Islanders let 22 fly

On March 3, 1992, The New York Islanders retired number 22 for right winger Mike Bossy, the number was chosen because he was born on January 22, 1957. Bossy spent three seasons with the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s Laval Nationals before being selected 15th overall in the 1977 amateur draft. His career with the Islanders included…

Chamberlain scores 100

On March 2, 1962, Wilt “The Stilt” Chamberlain scored a record 100 points as he assisted the Philadelphia Warriors in a 169-147 victory over the New York Knicks. Chamberlain scored 23 points in the first quarter and totaled 41 by half time. After accumulating 28 points in the third quarter, totaling 69, fans started cheering, “Give It To…

Eddie Belfour strikes

  On March 1, 2002, the Vancouver Canucks announced they would charge Dallas Stars’ goalie, Eddie Belfour for excessive damage caused to the team’s locker room after being pulled in the first period. Canuck, Ed Javanovski scored on a breakaway by teammate Trevor Letowski 14:31 into the first period. Belfour was pulled from his second…