Today is Thursday, March 23, 2017

Today in
Sports History

1952 - Bill Mosienko (Chicago Black Hawks) scored the fastest hat trick in NHL history. He scored 3 goals in 21 seconds.

1971 - The Boston Patriots officially announced their name would change to the New England Patriots.

1972 - Evil Knievel broke 93 bones after successfully jumping 35 cars.

1991 - The London Monarchs beat the Frankfurt Galaxy 24-11 in the World League of American Football's (WLAF) first game.

1994 - Wayne Gretzky (Los Angeles Kings) score his 802nd career goal to pass Gordie Howe as the NHL's all-time leading goal scorer.

1995 - Jaromir Jagr (Pittsburgh Penguins) became the first European player to lead the NHL in scoring.

2002 - Keith Tkachuk (St. Louis Blues) slashed Lyle Odelein (Chicago Blackhawks) during a game. On March 25, 2002, Tkachuk was suspended for one game without pay for the incident.

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Today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth
- Lou Gehrig
July 4, 1939

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