Hull hit milestones against Rangers
Feb. 21, 1970 - Bobby Hull's milestone goals always seemed to come against the New York Rangers. He notched his first 50-goal season by beating Gump Worsley in 1962 and when he became the first NHL player to score more than 50 in 1966, the 51st was scored against Cesare Maniago.
Tonight, in Chicago's 4-2 victory over the Rangers, the Golden Jet became the third player to score 500 goals, joining Maurice "Rocket" Richard and Gordie Howe in the exclusive club. Hull, 31 and playing in his 861st game, was given credit for No. 499 when a shot caromed off his skate and past goalie Eddie Giacomin in the second period.
Later in the period, Hull, standing on the left side of the crease, slammed No. 500 past Giacomin. The crowd of 18,000 in Chicago Stadium rewarded the 13-year veteran with a two-minute ovation.
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