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Playing against Gordie Howe’s Red Wings at the Olympia on March 3, 1968, Jean Béliveau had [...]More
With 11 Stanley Cup rings to his credit, Henri Richard has won more championships than any [...]More
The Buffalo Sabres made their NHL debut in 1970-71. Pride surrounded the team even before it [...]More
A number of unforeseen absences forced the Canadiens to rework their roster for the 1973-74 [...]More
Richard was playing his 1,194th career game and had 999 points under his NHL belt when the puck was dropped. With Montreal ahead 1-0, the Canadiens captain assisted on a Jimmy Roberts goal that found its way behind Sabres Goaltender Dave Dryden at 1:38 of the second period.
With the assist, the “Pocket Rocket” became the seventh player in NHL history – and the second member of the Canadiens after Jean Béliveau – to reach the 1,000-point plateau.
Nonetheless, the Sabres would hang on for a comeback, with the game ending in a 2-2 tie.