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These events occured in 2007 in the world of hockey:

JanuaryEdit

  • January 3rd: former Detroit Red Wings forward Earl Reibel dies at age 76, of a stroke.

FebruaryEdit

  • February 22nd: eight games went to overtime in the NHL, setting a record for most on one day. Four of these games went to a shootout.

MarchEdit

  • March 11th: Chris Simon of the New York Islanders was suspended an NHL-record 25 games for striking New York Rangers center Ryan Hollweg in the face with his stick during a March 8 game between the two teams. Simon missed the Islanders' final 15 regular-season contests, their five post-season games, and will miss the first five games of the 2007-08 season.
  • March 13th: Mike Modano became the 39th player to score 500 goals, scoring the goal against the Philadelphia Flyers.
  • March 17th: Mike Modano passes Joe Mullen for most goals by an American-born player by scoring his 503rd goal.
  • March 31st: Vincent Lecavalier of the Tampa Bay Lightning scored his 51st goal of the season, against the Washington Capitals, which would be enough to ensure that he became the first Lightning player to ever win the Rocket Richard Trophy. On the same night, Martin St. Louis crossed the 100-point mark for the season, making him and Lecavalier the only teammates in the 2006-07 season to reach 100 points.

AprilEdit

  • April 3rd: Dominik Hasek of the Detroit Red Wings made 35 saves and moved into a tie for eighth place on the career shutouts list with 76, in a 3-0 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Hasek tied Ed Belfour and Tony Esposito for career shutouts.
  • April 5th: Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils recorded his 48th win of the season, setting a new record for most wins in a single season by a goaltender. The previous record of 47 wins was set during the 1973-74 NHL season by Bernie Parent of the Philadelphia Flyers. Brodeur had tied the record two nights earlier.
  • April 11th: The Vancouver Canucks broke their franchise record of the longest playoff game, winning near the end of the 4th overtime, against the Dallas Stars and marking the 6th-longest game in NHL history.

MayEdit

JuneEdit

  • June 2nd: the Stanley Cup Finals returned to Ottawa for the first time in over 80 years, since the final match between the original Ottawa Senators and the Boston Bruins on April 13, 1927 was played.

JulyEdit

  • July 11th: former Red Wings coach Jimmy Skinner dies at age 90.
  • July 14th: former general manager, player, coach and scout John Ferguson (Senior) dies at age 68 of prostate cancer.

AugustEdit

SeptemberEdit

OctoberEdit

  • October 12th: Jaromir Jagr scores a 1533rd career point to move ahead of Paul Coffey in the all-time scoring charts, thus claiming the 11th rank.

NovemberEdit

  • November 3rd: Al Arbour coaches his 1500th game with the New York Islanders and earns a 740th victory with the team. Both are records for coaching a single team in the league. His 75 years old make him the oldest man to coach an NHL game.
  • November 10th: Jeremy Roenick scored his 500th career NHL goal, becoming only the 40th player in the history of the league to do so, and only the 3rd American.
  • November 17th: Martin Brodeur won his 500th career win, becoming only the 2nd goaltender in the history of the league to do so. He is trailing only Patrick Roy who retired with 551 career wins.

DecemberEdit


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