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Today in NHL History – March 25

2004 – The NHL suspended Marty Turco (Dallas Stars) for four games for a high-sticking incident the night before against Ryan Smith (Edmonton Oilers). Turco forfeited more that $195,000 in salary.


2002 – The NHL suspended Keith Tkachuk (St. Louis Blues) for slashing Lyle Odelein (Chicago Blackhawks) during a game on March 23, 2002.


2002 – Bobby Holik (New Jersey Devils) was suspended by the NHL for slashing Rod Brind’Amour (Carolina Hurricanes) in the face. Brind’Amour needed seven stitches to close the cut around his left eye


1997 – Hartford Whalers announced that they would move from Connecticut following the 1996-97 season. In 1997-98 they became the Carolina Hurricanes.


1982 – Wayne Gretzky became the first player in the NHL to score 200 points in a season.


1972 – Bobby Hull joined Gordie Howe to become only the second National Hockey League player to score 600 career goals.


1936 – The Detroit Red Wings defeated the Montreal Maroons in the longest hockey game to date. The game lasted for 2 hours and 56 minutes.


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