A couple of weeks ago, we reminisced about the worst loss in Red Wings history. That was a 13-0 setback at Toronto on Jan. 2, 1971. It seems only fitting then that today, we look back at the greatest triumph in team history.
On January 23, 1944, forward Syd Howe scored three goals to lead Detroit to a 15-0 shutout of the New York Rangers at Olympia Stadium.
The performance remains the largest shutout victory in NHL history. Howe’s hat-trick pushed him to 149 goals to become the all-time leading goal scorer in Red Wings history.
All But Two Red Wings Contributed
Every Red Wings player except defenseman Cully Simon and goalie Connie Dion collected a point. Dion was only required to make nine stops to record his shutout. The Wings pummeled Rangers goalie Ken McAuley with 58 shots.
Ten different Red Wings scored a goal in the game. Along with Howe’s three, Murray Armstrong, Don Grosso and Carl Liscombe each scored two. Hal Jackson, Mud Bruneteau, Flash Hollett, Bill Quackenbush, Ken Kilrea and Adam Brown netted one apiece.
Howe (3-2-5), Grosso (2-3-5) and Armstrong (2-3-5) each collected five points. Forward Joe Carveth didn’t score but did dish out four assists.
Around The NHL
Detroit: Forward Jonatan Berggren’s promising AHL season with the Grand Rapids Griffins has been curtailed by a positive COVID-19 test.
Philadelphia: Flyers defenseman Keith Yandle is two games away from shattering the NHL’s consecutive games played record of 964. He’s crediting his wife for keeping him going.
NY Islanders: What can the Isles do to get struggling forward Oliver Wahlstrom in gear?
Florida: The expansion Seattle Kraken are 2-0 against the Panthers this season following Sunday’s 5-3 victory.
ECHL: Both Jordan Subban and Jacob Panetta were speaking out following an incident in Saturday’s ECHL game between the South Carolina Stingray and Jacksonville Icemen in which Panetta taunted Subban with racist gestures. The Iceman announced the release of Panetta on Sunday.