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The Red Wings joined the NHL ranks at the start of the 1926-27 season.Named the Cougars from [...]More
Losing Yvan Cournoyer, Ken Dryden and Jacques Lemaire to retirement and Scotty Bowman to the [...]More
On March 4, 1981, Guy Lafleur took another step towards solidifying his legendary status in [...]More
With two games left on the regular season schedule and 45 goals to his credit, 21-year-old [...]More
With the score 3-2 in his team’s favor, “The Flower” covered half the distance remaining between he and his objective, finding the twine at 15:10 of the second period.
Then, with 5:22 elapsed in the final stanza, after the Canadiens got goals from Réjean Houle and Mark Napier, Lafleur beat Rogatien Vachon a second time to reach the 50-goal plateau for the sixth season in a row, an NHL first. Until that point, no other player had put together more than five 50-goal campaigns.
To this day, only Wayne Gretzky and Mike Bossy, with nine consecutive 50-goal seasons each, have reached the mark more often than Lafleur.