This Day in History: Record-Breaking Red Wings!

                              

On January 23, 1944 the Detroit Red Wings defeated the New York Rangers 15-0 at the Olympia Stadium in Detroit. The Red Wings became the first team to score 15 consecutive goals in a game. They would have had 16 goals but their last goal went in after the buzzer. This game marks the most one-sided game in NHL history. 

 

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Playoffs...You're talking Playoffs?

The 2010-2011 NHL regular season has officially come to an end, and the playoff schedules have been set. Here is how we think the playoff race will shake out.

 

Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Matchups:

(1)   Washington Capitals vs. (8) New York Rangers

(2)   Philadelphia Flyers vs. (7) Buffalo Sabres

(3)   Boston Bruins vs. (6) Montreal Canadiens

(4)   Pittsburgh Penguins vs. (5) Tampa Bay Lightning

 

Western Conference Quarterfinal Matchups:

(1)   Vancouver Canucks vs. (8) Chicago Blackhawks

(2)   San Jose Sharks vs. (7) Los Angeles Kings

(3)   Detroit Red Wings vs. (6) Phoenix Coyotes

(4)   Anaheim Ducks vs. (5) Nashville Predators

 

Eastern Conference Semifinals Matchups:

(1)   Washington Capitals vs. (5) Tampa Bay Lightning

(2)   Philadelphia Flyers vs. (3) Boston Bruins

 

Western Conference Semifinals Matchups:

(1)   Vancouver Canucks vs. (7) Los Angeles Kings

(2)   Detroit Red Wings vs. (5) Nashville Predators

 

Conference Finals Matchups:

(2) Philadelphia Flyers vs. (5) Tampa Bay Lightning

(1) Vancouver Canucks vs. (2) Detroit Red Wings

 

Stanley Cup Finals Matchup:

(5)   Tampa Bay Lightning vs. (2) Detroit Red Wings

 

Stanley Cup Winner: Detroit Red Wings

 

How do you think the 2011 NHL playoffs will finish out?

 

 

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This Day in History: Howe scores 500th goal

                             

On March 14, 1962, Gordie Howe of the Detroit Red Wings scored his 500th goal playing against the New York Rangers. This was Howe's 1,045th game. New York Rangers' goalie, Lorne John "Gump" Worsley, was unable to block Howe's shot, resulting in Howe to become the second NHL player to score 500 goals. A 500 goal career was first achieved in 1957-58 when Maurice Richard scored his 500th goal in his 863rd game. The shortest number of NHL games required to reach this mark was 575, set by Wayne Gretzky. The second quickest was Mario Lemieux, achieving his 500th goal in his 605th game. 

                                        

Throughout his professional ice hockey career, Howe played for the Detroit Red Wings and Hartford Whalers in the NHL and the Houston Aeros and New England Whalers in the WHA. He was often referred to as "Mr. Hockey" and was a four-time Stanley Cup champion with the Red Wings. Howe won six Hart Trophies as the league's most valuable player and six Art Ross Trophies as the leading scorer. He was the recipient of the first NHL Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.

The photo below shows Gordie Howe (#9) scoring his 500th goal as 'Gump' Worsley of the New York Rangers fails to block his shot on March 14, 1962 in New York, NY. The Rangers won this game 3-2.

                           

 

 

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