THIS DAY IN NY SPORTS HISTORY
Sunday, March 25, 1962
Hull ties scoring mark against Rangers
Bobby Hull got his 50th goal, tying the NHL single-season record as the Chicago Blackhawks fell to the Rangers, 4-1, in the last game of the regular season at Madison Square Garden. The Hall of Famer scored off a pass from Reggie Fleming at 4:58 in the first period, equaling the record held by Maurice Richard and Bernie Geoffrion. Hull, who had five 50-goal seasons in the NHL, would break the record in March 1966, scoring his 51st of that season against the Rangers. In 1961-62, the left winger also led the league with 84 points. Some luster was removed from the milestone, though, as the Rangers rallied for three third-period goals.
Rangers 4, Blackhawks 1
Chicago1 0 0 - 1
Rangers1 0 3 - 4
First Period: 1, Chicago, Hull (Fleming), 4:58. 2, Rangers, Bathgate (Ingarfield, Prentice), 10:19.
Third Period: 3, Rangers, Ingarfield (Harvey, Prentice), 2:05. 4, Rangers, Hebenton (Harvey, Prentice), 6:23. 5, Rangers, Hampson (Hebenton), 13:44.
Goalies: Blackhawks, Hall (18 saves). Rangers, Worsley (30 saves).