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
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
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.
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.
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