Maurice "The Rocket" Richard Source: sportcardexpo.com

Today in NHL History- March 30


Here is another look at history made in the NHL on this date.

 

March 30

1925- The Victoria Cougars made Western Canadian Hockey League history. The Cougars became the first non-NHL team to win the Stanley Cup. They defeated the Montreal Canadiens three games to one.

1946- Maurice “The Rocket” Richard scored his first of three overtime goals in the Stanley Cup Finals. Richard’s Habs defeated the Boston Bruins four games to one.

1993-This isn’t history you want to make. The Ottawa Senators lost their 37th consecutive game away from home. This tied the previous NHL record set 18 years earlier in 1975. The Senators would lose their next road game to set a new record. They ended their streak at their next road contest, setting the streak at 38 games. This record still stands in the NHL record books.

2002-Here’s a better streak to have. The Dallas Stars streak of winning when leading after two periods was snapped by the Edmonton Oilers. The Oilers defeated the Stars 3-1, ending this specific streak at 50 consecutive games. The Stars did not go on to win or reach the Stanley Cup Finals after this streak was broken on this date in 2002.

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