Today in Hockey History: Patrick Roy of Colorado Avalanche Gets Two Milestones

Patrick Roy

Hockey is back! Normally we’d be closing in on the NHL trade deadline for the final push of the 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 February 19th, featuring Patrick Roy.

Today in Hockey History

Patrick Roy Nets Two Milestones

1996: The Colorado Avalanche goalie becomes the second-youngest goalie to get 300 career victories. Roy gets the mark in a 7-5 home win over the Edmonton Oilers thanks to a Peter Forsberg hat trick.

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2001: He then becomes the fourth goalie to get 30 wins in six straight seasons. Forsberg again has a big night with four points (two goals, two assists) as the Avs beat the Pittsburgh Penguins, 5-1 on the road.

Other Notable Events

1952: Bernie Geoffrion gets five goals and Doug Harvey hands out five assists in the Montreal Canadiens 10-2 rout of the New York Rangers. It’s the only five-goal game between 1947 and 1961.

1977:  Rod Gilbert gets a goal and an assist to get to 1,000 points in the Rangers’ 5-2 defeat to the New York Islanders. Gilbert becomes the 11th player to reach 1,000 career points.

1979: Mike Bossy gets his 100th career goal in the Islanders 8-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings. Bossy reaches the mark faster than anyone in his 129th game, which is five faster than Maurice Richard.

1980: Wayne Gretzky and Gordie Howe play for the final time against each other, but neither scores in Edmonton’s 6-2 win over the Hartford Whalers.

Bengt-Ake Gustafsson scores with 7:37 left in regulation as the Washington Capitals beat Montreal for the first time in 35 games. The Caps hadn’t beaten the Habs since entering the league in 1974.

2007: Pittsburgh’s Ryan Malone becomes the first player to get a hat trick by scoring in the first minute of each period. However, the Penguins fall to the Islanders, 6-5, on the road.

2017: Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane becomes the first American-born player to get 20 goals or more in his first 10 seasons. Kane gets the milestone in his hometown in a 5-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres.

2019: The St. Louis Blues get their 11th straight win in a 3-2 OT-victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Ryan O’Reilly scores 34 seconds into the extra session and Jordan Binnington becomes the sixth goalie in NHL history to win at least 13 of his first 15 NHL starts.

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Happy Birthday to You

1956: Randy Gregg

1964: Gary Leeman

1966: Peter Douris

1968: Rob DiMaio

1983: Ryan Whitney

1986: Kyle Chipchura

1988: Shawn Matthias

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