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Today In Sports History for Friday, April 17

...third straight year and Germany's Uta Pippig captures the women's title for the second consecutive year.1995 - Wayne Gretzky reaches 2,500 career points when he sets up a power-play goal by Rob Blake in Los Angeles' 5-2 loss to Calgary...
Today In Sports History for April 16

...player with 3 straight 70-goal seasons. Hull scores 70th goal in 5-3 win over Minnesota North Stars, joining Wayne Gretzky, who accomplished the feat twice.1992 - Mike Gartner, N. Y. Rangers gets 500th career assist in 7-1 rout of...
Capitals Ovechkin reaches 50 goals

...goalie Cam Ward.Only five other players have a half-dozen seasons in which they reached the half-century mark: Wayne Gretzky and Mike Bossy did it nine times each, and Mario Lemieux, Marcel Dionne and Guy Lafleur had six such seasons apiece...
Today in sports history for Wednesday, Apr. 8

...finishes with 120 points to become the youngest player to win the Art Ross Trophy. Crosby, 19, betters the mark set by Wayne Gretzky, who was 20 years and three months old when he recorded 164 points for his first Art Ross in 1980-81. Crosby had...
Today In Sports History for Sunday, March 29

...The 1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers and the 1993-94 Dallas Mavericks lost 20 straight.1999 - New York Rangers center Wayne Gretzky surpasses Gordie Howe as the leading goal scorer in pro hockey history in a 3-1 victory over the Islanders. Gretzky's...
Today In Sports History for March 23 give him 111 points, surpassing the 109 that Peter Stastny got with the Quebec Nordiques in 1980-81.1994 - Wayne Gretzky scores his 802nd goal, passing Gordie Howe as the greatest goal-scorer in NHL history. The Los Angeles Kings center...
Today In Sports History for Thursday, March 26

...Susie Redman.1996 - Mario Lemieux scores five goals and two assists in his first head-to-head competition against Wayne Gretzky in more than three years to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to an 8-4 victory over the St. Louis Blues.2002 - Utah's...
Today in sports history for Friday, Feb. 6

...scoring 12 of his 16 points in the third quarter.1981 - Wayne Gretzky has three goals and three assists in a 10-4 Edmonton...America 9-4 in the NHL's 50th All-Star game. Wayne Gretzky's sweater No. 99 is officially retired permanently...
Today in sports history for Sunday, March 1

...championship.1986 - Billy Cunningham, Tom Heinsohn and Red Holzman are named to the Basketball Hall of Fame.1988 - Wayne Gretzky of the Edmonton Oilers becomes the NHL's all-time assist leader, breaking the longtime mark of Gordie Howe. In...
Today in sports history for Sunday, Feb. 15

...wins a 15-round split decision over Muhammad Ali to take the world heavyweight title at Las Vegas.1980 - Rookie Wayne Gretzky ties the NHL record with seven assists in a game and sets a scoring record for first-year players in Edmonton's...


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