Today in Michigan History

March 24, 1936

The Red Wings played the longest Stanley Cup game in history.

The Detroit Red Wings played an NHL Stanley Cup play-off game against the Montreal Maroons that combined 60 minutes of regulation play and 116 minutes, 30 seconds of overtime. Detroit won 1-0 and went on to win the series and their first Stanley Cup.

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Today in Michigan History

November 27, 1960

Gordie Howe reached 1,000 points. 

Better known as “Mr. Hockey,” Gordie Howe made his professional debut with the Detroit Red Wings in 1946 at the age of eighteen. In 1997, Howe played in his final professional hockey game. His one-game contract with the Detroit Vipers meant that Howe’s professional career spanned six decades. Another of his many accomplishments—yet to be broken—includes a total goal mark of 975.

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Today in Michigan History

October 16, 1946

Gordie Howe made his first appearance.

Eighteen-year old Detroit Red Wing rookie, Gordie Howe scored a goal in his first appearance at Olympia Stadium. Howe played for 32 seasons in the National Hockey League and in the World Hockey League where he played with his sons.

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