All-Time Point Mark

1997: The Boston Bruins defenceman ties John Bucyk for the most points in team history. Bourque gets a goal in a 3-1 road loss to the Florida Panthers for his 1,339th career points.

The Montreal native would end up with 1,506 points with the Bruins before being traded to the Colorado Avalanche in the 1999-2000 season. He would win that elusive Stanley Cup in 2001 and then retires.

Other Notable Events

1926: Ottawa Senators goalie Alec Connell is the first to have 10 shutouts in one season. He reaches the milestone with a 1-0 victory against the New York Americans at Madison Square Garden.

1937: Nels Stewart of the Americans becomes the league’s all-time leading scorer with his 272nd career tally. Stewart moves past Montreal Canadiens great Howie Morenz for the top spot in a 4-0 win over the Habs.

1954: Dean Prentice and Paul Ronty each score in the New York Rangers 2-1 victory at Montreal. However, it would be the last win at The Forum for the Rangers in the next 21 games until 1957.

1969: The Chicago Blackhawks rout the Philadelphia Flyers, 12-0, in the biggest shutout win in Chicago history. Dennis Hull gets five points and Jim Pappin nets a hat trick.

1975: Bucyk gets a goal and two assists to become the sixth player with 1,200 points. He and a Bobby Orr hat trick power the Bruins to a 6-0 win over the California Golden Seals.

1990: Los Angeles Kings centre Wayne Gretzky is the first to get 100 points in 11 straight seasons. He gets an assist in a 5-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils at the Great Western Forum.

Pittsburgh Penguins star Mario Lemieux extends his point streak to 40 games by assisting on all three Tony Tanti goals. However, Pittsburgh loses 6-3 to Philadelphia at home.

1999: Montreal limits the Carolina Hurricanes to 10 shots on goal, but still lose the game, 3-1. Canadiens goalie Jeff Hackett gives up three goals on eight shots in the second period. Carolina goalie Arturs Irbe makes 44 saves, including 19 in the third.

2018: The Vegas Golden Knights equal the NHL record for most wins by an expansion team when they rally in the final two minutes of the third period for a 4-2 victory against the Calgary Flames.

Happy Birthday to You

1970: Steve Heinze

1971: Trent Klatt

1972: Chris Simon

1985: Torrey Mitchell

1990: Joe Colborne; Luca Sbisa

1992: Ryan Spooner

1997: Thomas Chabot; Colin White

Embed from Getty Images